No, an accountant is the one who reports ANY losses or gains. And the company will look at what's going on. A lot of companies getting a big order of something one period that's almost over, will not ship the order til the next fiscal period, so that there is some profit on the next period, it looks good on paper, but overall, it's not that great for the company.
I guarantee Microsoft has profit in mind in any decision.
Originally Posted by vampist
With the recent launch of W7 I HIGHLY doubt they even lost a penny.
They didn't gain as much as they would have. But like I said, plenty of people would just go buy more consoles, not like they can complain to microsoft, their current consoles are not legal anyway.