I keep wanting to stop having negative Microsoft stories, but this is failure in a whole new area.
Xbox is rather successful with consumers, but Microsoft has to date not really made a profit with it. [The consoles are subsidized so that Microsoft loses money when they come out, but then makes money when people buy games... so far this cycle has generally led to a near zero profit.]
A few days ago I pointed out this story:
Xbox One: The Most Restrictive Game Console Ever Made
Now, Windows uber-pundit, Paul Thurrott writes:
It’s very possible that the Xbox One, by trying to be all things to all people, will simply be yet another . And that is not what Microsoft needs right now.
See his whole article here: What if Xbox One is Another Windows 8?