All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Next-gen consoles’

More Than 5.3 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles Sold

Following E3 2013 it was clear that Sony was the clear favorite for gamers going into the next console generation. While Microsoft bet big on Kinect and always-online DRM Sony gave fans more of the same, winning over nearly everyone with a more powerful console at a lower price. Though Microsoft quickly backed off of its anti-consumer policies, the damage …

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Tetris is Coming to PS4, Xbox One

Since its debut in 1984, Tetris has become one of the most well-known and iconic franchises in gaming history. Tetris games have appeared on almost every major video game platform in the past three decades. Today The Tetris Company confirmed that the classic game will continue to have a place in gaming’s future. The Tetris Company has officially announced 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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PlayStation 4 Sales Hit 2.1 Million

Two and a half weeks on from its debut in North America, the PlayStation 4 has now sold through to over 2.1 million customers worldwide. The announcement was made today over on the PlayStation blog by Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House. This new figure more than doubles the one million PlayStation 4 consoles that Sony announced it had sold …

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Microsoft Also Sold One Million Consoles in One Day

Last week Sony announced that it had sold over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles on the device’s North American release date. Now, Microsoft has weighed in with its day-one sales of its Xbox One console. Microsoft has announced that it too sold over one million consoles on the Xbox One’s launch day. The company has officially declared the Xbox One’s …

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Here’s A Recap Of Every Xbox One Launch Event Around The Globe

Armored trucks, super cars and zombies would all seem out of place in New York City at any other time of the year, but it all made perfect sense last night as Microsoft launched the Xbox One. The company took over Times Square, specifically the Best Buy Theater, to sell the first Xbox One consoles in North America to eager …

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New Xbox One Model Could Come in Early 2014

Microsoft today released its Xbox One console to huge fanfare in New York city. More than a game console, Microsoft is positioning the device as a all-around media hub for TV as well. The console comes with an updated version of Microsoft’s Kinect, enabling users to navigate the user interface using specific voice commands. With the Xbox One only just …

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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 Streaming Delayed to 2014, Twitch App Teased

Since last Friday, PlayStation 4 owners have been streaming their gameplay to web using Twitch and Ustream. Though the feature isn’t essential, it could be one that help grow the console gaming community in the same way the Twitch website has for PC gamers. This Friday, Microsoft will launch its Xbox One console, which was touted as having Twitch streaming …

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Xbox One Launch Launch Countdown Airs Thursday Night

Last Thursday night, Sony held an hour-long countdown event in New York for the launch of the PlayStation 4. The event was filled with developer interviews, previews, and even a few announcements, such as the exclusive PlayStation mission for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the release date for Infamous: Second Son, and the reveal that a new Uncharted game …

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Sony Sold Over One Million PlayStation 4s On Friday

For months now gamers have been anticipating the launch of the PlayStation 4 and on Friday those same fans were finally able to get their hands on Sony’s new console. Sony’s confident marketing and lack of PlayStation-related scandals managed to make the PS4 highly desired among gamers, and the company this week has revealed just how that good will has …

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Microsoft Congratulates Sony on PlayStation 4 Launch

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is officially out today and the company is currently riding on a wave of next-generation console hype. With a week to go before the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony can expect a few more days of heavy publicity before the focus shifts to the competition. With the run up to and the launch of the PlayStation …

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PlayStation 4 Out Today; Here’s What Gamers Can Expect

Today Sony officially launched its PlayStation 4 console. Gamers in countries across the world today will be switching on their new consoles and playing launch titles such as Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, and Resogun. The PS4 represents Sony’s attempt at luring gamers back to its consoles after Microsoft’s Xbox 360 managed to challenge its console market dominance. Since the PS4’s …

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Sony Expects to Sell 3 Million PS4s Before January

With only three days to go before the launch of the PlayStation 4 console, Sony is confident in both its product and its manufacturing process. Bloomberg this week reported that Sony expects to sell at least 3 million PlayStation 4’s by the end of 2013. The report cites Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton as going even further, …

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Xbox One to Have Skydrive App at Launch

Microsoft today announced that its upcoming Xbox One console will have SkyDrive capabilities when it launches on November 22. Customers will be able to view photos and videos that they add to their SkyDrive using their Microsoft Account on the console. The SkyDrive app on the Xbox One has been specifically created by Microsoft’s SkyDrive team to take advantage of …

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Xbox One ‘Forza’ Demos Available in Microsoft Stores

