Hardware News

News: Looks Like You Can Only Install 300 Games And Apps On Your 3DS

Looks Like You Can Only Install 300 Games And Apps On Your 3DS

Still enough to keep you busy for a while

We've all experienced the irksome problem of running out of storage space on our 3DS consoles, but it would appear that even the most spacious SD card in the world won't help overcome this issue totally — the hardware seems to have a maximum ceiling of 300 applications. Reddit user Rayquaza3010 received...

News: Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Claims Sony

Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Claims Sony

Lies, damn lies and statistics?

Sony Worldwide Studios senior VP of product development Scott Rohde has made the bold claim that Wii and Xbox 360 owners are choosing the PS4 as their next system. Using stats collected by industry tracker Nielsen, Rohde explained that many new PS4 owners did not previously own a PS3, and instead upgraded from a...

News: Sony Overtakes Nintendo In Global Hardware Sales For The First Time In Eight Years

Sony Overtakes Nintendo In Global Hardware Sales For The First Time In Eight Years

Sony shifted 18.7 million consoles, Nintendo 16.3 million

It has been revealed that in the financial year that has just concluded, Sony has sold more consoles worldwide than its rivals Nintendo and Microsoft. For the first time since 2006, Sony has beaten its Japanese competitor in terms of hardware units retailed. Sony sold 18.7 million PS4, PS3,...

News: Nintendo Confirms New 'Sea Green' 2DS Model

Nintendo Confirms New 'Sea Green' 2DS Model

Arriving alongside Tomodachi Life

With Tomodachi Life arriving in Europe and North America on 6th June, Nintendo has been pushing some fairly heavy marketing for the title. Commercials produced by Nintendo of America in particular have certainly been aiming for a young demographic, so it's of little surprise that a new 2DS model has now been...

News: Wii U Reportedly Uses Less Energy to Run Than Wii and Rivals

Wii U Reportedly Uses Less Energy to Run Than Wii and Rivals

Natural Resources Defense Council highlights low energy use

A report by the the Natural Resources Defense Council suggests that the Wii U annually consumes less energy than the Wii, as shown in the graph below: The graph, which is designed to show how much energy your console drains across the year, illustrates that the Wii U is more effective in...

News: Nintendo's Plan for "Redefining the Definition of Video Game Platforms" Around Two Years Away

Nintendo's Plan for "Redefining the Definition of Video Game Platforms" Around Two Years Away

Company has a "clear idea to some extent" on future hardware direction

Following the financial results issued last week, Nintendo has now issued the officially translated Q & A with shareholders in which company President Satoru Iwata addressed a series of tough questions, some of which concerned the company's plans over the next 2-3 years to...

First Impressions: Does Mugen's 2DS XL Battery Make Or Break The Handheld?

Does Mugen's 2DS XL Battery Make Or Break The Handheld?

With great power comes increased girth

Whether you love or hate the Fisher Price-style design of the robust 2DS, we can all agree on the need for longer battery life in our handheld devices. With that in mind, Mugen is just about to release a battery upgrade for the 2DS that doubles the capacity of the internal power cell and costs a princely $89.99...

News: 2DS CPU Update Looks Set to Adjust System Security

2DS CPU Update Looks Set to Adjust System Security

FCC filings spotted

Following its launch in Western territories on 12th October 2013 — alongside Pokémon X & Y — the 2DS has sold (as of 31st March 2014) 2.2 million units. That's not too bad for a hardware iteration targeted at a rather specific demographic and not given the most high profile of launch campaigns. As a budget tablet-like...

News: Western Markets Vital For Nintendo Hardware Sales as Japan Gains Ground

Western Markets Vital For Nintendo Hardware Sales as Japan Gains Ground

More 3DS units sold in Japan than North America

With Nintendo no doubt plotting its route to profitability in the coming financial year, one area of consideration is likely to be boosting sales outside of Japan. Worldwide results are important, of course, but the Wii U and 3DS are showing patterns of dropping sales in the West as compared to...