One of the dirty little secrets of Microsoft’s Xbox/gaming business is that it has never actually turned a profit. So I was curious to hear Mr. Nadella utter these contorted words last night: “Our gaming business is now more than $9 billion, and growing profitably.” So. $9 billion is revenues, not profits. So growing means that revenues are growing. And growing profitably means … what? That the business is “becoming profitable”? Or is it just growing revenues positively? Was this a misstatement? What does that mean? Here’s my guess. He means usage and engagement are growing. Because I can state this with certainty: Microsoft’s gaming business is not profitable. In fact, it’s undergoing a digital transformation of its own.
"Uno de los pequeños secretos de Microsoft en cuanto a Xbox/Gaming es que nunca han dado beneficios. "
En la entrevista tenéis más info. Pero básicamente eso, Xbox ingresa dinero, pero sigue sin dar beneficios, nunca los ha dado, según Paul Thurrott.