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Elop to return to Microsoft to head up devices and Xbox team – report

Satya Nadella’s appointment as new Microsoft CEO does not mean former favourite Stephen Elop won’t be returning to Microsoft. Indeed, The Verge reports that Elop WILL shortly return to Microsoft to lead an expanded devices team focused on Surface, Windows Phones, and Xbox”. Meanwhile, current Microsoft Studios corporate VP Phil …

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Steam Mobile app hits iOS and Android

Valve has launched its Steam service onto mobile devices in the form of a closed beta iPhone and Android app. The free download allows smartphone owners to chat with their Steam friends, browse community groups and user profiles, read video game news and keep track of the latest Steam sales. …

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Xbox division posts another quarter of growth

Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division has reported another annual revenue increase, though falling Xbox 360 sales hint that perhaps thoughts in some quarters have turned to the next generation. Revenue for the three months ending September 30th hit $1.96bn, up nine per cent on last year’s $1.8bn. Xbox revenue in …

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PS3 beats 360 in internet race

New research from mobile marketing analysts Millennial Media has named the PS3 as one of the top four internet connected devices in Q3 2010. It was the only home console to make the listings, with both Xbox 360 and Wii absent. The iPod Touch was named as the most connected …

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PlayStation division posts $889m loss

Sony’s Network Product and Services Division, the home of its PlayStation operations, has reported a $889m loss for the year ending March 31st 2010, a year-on-year decrease of 10.2 per cent. PS3 sales hit a total of 13m units, up from the 10.3m seen in the same period the year …

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Annual Xbox sales fall 13%

Microsoft sold 5.2m Xbox 360 consoles in the quarter ending December 31st – 13 per cent down on the 6m units it sold in the same period in 2008. The number brings the console’s worldwide sales total to 39m units. 7.3m consoles were shipped in the period, down on the …

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Profits and revenues fall at Microsoft

Windows and Xbox platform holder Microsoft has reported its results for the first quarter of its 2010-2011 financial year, revealing falls in revenue and income for the three months ending September 30th. However, there was good news for the company’s Entertainment and Devices Division, which saw yet another year of …

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Xbox sales up year-on-year

Whilst the overall picture for Microsoft is yet again one of declining revenues and income, its Entertainment & Devices Division – which houses its Xbox operations – has reported its second year of profitability, validating the huge outlays the tech firm invested into its long term games strategy.

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Microsoft confirms Dale appointment

Following last week’s speculation , Microsoft has confirmed that it has appointed former Motorola marketing boss Jeremy Dale as its EMEA vice president of retail sales and marketing for its Entertainment and Devices Division. He will be tasked with expanding the reach of Microsoft’s consumer products, including Xbox and Windows, …

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More job losses hit Microsoft gaming

Following its announcement late last week that 5,000 jobs are to be lost in the next 18 months, Microsoft has over the weekend confirmed a number of new cuts. The first high-profile casualty of the cull seems to be the head of Microsoft’s Games for Windows PC gaming initiative, Chris …

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