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Xbox Japan chief steps down after Xbox One’s dreary sales

Xbox Japan chief steps down after Xbox One’s dreary sales

From the launch of the original Xbox, Microsoft has had a very difficult time getting its game console to find success in Japan, and sadly that continues to this day, where the latest system, the Xbox One, has tragically low sales numbers. In order to take responsibility for the system's poor performance, the Head of Xbox Japan, Takashi Sensui, has resigned from his position.

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Tesla unable to sell direct to customers in Michigan

Tesla unable to sell direct to customers in Michigan

Tesla has been dealt a major blow in their quest to sell direct to customers. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is set to sign legislation that will make it impossible for auto manufacturers to sell direct to customers. Tesla has long-held the position that it’s best for the consumer if they buy direct from Tesla, with the company opening several showrooms across the country. At least in Michigan, Tesla is going to have to try the same route other auto companies make use of.

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PlayStation 4 trumped Xbox One in September sales

PlayStation 4 trumped Xbox One in September sales

In the latest console war, Sony has frequently trumped Microsoft with more PlayStation 4 sales than Xbox One sales. We've seen that reflected many times, such as at the year's beginning when the PS4 was deemed the bestselling console in the US in January. According to NPD, that reign is holding steady, and despite anticipation otherwise, the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One last month. This was despite Microsoft dangling a free game in gamers' faces last month, which many believed would boost the Xbox One's sales numbers.

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iPhone 6 sets record for first month orders

iPhone 6 sets record for first month orders

Today Apple announced that they’d beat their record for first-month orders for the iPhone. They did this with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and according to Tim Cook, they beat their new record for most orders in the first 30 days "by a lot. a whole lot." Though they didn’t say numbers specifically - they’ll likely save that for their next earnings call - they did go on to note how they haven’t even launched in China yet.

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Amazon’s Fire Phone is a dud, according to research

Amazon’s Fire Phone is a dud, according to research

If you see someone on the street with a Fire Phone, take a picture. According to a new report, those folks are rare, and should be photographed as proof that yes — someone really did buy a Fire Phone. Combining data from comScore and Chitika, we find the Fire Phone may have been a dud, right from the get-go.

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Mac sales and the PC decline

Mac sales and the PC decline

PC sales have been on a steady decline, and the reasons for which have largely been attributed to increased adoption of tablets and ever-larger smartphones. Both IDC and Gartner have shown largely similar numbers in terms of PC sales, and Gartner has recently shown a blip of health in PC growth, but Asymco's Horace Dediu has pointed out that uncoupling Mac shipments from non-Mac PC shipments hints at a bigger story.

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What is the Google Play Summer Sale?

What is the Google Play Summer Sale?

This week the annual "Google Play Summer Sale" begins - this includes a small collection of apps for now, but will likely expand as Google makes their official announcement. When this article is released, Google has not yet made things official with a landing page, but once they do, we’ll be sure to link it up. For now, heed the list!

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Apple Q3 2014 sales: 35.2m iPhones, 13.2m iPads, 2.9m iPods, 4.4m Macs

Apple Q3 2014 sales: 35.2m iPhones, 13.2m iPads, 2.9m iPods, 4.4m Macs

Apple released their earnings today, and their staggering sales figures continue on a trend pleasant to Wall Street. Their sales figures, however, didn’t make such an impact. The bread-and-butter of Apple, the iPhone/iPad duo, have slumping sales.

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Dell’s Chromebook is so popular, it stopped selling them

Dell’s Chromebook is so popular, it stopped selling them

Chromebooks are popular — and if you doubt that, just ask Dell. The computer manufacturer has halted sales of their 11-inch Chromebook, all because demand was too high. Still available for educational purposes, the average consumer is out of luck for a while.

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Apple, Samsung dominate monthly channel sales

Apple, Samsung dominate monthly channel sales

The semi-dated iPhone 5S still reigns supreme, according to Counterpoint research. Their metrics for May of 2014 show the flagship iPhone is stil the best-selling phone. Many expected the recently introduced Samsung Galaxy S5 would have snapped that title from Apple, but once again, the iPhone tops them all.

Tablet sales see first quarterly decline

Tablet sales see first quarterly decline

Smartphones are continually getting bigger and more powerful, and that could mean bad things for tablet shipment numbers. According to the latest NPD Group report, quarterly tablet sales have declined for the first time ever.

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eBay store selling refurbished iPhones may be Apple’s

eBay store selling refurbished iPhones may be Apple’s

Apple just might have a new store — online. The high-end hardware retailer seems to have turned to eBay in an effort to relieve themselves of factory refurbished gear. Ahead of the iPhone 6 launch — and in the dregs of Summer — sales have been slumping. Now we can all get our hands on an Apple-approved handset for less than normal.

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