Tag Archive: xbox one

‘Minecraft’ deal could be key to Microsoft’s survival

“Minecraft” is the videogame world’s equivalent of lightning in a bottle—an indie gaming sensation that grew organically, eventually becoming one of the industry’s biggest franchises. It was a game that opened the doors… Continue reading

Microsoft sold 1.1 million Xboxes last quarter

The second quarter – those days that run from April 1 through June 30 – don’t tend to be big saleswise for video game companies. But this year (at Microsoft, at least) seems… Continue reading

Hardware sales soar in June

Never underestimate the power of a price cut. On the heels of Microsoft lowering the cost of the Xbox One by $100, video game hardware sales in June more than doubled the totals… Continue reading

Xbox One sales more than double after Kinect-less version released

Call it a good news/bad news situation for Microsoft. The good news: sales of the Xbox One “more than doubled” in June, compared to the May figures. The bad news: It’s becoming increasingly… Continue reading

Buy an Xbox One, get a $75 credit – if you’re among the lucky few

Sony’s PlayStation 4 may have gained the early lead in console sales, but a new promotion, aimed at a subset of Xbox 360 owners, is offering a pretty compelling incentive to upgrade to… Continue reading

Xbox One commercial might accidentally turn on your game console

In theory, the idea sounds fine. Get a personable, well-liked young star to promote the Xbox One, and, even though you’ve unbundled Kinect from the system, feature it prominently in ads to keep… Continue reading

Xbox One adding external storage support, real names

Microsoft is about to tackle one of the biggest problems with the Xbox One. A June system update to Microsoft’s new console will enable support of external storage devices, alleviating fears that owners… Continue reading

Your next-gen console is a big time power hog

That powerful console in your living room could be driving up your electric bill. A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council specifically calls out the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U as huge… Continue reading

Researchers use Xbox One’s Kinect to help kids with cerebral palsy

If we’re being honest with ourselves (and we should), Kinect for Xbox One has been something of a dud. The games integrating the motion-control tech have been so-so and the voice recognition is… Continue reading

PS4 outsells Xbox One, Titanfall tops charts in stellar March

Gamers may 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… Continue reading