Tag Archives: Xbox One

UPDATED: Publishers to receive cut of Xbox One pre-owned sales at retail

Retailers will be free to charge whatever they wish for pre-owned Xbox One games, but both Microsoft and publishers will take a percentage cut of every sale. Retail sources have told MCV that Microsoft has this week briefed key retail partners on how it intends to take ownership of the …

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GameStop tight-lipped about Xbox One pre-owned plans

So tight is the secrecy surrounding Microsoft’s pre-owned ambitions for Xbox One that even GameStop has seemingly been sworn to silence. "Definitely Xbox has said that they do support the trade-in/resale games at retail and that they want to handle communication from this point forward on that,” president Tony Bartel …

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Microsoft targeting "potentially upwards of a billion" next-gen console unit sales

Expansion beyond the games market could lead to record-breaking sales of the Xbox One and games consoles in general, Microsoft has claimed. But before it gets there, the company believes that the Xbox 360 still has as many as 25m additional unit sales left in it. "We believe over the …

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Need for Speed Rivals coming to Xbox One and PS4

Need for Speed is heading to next-gen consoles in the form of Need for Speed Rivals. The title has been developed by EA’s newest studio, Gothenburg-based Ghost Games. In Rivals, players race as either a cop or racer with different aims for each. Racers aim to capture their dramatic escapes …

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UPDATED: The extent of Kinect 2’s visual DRM is beginning to emerge

Kinect 2 will be able to employ certain DRM measures depending on what it observes in the living room. That’s the conclusion suggested by a patent filed by Microsoft, and corroborated by sources talking to MCV in the weeks leading up to this week’s Xbox One reveal. ExtremeTech reports that …

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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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