Entries in 'Hardware' (335)

PS3 hardware sales down year-on-year

PS3 hardware sales down year-on-year

Sony sold 1.8m PS3 consoles in the quarter ending June 30th 2011. That’s around 600,000 fewer units than it sold in the same quarter last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2011 at 10:18AM in News
Nintendo announces AU/NZ price drop for 3DS

Nintendo announces AU/NZ price drop for 3DS

Nintendo Australia has confirmed its plans to drop the suggested retail price of the 3DS in Australia and New Zealand, starting 12th August.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 28th 2011 at 9:47AM in News
Riccitiello: The console cycle has gone forever

Riccitiello: The console cycle has gone forever

It may be the case that new hardware is in the works at both Sony and Microsoft, but EA CEO John Riccitiello thinks that the console cycle as we know ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2011 at 11:56AM in News
US: Game sales drop 10%

US: Game sales drop 10%

Retail sales of games, accessories and consoles in the US fell ten per cent year-on-year in June, NPD data shows.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 15th 2011 at 1:22PM in News

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Market rebound “unlikely” unless we get hardware price cuts

Market rebound “unlikely” unless we get hardware price cuts

Ahead of the publication of the June US video games market numbers, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has predicted big drops for every major format.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2011 at 4:40PM in News
E3 2011: uDraw boss 'unsurprised' by Wii U

E3 2011: uDraw boss 'unsurprised' by Wii U

Martin Good, executive VP of THQ’s kids, family and casual games label, isn’t shaken by Nintendo’s newly announced Wii U.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jun 10th 2011 at 12:09PM in News
E3 2011: Wii U console and controller sold together

E3 2011: Wii U console and controller sold together

Nintendo’s new Wii U tablet-like controller and HD console will be sold as a single unit.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jun 8th 2011 at 2:00PM in News
E3 2011: The long wait ends tonight

E3 2011: The long wait ends tonight

When Nintendo lifts the lid on the still mysterious Project Cafe at its E3 press conference in two hours it will mark the end of the longest wait for new ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2011 at 3:52PM in News

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SONY: Move sales hit 8.8m

SONY: Move sales hit 8.8m

With Microsoft making lots of noise about Xbox 360 Kinect in its press briefing, Sony has also highlighted its own motion gaming success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2011 at 10:13AM in News
NGP downgraded to fight 3DS

NGP downgraded to fight 3DS

Sony has apparently made several cuts to the tech inside its upcoming Next Generation Portable in order to take on 3DS.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 27th 2011 at 11:02AM in News
NGP still on track for 2011

NGP still on track for 2011

The Next Generation Portable will be launched in 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2011 at 4:17PM in News
65" glasses-free 3DTV debuting this weekend

65" glasses-free 3DTV debuting this weekend

Those interested in trying out the latest in high-end glasses-free 3D TV tech will get the chance this weekend thanks to a special screening of the Champions League final between ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 26th 2011 at 12:33PM in News

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Kotick: Hardware price cuts are coming

Kotick: Hardware price cuts are coming

Echoing analysts predictions yesterday that Sony and Microsoft are preparing hardware price cuts, Activision boss Bobby Kotick has claimed that such a move is pending.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2011 at 2:23PM in News
Nintendo won't abandon buttons

Nintendo won't abandon buttons

With tongues wagging about what Nintendo may have in store for its next machine, president Saturo Iwata has suggested that the Wii successor's controller is unlikely to follow in iPad's ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2011 at 4:58PM in News
3DS regains Japan top spot

3DS regains Japan top spot

Having slipped from the top of Media Create's Japanese hardware charts last week, Nintendo's 3DS has regained the crown it briefly relinquished.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2011 at 12:21PM in News
PSPgo RIP?

PSPgo RIP?

It's been a difficult life for Sony's UMD-free, digital only PSPgo. But reports are now suggesting that time has finally been called on the model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2011 at 10:20AM in News

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Reeves wants single format future

Reeves wants single format future

While the internet is buzzing with mutterings about Wii 2 and Xbox 720, David Reeves is hoping the future of the console market will be much simpler.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 15th 2011 at 2:30PM in News
PS3 hits 50m units worldwide

PS3 hits 50m units worldwide

SCE has today announced that as of March 29th 2011 total worldwide sales of its PS3 console have reached the 50m unit mark.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2011 at 9:02AM in News
AUSTRALIA: 3DS takes handheld crown

AUSTRALIA: 3DS takes handheld crown

The 3DS has achieved the best launch sales for a handheld console in Australia, with 31,000 units sold within its first week on sale.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 13th 2011 at 11:45AM in News
The Commodore 64 returns

The Commodore 64 returns

One of the most iconic games computers ever manufactured has made a return to the global market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2011 at 3:51PM in News
PSP back on top in Japan

PSP back on top in Japan

Having topped the Japanese hardware charts since its launch in late February, Sony's PSP this week managed to recapture its former place at the top of the listings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2011 at 4:59PM in News
More Sony tablet rumours

More Sony tablet rumours

The oft-rumoured but as yet unconfirmed Sony tablet device known as the S1 is now said to be a PlayStation Certified Android 3.0 device ready for shipping in the US ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2011 at 9:41AM in News
Sony triumphant in Japan

Sony triumphant in Japan

2010 was once described as "the year of the PlayStation" and Sony looks like it has come up trumps – in Japan at least.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2011 at 3:05PM in News
JAPAN: Hardware sales continue to fall

JAPAN: Hardware sales continue to fall

Almost every games platform on the market saw declining hardware sales this week.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 30th 2011 at 11:31AM in News
3DS breaks retail records

3DS breaks retail records

Two of the UK's leading retailers have confirmed that Nintendo's 3DS is their facets selling video games console ever.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2011 at 4:50PM in News