Tomahawk, WI 12/02/2013 (BasicsMedia) – Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has had an instant hit with Xbox One, selling over a million units in just the first day. This success once again put to perspective the efforts the software giant is making to control the living room. This is a multibillion home turf which requires defending and MSFT is doing just that.

While Sony is also holding a market share in the gaming console segment, MSFT’s complete ecosystem of hardware and software solutions gives it an edge in the industry. However, things could get complicated if financially endowed players like Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) also decide to seek a piece of this cake.

Looking at the issue of competition and the potential of console, it means that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) would not want to treat this segment fleetingly. Something that now looks remote and which could impact on the performance of Stephen Elop in his vying to become the MSFT CEO is his suggest to selling Bing and Xbox.

It has been said that after Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), the replacement CEO must not only give the company a new image, but also consolidate its resources and opportunities so that it can return to its heyday levels of profitability. A lot of investors are buying into the CEO replacement and this can be seen in the manner the stock has gone up just when Ballmer announced his retirement.

If investors are buying to the change of guard at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), perhaps with hopes that the new chief executive will help the company squeeze the most of such promising businesses as games consoles, it would be hard to imagine the market reaction to Elop appointment at CEO which would mean that the company would lose some of its most promising revenue sources.

While CEO recruiting involves so much than just market incidents, for a company like Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) that is so desperate to get back in shape in the shortest time possible, incidents can have a lot of bearing in the CEO selection.

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