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Microsoft loses $400m on Xbox One

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, PlayStation 4, Sony, Video games, Xbox One 2 Comments

In news that will no doubt please Sony, Microsoft - which spent $2.1 billion producing and marketing the Xbox One - has reported a loss of $400 million (£238m) since launching the console in November last year. The Independent reports that the news comes from Microsoft’s annual earnings report for 2014, and shows the loss…

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Watch the Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare story trailer

Stuart O'Connor Gaming, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Video games, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Call of Duty is probably the biggest-selling game franchises on the market, after GTA. The latest version - Sledgehammer Games' futuristic Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - is due out in November, and Activision has just released the new campaign story trailer. It's set in the wake of "the first global terrorist attack in history",…

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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, Gadgets, Gaming, PlayStation 4, Retail, Samsung, Software, TVs, Video games, Xbox One Leave a Comment

It's something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and…

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Xbox One sales double after Kinect-less release, says Microsoft

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In news that will surprise nobody, it seems that forcing people to buy a peripheral they do not want does not make good business sense. Microsoft's Xbox Wire blog is reporting that Xbox One sales have doubled in the US since the launch of the non-Kinect bundle. "Over the past month, we’ve seen a strong…

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