We're fairly certain even the Pach-Attack himself couldn't have seen this coming. Microsoft CEO Steve "Developers" Ballmer recently told Reuters that the current economic conditions (hint: they're bad) will affect his company's revenues. "Revenues in our industry, and in our company, will be affected by the economic conditions," said Ballmer. Exactly how much of an effect economic problems will have on the Xbox division remains unknown.
Luckily, Microsoft saw this coming and decided to cut the economy off at the pass by dropping a few positions -- about 5,000 or so.