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Japanese Hardware: Xbox 360 Wins Its First Full Month Against PS3

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

From gamasutra.com (http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=20498 ):[QUOTE]The Xbox 360 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for the third week in a row in Japan, although hardware sales have been on the decline even while the software charts stay busy.Famitsu publisher Enterbrain’s six-month hardware data also revealed that in the month of September, the Xbox 360 beat the PlayStation 3 […]

Microsoft: We understand European loyalty to Sony

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

From gamesindustry.biz (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/microsoft-we-understand-european-loyalty-to-sony ):[QUOTE]Head of Microsoft Game Studios Phil Spencer has even said that he understands the loyalty that European consumers have traditionally held for Sony products, and his team is working hard to create games that appeal to niche demands.”I understand as a gamer the brand that Sony has here, and the work that […]

Microsoft’s Ballmer talks about Xbox Business

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

From mercurynews.com (http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_10621083?source=rss ):[QUOTE]During a visit to Silicon Valley late last month, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talked with the Mercury News about Microsoft’s consumer electronics efforts and the challenges it has faced. Here is an edited transcript of his remarks.* Q If you look at what they’ve [Microsoft’s consumer electronics] done in the last year […]

(EU) Xbox 360 Sales More Than Double

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

From the press release:[QUOTE]New figures announced today by ChartTrack saw sales of the Microsoft Xbox 360 increase by 214% in the last two weeks[1], outselling Sony’s PlayStation 3 by more than two-to-one and reaffirming its strong momentum in Europe in the wake of its recent reduction in estimated retail price (ERP).A reduction in the Xbox […]

XBMC for Xbox 2008-10-06 SVN rev15805 build (Atlantis Beta2) - T3CH

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

T3CH released a new SVN compile (rev15805 - Atlantis Beta2) of XBMC for Xbox(info (http://www.xbox-scene.com/software/software.php?page=mediaplayers#newsitemEpyVVkpEFZGLaWTWZd )).This T3CH-compile is a complete snapshot of what is in SVN at the time the build was compiled, with just a few small additions.Special Notes and Noteworthy/XML/Script changes:* Sorry for the delay, but I wanted to wait for Beta 2 […]

Microsoft Rolls out Red Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

From the press release (http://gamerscoreblog.com/press/archive/2008/09/30/xblrdctrlr.aspx ):[QUOTE]This holiday season, Xbox 360 fans are invited to accessorize with Microsoft’s award-winning Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers, now available for a limited time in red with newly designed black accents. Experience wireless gaming from up to 30 feet and enjoy uninterrupted play with the included Play & Charge cable and […]

Nintendo of America chief on game industry competition

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

From venturebeat.com (http://venturebeat.com/2008/10/06/qa-with-nintendo-of-america-chief-reggie-fils-aime-on-game-industry-competition/ ):[QUOTE]* VB: You brought up our article on the Xbox 360 defects. How has Nintendo managed to escape the defect problem that Microsoft ran into?* RF-A: Simply put, we take product quality extremely seriously. We test our hardware and software extensively before putting it in the market. We have a very low […]

Rumor: Xbox 360 holiday bundles to include family friendly games

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

From xbox360fanboy.com (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/10/07/rumor-xbox-360-holiday-bundles-to-include-family-friendly-games/ ):[QUOTE]Just as was done last year, Microsoft may be looking to release special Xbox 360 packages that are bundled with a few free games to entice holiday console purchasers. And according to our insider Gamestop tipster, this holiday Microsoft will be bundling family friendly games with all three major 360 consoles.We’ve been […]

Microsoft Freezes Hiring At Xbox And Zune Group

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

From alleyinsider.com (http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/10/report-microsoft-in-a-hiring-freeze-msft- ):[QUOTE]UPDATE: We’ve confirmed that Robbie Bach, who heads up Entertainment and Devices (Xbox, Zune, etc), sent out an email last night announcing a freeze at his group.Prior to receiving the news about the E&D group, we asked Microsoft for comment about the possibility of a companywide hiring freeze, which the company says […]

(UK) Sainsbury’s to sell Xbox 360 for 99GBP

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

From videogamer.com (http://www.videogamer.com/news/02-10-2008-9544.html ):[QUOTE]MCV reports that Sainsbury’s is set to offer substantial price reductions for the Xbox 360 from tomorrow. According to the publication’s sources the Xbox 360 Arcade will go on sale at 99.97 - a 30 price cut - while the 60GB model will be available for 139.97.The price cuts won’t be permanent […]