portable gaming

PS Vita price cut results in sales quadrupling

PS Vita price cut results in sales quadrupling

It looks like Sony slashing the prices of its PS Vita systems have done it wonders. Sony had cut the price of its PS Vita down to 19,980 yen from 24,980 yen due to its struggling sales. It looked like the 30% price cut worked because Sony saw sales quadruple for the device compared to two weeks ago. The announcement was made by Hiroshi Kawano, President of Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan, while he was doing a presentation for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2.

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OUYA to ship consoles starting March 28

OUYA to ship consoles starting March 28

After a long wait for consumers, OUYA has announced that it will begin shipping their gaming consoles to Kickstarter backers starting on March 28, which is exactly one month from now. OUYA says that a full launch of the console is still on schedule for sometime in June. This is when the OUYA console will be available in stores for anyone to purchase.

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GameStick kicks off pre-orders, reserve now for $79

GameStick kicks off pre-orders, reserve now for $79

The GameStick is getting ever so closer to getting into the hands of portable gamers around the world. PlayJam, the company behind the Android-powered portable gaming console, has announced that pre-orders for the GameStick are now live, and you can reserve your unit right now for only $79 on GameStick's website.

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GameStick Kickstarter campaign ends at $647,658

GameStick Kickstarter campaign ends at $647,658

After 31 days of campaigning on Kickstarter, PlayJam (the company behind GameStick) has finished its final day and ended up with a total of just under $650,000 in contributions. The project actually surpassed its $100,000 goal in just two days, and edged past the $500,000 mark with just three days to go. In total, the project ended up with $647,658, over six times the initial goal.

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GameStick final design and docking station unveiled

GameStick final design and docking station unveiled

The GameStick is the newest in a line of Kickstarter success stories, and the company is working overtime to get the design of the new portable Android-powered gaming console just right. And thanks to all of the backers who submitted feedback, the final design of the GameStick controller has been unveiled, as well as new docking station to go along with it.

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GameStick adds new tier for indie game developers

GameStick adds new tier for indie game developers

The most recent success story on Kickstarter is GameStick, the portable gaming console that's looking to take on OUYA, the other Kickstarter success story. The folks behind GameStick are aggressively going after game developers in order to make the portable gaming console a success. Today, the company announced that they have added a new tier specifically for indie game developers.

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GameStick announces support for XBMC and DLNA

GameStick announces support for XBMC and DLNA

This morning, the team behind GameStick have announced support for XBMC and DLNA, two of the most sought after features in a product like this. While the company is shipping the GameStick as a dedicated gaming console, they have made sure that users will have the ability to hack the devices and install optional firmware.

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Standalone Neo Geo X announced, pricing detailed

Standalone Neo Geo X announced, pricing detailed

If you have a soft spot for the Neo Geo - as many gamers do - then you were probably excited by the announcement of the Neo Geo X Gold bundle. The bundle includes the handheld Neo Geo X with 20 pre-installed games, a dock to play the games on your television, and a special Neo Geo joystick, more than enough to get Neo Geo fans pumped up. There's just one problem: the $200 price tag the Neo Geo X Gold bundle sports can be a little difficult to swallow. After all, nostalgia is great, but a trip down memory lane that costs $200 is a tough sell.

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JXD S602 Android gaming device looks awfully familiar

JXD S602 Android gaming device looks awfully familiar

Allow us to introduce you to the JXD S602. It's a new Android gaming device that comes running Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, and it's pretty inexpensive too. It also sports a look that's quite similar to the PlayStation Portable, which is nothing new - we've seen plenty of devices that attempt to "recreate" the look and feel of Sony's last-generation handheld, so it isn't surprising to see another one arrive on the scene

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Latest PS Vita update locks memory cards to one PSN account

Latest PS Vita update locks memory cards to one PSN account

PS Vita's latest firmware update - 1.80 - may bring PSOne Classics with it, but it's also secretly added a new "feature" that's bound to make some Vita owners angry. PS Vita's update to 1.80 locks memory cards to one PSN account, meaning that your days of using multiple PSN accounts on PS Vita are over. That is, unless you want to purchase a separate memory card for each of your accounts.

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PS Vita hits 2.2 million sales, Sony to implement shift in marketing

PS Vita hits 2.2 million sales, Sony to implement shift in marketing

Sony has shared the latest PS Vita numbers, revealing that the beleaguered handheld has achieved 2.2 million worldwide sales as of June 30. When we last checked in with the Vita back in May, it had sold 1.8 million, so were looking at a 400,000 unit gain in about two months' time. 400,000 sales in two months isn't terrible, but it could definitely be a lot better.

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Nintendo 3DS XL hits North American shores

Nintendo 3DS XL hits North American shores

After looking on in envy as the folks in Europe and Japan got to enjoy the 3DS XL, the redesigned handheld has at last arrived in North America. The 3DS XL launched in North America yesterday, sporting a $200 price tag and a significantly larger form. Like its launch in Japan, the North American 3DS XL released alongside the latest side-scrolling Mario game, New Super Mario Bros. 2.

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