Friday, April 15, 2011

Megabits of news: weekly roundup

Megabits of Gaming trawls the web for the tastiest morsels of news, so you don't have to...

3DS sales to soar
A study from Screen Digest predicts that sales of Nintendo's 3DS will total 11.6m this year, says MCV. A great feat but still below the 13.1m the DS sold in its first year.

World's biggest Pac-Man game
How's this for an idea? Some bright sparks have decided to give the cult classic Pac-Man a new lease of life and create the biggest ever version of the game. It's playable too - and combines hundreds of fan-made levels - all to show off the power of Internet Explorer 9 and HTML 5!

SNES handheld incoming
Dust off your old SNES games... a new handheld console is imminent. The Supaboy gadget from Hyperkin is pegged for a summer launch in the US.

Sony outlook positive...
Jack Tretton, Sony PlayStation CEO, is positive that the PS3 is "just hitting its stride" - and remains confident that the offerings from Microsoft and Nintendo pose little threat to Sony's technology.

...and Sony racks up 50m sales
According to the games giant, its PS3 had sold 50m units worldwide by March 29. Its Move controller totalled a very respectable 8m units sold.