All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Next-gen consoles’

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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Xbox One Launch Title Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

November is less than three months away, and the smell of the coming console war is in the air. Despite rumors of lowered shipment numbers for the year, hundreds of thousands of gamers in the U.S. and U.K. will have shiny new Xbox One consoles on launch day – and they’re going to need games. Microsoft and its publishing partners …

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Xbox One Shipments Lowered Over Manufacturing Delays [Rumor]

Sony garnered goodwill with gamers at this year’s E3 expo by simply announcing it would not implement hardware-level DRM it its upcoming PlayStation 4 console. Though Microsoft has since dialed back its ambitious plans to have the Xbox One locked down tightly, Sony now has significant marketing momentum going into November, when both consoles will launch. Reports and anecdotal evidence …

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Xbox One Pre-Orders Come With FIFA 14 in Europe

Though Microsoft did not stream its Xbox One conference from this year’s Gamescom, the company did have plenty of announcements to share about its upcoming next-generation console. Perhaps the biggest announcement made during the presentation was the confirmation of yesterday’s rumors – FIFA 14 will come bundled with Xbox One pre-orders in Europe. Microsoft’s official statement says that all pre-ordered …

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Microsoft Guarantees DLC Season Pass Crossover For Xbox 360/One

Microsoft today is going through yet another PR nightmare regarding its upcoming next-generation console, the Xbox One. Though the company had promised at E3 that the console would be launching in 21 countries across the world, it today announced that number has been slashed to only 13. As expected, the news hasn’t gone over well in the eight countries that …

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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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Video Game Consoles Driving Component Demand, Pre-Orders Higher Than Expected

The latest generation of video game consoles is set to launch this fall. Microsoft will be releasing its new Xbox One console and Sony will be releasing its new PlayStation 4 console. Though the release dates for the consoles have not been announced, it is likely that they will land within weeks of each other. Gamers who have just been …

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