Nintendo will take number one spot from Sony in game console market next year, according to analysts

Nintendo is set to take back the number one spot in video game consoles for the first time since 2009, according to the latest projections from Strategy Analytics.

The report, Global Game Console Market Forecast, predicts that Nintendo will sell 17.3 million Switch consoles worldwide in 2019, while Sony will sell 17.1 million PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles.

Microsoft will remain in third place, selling 10.0 million Xbox One and Xbox One X devices.

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This is the easiest way to get more storage on your PS4

Let me begin this by saying I’m primarily a PC gamer. I never saw the appeal in console gaming and I don’t think there will ever come a time where I will pick a console over a PC for this purpose. But, considering how many jaw-dropping games are console exclusive these days, it’s getting harder and harder to ignore them.

Then, you consider the fact that a Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) can now be yours for just over RM1,000 and my resistance is at an all time low. That said, my biggest concern with console gaming was regarding storage — after all, it’s not like a PC where you can just stick in an external drive via a USB port and you immediately get access to a whole bunch more storage.

Or is it?

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Sony’s brand new SD card looks tougher than me

I don’t believe anything is more frustrating for a content creator, working with videos and photos, than having your SD card die on you. Well, maybe when Adobe’s Premiere Pro freezes on you before you’ve saved after a 5-hour edit session, but I think that still takes second place to a dead SD card.

The good news is, Sony understands that. In a world full of fragile electronic devices that hold our entire life, the company has unveiled their brand new SD card whose name leaves very little to the imagination.

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UPDATED: SoyaCincau’s best smartphones under RM1,200 (2nd half, 2018)

What a year it has been so far since the last time we published our best smartphones under RM1,200 (2018 edition). We changed governments in a historic election nobody saw coming, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is now zero-rated and, of course, a whole bunch of brand new affordable smartphones launched.

We thought about a simple update to our original guide, but because so much has changed, we figured it would be a disservice for you to just add the couple of new phones to the end of that one. Instead, we decided that it would be better if we gave the whole guide a proper face-lift, featuring the new updated GST-less budget smartphones, several brand new handsets and a revised Editor’s Choice section.

Here’s our ultimate budget smartphone guide Part 2.

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You can buy Sony’s WH-1000XM2 ANC wireless headphones for RM570 off

I was enamoured with Sony’s WH-1000XM2 headphones. They were so effortlessly brilliant at what they were designed to do that it was almost a no-brainer. Honestly, the only thing that would stop me from recommending these awesome wireless headphones to anyone was their RM1,599 price tag. Granted, it was still excellent value considering the competition, but it is still a lot of money.

Now though, things are a little different. Actually, they’re RM570 different because that’s exactly how much you’ll be shaving off the RRP if you pick up a pair during this sale.

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Sony’s A7 III makes me wonder why I’d need any other camera

If you cut me, I’d probably bleed Fujifilm. I’ve been a fan of the Fujifilm X line of cameras since I saw the first X100. There’s just something about the way they look, the way you take pictures with them, the great selection of glass and the amazing photographs their X-Trans sensors can produce.

But, they aren’t without fault. Weaknesses that range from a lack of full-frame options to their sub-par video recording are issues that have plagued the lineup for the longest time. And, it wasn’t until recently that they finally built a camera with in-body image stabilisation.

All of these things have already been done, and some might argue done better, by the kings of mirrorless in the modern age: Sony. I never really bought into the hype for Sony’s cameras because their menu systems are convoluted and I’ve always felt that they lacked the “soul” of a Fujifilm camera.

Then, Sony launched the a7 III and they managed to create something that may quite literally be too good to ignore.

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