November 26, 2008 |
The more things change, the more they actually change. Microsoft's original Xbox never had legs like Sony's fleet-footed PlayStation 2, only managing to sell around 25 million units worldwide -- a nibble compared to Sony's 140 million. What a difference getting your system out first can make (well, unless you're the Dreamcast , may it rest in peace). Microsoft said recently that the Xbox 360 would finally muscle past the original Xbox's sell totals by the end of November, but it's happened a week earlier than expected.
November 25, 2008 |
Want to see a slot-loading Xbox 360? Slot loading, you know, like on a MacBook, where you put a CD or DVD in a thin auto-loading slot instead of pushing a button to make a mechanical tray slide out. The Xbox 360 has a tray-loader. The PlayStation 3, by comparison, uses a slot-loader. Until now, that is. Some homebrew genius pulled his Xbox 360 apart and converted it into a slot-loading curio . Check out the video , then have a look at how he did it, step by step with pictures . He apparently had to build...
January 11, 2013 |
Nintendo's Wii U sold more than 460,000 units in December — enough to outpace the sales of its predecessor but not enough to take the top spot in video-game console sales. The Wii U figures, released by Nintendo on Thursday night, are from the NPD Group's December report on the video-game industry as a whole. Overall, the numbers were in line with the flagging sales that have plagued the industry all year. But it was particularly disappointing for Nintendo, which needed an unqualified hit...
May 10, 2012 |
Microsoft is currently testing a modified version of Internet Explorer 9 on its Xbox 360 console, according to our sources. The Xbox 360 currently includes Bing voice search, but it's limited to media results. Microsoft's new Internet Explorer browser for Xbox will expand on this functionality to open up a full browser for the console. We are told that the browser will let Xbox users surf all parts of the web straight from their living rooms. Microsoft has also integrated Kinect gestures and voice control heavily into the...
November 6, 2008 |
Gamasutra pulled together a rough and ready numbers piece today, shunted from a substantial and detailed feature on Nintendo's sales , and ranked the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii according to their software attach rates. Any surprises? Just one. The PS3 had a third-party attach rate of less than two back in late 2006, just after it debuted, but Gamasutra's chart now has it nipping at the Xbox 360's heels with more than double that figure. 2.4 - Wii 1.4 - Xbox 360 0.9 -...
October 24, 2009 |
Halloween is coming up and if there's one thing I know it's that geeks love Halloween. The opportunity to hide behind a mask, to subvert the status quo, and to dress up like sexy nurse/sexy witch/sexy balloon boy is a cause for celebration. That said, we're offering one Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console to the winner of our First Annual CrunchGear Halloween Costume Contest.Here's how to enter.