Category Archives: Game Consoles
The game console war is heating up. Now it’s the turn of Xbox One, selling more than 1 million units on its first day of release in 14 countries.
Unlike its competitor, Microsoft’s new device is dubbed to revolutionize living room entertainment with multitasking functions and improved Kinect feature for motion control.
Despite heavy competition from games in smartphones and tablets, Sony’s latest gaming console PS4 sold more than 1 million units within 24 hours of its release in North America last Friday. Early reviews have been positive indicating device’s faster performance and impressive enhancements. However, some users complained about a blue light flashing on their consoles. The blinking is reportedly affecting its operation.
About two years ago, I bought a Nintendo 3DS for my kids. I can still remember vividly their jubilant faces when they got hold of the device. It seems that it will take an eternity to stop them from playing it. They just love to twist and play around with it, and did so almost everyday. We have spent a descent amount of money to buy its games as they switched from one game to another. But just recently, I have given them my used iPhone 3GS and a Samsung Android phone. It didn’t take long for them to download and start enjoying and playing the games. Sure enough, the Nintendo 3DS was parked and retired for good inside their table’s cabinet.
With the emergence and eventual dominance of smartphones, most users have now turned from portable console games to their smartphones in playing games. According to the newest report from App Annie, consumers spent four times as much on games from App Store and Google Play than the games from the handheld gaming consoles like the Playstation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.
Xbox wire announced that and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will be released first on the Xbox One. According to them, pre-orders are being taken now in advance, for the game’s launch in Spring 2014.
Microsoft previously targeted 21 countries for its launch date but now it’s down to only 12. Unfortunately for XBOX fans around the world, only a handful of countries will get a hand of this device on the intended date. The lucky countries are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand will get a chance to receive their much awaited game console come November 13 of this year. The reason is that their concern regarding giving us “the best Xbox One experience the first day it is available” might not meet our expectations. But for a consolation price, according to XBOX Wire those who have pre ordered online for countries not included in the short list, will be given a free game.