Entries in 'consoles' (179)

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
Now ESRB rates Crysis for consoles

Now ESRB rates Crysis for consoles

It looks like 2007 PC hit Crysis could be coming to PS3 as well as Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2011 at 11:59AM in News
HBO to launch on consoles?

HBO to launch on consoles?

HBO could follow in the footsteps of Sky and launch on platforms such as Xbox 360, a new report suggests.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 3rd 2011 at 10:33AM in News
Mobile games claim half of all game downloads

Mobile games claim half of all game downloads

Digital games downloads for mobile games devices now account for around half of all full game downloads.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2011 at 3:31PM in News

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New consoles still three years away?

New consoles still three years away?

Gamers could face a wait of up to three years before successors to the Xbox 360 or PS3 are launched, anonymous sources have supposedly told Kotaku.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2011 at 11:08AM in News
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
Wii dominates the living room

Wii dominates the living room

More than half of US Wii owners keep their console in the living room.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 24th 2011 at 11:19AM in News
Blizzard plans Diablo III on consoles

Blizzard plans Diablo III on consoles

Blizzard could potentially release its next next super-hit on console as well as PC, the firm has told MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2011 at 9:53AM in News

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Angry Birds tops 100m downloads

Angry Birds tops 100m downloads

Angry Birds has now been downloaded more than 100 million times, according to Rovio Mobile marketing exec Peter Vesterbacka, speaking on a panel at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2011 at 12:34PM in News
Realtime signs Blaze deal

Realtime signs Blaze deal

Distributor Realtime will now deliver Blaze accessories to retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2011 at 2:10PM in News
NPD: Xbox claims January win

NPD: Xbox claims January win

Microsoft has claimed both another month of strong sales in the US and another month of console market leadership.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2011 at 9:24AM in News
Tesco launches 'VAT free' sale

Tesco launches 'VAT free' sale

Online retailer Tesco Direct has launched what it describes as a 'VAT free' 20 per cent off sale that offers some significant savings on a range of gaming hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2011 at 11:01AM in News

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PlayStation 2 hits 150m sales

PlayStation 2 hits 150m sales

Almost 11 years on from its Japanese debut in March 2000, Sony's PlayStation 2 has now passed 150m unit sales across the world.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 14th 2011 at 12:04PM in News
PS3 games drive Sony results

PS3 games drive Sony results

Nine months into Sony's current financial year and the PS3 has already outstripped its total sales for the 2009 fiscal year, Sony has reported.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2011 at 8:34AM in News
Jacobson wants to score on consoles

Jacobson wants to score on consoles

Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson wants to see a console version of Football Manager.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2011 at 8:00AM in News
PopCap console games head to retail

PopCap console games head to retail

Some of PopCap’s most popular casual games are making their way to UK retailers thanks to Mastertronic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2011 at 9:00AM in News

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Capcom: 'Gamers have abandoned handheld consoles'

Capcom: 'Gamers have abandoned handheld consoles'

Smartphones are usurping traditional games hardware, says Capcom.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 20th 2011 at 3:25PM in News
Repair Shop turns attention to games trade

Repair Shop turns attention to games trade

A consumer-facing console repair specialist is shifting its focus to retail.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 20th 2011 at 3:22PM in News
EA crowned top publisher of 2010

EA crowned top publisher of 2010

Electronic Arts has been named the leading games publisher for the second year in a row.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 19th 2011 at 10:45AM in News
US: MS claims Xbox 360 sell-out

US: MS claims Xbox 360 sell-out

Microsoft's community voice Larry 'Major Nelson' Hyrb has claimed that the platform holder had such a successful Christmas in America that it actually ran our of hardware by the end ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2011 at 11:09AM in News
Retail told to pass on VAT increase

Retail told to pass on VAT increase

Major UK distributors have advised games retailers of new SRPs to accommodate next month’s VAT increase, confirming that trade prices will not be lowered.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2010 at 10:06AM in News
Wii sales see Xmas surge

Wii sales see Xmas surge

Despite competition from Kinect and Move, Nintendo hardware sales have increased as spending ramps up for Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2010 at 12:04PM in News
BioWare: There are too many games

BioWare: There are too many games

As any keen gamer will know, this last Q4 has proved very expensive for anyone looking to buy all of the big console releases – and one of the co-founders ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2010 at 4:03PM in News
GAME boosts hardware trade-in deals

GAME boosts hardware trade-in deals

Both GAME and Gamestation are offering customers and extra 20 per cent on their normal trade-in price for anyone who hands over their old hardware between today (November 26th) and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2010 at 11:15AM in News
PC ‘a generation ahead’ of PS3/360

PC ‘a generation ahead’ of PS3/360

PC gaming is technically so far advanced compared to consoles that it is effectively ‘a generation ahead’, according to the boss of Crysis and Crysis 2 developer Crytek.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2010 at 8:09AM in News