M$ to sell X-Box brand to Sony

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M$ to sell X-Box brand to Sony

Postby Bob on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:13 am

....according to a Forbes contributor and US business analyst, Adam Hartung, Microsoft's inability to adapt to market changes means that its "failure is already inevitable," and in his opinion it's the Xbox division which will be first in the firing line.

"The entertainment division will be spun off, sold to someone like Sony or possibly Barnes & Noble, or dramatically reduced in size," Hartung stated. "Unable to make a profit it will increasingly be seen as a distraction to the battle for saving Windows - and Microsoft leadership has long shown they have no idea how to profitably grow this business unit."

Hartung also predicts "enormous layoffs over the next three years," with as many as half of its employees being shed. He also predicts a closure of its online division as Microsoft continues to battle against iOS.

"Microsoft makes more than 75 per cent of its profits from Windows and Office, less than 25 per cent comes from its vaunted servers and tools. And Microsoft makes nothing from its Xbox/Kinect entertainment division, while losing vast sums in its on-line division.

"No matter how much anyone likes the non-Windows Microsoft products, without the historical Windows/Office sales and profits Microsoft is not sustainable.

"Failure is already inevitable. At this stage, not even a new CEO can save Microsoft. Game over. Ballmer loses. And if you keep your money invested in Microsoft it will disappear along with the company."
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Re: M$ to sell X-Box brand to Sony

Postby Dynamite Dan on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:46 am

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Re: M$ to sell X-Box brand to Sony

Postby Mullered Moose on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:19 pm

I'll second that.

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Re: M$ to sell X-Box brand to Sony

Postby ClownTrousers on Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:55 pm

Yer man has been an outspoken Ballmer critic from the investment community for a long time and campaigns for his removal as CEO.

The most boring post I've ever made, sorry.
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Re: M$ to sell X-Box brand to Sony

Postby Bob on Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:15 pm

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Re: M$ to sell X-Box brand to Sony

Postby Venomous Albino on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:05 pm

Bob, I like you and everything, but have you ever wondered why something like this might have cropped up? :P
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Re: M$ to sell X-Box brand to Sony

Postby Bob on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:17 am

Venomous Albino wrote:Bob, I like you and everything, but have you ever wondered why something like this might have cropped up? :P


As I pointed out at the time.. it wasn't true then.. might as well run with it after that.
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Re: M$ to sell X-Box brand to Sony

Postby hollywooda on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:54 pm

Bob there, proving that you cant beat any of the people any of the time...
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