Analyst Believes Sony's Ps5 Will Win The Next-gen Console War

Analyst Believes Sony's PS5 Will Win The Next-Gen Console War

Neither the Sony PS5 nor Microsoft’s Xbox Series X have been released, but it seems that some analysts are already predicting that Sony will be winning the next-gen console war like they did with the PS4. This is according to Ampere Analysis who predicts that Sony will sell as many as 4.6 million units of the PS5 by the end of 2020, while Microsoft’s Xbox Series X will only manage 3.3 million units in the same period.

They even go one step further by predicting sales for the next four years, where they estimate that Sony’s lead over Microsoft will widen by the end of 2024, where the PS5 would have sold 66 million units versus the Xbox Series X’s 37 million units. Of course, these are just predictions and they might not necessarily come true, so it remains to be seen.

Nintendo Unveils Disney-themed Nintendo Switch Console

Nintendo Unveils Disney-Themed Nintendo Switch Console

If you’re thinking about getting your hands on the Nintendo Switch console, you might be interested to learn that the company has recently taken the wraps off what appears to be a Disney-themed Switch console, where one of the cute and defining points of the console are the tiny set of Mickey ears placed around the start button.

As expected given that this is a Disney themed console, there will be a Disney game bundled with it. In this case, it will come with the Disney Tsum Tsum Festival game and its DLC, along with the console in which the dock and the Joy-Cons have been given a Disney makeover. We should point out that this particular version of the Switch is the model that was recently announced with a larger battery, so you don’t have to worry about buying the first-gen Switch.

Ios 13 Will Turn Iphones Into A Mobile Ps4 Console

iOS 13 Will Turn iPhones Into A Mobile PS4 Console

With the announcement of iOS 13, it was revealed that Apple would finally be bringing support for controllers from the likes of Sony and its DualShock 4 controller used for the PS4 console. However, what some might not have realized and as reported by MacRumors, it seems that this has a bigger implication than we think.

This is because Sony has an app called the Remote Play app that they launched back in March. For those who are unfamiliar with the app, basically what it does is that it lets you stream games from your PS4 to your iPhone over WiFi. This essentially turns your iPhone into a mobile gaming console, but unfortunately, the on-screen controls and also third-party controllers were a less than stellar experience.

Nintendo Not Launching New Switch Console At E3

Nintendo Not Launching New Switch Console At E3

There have been a few reports recently about Nintendo being close to launching a new model of its popular Switch console. The reports have specifically talked about a smaller and cheaper version of the gaming console. Even if it has plans to do that later this year, Nintendo has confirmed that it won’t unveil any new Switch hardware at the coming E3 2019 gaming convention.

Bloomberg reports that Nintendo has denied plans to launch a new Nintendo Switch console at E3 2019 this June. “As a general rule, we’re always working on new hardware and we will announce it when we are able to sell it,” said Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Kurukawa. His comments came during the company’s earnings call earlier today.

Nintendo's Trade-in Video Fuels Speculation Of New Switch Console

Nintendo's Trade-In Video Fuels Speculation Of New Switch Console

The Nintendo Switch was released last year, but we have been hearing rumors that a new version of the console might be launched in 2019. How true those rumors are remains to be seen, but it appears that Nintendo isn’t really doing much to quell the flames because the company has recently posted a video on how to trade-in your Nintendo Switch.

Basically this tutorial video tells you how to prepare your console for a trade-in, where presumably you are planning to get a new Switch and what you will need to do if you want to maintain your game saves and transfer previous data over to the new console. We suppose this video would not have received the attention it did had it not been for the rumors of a new Switch console.

Ps4 Was The Best Selling Console In The U.s. Last Month

PS4 Was The Best Selling Console In The U.S. Last Month

Sony’s PlayStation 4 console has done very well ever since it was launched and it continues to do well, aided partly by new titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man which may have driven people on the fence to purchase the new console. A new report from industry-tracking firm The NPD Group reveals that the PlayStation 4 was the best selling gaming console in the United States last month.

Sony's Playstation Chief Hints At Handheld Console Revival

Sony's PlayStation Chief Hints At Handheld Console Revival

The fate of Sony's PS Vita has been unknown for a while now. In 2015 Sony stated that they had no plans for a successor to the console and with the recent confirmation that physical production of cartridges for the console would be ending (save for Japan), it seemed like Sony was doing everything except to officially announce that they would be killing the PS Vita off.

However it seems that might not necessarily be the case, according to a report from Bloomberg. In the report, it mentions how Sony's new PlayStation chief John Kodera is more optimistic about the future of handheld consoles versus his predecessor. Kodera took over the position from Andrew House back in October 2017 and during a recent roundtable interview conducted in Tokyo, Japan, Kodera hinted that the PS Vita could be revived.

