Entries in 'Hardware' (133)

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

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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

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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
3DS

Nintendo's Kimishima says 3DS will 'co-exist' with Switch

Nintendo has once again stated that the 3DS has a long life ahead of it, despite the company's upcoming Switch launch. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors at a Q&A ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 8th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
MCV's Review of the Year - Part 1: Hardware of 2016

MCV's Review of the Year - Part 1: Hardware of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year.

on Dec 13th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
Nintendo confirms that Wii U production IS ending

Nintendo confirms that Wii U production IS ending

Having denied it just days ago, Nintendo has now conceded that the end has come for Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
What is PS4 Pro? Supported games, price and what's in the box

What is PS4 Pro? Supported games, price and what's in the box

Announced on-stage at an event in New York in September, Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro is the platform holder’s hardware for serious gamers. 

on Nov 10th 2016 at 11:20AM in News
A NES Classic controller extension lead is in the works

A NES Classic controller extension lead is in the works

The NES Classic arrives in the UK tomorrow, but for some buyers one accessory is going to be an absolute must.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2016 at 11:05AM in News
Xbox Streaming device was real, report claims

Xbox Streaming device was real, report claims

Microsoft was ready to announce and release a streaming Xbox device intended to launch shortly after E3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2016 at 11:06AM in News
GAME: PS3 and 360 are now 'played through'

GAME: PS3 and 360 are now 'played through'

It appears that time is finally up for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 20th 2016 at 11:21AM in News
PS4 sales up 380% on back of £149 bundles

PS4 sales up 380% on back of £149 bundles

Sony’s PlayStation 4 has returned to the top of the weekly UK hardware race following a number of cut-price bundles. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 6th 2016 at 9:59AM in News