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Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday. In January, the U.S. software company said Xbox One sales had crossed three million as of the end of 2013. The console went on sale on November 22 in 13 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, a week before rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 was released.

Microsoft reports strong sales of XBox One

Microsoft said Thursday it has sold more than five million XBox One consoles since they were launched in November. The news came a day after video game competitor Sony said it had sold more than seven million PlayStation 4 consoles since mid-November. Sony's numbers refer to sales to consumers while Microsoft's involve sales to retailers.

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in 26 more countries

Microsoft said Tuesday it would launch its new Xbox One gaming and entertainment console in 26 additional countries by September, ramping up its efforts against rival Sony. "On the heels of the most successful Xbox launch in history, we continue to be blown away by the support and engagement of our fans," Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi said in a blog post. "Now it's time to ensure even more fans around the world can enjoy Xbox One. So today we're proud to share that it will be available in 26 additional markets in September this year."

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in 26 more countries

Microsoft said Tuesday it would launch its new Xbox One gaming and entertainment console in 26 additional countries by September, ramping up its efforts against rival Sony. "On the heels of the most successful Xbox launch in history, we continue to be blown away by the support and engagement of our fans," Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi said in a blog post. "Now it's time to ensure even more fans around the world can enjoy Xbox One. So today we're proud to share that it will be available in 26 additional markets in September this year."

Microsoft counts on shooter game 'Titanfall' to fire up Xbox One sales

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is betting on making sci-fi combat game "Titanfall" a hit big enough to boost sales of its Xbox One videogame device, helping it catch up in terms of sales with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 console. Retailers are gearing up to get in on the buzz that has built up around the release of the game, one of the most anticipated new products for the latest version of the Xbox, by hosting over 6,000 midnight launch events worldwide.

Microsoft hopes 'Titanfall' can boost Xbox One

Tech titan Microsoft -- which has struggled to keep pace with Sony and its PlayStation 4 -- is pinning its hopes on a new action video game, ironically named "Titanfall." The highly anticipated game for the new generation Xbox One console lands this week in a major global release, with Microsoft is betting it will keep the company in the forefront of the battle for the living room and home entertainment. "The challenge is finding the 'killer game,'" says Avi Greengart of research firm Current Analysis.

Sony PS4 console sales top 5 mn worldwide

Sony on Monday appeared to be winning the latest battle in a long-running videogame console war. The Japanese consumer electronics and entertainment titan announced that it has sold more than 5.4 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles since the new-generation gaming system debuted in November of last year. "I am thrilled that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play throughout and beyond the holiday season," Sony Computer Entertainment group chief Andrew House said in a release.

Sony says PlayStation4 sales exceed 5.3 million

Japan's Sony said Tuesday it has sold more than 5.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles three months after its release, as the firm battles Microsoft and Nintendo in the lucrative games sector. The eagerly-awaited PlayStation, which sold more than one million units in just one day after its November 15 debut in North America, easily cleared a worldwide target of 5.0 million units before March. The initial target was reached even before it is released in its home market of Japan on February 22.

'Gears of War' videogame will stay in Xbox arsenal

Microsoft on Monday said that it bought the rights to "Gears of War" in a move that promises to keep the hit videogame franchise true to Xbox consoles. Microsoft and rival Sony in November released new-generation videogame consoles, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 respectively, and the battle for devotees includes exclusive games. "Gears of War" has been only available for play on Xbox consoles and Windows-powered personal computers.

Nintendo forecasts net loss, slashes Wii U sales target

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo on Friday warned it would swing back into the red this fiscal year as it slashed its annual sales target for the Wii U game console. The company said it now expects a loss of 25 billion yen ($240 million) in the year to March, reversing an earlier 55 billion yen net profit forecast. It also said it expected to sell just 2.8 million units worldwide of the Wii U, way off earlier predictions of 9.0 million consoles.
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