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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
It's that time again -- NPD's latest monthly console sales numbers are in, and with them comes some bragging rights for both Microsoft and Sony, though the latter of the two was named victor in terms of console sales. Microsoft is catching up, however, with the PlayStation 4 trumping the Xbox One by only 10-percent.
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.
The current generation of young gamers have grown up entrenched in the PlayStation vs. Xbox so-called console wars, something that is fun from a select standpoint and gives companies a solid way to market their own wares. These two consoles have merely taken up the cause of a foundation laid before them, however, one forged by Sega and Nintendo in a now-bygone era; "Console Wars" is slated to chronicle it.
Earlier today, NPD Group published its findings for last month, and in them both Sony and Microsoft found reasons to brag: Microsoft for seeing the most game sales among competing consoles, and Sony for its PlayStation 4 being the bestselling in hardware, trumping the Xbox One.
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.
When one chooses which next-generation console to purchase, one oft-cited factor is the price: the Xbox One is going to run you an extra $100 over the PS4. Microsoft seems to be targeting that particular issue with its new trade-in promotion, which offers gamers $100 in store credit towards an Xbox One in exchange for their old Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.