Huge layoffs about to hit MS...Xbox Team Included

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#1 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

http://youtu.be/8d4x4OKIwzs

Not looking good.

#2 Edited by SolidTy (49017 posts) -

@amazonangry: Here you go. 12 second mark talks about Xbox layoffs.

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#3 Posted by xhawk27 (8472 posts) -

At least they didn't have to sell any buildings.

#4 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

wasn't this thread already posted and locked?

#5 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (11411 posts) -

Xboxisdone74 is making threads again. Great.

#6 Posted by delete-EasyComeEasyGo (382 posts) -

Good for MS, just want them to suffer more and more as I enjoy my PS4. That's what you get for marketing the Xcrap the wrong way and you paid the price.

#7 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@speedfreak48t5p said:

Xboxisdone74 is making threads again. Great.

well maybe he'll get super racist again and be banned or suspended

#8 Edited by lundy86_4 (46755 posts) -

Until we know more, then this could be due to any number of reasons. It was even stated in the video that this was to help with the overlap from purchasing Nokia.

#9 Posted by santoron (8560 posts) -

lemmings have repeatedly told me this means a company is doomed.

I'm guessing they'll have a change of heart now.

#10 Posted by xhawk27 (8472 posts) -

Sony is still losing more money though.

#11 Posted by delete-EasyComeEasyGo (382 posts) -

@xhawk27: And the PS4 is still selling like Hot Cakes.

#12 Posted by xhawk27 (8472 posts) -

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@xhawk27: And the PS4 is still selling like Hot Cakes.

Like the 360 last gen.

#13 Posted by R3FURBISHED (11206 posts) -

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/ms-has-so-much-money-they-will-never-cut-jobs-31432565/?messageId=342573034&page=1

This is not a system wars topic. It has little-to-nothing to do with the Xbox division.

#14 Posted by ButDuuude (814 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@xhawk27: And the PS4 is still selling like Hot Cakes.

Like the 360 last gen.

More like the PS2 the gen before that.

#15 Edited by santoron (8560 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@xhawk27: And the PS4 is still selling like Hot Cakes.

Like the 360 last gen.

Nah, it's doing far better than that. It outdid the 360's first year in less than six months.

Hell, last time I checked the XB1 was trouncing the 360 too.

#16 Edited by lamprey263 (30668 posts) -

Doesn't seem like a move out of desperation. MS doesn't need to cut its jobs as a means of making ends meet. Like they said in the video it's to eliminate overlap created when they acquired 30,000 Nokia employees.

#19 Edited by slimdogmilionar (809 posts) -

@santoron said:

lemmings have repeatedly told me this means a company is doomed.

I'm guessing they'll have a change of heart now.

no a company with an 80% chance of going bankrupt means a company is "most likely doomed". M$ is a greedy company and people will loose jobs before M$ looses money. The only reason lems say that about Sony is because they have no money and are laying people off and selling buildings and assets. Difference is Sony continues to give regardless of financial situation which gets them the loyalty of their customers, M$ has money to burn but you have to spend money to get anything from M$, example Xbox rewards has a deal going on now where if you spend $60 every 2 weeks for 10 weeks they will give you $5 for every 60 you spend, WTF. If M$ were ever in financial trouble they would have no support from the fans because of their tactics and they know that. Basically M$ wants to beat Apple/be Apple, but Apple's to far gone now plus their marketing is way better than M$.

#20 Edited by Ackad (3183 posts) -

@santoron said:

@xhawk27 said:

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@xhawk27: And the PS4 is still selling like Hot Cakes.

Like the 360 last gen.

Nah, it's doing far better than that. It outdid the 360's first year in less than six months.

Hell, last time I checked the XB1 was trouncing the 360 too.

#21 Posted by coasterguy65 (6871 posts) -

Sadly it happens all the time. A company buys another company, but doesn't need it's work force. So it lays them off. It sucks.

#22 Posted by xhawk27 (8472 posts) -

@santoron said:

@xhawk27 said:

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@xhawk27: And the PS4 is still selling like Hot Cakes.

Like the 360 last gen.

Nah, it's doing far better than that. It outdid the 360's first year in less than six months.

Hell, last time I checked the XB1 was trouncing the 360 too.

MS did have a supply shortage for the 360 in the first year.

#23 Edited by Shewgenja (14616 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@xhawk27: And the PS4 is still selling like Hot Cakes.

