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PlayStation 4 sales hit 7 million consoles worldwide

PlayStation 4 sales hit 7 million consoles worldwide

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".

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Xbox One April update rolling out tonight

Xbox One April update rolling out tonight

The anticipated Xbox One April update is rolling out to gamers tonight, bringing with it a host of improvements, new features, and the correction of some minor issues gamers may have experienced. With the release should also come the expansion of its early tester numbers, which was previously announced.

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Xbox One reputation notifications show what others think of you

Xbox One reputation notifications show what others think of you

Xbox One gamers have known for months that the reputation system from the Xbox 360 would be redesigned for the next-gen console gamers. Today on Xbox Wire, Xbox Live's Program Manager Micheal Dunn gave a preview of what the notifications will look like, making it easy to see what others think of you.

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Xbox One April update to improve GameDVR video quality and more

Xbox One April update to improve GameDVR video quality and more

Microsoft has detailed what gamers can expect from the April Xbox One update set to arrive in the near future, the brunt of which revolves around improvements to already established features and functionality. Among the improvements will also be an expansion of the early tester numbers.

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PlayStation 4 two-day sales in Japan trump PS3

PlayStation 4 two-day sales in Japan trump PS3

Some unofficial numbers on Sony's PlayStation 4 sales in Japan have surfaced by way of the Japanese website Famitsu, which says in excess of 320,000 of the next-generation consoles sold in the first two days of its availability in the nation. If accurate, the console has vastly outnumbered the number of PS3 sales that took place in the same two-day span.

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Xbox One price slashed for UK alongside Titanfall

Xbox One price slashed for UK alongside Titanfall

Microsoft has cut the price of the Xbox One, bringing the console down to £399.99 in the UK as of the end of this month. The new price leaves the Xbox One just £50 more than the PlayStation 4 in the UK, and will be timed alongside the launch of hotly-anticipated game Titanfall which saw a wildly popular beta earlier this month.

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Has Casual Gaming Killed the AAA Blockbuster Console Game?

Has Casual Gaming Killed the AAA Blockbuster Console Game?

The sheer amount of excitement surrounding Titanfall is enough to annoy any old-school, crotchety gamer like me who has watched the mighty fall and the seemingly insignificant rise. Titanfall supporters would have us believe that it's the next big franchise that will change the way we game for the next decade. And without a doubt, it'll perform well on store shelves at first. But whether the game will have the longevity to be a top-end title and franchise for the foreseeable future remains in doubt.

I don't say all of this because I don't think Titanfall could be a great game or that I have something against blockbuster titles. I've just come to realize over the last couple of years that the days of AAA blockbuster console games truly revolutionizing the way we play games might be dead.

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Xbox One Media Remote official for March

Xbox One Media Remote official for March

The latest Xbox One accessory has been revealed, Microsoft's Xbox One Media Remote, better integrating the console into the living room as an multimedia system not just one for gaming. Set to go on sale in March across all markets Xbox One is available, the remote has backlit buttons which automatically light up when you pick it up.

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Xbox One delayed pre-Titanfall update rolls out today

Xbox One delayed pre-Titanfall update rolls out today

Microsoft has begun pushing out its first firmware update for the Xbox One, having been slightly delayed from its original February 13th release date, though most gamers shouldn't need to do anything to get it on their console. The update, part of a double-whammy that Microsoft has said are for a large part prepping the Xbox One for Titanfall's full release, is headed to all consoles this weekend, starting today.

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Xbox topped game sales in January

Xbox topped game sales in January

NPD Group's January 2014 numbers are in, and with it Xbox has taken the bragging rights for most sold games in January across both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. A total of 2.27 million games were sold in January of this year, making up 47-percent of the market share and trumping the competing -- and bestselling -- PlayStation 4.

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Nintendo’s fix for failing sales may be more hardware

Nintendo’s fix for failing sales may be more hardware

Nintendo is betting on closer development of the Wii U console with its replacement for the 3DS, including faster cross-platform game coding, to turn the company around, with no plans to license characters like Mario out to third-party titles. The strategy for the next-gen handheld is to use Nintendo's newly-combined home and handheld development teams and harmonize the architecture of each, making them "like brothers in a family of systems" CEO Satoru Iwata suggested. In fact, that "family" could end up growing significantly as a result, he predicts.

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Amazon Android entertainment and gaming console tipped to arrive this year

Amazon Android entertainment and gaming console tipped to arrive this year

Word has surfaced that Amazon plans to launch a gaming and entertainment device some time this year, which will run on Android and be pitted against big and micro consoles alike. According to the rumor, the Amazon console will have a sub-$300 price tag, and was first slated to launch last year, suffering an unfortunate setback that bumped it to 2014.

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