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DIY experience Nintendo Labo launches on Switch this April

Nintendo announced the release of a new kind of gaming experience for the Switch, which involves turning cardboard into interactive toys, “to inspire creative minds and playful hearts alike.” Nintendo Labo focuses on DIY, with each kit turning the Switch into a new interactive creation (called Toy-Con): robot, piano, fishing …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits 3m players on Xbox One

Microsoft announced yesterday that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has now hit another milestone on Xbox One. General manager of Xbox games marketing Aaron Greenberg said on Xbox Wire: “Today, PUBG Corp. and Xbox are excited to share that through the end of 2017 the PUBG community on Xbox One has already grown to over …

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Ataribox experiences technical issues, delaying Indiegogo launch

Atari, or the people currently responsible for the brand, has been forced to delay crowdfunding for their Ataribox console, citing a developmental delay. The Ataribox is planned to be based on ‘PC technology’, and is an AMD processor with Radeon graphics and a Linux-based operating system. The machine is planned …

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Nintendo announces 10m sales for the Switch

Nintendo has announced 10m sales for the Switch game console, just nine months after the hybrid consoles worldwide launch. It caps off a remarkably strong year for all things Ninty, and in October the company announced that the Switch had caused a 175 per cent sales growth for the six …

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DayZ is still heading to PS4

Bohemia Interactive has confirmed that DayZ is still heading to PS4, despite the console not being mentioned in yesterday’s update. It will, however, hit Microsoft’s console before arriving on Sony’s machine. "In short, yes, we’re still going to release DayZ for PS4," a rep told GameSpot. "It’s mostly that we …

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PlayStation price cuts deliver on Black Friday but PS Plus is the focus 

Sony’s Eric Lempel appeared on CNBC in the US to hail last weekend as "the biggest Black Friday in Playstation history," adding that "we sold more consoles than we ever have in our 22 year history." That all came off the back of aggressive price cuts on console bundles – …

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REPORT: Who is the modern British gamer?

Over half of UK adults play video games and almost a third of them have purchased a game in the last year. That’s one of the findings in Kantar Media’s new Playing the Gaming Market report, which says that 6.5m adults, or 13 per cent of the UK’s adult population, …

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IHS increases Xbox One X sales forecast – but does not expect a momentum shift

Analyst HIS Markit has increased its projected launch sales for the Xbox One X, which arrives worldwide today. Having previously predicted 2017 sales of 500k units, the company now reckons Microsoft could sell as many as 900k Xbox One X’s by the end of the year. “Feedback on pre-order volume …

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Call of Duty WW2 sales analysis: new title storms UK retail

What a difference a year makes. Call of Duty WW2 has braved the artillery fire of franchise fatigue. Stormed the machine gun nests of digital shift and put a Churchill-like two fingers up to the loot crate furore. Some had written off the franchise after last year’s less-than-stellar sci-fi outing, …

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