Ballmer's Legacy: 10 Highlights And Lowlights For Microsoft's CEO


Microsoft spent considerable time, effort and money to get into the video game business. The results of that effort were, at first, not great. The original Xbox sold less than 25 million, but the console's successor -- the Xbox 360 -- was a hit with nearly 80 million units sold to date and turned the software giant into a dominant video game player. In fact, the Xbox business has been the lone bright spot for Microsoft's struggling entertainment division.