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Switch is a big gamble for Nintendo

Switch is a big gamble for Nintendo

Nintendo’s new Switch gaming console won’t be in stores until 3 March, but the machine is fully baked and ready to play. The press got a chance to try out the new machine at an event in Tokyo last week, and events will be held in Japan

Nintendo pins console future on Switch

Nintendo pins console future on Switch

Nintendo’s new Switch gaming console is off to an underwhelming start. The new machine, a tablet-sized device with wireless controllers that can be used anywhere but also connects to TVs, will go on sale on 3 March at a

PC makers need a (virtual) reality check

PC makers need a (virtual) reality check

Global PC shipments fell 5,7% last year because … well, you know why: fewer people want to buy a PC. It really is as simple as that. Analysts can slice and dice the numbers to try to explain every twist and turn in the

The Last Guardian: Sony’s unicorn is finally here

The Last Guardian: Sony’s unicorn is finally here

One of the most striking things about The Last Guardian – finally released after nine years in development hell – is how little it has changed since we saw the first trailer for the game in 2009. Most games that spend so long in gestation

Psst … is this the next Pokémon Go?

Psst … is this the next Pokémon Go?

Nintendo might have scored a hit with the explosive debut of Pokémon Go this year. On its home turf, however, Sony has quietly dispatched its rival with a popular mobile game called Fate/Grand Order. The game, based on an

Sony Xperia XZ review: more of the same

Sony Xperia XZ review: more of the same

The new 5,2-inch Sony Xperia XZ (R12 999) is the high-end successor to last year’s 5,2-inch Z5, while the 4,6-inch Xperia X Compact (R10 999) is the 2016 update to the similarly sized Z5 Compact. In contrast to the entry-level Xperia XA

Sony Xperia XA review: mixed bag

Sony Xperia XA review: mixed bag

The 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona proved to be the ideal stage for smartphone makers to introduce a slew of new products. Sony was among them, presenting its new Xperia X range of next-generation smartphones, with

PlayStation blurring lines between consoles, PCs

PlayStation blurring lines between consoles, PCs

The PlayStation 4 revamp is a sign that gaming consoles are moving away from a six- to seven-year life cycle, toward more frequent upgrades aimed at gamers seeking the flexibility offered by personal computers, the head of Sony’s game division said

Sony unveils Xperia XZ, X Compact

Sony unveils Xperia XZ, X Compact

Sony’s Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact officially have successors. The Japanese consumer electronics giant has taken the wraps off the Xperia XZ and the X Compact, both of which will go on sale in South Africa soon. The 5,2-inch Xperia XZ replaces both the Z5 and the

Music labels need to fear Apple’s love for Jay Z

Music labels need to fear Apple’s love for Jay Z

The different factions of the music industry – artists, labels, agents and publishers – rarely agree on anything. But on one thing they are united: streaming services are the future. Apple Music, Spotify and their rivals allow users to listen

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