With the launch of Sony’s PlayStation 4 now one week away, it seems that Microsoft is taking the opportunity to take away some of the spotlight with a few late announcements for the Xbox One. Already today Microsoft announced the “first wave” of video streaming apps coming to the Xbox One and released a long, comprehensive video showcasing the console’s …

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Xbox One Streaming Video Apps Announced

Just yesterday, Sony revealed all of the video streaming apps that will launch with the PlayStation 4 next week. The list includes major brands such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant. Today, Microsoft has countered with its own list of streaming video apps that will be coming to the Xbox One. Microsoft wasn’t explicit in saying that the announced …

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Here’s A Guided Tour Of The PlayStation 4 Hardware

Since E3 2013, we’ve known what the PS4 hardware looks like. It’s a sleek, black design that looks more like the PS2 than the PS3, and fans have taken it to it rather well. Now, we may know what it looks like, but we’ve only ever seen press shots or still video. In a new “sizzle trailer” from Sony, the …

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Key PS4 Features Coming Via Launch-Day Patch

For months now, Sony has been teasing an abundance of new features for its upcoming PlayStation 4 console. Features such as remote gameplay on PS Vitas, suspend features for games, and the functionality of the share button on the new DualShock controller have been touted since E3 or before. Sony today announced, however, that many of these features will be …

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Microsoft Launches Massive Xbox One Ad Campaign

The launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One console is now less than one month away, and the company has just announced a massive new advertising campaign for the device. The “invitation”-themed ad campaign will be global and promote the console to a wide spectrum of consumers beyond just gamers. In addition to ads in traditional media, Microsoft will be rolling out …

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PS4 Tops Xbox One in Shopping Survey

Since before this year’s E3, the biggest story in gaming has been Microsoft’s blunders in promoting its Xbox One console. Though the company eventually reversed course on its planned DRM and no used game policies, it has been battling a negative perception of the console since that time. Sony, in the meantime, has been sitting back and stoking gamer nostalgia …

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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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New Kinect Features Previewed in New Video

Microsoft is betting big on its next-generation version of its Kinect motion sensor. The device has been packed in with every one of its upcoming Xbox One consoles, ensuring that all Xbox gamers will have a Kinect. This has caused more than a grumble in some segments of the gaming community. Kinect games of the current generation were, in general, …

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Console Digital Revenue Set to Overtake PC This Year

With the coming next-generation video game consoles from Microsoft and Sony, both companies are looking toward a future where much of the industry’s sales come via online stores. Though Microsoft’s scheme to lock down the Xbox One with DRM and cut out used game sales did not go over well with consumers, digital storefront sales on both consoles are expected …

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PS4, Xbox One Component Shipments Flowing

Pre-orders for next-generation consoles are higher than any console launch in history, and both Microsoft and Sony have ramped up production to keep up with demand. A DigiTimes report today states that shipments of components for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are expected to “boom” throughout the holiday quarter. The report’s unnamed “Taiwan-based supply chain makers” are quoted …

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Xbox One Tour Coming to NA and EU

The launch of the Xbox One is less than two months away, and Microsoft knows it has a large perception gap to close against Sony’s PlayStation 4. In order to educate people about its recent Xbox One policy reversals and allow gamers to try out its next-generation console, Microsoft today announced that it will be taking the Xbox One on …

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PS4 Game Upgrades Detailed by Sony

For some time now, gamers have known that $10 upgrades are coming for cross-generation console games. Players will be able to buy games on current-gen consoles and switch to next-gen versions later on. Publishers don’t want gamers to have to wait until console launch day to make their Call of Duty: Ghosts or Watch Dogs purchases. Though individual games (such …

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Xbox One To Launch On November 22

At Gamescom, Sony announced that the PS4 would launch on November 15 in North America. We were hoping for a similar announcement from Microsoft at Gamescom, but nothing came. Instead, Microsoft chose today as the time to unravel the final Xbox One mystery. Microsoft announced today that the Xbox One will launch in North America and 12 other markets on …

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Xbox One Lowered Shipment Rumors Disputed

Yesterday, rumors surfaced that shipment forecasts Microsoft‘s upcoming Xbox One console have been dialed down. The number of Xbox One units shipping this year was reportedly lowered to 6.2 million from 7 million. The cause of the cuts was reportedly that yields on camera modules and optical disc drives haven’t met expectations. Today, manufacturers are disputing the claims of poor …

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