The 3DS is king in Japan right now. The handheld has just passed the Wii's lifetime sales, hitting 12,752,731 units sold to date. The Wii by comparison has sold 12,698,878 units in Japan.
These figures come from sales trackin...
Japan is getting two "new" 3DS colors on October 10, Pure White and Clear Black. The units will retail for 15,000 yen (~$152) and replace the discontinued Ice White and Cosmo Black.
Check the comparison below. It's more evident in the black.
Pure White And Clear Black 3DS Colors Coming On October 10 [Siliconera]
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The number of handheld devices hitting the market are becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of, a situation made all the more overwhelming by the continued erosion of the boundary between smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, and machines built solely for the purposes of showing your friends that "Blurred Lines" video.
Several oddities have cropped up in this maelstrom of technology, one of which is the Nvidia Shield. Joining the Razer Edge in the "almost shockingly niche" category, this Android-powered, Steam-streaming, undoubtedly powerful system is heavy, expensive, and focused on a unique brand of gamer -- a cocktail of concerns that has led to many a cynical attitude toward it.
I was cynical. Hopeful, as I am for all new gadgets, but cynical nonetheless. Having spent a good deal of time with the Nvidia Shield, however, I absolutely love the thing. It's still heavy, it's still expensive, and it's certainly going to appeal to a select few. Those few, however, will adore it.
The 3DS had a chance to shine with a recommendations article and now it's the Vita's turn. With the release of Killzone Mercenary and a tidal wave of indie ports on the way, the Vita has quite a few titles under its belt.
What once was a system begging for games now has quite a sizable offering if you include legacy content, and you know what -- the device itself is pretty amazing.
I bet Sony is kicking itself (in its butt) over its inability to wrangle up a Monster Hunter game for the Vita. Despite promising a Monster Hunter game would come to Vita in 2012, the system is barren when it comes to that fa...
I'm constantly reminded that we're in a rather strange era of gaming. While past generations have decidedly kept console and portable gaming completely separate, the two experiences are converging more and more with the rise of Apple and Android devices.
What were once privileged devices have become a lot cheaper, and they're starting to dip into Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo's profits as the mobile arena is poised to slowly start chipping away at the industry proper.
Enter the Wikipad -- an Android supported tablet that's targeted directly towards the gaming community.
This is the game I wanted a PlayStation Vita for. I have a long documented fondness for the Killzone series, and while Killzone: Liberation on the PlayStation Portable was enjoyable enough, I truly longed for a genuine first-person shooter production in the handheld space. This is what the Vita promised.
Unfortunately, that promise looked less and less savory as Killzone: Mercenary took its time and two criminal abortions -- Resistance: Burning Skies and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified -- stepped in to make FPS experiences on the Vita look like an utter joke. While I still held out hope for Mercenary, the path leading towards its release was paved in feces.
If only Mercenary had released first, it would have shown its two-bit predecessors exactly how it's done.
I knew this day would come.
The Angry Video Game Nerd made a video about Tiger's line of LCD handheld games.
I've warned you all about the horrors of these infernal contraptions. I even pointed you in the direction of an onl...
Like Dale and Spencer, I wasn't expecting much of the 2DS. And, to be fair, it's not really meant for me -- I play the occasional game in 3D (Animal Crossing, for instance) and already own the original 3DS, so if I were to buy more hardware, it'd be the XL. Also, I'm not a five-year-old.
Could it be better? Well, yeah. There are a few immediately noticeable drawbacks. Those shoulder buttons feel off, and the form factor itself takes some getting used to but, holding the system in your hands, it's good overall. Good for the $129.99 price point, certainly.
Now we just need the 1DS mockup to become a reality. I'd buy that on day one.
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During today's press conference Sony once again demonstrated the PlayStation Vita's remote play functionality by streaming Ubisoft's highly-anticipated pirate-fest Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag running on PlaySta...
Mike "Thomas Was Alone" Bithell has a new game coming. It's called Volume and it'll have an exclusive debut on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this year.
Volume will let you create, mix, and share your own game worlds online, though not too much is known beyond that. Knowing Bithell, it will likely be a very charming little game.
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