In the video below, Motley Fool analysts Austin Smith and Charly Travers discuss the opportunities that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) offers investors, and what may be the tech giant's most underappreciated weapon -- the one in your living room. That's right: Xbox.
Xbox, which sold like hotcakes during last year's holiday season, has become more than just a video gaming system. It is a content aggregation system, and more people are using it to view movies and other media, as Charly explains. With investors' focus trained more on the forthcoming Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) TV, this "sleeper opportunity" could serve as a big catalyst for Microsoft in the years to come.
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