PlayStation 4 Tops Gaming Hardware Sales in November, but Game Sales Are Way Down

Sony wins the first round. Sort of.
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Buying a Videogame Console on Black Friday? Here’s What You Need to Know.

A buyer’s guide to the deals you can get — and the differences among the game consoles — for anyone partaking in America’s consumerist holiday.
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NPD Reports Year-Over-Year Decrease in Gaming Hardware, Increase in Software (Again)

The calm before the storm.
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Is This “The Last Console Generation”? And Nine Other Questions for Sony’s Jack Tretton.

The CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America talks about the launch of the PlayStation 4 and how it stacks up to competitors — both in the living room and in gamers’ pockets.
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EA Founder Trip Hawkins Teases New Education Startup, Predicts Intense Disruption in Living Room

And Apple isn’t even one of his Top 5 candidates to win that disruption.
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Sony’s First TV Ad for the PlayStation 4 Is Basically “Testosterone, the Musical!”

Sword fights! Car crashes! Explosions! Lou Reed!
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Valve’s Steam Machines Won’t Be “Console Killers,” but Here’s How They Could Shake Up Gaming Anyway

If they work as promised, Steam Machines could be disruptive — just not in the way you think.
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Don’t Look Now, but the Second Screen Is About to Invade Videogames’ Next Generation

A big-picture look at the small screen’s future with consoles.
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Xbox One Release Date Pegged at November 22

The Xbox One will be released on Nov. 22 in 13 markets, including the U.S., Microsoft announced today. That’s one week after the planned release date for Sony’s competing PlayStation 4, and one week before the infamous holiday-shopping kickoff day, Black Friday.