AllThingsD Week in Review: WhatsApp vs. Bullshit Metrics and Apple’s Tearjerker Ad

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Sony PlayStation 4 Makes Right Play for Gamers

Seven years after its last release, Sony is back with the PlayStation 4, a powerful console aimed squarely at gamers.
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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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Microsoft Sells More Than Two Million Xbox Ones in First 18 Days

Here’s that sales stat we were waiting for: Microsoft announced today that it had sold more than two million Xbox One units worldwide in the 18 days since the new gaming console’s Nov. 22 debut. Last week, Sony said it had sold 2.1 million PlayStation 4s, which debuted a week earlier on Nov. 15. The Xbox One is currently available in 13 countries; the PS4 is in 32.

AllThingsD Week in Review: BlackBerry’s Future and Predictions for Tech in 2014

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Four Years Later, How Does the Xbox’s Kinect Stack Up to Its Original Vision?

The new Kinect is central to the Xbox One’s marketing. How does it compare to the original “product vision” video?
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Twitch Takes Up Cat Herding With Ban on PlayStation 4’s Playroom

Banning users who broke the rules, and delisting their game of choice worked — once. But what happens when this happens again? And again?
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Xbox One: Digital Home Base for the Living Room

Though the Xbox One is still geared toward gamers, it will appeal to a broader audience with its variety of apps and ways of watching TV.
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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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