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PS4 was the most popular console on eBay on Black Friday in US

A PS4 was sold once every 20 seconds on eBay throughout Black Friday in the US last week. Polygon reports that this made the machine the best-selling console for the day, ahead of the Xbox One, which sold at the rate of one every minute – that’s three times slower. …

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Wireless receiver to solve NES Classic Mini’s biggest problem

Nintendo’s NES Classic Mini has been a big hit. Less well received, however, has been the length of the wires that connect to its controller. While various workarounds exist, the fact remains that the controller included in the box has a ridiculously short wire, forcing users to sit right up …

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Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 7.2m in first week

Nintendo’s latest Pokemon game has broken an American sales record. Combined sales of Pokemon Sun and Moon reached 3.7m units in the Americas. That’s an 85 per cent increase over Pokemon X and Y and makes it the fastest selling Nintendo game ever in the region. It was revealed yesterday …

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Pokémon Sun and Moon sold 1.5m units in first week in Europe

The latest entries in the Pokmon franchise have had big starts in Europe, with Nintendo saying they are its most successful launch in the region to date. The publisher has revealed that Pokmon Sun and Moon have shifted a whopping 1.5m units in their first week; 368,000 copies of this …

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UK Weekly Charts: Pokemon is biggest seller but doesn’t top charts

Pokmon Sun and Moon technically failed to top the UK weekly charts for their first week.Pokmon Sun debuted at No.3 and Pokmon Moon entered the charts at No.4. GfK however says that combined sales for Nintendo’s latest titles would give them the top spot – so Pokemon is the biggest …

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Oculus Rift Xbox One streaming arrives next week

Xbox One owners will very shortly be able to play their games in a virtual environment via the Oculus Rift. On December 12th a free Oculus app will be released that will allow owners to access their entire Xbox One library. Note that this does not make the games VR …

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Deep Silver: We released Homefront: The Revolution too early

The publisher of Homefront: The Revolution, Deep Silver, has said that it should have waited to release the shooter. Speaking to MCV, the firm admitted that the title was ‘less of a success’ than it had hoped, and said that it had learnt a lot from Homefront’s release. The shooter …

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LEGO City Undercover to receive a multiplatform re-release

Former Wii U exclusive LEGO City Undercover is to be freed from its shackles for a remastered re-release on a number of new consoles. Not only is it coming to Nintendo Switch, but it’s also due out on PS4, Xbox One and Steam. The current release date is spring 2017. …

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Mario and Skyrim will be launch Switch games, reports claim

Both the new 3D Mario adventure and Bethesda’s RPG Skyrim will launch alongside the Nintendo Switch in March. That’s according to Lets Play Video Games, which says that the Mario title will feature a 3D open world hub and a structure similar to Mario 64. Online co-op multiplayer will also …

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Nvidia: Switch is unlike anything you’ve played before

Components manufacturer Nvidia has spoken in revolutionary terms about Nintendo’s in-development Switch console. Nvidia is supplying the innards for the machine, which currently has a global release date of March. We’ve worked with them now for almost two years. Several hundred engineering years have gone into the development of this …

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