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He's heading to Sonos

Microsoft is saying goodbye to yet another executive.

According to Xbox Wire, Chief Product Officer of Xbox Marc Whitten is leaving the company after joining the Xbox team in 2000. He's reportedly moving on to become Chief Product Officer of Sonos.

“I have had the extreme pleasure over the last 14 years to work on the greatest product with the greatest team and for the greatest community,” said Whitten. “Xbox is so special because of the amazing team I’ve had the opportunity to work with and because our fans are the most incredible fans on the planet. It has been the highlight of my career to work on a product so loved. It’s incredibly tough to leave but I am confident the best days are ahead for Xbox fans, in the capable hands of a very talented team.”


Marc Whitten [SOURCE: attackofthefanboy.com]

Whitten's team will now report to Terry Myerson, executive vice president responsible for the teams that build software platforms and experiences for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. 
 
Back in January, Corporate VP of Microsoft’s Media and Entertainment Group Blair Westlake resigned after a decade spent with the company. He reportedly left because of the latest restructuring efforts.
 
Many other executives outside of Xbox have resigned or have been reassigned new roles in recent months. Just recently, Tony Bates and Tami Reller left Microsoft. Bates was the former Skype CEO in charge of Microsoft's business development and Reller was the co-head of Microsoft's Windows unit. 

Source: Xbox Wire



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RE: Good!
By Bateluer on 3/20/2014 12:05:21 AM , Rating: 2
Matching the XB1 for 500 dollars in a PC build is easy. Matching the PS4 is possible, though more difficult. You need to be able to take advantage of sales to do it.

That wasn't the point that was being made though, the GPU hardware in both consoles is 18 months old, being based on the Radeno 7790/7850 part that launched in March 2012. Thats obsolete. The PS4 is better positioned to grow, with its more powerful GPU and GDDR5 RAM vs the weak GPU and DDR3 RAM in the XB1, but its still going to really struggle in another 2 years. If not before.


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