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November 2018 NPD: Nintendo Switch outsells everything

November was another big month for video game hardware. Nintendo Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in terms of dollar sales, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. But this wasn’t just a win for Nintendo. It turns out that all three major systems came away feeling good from the Thanksgiving holidays. “For […]

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sells 3 million copies in U.S. in 11 days

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is already a huge hit in the U.S., with the fighting game selling over 3 million copies in just 11 days since its December 7 debut. This is according to Nintendo and industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. This makes Ultimate the fastest-selling Switch game in the U.S. yet, along with the fastest-selling installment ever […]

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Nintendo Switch has better first 21 month sales than PS4 and Xbox One in U.S.

Switch has become the fastest-selling console of this hardware generation in the U.S., according to Nintendo and industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. The home console/portable hybrid has sold 8.7 million machines in its first 21 months, the period from its launch in March 2017 through November 2018. That tops the U.S. performance of its two competitors, PlayStation 4 […]

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Sega Classics games debut on Amazon Fire TV

As the Sega Genesis turns 30 years old, Amazon has teamed up with Sega to offer Sega Classics, or 25 of the most popular Genesis games in one bundle on Amazon Fire TV. The games include Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, and Streets of Rage. Yes, that means my colleague Mike Minotti can do the Sega […]

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The RetroBeat: Examining the GameCube’s 10 best-selling games in the U.S.

The Nintendo GameCube is one of my favorite systems ever. After pioneering 3D gaming on the Nintendo 64 with games like Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the GameCube refined those ideas and gave us many of the best Nintendo titles ever. Heck, many of my favorite games of all […]

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Donut County falls onto Switch and Xbox One on December 18

Donut County is releasing on Switch and Xbox One on December 18. The indie game is already available on PlayStation 4, PC, and iOS. Donut County is a physics-based puzzle game focused on a hole in the ground. Our review praised it for its wacky story and interesting moral. Switch has been a welcoming home […]

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Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo get up on stage at The Game Awards

The leaders of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo got up on stage together for the first time in a long time at tonight at The Game Awards. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox at Microsoft; Reggie Fils-Amie of Nintendo of America; and Shawn Layden of Sony PlayStation came out together onstage to kick off the big show. […]

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review-in-progress — Everyone’s here, and you should be too

Before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s reveal, I figured Nintendo would just port the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. to the Switch. We’d maybe get a couple of new characters, but it would mostly be the same game. That’s what Nintendo did with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and it’s one of the system’s top […]

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer made gaming matter to Microsoft

You may have noticed that Xbox boss Phil Spencer is throwing around Microsoft’s hefty wallet. The company has made a number of acquisitions over the last year to shore up its first-party game development. And Spencer explained that he earned the right to do that because Microsoft’s executive team is more interested in gaming than […]

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ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove gets funky on March 1

A new trailer for ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, which you can watch above, reveals that the new addition to the classic (and funky) series is coming out on March 1 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Back in the Groove was originally set for a late 2018 release date, but it […]

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PlayStation Network is down: Sony attempting to fix the outage

The PlayStation Network is offline, and Sony is working to get it repaired. This outage is affecting all of Sony’s PlayStation consoles and services. It has updated its status website to confirm that PSN is down. “You may have some difficulty signing in or creating an account on PlayStation Network,” reads an update on the […]

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Strategy Analytics: Nintendo will overtake Sony as top console maker in 2019

Nintendo will become the top console maker in 2019, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics. It predicts that Nintendo will sell more Switch systems than Sony will move PlayStation 4 consoles. This would be the first time Nintendo has lead the console market since 2009, during the Wii era. Specifically, Strategy Analytics projects that […]

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Nintendo Switch had its best-selling week yet thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Nintendo announced today that the Switch had the best five sales ever in the U.S. for a Nintendo console during the five day period from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday. Overall Nintendo sales topped $250 million during that time. It was also the Switch’s best-selling week in the U.S. yet. Total hardware sales were up 45 […]

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PlayStation Classic review — 32-bit bliss even with the uneven library

Sony enters the retro console marketplace with the PlayStation Classic, a plug-and-play console that looks like a miniature version of Sony’s 1995 debut system. The PlayStation Classic comes out on December 3 and will cost $100. Nintendo has helped make these mini consoles popular with its NES and SNES Classic Editions. The PlayStation Classic follows […]

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Ace Combat 7 soars in VR with this flight stick

Ace Combat 7’s PSVR mode is shaping up to offer a blockbuster experience that will play great with your regular DualShock 4. But, if you want the most immersive experience possible, you might want to consider grabbing this new flight stick. Thrustmaster just announced the T.Flight Hotas 4 Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Edition for PS4, which […]

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Which gaming headset to buy? A 2018 black Friday buyer’s guide

Gaming headsets are in the middle of a huge sales boom right now due to the popularity of Fortnite. That means manufacturers are producing more options across a huge range of prices. For this list, we’ve gathered together some great black Friday deals as well as some of our all-around favorite options in this category. […]

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GamesBeat Decides 103: It’s true; this Xbox has no disc

It’s time for Thanksgiving here in the United States, and that means it’s time for naps and catching up on video games. Oh, and family or something. On this week’s GamesBeat Decides podcast, we talk about all of that and killing Sean Bean. On this episode, co-host (and GamesBeat reviews editor) Mike Minotti talks about […]

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PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One and Switch in October

October was a huge month for both software and hardware, and — once again — Sony is benefiting from that excitement. PlayStation 4 outperformed the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch both in terms of dollars and units sold in October. That’s according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. And as is usual for PlayStation 4, […]

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Satisfye’s Nintendo Switch grip improves the comfort for big hands

I have a friend who is too big. Just in general. He’s too tall to be allowed. This is a problem for him in many ways, I’m sure. But the only one I truly sympathize with him on is that his hands are too large for the Nintendo Switch in portable mode. Mine are also […]

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PlayStation 4 sales pass 86.1 million in 5 years

Sony revealed today that the PlayStation 4 has sold over 86.1 million systems. The info came in a blog post celebrating the console’s fifth anniversary. The PS4 debuted on November 15, 2013 (I know you can probably do the math, but I’m just making sure). The platform has also sold over 777.9 million copies of software. […]

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