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India's Xbox 360 Boss Quits Microsoft

Mohit Anand, Entertainment and Devices manager for Xbox 360's India operations, will be leaving Microsoft effective April 15th, according to a new report, citing a desire to move on and pursue his dreams, and denying rumors that his "sudden" departure was
Mohit Anand, Entertainment and Devices manager for Xbox 360's India operations, has reportedly left the company effective April 15th, citing a desire to move on and pursue his dreams. According to an interview with Indian consumer site GameGuru, who describes the exit as "sudden," Anand disputes local rumors of discord within the company. "Absolutely negate the rumor vociferously," he says. "Some of my best friends, who will be my friends for life, are at Microsoft." Anand did not comment on what his future position would be, nor did he speculate on who might fill the role following his departure. He did express a desire to continue working in technology and to stay in India, and did not confirm or deny rumors that he would be joining an Indian company working with Nintendo to bring the Wii to India. Saying that, despite red-ring product quality issues, he's pleased with the console's performance in India, Anand told GameGuru, "People who hadn't heard of gaming stood up and took notice. Having been associated with the 360 right from the inception stage way back in April 2005 when I started writing the entry strategy to launching it to where we are today, it has been an incredible ride and I am extremely proud and honored to be a part of it."

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