Xbox holds about half of the console gaming market, which saw declining sales in 2011.
But this new Kinect is every bit as important to the Xbox One experience as the console itself.
To console her grieving daughter, Didion quickly, brilliantly spins a tale of happy redemption for the stuffed rabbit.
It was supposed to be the game to prove to everyone that the PlayStation 4, which it launched alongside, was the console to own.
The teenager was shaken by the incident, and his father remembers having to console him for hours that day.
The King endeavoured to console her, but it was not a matter where consolation could avail.
Come; well rest under the trees and console ourselves with chess.
He could not console her with a kiss and a caress, and a bonbon, of course.
Desmond was very unhappy, though Tom and Archie did their best to console him.
As long as our one cavalier has been lured away from us by Delia we might as well try to console one another, laughed Marjorie.
1690s, from French consoler "to comfort, console," from Latin consolari "offer solace, encourage, comfort, cheer," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + solari "to comfort" (see solace). Or perhaps a back-formation from consolation. The Latin word is glossed in Old English by frefran. Related: Consoled; consoling.
1706, "a cabinet; an ornamental base structure," from French console "a bracket" (16c.), of uncertain origin, possibly from Middle French consolateur, literally "one who consoles," word used for carved human figures supporting cornices, shelves or rails in choir stalls. Another guess connects it to Latin consolidare. Sense evolved to "body of a musical organ" (1881), "radio cabinet" (1925), then "cabinet for a TV, stereo, etc." (1944).
1. The operator's station of a mainframe. In times past, this was a privileged location that conveyed godlike powers to anyone with fingers on its keys. Under Unix and other modern time-sharing operating systems, such privileges are guarded by passwords instead, and the console is just the tty the system was booted from. Some of the mystique remains, however, and it is traditional for sysadmins to post urgent messages to all users from the console (on Unix, /dev/console).
2. On microcomputer Unix boxes, the main screen and keyboard (as opposed to character-only terminals talking to a serial port). Typically only the console can do real graphics or run X. See also CTY.