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Rumor: Xbox 360 Blu-ray Add-on by May?

By Chris Faylor, Feb 18, 2008 10:56am PST

Update: A representative of Microsoft told Shacknews that, "It is premature to speculate about Blu-ray but we do know from market data that HD...

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"In the long run I can't help but think that Sony and MS both managed to shoot themselves in the ..."

- steauengeglase see all 133 comments

Firm: PS3 to Outsell Wii, Xbox 360 by 2011

By Aaron Linde, Feb 15, 2008 12:21pm PST

Research firm iSuppli estimates that Sony's PlayStation 3 will exceed sales of the Wii and Xbox 360 by 2011, reports Reuters. iSuppli reckons...

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"For the record, I own a PS3, am planning on buying a second PS3 this year, and judging by the ..."

- *Legion* see all 95 comments

January Hardware Sales Show Wii, PS3 Over 360

By Chris Faylor, Feb 14, 2008 5:01pm PST

Sales-tracking firm The NPD Group has issued its analysis of North American console hardware sales across January 2008, showing the Wii and...

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"It's not funny how often shackers whom i've never even seen post pop up with stuff like this. ..."

- Pneum0 see all 50 comments

Analyst: Next-Gen Starts in 2010

By Aaron Linde, Feb 14, 2008 1:50pm PST

Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson has suggested that Microsoft and Nintendo will unveil hardware follow-ups to the Xbox 360 and Wii in...

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"I would drop 400 bucks on a new xbox in Q4 of 08. I am use to buying similarly priced graphics ..."

- ilem0n see all 65 comments

Report Claims 16% Failure Rate for Xbox 360; Microsoft Experiencing Hardware Shortage

By Aaron Linde, Feb 14, 2008 12:02pm PST

Electronics warranty dealer SquareTrade has estimated the Xbox 360 hardware failure rate around 16%, 1UP reports. In a sample of over a thousand...

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"I just got stuck on the phone with xbox tech support after ive been having very glitchy playback ..."

- drnen see all 80 comments

Xbox 360 HD DVD Player Add-on Drops to $129.99

By Aaron Linde, Feb 06, 2008 12:21pm PST

The price of the Xbox 360 HD DVD player add-on has dropped from $179.99 to $129.99, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has...

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"Dude, the HD-DVD is an add on peripheral to play HD DVD MOVIES. It has absolutely nothing to do ..."

- FormerHPB see all 21 comments

Nintendo Reveals Cobalt/Black DS Lite

By Nick Breckon, Feb 01, 2008 8:06am PST

Nintendo today confirmed earlier rumors by announcing a Cobalt/Black version of the DS Lite, which the comapny describes as "like a black T-shirt...

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"It fell out of my jacket pocket while I was standing up... it was a loose pocket..."

- Plinth Inc. see all 44 comments

PSP Firmware 3.90 Arrives in North America, Europe; Adds Skype Functionality for Slim PSPs

By Chris Faylor, Jan 30, 2008 8:31am PST

The latest firmware update for the PSP has arrived in North America and Europe, bringing the popular internet voice chat software Skype to the...

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"Umm, didn't the PS2 Slim have compatibility problems with some PS2 games because of the revision?"

- Sailor of Fortune see all 14 comments

Nintendo Releases Q3 Sales Data, Expects Third-Party Sales to Increase; Wii Sports Sells 12.5M Units

By Aaron Linde, Jan 29, 2008 1:18pm PST

New sales data released by Nintendo illustrates the company's fiscal year third quarter performance, broken down in hardware and software sales by...

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"You should play No More Heroes. I think you would appreciate it."

- Chris Remo see all 11 comments

Rumor: 80GB PS3 Out, Larger Capacity HDD PS3 with Dual Shock 3 Coming Soon

By Aaron Linde, Jan 28, 2008 12:42pm PST

The 80GB PlayStation 3 will be phased out in favor of a model with a larger hard drive, reports Ars Technica. According to an unnamed source,...

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"SCEE confirmed they'll stick to their single-SKU policy over here (yay... not)"

- yuried see all 48 comments

Rumor: Best Buy Discontinuing 80GB PS3 (Updated)

By Aaron Linde, Jan 24, 2008 5:52pm PST

Update: In a response to Shacknews, an SCEA representative did not comment on the subject of Best Buy's alleged discontinuation of the 80GB PS3,...

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"If they drop the $499 PS3 and add the software emulation to the $399 PS3 I will strongly ..."

- phinn see all 56 comments

Skype PSP Delayed in Japan, Still on Track in NA

By Chris Faylor, Jan 23, 2008 9:42am PST

The North American release of Skype for the PSP is still on track despite Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's delay of the Japanese edition, SCEA...

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"I would be using this all the time. It'd be great to use away from your PC or outdoors at WiFi ..."

- blankoboy see all 4 comments

Nintendo's Year Sales May Exceed $14.5 Billion, Sony May Fall Short of Annual Sales Target

By Aaron Linde, Jan 22, 2008 1:45pm PST

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter is predicting that Nintendo will report sales of $5.28 billion in its Q3 report on January 24, and raise its...

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"a NES controller made by Mattel. This has what to do with the Wii exactly? The correct ..."

- Schnapple see all 18 comments

FCC: White PS3 Bound for North America (Updated)

By Chris Faylor, Jan 22, 2008 11:32am PST

Update: A Sony Computer Entertainment America representative has responded to Shacknews' inquiry, insinuating that the filing was routine and is...

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"I'd definitely be surprised if they cut the price again. They just cut it a few months ago. ..."

- theflux see all 40 comments

Sony Releases Images of Skype PSP Headset: Same As It Ever Was

By Aaron Linde, Jan 09, 2008 10:44am PST

Sony has released a handful of images of the new Skype headset for the slim PSP, officially announced earlier this week. You may remember the...

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"They announced this awhile ago, here on shacknews. It's for the slim (white/silver/i think ..."

- Sijn see all 5 comments