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Microsoft mum on Xbox One sales; notes 1.1M ‘Xbox consoles’ shipped in past 3 months

Microsoft hasn’t reported Xbox One sales statistics for quite some time, and that didn’t change with today’s quarterly earnings report. The company noted that it sold 1.1 million Xbox consoles to retailers worldwide in the past three months — that’s counting both Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. It’s unclear how many were actually sold to consumers…. Read More

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It’s official: Sony is the king of the consoles again

It took eight years, but Sony is once again king of the consoles. The company sold 18.7 million consoles worldwide in its last fiscal year, a number that includes sales from the PS4, PS3, PS2, PSP and PS Vita. For the first time in eight years, Sony trumped Nintendo, which sold 16.3 million consoles. Successful sales of the… Read More

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Sony to launch PlayStation TV box in U.S. for $99

Sony will launch its PlayStation TV set-top gaming and streaming video box in the U.S. and Canada this fall starting at $99, the company announced during its press event at the E3 video game convention this evening. PlayStation TV, known as the PlayStation Vita TV overseas, will also be available as part of a $139 bundle… Read More

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WSJ: Titanfall sequel won’t be exclusive to Xbox One

While Titanfall has surely helped Microsoft sell more Xbox One consoles, it looks like the exclusive deal with Respawn Entertainment may be coming to an end. The Wall Street Journal reports this morning, just as Microsoft kicks off its E3 video game show press conference, that the next installment of Titanfall will be available on… 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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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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New PS4 commercial takes you down PlayStation’s memory lane

Those who have owned three generations of PlayStation consoles are going to like Sony’s latest commercial. The video game giant’s latest promo for the PS4 takes a trip down memory lane and is titled “#4ThePlayers since 1995.” It features the evolution of a gamer growing up with the PlayStation, starting in 1995 with the original… Read More

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Xbox One back in stock on Amazon, GameStop

The Xbox One has been sold out at most online retailers for a while now — maybe President Obama is swooping all of them up — but it looks like Amazon and GameStop both have more consoles in stock today. Amazon lists the standard Xbox One as available, but the console won’t ship until Dec…. Read More

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Microsoft’s Xbox team isn’t changing direction with company reorg — for now

Microsoft is going through some serious changes. The company is getting into the smartphone business by acquiring Nokia, CEO Steve Ballmer is leaving, and on top of that, Microsoft is completely changing its management and organizational structure. But for now, though, the Xbox team is staying true to its roots as it prepares to launch its newest console… Read More