Entries in 'Hardware' (83)

Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Nintendo has said that its new Switch console has sold more in its first two days in the US than any other machine in the platform holder’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

The much-discussed issue with the wireless connectivity of the Switch’s left Joy Con controller has finally been acknowledged by Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

Nintendo Switch sold 80k units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
Leaked Switch console was stolen, Nintendo reveals

Leaked Switch console was stolen, Nintendo reveals

A Switch console that made it out into the wild far ahead of the machine’s official launch on March 3rd was stolen from a retailer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 9:28AM in News

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Nintendo finally ditches digital purchase hardware lock

Nintendo finally ditches digital purchase hardware lock

One of the most contentious oddities from Nintendo’s online console network is being ditched for the upcoming launch of the Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2017 at 9:17AM in News
Nintendo Joy-Con

Switch's Joy-Con controllers are key to understanding console's value, says Koizumi

Nintendo has been grabbling with the price of the Switch ever since it announced it would cost £279 in the UK back in January. At this price, the console is ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 1:02PM in News
3DS

Nintendo's Kimishima says 3DS will 'co-exist' with Switch

Nintendo has once again stated that the 3DS has a long life ahead of it, despite the company's upcoming Switch launch. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors at a Q&A ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 8th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
MCV's Review of the Year - Part 1: Hardware of 2016

MCV's Review of the Year - Part 1: Hardware of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year.

on Dec 13th 2016 at 12:00PM in News

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Nintendo confirms that Wii U production IS ending

Nintendo confirms that Wii U production IS ending

Having denied it just days ago, Nintendo has now conceded that the end has come for Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
What is PS4 Pro? Supported games, price and what's in the box

What is PS4 Pro? Supported games, price and what's in the box

Announced on-stage at an event in New York in September, Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro is the platform holder’s hardware for serious gamers. 

on Nov 10th 2016 at 11:20AM in News
A NES Classic controller extension lead is in the works

A NES Classic controller extension lead is in the works

The NES Classic arrives in the UK tomorrow, but for some buyers one accessory is going to be an absolute must.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2016 at 11:05AM in News
Xbox Streaming device was real, report claims

Xbox Streaming device was real, report claims

Microsoft was ready to announce and release a streaming Xbox device intended to launch shortly after E3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2016 at 11:06AM in News

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GAME: PS3 and 360 are now 'played through'

GAME: PS3 and 360 are now 'played through'

It appears that time is finally up for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 20th 2016 at 11:21AM in News
PS4 sales up 380% on back of £149 bundles

PS4 sales up 380% on back of £149 bundles

Sony’s PlayStation 4 has returned to the top of the weekly UK hardware race following a number of cut-price bundles. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 6th 2016 at 9:59AM in News
Japan gets its own version of the NES Mini

Japan gets its own version of the NES Mini

A Famicom-themed version of the NES Mini has been announced for Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2016 at 1:27PM in News
Pokemon Co confirms NX hybrid design; Ubisoft enthusiastic about console

Pokemon Co confirms NX hybrid design; Ubisoft enthusiastic about console

The chief executive of the Pokemon Company has become the first senior industry figure to openly discuss the hybrid design of Nintendo NX.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 11:06AM in News

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Limited Edition Final Fantasy XV PS4 Slim confirmed for the UK

Limited Edition Final Fantasy XV PS4 Slim confirmed for the UK

Final Fantasy fans are very much being encouraged to buy into the new world of PS4 Slim with a brand new limited edition console heading to retail in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2016 at 11:04AM in News
Xbox One outsells PS4 for second successive month in the US

Xbox One outsells PS4 for second successive month in the US

Has Xbox One finally turned the tide against PS4 in the North American market?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2016 at 9:48AM in News
Sony dates and prices PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim

Sony dates and prices PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim

Two new PlayStation consoles will be available before Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2016 at 8:51AM in News
PS4 Slims keep popping up on eBay

PS4 Slims keep popping up on eBay

The odd saga of the PS4 Slim continues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2016 at 11:02AM in News
PS4 Slim also comes with a new DualShock 4 controller

PS4 Slim also comes with a new DualShock 4 controller

The console isn’t the only hardware to undergo a redesign in Sony’s new PS4 Slim SKU.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Further reports confirm upcoming PS4 Slim announcement

Further reports confirm upcoming PS4 Slim announcement

Sony has cut production of the existing PS4 ahead of the official announcement of the PS4 Slim and the PS4 Neo, reports have suggested.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 11:29AM in News
PS4 Slim pictures leaked

PS4 Slim pictures leaked

UPDATE: Eurogamer has confirmed that the device is real (by visiting the home of the buyer, no less).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 9:00AM in News
AMD reveals Zen, wants back into CPU race

AMD reveals Zen, wants back into CPU race

Intel’s run of almost uninterrupted reign at the top of the PC processor market could be in for a serious challenge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2016 at 2:28PM in News
3DS gets three new UK colours

3DS gets three new UK colours

Nintendo has announced three new colour variations for its 3DS handheld in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 16th 2016 at 3:59PM in News