Over at Xbox360Fanboy.com they are reporting that the Xbox division (which also encompasses the Zune and other smaller departments) is still making a loss but that loss is getting smaller. In the last quarter it only lost $315 million… ouch. They go on to wonder how Microsoft are going to handle this as that amount must really hurt.
However what really needs to be taken into consideration is how much money Microsoft really makes. According to MyADSL.com Microsft itself has made a whopping $4.43 billion in profit in the last quarter. Yeah quarter…insane isn’t it?
So if the Xbox division is losing less than 10% of the profit of the company do you really think they are the worried about it? I don’t think so.
Don’t forget getting a device into people’s lounges is the most important thing to Microsoft. They can then sell you the movies and link you up to your Vista machines.
Last Updated: April 30, 2007