Over that time period, we moved from number three in the market to number one, we moved from being unprofitable to being profitable across our entire business. Last couple of years, we've been delivering about a billion dollars in profit, more or less. And brought in innovations like Kinect which really dramatically, I think, changed the way people thought about gaming, how people thought about our device, and also helped really broaden our product to a new set of customers.
Roland of Gilead wrote:Don't shoot the messenger?! I don't blame him for leaving.
lazercut123 wrote:Xbox is number 1 in the market? Err.... No, I'm preeeeeety sure that title goes the Nintendo wii, unless in the past few months the wii has suddenly stopped selling a single console and the Xbox has sold 20 million.
Or is he just talking about England, because then he may be right.. Just.
Chameleon wrote:Thus Mattrick gets a whole lot of stick for being the guy who had to stick his head above the parapet - some of it deserved (he had to have a whole lot of input into the marketing of the One) but much of it not.
vadersmyfather wrote:Mattrick was one of a number of Executives involved with the direction of Xbox brand, but it's hard to to lay much of the blame for the debacle at his door.
Chameleon wrote:as one of a select number of people who probably knew the direction the One was taking, he could easily have laid a few rumours to bed in the interviews/speeches he gave. If the plan was for GoD to be running Steam-esque sales, he would have known, and should have said. Same for the Family sharing.
Roland of Gilead wrote:The problem this guy had, was that as soon as he stepped out on the stage at the reveal, people automatically put his face and name as 'the xbox one guy'. Everyone had incredibly high hopes, and for many of them, those hopes were dashed against the rocks by some really poor decision making by Microsoft. Unfortunately for Mattrick, most of these dissappointed customers took that poor decision making as a betrayal, and now had a figure head to spout their disgust at. And in many ways, in a really aggressive and personal manner.
I wonder who feels more betrayed, this faceless group millions of adolescents flaming a bloke they know next to nothing about other than what they found on google/wikipedia, and ended up getting more or less what they wanted. Or this one bloke who has dedicated the last 6+ years of his life to working with his team to make the xbox as good as it can be, only to be shot up in flames by the very people he was trying to help.
Don't shoot the messenger?! I don't blame him for leaving.
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