Entries in 'Hardware' (141)

SNES Mini is in the pipeline, report claims

SNES Mini is in the pipeline, report claims

The recently discontinued NES Mini will be followed by the release of a SNES Mini.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2017 at 9:23AM in News
Analyst predicts that a Switch Mini is on the cards

Analyst predicts that a Switch Mini is on the cards

The Nintendo Switch has only been out for a little over a month, but already one analyst has said that it believes a new iteration could be in the works.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 10:27AM in News
1TB PS4 Slim finally arrives in the US

1TB PS4 Slim finally arrives in the US

US gamers are finally able to buy the PS4 Slim with 1TB of internal storage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 10:12AM in News
Nintendo discontinues the NES Mini

Nintendo discontinues the NES Mini

In a surprise move, Nintendo has announced that it has ended production of the popular NES Classic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2017 at 10:10AM in News

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Switch games dated, new Joy Con and battery pack revealed

Switch games dated, new Joy Con and battery pack revealed

Last night’s Nintendo Direct announced a number of new Switch and 3DS release dates, and also revealed two new bits of Switch hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2017 at 11:59AM in News
Nvidia ups the game once again with new GTX Titan XP

Nvidia ups the game once again with new GTX Titan XP

Just over a month after lifting the lid on the GTX 1080 Ti PC graphics card, Nvidia has already toppled it from the top of the pack with an even ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 10:47AM in News
Scorpio could see Xbox push ahead of PlayStation in 2017

Scorpio could see Xbox push ahead of PlayStation in 2017

The launch of what will be the world’s most powerful ever console later this year could be enough to hand sector momentum back to Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 9:34AM in News
Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

The latest figures from Media Create show that Nintendo’s new Switch console has hit an important milestone in the company’s homeland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2017 at 10:17AM in News

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GameStop predicts Switch stock shortages throughout 2017

GameStop predicts Switch stock shortages throughout 2017

It might continue to be hard to find Switch consoles on the High Street for the rest of the year, retailer GameStop has predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2017 at 10:58AM in News
Hardware teardown offers insight into Joy Con fix

Hardware teardown offers insight into Joy Con fix

A Switch Joy Con returned by Nintendo after a repair has hinted at how Nintendo intends to fix its left controller problem.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 9:50AM in News
Nintendo blames Joy Con issues on 'manufacturing variation'

Nintendo blames Joy Con issues on 'manufacturing variation'

Platform holder Nintendo has insisted that there are not inherent hardware problems with the Switch, but has admitted that it has changed how it manufactures the left Joy Con.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 9:29AM in News
GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii

GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii

The senior director of merchandising at retailer GameSpot has predicted an extremely bright future for Nintendo Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:57AM in News

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The PS3 is nearing its end as Japanese production stops

The PS3 is nearing its end as Japanese production stops

Sony is on the verge of halting PS3 production in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:44AM in News
Nintendo has reportedly doubled Switch production plans

Nintendo has reportedly doubled Switch production plans

Production targets for the Switch have reportedly been doubled thanks to strong demand for the machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:14AM in News
Spectrum ZX Vega+ delayed once more after alleged new technical setback

Spectrum ZX Vega+ delayed once more after alleged new technical setback

The saga of the Spectrum ZX Vega+ continues this week with news of a fresh delay to the hardware and another personal attack from the company behind it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 9:44AM in News
Nintendo: 'There are no widespread technical problems' with Switch

Nintendo: 'There are no widespread technical problems' with Switch

Joy Con syncing and screen scratching problems reported online are not symptomatic of problems with the Switch hardware, Nintendo has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 9:26AM in News

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PS4 tops US hardware charts in February

PS4 tops US hardware charts in February

As of next month, things might get more interesting, but for the time being Sony’s US console hardware run continues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:09AM in News
Bent docks and dead pixels added to Nintendo Switch noise

Bent docks and dead pixels added to Nintendo Switch noise

So here’s the thing – when millions of new electrical devices are shipped out for a product launch, some of them are going to be faulty. It’s statistically inevitable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Joy Con connectivity issues may be due to hardware design

Joy Con connectivity issues may be due to hardware design

A teardown of the Switch Joy Con hardware by YouTuber Jon Downey seems to suggest that the problems some are experiencing with the left controller are due to a design ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 9:55AM in News
Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Nintendo has said that its new Switch console has sold more in its first two days in the US than any other machine in the platform holder’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

The much-discussed issue with the wireless connectivity of the Switch’s left Joy Con controller has finally been acknowledged by Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

Nintendo Switch sold 80k units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
Leaked Switch console was stolen, Nintendo reveals

Leaked Switch console was stolen, Nintendo reveals

A Switch console that made it out into the wild far ahead of the machine’s official launch on March 3rd was stolen from a retailer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 9:28AM in News
Nintendo finally ditches digital purchase hardware lock

Nintendo finally ditches digital purchase hardware lock

One of the most contentious oddities from Nintendo’s online console network is being ditched for the upcoming launch of the Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 9:17AM in News
Nintendo Joy-Con

Switch's Joy-Con controllers are key to understanding console's value, says Koizumi

Nintendo has been grabbling with the price of the Switch ever since it announced it would cost £279 in the UK back in January. At this price, the console is ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 1:02PM in News