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News: UK PS4 Stock Shortages Allow Xbox One to Pull Ahead Over Previous Four Weeks

UK PS4 Stock Shortages Allow Xbox One to Pull Ahead Over Previous Four Weeks

System wars

While you can find a PlayStation 4 if you look here in the UK, the console is far from being readily available. The system has been sold out at most major online retailers since the start of March, and that’s been reflected in the software sales, which have taken a tumble over the past few weeks. In fact, it seems like the lack of...

News: Sony's PS4 Indie Launch Parity Clause Is More Parody

Sony's PS4 Indie Launch Parity Clause Is More Parody

See what you did there

Microsoft’s holding a gun to the heads of indie developers, forcing them to deploy their wares on the Xbox One at the same time as other systems or forget releasing them on the format at all. This means that smaller studios without the bandwidth to produce multiple versions of their titles at once may be forced to launch on...

News: Pachter: Titanfall Exclusivity Due to Industry Thinking Xbox One Would Eat PS4's Lunch

Pachter: Titanfall Exclusivity Due to Industry Thinking Xbox One Would Eat PS4's Lunch

Tides are turning

With an Xbox 360 and PC iteration in the pipeline, Titanfall is not quite the bonafide Xbox One exclusive that Microsoft’s hyping it up to be. However, the Redmond-based manufacturer has ensured that the inaugural iteration in Respawn Entertainment’s first-person franchise will not arrive on the PlayStation 4. What does that...

News: Xbox One's Heinous Launch Parity Clause Still Causing Problems for PlayStation Devs

Xbox One's Heinous Launch Parity Clause Still Causing Problems for PlayStation Devs

Playing dirty

Microsoft may have been quick to react to the negative feedback pointed at most aspects of the Xbox One, but it’s refusing to budge on the launch parity clause that underlines its hastily implemented indie initiative. For those out of the loop, the manufacturer will not allow titles to appear on its system if they’ve already...

Talking Point: Should Sony Respond to Microsoft's UK Xbox One Price Cut?

Should Sony Respond to Microsoft's UK Xbox One Price Cut?

Incredible crisis

You’ve got to hand it to Microsoft, it knows how to react quickly. The Redmond-based manufacturer has been flip-flopping between Xbox One strategies faster than Usain Bolt in sandals, starting all the way back at E3 where the company controversially defended its abhorrent digital rights management policies – only to yank them...

News: PS4 Exclusive RIME Almost Ended Up on the Xbox One

PS4 Exclusive RIME Almost Ended Up on the Xbox One

Microsoft rejected the release

It may be one of the most anticipated PlayStation 4 titles in production, but things could have been very different for Tequila Works’ stunning ICO-esque excursion RIME. A document uncovered by underground publication VG Leaks indicates that the Spanish developer actually pitched the title to Microsoft first, as an...

News: Whoa, PS4 Software Sales Are Swiftly Outpacing the Xbox One in the UK

Whoa, PS4 Software Sales Are Swiftly Outpacing the Xbox One in the UK

Greatness sells

Intense console rivalry may not be healthy or productive, but it sure can be a lot of fun – especially when you're on the winning side. We've known for a while that the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in the UK, but it's been a week or two since we've had some fancy numbers to gloat about. PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara is on...

News: Microsoft Just Made Sure You Won't Be Playing Gears of War on PS4

Microsoft Just Made Sure You Won't Be Playing Gears of War on PS4

Missing the Marcus

You may not have realised it, but up until this morning there was a chance that the next instalment in the Gears of War franchise could appear on the PlayStation 4. Despite the series remaining exclusive to the Xbox 360 across all four of its previous instalments, the property was actually owned by independent outfit and Unreal...

News: Blimey, PS4 Sales Are More Than Double the Xbox One in Germany

Blimey, PS4 Sales Are More Than Double the Xbox One in Germany

Wunderbar

The PlayStation 4 has sold an impressive 250,000 units in Germany since its launch on 29th November. In comparison, the Xbox One – which released a week earlier on 22nd November – has moved 100,000 units. The figures come courtesy of Media Control GFK, and track the period up to the end of December. Sony's powerhouse has now sold a...

Rumour: PS4 Loses Black Friday Battle Against Xbox One

PS4 Loses Black Friday Battle Against Xbox One

One console to rule them all

There’s been nothing but good news surrounding the PlayStation 4 of late, but Microsoft may have finally uncovered a chink in the Japanese giant’s armour. According to research firm Infoscout, the Xbox One beat Sony’s new super machine to the top of the Black Friday sales charts last week. The research group...

Weirdness: So, What Happens When You Plug a PS4 into the Xbox One?

So, What Happens When You Plug a PS4 into the Xbox One?

Well, the world doesn't end

It’s a mystery more puzzling than the meaning of life: what happens when you plug a PlayStation 4 directly into an Xbox One? Microsoft admitted earlier in the year that its next generation console’s HDMI input could be used to connect a competing console, and now the embargo has lifted on the Redmond-based firm’s...

News: Microsoft Pats Sony on the Back for Successful PS4 Launch

Microsoft Pats Sony on the Back for Successful PS4 Launch

Round of applause

As entertaining as the console wars can undeniably be at times, all three major gaming manufacturers rely on each other to succeed. After all, a healthy industry is good for business – and competition is a great thing for consumers. This surprisingly sporting image from Microsoft congratulating Sony on the PlayStation 4 launch...

Weirdness: South Park Tackles the PS4 and Xbox One Console War

South Park Tackles the PS4 and Xbox One Console War

Stoking the flames

Clearly not content with its own impending South Park: The Stick of Truth, the potty-mouthed animated series has taken it upon itself to tackle the never-ending topic of the console wars. The clip that we've embedded below sees the show's main characters split up after pledging their allegiance to either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox...