PS4 outsells Xbox One, Titanfall tops charts in stellar March

Gamers y-games-logomay not be buying a ton of games these days, but they’re sure gobbling up game systems.

Sales of video game hardware in March were up a massive 78 percent in March as compared to a year ago, according to The NPD Group. Console sales more than doubled as demand continues for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That surge in hardware sales led to a 3 percent climb in overall sales versus March 2013.

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Video game brain drain: Top execs leave industry

As CNBC-ps4the video game industry says goodbye to one generation of hardware, it’s also saying goodbye to a number of high-profile names.

In the past several weeks, well-known, high-ranking executives at Microsoft’s Xbox division and Sony’s PlayStation unit—as well as other less familiar names—have announced their departure, and some analysts say these could reflect broader shifts in the industry.

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Sony unveils its own virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4

Virtual project-morpheusreality just got a lot more real.

After months of whispers, Sony confirmed Tuesday evening that it’s working on a virtual reality headset for the PS4. And while it didn’t give any details regarding a release window or price, Sony’s entry into this market further raises the profile of so-called VR 2.0 devices, building on the momentum Oculus started with their anticipated Rift device.

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Report details biggest problems with next generation consoles

Everyone’s Sony Launches PlayStation 4 In Japan As Console Retakes U.S. Retail Lead Over Microsoft's Xbox Onea critic. And when the subject is next generation consoles, they’re especially ferocious.

Sometimes that’s legitimate. Sometimes, it’s user error. (And sometimes, it’s an odd mix of both.) Fixya has dug through over 40,000 complaints to determine the most common problems with each of the new machines on the market.

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Is the Xbox One in trouble?

Roughly microsoft-xbox-one2three months after the Xbox One hit stores, its price was cut.

On February 24, Microsoft lowered the retail price of its next generation console in the UK from £429.99 to £399.99, the equivalent of a $50 price cut in the U.S. At the same time, the company unveiled an upcoming Titanfall bundle in both regions, which includes a copy of the system’s most anticipated game at no additional charge.

The bundling of such a big game raised some eyebrows, but the UK cut really set gaming forums ablaze. Was Microsoft acknowledging weakness in Xbox One sales? Was it “pulling a Nintendo” to remain competitive? Was the company throwing in the towel?

Not at all, but it’s clear the company — and its flagship console — have their work cut out for them.

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Sony sells 5.3 million PlayStation 4 systems, extends console war lead

The sony-playstation-4-signPlayStation 4 is fast becoming a juggernaut.

In a statement early Tuesday, Sony announced that sales of their flagship next-gen console have topped 5.3 million units worldwide through February 8. That’s significantly ahead of schedule, as the company was predicting sales of 5 million by the end of March 2014.

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Xbox One outsells PlayStation 4 in December, overall games sales down in 2013

The <> on November 22, 2013 in New York City.Xbox One might have won December, but the PS4 is winning the war.

According to brick and mortar retail tracker The NPD Group, both of Microsoft’s consoles outperformed Sony’s in the final month of 2013 in the U.S. Microsoft sold 908,000 Xbox Ones and 643,000 Xbox 360s in December, surpassing the totals for both the PS4 and PS3, though Sony did not provide specific numbers.

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