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Michael Pachter Thinks Project Scorpio Shouldn’t Be Priced Above $399; PS4 Pro Might be $349 by Christmas

Wedbush Securities Analyst Michael Pachter explains why a Project Scorpio priced above $399 would be “a problem” and foretells a price cut for PS4 Pro during the Holiday season. …Read More The post Michael Pachter Thinks Project Scorpio Shouldn’t Be Priced Above $399; PS4 Pro Might be $349 by Christmas by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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PS4 has Doubled the Sales of Xbox One, Research Firm Reports

Will the Xbox One Ever Catch up to PlayStation 4? Our current generation of console gaming has seen highs and lows for Xbox. Apparently, the PlayStation 4 experience is full of highs. Recently revealed estimates say PlayStation 4 has more than doubled the amount of Xbox One sales in its life-span. We learned this from SuperData, the market research firm compiling all available data on console movement. According to them, Sony as sold 55 million units compared to Microsoft’s 26 million. While Microsoft has not revealed its sales numbers, Niko Partners’ Daniel Ahmad, one of our favorite analysts, supplemented the information with his estimation charts. Even independently, the numbers came around the same estimation. Here is the same chart as before. But this time for Xbox sales. Note. Xbox One sales are estimated. Actual sales may vary. pic.twitter.com/ymHSt0KgNg — Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 16, 2017 Here is the same chart for PlayStation consoles are reflected by @Pyrofrost pic.twitter.com/xc1zF99h8q — Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 16, 2017 We have learned that Ahmad used “both public and private data to work out total sales […] to work out absolute minimums.” Basically, taking the information presented and working out the variable numbers within a safe margin. Following December 6th, Sony was happy to deliver…

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Showing off the New Xbox One UI and Guide from the Next System Update

Big Changes are Coming to Windows and the Xbox One UI Starting next week, Xbox One insider users will test the console’s updated UI as part of the major Creators Update. Such is part of Microsoft’s plan to make their PC gaming the best it’s ever been, meanwhile, rolling out a new interface and new services to enhance Xbox One and Xbox One S. So far, they’ve offered us a glimpse. To greet players with the most convenience, creators have installed the new side-panel overlay. From there, you can multi-task and access content no matter what you’re doing. Additionally, view your battery life and clock without a transition back to home. And it doesn’t stop there, because share features are just as much a part of the New UI; screenshots, recording, and streaming are easily applied through this interface. Although it seems vaguely reminiscent of PlayStation 4‘s latest share panel, this one grants access to other games and apps. In precipitating next week’s insider testing, Xbox’s Head of Platform Engineering Mike Ybarra wrote a blog post outlining the major changes: “These updates are about four key themes: Streaming, Performance, People, and Competition. We’ll make it easier to stream than ever before, by making Beam a…

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Take a Closer Look at Xbox One’s Red and Green/Orange Controllers in New Unboxing Videos

Two of Xbox One’s latest controller colors get the unboxing treatment, as new videos highlight the new Red and Green/Orange Xbox One controllers. …Read More The post Take a Closer Look at Xbox One’s Red and Green/Orange Controllers in New Unboxing Videos by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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In the UK: FIFA 17 Was The Top Selling Game at Retail for 2016; Hardware and Software Sales Fall for the Year

Research institute GfK has released its information and full year figures for the UK physical games market in 2016. …Read More The post In the UK: FIFA 17 Was The Top Selling Game at Retail for 2016; Hardware and Software Sales Fall for the Year by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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December 2016 NPD: Xbox One Had Its Best Month Ever, PS4 Outsold It

For the second month in a row, PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in the United States, The NPD Group’s latest report shows. Additionally, PS4 was the #1 selling home console in the US in December 2016. While Sony declined to comment on the sales of PS4 (they only confirmed the NPD data to GamesBeat), Microsoft did issue a statement. In it, they say December 2016 was the best month ever for Xbox One sales, PS4 sales were down year-over-year, and Xbox One sold more units than PS4 in the second half of 2016: December was the biggest month ever for Xbox One sales in the U.S., and Xbox One was the only [current-generation] console with year-over-year growth, according to NPD. In addition, Xbox One was the top-selling console over the second half of 2016, following the announcement of Xbox One S at E3. Recently, Sony revealed that PS4 is the world’s best-selling console over the last three years, and lifetime sales are over 53 million. The NPD’s full report for December should be revealed next week. One piece of information GamesBeat revealed early is that Final Fantasy XV sold far better on PS4 than Xbox One. [Source: GamesBeat] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Minecraft Update 1.40 Today on PS4 & PS3 Fixes Some Bugs

