Rumours surrounding the next big thing from Nintendo have a familiar commonality. Instead of going for a 3D desktop console, Analysts are predicting the new Wii (2) will be HD.
Meanwhile sales for consoles have fallen drastically. The 3DS sold around 400,000 units in the USA, that’s under 4 times more than in the UK. The success story was short-lived. Soon after news emerged the 3DS reached a new record in pre-orders for consoles, insiders revealed the truth. The latest handheld from Nintendo is reportedly the most return games console ever.
Smartphone sales have increased month on month and the new PlayStation phone hopes to get in on the act. The handset can be bought on pay and go or contract. The Xperia Play has the familiar Playstation control pad, but the handset is very chunky compared to the sleek iPhone and Blackberry handsets which have much better features.
Just last week game stock reported the 3DS console had record number of pre-orders in the UK. 114 thousand units were preordered. The celebration has been short lived for Nintendo, who must be fearful of the disastour 3D console they first released in 1995 called the Virtual Boy, that was canned due to nausea complaints soon after launching.
Record levels of unwanted 3DS bundles have been returned to shops after thousands became ill after playing the device. The claims have been refuted by HMV, Game and Nintendo, who have all since issued statements.
FURIOUS gamers made ill by Nintendo’s new 3DS console have been REFUSED full refunds.
Record return levels were reported after thousands suffered headaches and dizziness. Many only got some cash back from shops – or nothing at all.
One dad became ill after playing the device for THREE MINUTES with his young son.
Sundeep Tailor, 27, returned the revolutionary 3D machine, which has left thousands with dizziness and headaches, after just 24 hours. Staff at his local Game store at first refused to refund him, then offered £176.99 – £30 less than he had paid. Sundeep, of Luton, Beds, who was also out of pocket after paying £20 for games, said: "I lost money in just 24 hours. There will probably be more people in my position."
Anger … Sundeep Tailor
Is the 3DS doomed? Have retailers got one big secret to hide? So much for the GAME.co.uk play and trade-in offer which promised you to return the 3DS within 30 days and only pay £7.00. Have your say below.
Written by Harry Turner – 01/04/2011
We were all born with a silver console in our corners. Whether your weapon of choice is from Nintendo, Microsoft Xbox360, Sony PS3 or the humble PC, nearly every household in the country will have some sort of console. Many of the games nowadays played on consoles, consist of a fair amount of shooting, maiming and killing enemies, be they human or not (some games may not include this fun-factor, but where’s the fun in that?). The amount of gore and graphic detail that we can see in these games may be described by some as distressing or even sadistic, and plenty of people may see this as a threat to society. However, I may need to remind game bashers that it should be remembered these games are not reality. Pixels, sadly, cannot be killed or hurt in any way, no matter how realistic they may look. Gamers, who are extremely aware of this, play these games to escape the reality that they may not be enjoying that day so much, or they funnily enough may just want to have fun. This fact never occurs to some people. Furthermore, these games are also not intended for less mature audiences. There are laws and things for this; it’s on the box and sometimes in the game too. Games offer a parallel world where the grim details of life can be forgotten and the person’s focus can be on something more positive. It’s not every day I get to save the entire universe from the forces of evil. They may alternatively just want to destroy their friends at Halo 3 online, or die trying. It is these ultimatums of life or death in games, especially in FPSs, that offer very normal people a relative feel-good factor for their day. While the censorship of games is a constant battle as to whether they are truly the cause of violent crimes, I firmly disestablish this as a fact. I think that the opposite is in fact true. Games are our Matrix; only without a real life and death factor. If we could not escape to a virtual world to fight all guns, swords or axes blazing, we might have no solution other than to try it for real.
After all, a game a day keeps the psychosis away, as prescribed by millions the world over. by Joshua Grimmer,
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Its a known fact that the PlayStation 3 has been needing a killer game for a while now. Sure there has been games such as Killzone 2, inFamous and others which has been hyped up as being the next thing for Sony’s console. However even though these games have been decent at best, they still haven’t been the game that Sony’s console needed.
Now two years after the PlayStation 3 was released in the UK the sequel to one of the consoles best game is about to be released. Uncharted: Drakes Fortune was one of the best games available on the console for a long time, it was praised for its great story telling and graphical fidelity. However can Uncharted 2 live up to its hype and become the killer app that Sony really wants and needs. At first signs the answer is yes, the game has been received well by critics, the game currently holds a metacritic rating of 96. Reviewers are going nuts about this game giving it insanely high reviews.
Good reviews for a game are a start and the game does certainly hold a triple A rating. However what needs to be seen is how Sony tells people about the game. Sony have been lacking in the marketing department for some of their games creating weird adverts that don’t quite get the message across to the consumer. This is what could damage the games reception by the mass public and not allow the game to be the best seller it deserves to be.
