Report: Microsoft Has Sold 12 Million Xbox Series X|S Consoles

Niko Partners reported this week that Microsoft has now sold over 12 million Xbox Series X and S consoles despite global supply chain issues. “This would put Xbox Series X|S over 12 million shipped according to our estimates,” Niko’s Daniel Ahmad tweeted. “The dual [model] strategy has paid off for…

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Sony to Continue PS4 Production Through 2022

Sony confirmed this week that it will continue making its previous-generation PlayStation 4 console through the end of 2022 to make up for limited PlayStation 5 availability. “The PlayStation 4 is one of the best-selling consoles ever and there is always crossover between generations,” a Sony statement notes. Sony originally…

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Spotify HiFi is MIA

Having missed its self-imposed 2021 deadline for a lossless tier of its music service, Spotify now says it has no idea when it will be ready. “We know that HiFi quality audio is important to you,” a message to the Spotify Community forums notes. “We feel the same, and we’re…

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Apple Talks Up Its 2021 Services Successes

Apple now has over 745 million paid subscriptions with its App Store delivering over $60 billion in revenues in 2021. “Apple’s world-class portfolio of services proved essential in 2021, as people worldwide sought new ways to keep entertained, informed, connected, and inspired,” Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue said. “Apple…

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Amazon Has Sold Over 150 Million Fire TV Devices

Amazon announced today that it has sold over 150 million Fire TV devices to date, making it one of its best-selling products. And the firm has big plans for the platform in 2022. “Since we first introduced Fire TV our mission has been simple: to be the go-to destination for…

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Brave Now Has Over 50 Million Users

Brave announced today that its flagship web browser surpassed over 50 million monthly active users by the end of 2021, hitting its publicly stated usage goal. “Passing 50 million users is a tremendous milestone for our company,” Brave CEO and co-founder Brenden Eich said. “It is also a powerful confirmation…

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Report: Microsoft Cloud Still Half the Size of AWS

A new report in the Wall Street Journal claims that Amazon Web Services (AWS) commands 41 percent market share in the commercial cloud market, compared to just 20 percent for Microsoft and 6 percent for Google. This despite many years of research, investment, partnerships, and improvements. Microsoft, a distant number…

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Microsoft Reveals Games with Gold for January

It’s a bit early for this, but with the holidays underway, Microsoft has revealed the Games with Gold title it will provide to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers in January 2022. They are: NeuroVoider – Normally $13.99 – Available January 1 to 31 “Set in a…

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