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Latest Update for Xbox 360 from Microsoft® Includes Piracy Check

Xbox is a sixth–generation gaming console from Microsoft. It was released on November 15, 2001 in North America. After this, it was also launched in Japan, Australia and Europe. The recent version of Xbox is Xbox 360. Microsoft is competing with Sony PlayStation 2, Sega Dreamcast, and Nintendo GameCube. If you want to play online, you can play with Xbox Live. Xbox 360 is immensely popular among gaming enthusiasts. People prefer it for more reliability and accessibility.

Microsoft is very much interested in recent developments in Xbox 360. They are also developing newer versions of these famous gaming consoles. There are several other gaming consoles available today such as Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii. Xbox 360 has some of the best quality features like allows players to compete online, download arcade games, game demos, trailers, TV shows, music and movies and its Windows Media Center multimedia capabilities. Xbox 360 also has third party media streaming services like Netflix and ESPN in the USA or Sky Player in the UK. For specific regions, Xbox give access to their users with them.

Recently Microsoft released an update regarding its Xbox 360. These updates include change of Gamer Card and it also included a check on piracy when you re-enable disc booting on Xbox 360. There are rumors that these new updates are checking the pirated version of some of the most popular Xbox 360 games such as, Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Microsoft also released a piracy check update in November i.e. AP 2.5. To stay in the tough competition in this genre, Microsoft always develops and launches new updates for this gaming console. Piracy is a big threat to the software industry and Microsoft is also doing its part by launching updates that can find pirated versions of Xbox 360. Microsoft is still struggling with piracy related to Windows, so, these updates will remove and block all the pirated versions of Xbox 360.

Wii gets Pounded by PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Gaming consoles are getting more popular these days; you have many options for buying gaming console and to play your favorite games on it.

Microsoft Xbox, Sony playstation and Nintendo’s Wii are the most famous gaming consoles in the world.

Nintendo Wii is a home video game console developed by Nintendo in 2006. Nintendo Wii competes with Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony playstation 3. It states that Nintendo Wii console targets a broader demographic that Xbox and Playstation. Wii has a wireless controller that can be used like a hand held pointing device and it detects movement in 3D. It has another determine feature that is Wiiconnect24 that enables it to get messages and updates over the Internet while in beta mode. Nintendo’s Wii console contains 512 MB of internal memory and you can use an SD card for external storage, you can use SD cars to transfer data and if you want to transfer games then you have to install an update which you can do by using Internet. You can also customized in game music from your stored mp3 files by using SD cards. In America Nintendo has launched dual layer Wii optical discs but it got some problems may have difficulty reading the extraordinary software due to a contaminated laser lens. The company is offering a free service of repair for owners who experience this issue.

Greenpeace guide reports ranked Nintendo on last on a list of electronics manufacturers. The reports show that Wii increasing carbon dioxide emissions and absence of waste management. The reduction of PVC usage in wining and the disclosure of carbon dioxide emissions,

Nintendo’s Wii has come down to earth, experts say that variety of factors in the Wii’s decline from the absence of high definition compatibility to an irregular flow of innovative games to competitors at Microsoft and Sony duplicating and surpassing the Wii pioneering motion controls and gamers who used Nintendo’s Wii, they also noticed the drop off as well, for the last many years Nintendo’s Wii hardware sales vanquish those of Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony playstation 3 in the critical holiday months end of the years. Nintendo’s sales were larger than the sales of Xbox 360 and Sony playstation.

But experts don’t expect that to happen in this year. NDP which is a market research firm release its tally of November sales and it shows that the Xbox 360 is on the first place because it sold 10, 75,000 systems and it grow 31 percent from the same month of past year. In that report, Nintendo’s Wii took second place and third place is predicted to come on third place.

Nintendo noted that Wii lifetime sales are 20 percent higher than Sony playstation 2, the PS2 was the best selling console of all time.

Adventure Gaming Sees a New Genre with Xbox 360 4GB Bundle

For decades now, video games have been a liking for many to keep themselves entertained while indoors. For those who are in love with action packed motion gaming, here is more to come from the software giant, Microsoft. Microsoft presents the new Xbox 360 4GB bundle for all the game enthusiasts.

Microsoft is a big name in gaming industry today. While the earlier versions of Xbox 360 had a tough time with its competitors, the new slimmer version of the same had captured huge audiences. It should be known that the new slimmer version of Microsoft Xbox 360 surpassed the sales of PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii last month. When most of the gaming markets saw a decline, the new Xbox360 offered ample profits to Microsoft in the month of July 2010.

The official price for this action packed adventure of Xbox 360 4GB has been unveiled as $199.99 and Xbox 360 console with the Kinect Holiday Bundle at $299.99. For those who already have an Xbox 360, Microsoft’s KINECT peripheral will be available at $149.99. The all-new way of playing video games with their new spanking Kinetic systems is expected to steal the show from the major competitors of Microsoft.

