European Xbox head walks away from the company

Chris Lewis

Microsoft is really going through the employees at the moment with the latest big name change that of their head of Xbox for the European market.

The UK is one of Microsoft’s strongholds as the Xbox 360 dominated in the market having a 33% lead over the PS3 when the new consoles were released. But Chris Lewis isn’t going to stick around for a repeat performance as he’s announced that he will leave Microsoft to pursue “Other business interests” outside of Microsoft.

The official statement from Microsoft that MCV received is as follows

“Since joining Microsoft as one of the first UK employees in 1989, Chris has made significant contributions across the partner, enterprise and retail businesses,” said CVP of Microsoft’s devices and studios marketing group Yusuf Mehdi.

“He has been a distinguished leader for our Xbox team in Europe – overseeing the launch of the original Xbox, Xbox 360, Kinect and most recently Xbox One, and growing the business significantly across the region.

“Following that success, Chris has now chosen to retire from Microsoft and focus on his other business and personal interests. We wish Chris nothing but the best, and we thank him for everything he’s contributed to Xbox and Microsoft as a whole over the past 25 years.”

It’s clear that Microsoft is on the back foot regarding the Xbox One at the moment and losing someone of Chris’ calibre is definitely going to hurt them.

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  • Martin du preez

    After seeing the beast PS4 dominate,everyone over at MS HQ be like:

    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/aAY4j82_460sa.gif

    • RinceandLeSIGH

      WIN :)

  • Brian Murphy
  • Unavengedavo

    Seems like everyone is jumping ship. Does this mean MS are dropping the Xbox?

    • JustAnotherGamer

      shitstorm is imminent

    • RinceandLeSIGH

      It does make you wonder hey?

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    Why do I have this odd feeling the Xbox One is going to be the last of MS’s gaming consoles?

    • SheHulkNigri

      Yup. It’s like Sega Saturn Deja-vu all over again…

    • Lardus-Resident Perve

      Wait – the Xbox One is a gaming console? But…but TV and stuff! Now I have to play games on it? *trollface* hehe

  • Hammersteyn

    I bet he walked out of the building like this….
    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/ab5xYPL_460sa.gif

  • RTrece6415

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  • RinceandLeSIGH

    Damn. That’s 2 in one week. Get it? 1 week? ONE WEEK? Hello? Is this thing on(e)?

    • Hammersteyn

      I’m still confused. Maybe the called it XBOX One because they were convinced it would be number 1 in the console race.?

      • RinceandLeSIGH

        Or cus it would be the first to go? LOL

      • HvR

        Because if they called the Xbox Last or Xbox Gone nobody would buy it.

  • RinceandLeSIGH
  • FoxOneZA

    Personal business interest? Ouya 2.0?

  • Nixie Knox

    PC gaming is taking over, MS still wins, since all the PC gaming is taking place on Windows.

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