Nintendo have announced their financial results for the second quarter of the financial year, and there’s some good news with Wii U sales rising.
The console has been slow in popularity but figures reveal that over 610,000 Wii U consoles were sold within the second quarter, which is double the figure from the previous 12 months. Although the rise in sales are good news, Nintendo are still way off their sales targets. The company will now be hoping that the impending release of Super Smash Bros will boost figures even higher.
In other news the Nintendo 3DS saw its sales fall from 2.49 million last year, to 1.27 million. This isn’t too much of a surprise with a stagnated market and also smartphone gaming becoming much more popular.
Sure to disappoint Xbox One gamers, publishing giants Konami have revealed that the PlayStation 4 version of PES 2015 will render at 1080p. Why is this annoying to the Xbox user you ask? Well that’s because Konami have stated that the One version will only display at 720p.
This information was disclosed on the official webpage of Konami, so seems pretty legit. The information also revealed that both versions of the game will run at sixty frames per second.
This shouldn’t really come as a surprise, as Konami associate Hideo Kojima revealed that the PlayStation 4 had better hardware for developers.
“I think, between the home consoles available in the domestic market, the PS4 is the best. It’s also excellent for graphics, being able to render 1080p at 60fps with room to spare. Since it does it a little better than other hardware, the image quality of the PS4 is the most beautiful. It’s the closest to the photorealistic quality we are aiming at.”
Microsoft have announce a bunch of new features coming to their console – the Xbox One, within the next few months.
The main updates are;
A new media player app – which allows you to play media files from a USB device or home media server which supports DLNA. The preview version will be USB only, but the DLNA version is coming soon.
Xbox One digital TV tuner – as said in description, a tv tuner for the Xbox, which is scheduled for release this October in Europe.
Boot-to-TV – Xbox One users will now be able to set their system up to boot directly to TV, when coming out of standby mode.
Mobile broadband is crucial in society today, and without it we’re unable to browse the internet, use online apps or read our emails, and 4G promised to be significantly better than 3G, but that’s not quite happened yet.
4G is flaky throughout towns and cities and even when you’re connected you may struggle to see the difference between 4G or 3G, but that said there’s already talk about 5G and 6G. First, it would probably be more apt to improve 4G coverage. When you do hit a good spot and you get the 4G icon appear on your mobile phone or tablet, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the fast results, but it’s quite a rare instance.
Many people feel as though 3G is suffering as well as 4G, and it may take time before these are corrected, so for now many mobile users will have to wait for fast speeds across all towns and cities.
Mobile Banking transactions have doubled in the past year. It seems a mobile banking “revolution” is underway in the UK as 5.7 million transactions are made per day via mobile devices.Mobile banking is a system that allows customers of a bank to conduct a number of financial transactions through a mobile device such as a smart phone. These transactions include: checking your balance, asking for loans and paying the bills. Consequently this “revolution” has led to the closure of some branches as there is now a decline in the use of day-to-day banking.
But is mobile banking a good thing? Mobile banking is much more flexible than day-to-day banking and you can do it on the move. Mobile banking offers many advantages, such as easy access and plentiful applications for smart phones. It gives you more control over your money. However, since 1989, the UK has lost over 40% of its bank’s branches partly due to the increase of mobile phone banking. Furthermore, hackers mainly focus on stealing money from mobile bankers. Twice as many malicious programs were found to be targeting smartphones and other mobile devices with mobile banking apps installed on them in 2012.