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It's charming to see that no matter how high up you are on the gamer ladder, you can still be goaded into a flame war. Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kaz Hirai discounted the Xbox 360's longevity and chance at market dominance yesterday, and now Xbox boss Aaron Greenberg has rushed right into the...

January 21st 2009 at 1:07pm 0 Comments
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If you thought Microsoft was going to sit back and take verbal abuse from Sony Computer Entertainment's Kaz Hirai, then you don't know Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg. Commenting on Hirai's "lacks longevity" talk, Greenberg fights back, explaining that "this sounds like an old hardware company that's c...

January 21st 2009 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Hot on the heels of the Xbox 360's impressive December NPD numbers, Gamasutra reports that Microsoft has some other numbers to share. The company touted December as the best month the Xbox 360 has ever had and also stated that 2008 was its biggest year ever, noting that it had sold "more consoles,...

January 20th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Full of vitality, vigor and boastful confidence, Sony Computer Entertainment's chairmen Kazuo Hirai wants it known that after all is said, the Playstation 3 will remain on top thanks - in part - to the Xbox "lacking longevity." Ouch."You need a word that describes something that lacks longevity," Hi...

January 20th 2009 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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You can let go of all that anxiety you've been experiencing while waiting for December's NPD sales figures to be released, because we have 'em and are nice enough to share.For December, the NPD group is reporting that the Xbox 360 performed as expected, selling a satisfying 1.44 million units which...

January 15th 2009 at 7:35pm 0 Comments
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In an interview with G4TV, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg had quite a lot to say about the Xbox 360's performance in 2008 as well as what's in store for the future. Greenberg began by trumpeting the 2008 numbers that were released last week, also noting high sales for Gears of War 2, Call of Duty: Worl...

January 12th 2009 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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Speaking to Variety, Microsoft's Robbie Bach discussed Microsoft's performance during 2008, specifically on how the company plans to woo casual gamers. Bach said that "people are still buying consoles" despite the poor state of the global economy, though they may buy "a little bit fewer games." Bach...

January 12th 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Industry analyst Jesse Divnich of EEDAR just sent out his analytical estimates of this week's upcoming December NPD sales figures. And from what we can tell, December looks to have been sales-successful for the gaming industry. According to his estimates, Divnich predicts that 1.5 million Xbox 360...

January 12th 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

January 9th 2009 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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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 the...

January 9th 2009 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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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....

January 6th 2009 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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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 instal...

January 6th 2009 at 8:30am 0 Comments