Its user base is already a quarter the size of ‘Fortnite.’
In case it wasn’t clear already, Nintendo has completely turned things around from the failure that was the Wii U. According to data from the reliable NPD Group, Nintendo sold more than 8.7 million Switch consoles in the US from its launch in March 2017 through November of 2018, putting it on a faster pace than the other “current generation” consoles from Microsoft and Sony after the same amount of time following their releases. It’s a bit of a convoluted measure, and in pure numbers there are certainly more Xbox One and PS4 consoles (both of which launched in the fall 2013) out in the wild, but there’s no doubt that Nintendo is in a better spot than they were before the Switch arrived.
Magic Leap’s long-awaited augmented reality headset finally debuted over a month ago, even if its $2,300 price tag makes it much too extravagant for most of us. Still, it’s a pretty big step forward for consumer-grade AR, and the company is betting big on developers to create the content library it needs. One such developer is Rovio, which announced it’s bringing its most popular game franchise — Angry Birds — to the platform.
With the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X firmly established in-market, thoughts have already begun to turn towards what sort of console might be coming in the not-too-distant future. The PlayStation 4 lineup isn’t very old by console standards — it’ll be five this year — but one report suggests Sony is already sampling dev kits for the upcoming PlayStation 5. Continue reading Rumored PlayStation 5 Specs Leak, Suggest Launch as Early as 2018
Major League Baseball has gotten into VR lately with a host of initiatives, including partnerships with Google for At Bat VR, Intel for “Game of the Week” live streams and Samsung for immersive highlights of the 2017 season. Now MLB is bringing a VR Home Run Derby that debuted at the All-Star Game and select ballparks to your home via PlayStation VR and HTC Vive.
The early ’90s made a bad habit out of terrible action games cashing in on brands and celebrities. One of the latter was Shaq Fu, which has become a punchline in Worst Games of All Time lists for franchising out NBA star Shaquille O’Neil into a bad fighter filled with a confusing mish-mash of myths. Instead of ruin, some saw kitschy promise, and a revival was successfully crowdfunded in 2014. Friends who collectively sunk over $450,000 into this dream, your time is coming. Shaq Fu: A Legend Rebornwill arrive for PC and consoles (including the Switch) this spring.
Nike has never been afraid to use different technologies to experiment with its sneakers. After all, this is the company that brought you the Mag and HyperAdapt, two shoes powered by auto-lacing mechanisms. And while its latest basketball silhouette isn’t as tech-forward as those, there’s still plenty to like here, especially if you’re both a sneakerhead and an avid gamer. Meet the PG2, Paul George’s new signature shoe, which Nike created in collaboration with Sony and was inspired by the PlayStation. Sorry, Xbox, maybe next time.