game consoles

  • Is buying a next-gen console responsible?

    Posted October 1, 2013 - 8:00 am

    I’ve been into video games my entire life. I’ve saved up and purchased just about every console platform and generation since the original NES. I currently own a PS3 and Xbox 360 but both are collecting dust now that I’m over thirty years old, married, baby and career laden. I want a reason to buy a nex-gen console this year but so far I can’t find that reason.
  • Think Wii U sales are bad? Recall these 13 spectacular game console failures

    Posted August 12, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    The history of games hardware is sordid and complicated affair, filled with financial disasters.
  • Gamestop: Xbox One will be priced less than the Xbox 360

    Posted May 24, 2013 - 9:36 am

    The game retailer says it expects that the Sony PS4 and the Xbox One will be priced less than their predecessors.
  • What we do (and don't) know about the new Xbox

    Posted May 20, 2013 - 9:05 pm

    On May 21st at 10am Pacific time, Microsoft will unveil its next-generation Xbox console. And if this article were titled "What we know for sure about the next Xbox," we could end it here. Microsoft has been very tight-lipped about the successor to the Xbox 360, but that's about to change.
  • Sony vs. Microsoft game console wars reignite

    Posted May 20, 2013 - 9:03 pm

    Sony is trying to steal some of Microsoft's thunder by offering a few fleeting glimpses of the Playstation 4 hardware on the eve of a Microsoft Xbox event.
  • Microsoft starts E3 countdown, stirring rumors of next Xbox

    Posted January 6, 2013 - 9:39 pm

    Without saying much of anything, Microsoft has hinted that its next Xbox will break cover at the E3 trade show in June.
  • Ouya game consoles ship to developers

    Posted December 30, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    Gamers eagerly anticipating the upcoming Ouya console are getting some good news.
  • Nintendo Wii U goes on sale this weekend

    Posted November 16, 2012 - 2:24 pm

    Nintendo's new game console the Wii U will go on sale in the U.S. Sunday as the company attempts to regain ground from Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's Playstation 3.
  • Air Force launches supercomputer made with PS3s

    Posted March 30, 2011 - 12:19 pm

    The Air Force got an exemption, but Sony is suing those it can find using the Linux OS it built into PS3s; some ticked-off users are suing it right back.
  • Nielsen: Xbox 360 most used console, Wii most played

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 3:12 pm

    Microsoft's Xbox 360 is the most used console among users aged 13 or older, according to a new survey from media tracker Nielsen. "Most used," meaning everything from playing games to watching movies or catching some tunes to surfing the internet.
  • Study predicts PS3 will win the console war

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:39 am

    A study by the Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices service pegs the PlayStation 3 as the ultimate winner of this generation's console war: "Lifetime PS3 sales are predicted to reach 127 million units, compared to 103 million Wii units."
  • 8 Gadgets That Will Be Huge in 2010

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 11:24 am

    After everything we've seen, these are the tech products we believe will rack up big sales by next Christmas.
  • PS3 vs. Xbox 360: Feature Smackdown

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 2:22 pm

    How far apart are the Xbox 360 and PS3 when it comes to non-gaming features? Is Netflix really the great equalizer?
  • PS3 Slim Sales Trounce Xbox 360, Wii 3-to-1

    Posted September 7, 2009 - 8:50 pm

    Not one week into its UK sales debut, Sony's re-imagined, slim-sized PlayStation 3 is already enjoying massive sales, up nearly 1000 percent over the prior week. The UK and Denmark market-researcher Chart-Track, which reported that figure, told biz watcher MCV "the sales increase is very impressive," adding that the PS3 outsold the Xbox 360 as well as both the Wii and DS Lite by a striking three-to-one ratio.
  • The 10 Worst Video Game Systems of All Time

    Posted August 5, 2009 - 11:54 am

    You won't find many fanboys for these video game consoles, which unite terrible graphics with lousy games and underpowered hardware. Oh yeah--and some were obscenely overpriced, too!
  • Microsoft: Xbox 360 Routs PS3 in Black Friday Sales

    Posted December 2, 2008 - 1:02 pm

    It's a Microsoft press release, so handle with care, but the company's claiming it did more than admirably on Black Friday, it hit the ball out of the park. Not only did the Xbox 360 outsell Sony's PlayStation 3 by three-to-one, says Microsoft, but the 360 managed its best Black Friday sales ever.
  • Xbox 360 gets 60GB hard drive for no extra cost

    Posted August 12, 2008 - 1:13 pm

    Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360 will come with 60GB of storage capacity as standard starting Friday.
  • Nintendo sales, profit surge on Wii, DS

    Posted July 30, 2008 - 9:48 am

    Nintendo reported strong growth in its sales and profit during the April to June quarter thanks to the popularity of its Wii console and DS handheld gaming device -- although sales of both devices dropped in Japan.

  • New PlayStation 3 console gains FCC approval

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 11:08 am

    A new PlayStation 3 console was approved by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission last week, according to the agency's online filings database.

  • How about a Wii bit more storage, Nintendo?

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 5:26 pm

    Every company off-site retreat that we have, our gaming aficionado brings several consoles for the rest of us to play with, and the Wii always draws the biggest after-hours crowd. It's an amazing piece of technology. So why is it that Nintendo can't pack more than half a gigabyte of storage into its system?
  • Microsoft drops price of Xbox 360 'while supplies last'

    Posted July 14, 2008 - 4:16 pm

    Those hoping for an Xbox 360 price drop will get one, Microsoft said on Sunday. But it's more of a clearance sale than actual price cut.
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