Why Microsoft should and shouldn't make the Xboy


Modojo explores the likelihood of a Microsoft Xboy handheld weighing the pros and cons of competing in a space where Nintendo dominates. The most significant cases against the world's largest software company entering portable games? Potential cannibalization of Zune, lack of experience in selling to the kiddies, and well, Nintendo. From the article: "So, is Microsoft even preparing the handheld device of which all this conjecture is based? Takahashi claims they are, and while many offer the statement: 'It would be stupid for Microsoft to not make a handheld.' I offer the following, it could potentially be stupid for Microsoft to offer a handheld."

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