Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said the company was considering licensing Xbox software in a bid to expand market share, according to Thursday’s Japanese daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun. No specifics about which software or companies. Xbox 360, with its enhanced media center capablities, is due for the 2005 holiday season. Would Gates license the mini-media-center technology or the game software? Also during his Tokyo visit, Gates said futures versions of Xbox 360 could include HD-DVD.