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FEATURE: Apple vs Nintendo

Yesterday two of the most important companies in games and technology, Nintendo and Apple, held keynotes back to back. The Nintendo keynote at GDC primarily concerned the 3DS and filling out its marketing story, while across town Apple unveiled the iPad 2 and its particular brand of fanfare. However, something …

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Panasonic scraps Jungle handheld

"My inclination would be to say a system like theJungle is a non-starter right out of the gate. Until they can show meotherwise I just don’t think Panasonic has the right pieces to compete inthis space.” The Jungle is a highly specialised dedicated portable for a non-existent market. This is …

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Monster Hunter storms Japan

The commercial popularity of Capcom’s Monster Hunter series shows no sign of abating with news that the latest release in the series has got off to a tremendous start in Japan. 1UP reports that PSP title Monster Hunter Portable 3rd has shifted 2,146,467 copies in its first five days on …

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Panasonic enters portable games sector

Electronics giant Panasonic has announced a surprise return to the games sector with a brand new handheld called Jungle. The clamshell device sports a full QWERTY keyboard and touchpad as well as an HD screen, d-pad and shoulder buttons. It’s being pitched very much as an online-centric device, and includes …

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Next Xbox ‘could be a handheld’

Next-gen successors to Microsoft and Sony’s powerhouse consoles would benefit from no longer being tethered to the living room TV, the vice president of Epic Games has said. Imagine a future Xbox 360 that is actually a tablet you carry around,” said Mark Rein in a new interview with Develop. …

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90%+ of tweens play online games

A report entitled ‘Kids and Games: What Boys and Girls are Playing Today’ by M2 Research claims that 93 per cent of girls aged 8-11 play online games. For boys the number is 91 per cent. It adds that while Nintendo still dominates the portable games space, the growing popularity …

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Sony: Portable 3D is limited

Having thrown its full corporate weight behind the current home 3D drive, SCE boss Kaz Hirai has questioned the very viability or portable 3D. In in-house research, naked eye 3D for portable machines is not high and there are presently limits for it,” the exec told Sankei, as reported by …

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Happy Birthday, PSP

The PlayStation Portable is celebrating its fifth birthday (in the US at least). Throughout its lifetime it has sold 17m units in the country. The machine currently boasts a UMD games library in excess of 520 games, with an additional 300+ titles available to download on PSN. In its time …

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Koller: Were focusing on 3D in the home

With 3D gaming still in its infancy, Nintendo’s surprise announcement of the 3DS yesterday marks a surprise new direction for the technology – and it’s one that has failed to convince SCEA’s director of hardware and marketing John Koller. I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with …

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iPhone eats up PSP and DS share

Apple’s digital distribution model makes it tough to track sales numbers for iPhone games, but a new report from Flurry says that the device’s share of the US market grew considerably last year – at the expense of the PSP and DS.Mobile Entertainment reports that in 2009 the iPhone claimed …

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