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Sony crushes Microsoft in console sales during last 3 months

Sony is winning the console war. The gaming giant posted its quarterly earnings report today and noted 3.5 million Playstation consoles sold worldwide — that includes both the PS4 and PS3. During the same time period, Microsoft reported earlier this month that it sold 1.1 million Xbox consoles, which includes the Xbox One and Xbox… Read More

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Xbox One sales double, one month after $100 price cut

Offering up a cheaper Xbox One is helping Microsoft sell quite a bit more consoles. The company announced today that since it began selling a $399 version of the Xbox One without the Kinect sensor on June 9 — a $100 price cut from the Xbox One with Kinect — sales doubled in one month. We’ll have more… Read More

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Playstation 4 sales are up at least 2M on the Xbox One

One day ago, Sony announced that it sold through more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles globally as of April 6. Today, Microsoft announced that it has shipped — not sold — more than 5 million Xbox One’s to retailers worldwide. While Sony has a firm lead on global sales, it is also leading in the U.S. The NPD… Read More

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Microsoft ships 3.9M Xbox Ones, 3.5M Xbox 360′s

In its quarterly earnings report released today, Microsoft announced that it shipped 3.9 million Xbox One consoles to retail channels during the three months ending Dec. 31. Earlier this month, Microsoft said it sold 3 million Xbox One consoles to customers in its 13 launch countries. The company is still lagging behind Sony, which has sold… Read More

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PlayStation 4 outselling Xbox One 2-to-1 on eBay

If eBay resell stats count for anything, Sony has the upper hand over Microsoft in the latest console war. According to Baird market analyst Colin Sebastian, there have been about 65,000 Playstation 4′s sold on eBay, compared to just 33,000 Xbox One’s. Looks like around 65k PS4s and 33k Xbox One’s have sold on http://t.co/xK90kt0DKL… Read More

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PS4 global sales hit 2.1 million, Sony says

It’s been a little more than two weeks since the Playstation 4 hit shelves, and now Sony is reporting that 2.1 million consoles have been sold worldwide. “It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you,” Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO… Read More

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Noise of Death: Microsoft replacing bricked consoles to frustrated gamers within ‘a matter of days’

Most of the one million-plus Xbox One owners are spending the weekend in video game heaven, playing with Microsoft’s newest console that hit shelves Friday. Some gamers, however, aren’t having quite as much fun. Several people have posted videos and are issuing reviews about a problem with the disc drive. When inserting a disc, the broken consoles make a bad… Read More

You can plug the HDMI cable from an Xbox 360 into the HDMI input port on the Xbox One to play Xbox 360 titles using the Xbox One.

Yes, you can: How to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One

Xbox 360 games are certainly not compatible with your Xbox One, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a way to play your favorite 360 titles on Microsoft’s new console. The HDMI input port on the Xbox One is really meant to feed your cable or satellite connection to the console, allowing you to watch live… Read More

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Amazon ships replacement PS4′s to customers with ‘more snug’ packaging

Amazon is sending replacement PlayStation 4′s to those who received broken consoles, and it looks like the Seattle online retail giant is using better packaging this time around. Earlier this week, we noted how several gamers leaving 1-star reviews on Amazon’s PS4 product page wrote about less-than-stellar packaging. Many who complained to Amazon said they… Read More

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Video demo: Putting Xbox One voice commands to the test

“Xbox, Watch TV.” “Xbox, Go to Forza Motorsport 5.” “Xbox, Mute.” These are just a few of the phrases you can say in your living room that Microsoft’s newest console will recognize. With the Xbox One, Microsoft is making a big bet on voice commands — significantly expanding the vocabulary of words recognized by the… Read More