In its latest quarterly earnings report, Nintendo announced that it has sold 19.67 million units of the Nintendo Switch as of June 30, 2018. That number may not mean much without some context behind it, but the short version of this story is that Nintendo’s hybrid portable/console is doing very well for the company. We’re going to compare the Nintendo Switch’s sales to sales of the PlayStation 4 — and explain why that’s an imperfect comparison a bit later — to try to get some idea of how the Switch is doing in the marketplace. Sony’s own numbers indicate that it had sold 73.6 million units of the PS4, this generation’s best-selling console, worldwide through Dec. 31, 2017. That means that Sony has sold approximately 18.4 million units per year since the PS4’s launch. That’s a very rough estimate — and it assumes that sales have been uniform since the console’s debut in November 2013 — but it gives us some … [Read more...] about The Nintendo Switch has sold close to 20M units, but what does that mean?
HTC insists that VR isn’t dying a slow death, and cites low stock as a reason for disappointing sales. In a blog post hitting back at claims that VR is on the way out (via Eurogamer), HTC says it’s only just “getting started.” In response to a Digital Trends piece that stated that the sales numbers of VR headsets indicate that the medium is in decline, HTC was quick to counter the point, saying sales numbers aren’t “the whole story” and that the reason for the decline is that they’re all sold out. “VIVE has paced at its highest sales velocity of all time, for weeks on end, and we sold out. For a consumer electronic product in its third calendar year, this continued trajectory is nearly unheard of,” the VIVE team said. “Don’t worry, though: we are ramping up production of the original VIVE and units will continue to roll out to online and retail over the coming weeks.” HTC remains optimistic about the future … [Read more...] about HTC Vive responds to “VR is dying” claim, says sales are low because they sold out
At VG247 we spend a shed load of time playing games. Here’s our picks for the best gear for doing so. One of the perks of writing about video games as we do on VG247 is that we all get to spend quite a lot of time playing them and, in turn, perfecting our choice of gear in each of our gaming set ups. We test and reject a lot of stuff, and some stuff you read about on the site even in reviews might be considered quality – but the ultimate test of quality is if after the review process we keep using it in the following weeks and months. On this page the VG247 team run down their current hardware and peripheral picks and recommendations. We’ll update a couple of times a year as and when we need to. These are the items we all currently use – so this is a good reference for exactly what rig we might’ve reviewed a recent PC Game on, plus broader recommendations on any techy items we use for gaming or gaming-related activity. This page will expand over time, so … [Read more...] about The VG247 Gear List: gaming hardware picks used by the VG247 team
DeepCool's Baronkase is an intriguing enclosure because it comes with a 120mm all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler already installed, along with a specially designed flow rate indicator that's visible through the side window. When it debuted at the end of 2017, the asking price for the black model was $139.99. It's on sale at Newegg today for $79.99.We didn't have issue with its original MSRP, and at $79.99, the Baronkase is worth serious consideration if you're building a new PC. As an added bonus, Newegg is throwing in a $20 promotional gift card. According to Newegg's terms and conditions, it will be issued to you four days after you're invoiced for the case.If you have more shopping to do, the sale + gift card effectively means you're paying $59.99 and AIO liquid cooler, which is the company's Captain 120EX model.For storage, the case has three 2.5-inch drive bays and two 3.5-inch drive bays that also support 2.5-inch drives. One of the 2.5-inch drive mounts sits directly above the … [Read more...] about Get a mid-tower case with integrated liquid cooler and $20 Newegg gift card for $80
We favor the HyperX Cloud Alpha as one of the best headsets for gaming, but if you have a bigger budget, there are higher quality cans out there. Many would consider Sennheiser's open-back HD 650 to be one of them. Usually it runs several hundred dollars (Amazon has it on sale for $366.99, down from its $499.95 list price), but over at Massdrop, you can be part of a group buy to snag a custom version for $199.99.Massdrop does this from time to time. As Inner Fidelity noted in 2016, Massdrop's Sennheiser HD 6XX uses the exact same audio drivers and sounds identical to the HD 650, but offers up a few minor tweaks and one big price cut.For one, the HD 6XX is a "deep midnight blue" instead of gray. It also has a black nameplate in place of the silver one found on the HD 650, and the Massdrop logo is silk-screened on the inside of the headband.Outside of the aesthetic changes, Massdrop updated the headset with a detachable 6-foot cable, which is shorter than the HD 650's 10-foot cable, and … [Read more...] about Massdrop is selling a revised Sennheiser HD 650 headset for $200