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Xbox hardware sales down by a third

Are people holding out for the release of the Xbox One S and Xbox Scorpio? Quite possibly. Microsoft’s latest financials reveal that Xbox hardware revenue sales are down 33 per cent year-on-year for the three months ending June. There are lots of factors to consider here. For one, the discontinuation …

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Microsoft says Windows 10 will miss 2018 1bn install base target

Last year, Microsoft said that it aimed to have Windows 10 on 1bn devices by 2018 – now the firm has tempered its expectations for the operating system. In a statement to ZDNet, the firm said that Windows 10 was off to the ‘hottest start in history’, citing high levels …

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What does Xbox’s Project Scorpio mean for developers?

The biggest news out of this year’s E3 was almost certainly Microsoft’s reveal that it has been working on an improved Xbox One, which it claims will be the ‘most powerful console ever made’. But is better hardware actually a draw for devs? We ask a crowd of triple-A and indie studios for their thoughts

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Not all Microsoft games will support Xbox Play Anywhere

Microsoft’s claim that all ofits future first-party line-up would be part of its Xbox Play Anywhere appears to not be entirely correct. The platform holderquietly edited its statement on the matter, now saying that every game shown on-stage at E3 will be part of the scheme, where before it said …

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Wheelchair option coming to Xbox avatars

Microsoft has revealed that Xbox users will soon have the option to have their avatars use a wheelchair. The confirmation came first from Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who replied to a Twitter user to state that the company was working on the idea. Fellow Xbox exec Mike Ybarra then chipped …

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Opinion: How Nintendo (Almost) won E3

E3, as has become custom, is almost more about what wasn’t shown than what was. Where was Crackdown?” That was the first question I was asked by a fellow journalist shortly after Xbox’s press conference, followed swiftly by: "where was HoloLens for that matter?" PlayStation executives spent half their time …

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Xbox has shipped 1m Elite controllers

Microsoft’s premium, pricey and customisable Xbox One Elite gamepad appears to be doing well for itself. Xbox boss Phil Spencer tweeted (below) that the company has shipped one million of these controllers. While, of course, this does not mean that Microsoft has sold one million of the Elite gamepads, it …

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