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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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Hulu Plus “Remote Control” brings Chromecast-style features to Xbox One, PS4

Hulu Plus subscribers are getting a little bit more control over their streaming experience on game consoles with a new update. The company launched a new feature called “Remote Control” today, which allows subscribers to its premium streaming service to control Hulu Plus apps on the Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 with their… Read More

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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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Sony hides PlayStation 3 sales data as profits fall

Maybe I’m a nerd, but one of the things I look forward to each quarter is the release of Sony’s earnings, because they provide the final data point that we need to update the status of worldwide game console sales — showing how the PlayStation 3 stacks up against the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox 360…. Read More

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Xbox 360 marks 18 months atop U.S. console market

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sold 257,000 units in the U.S. in June, topping Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii for the 18th consecutive month, according to NPD Group research cited by the Redmond company. That translates into 47 percent market share among current-generation consoles. The latest numbers were down considerably from the 507,000 Xbox 360 units… Read More

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PS3 sucks less than Xbox and Wii in tough Q1 for consoles

Sony reported its latest financial results overnight, and the numbers put the PlayStation 3 back atop the worldwide console market for the March quarter. But that ain’t saying much. In a sign of the current weakness of the game console market, the PS3 reclaimed the title despite seeing its unit sales decline to 1.9 million units,… Read More

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Chart: Kinect surpasses 25% of Xbox 360 installed base

One piece of news disclosed by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer here at the Consumer Electronics Show last night was that cumulative sales of Kinect have surpassed 18 million units since the motion controller for Xbox 360 launched in the fall of 2010. In addition, cumulative Xbox 360 sales have topped 66 million units worldwide, and… Read More

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Chart: How we’re spending time on our game consoles

Millions of people are waking up to new video-game consoles under the tree this morning. But how they end up using their new consoles might surprise you. And it’s likely to differ depending on which console they receive. Data released recently by the Nielsen market research firm showed some interesting differences in usage patterns among the three… Read More

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Apple, Xbox set to battle for attention of tech world

It’s hard to remember a week with so many big tech companies staging so many potentially big announcements. It kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time Monday  morning with Microsoft’s annual Xbox news conference at the E3 video-game convention in Los Angeles. Half an hour later, Steve Jobs & Co. will take the stage for… Read More

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Redbox getting into video games, like for reals this time

Coming soon to the front stoop of your local 7-Eleven: Master Chief and Mario. Redbox, the movie-rental subsidiary of Bellevue-based Coinstar, is rolling out video games to more than 21,000 locations across the U.S., starting in June. The move actually isn’t a surprise, given that Redbox has been testing game rentals in 5,000 locations for… Read More