So in answer to the question is Uncharted 2 the PS3’s saving grace, the answer is yes. The game has been heralded as one of the best games for a while and is a definite must buy for any gamer. However what needs to be seen is if Sony will get the message to the general consumer to make this game the killer app that their console needs. by James La Broy
PS2 beats PS3 experience with Friends
Microsoft and Sony are always in constant battle to produce the next best thing in gaming, trying to make the most real experience, the HD, the virtual world, the alternate reality but be realistic here; it’s supposed to be a game not real life. If I wanted to assassinate corrupt world leaders, then I would join the army. I believe that it has gone just too far, there isn’t any fun left in games, nothing you can laugh at when there is a glitch. Videogames are just too perfect. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a 8bit addict or a Sega lover, I like my games to have some graphics and sustenance but also the game element. I want a console that delivers games that do not make me cry if I lose my saved game. I want a console that brings friends together in my own room, not half way across the world. Believe it or not, I found this wonderful piece of technology. At the time when Zavvi was Virgin Megastores (and not bankrupt), my Dad took me to Exeter and told me he was going to buy me a present. At the time I didn’t know but it was to be the most life changing gaming experience out there. So, we walk in, I get to choose a game (Simpson’s hit and run) and I get my console: The Playstation 2. The PS2 simply is the best. There is no HD, no £40 online gimmicks, it is just pure classic gaming. It is the console to own, millions of games; platform, sport, RPG’s, singing, whatever takes your fancy. I recently moved out and brought my PS2 with 2 games: Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Fifa 07 and everyone comes round to play. Mr PS3 down the corridor and Mr Xbox 360 upstairs are being shunned for the mighty PS2. SO my pledge to my readers is this, don’t go spending hundreds of pounds on fancy technology, buy a PS2 for £30 and I promise you will get more friends. https://gamesplayers.wordpress.com
Envisaged as a digital entertainment centre the PS3 complements the era of high-definition television by incorporating a Blu-ray and HDMI connectors. The console has an Internet browser, hard-disk, and acts as a true media-centre capable of playing different types of multimedia. It offers transparent connectivity with the PSP for Wi-Fi. the O/S is compatible with the Linux distributions. The online service, PlayStation Network, lets you download games and play network games free, demos, watch trailers and allows access to other services. The controller, called DualShock 3, rumbles and does motion detection providing total immersion with the genuine games. In October 2008, more than three hundred original titles were placed on the console.
The PlayStation 3 console was available in two configurations after launching a 60 GB a cheaper 40 GB model replaced it. In 2009, the models 160 GB and 80 GB are gradually coming to replace them. However, the backward compatibility of PS2 games is not unlockable.
The PlayStation 3 hardware is just as famous as being a top Blu-ray Disc drive, a format designed for HD Tv and to replace the DVD. Blu-ray storage capacity is about 25 GB of data on a single-layer disc and 50GB for a dual-layer disc. All PlayStation 3 games are burned to Blu-ray. The reader reads both Blu-ray video, DVD video, AAC audio CD as standard. Compare PS3 CONSOLE.
Nowadays, supermarkets, retailers/gamestores provide incentives to buy PS3 from their shop. The most common incentive is the PlayStatiion 3 games bundle.
A bundle consists of a PS3 40gb console + the latest game(s), depending on your wallet, the more you spend, the bigger the saving.
With this in mind take a look at for ps3 discounts, money off, savings on new consoles, voucher codes, ps3 offer code before you buy a .
So, my 40 gigabyte PlayStation 3 console will not play my PS2 games; well not today – but I’m sure this is possible given that other PS3 consoles use a software emulator that supported most PlayStation games from yesteryear.
From the CEO standing point they were up against the wall. The other desktop consoles were slaughtering PS3 upsell, so much so Sony have had two price-drops and put a holt on gamers buying cheaper PS2 games (no BC) while developers learn the new technology to unlock the power of the PS3. Not much of a honeymoon period in the first quarter of the PS3 history-graph.
If cutting the cost was an objective for Sony perhaps they should have redesigned without BluRay? That said, BluRay can offer a lot more in the future.
BluRay fans will be pleased if the Profile 1.1 is rolled out to PS3 owners. The standard allows more functions to enhance the existing BluRay capabilities. Picture in picture is a pretty cool addition.
The PS3 games portfolio is looking-up today with the release of a cool 3-D board game “The Eye of Judgement”. The Eye of Judgement Game which includes a PS3 Eye Camera is a new concept in gaming, using trading cards brought to life in 3-D.
On the whole the PS3 package is far better value now. If you’re willing to pay for BC then don’t delay on getting a PS3 60GB Bundle – the stock is expected to dwindle before Christmas 2007.
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