Entries in 'Hardware' (334)

Kotick critical over lack of price cuts

Kotick critical over lack of price cuts

One thing universally absent from this year’s E3 was any kind of hardware price cutting from any of the major platform holders – and that’s something that Activision Blizzard boss ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2009 at 10:55AM in News
Blu-ray player sales picking up pace

Blu-ray player sales picking up pace

Whether Blu-ray’s rise to ascendancy will gather the required pace needed before the mainstream adaptation of digital movie downloads arrives is yet to be seen, but sales of HD discs ...

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by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2009 at 12:36PM in News
54 Wii titles sell over a million

54 Wii titles sell over a million

As part of today’s financial results, Nintendo has revealed some impressive sales numbers that demonstrate the true impact of leading IPs such as Wii Fit and Brain Training.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2009 at 11:05AM in News
UK lifetime console sales revealed

UK lifetime console sales revealed

As part of its full year financial results posting earlier today, retailer GAME has dished out the numbers on UK lifetime sales of all today’s gaming platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2009 at 12:48PM in News

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JAPAN: PS3 overtakes Wii in March

JAPAN: PS3 overtakes Wii in March

After 16 months of dominance by the Wii, and even at the times the Xbox 360, in the Japanese hardware charts Sony’s PS3 has finally bettered Nintendo’s Wii in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2009 at 10:45AM in News
Perlman: OnLive critics are ignorant

Perlman: OnLive critics are ignorant

With seemingly the entire games industry lining up to pour doubt over the lofty claims and aspirations of freshly revealed streaming games service OnLive, the company’s founder Steve Perlman has ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2009 at 3:34PM in News
Could OnLive be the death of hardware?

Could OnLive be the death of hardware?

With Zeebo proposing that the future of gaming will bring about the end of disc-based media, an arguably even more exciting prospect dubbed OnLive threatens to end the gaming ...

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by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2009 at 11:31AM in News

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JAPAN: PS3 tops hardware charts

JAPAN: PS3 tops hardware charts

The arrival (and, indeed, solid success) of Sega’s next-gen RPG brawler Yakuza 3 in Japan has seen Sony’s PS3 recapture the top spot in the Japanese hardware sales charts.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2009 at 1:19PM in News
Q4 2008 PC hardware sales show annual rises

Q4 2008 PC hardware sales show annual rises

UK PC sales in the fourth quarter continued to grow at a rapid pace, despite a rising dollar, on-going recession and stalling shipments worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2009 at 2:25PM in News
NPD: Microsoft and Nintendo gain but PS3 sales fall

NPD: Microsoft and Nintendo gain but PS3 sales fall

Nintendo and Microsoft were the main beneficiaries of the promising Janauary sales climbs seen in NPD’s latest numbers – but Sony’s PS3 continues to suffer a decline in sales, surely ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2009 at 11:34AM in News
UK to get Killzone 2 PS3 bundle

UK to get Killzone 2 PS3 bundle

SCEE has announced that it is to bundle it’s excitedly anticipated FPS Killzone 2 with the PS3 in the UK upon the game’s release at the end of February.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2009 at 10:37AM in News

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NPD: Nintendo shatters records in 2008

NPD: Nintendo shatters records in 2008

Nintendo was the main beneficiary of a record-breaking year for the video games market in North America last year, with Wii breaking the record for the number of unit sales ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2009 at 10:23AM in News
Greenberg: 360 pulling away from PS3 in Europe

Greenberg: 360 pulling away from PS3 in Europe

Microsoft’s group product manager for Xbox 360 Aaron Greenberg has stated that Xbox 360 and PS3 were “neck and neck” in sales terms until Microsoft’s aggressive European hardware price cutting ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2009 at 11:39AM in News
JAPAN: 360 to get Resi 5 bundle

JAPAN: 360 to get Resi 5 bundle

Platform holder Microsoft has announced that the upcoming release of Capcom’s Resident Evil 5 will be accompanied by an Xbox 360 hardware bundle including the game in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2009 at 1:37PM in News
US: Nintendo grabs 60 per cent of hardware sales

US: Nintendo grabs 60 per cent of hardware sales

Leading platform holder Nintendo is understandably quite smug about its strong performance in the North American market in October, with its hardware victory being joined by a strong software sales ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2008 at 11:16AM in News

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US: Nintendo dominates October hardware sales

US: Nintendo dominates October hardware sales

With news of 35 per cent growth in the US hardware market in October causing great cheer across the Atlantic, Nintendo has the greatest reason to celebrate after some hugely ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2008 at 10:08AM in News
JAPAN: Big market drops in October

JAPAN: Big market drops in October

Japan’s games market suffered a significant dip in October, with the total market value 21.6 per cent down on the same month in 2007 according to figures from Famitsu owner ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2008 at 12:27PM in News
JAPAN: PS3 finally outsells 360

JAPAN: PS3 finally outsells 360

After lagging behind Microsoft’s rejuvenated Xbox 360 for a surprising six weeks in the Japanese hardware charts, Sony’s PS3 has finally reversed the tide by outpacing Microsoft’s machine for the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2008 at 9:57AM in News
JAPAN: 360 outsells PS3 in September

JAPAN: 360 outsells PS3 in September

Hot on the heels of its two successive weekly victories in the Japanese hardware charts, Microsoft has won another Far Eastern battle by outselling Sony’s rival PS3 console for ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 3rd 2008 at 10:53AM in News
JAPAN: PSP leads half-year sales battle

JAPAN: PSP leads half-year sales battle

The latest figures from Enterbrain, the parent company of legendary Japanese games magazine Famitsu, have shown that PSP was the biggest selling console in the six months ending September 28th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2008 at 12:16PM in News
Is Nintendo prepping new hardware range?

Is Nintendo prepping new hardware range?

Momentum is growing behind rumours that Nintendo is preparing to unveil updates to both of its market leading consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2008 at 12:00PM in News
Peter Moore: I killed the Dreamcast

Peter Moore: I killed the Dreamcast

In an interview with British daily broadsheet The Guardian, current EA Sports boss and the ex head of hardware for both Xbox 360 and Sega has admitted that it ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2008 at 12:25PM in News
US: Microsoft hails 600 per cent 360 Arcade sales hike

US: Microsoft hails 600 per cent 360 Arcade sales hike

Microsoft is understandably delighted by its August sales victory over Sony’s PS3, and has highlighted the massive surge in Xbox 360 hardware sales in early September in its response ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2008 at 11:16AM in News
US: Sony highlights huge year-on-year sales growth

US: Sony highlights huge year-on-year sales growth

Despite losing out to Xbox 360 in the August US hardware battle, Sony has concentrated on the many positives the firm can enjoy in its response to the latest ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2008 at 11:14AM in News