All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Next-gen consoles’

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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