One month in, just how well is the Switch doing? [Google Trends & Sales Data]

Just before the launch of the Switch, we did a post analysing the trends that users were exhibiting worldwide around Nintendo’s latest console. What we found was cautiously optimistic after the generally disappointing performance of the Switch’s predecessor, the Wii U. At the time, we maintained that the proof would be in the numbers, so...

The Evolution of Link [Infographic]

With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild now out for the Nintendo Switch, having been one of the most keenly anticipated games of recent times, Nintendo has taken one of their core franchises to an exciting new stage. Breath of the Wild boasts an expansive, open world environment that will take many an...

Will the Nintendo Switch Succeed? Google Trends say "Yes"

Predicting the success of video games consoles has never been an easy task. In the mid-90s, few would have counted on Sony entering the games arena and outselling not only Sega but Nintendo as well. Equally, many analysts gave little chance to Nintendo’s own Wii console when it was pitted against the more powerful and...

Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 Slim Bundle Announced

If you’re one of the few who has managed to hold out on pulling the trigger on buying a PS4 so far, there’s a good chance you’ve been doing so because you’ve been waiting for that one specific game to come out. At this stage, there’s not too many games left that have been in...

Nintendo Switch Presentation reveals 3 March release and £279.99 UK price

Wii U port Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may still be the most exciting thing about new console Nintendo Switch, following a lacklustre presentation at 4am this morning. The new Zelda game was finally confirmed to be a Switch launch title. Nintendo president Tastumi Kimishima also revealed key details about the new system,...

Pre-order the Glacier White PS4 Slim now. Is it worth it?

Pre-orders are now open for the new Glacier White PS4 Slim, which was announced by Sony on 10 January. It comes with a Glacier White DualShock 4 controller. The new colour option goes on sale on Tuesday, 24 January, and Console Deals’ retailer partners were quick to let us know you can put your name...

The curtain call – Pokémon Red/Blue Challenge, Day 5

Editors Note: This is the final diary in a 5 day Pokémon face-off between Console Deal team members Nat & Gaz. Check out how the guys did yesterday. A Tale of Two Gamers, Pokemon Red/Blue Challenge - Final Day Nat: The Final Day I woke up still in Bill's cottage on the final day of...

We're not in Pallet Town anymore – Pokémon Red/Blue Challenge, Day 4

Editors Note: This is the fourth diary in a 5 day Pokémon face-off between Console Deal team members Nat & Gaz. Check out how the guys did yesterday. A Tale of Two Gamers, Pokemon Red/Blue Challenge Day 4 Nat: Day 4 Nat, under the bridge Learning my lesson from the previous day, I quickly healed...

All's fair in love and Pokemon – Pokémon Red/Blue Challenge, Day 3

Editors Note: This is the third diary in a 5 day Pokémon face-off between Console Deal team members Nat & Gaz. Check out how the guys did yesterday. A Tale of Two Gamers, Pokemon Red/Blue Challenge Day 3 Nat: Day 3 Nat, the Cave Dweller Waking up back in Kanto I still find myself in...

To Kanto and back again - Pokémon Red/Blue Challenge, Day 2

Editors Note: This is the second diary in a 5 day Pokémon face-off between fellow Console Deal colleagues Nat & Gaz. Check out the guys first day's progress, as they arrived in Kanto here. A Tale of Two Gamers, Pokemon Red/Blue Challenge Day 2 Nat: Day 2 Nat, the City Slicker I head North to...

The game is afoot - Pokémon Red/Blue Challenge, Day 1

Editors Note: This is the first diary in a 5 day Pokémon face-off between fellow Console Deal colleagues Nat & Gaz. Who will win? Let the games commence... A Tale of Two Gamers, Pokemon Red/Blue Challenge Day 1 Nat: Day 1 Nat awakes in Kanto... I woke up in my bedroom, and head downstairs. I...

A Tale of Two Gamers: Pokemon Red/Blue Challenge

In honour of the imminent release of Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon, a challenge has been thrown down between the Console Deals team in a classic Pokémon grudge match to end them all. Day-by-day Diary The game is afoot. Read day 1's diary entry! To Kanto and back again. Read day 2's diary entry! All's...

Looking at Switch, Mini NES & Nintendo's console history

So here we are again – excited about Nintendo consoles. First, we’ve got the new Classic Mini NES arriving on 11th November, with 30 brilliant games in a tiny and affordable package. And let’s not forget the Nintendo Switch announcement from 20th October. The Nintendo Switch is the home-handheld hybrid that many people guessed it...

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