Software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) recently said it sold 750,000 Xbox 360 units over the Black Friday shopping weekend. That's down from the 960,000 consoles moved during last year's holiday weekend, but is still an impressive figure for a console that's seven years old. It's also more than the 400,000 Wii U units that Nintendo sold recently after launching the brand-new console. Sony (NYSE: SNE ) and Microsoft have both sold 70 million units over their consoles' lifetimes. Still, mobile gaming platforms like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) iOS and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG ) Android remain a threat to consoles. There's even an Android-powered lightweight Ouya console being launched soon that may threaten to disrupt the traditional gaming business.
It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In this brand-new premium report on Microsoft, our analyst explains that while the opportunity is huge, the challenges are many. He's also providing regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.