Following the releases of 1.38 and 1.39 late last month, Minecraft update 1.40 is now available to download on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in North America and Europe, developer 4J Studios announced today. As the patch notes show, this is just a small bug fix update: Fix for Mob Spawners not spawning anymore, and showing a Pig inside them. Fix for previously created signs being censored for players with restrictive Privacy settings. Fix for being able to escape the boundaries of the world by exiting a Boat at the edge. The update is also available on Xbox One and Xbox 360. 4J Studios adds, “We are continuing to work on bug fixes for all Minecraft console editions. Please report any bugs you’ve found here.” During the Nintendo event last night, Minecraft was announced for Nintendo Switch. In 2016, Minecraft was the #3 best-selling PS4 game in North America through the PlayStation Store. It also took home #1 on PS3 and #2 on PS Vita in North America. [Source: 4J Studios (Twitter 1, 2, 3, 4), Minecraft Forum (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

NPD Crowns PS4 Best Selling Home Console in the United States in December, Xbox One Wins Second Half of 2016

While games are preparing to welcome the Nintendo Switch, NPD reports on the battle between PS4 and Xbox One. …Read More The post NPD Crowns PS4 Best Selling Home Console in the United States in December, Xbox One Wins Second Half of 2016 by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Guy Claiming to Be the Real Cole Train Now Suing for Gears of War Money

Seems the Man Filing the Lawsuit Actually Resembles Cole Train in Many Ways Ever have those moments where you see a video game character and realize it’s you? Well, apparently, that’s what happened with Lenwood Hamilton when his son’s friend showed him Gears of War in early 2016. It was at that moment Hamilton knew someone messed up, because he’s now suing for royalties. That’s right. Whether it’s Epic, Microsoft, or just voice actor Lester Speight, we don’t know Yet. And Lester Speight, aka Terry Tate, apparently worked in Hamilton’s wrestling company. He’s the man behind the Cole Train; the whoos, the one-liners, and all the smack endearing us to the character come from his portrayal. So the story goes that Speight and Hamilton actually thought about creating a video game character during their work together. What are the odds, right? By Hamilton’s account, Speight took off with the idea and established Cole Train in Gears of War. Furthermore, Hamilton outright declares that he is Cole Train; the character is like him in virtually every way. And just like Cole Train, Hamilton is a former football player, on top of being a former wrestler. Even the front gold tooth is apart of his unique physicality. Hence, Hamilton will be suing…

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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks Differences Between Scorpio and PC and Scalebound Cancellation

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The most overrated Xbox One games of 2016

2016 wasn’t the best year for many people, though for the Xbox One, things were pretty fantastic. As publishers took full advantage of the three-year-old console, giving us instant classics such as “Gears of War 4”, “Forza Horizon 3”, “Overwatch“, “Doom 2016” and “Dark Souls 3“. However, not every hyped up game was a home run; some games crashed and… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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The New Red Xbox One Controller Looks Like Candy And I Want To Eat It

Today Microsoft introduces two new official colors to the Xbox One Wireless Controller line. There’s green and orange, which looks like an escapee from a Halo bundle, and sweet, delicious red, with its colorful candy buttons and delicious gummi analog sticks. It makes my teeth ache. Advertisement Available exclusively from the Microsoft Store and GameStop, the $64.99 Red controller features a simple two-tone red design that evokes red licorice, dark cherry Starbursts and other things slightly more edible than machined plastic. The buttons look like hard candy, and the analog nubs look like they need chewing much more than the standard ones. It’s probably just me, but sometimes designs and colors schemes come together in such a way that I just want to sink my teeth into them. The new red controller probably doesn’t actually smell or taste like those dried chocolate cherries they sell in the slightly-fancier part of the candy aisle, but damn if I don’t want it to. Advertisement Meanwhile, exclusive to the Microsoft Store and Walmart, the new Green and Orange is just another gamepad. You can eat that one if you’d like. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!