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The Xbox 360 Blu-ray rumors will never end, no matter how many times Microsoft denies their interest in Sony's Blu format. Now with CES in full swing and tech on everyone's mind, Microsoft's Robbie Bach got the chance to all out crush any hopes of Blu-ray coming to the Xbox 360 in any form. Mainly...

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Here's a little Friday flamebait for ya. An email from Sony made the rounds at Joystiq earlier this week, extolling the virtues of the Playstation 3, specifically its value. The email included the above chart, which makes it abundantly clear that the PS3 offers the most bang for the buck, while th...

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With a 28 million Xbox 360 base and keeping a sales lead over the Playstation 3, Microsoft knows that the worldwide console price cuts they enacted in 2008 have been a key component to their strategy. Something that Sony has yet to do with PS3, which Microsoft exec Aaron Greenberg finds surprising...

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Late last night, Microsoft sent word that they've reached an Xbox 360 install base milestone, announcing that by 2008's end they have been able to sell 28 million consoles worldwide. That's an increase of around 10 million consoles since last January, don'tcha know. On top of the 28 million ins...

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The Nielson Company (the same folks who give us television ratings) just released their scientific digits for 2008's most played video game consoles. Based on console usage, calculated using a select few Nielson households and expressed in a percentage of total console usage minutes. After the ...

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There is currently a very interesting article over at Gamasutra detailing the current state of the console wars. Beginning with the November NPD numbers and reaching all the way back to the launches of the Wii and PS3, the article breaks down the lifetime sales numbers of the three big consoles an...

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Eurogamer reports that the latest numbers from GfK Chart-Track put Microsoft's Xbox 360 sales at about 1 million units ahead of Sony's Playstation 3 in the European territories of France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. The news comes hot on the heels of Sony claiming an overall lead...

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Gamasutra Ah, attach rates. We know how much you love them. Gamasutra has compiled a fascinating and pleasingly colorful set of graphs highlighting the latest known tie ratios, both for first- and third-party titles, of the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. As the article notes, tie ratio can used...

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The cool kids amongst you have already hopped down to the comments to start bragging/defending, so we know we're speaking exclusively to fact-loving nerds now. So be it. According to each company's own figures, sales of the PS3 beat the Xbox 360's in the second quarter of the fiscal year (July, Augu...

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The September NPD hardware and software sales numbers just came in and just as our analyst friend predicted, the Xbox 360 saw a dramatic sales increase thanks to Microsoft's aggressive price cutting efforts. During the month of September, the Xbox 360 sold a pretty impressive 347.2K units while...

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According to video game sales analyst Jesse Divnich of Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR), the Xbox 360's North American sales for September were impressive, 31% better than August's NPD weekly sales numbers. Mr. Divnich just released a report estimating September's NPD sales and c...

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In an interview with Mercury News, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was happy to acknowledge the Xbox 360's success and also wanted to make it clear that the recent 360 price cuts had absolutely nothing to do with console sales. "Xbox is an unqualified success" said Ballmer, adding "the product is s...

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A number of top retail executives in the UK have spent time with a Magic 8-ball and all agree, the Xbox 360 could be huge this holiday following its upcoming price cut. "The timing is excellent, and we'll work closely with Microsoft to give customers all the product and advice they need in the run...

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August's NPD video game sales numbers are in and, unlike the 360's depressing July NPD showing, there's actually some good news to report. That good news being that the Xbox 360 was finally able to outsell the Playstation 3 after months of taking the back seat in sales. For the month of August, agai...

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According to VentureBeat's own Dean Takahashi and his numerous insider sources, 68% of all the early manufactured Xbox 360 consoles were defective and Microsoft knew it. Takahashi does mention that it's common industry knowledge that "early yields on electronic goods are almost always lousy", but in...

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OK, fanboys, before you hit that spittle-flecked "post comment" button after just reading that inflammatory headline question, hear us out. We're not just idly speculating here -- we're basing our query on an unusually frank quote from Microsoft Senior Vice President of Interactive Entertainment Bu...

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After witnessing the oddness that was record breaking Japanese console sales thanks to Tales of Vesperia's release and the subsequent 360 sellout in all of Japan, we actually had a glimmer of hope that the 360 would finally get a foothold in the Japanese market. But, depressingly enough, the record ...

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We're not exactly how much impact this will have the next time a civilized conversation with a gaming buddy sinks into the depths of fanboy warfare, but here it goes: According to a recent survey conducted by Game Developer Research, as reported by IGN, there are more developers working on Xbox 360 ...

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The deafening din of a million, argumentative keystrokes. Silenced. The endless wave of hyperbolic, hyperactive hype. Held back. The battle of technology, software and back-of-the-box bullet points. Over. At last, the console wars can draw to a close, the vision of its victor burning bright in our...

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No sooner does Sony (briefly) improve the PS3 user interface with the much-talked-about version 2.4 firmware update, than some at the company feel cocky enough to start badmouthing the competition's interface. Speaking to Next-Gen, PlayStation Network Director of Operations Eric Lempel took the bai...

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