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PlayStation 4 Sales Approaching 20 Million Units

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PS4 sales have now almost reached 20 million units, according to the latest figures from Sony. With more than 18.5 million units already sold as of January 4th, 2015, the Japanese electronics giant is confident it will reach the 20 million milestone in no time. These figures are overly impressive for a console that is only one-year old. In fact, they make the PS4 the fastest selling PlayStation console to date, faster even than the PS2. A lot of those systems were sold during the holiday season, which Sony considers to be between Black Friday and January 4th. Approximately 4.1...

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Xbox One May Actually be More Popular than the PS4

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After taking a serious beating in most of 2014, the Xbox One may actually be making a real comeback in its brutal console war against the PlayStation 4. Sony’s system was the sales champ for ten consecutive months until its win streak was broken in November in light of a slew of lucrative promotions and price cuts from Microsoft. Now according to the new data released by Google, gamers have been very interested in the Xbox One, particularly in the closing months of 2014. Microsoft’s gaming console managed to grab seventh place in the search giant’s top 10 trending consumer...

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Xbox One vs PS4 - Microsoft Outsold Sony on Black Friday

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Continuing our coverage of the ever-heated console war between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, new statistics have revealed that Microsoft outsold Sony on Black Friday. In fact, the Xbox One trounced the PS4 -- no contest! Although both consoles sold well, Xbox One sales accounted for 53 percent of total Black Friday retail sales -- nearly doubling the PS4's 31 percent share. The Xbox 360 took third place with 9 percent, followed by the Wii U with 6 percent and the PS3 with a paltry 1 percent. DON'T MISS: Xbox One Has Sold 10 Million Units, Catching Up to...

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PS4 Sales Have Passed the 15 Million Units Mark

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Despite Microsoft’s successful efforts to close the gap between its Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, Sony’s home console continues to record solid sales and is still leading the current-gen console race by quite a margin. In fact, PS4 sales have finally crossed the 15 million units mark, and it’s safe to assume that figure will skyrocket during the Christmas holiday season. November 15th marked the first anniversary of the PS4, and what better present for Sony than its console selling in excess of 15 million units over the one year it’s been o the market? Those PS4 sales were...

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Xbox Japan CEO Quits Due to Poor Xbox One Sales in Country

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Xbox Japan CEO Takashi Sensui has resigned from his position, but will remain at Microsoft as Interactive Entertainment Manager in the United States. Sensui became the head of Xbox Japan in 2006; while his departure has some scratching their heads, the fact that the Xbox One has been selling poorly in the country certainly has a big part to do with the decision. The Xbox One launched in Japan in September 2014 with high hopes that it will outperform the Xbox 360. However, sales of 23,562 units in its first four days on the market and subsequent anemic sales made...

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