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Wii U sales back to pre-Mario Kart 8 levels in Japan

The Mario Kart 8 effect on Wii U sales appears to be over in Japan. Famitsu sales data for the week ending June 22nd shows that Wii U sold 8,373 machines throughout the week. That’s slightly less than the 8,858 sold in the week before Mario Kart 8 was released, …

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Destiny gets Xbox One GPU boost following Kinect relegation

Bungie has been able to increase the resolution of Destiny on Xbox One thanks to the dropping of Kinect. Microsoft confirmed last week that its recent move to make Kinect non-mandatory means that developers will now have the option of utilising GPU resources that were formally reserved for the peripheral …

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Disconnecting Kinect will not boost Xbox One performance, Microsoft clarifies

Owners of Kinect-less Xbox Ones will not enjoy a performance boost over those who choose to attach a camera to their machine. That’s the clarification from Microsoft, which was forced to issue a statement after some corners of the internet misinterpreted yesterday’s news of a GPU boost in the most …

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Devs get 10% Xbox One GPU boost following Kinect’s disconnect

The latest Xbox One development kits afford programmers in the region of ten per cent additional processing power. That’s because Microsoft’s decision to make Kinect an optional Xbox One peripheral has freed up processing time formerly required to be left aside for system operations associated wit the camera. The additional …

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Kinect-less Xbox Ones could be given additional processing power

Xbox Ones that are not attached to a Kinect camera could receive a performance boost. Microsoft has previously detailed how a certain percentage of the system’s power is constantly reserved for a handful of OS-specific tasks such as Kinect usage and running multiple programs. However, now that Microsoft has officially …

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Can Titanfall turn around Xbox One sales in the UK?

Microsoft is banking on EA’s Titanfall to help Xbox One fight back against PS4. The Xbox and PC shooter was available as a beta to gamers this week, and has received significant praise from critics and fans. As a result, retailers have told MCV that there’s been a ‘dramatic spike’ …

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Now Xbox One boosts its CPU performance

Microsoft has confirmed a second boost to the specs of its Xbox One. GeekWire reports that Xbox chief marketing officer Yusef Mehdi told the Citi Global Technology Conference that the clock speed of the CPU has been increased from 1.6GHz to 1.75GHz. This follows news from early last month that …

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Xbox Cloud boosts Forza 5 AI by 600%, dev Turn 10 claims

Cloud technology on the Xbox One can increase AI processing power by up to 600 per cent, claims the studio manager of Forza 5 developer Turn 10. Speaking toOXM, Alan Hartman said developers were able to free up more of the console’s hardware for graphics and audio processing, and offload …

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Wii U sales boost following Xbox One reveal

Sales of the Wii U have rocketed on Amazon.co.uk in the days following Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal. As spotted by Nintendo Life, last night the Wii U Premium machine had climbed from 243rd in the retailer’s ‘Movers and Shakers’ list to 50th, with sales increasing 386 per cent. At the …

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Gears of War: Judgment goes big on IAP

Friday release Gears of War: Judgment will offer an array of XP-boosting in-app-payment options for gamers. Videogamer reports that the entry-level purchase costs 80 Microsoft Points (around 70p) for which gamers receive double XP for ten games. 320 MSP (2.75) buys a 50-match long boost, 560 MSP (4.80) a 100-match …

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