Some unofficial numbers on Sony's PlayStation 4 sales in Japan have surfaced by way of the Japanese website Famitsu, which says in excess of 320,000 of the next-generation consoles sold in the first two days of its availability in the nation. If accurate, the console has vastly outnumbered the number of PS3 sales that took place in the same two-day span.
It is rare for Apple, especially its CEO, to admit to some level of error so when it does, everyone is all ears. This has happened yet again as Tim Cook admitted that they might have overestimated the popularity of the iPhone 5C, whose market performance wasn't as they had expected.
Nintendo has reported its 2013 3DS sales for the year, with the maker hitting a sweet-spot record leading into what it anticipates to be a strong 2014. Last year, Nintendo had the highest ever 3DS sales in the United States, with game sales jumping a huge 45-percent, as well. The company had detailed its game release plans for this year, starting with the full game launch of Bravely Default on February 7.
PC sales had a bad run in 2013, with Gartner having reported poor shipments numbers throughout the year. Now that 2013 has come to an end, the final numbers are in, and it turns out 2013 was the worst year in the market's history, in terms of sales declining. Overall, the fourth-quarter PC shipments dropped 6.9-percent, coming in at 82.6 million units shipped globally.
The console wars are ones that know little bounds, and in them are all sorts of claims and proclamations. Sony fans have a reason to cheer, according to a report just released by NPD Group: the PlayStation 4 is reported as having the highest first-month sales number for any hardware platform. This goes for sales in November. Microsoft isn't entirely left out of the mix, however, with the report showing a close race in the weekly numbers.
Nintendo's 3DS handheld gaming system has had a long run of sales-based success in the United States, having held the title of best-selling game system in the US for a solid six consecutive months now. The latest numbers from October sales are in, and with them come a new boasting right for the 3DS -- the highest sales among gaming systems in a single month thus far this year.
The wearables market is slowly growing, with the likes of the Galaxy Gear and other smartwatches and Google Glass kicking off an industry anticipated to grow in the coming years. Analyst firm Berg Insight has gone elbows-deep into this market, shaping up numbers on where it sees the industry heading in the coming years. According to the firm, wearable computing devices will hit 64 million unit shipments by 2017.
The PC shipment numbers have rolled in for the third quarter of the year, tallying up the number of units shipped globally over the last quarter. Not surprisingly given the gradually declining nature of the market, shipment numbers again decreased, but not as much as analysts had expected. The numbers vary a bit depending on whose research you're looking at, but according to firm IDC, shipments hit 81.6 million units.
It's that time again folks. Today is officially iPhone day as Apple has just kicked off their event in Cupertino where they've promised to brighten up everybody's day with some new gadgets. With loads of leaks from hardware, sensors, cases and more, we're just minutes away from knowing all the details. As usual, Apple has started off with some numbers showcasing their progress, and we have a few important ones below.
The Xbox 360 is on its last legs before the Xbox One officially launches in November to take over the throne, but Microsoft's current gaming console is still the best-selling console in the US right now, claiming 31 straight months of being on the top of best-selling list, surpassing the PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii U.
Google's head of Android and Chrome Sundar Pichai is on stage at the company's Breakfast event where they're planned to unveil some new products dealing with both Android and Chrome. But before that, Pichai is talking about some figures and numbers that are pretty Earth-shattering, especially when talking about tablets and PCs.