that is just isn't a gaming company. The Xbox brand is a great gaming platform that has made a lot of money for a lot of people, just never for Microsoft. Over its 11 year life span it has managed to lose the company $3 billion. That's a staggering amount, even for a company as large and as profitable as Microsoft.
All indicators point to the XboxOne losing a lot of the market share that Microsoft managed to take away from Sony last generation, which means Microsoft is probably in for another generation of Xbox brand losses, and investors are geting restless about it, including Microsoft's co-founder, Paul Allen. Microsoft is a great company, but it is only really good at two things, Office and Windows. I hope that the next CEO of Microsoft has the common sense to sell off this black hole of a brand and refocus the company's efforts on what it actually does well. This doesn't mean the end of the Xbox brand, it just means that someone else will have a chance, if anyone actually wants it, to turn it into something profitable.