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Xbox loses Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten to Sonos

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Microsoft's Xbox division lost Don Mattrick as its leader prior to the launch of the Xbox One last year. The company announced another significant departure Monday as Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten is leaving as well.

"[T]he Xbox team is sad to share today that Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer of Xbox, will be leaving the team to become Chief Product Officer of Sonos," Microsoft revealed via the Xbox Wire.

Sonos is a consumer electronics company that focuses on wireless audios products.

“I have had the extreme pleasure over the last 14 years to work on the greatest product with the greatest team and for the greatest community,” Whitten wrote. “Xbox is so special because of the amazing team I’ve had the opportunity to work with and because our fans are the most incredible fans on the planet. It has been the highlight of my career to work on a product so loved. It’s incredibly tough to leave but I am confident the best days are ahead for Xbox fans, in the capable hands of a very talented team.”

Going forward, the Xbox team will report to Terry Myerson who is the executive vice president that oversees the Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox software teams.

Microsoft has undergone a significant reorganization in the past year that has not only seen the departure of two Xbox executives but also Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. What direction newly minted CEO Satya Nadella plans for the company is up for debate as some investors have called for Microsoft to sell off the Xbox division. However, Microsoft's Aaron Greenburg recently called rumors that the company may be selling the Xbox division "ridiculous."

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