In a recent interview with OXM, Microsoft made the bold statement that they expect all next-gen systems to sell a total of one billion units, which is why they must focus so much on the non-game related functionally of the Xbox One. The genius! So apparently Microsoft has figured out that if their next console does this many of things, and people want that many of things, then they will sell about a billion of their Xbox One things. Because reason and math.
This all makes sense the less you think about it.
Today, more whispers hit the rumor mill, as its seems Microsoft will be demanding a cut of used games sales from retailers. Wii U sales also enjoyed a nice little bump following the Xbox One announcement, and Ashley Burch is the defender of all things mousey in this week's HAWP. Brett stands in defense of Microsoft's reveal, Chris has a few thoughts on platform fandom, and the minds behind Euro Truck Simulator are back to their mundane-into-magic tricks again with Chemical Spillage Simulation.
Community Blogs of 5-24
Forum Thread of the Day: Destiny
Friday Night Fights: Xbox Done?
Live show: Baldur's Gate and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
FIFA 14 out September 24 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC
Tetris Blitz now out, free for iOS and Android
Report: Microsoft and publishers get a cut of used sales
The Night of the Rabbit Q&A with Matt Kempke
Wii U sales drastically spike after Xbox One presentation
Chemical Spillage Simulation hitting PC in June
Sanctum 2 developers continue to patch the game
Microsoft predicts over a billion next-gen consoles sold
European PS4 ad says 'coming 2013'
Joe Danger 1 and 2 are racing towards Steam
Sold: Green Man Gaming has Tomb Raider for $13.60
Nintendo to reveal tons of Pokemon X and Y info during E3
Capcom Arcade Cabinet All in One Pack now available
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers hits Europe in September
Weekend PC deals: Chivalry, Torchlight, Unreal, Defiance
Sonic Lost World has more unwanted company
Ninja Theory's latest game is Fightback for mobile
Live-action Payday series wants to rob you blind
Watch Donkey Kong scare a bunch of kids at the zoo
Movie Defense Force: Street Fighter
HAWP: 'Like that movie with the horses'
Too cute! Mega Man, Mr. Saturn, and Samus crotchet dolls
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate gets another Virtua Fighter
DeNA's next two games are G.I. Joe and Dungeons & Dragons
Grid 2 Mono Edition is the most expensive game ever
Renegade Kid's Treasurenauts looks retro-tastic
Curious platformer Contrast also hitting PSN and XBLA
Impressions: Awakening: The Art of Halo 4
Act fast: God game Reprisal is free today
Animal Crossing: New Leaf gets a bizarre TV spot
Chronicles of Mystara trailer showcases the Dwarf