Xbox the Best-Selling Console for 20th Straight Month

The Xbox is the best-selling console for the 20th consecutive month.

Xbox 360 E3 Media Briefing

With some 193,000 consoles sold this August alone, the Xbox is far and away becoming the dominance in the Video Game market.

The next-generation Xbox, codenamed Xbox 720, is expected to keep flying the flag of dominance307865_279635362059291_165485226807639_948208_2006806618_n, and eventually outselling the current Xbox. Leaks suggest the 720 will have 6 times the graphics power of the current console sold in stores today.

Most of the success story comes from Microsoft’s gift to engage and interact game developers. These developers get first-rate special treatment, elite gaming software and SDKs, as well as Microsoft’s full support and documentation.

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Microsoft Announces 40 Xbox Live Games for Windows 8

This week, Microsoft announced some 40 different Xbox LIVE games for Windows 8. The Xbox LIVE games will debut the day Windows 8 launches. Of note, Angry Birds Space, Zombies, and Fruit Ninja are just a few games that will launch.image

All the games will come to Windows 8 this fall. The brand new OS, which is expected to debut on October 26, will feature a number of unique improvements over Windows 7.

Here is the complete list of games:

1. 4 Elements II Special Edition

2.A World of Keflings

3.Adera: Episode 1

4.Adera: Episode 2

5.Adera: Episode 3

6.Angry Birds

7.Angry Birds Space

8.Big Buck Hunter Pro

9.BlazBlue Calamity Trigger

10.Collateral Damage

11.Crash Course GO

12.Cut the Rope

13.Disney Fairies

14.Dragon’s Lair

15.Field & Stream Fishing

16.Fruit Ninja

17.Gravity Guy

18.Gunstringer: Dead Man Running

19.Hydro Thunder Hurricane

20.IloMilo

21.iStunt 2

22.Jetpack Joyride

23.Kinectimals Unleashed

24.Microsoft Mahjong

25.Microsoft Minesweeper

26.Microsoft Solitaire Collection

27.Monster Island

28.PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX

29.Pinball FX 2

30.Reckless Racing Ultimate

31.Rocket Riot 3D

32.Shark Dash

33.Shuffle Party

34.Skulls of the Shogun

35.Taptiles

36.Team Crossword

37.The Harvest HD

38.Toy Soldiers Cold War

39.Wordament

40.Zombies!!!

The Xbox in Best Buy: A Story to Behold

Posted by MSFT777JF @the Xbox Forums 

I often wonder and stand in awe at the power that Apple holds with the media. Even more impressive is Apple’s ability to control and even manipulate retail stores. I thought this was just part of the unnoticed, but very-real phenomena of a tech giant… but until I walked into my Best Buy store did I finally get it.

It seems like another stroll into one of the largest tech stores in the globe. Best Buy executives are known for being extra careful at letting the consumer figure out things for themselves. Very rarely will you hear a Best Buy employee asking you “ Can I help you Sir?” It’s probably why the store is successful… it is able to keep itself out of your way…

But still… I am not particularly in awe of the store. As far as I am concerned, I am just a customer… so that’s how I entered as a customer. As a big Microsoft fan, I came right in into the Xbox section, eager to try some new games…. what was curious was how many different Apple iPod and iPhone aisles I had to pass before getting to the gaming section… well, maybe product placement, I guess?

But to my surprise I saw a young father with his enthusiastic daughter in the most unlikeliest of places… instead of touring the iPad booth or engrossed with Android tablets, father and daughter were marveled at the Xbox booth… particularly the Kinect booth. It’s a little exhibition that tries to demo the capabilities of Kinect… but what shocked me was that these two thought it was so cool.. and here I am, a tech savvy guy, who takes technology for granted, knows his way around Windows, and can handle some programming.

I guess the point is …. it often takes somebody else to show you how cool a product is. And for me, the moment came when that daughter was dancing with Kinect in front of her smiling papa.

                                                            

the Xbox Forums 


  

Update: Xbox LIVE Service Alert for Xbox LIVE

Xbox LIVE PPC Code Redemption is currently down to unforeseen technical issues currently up and running.  An Xbox LIVE Service Alert became active as of 3:00PM. The issue has been resolved and there are no issues to report.

When?….   The issue was discovered some hours ago

Issue?….   Users may have had trouble redeeming PPC codes.

Status?….   FIXED: Microsoft has resolved the issue.Service Alert