Adam Satariano & Douglas MacMillan:
Ultimately, it comes down to where developers can make money — and that’s not with Microsoft, said William Hurley, a co-founder of Chaotic Moon, a maker of apps for companies including Walt Disney Co. He said the company’s most recent game, “Dragon Academy”— which is free to download, with consumers paying for upgrades — generated more in one hour of sales on Apple devices than was made through all of Chaotic Moon’s releases globally for Windows Phone in the past year.
Ouch. Even spending an infinite amount of money, it’s hard to see how Microsoft overcomes this. It’s exactly why being so late to the game was so damning.