Poor lems, cant catch a break :/
In the lead-up to the Xbox One's release, Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund has suggested that Microsoft's Xbox division is costing the company $2 billion per year.
Sherlund says that while Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices group, which includes Xbox, Windows Phone and Android, is profitable, this is almost exclusively due to Android payment royalties.
Sherlund argues that Microsoft should consider dropping out of the console market altogether, which seems impossible in the immediate future, given that Microsoft are just about to release the Xbox One.
If Sherlund's claims are accurate, Microsoft is losing around $2.5 billion a year on Xbox, Skype and Windows Phone once Android profits are taken out of the equation.