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Complete roundup: Xbox One S, PS4 Slim Black Friday deals

For Black Friday 2016, deal quality shifts as you cross the console divide. As always, Microsoft comes in guns a-blazing with aggressive deals and prices on the Xbox One S. Over in the Sony camp, PlayStation 4 Slim deals are available - but...   read

 
 
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Nintendo confirms end of Wii U production

Eurogamer broke the news last week that Nintendo was cycling down its production of the Wii U, possibly as early as this Friday. Nintendo denied these reports to Japanese site IT media, saying it was "not true." However, the Japanese Wii U ...   read

 
 
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There's a bunch of Xbox and PlayStation bundle deals pre-Black Friday

We are nearing the middle of October but for those of you who absolutely can't wait until the holiday season to pick up an eighth-gen console, you're in luck. Retailers want to move inventory as fast as possible vs. being forced to bundle a...   read

 
 
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Microsoft taking jabs at Sony with recent tweets

Microsoft has been running a smear campaign against Sony since the announcement of the PS4 Pro. Its tweet following the livestream detailed how the Xbox One S has a UHD Blu-ray player, something Sony decided to leave out of its upcoming con...   read

 
 
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Sony exec discusses the birth of the PlayStation 4 Pro concept

Sony did not do the best job of explaining all of the benefits of the PS4 Pro yesterday. We know it won't support UHD Blu-Ray and that most games won't be outputting in native 4K resolution, but those details weren't mentioned at the a...   read

 
 
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Here's how PS4 Pro compares to Xbox Scorpio so far

Xbox tipped its hand the earliest, but Sony was the first to fully show it. Scorpio versus Pro. In this age of incremental console improvements, which of the two biggest platform-holders has the most impressive new trump card? We can gander...   read

 
 
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Xbox boss is '100% committed' to keeping you engaged with Xbox consoles

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft is already looking ahead to the next generation console. Talking to The Verge about the future of consoles in an age where TVs and mobile devices are becoming smarter, Spencer sa...   read

 
 
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Research group says millennials prefer PlayStation

Shopping research group InfoScout has published its post-Black Friday findings as they relate to video game consoles. As you can see in the chart below, 40% of participating millennials (defined as ages 18-35) buy PlayStation products on yo...   read

 
 
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Ex-Xbox boss: 'I think there will be another generation' of consoles

Former Xbox boss, Robbie Bach, believes that there will be another generation of consoles... but they probably won't look, or operate, much like they do today.  Talking to Geekwire, Bach -- who was head of Xbox for over ten years ...   read

 
 
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Sony sold more PS4s than Xbox One and 360 combined last quarter

Sony sold 3 million PlayStation 4 consoles between April and June 2015, with more than 25 million PS4 sales since the console launched in November 2012.  According to the latest Sony financial report, that's up from 2.7m in the same pe...   read

 
 


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Xbox: 'Sony does a really good job in mainland Europe'

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has acknowledged that the company must "do better in Europe." In an interview in the latest Edge Magazine, Spencer said, "when I look globally, mainland Europe is definitely an area we want to focus on." I'm excited ...   read

 
 
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Xbox founder thinks Sony is winning the console war

Ed Fries -- part of the original team that created the first Xbox way back in 2001 -- thinks that Sony's PlayStation 4 is leading the current-gen console war "by a nose." Fries added that while Microsoft had slashed prices recently, it was ...   read

 
 
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What if videogame consoles were Transformers?

This isn't clickbait. This isn't some article cashing in on hypothetical fan art of an Xbox turning into Megatron or a post about those awesome Mega Drive/PlayStation Transformers. This is my life, you fools. I've spent time pouring over th...   read

 
 
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New Nvidia Shield is a $200 Android console

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has announced the company's own sort of Ouya/Amazon Fire TV, the "world's first 4K Android TV console," the Tegra X1-powered Nvidia Shield. Not to be confused with Nvidia's recent Nvidia Shield. It is a thin rectan...   read

 
 
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PS4 passes 20 million mark

To make sure everyone knew that the PlayStation 4 was in charge of this console generation (so far), Sony humbly announced that the console has sold more than 20.2 million units worldwide as of March 1. It's still too early to call for most...   read

 
 
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Xbox One holiday price arrives as retailers discount bundles

Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailer help support Destructoid. So November 2 came and went (along with daylight saving time) and the Xbox One's official holiday price cut by $50 is now in effect. Thi...   read

 
 
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Phil Spencer wants the Xbox One to 'win' this generation's console war

The idea of the console war -- that the big console makers are locked in this all-or-nothing struggle for hearts and minds -- has gotten sillier as I've gotten older. Still, Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer has told Game Informer he wants to w...   read

 
 
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The Road to E3: A console gaming infographic

E3 is a week away! We're going into the first E3 where all three major console players are fully established, so we expect a good fight this year. Or at least a lot of noise. Through the work of Mediaworks' and Unique Magazines' console gam...   read

 
 
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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes patch coming May 1

Konami has announced that it will be releasing a title update for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on May 1. The patch will unlock the up-to-now platform exclusive missions "Deja Vu" and "Jamais Vu" (available only in the PlayStation ...   read

 
 
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Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg directing Console Wars movie

Author Blake Harris' Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation will be available in the US this May, but the story doesn't end there. Sony Pictures is adapting the book into a feature-length movie, written and d...   read

 
 
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PS4 outsells Xbox in January, sales cross 5.3 million

Remember when we were wondering if Sony could hit its 5M sales projection by March? Well, it's done it sooner. Sony has reported over 5.3 million PS4s have been sold as of February 8, which doesn't even count all those Valentine's Day sales...   read

 
 
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Chinese TV maker working on Xbox-like videogame console

At the start of this year, China lifted its ban on videogame consoles, allowing them to be sold on the mainland with government approval and provided they're made in Shanghai. Those restrictions could slow Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft from...   read

 
 
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Microsoft says Xbox One was fastest selling console

It's rather predictable that in the weeks following the launches of new consoles, the companies responsible would want to tout their machines as being the best and the brightest. Sony's already chimed in and said that the PlayStation 4 had ...   read

 
 
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NPD confirms PS4 launch 'biggest in history'

After the news earlier today that market research group DFC Intelligence was dubbing the launch of the PlayStation 4 the biggest ever for a console, a statement from Sony President and CEO Jack Tretton confirmed it, backed up by new numbers...   read

 
 
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Which Console watches more Porn, BF4 Fixes & FFVIII Hair

Hey hey! This video was supposed to go up yesterday afternoon, but a series of unfortunate events resulted in it going up very late last night, and then internet witchcraft prevented me from putting up a post. So, if you don't mind a littl...   read

 
 
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