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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘consoles’

HBO GO Comes to the PS4, Finally

Almost a year to the day after HBO GO came to the PS3, it’s finally coming to the PS4. It wasn’t already on there, you ask. No. No, it wasn’t. HBO GO is notoriously slow to arrive on new consoles and other streaming hardware. It didn’t launch on the Xbox One until November of last year. And it didn’t land …

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Xbox One Price Slashed to $399 Without Kinect

In yet another huge Xbox announcement from Microsoft, the price of the Xbox One will soon be cut to just $399. This price brings Microsoft’s new console down to the same price as Sony’s PlayStation 4. The new $399 Xbox One will be sold in all territories where the console is currently released starting on June 9 – the day …

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Xbox One Launching in China in September, a Year After Lift on Console Ban

Fourteen years ago, China enacted a console ban as the Ministry of Culture derided both the political and violent content in many games. Sure, black market console sales skyrocketed–but it was technically illegal to sell consoles like the Xbox 360 and PS3 in China. Last September, the country officially lifted the ban. Game consoles are now allowed to be sold …

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Xbox One Proves A Huge Success For Microsoft

It’s been a great year for gaming. After sitting on the success of the Xbox 360 since 2005, Microsoft finally launched Xbox One back in November, selling more than 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours. The console, with a starting price of $499, hit shelves in 13 countries worldwide and sold 3.9 million copies. Microsoft also revealed that …

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Sony Sold More Than 4.2 Million PlayStation 4s Last Year

Microsoft announced yesterday that it sold more than three million Xbox One consoles before the end of 2013. Now Sony has weighed in with its latest PlayStation 4 sales figures, and it seems that the PlayStation brand is back on top. At Sony’s big Consumer Entertainment Show (CES) event Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House announced that more than 4.2 …

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Microsoft Sold More Than 3 Million Xbox One Consoles Last Year

Months away from the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in November, both Sony and Microsoft are now settling in for a long console competition in the coming years. Microsoft today announced that it sold over 3 million Xbox One consoles between the device’s November 22 release date and the end of 2013. The company called the …

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Xbox One Hits Store Shelves; Here Are Its Future Games

Microsoft’s new Xbox One console is officially on sale in North America. While ostensibly a dedicated video game device, Microsoft is positioning the Xbox One as a living room entertainment hub complete with TV overlay capabilities and voice-activated UI elements. Like Sony did one week ago, Microsoft held a large midnight launch party in New York City. Where the Sony …

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Xbox One Tops Analyst Console Assessment

The launch of Sony’s PlayStation 4 console is less than one month away, and Microsoft’s Xbox One will follow close behind. As video game fanboys continue to argue over the merits of each console and Microsoft desperately tries to re-educate casual gamers after their initial blunders, a new analyst report has assessed the competitive merits of each next-generation console. Market …

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China Ends Video Game Console Ban

Back in July, a Chinese newspaper reported on a proposed policy that would lift the long-time Chinese ban of video game consoles. The plan reportedly had the backing of the Chinese Premier. This week, China officially announced that it has ended the console ban – but with a few caveats. The Wall Street Journal today reported that video game consoles …

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Console Launch Rumors: 10M PS4s, 7-9M Xbones

It’s now less than three months until November, the month Microsoft has tied to the launch of its next-generation console, the Xbox One. Rumors have even begun to surface this week that Sony may launch its PlayStation 4 even earlier. The excitement surrounding the new consoles is extreme, and it appears this fall will see two of the biggest console …

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Amazon Developing an Android Video Game Console [RUMOR]

The success of video games on mobile devices has begun to drastically affect the video game industry. Free-to-play game pricing has begun to invade both PC gaming and console gaming, and nearly every large game publisher is now putting out games for iOS and Android. The success of the Ouya Kickstarter has shown that there is some demand for more …

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Nintendo Has Sold Over 600 Million Devices Since Its Launch

Say what you will about Nintendo and its place in modern gaming. While the Xbox and PlayStation may be the dominant software when it comes to the news cycle, the fact that their handheld devices continue to dominate the hardware sales charts gives us an indication that the company is still very much a player in the video game industry. …

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