Microsoft pushes further into video game market

Douglas McIntyre

Microsoft (MSFT) is divided into five operating divisions. The three that make and market software are very profitable. The company's online division is a big loser.

The fifth operating unit, which makes video games, has lost billions of dollars building its Xbox franchise. The effort has not been very successful because, even after all of that investment, Microsoft's game operation only makes a tiny profit.

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