Today Microsoft announced that in June, sales of its Xbox One console “more than doubled.” It did not release a concrete sales figure for the time period, disappointingly. Microsoft last indicated a hard sales number for the Xbox One in April. It sold 115,000 consoles that month.
Starting October 7, consumers who opted to buy an Xbox One without a Kinect will be able to snag one for $149.99.
Microsoft unbundled the Kinect device from the Xbox One in a bid to lower the price of its current-generation console.
It's sad that the only time Sony hasn't posted a loss in the last five years is when it sold off its HQ buildings a year ago for a billion each. Hopefully the PS4 sells at a profit right out of the gate.
Dell’s (NASDAQ: DELL) Q4 2013 earnings beat expectations but revenues and net income declined overall. Among the interesting twists: Dell’s earnings call and press release didn’t mention Windows 8 PC sales momentum at all, though the earnings call briefly mentioned some “touch” computing.
Summary: Microsoft is outspending the competition in an effort to overhype KINect, but the competition is technically superior and Microsoft’s product is still defective, even shortly before its launch
IN reality, Xbox 360 has many technical problems (even management exodus) and today we deal with some of the very latest. No artificial hype is allowed.
Microsoft gains a key advantage with its acquisition of Microsoft’s handset and devices division today: control. Microsoft itself says that acquiring the phones business helps it highlight “high value experiences” on devices around its mobile operating software, and cites the need for a “first-rate Microsoft phone experience” for users.