With the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo had more at stake than Microsoft in terms of gaming console sales last week. Even so, the Xbox 360 radically outsold the Wii U in North America. While there's no arguing with raw numbers — 750,000 for the Xbox 360 and 400,000 for the Wii U — the bigger picture is a bit more complicated.
Xbox Music launched today on Xbox 360. The streaming music service is similar to Spotify in functionality and pricing ($10 a month for premium service). Later this month it will expand onto Windows 8, and the service will find its way onto Windows Phone 8 shortly after the platform's expected launch in early November.
Released in 2005, Microsoft's Xbox 360 console is still going strong. Holding the record for the top-selling console for the last 18 months, the Xbox 360 is getting yet another awesome special edition console. This time it's a translucent console and controller bundle for Halo 4's launch.
During last week's E3, Microsoft touted Xbox SmartGlass, its me-too attempt to add a secondary display to its Xbox 360 experience. Microsoft's updated the My Xbox Live app for iPhone to give us a tiny taste of what it's like to use a secondary device to control an Xbox 360.
Whew, that didn't take long. A month after putting its collection of over 17,000 Prime Instant Videos on the PlayStation 3, Amazon's ported its streaming catalog over to the Xbox 360 — complete with Kinect's gesture and voice controls.
An Xbox 360 in every home. That's Microsoft's line of thought. A new report details Microsoft's plans to bring a low-cost Xbox 360 by bundling it with a mandatory two-year monthly Xbox Live Gold subscription. Who still needs an Xbox 360?
Good news my U.K. gaming comrades. There's a new limited edition Xbox 360. Hope you absolutely love the Union Jack because this Xbox 360, Kinect and controller has the British flag slapped all over them.
When we hit "factory reset" on our gadgets, we expect all traces of sensitive information — all of it — to be wiped out — completely. Security experts have learned that with some basic hacking, credit card info stored on old Xbox 360 hard drives can be extracted. Sigh.
As the world waits for the next Xbox, the awesome folks at Microsoft are gearing up to rake in the cash with the special Star Wars R2-D2 Xbox 360, C-3PO controller, white Kinect sensor and Kinect Star Wars bundle. We finally got some alone time with Artoo and he's still quite the charmer.
That Ben Heck, he's always finding ways to make gamers lazier more productive while sitting in front of the TV. Heck's "Hot Pocket Dispenser" solves the conundrum of eating and gaming. Now, you'll never have to pause your game to eat that Hot Pocket. Die zombies, die!