Posted Nov. 22, 2013 at 9:11 a.m.

Premium Lock As new Xbox One goes on sale does Microsoft really need it?

Published: 2013-11-22 09:11:59
Updated: 2013-11-22 09:11:59

Faces celebrate the new Xbox One Fans celebrate being amongst the first customers to purchase the new Xbox game console during the Microsoft Corp. midnight launch event in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The Xbox One console incorporates software and systems developed throughout the rest of Microsoft and is the first big test of what the company calls its One Microsoft strategy. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

As the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years on Friday, some critics say Microsoft should spin the gaming unit off. They argue that Xbox distracts management from the company's fast-growing cloud computing business and its effort to catch up to rivals in tablet and smartphone sales....

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