That means Mattrick now overseas Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Kinect, Zune and mobile as the sole big cheese. This follows Robbie Bach's departure.
“Today's promotions underscore the strength of Microsoft's collective leadership team and set us up well to execute against a powerful lineup of products this fall,” said super-duper big cheese of Microsoft, CEO Steve Ballmer.
“Not only is the team ready to capitalise on major momentum with our existing products like Office, SharePoint and Halo: Reach, but they are simultaneously bringing entirely new experiences to market with Windows Phone 7 and Kinect for Xbox 360.”
Mattrick is a former long-term executive at publisher EA before joining the Microsoft corporate family. He succeeds former IEB president Robbie Bach who recently left in a 'shock' announcement that he's retiring to spend more time with his family.
Steer the mighty nation of Xbox well president Don Mattrick.