Microsoft co-founder thinks Xbox should be sold-off

A possible sell-off for the Xbox brand by owner Microsoft has been touted for a second time.

The Financial Times reports that Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is intrigued and interested” by forthcoming changes to the company, which will among other things include the hiring of a new CEO.

One of the front-runners, former Nokia boss Stephen Elop, is reportedly interested in the possible sale of some Microsoft products – one of which being Xbox.

And that’s a strategic view shared by Allen.

The search business and even Xbox, which has been a very successful product, are detracting from that,” Allen’s investment partner Paul Ghaffari stated. We would want them to focus on their best competencies

My view is there are some parts of that operation they should probably spin out, get rid of, to focus on the enterprise and focus on the cloud.”

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