Like the 360 last gen.

It's selling better than the PS2. Don't soil the PS4 by comparing it to the 360.

#24 Posted by Spitfire-Six (982 posts) -

INB4L^2

#25 Posted by xhawk27 (8472 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

@xhawk27 said:

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@xhawk27: And the PS4 is still selling like Hot Cakes.

Like the 360 last gen.

It's selling better than the PS2. Don't soil the PS4 by comparing it to the 360.

The PS2 didn't start to take off until it was priced at $199

#26 Edited by Shewgenja (14616 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@Shewgenja said:

@xhawk27 said:

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@xhawk27: And the PS4 is still selling like Hot Cakes.

Like the 360 last gen.

It's selling better than the PS2. Don't soil the PS4 by comparing it to the 360.

The PS2 didn't start to take off until it was priced at $199

I'll just leave this here. Yes, result from today on Amazon.

#27 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

'yeah look, i know xbox one came out 236 days ago, but is there any chance you've got TEN day one editions in stock?'

'absolutely'

wow

#28 Posted by santoron (8560 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@santoron said:

@xhawk27 said:

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@xhawk27: And the PS4 is still selling like Hot Cakes.

Like the 360 last gen.

Nah, it's doing far better than that. It outdid the 360's first year in less than six months.

Hell, last time I checked the XB1 was trouncing the 360 too.

MS did have a supply shortage for the 360 in the first year.

Sure. The PS4 has battled shortages too. What's your point?

#29 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18335 posts) -

Lol, where was the guy saying Microsoft would never layoff anyone because they have so much money.

#30 Edited by drummerdave9099 (1672 posts) -

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

Good for MS, just want them to suffer more and more as I enjoy my PS4. That's what you get for marketing the Xcrap the wrong way and you paid the price.

This is messed up

#31 Posted by RimacBugatti (1632 posts) -

@amazonangry: That's what they get for trying to wipe Sony out of the console market.

#32 Posted by SolidTy (49017 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

I'll just leave this here. Yes, result from today on Amazon.

@CrownKingArthur said:

'yeah look, i know xbox one came out 236 days ago, but is there any chance you've got TEN day one editions in stock?'

'absolutely'

wow

lol. Day 236 Edition. 1st Year edition.

#33 Posted by SolidTy (49017 posts) -
@santoron said:

@xhawk27 said:

@santoron said:

@xhawk27 said:

@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@xhawk27: And the PS4 is still selling like Hot Cakes.

Like the 360 last gen.

Nah, it's doing far better than that. It outdid the 360's first year in less than six months.

Hell, last time I checked the XB1 was trouncing the 360 too.

MS did have a supply shortage for the 360 in the first year.

Sure. The PS4 has battled shortages too. What's your point?


Something something bad playstation, something something good xbox?

#34 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

@SolidTy: i'd like to see someone find one available at retail 1 yr+ from launch.

shoe jenga, what a golden find.

#35 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18335 posts) -

Getting severe naughty dog flashbacks right about now.

Notice how the same ones that spouted shit about bankruptcy then are nowhere to be found? lul.

Seriousy tho, I hope all those affected find jobs with a better company.

#36 Posted by xscrapzx (6510 posts) -

Um if you read more into this it has to do with the Nokia acquisition and the doubling of positions as they integrate people in from Nokia. This is not news worthy other than this happens all the time when one company acquirers another. Its unfortunate, but it has nothing to do with MS's performance or where they stand as a company.

#37 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@RimacBugatti said:

@amazonangry: That's what they get for trying to wipe Sony out of the console market.

When did Nokia get involved in the console market?

#38 Edited by SolidTy (49017 posts) -

@R3FURBISHED said:

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/ms-has-so-much-money-they-will-never-cut-jobs-31432565/?messageId=342573034&page=1

This is not a system wars topic. It has little-to-nothing to do with the Xbox division.

"Including the global Xbox teams"...it's in this thread's video at the 12 second mark.

I'll re-post the video since it has to do with Xbox and I'll even edit the video for your convenience to allow you to just hit play and will hear "Xbox" within seconds.

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#39 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
@lostrib said:

@speedfreak48t5p said:

Xboxisdone74 is making threads again. Great.

well maybe he'll get super racist again and be banned or suspended

he made super600 racist?

