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  • Blog Post: Watch Dogs And Mario Dominate June NPD Numbers, Console Sales Strong

    Ubisoft's open-world hacking epic and Nintendo's latest racer posted strong sales in June. In the latest NPD charts, last month's big games continued to dominate the charts. Ubisoft's Watch Dogs and Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 experienced strong sales. Nintendo has confirmed that Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Not Giving Up On Xbox Anytime Soon

    In an employee memo titled "Bold Ambition and Our Core", Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressed and clarified Microsoft's stance on the Xbox. Despite past rumors of misgivings , the Xbox is here to stay. "The single biggest digital life category, measured in both time and money spent... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Much Have You Spent On Free-To-Play Console Games?

    With free-to-play making a big push onto consoles, especially during the PlayStation 4’s launch, we’re curious if the format has found purchase. Have you spent money on Warframe, World of Tanks, or DC Universe Online? More importantly, are you still playing these games? Free-to-play isn’t... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 Shortage Will Continue Into Summer

    If you've walked into a store looking to buy a PlayStation 4 console, then there is a chance that you've been disappointed. Prepare for the possibility that your disappointment will stick with you until this summer. Sony's new console has been selling strong since launch . So strong that... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Amazon Console Will Resemble Chromecast, Stream PC Games

    The rumors are flying hot and heavy regarding Amazon's entry into the video game console market. The latest revolves around the unit size, and possible ability to stream PC games. The report comes from TechCrunch, which states that the "console" will actually be a dongle - similar to Google's... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Becomes Microsoft's Biggest Console Launch

    The Xbox One hasn't even been out a full day yet, but Microsoft has already sold more than one million consoles across 13 markets making the software giant's new console it's largest hardware release to date. The Xbox One is sold out nearly everywhere but gamers who were lucky enough to get... More
  • Blog Post: Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Significantly Boosts Wii U Sales In Europe

    Sales of Wii U consoles have increased by 685 percent in Europe thanks to the success of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Nintendo revealed the impressive sales numbers to MCV . Nintendo UK's head of consumer marketing James Honeywell said ,"We have long believed that software sells hardware... More
  • Blog Post: GameStick Android Console Shipping in September

    The GameStick, a Kickstarter-funded Android console similar to the Ouya, will hit retail in September. The GameStick raised over $647,658 on Kickstarter (well over its original goal of $100,00). Its big selling point is its price ($79) and its size, which makes even the diminutive Ouya look like a beast... More
  • Blog Post: Zelda-Themed Wii U Bundle Accidentally Revealed By Nintendo

    We're a little over a month away from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD's October 4 release date, and it appears that Nintendo has accidentally jumped the gun with an additional announcement. In a trailer that demonstrates the game's Hero Mode, an image at the end (seen above) clearly... More
  • Blog Post: Amazon Developing Android Console

    Sources have approached Game Informer with an interesting bit of news from one of the world's largest retailers. Amazon is developing an Android based console for release by the end of this year, most likely by Black Friday. According to those we spoke with who have knowledge of the in-development... More
  • Blog Post: Nvidia Shield Gets A New Release Date

    The Nvidia shield, the hand-held current-gen console, experienced some good news and some bad news in June. Shortly after the announcement of a price drop from $349.99 to $299.99, the device was delayed to an indeterminate date in July. Nvidia has finally revealed what that indeterminate release date... More
  • Blog Post: Get Your Hands On The PS4 And Xbox One During The GameStop Expo

    We're not marketing shills; some people might actually be interested in this kind of news. This year's GameStop Expo in Las Vegas will give the public their first chance to play the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Video game retailer GameStop runs a yearly video game conference where game publishers... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Google Is Developing A Game Console

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the tech giant Google is creating an Android-powered game console, and a wristwatch device that will connect with your Android phone. According to the Wall Street Journal's Amir Efrati, his sources have revealed that Google "The Internet giant hopes... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Introduces The Xbox One

    Microsoft just announced its new system called Xbox One. The system looks slick. Here is a picture of the system. It looks pretty black and smooth and shiny, and you can see the new Kinect unit, which looks like might come bundled with the system. What do you think? Visit our Xbox Reveal Headquarters... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Registers Multiple Xbox Fusion Domains

    While Microsoft won't announce the official name for its next-generation Xbox console until a scheduled event on May 21, it has registered multiple Internet domains for the name "Xbox Fusion." The website Fusible spotted the registrations, which include XboxFusion.com , XboxFusion.info... More
  • Blog Post: Photos Of Rare Sega Prototype "Pluto" Console Surface Online

    A former Sega employee has revealed photos of rare Saturn variant prototype console that was codenamed "Pluto." The shots came from a poster on the AssemblerGames forums, a former Sega employee who now lives in Japan. The shots are of what he believes to be only one of two "Pluto"... More
  • Blog Post: Hands On With The Game Stick

    If you’re convinced you want to get Android games on your TV, then the Ouya isn’t the only option. Game Stick could give the Ouya a run for its money. I got my hands on the system during a recent GDC event and I think the system has potential, but I wonder if the little device has staying... More
  • Blog Post: Developers Can Begin Uploading Games To Ouya App Store

    In a new blog post, Ouya's Kellee Santiago informed developers for the Android console system that they could begin to upload games to the Ouya app store to ensure they are available on the system's March 28 ship date. Santiago wrote, "Devs, as of today, any game you upload to Ouya on http... More
  • Blog Post: Next PlayStation Console Will Reportedly Stream PlayStation 3 Games

    With the announcement of the next PlayStation right around the corner, rumors and leaks have already started to circulate in anticipation of the February 20 event. Meanwhile the Wall Street Journal has announced that it believes Sony's next console will be able to stream PlayStation 3 titles off... More
  • Blog Post: The Good And Bad Of The Ouya System

    Learn whether or not your Ouya purchase will be worthwhile directly from those who know the system best: game developers. Ouya development kits started shipping to developers about a month ago , and now that these programmers have had a bit of time to play around with the system, what do they think?... More
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