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Perhaps there is a cautionary tale somewhere in the conception, release, and lukewarm reception (to put it nicely) of Nintendo's Wii U console. It didn't come close to rivaling the mighty Wii in console sales, and instead ranks as Nintendo's worst-selling console of all time. However, if you did end up buying one and... Read more...
An original Xbox game console from 2003 has landed on eBay, and while that normally wouldn't garner much attention, this particular one is extremely rare. What makes it unique is that it is one of just 50 units that were made as part of a promotional effort tied in with the release of the Universal Pictures superhero... Read more...
This November will mark four years since Microsoft introduced its latest-generation Xbox Series X|S game consoles. Now as we head into this year's holiday season, Microsoft is expanding its console family with a trio of new SKUs that add more storage and color options to the fray, including an Xbox Series X Galaxy... Read more...
Signs of a console stagnation are beginning to set in as current-generation hardware continues to age. As such, Sony now expects to sell four million fewer PlayStation 5 consoles for its current fiscal year (which ends next month) than previously projected, with the revised forecast coming after PS5 sales last quarter fell short of the company's Read more...
It's already been three years (just over) since Microsoft and Sony launched their respective modern-generation game consoles, the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, respectively—both debuted in November 2020. Notwithstanding a mid-gen refresh, it will still be a few years before we see another major iteration from... Read more...
Forget about death and taxes, the one thing you can count on is that rumors of a more powerful Switch console will persist up until when and if Nintendo finally gets around to releasing one. It might be called the Switch Pro or it could be dubbed the Switch 2. Whatever the case might be, the chatter won't stop until... Read more...
Preorders for the ASUS ROG Ally handheld game console are now live, at least for the higher end variant of the two initial models that will see the light of day this summer. This is the same console that was initially brushed off as an April Fools' Day prank due to ASUS teasing the system on April 1. To the delight of... Read more...
Nintendo Switch console sales took a turn for the worse with Nintendo reporting a sizable year-over-year decline in units sold for its fiscal year.. This in turn contributed to a 5.5 percent drop in Nintendo's overall revenue for the year, and a 9.4 percent dip in profit. All of which raises the question, is a Switch... Read more...
Now that the modern gaming console shortage is effectively over, won't someone think of the poor scalpers? Hopefully not—if they get stuck with thousands of dollars in unsold inventory, well, that's just too bad. Of course, that's easier said then done if you happen to stumble upon a particularly good deal and are in... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has a real shot of becoming the top-selling game console of all time. For now, it will have to settle for third place, as updated sales figures show it trailing the Nintendo DS (No. 2) and Sony's PlayStation 2 (No. 1), after clawing its way in front of the Game Boy and Game Boy Color (No. 4) and... Read more...
Speaking from experience, it's not a great feeling to flip on a game console and see visual glitches on the screen caused by faulty hardware, or have it not even power up at all. So when I saw a report earlier this week that standing up a PlayStation 5 vertically was a "guaranteed recipe for disaster," I breathed a... Read more...
For over two years, it has been frustratingly difficult to obtain a PlayStation 5 console, unless you were willing to pay outrageous prices by marketplace sellers. That's not to say there have not been a wealth of restocks—they've occurred frequently since the console launched on November 12, 2020, but swarms of... Read more...
The PlayStation 5 is getting lighter, as Sony looks to ramp up production of the popular gaming console. Along with being lighter, it is thought the new PS5 will also house a new AMD 6nm processor. Just last week, Sony announced it would be increasing the price of its extremely popular PlayStation 5. Now the... Read more...
It's hard to believe that it's been a year and a half since the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 came out, and even harder to fathom that they're still difficult to find in stock. That is, unless you're willing to pay an obscene markup by a marketplace seller. Forget that nonsense because if it's the Xbox Series X... Read more...
People really, really want a more powerful Nintendo system. Everyone loves the Switch, but there's no denying that it's basically a second-generation NVIDIA Shield tablet with a Nintendo nameplate on it. Developers have done truly amazing things with the hardware, but there are limits to what you can accomplish with a... Read more...
I don't find my Xbox Series X to be particularly loud, especially over the rumbles of my soundbar and subwoofer or gaming headset. However, navigating the user interface is a different story. Various sound effects adorn the Xbox Series X and if you'd rather not hear them, you now have access to an expanded set of mute controls. Finding Read more...
There are very few choices that you will make as a gamer that are more personal than your choice of gamepad. It's almost completely subjective—comfort is paramount to enjoying long gaming sessions, and a controller's comfort score depends almost entirely on how well it fits your body geometry. Despite that, sweaty... Read more...
When you woke up this morning, you probably didn't expect the Xbox Series X to be yours for the taking, assuming you've been trying to hunt one down. The latest generation console have been nearly as elusive as Bigfoot. But lo and behold, it's actually in stock at its MSRP. Just as enticing, there's no annoying... Read more...
Finding a current-generation game console in stock from a first-party retailer continues to be a difficult task. Even harder is nailing down a limited edition variant. Namely, the 'Xbox Series X Halo Infinite Limited Edition Bundle' that consists of a themed design in celebration of 20 years of Halo. However, you... Read more...
You may have noticed, but finding gaming hardware in stock is frustratingly challenging. That's true of graphics cards, it's true of consoles like the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S, and of course it's true of the PlayStation 5. Regarding the latter, the prospect of finding one in time for the holidays may have... Read more...
It's frustrating to fathom that nearly a year after the latest generation game consoles launched to retail, they remain as difficult to obtain as ever. Unfortunately, that is not likely to change in the near future. However, if you're looking for a bit of positive news on the situation, it's this—Sony is purportedly... Read more...
Even Santa Claus and his merry band of elves won't be able to save Christmas if holiday cheer ultimately depends on procuring a Nintendo Switch game console. We already knew it was in short supply, but in a sobering update, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa essentially said the situation has gotten more "severe,"... Read more...
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