#40 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

@R3FURBISHED said:

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/ms-has-so-much-money-they-will-never-cut-jobs-31432565/?messageId=342573034&page=1

This is not a system wars topic. It has little-to-nothing to do with the Xbox division.

"Including the global Xbox teams"...it's in this thread's video at the 12 second mark.

I'll re-post the video.

Yeah, the marketing department of the global xbox team. And all reports seem to be that it's due to overlap with the recently acquired nokia

From the article in that thread, "in marketing departments for businesses such as the global Xbox team, said the people."

Another article, "the tech giant plans to slim down its 127,104-person workforce—likely in those divisions that overlap with the newly acquired Nokia handset unit."

"Final details are still being ironed out, though reports tip reductions in marketing departments for businesses like the global Xbox team and software testers."

...I mean is a rumor about the marketing department really a system wars issue?

#41 Edited by SolidTy (49017 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@RimacBugatti said:

@amazonangry: That's what they get for trying to wipe Sony out of the console market.

When did Nokia get involved in the console market?

Nokia Ngage, lol? I actually have one though with a bunch of retail physical games (yeah, I got a killer deal aka close to free).

#42 Edited by SolidTy (49017 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@SolidTy said:

@R3FURBISHED said:

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/ms-has-so-much-money-they-will-never-cut-jobs-31432565/?messageId=342573034&page=1

This is not a system wars topic. It has little-to-nothing to do with the Xbox division.

"Including the global Xbox teams"...it's in this thread's video at the 12 second mark.

I'll re-post the video since it has to do with Xbox and I'll even edit the video for your convenience to allow you to just hit play and will hear "Xbox" within seconds.


Yeah, the marketing department of the global xbox team. And all reports seem to be that it's due to overlap with the recently acquired nokia

From the article in that thread, "in marketing departments for businesses such as the global Xbox team, said the people."

Another article, "the tech giant plans to slim down its 127,104-person workforce—likely in those divisions that overlap with the newly acquired Nokia handset unit."

"Final details are still being ironed out, though reports tip reductions in marketing departments for businesses like the global Xbox team and software testers."

...I mean is a rumor about the marketing department really a system wars issue?

I think SW has issues, but this one is just the tip of the iceberg. Rumors are SW livelihood though, as long as I've been here since PS2/Xbox/GC generation. As far as all the other stuff, that's something I will defer to the TC. It's not my thread to defend as I actually don't care about the business side of any of these companies.

I just wanted to point out Xbox was in the link and it certainly is as I proved with the links. Also, when companies do spring cleaning and hire Efficiency experts, they tend to try and do these layoffs all at once, for efficiency's sake. Whatevs, I am not worried at all, I got my Xbone on the ready.

#43 Posted by RimacBugatti (1632 posts) -

@SolidTy: I forgot about that. It flopped pretty hard though. It was a great attempt but ahead of it's time I guess.

#44 Edited by Evo_nine (2150 posts) -

Job cuts doesn't always = doomed.

These job cuts are a result of a restructure due to an acquisition.

Sony has to sell buildings to pay the electricity bill. Big difference.

#45 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

I expected this, xboner really has no good games.

#46 Edited by MonsieurX (34413 posts) -

lol xboxdone74 thread

#47 Edited by SolidTy (49017 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:
@lostrib said:

@speedfreak48t5p said:

Xboxisdone74 is making threads again. Great.

well maybe he'll get super racist again and be banned or suspended

he made super600 racist?

he made "super racist again"...super has a track record of being made into a racist?!

#48 Posted by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -

I feel bad for the hard working and honest people that work at MS but at the same time I lol @ lems. It's pretty ironic that the lems were making a big deal about a handful of people leaving ND and now thy want to sweep the fact that thousands are losing their jobs at MS. Lemmings are the worst hypocrites on SW.

#49 Posted by SolidTy (49017 posts) -

@RimacBugatti said:

@SolidTy: I forgot about that. It flopped pretty hard though. It was a great attempt but ahead of it's time I guess.

Yeah, it certainly was ahead of it's time, lol.

#50 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
@SolidTy said:

@CrownKingArthur said:
@lostrib said:

@speedfreak48t5p said:

Xboxisdone74 is making threads again. Great.

well maybe he'll get super racist again and be banned or suspended

he made super600 racist?

he made "super racist again"...super has a track record of being made into a racist?!

mate. there will be races super will not approve of.

personally i hate anything over 10k.