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Sony PlayStation will be entering China soon

Sony PlayStation will be entering China soon

China is really everyone's darling market these days. Just after Microsoft announced that it plans to make its Xbox One consoles available in the country, Sony has formed two new ventures that heralds the coming of the PlayStation, in one form or another, to the formerly closed gaming market of China.

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Xbox One real names, external drives and more coming June

Xbox One real names, external drives and more coming June

Xbox One will get support for real names, external drives, and turning SmartGlass phones and tablets into universal remotes with OneGuide support in an update in June, Microsoft has announced today. The new system update for the console will address some of what Microsoft says are the most-requested features, such as expanding storage when the Xbox One's own internal drive is full.

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Nintendo planning new consoles for emerging markets

Nintendo planning new consoles for emerging markets

In 2015 Nintendo will roll out new game consoles for emerging markets, President Satoru Iwata revealed today. The business move is its latest effort to boost customer numbers in light of its lagging Wii U. The emerging markets will get entirely new consoles.

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Nintendo NFC figurines for Wii U and 3DS inbound

Nintendo NFC figurines for Wii U and 3DS inbound

During Nintendo's financial conference today, the company's Satoru Iwata introduced a Skylanders-esque NFC-equipped Mario figurine, something that is part of the NFP: Nintendo Figurine Platform. The figurines will be fully debuted and detailed at the upcoming E3 event.

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PS4 and PS Vita: dozen indie games inbound

PS4 and PS Vita: dozen indie games inbound

Sony has announced a dozen upcoming indie titles for the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, among them being the relatively well-known side-scroller Nidhogg, as well as a variety of other games. Each developer introduced their title on the PlayStation Blog today, and we've a couple videos for you after the jump.

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Xbox One to launch in China this September

Xbox One to launch in China this September

This evening, a tip surfaced from unnamed sources claiming the Xbox One will go on sale in China this coming September, something Microsoft (apparently inadvertently) confirmed via a video about the news on the official Xbox YouTube Channel.

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PlayStation 4 update 1.70 arrives tomorrow

PlayStation 4 update 1.70 arrives tomorrow

The anticipated PlayStation 4 version 1.70 update will be arriving tomorrow, and with it will come the SHAREfactory video editor we previously detailed, among other features. Also rolling out tomorrow will be the version 3.15 PS Vita update and the PlayStation App version 1.70 update.

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Xbox Originals to arrive in June

Xbox Originals to arrive in June

Following closely on the heels of Yahoo's original comedy ambitions today, Microsoft has revealed that Xbox Originals -- original shows and live events of various sorts, including the Halo TV series -- will kick off this coming June. Those using an Xbox One, Xbox 360, or another Microsoft device will have access.

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Xbox One sells 5 million consoles since launch

Xbox One sells 5 million consoles since launch

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.

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Grave survival horror indie game to hit Xbox One

Grave survival horror indie game to hit Xbox One

The indie horror survival game Grave that is currently halfway through its Kickstarter campaign will be coming to the Xbox One, its developer Broken Windows Studios has announced. The game is set for an early 2015 release, and is also set to arrive on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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Ouya Chupacabra update brings audio passthrough support

Ouya Chupacabra update brings audio passthrough support

The Ouya Chupacabra update has arrived, and with it comes a variety of new features, including one that has been requested by many: audio passthrough for XBMC, bringing support for AC3, DTS, and AAC. After updating, users will need to download the latest version of XBMC for the new functionality.

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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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