Microsoft is looking to revive its console business in the U.S. as it gears up for a fourth-quarter earnings report.
The company has been a major contributor to the Xbox 360 and is set to be the second-biggest PC hardware player in the world after Nintendo.
The Xbox 360 has sold more than 5.5 million units in the United States, according to industry tracker SNK.
The company has said it expects the console to hit $3 billion in annual sales by the end of the year.
But it’s not clear when that will happen, and it has been unclear how much of the money Microsoft has earned from the device will go toward its long-term development plans for a gaming platform called Project Scorpio.
Microsoft’s console division has struggled to regain some of its lost ground, and analysts say the company needs to be able to deliver on its promised console launch in 2017 to keep customers interested.
The console’s woes have not been limited to the U-turn on the Xbox One.
Microsoft has been struggling to convince consumers to buy its new Windows 10 operating system, and Microsoft’s chief financial officer has said that Windows 10 revenue growth was a “preliminary indicator” that Windows would continue to shrink.
Microsoft has also faced criticism for the way it has handled its Windows 10 rollout.
It has been widely criticized for its failure to release an upgrade guide that would help consumers find out if they were eligible to upgrade.