By Lisa Johnston
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Redmond, Wash. — The results are in for the first 24 hours since the Nov. 22 release of Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console, and it appears to be a tie.
The computer software giant said sales of the Xbox One surpassed 1 million units in less than 24 hours across 13 countries. The tally matched results for North America from the first 24 hours of Sony’s PlayStation 4, which launched on Nov. 15.
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Redmond, Wash. – Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console, which launches Friday, will incorporate a new Hulu Plus experience.
The console will include a Hulu Plus app for Xbox One that was designed to improve the TV-watching experience, the companies said.
Calabasas, Calif. — Microsoft’s Xbox One game console will incorporate DTS’s new DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 decoder when it goes on sale Friday.
With the technology, the console will be able to decode 7.1-channel soundtracks streamed over the Internet in the DTS-HD format.
The new DTS decoder not only supports streamed and downloaded video incorporating DTS-HD soundtracks, but it also decodes any DTS audio format on optical discs, including DTS-HD Master Audio, the company said.
Las Vegas — GameStop will hold its second annual Expo gaming show for the public this August, and is promising attendees advanced access to Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4 next-gen gaming platforms.
The event, an extension of the chain’s annual managers’ conference, is slated for Aug. 28 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center here. General admission is $35 and can be purchased online or at a local GameStop store, and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $90 at GameStopExpo.com.
Los Angeles — Sony and Microsoft came into E3 with guns blazing Monday, revealing more details on forthcoming next-generation consoles.
Sony fired what was perhaps the largest salvo in the clash by revealing that its PlayStation 4 console would ship in time for the holidays at a $399 suggested retail — $100 less than Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Apple may still not be ready to launch its long-anticipated and speculated-on iTV, but that’s apparently not stopping a couple of other industry giants from moving forward with ambitious online video streaming entertainment devices.
Foster City, Calif. – Sony sold more than 525,000 PlayStation3 consoles in the United States during the week of Black Friday, topping previously reported sales of Nintendo’s new Wii U, but short of the 750,000 units that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sold in the period.