It’s no secret that Cyber Monday and Black Friday are the craziest shopping days of the year, powered by huge ad campaigns and discounted products. Most products don’t see figures like the one Sony (NYSE:SNE) announced, however -- the Japanese giant has sold approximately 2.1 million PlayStation4 units since the console launched in mid-November. An impressive number, but Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is hot on Sony’s trail.
But the latest news probably won’t help market the Xbox One to the more foul-mouthed among us; it turns out that some of the new games can use the Kinect to penalize players for R-rated language. Yep, curse out the referees in NBA 2K14 and you can expect to get a technical foul. Bummer.
Continuing the deflation, Motorola held an ambitious sale on its customizable Moto X phone for Cyber Monday -- but its site couldn’t handle the spike in traffic, crashed, and remained down for the majority of the day. Most customers were left without a phone, but Motorola promised to bring the sale back for Wednesday and next Monday.
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