Entries in 'consoles' (51)

Carmack questions idea of console generation switch

Carmack questions idea of console generation switch

Id Software co-founder John Carmack has said he is dissatisfied with the industry abandoning aging console generations and the huge audiences that they have in favour of rising costs and ...

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Dec 12th 2013 at 10:56AM in News
Premium pricing will survive but console F2P important for new IP

Premium pricing will survive but console F2P important for new IP

Free games are not a threat to triple-A console releases.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 12:49PM in News
Take-Two not convinced by triple-A free-to-play

Take-Two not convinced by triple-A free-to-play

The CEO of Take-Two has expressed scepticism about the potential of publishers to make significant money from triple-A free-to-play games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2013 at 3:46PM in News
Rubin: Nintendo is irrelevant as a hardware manufacturer

Rubin: Nintendo is irrelevant as a hardware manufacturer

Naughty Dog co-founder and former boss of now defunct publisher THQ has written off Nintendo’s position in the hardware business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 10:14AM in News

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PS4 beats Xbox One to fastest selling UK console ever crown

PS4 beats Xbox One to fastest selling UK console ever crown

Sony’s PS4 is officially the fastest selling console in UK history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 9:05AM in News
Söderlund questions free-to-play console future

Söderlund questions free-to-play console future

The launch of Xbox One and PS4 is awash with free games. Or rather, freemium games. Glorified demos that if players want full access to, they’ll have to pay.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 27th 2013 at 12:38PM in News
Sainsbury's to cease online sales of games and consoles

Sainsbury's to cease online sales of games and consoles

Sainsbury's is to stop selling physical entertainment products online in favour of an entirely on-demand model.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 20th 2013 at 6:10PM in News
eBay sees huge next-gen console sales

eBay sees huge next-gen console sales

Over 10,000 PS4 consoles were sold on eBay last weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2013 at 9:52AM in News

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A third of all console spending to be digital by 2017 - report

A third of all console spending to be digital by 2017 - report

IHS head of games Piers Harding-Rolls has predicted a dramatic swing to digital during the imminent console generation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2013 at 12:19PM 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
Rough waters: The next-generation transition

Rough waters: The next-generation transition

We all expected sales of Assassin’s Creed IV and Battlefield 4 to be down.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 7th 2013 at 10:07AM in News
Valve details debut Steam Machine prototype

Valve details debut Steam Machine prototype

Valve has posted hardware specifications for its SteamOS-powered Steam Machine prototype.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 7th 2013 at 2:53AM in News

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'OFT report may affect sports and adult console games'

'OFT report may affect sports and adult console games'

Harbottle & Lewis Partner Alan Moss takes a closer look at the OFT’s report on the impact of microtransactions on children, and the implications it has on our industry...

on Oct 3rd 2013 at 12:22PM in News
ANALYSIS: Next-gen crash recovery?

ANALYSIS: Next-gen crash recovery?

Jules Williams, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, discusses whether the next generation of consoles has what it takes to restore the games industry...

on Oct 2nd 2013 at 2:19PM in News
Xbox: 'Indie games can sell systems'

Xbox: 'Indie games can sell systems'

Minecraft proves that indie games can sell consoles, says Xbox indie developer boss Chris Charla.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 30th 2013 at 11:20AM in News
EA: Mobile not a threat to consoles

EA: Mobile not a threat to consoles

The console and mobile games markets are very different beasts. But that isn’t stopping the industry’s biggest publishers bringing their blockbusters to the small screen.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Sep 24th 2013 at 1:43PM in News

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GameStop managers to receive free PS4 consoles and games

GameStop managers to receive free PS4 consoles and games

Retailer GameStop has confirmed that its store managers will each receive a free PS4 console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2013 at 10:25AM in News
Rumour: Nintendo readying Wii U Wind Waker bundle

Rumour: Nintendo readying Wii U Wind Waker bundle

A new Wii U bundle starring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD appears to be on the way.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 21st 2013 at 6:20AM in News
Report: 12 GB PS3 headed to North America this month

Report: 12 GB PS3 headed to North America this month

A 12 GB flash-based model of the PS3 will reportedly hit US and Canadian retailers later this month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 14th 2013 at 7:55AM in News
World of Tanks 'will lead free-to-play charge on console'

World of Tanks 'will lead free-to-play charge on console'

The Xbox 360 version of World of Tanks will be a free-to-play experience the console industry has never seen before, says developer Wargaming.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 1st 2013 at 3:04PM in News
Angry Birds Star Wars will hit consoles November 1st

Angry Birds Star Wars will hit consoles November 1st

Rovio has confirmed Angry Birds Star Wars will debut on consoles this November.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jul 18th 2013 at 12:01PM in News
Current console model won't work moving forward, says Itagaki

Current console model won't work moving forward, says Itagaki

Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden creator Tomonobu Itagaki believes consoles must be more innovative to survive as the industry continues its expansion and diversification.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 18th 2013 at 3:15AM in News
Triple-A development in significant decline, EA claims

Triple-A development in significant decline, EA claims

The number of studios working on triple-A games is at its lowest point for over a decade, EA’s chief creative director Richard Hilleman has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2013 at 9:33AM in News
Rumour: Google developing Android-powered console and wristwatch

Rumour: Google developing Android-powered console and wristwatch

Google is reportedly readying itself for an entrance into the games hardware market.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 28th 2013 at 6:15AM in News
OPINION: Xbox One pre-owned backtrack puts the blame where it belongs - on publishers

OPINION: Xbox One pre-owned backtrack puts the blame where it belongs - on publishers

Make no mistake about it – what you saw last night was a retreat from Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 8:55AM in News