The October NPD report has dropped and it seems that you lot couldn’t get enough of your gaming, spending a hefty $1.55 billion on your hobby. The NPD data for the US market is in for the month, and this year saw a record-breaking October since tracking began, with a huge $1.55 billion spent across hardware, software, accessories, and games. The previous record for October was set in 2008, which saw spending reach $1.36 billion. In terms of year-on-year, spending is up 73% for the month, and 21% year-to-date compared to 2017, with a current figure of $10.5 billion. Software As we approach Thanksgiving – and all things Back Friday related, which you can check out here – Activision has a lot to be thankful for; Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was the best-selling game of October, and the year-to-date. The publisher’s Q3 report revealed that the title sold more units in its first three days than both Black Ops 3 and WW2’s launch. The NPD data shows that over the … [Read more...] about NPD October 2018: Black Ops 4 is the best-selling game of the year, October spending on games sets a new record
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IT'S TIME to make the leap and upgrade to a 4K TV – prices are crashing down, and this latest deal is proof. You can now bag a top Toshiba 4K model for just £299 in one of the best Amazon deals we've seen from Prime Day 2018. This brand new 2018 model has a huge 43-inch 4K screen and has only ever been sold for £369 on Amazon. Brits can now bag the shiny Ultra HD set for a much cheaper £299.99 instead, all thanks to Amazon's Prime Day event. That's a very respectable saving of £69.01 – or roughly 19%. What makes it better is that this is the lowest price that Amazon has ever sold this TV for. Toshiba 43in 4K TV at Amazon for £299.99 on Prime Day – buy now Of course, some of you will want to go even bigger, and Amazon has got you covered. There's also a very significant deal on the 49-inch version of this exact same television. The 2018 model used to cost £469, but has been price-slashed to a friendlier £349.99. This means you're … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals – This 43in Toshiba 4K telly is down to ONLY £299 – with 49in model just £50 more
For many PC gamers, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is the next logical step up from the excellent GTX 970. While not as powerful as the beefy Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, it still offers significant gains over its lesser sibling, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, providing a smoother, more flexible gaming experience at both 1080p and 1440p alike, and even a teeny bit of 4K. The problem is, graphics card prices have currently sky-rocketed beyond all reasonable consideration at the moment, putting potential GTX 1070 buyers in a bit of a tough spot. In fact, we wouldn’t recommend buying any mid-to-high-end graphics card at the moment until this crypto-mining business settles down again. You can read more about other options in our Best graphics card 2018 article, but provided you can actually find one in stock and don’t mind paying through the roof for it, then read on. After all, when Nvidia claims it can outperform its £1,000 Titan X mega beast, … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review: Still the best 1440p graphics card in 2018?
It's easy to think that just buying a new smartphone means you're automatically getting the best phone for gaming this year. Although that's definitely a good route to go down, sometimes it's tough to narrow it down between all the good new phones out over the past 12 months. Whether you're thinking Android or iOS, there's quite a choice as to which one to settle for, especially when they really don't tend to come cheap. Before you start your research, we've tested the big name phones of 2017 and 2018 to make sure that they're up to scratch. We've considered screen size and resolution, battery capacity, storage and general design, along with how it actually is to use as your all round smartphone choice. We're still testing several phones, but this is our ranking for the current best phones for gaming available right now. Best gaming headsets Best capture devices Best PS4 hard drives 1. Razer Phone Big, bold and seriously noisy Weight: 197g | Dimensions: … [Read more...] about The best phones for gaming in 2018
With graphics card prices soaring once again thanks to the lovely exploits of nefarious cryptocurrency miners, choosing what graphics card to buy has never been more difficult – which is why this here article is all about identifying the single best GPU you can get for playing games at 1080p, 1440p and 4K at a price that suits you. Read on for advice on what and how to pick your next graphics card for 2018. Before we begin, here’s a short list of every graphics card review we currently have on RPS. This should hopefully make it easier to find out what we think of specific cards, as well as provide a handy index should you want to compare our top picks with other types of graphics cards. We’ll also be updating this list every time we get a new graphics card in for testing so everything’s in one place. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti review Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review Nvidia GeForce GTX … [Read more...] about Best graphics cards 2018 for 1080p, 1440p and 4K gaming