Hardware (console only) News


Shacknews Best Hardware of 2017: Nintendo Switch

By Chris Jarrard, Dec 30, 2017 9:00pm PST

Take an uncompromised home console experience on the go!


"Xbox One X is a nice piece of hardware but it didn't have near the impact of the Switch."

- EvilDolemite see all 7 comments

Elgato To Shake Up Streaming Again With its New Cam Link

By Chris Jarrard, Aug 08, 2017 12:40pm PDT

A compact USB device will turn your existing camera into the ultimate webcam.


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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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,...


"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,...


"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...


"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...


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

- Schnapple see all 18 comments