Virtual Console For Nintendo Switch Ruled Out

Virtual Console For Nintendo Switch Ruled Out

Recent reports about the online subscription service for Nintendo Switch have suggested that it might offer a library of NES games as well. This led some to believe that the Virtual Console might be coming back. Nintendo has now set the record straight concerning the Virtual Console for Nintendo Switch: it’s not.

A spokesperson for Nintendo confirmed to Kotaku over email that "There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems.” This should put an end to recent speculation to the contrary.

Nintendo Switch Might Be The Best-selling Console Ever In The Us

Nintendo Switch Might Be The Best-Selling Console Ever In The US

Many can probably agree that the Nintendo Switch is seeing the success that its predecessor, the Wii U, never did. The console is regarded as the fastest-selling console ever in the US, managed to outsell both the PS4 and Xbox One in some months, and to top it off, even beat its predecessor's lifetime sales within its first year.

Now according to data released by the NPD Group, it appears that the Nintendo Switch could very well be considered the best-selling console ever in the US. However we should point out a caveat to this claim and that is the NPD is basing this on first year sales alone. We're not talking about total sales, but rather this is based on what each console managed to sell within its first year of release.

Nintendo Switch Is Fastest-selling Console In Canada

Nintendo Switch Is Fastest-Selling Console In Canada

Recently it was announced and confirmed that the Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling console in the US, but as it turns out that the Switch is doing pretty well for itself over in Canada too. According to Nintendo Canada, it turns out that the Switch is the fastest-selling console in the country as well.

In a statement made to MobileSyrup, Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada's general manager and senior director said, "The response that the Nintendo Switch has received from Canadians has been nothing short of spectacular. We're thrilled to have seen such record-breaking momentum in 2017." This is based on data provided by market research firm NPD.

Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-selling Console Ever In The U.s.

Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling Console Ever In The U.S.

It’s no secret that the Nintendo Switch has been doing very well. It’s already the fastest-selling console for Nintendo and the company has announced today that the Nintendo Switch has now become the fastest-selling video game console ever in the United States. It has broken the record that was set by the Nintendo Wii during its launch. The Nintendo Switch sold more than 4.8 million units during its first 10 months of availability in the United States, beating out the Wii’s 4 million units sold in the same period after it was launched.a

These are Nintendo’s internal sales figures and not from a third-party market tracker so these are figures that you can take on face value. The 4.8 million Nintendo Switch units that the company sold in the United States since March 3rd, 2017 are the highest total for the first ten months of any home video game system in U.S. history.

Download Sony's New Playstation 3 Console Firmware - Version 4.82

Download Sony's New PlayStation 3 Console Firmware - Version 4.82

Sony has just made available its new firmware package compatible with PlayStation 3 gaming systems, namely version 4.82, which improves the overall quality of the system performance once more.

If you intend to upgrade your console to this release, save the downloadable package, create a “PS3/UPDATE” path onto an initialized flash drive and transfer the “PS3UPDAT.PUP” file into the newly-created “UPDATE” folder.

Nintendo Not Ready To Talk About Future 'classic' Console Releases

Nintendo Not Ready To Talk About Future 'Classic' Console Releases

Last year Nintendo announced and launched the NES Classic, which was a surprising move by the company and while the idea might have seemed novel, the console proved to be a smashing success. This led to Nintendo releasing another "Classic" console in the form of the SNES Classic, which has since proven to be just as big of a success.

So what does the future hold for other "Classic" releases? Unfortunately it seems that Nintendo isn't quite ready to talk about it yet. Speaking to CNN Tech (via Nintendo Life), Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime was quoted as saying, "We’ll have to do another interview sometime in the future where we can talk about that. But certainly, we recognise that our consumers love all of this great legacy content."

Nintendo Unveils Snes Themed 3ds Xl Handheld Console

Nintendo Unveils SNES Themed 3DS XL Handheld Console

The next mini console that Nintendo will be launching is the SNES Classic Edition, but if you aren't planning to get the console but love the throwback to the good old days, you will be pleased to learn that Nintendo has also announced during Gamescom 2017 that they have a SNES-themed 3DS XL handheld console in the works as well.

This particular console will be launched in Europe on the 13th of October, and essentially what this is is a new coat of paint on an already-existing device. Based on the image, it seems that the console is meant to mimic the look of the SNES when opened up, and that the A, B, X, and Y buttons have also been colored like the SNES controller from back in the day, but other than that it is still the same 3DS XL console that gamers are familiar with.