Angry Birds Hits One Billion Downloads

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.

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1.2 Million PlayStation Vita Units Sold

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.

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Angry Birds Space coming March 22

Rovio has announced that Angry Birds Space will be getting a multi-platform worldwide launch on March 22. What that means is that the new version of Angry Birds will be launching on iOS, Android, PC and Mac next month. The event will kick off at 3pm for those of us in the UK.

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Sony PS Vita 3G Now on Vodafone

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.

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Sony PS Vita Update Rolls Out Prior to Launch

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.

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PS Vita Plays Sega Megadrive/Genesis Games

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.

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Nintendo 3DS and Wii to get Hulu Plus – 3D Capture as Well for Handheld

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.

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Sony PlayStation Vita Release Date is December 17 in Japan

Sony has announced that the PlayStation Vita release date in Japan is December 17. At launch there will be 26 games made available either via a download or available on PS Vita cards according to Eurogamer.

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Sony PlayStation Vita Available for Pre-Order in the UK

Amazon in the UK has begun listing the Sony PlayStation Vita and has made it available for pre-order. Two versions of the Vita have been made available which includes the WiFi version and the 3G version with the former being priced at £229.99 and the latter at £279.99.

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Nintendo DS Lite Price Dropped to $100

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.

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3DS Black Screen of Death Starts Appearing

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 Confirm Nintendo 3DS is Biggest Pre-Ordering Console

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,

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