The completely new Xbox 360 has 4 GB of internal flash memory against the previous version of 250GB of hard disc space. The console comes with a black matte finish and has a built in Wi-Fi. The buttons over the console are touch-sensitive. With built in Wi-Fi, it is much easier to stay connected to the world of entertainment at the Xbox Live. You can now have an easy access to the HD movies and TV streaming. The new sleek design coupled with a quieter processor will attract millions. The new Xbox360 4GB console will be available in US this August. You need have to wait till the end of the year if you plan to buy the KINETIC bundle. The bundle will contain a Xbox 360 4 GB console, Kinetic motion accessories and a pre order to the launch of the bundle can get you a token to download three game levels for Kinect Adventures. The Kinect Sports, Kinect Joy Ride and Kinectimals will be available for $49.99 and about 15 Kinect games will be launched along with the Xbox 360 bundle.

So get ready to see your avatar to enter the action gaming arena and doing stuff you do in your real world. Free from the clutches of cables and buttons, the new Xbox 360 bundle with take you in a new era of adventure gaming. For those who are still unaware of the Kinect systems by Microsoft, the Kinect sensors have the capability to pick up the motion from your body. It can respond to your voice and get you multi player experience. The Kinect adventures included with the bundle will take you to 20 different adventures where you can navigate through the roaring rapids and dodge through the obstacles over the mountains. Get set to do all the action yourself rather than just pressing the buttons. Run over the obstacles and kick the evil in reality to see the character doing it in the game on your TV screens. Therefore, here comes the new genre of gaming.

Reports Suggest Nintendo Wii to be the Most Sold Gaming Console

According to a study by market research firm NPD released recently, the Nintendo Wii gaming console is by far the most sold gaming console globally. Even as it is currently, the American gaming console is still the most selling, despite having clocked record sales to stand out as the most sold gaming console to date, surpassing even the Xbox 360.

Sales in the US

As of January this year, about 465,000 Nintendo Wii’s had already been sold in America alone, placing as at the top of the most selling game consoles. However, the gaming console got its boost from holiday shoppers last December when it is estimated they bought over 3.8 million units! Now that is staggering high in terms of sales and undoubtedly keeps Nintendo at its position. If you have pondering over which games are major players in the gaming world in terms of sales and usage, well there goes your answer. Nintendo Wii games are apparently the craze if their record sales are anything to go by and statistics and predictions are they are bound to continue experiencing the upward trend in sales.

Number of units

Of Nintendo Wii’s games, the number one selling game was New Super Mario Bros with an amazing 650,000 units sold. You might be forgiven for thinking the xbox-360 had a chance against Nintendo in the recent years despite all its hype. The reports released last Thursday reported that Nintendo Wii had taken top honors in the US in a report that sought comparisons to elaborate the sales. According to the report, whereas Nintendo Wii sold about 335,000 Wii consoles, Sony’s play station 3 consoles sold about 127,000 in February. You will remember that both consoles were launched at around the same time in November last year and the Wii console retailed at $250 while Sony’s PS3 retailed at $600 for its high end version of the game.

Compared with other consoles

On the other hand, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 that was unveiled way back in 2005 sold about 228,000 units making it the second largest console sold as at February this year. The US video game market is estimated to peg at a staggering $13 billion and the three game makers have already launched a tough war for sales with their new gaming consoles. However, in the last cycle of gaming consoles, Sony’s PS 2 was the best selling gaming console with 295,000 units sold as at February this year.

However, Wii’s dominance is further fomented by the fact, according to the study; Wii’s global sales will exceed those of the Xbox 360 for all the time it has been around since premiering. What’s more interesting about Wii’s dominance is the fact the sales are expected to exceed those of Xbox 360’s lifetime sales in just less than one year. Up to now, Wii’s cumulative gaming consoles sold are placed at an amazing 10.6 million copies.

Nintendo Wii’s gaming consoles appear to be riding high and it remains to be seen what its competitors have in store for countering it.

Analyst Doubt Success of Microsoft’s Kin

An industry analyst DFC Intelligence doubts Microsoft’s ability to attract the casual market with its upcoming motion control technological breakthrough in the form of the Microsoft Kinect. In a report from the said market analyst, it said that as Microsoft has previously tried but failed to capture the entertainment mass-market before, so it will be now.

The Xbox 360 has a core first-person shooter audience and it will be hard to diversify beyond that. The Kinect may be a good effort into this diversification but it may not work. Microsoft may hope otherwise but DFC thinks it is highly unlikely that the Xbox 360 will make it to break into the mass market.

The Kinect is Microsoft’s latest approach into the gaming industry. It serves as an attachment to the Xbox 360 which will allow it to detect full body motion control detection in games. Microsoft hopes that this new venture would break them into the mass market scene.

