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Microsoft’s new CEO explains why dumping the Xbox would be incredibly stupid

10
Jul
2014

It’s sort of sad that Microsoft has to defend keeping around its most popular consumer product to Wall Street analysts, but apparently it does. Late last year, Normura analyst Rick Sherlund and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen called on Microsoft to dump the Xbox because it was a persistent money loser for the firm. However, in his new manifesto sent out to Microsoft employees, CEO Satya Nadella spends a good chunk of time defending the Xbox’s place in Microsoft’s product line and explains why keeping it around is hugely important to the company’s future in consumer electronics. “The single biggest digital life category, measured in both time and money spent, in a mobile-first world is gaming,” Nadella writes. “We are fortunate to have Xbox in our

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