quote: 154 million PS2's sold vs 70 million for the PS3
quote: Microsoft usually gets it right with the 3rd version of something
quote: "They’re just maybe a little bit above breakeven, that’s all there is. This is not a big money-making machine for Microsoft."
quote: It is pretty small. Take the last decade and it is break-even at best. It is slightly in the red or slightly in the black depending on the quarter.
quote: MS knew they had dominant control of the PC software market, and so they took a distributed approach to attempting to head off whatever the next potential threat might be.
quote: Anything that they thought could be a potential avenue of attack, they would try to nip in the bud.And so, MS was probably a bit surprised when the attack came in the form of phones and tablets. After all, they'd already gone there.
quote: If somebody makes a web browser, MS makes a web browser. If somebody makes a game console, MS makes a game console. Anything that they thought could be a potential avenue of attack, they would try to nip in the bud.
quote: Microsoft desperately needing every ounce of carrier goodwill to enable them to kick start Windows 8 phone as a viable phone platform
quote: Apple kickstarted iPhone without any carrier support or carrier promotion whatsoever, so why MS can't do the same?
quote: Then why they sold only 270,000 in the first quarter of its availability, huh?
quote: Interesting that you mentioned Skype because one reason cited for the lack of carrier support for Windows 8 is Skype, for obvious reasons carriers don't want voice over IP, they hate it.
quote: The are the largest charity as well. I don't see Apple or Google trying to put an end to malaria.
quote: (in five years consoles will be dead