Entries in 'Hardware' (268)

PS4 sales hit 35.9 million units

PS4 sales hit 35.9 million units

Sony has announced that “cumulative sell through” of the PS4 has, as of January 3rd, reached 35.9m units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 2:36PM in News
AMD is adding HDMI support to FreeSync

AMD is adding HDMI support to FreeSync

FreeSync is freeing itself of the need for a DisplayPort connection.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2015 at 3:18PM in News
Patent suggests Nintendo NX could be cloud-based and upgradable

Patent suggests Nintendo NX could be cloud-based and upgradable

A new US patent from Nintendo seems to suggest that a new system from the company – presumably the NX – can draw on other computing devices for additional processing ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2015 at 12:32PM in News
Nintendo NX predicted to ship 12m units in 2016

Nintendo NX predicted to ship 12m units in 2016

Nintendo’s next home console is set for an explosive start.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 1st 2015 at 9:49AM in News

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Fnatic begins crowdfunding new line of team-branded hardware

Fnatic begins crowdfunding new line of team-branded hardware

Fnatic, one of Europe's largest multi-game eSports organisations, is turning to Indiegogo to crowdfund a new line of team-branded peripherals.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Nov 17th 2015 at 2:18PM in News
Steam users migrating to Windows 10

Steam users migrating to Windows 10

It's taken Windows 10 just three months to overtake Windows 8 in popularity among Steam's active users, according to Valve's latest hardware survey.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 9th 2015 at 7:25PM in News
More women own consoles than men in the US

More women own consoles than men in the US

A new study from the Pew Research Centre has strengthened the argument that console content makers should be making more effort to appeal to females.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:56AM in News
PS4 sales continue to rapidly outpace the opposition

PS4 sales continue to rapidly outpace the opposition

Sony has revealed that it sold 4m PS4 consoles in the quarter ending September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2015 at 10:04AM in News

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Xbox Q1 hardware sales down 17%, but Xbox Live numbers swell

Xbox Q1 hardware sales down 17%, but Xbox Live numbers swell

Microsoft has said that combined Xbox One and Xbox 360 shipments for its fiscal Q1 were down 17 per cent year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 10:22AM in News
PS4 and Xbox One are up 40% on previous gen sales

PS4 and Xbox One are up 40% on previous gen sales

Remember when everyone was saying that consoles were dying and no-now would be the next-generation machines? They were wrong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2015 at 11:19AM in News
PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

Sony’s PS4 was the best-selling console in the US in September, marking the fifth successive month it has outsold Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2015 at 11:16AM in News
Analyst predicts 120-130m PS4 sales, 100-110m Xbox One sales

Analyst predicts 120-130m PS4 sales, 100-110m Xbox One sales

Sales of the current generation of consoles will fall ever so slightly short of previous generation of machines.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2015 at 2:03PM in News

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Uncharted bundle ushers in PS4 price drop

Uncharted bundle ushers in PS4 price drop

It looks as if Sony has confirmed the PS4 price drop that was rumoured in June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2015 at 10:08AM in News
There's a Gold PS4... that's exclusive to Taco Bell in the US

There's a Gold PS4... that's exclusive to Taco Bell in the US

Sony has unveiled a bling-tastic Gold PS4 console, but UK buyers face a hard time getting hold of one.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
AMD spins-off graphics division, will focus on GPUs and VR

AMD spins-off graphics division, will focus on GPUs and VR

AMD’s graphics card offering is now a business all of its own.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 10th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
Aqua Blue Vita confirmed for US

Aqua Blue Vita confirmed for US

Sony has announced that a rather fetching Aqua Blue version of its PlayStation Vita handled is to be released in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 2:59PM in News

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Next Apple TV to position itself as a games machine, report claims

Next Apple TV to position itself as a games machine, report claims

Not for the first time Apple is said to be ready to position the next iteration of Apple TV as a living room games device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2015 at 12:25PM in News
Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

A menagerie of robots, animals, ghosts and squid battled it out at the top of the Japanese games charts last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 26th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
4GB of RAM is still plenty for gaming PCs, apparently

4GB of RAM is still plenty for gaming PCs, apparently

Super-rigs with 16GB or even 32GB of RAM enjoy little gaming benefit over those with a gentle 4GB.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2015 at 1:19PM in News
Darth Vader gets his own PS4 and controller

Darth Vader gets his own PS4 and controller

The increasing swell of Star Wars hype has hit camp PlayStation with the reveal of a branded PS4 console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 17th 2015 at 10:25AM in News
GAMESCOM: There are FIFA 16 Xbox One bundles on the way

GAMESCOM: There are FIFA 16 Xbox One bundles on the way

Football fans yet to upgrade to an Xbox One are in luck – EA has revealed FIFA 16 bundles for the console.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 4th 2015 at 4:08PM in News
Chinese console ban to be lifted for good

Chinese console ban to be lifted for good

The temporary lifting of the ban on video games console sales in China is to be made permanent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2015 at 10:34AM in News
Xbox unit sales and revenue up in 'incredible' quarter

Xbox unit sales and revenue up in 'incredible' quarter

Momentum appears to be building for the Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 10:24AM in News
Batman Arkham Knight helps PS4 defeat Xbox One in June US charts

Batman Arkham Knight helps PS4 defeat Xbox One in June US charts

Batman isn’t just the world’s greatest detective and an all-around crime-fighting hero – he’s also a savvy marketing tool.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 17th 2015 at 9:19AM in News
New PS4 is quieter and cooler than current model

New PS4 is quieter and cooler than current model

Sony’s updated PS4 design is quieter than the existing model and generates less heat.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2015 at 4:04PM in News