According to DFC, the biggest problem for Microsoft is that it is simply just not an entertainment company. Microsoft’s previous efforts to emulate entertainment products have failed and this time they are obviously following the path of the Nintendo Wii which was the company that started with the motion control based technology.

DFC further adds that Microsoft would continue to be struggling with regards to the expansion of its core audience. It has also seemed that Microsoft has always failed in the entertainment industry. Microsoft may be very successful in its business software solutions but its hit entertainment products are obviously not working with that model.

DFC even brought the case of Viva Piñata to further express their opinion on the issue.  The Viva Piñata was a product developed by Rare and was released around November of 2006 to compete with the Playstation 3 and the Wii. Viva Piñata was similar to Nintendo’s Pokémon franchise with a touch of Animal Crossing in it. It followed that entertainment model by having the game and a TV show.

It even had its own television series where Microsoft worked with 4Kids Entertainment to create the show and attract kids to the game. 4Kids was the company behind Pokémon and Viva Piñata became a well received show with a lot of good reviews but it still didn’t succeed in the gaming industry. It was clear that Viva Piñata was not one of the factors for establishing the Xbox 360 and the core audience of the Nintendo.

With this report, only time would really tell if the Microsoft Kinect will make it to the casual mass market scene. The Kinect actually has features that cannot be found in the other gaming consoles like full body motion detection technology and the voice recognition technology.

These features may add up to be a competitive advantage for them. However, given its hefty price of about $150 which is almost half the price of its gaming console and add to that the recessive state of the economy, the probability of success may be bleak.

What should Nintendo do to make the 3DS a must-buy?

Nintendo,the gaming goliath has been trying to efficiently press money rather than to develop new hardware. So there is a bit of arrogance involved in telling Nintendo how to create a video game system. Still, people are interested in Nintendo 3DS being good, not merely successful. There were several meetings held with the company in Los Angeles. People are so exited because in a few more days they will have held this magical piece of equipments in their hands. Many ideas were suggested to Nintendo on what the company should do to make the 3DS a must buy.

Nintendo should connect digital purchases to the account only:

It was discussed that Nintendo should connect digital purchases to the costumers account and not to the hardware. When a gamer buys a digital game for his Nintendo Wii or Nintendo DS, it is locked down only for that particular piece of equipment of hardware. If the user upgrades to a new system then it’l be all gone. Nintendo currently has a process to retain the games in the new system but it involves in sending the old system to the company so that the company moves over the content to the new system. Users are finding this very annoying.

Comparision with other gaming systems:

Every other gaming system in the market like Xbox, playstation and the like allows the users to take their purchases to another console. For instance, Xbox Live games can be played on a replacement Xbox 360 and the Playstation network games can be played on a PSP. In these systems, the purchase is tied to the user’s account, not to their hardware.

Changes expected in the Nintendo 3DS:

Nintendo has had a long success in getting costumers to buy new colors,designs and slightly improvised hardware which makes it’s policy look more insane. The inability to transfer games to the upgraded console stops the costumers from upgrading. If 3DS is going to be a platform for downloadable games then Nintendo must stop locking down the content and they must ensure that the users can keep their purchases,no matter what. It is not fair to punish costumers who are looking forward to buy a new system.

An option to disable the 3D:

The new 3DS system is expected to have screen that supports 3D content. But the users are also expecting an option to disable that 3D effect when required because it might not suit every costumer and sometimes people wish to see the content without any eye strain. There is no clear idea how 3D games would suit the gamers. So it is highly expected that the system will have an option to disable the 3D.

Allowing users to use games from older hardware and keeping the price low:

Users never want to build up their library again. The users expect that all the older games will work on the new hardware. Users don’t want to give away the old systems or trade the hardware. Another major factor is the price. Nintendo is already offering it’s consoles for a lesser that other competing gaming systems. For instance, PSP Go was expensive than the regular PSP but it offered less and The Rock Band is getting more expensive by demanding plastic peripherals. So Nintendo keeps the price low and makes it’s products look like they have got a good value in relation to their competition. Users say that a price uder $200 would be a lovely one and it’l bring instant success to the system.

Giving users a good reason to buy the system:

The users expect that Nintendo to do something new that makes it special from all other gaming systems. If there are no blockbuster games that is going to come with the system,then nobody will pull out their wallet for getting the system. The general view is that there should be atleast one game that that drives home the selling point of a new system and the 3DS needs that ‘extra something’ that is going to be bought at a 1:1 ratio with the hardware. For instance, Halo was a big blockbuster game with the Xbox and Mario 64 with the Nintendo 64.

Nintendo has the capability to make this happen but it needs something specifically built for the 3DS that is going to make the system a “MUST BUY”.

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