Rovio has announced a new milestone for the Angry Birds franchise. The series of games has now had a total of 1 billion cumulative downloads since launch in 2009. Half a billion of those downloads have been in the last six months alone.
Sony has announced that the PlayStation Vita has now had sales move past the 1.2 million mark since launch. These figures represent worldwide and not just a single country.
Sony reached 1.2 million on February 22 when it went on sale in the US and Europe which means it is likely to be a fair bit higher now. As well as shifting over 1.2 million portable games consoles, Sony has also shifted over 2 million games for the device.
Sony has now launched the PlayStation Vita in the UK. Vodafone has an exclusive on the 3G version of the Vita here in the UK and now has it available for purchase.
The PS Vita isn’t on sale until tomorrow (Wednesday) in the US, but already, some users have managed to get their hands on one through various means. Generally, these are competition winners, those who work in the industry or just lucky people who took delivers a little early.
The Sony PlayStation Vita launched less than a month ago and already, someone has managed to get a Sega Megadrive/Genesis game running on it. Rather than the game being run on an emulator direct, the actual game is running on an emulator within an emulator… meaning that the game is running on the Genesis emulator which runs within the Vita PSP emulator.
Nintendo has made an announcement informing us that Hulu is headed to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii. Support for Hulu on these systems will be added by the end of this year.
Nintendo also mentions that the 3DS will also get an update that will allow it to capture up to 10 minutes of video in 3D.
Nintendo is dropping the price of the DS Lite in the US. The new suggested retail price is now $99.99 and will go in to effect on June 5th.
Nintendo has also announced that six of its popular titles will feature new packaging to make them stand out a little more on the shelf.
The Nintendo 3DS launched a few days ago in the UK and it seems that reports of what is being described as a “black screen of death” are now appearing on line.
The error message, available below, says “An error has occurred. Hold down the POWER button to turn off the power, then turn it on and try again. If the problem persists, please contact your local customer support centre. For contact details, check the Operations manual or visit support.nintendo.com.” [Read more…]
Amazon in the UK has confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS is their most pre-ordered console ever. This was confirmed in a tweet sent out yesterday:
Nintendo 3DS, biggest pre-ordering console on Amazon.co.uk ever! Pre-order for just £187 now,