Owain Taggart wrote:
Yeah, that's puzzling. Considering as Robert points out how long they've been making XBoxes, and that the 360 dominated last generation, that they couldn't turn a profit with those subs.
Microsoft did make a profit on the 360, but the RROD controversy and multi-billion dollar loss from the original Xbox took its toll on Microsoft. Overall Microsoft is still a few billion in the red with the Xbox division and given the poor reception of the Xbone them reaching the black any time this decade is highly unlikely.
Also, the 360 didn't dominate the last generation. It was outsold by the Wii and 3DS and it's tied with the PS3 and PSP (80-85) million units sold for all three.