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Sony sells 1 million PlayStation 4 gaming consoles in 24 hours

Sony is pinning its hopes for its money-losing consumer electronics business on the PS4. Photo: AFP

Sony said on Sunday it had sold one million units of its new PlayStation 4 gaming console in the first 24 hours that it was available in the United States and Canada.

Monday, 18 November, 2013, 3:15pm

Shanghai game console plan draws mixed reviews

Boxes of fun with the games, minus Twitter and Facebook. Photo: EPA

To attract foreign investment, the South China Morning Post reported yesterday, Beijing will soon allow foreign firms such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to sell their game consoles - provided the products are made in Shanghai's new free-trade zone.

6 Sep 2013 - 8:03am

Microsoft reverses position on Xbox One Internet, game sharing

Microsoft angered gamers earlier by saying they had to log on to the Internet for authentication. Photo: AFP

Microsoft said users of its forthcoming Xbox One game console will be able to play games offline without establishing an Internet connection, and will be able to lend or sell used disc-based games.

The announcement reverses the company’s position when it unveiled the console in May, causing consternation among hardcore gamers.

20 Jun 2013 - 11:11am

Microsoft prices Xbox at US$499 for November launch

A McLaren sports car is unveiled during the announcement of the new video game Forza Motorsport 5 at the Microsoft Xbox briefing on Monday. Photo: AFP

Microsoft said on Monday its new Xbox One console would launch in November at US$499 (HK$3,874) in the United States, higher than most gamers had expected.

The price is greater than its current console, the Xbox 360, but it includes a Kinect motion sensor for hands-free game playing.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:08pm

Microsoft unveils Xbox One as a home entertainment hub

The new generation Xbox One console is unveiled. Photo: NYT

After four years of development, Microsoft has staked a claim to the internet age living room with an eagerly awaited new generation Xbox One console touted as a home entertainment hub that goes far beyond games.

23 May 2013 - 4:59am

Talking points

ESF board debates fee increases

ESF board debates fee increases

21 May 2013 - 4:16am

hot picks

Megan Chong, 16

cd: The Fame. Lady Gaga's debut is still the one with the most hits.

dvd: The Vow. A touching story about one man's journey to re-capture his wife's love.

movie: The Dark Knight Rises. Christopher Nolan's franchise goes out with a bang.

book: The Gift. After reading this, you'll understand the miracle of Christmas.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Graphics put Xbox 360 in a class of its own

In November last year, Microsoft launched its next generation console the Xbox 360 with much fanfare and an overwhelming demand in North America. Four months later, the 360 has finally made its official Hong Kong debut.

So, how does the next generation console stack up against its older brother?

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Global link a boost for online gamers

A new feature offers online gamers a chance to link up with people from around the world.

The video-game platform Xbox will launch Live Video Chat, which connects people from different cultural backgrounds and who speak different languages, in Japan later this month. But no date has been scheduled for its Hong Kong debut.

12 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Games console strips away the covers

Microsoft's Xbox games console is nearly two years old now. When the system was first launched, its makers were heavily criticised for its complete lack of games.

13 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Magic box

THANK GOD it's gone! Every morning for the past week I have gone to bed in the wee hours, bleary-eyed, dragging myself into work half-asleep the next day, all, dear reader, for your benefit. But tonight I shall sleep well, for the Xbox is gone.

6 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Future gadget?

USING A ROCKET LAUNCHER to blow up aliens on some distant planet may be fun, but how about playing against other people in other cities via the internet? That's exactly what Xbox Live will allow players to do, and the service will be available in the United States next month for US$50, coming with a headset that allows the user to taunt victims in a digital voice.

6 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

WEB PICKS

www.teamxbox.com Team Xbox claims to be the insider's choice for Xbox information. This is a useful site, with clearly laid out news and features.

www.planetxbox.com Yet another site that will keep you up to date on the latest goings on with the Xbox and Xbox games.

6 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Mod-kits lay open world of options for Xbox

Xbox game consoles installed with a 'mod-chip' have been on sale in Hong Kong for about a week, allowing buyers to play more games than manufacturer Microsoft intended, including copied games and Xbox games from multiple regions.

4 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Mod-kits lay open world of options for Xbox

Xbox game consoles installed with a 'mod-chip' have been on sale in Hong Kong for about a week, allowing buyers to play more games than manufacturer Microsoft intended, including copied games and Xbox games from multiple regions.

4 Jun 2002 - 12:00am