The March 2014 NPD Group numbers are in, and with them Microsoft has earned additional bragging rights for Titanfall, which was the number one bestselling game last month. Beyond that, Xbox One sales since launch have hit more than 5 million, a strong number that still lags behind the PS4's 7 million.
Sony has announced that its PlayStation 4 has cumulatively sold in excess of 7 million consoles around the world, having hit the milestone on April 6, a short ten days ago. The company also saw favorable numbers with software sales, and has praised its gamers for "unprecedented support".
Microsoft’s Xbox is always a lot of fun for fans of customization. Various skins and limited edition boxes tend to dot the landscape throughout the console’s life, and some Microsoft employees are taking advantage with the newest Xbox. Special edition Xbox One consoles, doled out to employees in Redmond ahead of launch, are being hocked on eBay for quite a bit of coin.
Each Steam Machine coming to the market later this year will be unique - that's the message we're getting from groups like iBuyPower and Falcon Northwest here in the first month of the year. Speaking with the creators of the SteamOS devices that'll be arriving inside the second half of the year, it would seem as though they've got some time to fill - it's Valve, after all, that'll be deciding when the devices are actually allowed to be released as it's Valve that has to release the final software build and the Steam Controllers that go with the machines for final market readiness. Today we're looking at what iBuyPower is doing, specifically, to make their Steam Machine an ideal release.
Samsung has released "GamePad", a gaming controller that attaches to a smartphone or tablet for a console-like mobile gaming experience. The GamePad has a telescoping cradle that accommodates mobile devices turned sideways for devices ranging in width from 4 inches to 6.3 inches. The GamePad connects wirelessly to the mobile device via Bluetooth, so physical attachment to the controller isn't necessary.
Anyone that has been on the internet for long knows that you can’t believe everything that you read. A person or persons on the website 4chan have posted a tutorial that supposedly unlocks new features for the Xbox One game console. Rather than unlocking features, the steps in the tutorial bricked the consoles leaving them inoperable.
Nintendo has revealed two new 2DS bundles aiming to push Pokémon for the holidays, building on the multi-million selling Pokémon X and Pokémon Y as the company tries to claw gaming attention away from Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The two deals, each priced at $149.99, will respectively pair with the X or Y version of the latest Pokémon game with a red or blue 2DS handheld.
It has been less than a day since the much-anticipated Xbox One launched, and Microsoft has announced that it has already sold more than 1 million consoles, making it the device's biggest launch ever. The sales are represented by worldwide purchases across the 13 markets it launched in today, and bypasses the Xbox 360's first-day sales numbers.