Entries in 'america' (56)

IDC predicts Kinect-less Xbox One will overtake PS4 in North America

IDC predicts Kinect-less Xbox One will overtake PS4 in North America

Microsoft will take control of the next-gen race in North America if it releases a cut price Xbox One without Kinect, analyst IDC has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2014 at 9:55AM in News
So why does Kirby always look angry in the West?

So why does Kirby always look angry in the West?

Ever noticed that Kirby is always the embodiment of happiness and light on Japanese artwork and a right grump on Western game boxes?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2014 at 11:32AM in News
Pokemon X & Y to star in US McDonald's Happy Meals

Pokemon X & Y to star in US McDonald's Happy Meals

Nintendo has signed another Happy Meal licensing deal, this time in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2014 at 3:42PM in News
Twitch is America's most used live streaming site

Twitch is America's most used live streaming site

Big-hitting live video sites such as WWE, Ustream and MLB are trailing in the wake of the phenomenon that is Twitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2014 at 10:42AM in News

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Armed SWAT team raids US home after Call of Duty hoax

Armed SWAT team raids US home after Call of Duty hoax

A Call of Duty player has had his house raided by a US SWAT team after a prank call from a defeated opponent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 3:47PM in News
Microsoft cuts Xbox One price in US - official price cut incoming?

Microsoft cuts Xbox One price in US - official price cut incoming?

$50 has been cut off the price of the Xbox One Titanfall bundle in the US on the Microsoft store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 10:58AM in News
Codemasters and Namco Bandai extend distribution deal

Codemasters and Namco Bandai extend distribution deal

Namco Bandai will continue distributing Codemasters games throughout 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2014 at 3:44PM in News
Walmart introducing video game trade-ins in US

Walmart introducing video game trade-ins in US

3,100 Walmart stores will from next week begin offering customers the chance to trade-in their games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2014 at 11:36AM in News

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PS4 outsold Xbox One in US in February as Wii U hardware sales climb

PS4 outsold Xbox One in US in February as Wii U hardware sales climb

Sony continues to dominate the next-gen hardware market in America, NPD numbers show.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2014 at 12:05PM in News
Microsoft giving away Forza 5 for free with Xbox One in US

Microsoft giving away Forza 5 for free with Xbox One in US

US gamers are being offered a freebie when they buy an Xbox One console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2014 at 3:05PM in News
RadioShack closing up to 1,100 stores in US

RadioShack closing up to 1,100 stores in US

Electronics and games retailer RadioShack has announced significant US store closures.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2014 at 3:12PM in News
Xbox One outsold PS4 in the US in December

Xbox One outsold PS4 in the US in December

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One outsold the PS4 in the US in December.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2014 at 11:56AM in News

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PS4 has "slight momentum edge" over Xbox One in the US, analyst claims

PS4 has "slight momentum edge" over Xbox One in the US, analyst claims

Sony appears to have emerged as the narrow front-runner in the early days of the next-gen console war in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2014 at 10:11AM in News
US PS4 November sales estimated at 1.25m units, 66% ahead of Xbox One

US PS4 November sales estimated at 1.25m units, 66% ahead of Xbox One

It has been estimated that PS4 sold 66 per cent more units than Xbox One in the US in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2013 at 4:01PM in News
Activision says Call of Duty is best-selling PS4 game in US

Activision says Call of Duty is best-selling PS4 game in US

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been the best selling “retail” game for PS4 in the US since launch, Activision has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2013 at 9:58AM in News
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes gets new Xbox One release date

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes gets new Xbox One release date

Warner Bros has confirmed that the wait for the Xbox One version of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will be a short one.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2013 at 10:36AM in News

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Amazon to begin Sunday deliveries

Amazon to begin Sunday deliveries

Online retailer Amazon is to start offering Sunday delivery to its customers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2013 at 3:03PM in News
Target ships some Xbox Ones early in US; Consoles unusable until launch

Target ships some Xbox Ones early in US; Consoles unusable until launch

Around 150 US consumers were the lucky recipients of their Xbox One consoles this weekend two weeks ahead of the machine’s official launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2013 at 9:42AM in News
The Wii lives on in America

The Wii lives on in America

Nintendo has confirmed that American retail will continue to be supplied with Wii consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2013 at 3:15PM in News
Warface now available in Europe and America

Warface now available in Europe and America

Crytek’s free-to-play PC browser FPS Warface is now available in Europe and America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2013 at 1:29PM in News
GameStop recruiting 17,000 extra staff for Christmas in US

GameStop recruiting 17,000 extra staff for Christmas in US

17,000 additional workers will be hired by GameStop in the US for work over the Christmas period.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2013 at 1:48PM in News
Microsoft announces international Xbox One tour

Microsoft announces international Xbox One tour

A worldwide Xbox One promotional tour will kick off later this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2013 at 12:57PM in News
PS Vita TV likely to get Western release, Sony suggests

PS Vita TV likely to get Western release, Sony suggests

Sony has calmed fears that the recently announced PS Vita TV will not be launched in the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2013 at 11:48AM in News
Xbox One release date confirmed

Xbox One release date confirmed

The Xbox One has, at long last, got a confirmed global release date.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2013 at 1:59PM in News
Xbox One release date to be announced today

Xbox One release date to be announced today

Microsoft will announce its worldwide release plans for the Xbox One later today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2013 at 11:08AM in News