A graph on why a lot of Microsoft's entertainment division was cut
1/27/2009 11:50:00 AM
There it is in color
. R&D for the entertainment division was off the charts and netted little in return compared to other divisions. The amount spent on R&D in the entertainment division was more than every other one except for Server & Tools. We're talking more than the client division responsible for Windows 7. If you're making cuts, I guess that would be the prime candidate. With the lackluster performance of the Zune, blah showing of the Games for Windows Live initiative, and other factors not giving the ROI they wanted it's easy to see why.