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Xbox One S Sea of Thieves bundle leaked

Sea of Thieves Xbox One S bundle

Microsoft are certainly committed to the concept of console and games bundled together. While the PS4 and Nintendo Switch continue to do a good proportion of their business through ‘solus’ consoles (i.e. those with no bundled game), it’s becoming increasingly tricky to even find an Xbox One S that doesn’t come with a game included.…

PS4 sales surpass the 75 million mark

DualShock 4

It feels like we spend a lot of time at the Console Deals blog covering the Nintendo Switch‘s runaway (and somewhat unexpected) sales success. With all the hype surrounding Nintendo’s still-quite-new console, it’s easy to forget that the PS4 and Xbox One are still selling – and selling well. Today’s news comes from Sony, where…

Switch sales overtake the Wii U

Switch handheld mode

As anyone who’s been following the Console Deals blog will know, we’ve been eagerly tracking the sales progress of the Nintendo Switch since it launched back in March 2017. Will the Nintendo Switch succeed? Google Trends say “yes” – February 2017 One month in, just how well is the Switch doing? – April 2017 Nintendo…

Nintendo to launch Nintendo Labo cardboard peripherals

Switch Nintendo Labo keyboard

The internet was abuzz yesterday with the news that Nintendo would be revealing a “new interactive experience” for the Nintendo Switch. What would it be? A VR headset mount for the console? Alternative Joy-Cons with different button layouts? A new amiibo-based game? Well, if you thought any of those, you’re wrong, because it turns out…

Updated Xbox One Elite controller leaks

Xbox Elite controller 2

The Xbox One Elite controller, when first announced back at E3 2015, represented a watershed moment for the console itself. The Xbox One launched with the Kinect sensor and the mandate of being an entertainment centre as well as gaming console. The Elite controller, with an RRP of well over £100, interchangeable buttons and more,…

Switch outsells Xbox One and PS4 in US over December

Nintendo Switch on an exhibition stand playing Mario Kart 8

We’ve already posted several blogs analysing the big three consoles’ performance over the last few months, including this one where where we found the Xbox One had edged the PS4 and Nintendo Switch in terms of unit sales over Black Friday. The main takeaways from our posts was that the gaming industry was in better…