January NPD: PS4 in Lead for Console Sales, Xbox in Lead for Games

The NPD sales figures have been released for January, and the PS4 sold more units than the Xbox One—almost twice as many, in fact. According to Geoff Keighley, who Tweeted the information, PS4 sales of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition were also double those of the Xbox One version. Microsoft, meanwhile, focused its report on overall … Read more

New HD images of the PS4 console and mobile UI

Sony has just released some brand new high definition images of the user interface for the Playstation 4 console itself as well as its complementary mobile (smartphone and tablet) apps. As you can see there are various pages/functions shown including: What’s New User Profile Playstation Network status Games Page Media viewing/information page User gaming channel … Read more

GameStop GMs to receive free PS4 consoles

GameStop is currently holding its annual Expo in Las Vegas where it was just revealed that all General Managers will receive a Playstation 4 console each along with seven games. Joystiq received confirmation directly from GameStop and also learned that the seven games included free will be Killzone: Shadowfall, NBA 2K14, Madden, FIFA 14, Need … Read more

Xbox One unboxing video

Wanna know exactly what you’ll get when unboxing (your) brand new Xbox One in November? Check out this video! Major Nelson recently posted an Xbox One unboxing video that shows the full contents of the retail box. Notably, now included is the Xbox One specific chat headset, which Microsoft only just said it was “considering” … Read more

Official: Xbox One gets a GPU clock speed increase

Microsoft has officially confirmed that the GPU (graphics processing unit) in the Xbox One has had it’s clock speed increased since E3. A new graphics driver has also been developed. Microsoft corporate VP Marc Whitten broke the news during a podcast with Major Nelson (take a listen here) saying: This is the time where we’ve … Read more