consoles

Some guy on the internet: “3DS will be $99 soon and likely discontinued”

PROLOGUE: If you think everyone should share your view of reality, or if you become enraged when encountering a difference of opinion, I advise you to skip this post. In other words, hang on, Nintendo fans. This is gonna hurt: Nintendo is expected to pull a Netflix and and pile on even more crap numbers this Thursday, adding to the already crappy quarterlies they’ve posted over the last ...

Video game consoles numbered among “extinct gadgets” in 10 years

In addition to stand alone GPS, recordable optical discs, e-readers, low-end digital cameras, and DVD players, Yahoo Shopping predicts video game consoles will also be extinct by 2020. Popular video game systems such as the Wii, PlayStation and Xbox may still be in homes next decade, but they will look much different. Rather than buy a separate console, Enderle expects that consumers will instead ...

The 10 most gameplay enabling Nintendo systems

Nintendo has a rich history of innovative and gameplay contributing hardware. You know: new hardware twists that improve the way we interactive with games. Having played all of the company’s systems since 1986, here’s how I’d rank ’em in terms of most gameplay enabling to least gameplay enabling: Nintendo DS. Whose to blame for the ongoing touch gaming revolution? This litt...

Looking at old Nintendo hardware makes me smile

We play for the games, that’s for sure. But it’s hard not to hold a soft spot for the last thing you see before escaping. 

Sources: Nintendo to announce HD console this summer for release later next year

Just as the Wii is seriously cooling down, Game Informer reports, citing multiple sources, that Nintendo will announce a “competitive” HD console at E3 “this summer, if not sooner.” From the report: In fact, Nintendo is already showing publishers the system in an effort to get them interested and allow them plenty of time to start developing titles in anticipation of the sy...

Angry Birds creator becoming kind of a dick

First off, I love Angry Birds! I check it for updates more actively than any of my other iOS apps, and I have both the original version and the candy-coated “holiday” versions—including V-Day, St. Pat’s Day, Xmas and Halloween. I have played them all to completion and think they represent some of the best the mobile platform has to offer (this is true even if we also acknow...

10 things Nintendo needs to get right on their next console

With the launch of the 3DS getting closer, it got me thinking of what I want in my new Nintendo console and eventual Wii replacement. I’ll be the first person in the room to tell you the Wii is a great console, but I’m certainly going to be the first person in line at Best Buy when they start selling whatever it is that Nintendo has up their sleves to be the successor to the Wii. That being sa...

How would you describe the primary Wii owner?

This is how I responded to the same question on Game Theory: I’d say the “real” Wii audience is made up of the following: – People who play games for fewer than 5 hours a week total, regardless of genre – People who play games for fewer than 5 hours per *month* total, regardless of genre – People who used to like playing games, but feel overwhelmed by the 17 depressable but...

At 30M sold, Wii sets U.S. record for fastest selling console, says Nintendo

Nintendo’s internal sales figures show that the Wii™ video game system has now sold 30 million units in the United States alone. This significant milestone was reached in just 45 months. This further establishes Wii as the fastest-selling console in the history of the industry, reaching this milestone 15 months faster than the next best-selling console. Wii launched in November 2006 and ushere...

Poll: Do you own more than one current generation console?

It’s a simple question! {democracy:108}

Top 10 best-selling consoles of all time

Curiosity got the best of me this morning, and I wandered into my local Wikipedia library for unofficial numbers on the best selling video game systems of all time. According to the wisdom of the crowd, they are as follows: PlayStation 2 (Sony) — 140 million Game Boy (Nintendo) — 119 million PlayStation (Sony) — 102 million DS (Nintendo) — 96 million Game Boy Advance (Ninte...