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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Xbox One Matches PS4’s First-Day Console Sales … And Reports of Defects

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
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Sony Sells More Than One Million PlayStation 4s on First Day, But Some Are Defective

A sales number that will please the analysts, but just how widespread are the hardware glitches being reported online?
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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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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 360, Nintendo 3DS Still Top-Sellers, Says NPD

The best-selling gaming consoles in the U.S. are still the Nintendo 3DS and the Xbox 360, according to the NPD research group. For Nintendo, it’s the fourth consecutive month of being the number one overall video game platform, with 6.47 million 3DSes sold so far in 2013, the company said in a press release. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is now in its 32nd consecutive month leading console sales, moving 96,000 units in August.

PlayStation 4 Will Be Released on November 15, Xbox One Release Date Still MIA

What you need to know from Sony’s and Microsoft’s Gamescom press conferences.
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NPD: Nintendo 3DS Tops Gaming Hardware Sales for Third Straight Month

Nintendo’s handheld console, the 3DS, outsold all other videogame hardware in the U.S. for the past three months, according to the NPD Group’s retail report for July. The 3DS’s sales are up 14 percent year over year, attributed to new system-seller titles like Animal Crossing: New Leaf. That increase is an anomaly amid overall continued decline in gaming hardware, software and accessories, as gamers await the “next-gen” rollout this holiday season. Among home consoles, the Xbox 360 continues to be No. 1 in sales, according to the report.

Disney Infinity Crosses the Platforms: Toy Box Mode Will Work Across Four Consoles and the iPad

The buzzed-about game’s mobile strategy explained.
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Boxee Wants a Big Round or a Buyer

Wii U Sales Still Lousy