Xbox’s New Boss Wouldn’t Mind Selling The Entire Division
It hasn’t even been a year since the departure of Don Mattrick from Microsoft’s Devices and Service devision, which handles everything from Surface tablets to the whole of Xbox, and Microsoft has already gone through another executive Officer.
Julie Larson-Green was given the job a few months ago, bringing her years of expertise within the Microsoft environment to Xbox. Now, Green has been reassigned to another role within the company, with a former Nokia executive now becoming the man behind Xbox, as well as other services.
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Stephen Elop, a one time contender to actually become CEO of Microsoft, is now the Chief Experience Officer of the Applications and Services group at Microsoft, and apparently has no issue with selling Xbox if it doesn’t make enough money for the software giant.
Elop will not officially take charge until the acquisition of Nokia is complete, but apparently the transition has already begun. Microsoft shareholders have expressed their interest in the company selling Xbox and Bing, and Elop was famous for being the one CEO candidate that agreed with this notion. With Microsoft now behind a new CEO, things could potentially change over the next year at the company, and Elop might in fact get his wish.
Would it be bad for Microsoft? Not necessarily. Xbox makes the company money, but not as much as one would expect. It’s not the same as say, Sony and PlayStation, which is basically keeping the company afloat. Microsoft needs to refocus, and the sale of Xbox could just be one of the casualties.
Question is, who would buy it? Sony? Hell, Nintendo?