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Weirdness: Never Was a Story of More Fascination Than This of Xbox and PlayStation

Never Was a Story of More Fascination Than This of Xbox and PlayStation

Fortune's fool

The console wars may be awash with warriors angrily biting their thumbs, but the word star-cross'd springs to mind when observing the latest social media fad. This tragic tale of two adoring PlayStation and Xbox representatives actually did the Twitter rounds a couple of years ago, but it's made a comeback overnight – even prompting...

News: Finally, We Can Compare PS4 and Xbox One Sales

Finally, We Can Compare PS4 and Xbox One Sales

Sony's way out in the lead

Microsoft stopped reporting Xbox One hardware sales recently, suggesting that its Monthly Active Users metric is more important than its flagship format's install base. Fortunately, an EA investor report and a bit of math has enabled us to, for the first time in a long while, see how the Redmond firm's box is performing in...

News: PS4 Can Leverage the Power of the Cloud, Says Microsoft

PS4 Can Leverage the Power of the Cloud, Says Microsoft

Yay?

News at eleven: Microsoft has a product and it doesn't care who it sells it to. While the so-called "power of the cloud" was a big buzz word when the Xbox One was announced, the Redmond firm has been a little less forthcoming about the bullet point of late. And now a Twitter exchange with gaffer Phil Spencer has revealed that the company's open...

News: Comparing PS4's Sales to the Competition May Be Tough Moving Forwards

Comparing PS4's Sales to the Competition May Be Tough Moving Forwards

Keeping the numbers quiet

Sony was sheepish when it came to console sales last generation, lumping the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 together as part of the illusive "PlayStation Family". It's been a lot more forthcoming with the PlayStation 4, revealing both sell in and sell through figures with alarming regularity. But it seems that Microsoft...

News: Microsoft: Sony's Buying Lots of Third-Party Exclusives for PS4

Microsoft: Sony's Buying Lots of Third-Party Exclusives for PS4

Xbox focusing on first-party, apparently

If there's one thing that Xbox chief Phil Spencer likes to do it's chat about the competition – although, to be fair, he was asked on this occasion. In a fairly wide-ranging interview with GameSpot, the ex-Microsoft Game Studios head insinuated that Sony's buying up plenty of third-party exclusives for...

News: PlayStation and Xbox Bosses Go Head-to-Head

PlayStation and Xbox Bosses Go Head-to-Head

In a friendly game of Disney Infinity 3.0

Can you hear that? It's the sound of Hell freezing over. At the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, PlayStation wish fulfiller Adam Boyes and Xbox spokesperson Larry Hryb hooked up for a head-to-head in Disney Infinity 3.0's all-new Sumo Digital developed kart racing mode. Neither of them looked especially...

News: Even Xbox's Boss Is Impressed by Bloodborne's PS4 Sales

Even Xbox's Boss Is Impressed by Bloodborne's PS4 Sales

Hunter's dream

In a move that's been no way orchestrated by Microsoft's marketing team, Phil 'One of Us' Spencer has congratulated Sony on the success of Bloodborne, which has already surpassed one million sales globally. To be fair to the Xbox chief, he did at least acknowledge that people would raise eyebrows at the message – so there's that...

Poll: Is It Now Time for Sony to Consider a $349.99 PS4 Price Promotion?

Is It Now Time for Sony to Consider a $349.99 PS4 Price Promotion?

Talking in circles

Stop us if you've heard this one before. Yes, we're back with another familiar article involving PlayStation 4 price points, console sales, and the exact kind of story that's seemingly become our lifeblood over the past few months. Before you dive into the comments to tell us to fix our broken record, though, hear us out: we're...

News: Analysts: Xbox One Will Catch Up to PS4 in 2015

Analysts: Xbox One Will Catch Up to PS4 in 2015

The battle goes on

Michael Pachter put his neck on the line recently, and stated that the PlayStation 4 will maintain control of the console space through 2015 – but this was before Microsoft's big NPD win in November. To his credit, the likeable forecaster is sticking with his reading of the situation, but a predictions post from

News: See, the Console Wars Don't Have to Be Mean

See, the Console Wars Don't Have to Be Mean

Just slimy instead

War never changes – unless, of course, they’re console wars. Ever since Sony dropped its anti-DRM bomb at E3 last year, both the Japanese giant and Microsoft have learned that the best way to ingratiate themselves to potential consumers is to act like their best friend. Every press conference now concludes with a message of...

News: Sony: We Know Microsoft's Going to Give Us a Run for Our Money

Sony: We Know Microsoft's Going to Give Us a Run for Our Money

Console maker ain't getting complacent

Everything’s looking rosy in the PlayStation Nation right now. Sony’s next-gen system is running away with the console crown, already surpassing 10 million units, with many more to come this Christmas, we suspect. Moreover, the lineup looks good, with a strong mix of first-party and third-party titles on...

News: PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

There's a new flop in town

Japan may still be considered something of a gaming mecca among some, but its importance in the console space is slowly declining. With many of the region’s biggest developers struggling to adapt to the PlayStation 3 era, and handhelds currently ruling the roost, it’s not exactly a surprise to see the recently released...