We posted recently that Microsoft has confirmed they will be bringing Xbox Live and a number of their titles to other platforms.
The above promotional video shows that Dance*Can Mobile, the mobile companion to the Kinect Dance*Cam game, will also be coming to multiple platforms, including iPhone and Android.
While we think Microsoft should be using their Xbox property to give Windows Phone an advantage, Microsoftâ€™s recent Financial report, which showed that Xbox has become a major leg of the Microsoft business ($4.2 billion in revenue vs $4.7 billion for Server and Tools and Windows and Windows Live) makes it pretty clear Microsoft is not going to jeopardise this segment on their business just for the embryonic Windows Phone business.
The big problem with this of course is that success in Mobile is seen by many, including investors, as the most important priority for Microsoft, leaving Microsoft with the Innovators Dilemma â€“ how to move forward when it may mean cannibalizing your existing revenue structure.
We don’t have the answers for Microsoft but we suggest they examine their priorities, not just for the next quarter, but the next 40.
Thanks Cyk for the tip.