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Archive for January 19th, 2021

PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in January sales

The 2007 Holiday sales were very predictable, Nintendo's Wii was on top, Microsoft's Xbox 360 was in the middle, and finally the Sony PlayStation 3 was at the bottom. Now that we are in 2008, it looks nothing like 2007, except for one thing. With over 274,000 consoles sold, and still selling out, the Nintendo Wii is number one, the Sony PlayStation 3 console is in second place, with 269,000 units sold, and last but not least is the Xbox 360 with 230,000 sales.

Asus Z7S W Skulltrail board pictured

Currently, the only Skulltrail board on offer is Intel's D5400XS. HotHardware has now published a sneak peek of Asus' offering - the Z7S W. The board isn't as practical as we would have liked though, as it doesn't support SLI, and due to the placement of the socket 771 connectors, only the stock cooler can be used. Nevertheless, the board does have an active memory cooler, and includes two PCIe 2.0 x16 and one PCIe x16, PCIe x1, PCI 2.2 and PCI-X slots.

Toshiba backing out of format war, halts production

We've been following the next-generation format war ever since the beginning, and it's sad to say that this story will be among our last covering the unfolding of the Blu-ray vs HD DVD battle. We reported earlier today that Toshiba will dump HD DVD "in the coming weeks", though according to Reuters, things may happen a little sooner. They cite an unidentified Toshiba source, who states "we have entered the final stage of planning to make our exit from the next generation DVD business"...

Radeon HD 4000-series detailed, arriving June?

The folks over at German site Hartware.de (via Nordic Hardware) have published quite a bit of info regarding AMD's Radeon 4-series, which will partly accommodate the RV770 core. To keep things short, we've included all the relative info in our table on the right, though for a brief summary, the HD 4000 series is believed to arrive in June, and the naming scheme will add a "4" in front of all the existing 3-series boards. A HD 4870 X2 is listed, and is believed to be four times faster than a single HD 3870.

Wal-Mart to sell Blu-ray exclusively: Toshiba to admit defeat?

Fans of Toshiba's HD DVD format have been kicked while they're down, this time by Wal-Mart's decision to ditch the format, and sell Blu-ray players and media exclusively. Effective June, the move is the result of customer feedback, and an attempt to "simplify" patron's decisions. This news closely follows Best Buy's decision to also give the format the boot. Speculation has already surfaced that suggests Toshiba will abandon their own format "in the coming weeks"...

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