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  • Re: Microsoft finally sold more Xbox Ones than Sony did PlayStation 4s

    i wanna see numbers

    XBO: 1.2 mill
    PS4: 820k

    So about a 400k difference in M$' favor, effectively cutting the PS4's lead in the US by half. A similar, and likely, repeat win in December would see XBO overtake a lead it took Sony 10 months to build in a mere 2 months.

    Interesting note:

    XBO had the biggest second November in video game history.

    1. XBO - 1.2M (November 2014)
    2. Wii - 981K (November 2007)
    3. PS2 - 919K (November 2001)
    4. PS4 - 820K (November 2014
    5. N64 - 764K (November 1997)
    6. Xbox 360 - 511K (November 2006)

    - XBO was also the best selling console in the UK for November
    - XBO sold more games in November in the U.S. than any other gen eight platform
    - More people logged into Xbox Live in November than any other month in the history of Xbox.

  • Sony Rejected Disney's Offer To Have Spider-Man Join The MCU

    SPIDER-MAN / 10 DEC 2014


    Last night a report came in that simultaneously overjoyed and yet broke the hearts of many Spider-Man fans: It turns out that Marvel and Sony Pictures have had talks about bringing the wallcrawler into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the Captain America: Civil War movie. The character is of course an integral part of the comic-book version of that story, but those discussions had stalled. The leaked information on the discussions Marvel and Sony had comes from the trove of documents that have poured out of the latter studio in the wake of the hacking scandal it has been hit with. "The e-mails reveal extensive discussions between executives at Sony and Marvel owner Walt Disney, all the way up to their respective chief executives Kaz Hirai and Robert Iger,” says the paper. "In an Oct. 30 e-mail, Sony Pictures president Doug Belgrad tells [Sony motion picture chief Amy Pascal] about a potential scenario that would see Marvel produce a new trilogy of Spider-Man movies while Sony retains ‘creative control, marketing and distribution.’”

    How Sony would retain creative control seems unclear considering the tight reign that Marvel’s Kevin Feige holds over his studio’s output.

    While that revelation came via leaked e-mails and documents uncovered by The Wall Street Journal, today Latino Review reports on some additional inside info on the subject.

    For starters, LR’s Da7e says his source indicates that the deal Sony ultimately rejected was not a Marvel trilogy of Spider-Man movies that Sony would control. While that was mentioned in The Wall Street Journal’s story last night, what Sony finally passed on was instead a co-production arrangement where Marvel and Sony would split Spidey movie costs 60/40 (Marvel paying the 60%). Yes, Marvel would’ve shouldered more cost, but they also would’ve regained creative control over the character and films. This scenario sounds much more like the kind of deal Marvel’s Kevin Feige would be interested in.

    So that makes more sense in a real-world sort of way, but still, Sony reportedly passed on this approach, preferring to keep Peter Parker and his alter ego in their creative corner. That said, LR’s sources also indicate that Sony Pictures’ parent company is none too pleased about the current situation at the studio and the internal communications and even movies that have leaked out. Additionally, they view “Sony Pictures’s handling of the Spider-Man property as disappointing. … Sony Japan thinks the Marvel deal for Spider-Man is still on the table and they want to renegotiate as a return to quality.” The sources also say that “the 60/40 split” can be negotiated and “Sony Entertainment’s October hard-line stance of wanting creative control is now mostly moot in the eyes of the higher-ups.”

    Of course, even if this did somehow happen and Spider-Man became part of the MCU, there are still a ton of questions. For one, what happens to Andrew Garfield? Is the character recast? And what about Amazing Spider-Man producer Avi Arad, who has been a guiding force for Marvel and Spidey on the big screen for years? His relationship with Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige is said to be a frosty one since he left the studio, which certainly can’t help matters.
  • XB1 Dominates PS4 on Black Friday in US/UK

    by Ben Parfitt
    Monday, December 1st 2014 at 9:47AM GMT

    In America, there is no bigger sales day than Black Friday. Its significance is a major factor for video game hardware sales, propelling consoles that usually sell anywhere from 80,000 to 400,000 units per month into the millions. It goes without saying that succeeding on Black Friday is an objective for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. It has only been 3 days since Black Friday and market research firm InfoScout already has data about how well each console has sold.

    The Xbox One accounted for more than half of all the consoles sold on Black Friday. Followed by the PlayStation 4 with 31 percent of sales. Last generation console, the Xbox 360, accounted for nine percent of the sales, followed by the Wii U with just six percent. The PlayStation 3 lagged in last with only one percent of the sales.


    Within hours of opening their doors there were already reports of Best Buy, Target, and Walmart selling out of the Xbox One. User Vestal on NeoGAF even took a photo of stock at his local Target. Check it out for yourself and notice the absence of the Xbox One...


    And here’s an image of stock at another Target from NeoGAF user Cornbread78:

    Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg has taken to Twitter to praise the success of the Xbox One on Black Friday. He has stated that sales for the console have been incredible and he is thankful for the supports from the fans.

    "Sales were incredible, grateful for all the support and new fans," tweeted Greenberg.

    Greenberg also tweeted that the Xbox One is sold out at Target in California and even took a jab at Sony. He took a picture at Target showing how the PlayStation 4 is not sold out, while the Xbox One is.


    In the UK, Sales of both next-gen consoles were up sharply week-on-week as retailers offered some great Black Friday deals.

    Overall games hardware sales (both consoles and handhelds) soared past 300k units, a retail source has told MCV. Home console sales in the UK are at this point double were they were at the same stage in 2013, although the handheld market is down by almost a third.

    Both the PS4 and Xbox One saw sales double week-on-week, with Xbox One again just edging ahead of its rival.

    This continues Xbox One’s recent momentum, which has seen it reach 1m sales in the UK, although it falls short of the barnstorming victory Microsoft’s machine apparently saw in the US over the weekend.
    PSN-CanibussCo-Town MichaelVulcanRavenkanggoodie
  • Re: XB1 Dominates PS4 on Black Friday in US/UK

    Bcotton5 wrote: »
    They basically gave xb1 away all the ps4 deals were still expensive

    lol. Kinda like how PS4 was $100 cheaper than the XB1 for most of the year?

    But if price was all that mattered, wouldn't Wii U have dominated instead?
    PSN-Canibussscrapper1The ProdigalsonGhost313BARON_$AMEDIVulcanRavenkanggoodievageneral08
  • Re: North America's LittleBigPlanet 3 Preorder Bonuses Revealed

    6.8 from IGN...ouch.

    Project Spark got an 8.0
    John_BlaziniCJThe ProdigalsonPSN-Canibuss