Entries in 'Hardware' (335)

Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS bundle revealed for North America

Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS bundle revealed for North America

A Fire Emblem-themed 3DS hardware bundle is heading to US and Canada, Nintendo of America has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 13th 2013 at 12:35PM in News
Animal Crossing helps push 3DS sales past 10m in Japan

Animal Crossing helps push 3DS sales past 10m in Japan

The popularity of Nintendo’s 3DS in Japan shows no signs of abating with the device having now sold over 10m units in the territory.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2013 at 12:33PM in News
OPINION: Will 2013 be the year that everything changes?

OPINION: Will 2013 be the year that everything changes?

The 1990s. The Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive. The Game Boy and the Gamegear (or the Atari Lynx, if you like).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2013 at 10:48AM in News
$8bn - the total losses made by Xbox 360 and PS3

$8bn - the total losses made by Xbox 360 and PS3

The console sector is at a crossroads, and a look at the numbers behind Xbox 360 and PS3 make for uncomfortable reading.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2013 at 2:56PM in News

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Valve to unveil Linux-based Steam PC this year - report

Valve to unveil Linux-based Steam PC this year - report

Valve appears to have made plans to reveal its custom PC-console this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 7th 2013 at 6:59AM in News
Console sales down by a third in 2012

Console sales down by a third in 2012

Sales of video games consoles in 2012 fell 33.1 per cent year-on-year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 4th 2013 at 9:49AM in News
Analyst: GameStop's Wii U sales were "below expectations"

Analyst: GameStop's Wii U sales were "below expectations"

Sales of Wii U hardware and software failed to meet expectations at leading US games retailer GameStop, an analyst has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2013 at 8:45AM in News
158 days - the Xbox 720 countdown begins

158 days - the Xbox 720 countdown begins

The fist shot in the next-gen console battle has seemingly been fired.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2013 at 8:48AM in News

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Metal Gear Rising themed PS3 scheduled for Japan release

Metal Gear Rising themed PS3 scheduled for Japan release

Konami and Sony have teamed up to release a limited edition Metal Gear Rising Revengeance PS3 console in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2012 at 10:05AM in News
Wii U sells 40k units in the UK in its opening weekend

Wii U sells 40k units in the UK in its opening weekend

Nintendo’s Wii U console sold around 40,000 units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2012 at 11:43AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up: Wii U Edition

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up: Wii U Edition

Well, we're all a good few hours into playing our Wii U's now, and sales charts for Q3 this year have come in.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 30th 2012 at 5:11AM in News
Animal Crossing propels 3DS skywards in Japan; Outsells Vita by 47:1

Animal Crossing propels 3DS skywards in Japan; Outsells Vita by 47:1

Sales of the PlayStation Vita have fallen to an all-time low in Japan, but that’s not Sony’s biggest concern this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2012 at 3:38PM in News

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VIDEO: Iwata presents a Wii U unboxing "ceremony"

VIDEO: Iwata presents a Wii U unboxing "ceremony"

This is something you don’t see every day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2012 at 1:16PM in News
Apple reveals iPad Mini AND iPad 4

Apple reveals iPad Mini AND iPad 4

The iPad Mini. Well, that’s not a surprise, is it? But the new iPad 4? We admit – we had no idea that one was coming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2012 at 8:52AM in News
Subsidised Xbox subscription hardware "pivotal" to Microsoft's business

Subsidised Xbox subscription hardware "pivotal" to Microsoft's business

Xbox 720 will likely launch with cut-price hardware subsidised through monthly subscriptions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2012 at 3:07PM in News
Microsoft rules out Xbox 360 UK price cut; Nintendo has "nothing to announce"

Microsoft rules out Xbox 360 UK price cut; Nintendo has "nothing to announce"

The Xbox 360 will not be receiving a price cut in the UK this Christmas, Microsoft has told MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2012 at 1:54PM in News

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Valve seeking playtesters for games and hardware

Valve seeking playtesters for games and hardware

Valve has revealed its searching for people to playtest its games and hardware prototypes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 10th 2012 at 7:16AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

The new PS3 launched this week, Dick Smith was sold, while the Wii U was confirmed as playable at the EB EXPO, which has only 8'000 tickets left.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 28th 2012 at 7:38AM in News
Valve's hardware division teases public betas in 2013

Valve's hardware division teases public betas in 2013

Valve’s freshly revealed hardware team will be looking into public beta tests next year for the division’s various prototypes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 26th 2012 at 5:04AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

Freeplay kicked off this week with a visit from Tetsuya Mizuguchi, while Ubisoft wins the industry soccer tournament and EB EXPO is selling fast.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 21st 2012 at 7:36AM in News
Valve 'jumping in' on the computer hardware business

Valve 'jumping in' on the computer hardware business

Valve has finally admitted the company’s plan to enter the hardware market.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 4th 2012 at 6:24AM in News
3DS passes 7m in Japan, claims entire software Top Ten

3DS passes 7m in Japan, claims entire software Top Ten

The established Nintendo narrative amongst European journalists seems to be quite negative at the moment, but the story in Japan could hardly be better.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2012 at 11:51AM in News
Leap promises a revolution in motion-control technology

Leap promises a revolution in motion-control technology

A brand new peripheral is threatening to eclipse the advances made by technologies such as Kinect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 8th 2012 at 3:06PM in News
Microsoft backtracks on New Xbox statement

Microsoft backtracks on New Xbox statement

The stupid thing is we know it’s a lie. But in the modern world of tightly controlled corporate communication strategies, this is what we have to work with.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 8th 2012 at 8:27AM in News
Bing Gordon predicts the end of Nintendo's hardware ambitions

Bing Gordon predicts the end of Nintendo's hardware ambitions

Nintendo could be on the way to withdrawing from the console hardware market, according to one of gaming’s most senior executives.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2012 at 8:26AM in News