Latest: Arsenal 2 QPR 0 – Ten men enough for the Gunners against Rangers


first_imgTomas Rosicky’s goal midway through the second half left QPR facing the prospect of a 10th consecutive away defeat.Trailing to Alexis’ Sanchez’s first-half goal, Rangers were given a boost when Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud was sent off on 53 minutes after appearing to headbutt Nedum Onuoha.But the Gunners remained in control and doubled their lead courtesy of a low shot from Rosicky after he had been set up by Sanchez.Sanchez atoned for a penalty miss by putting Arsenal ahead in a one-sided first half at the Emirates Stadium.QPR had an early let-off when Sanchez’s woeful spot-kick was easily kept out by keeper Rob Green after Armand Traore, playing against his former club, had brought down the Arsenal man.But Sanchez made no mistake eight minutes before the break when he headed in after being found unmarked by Kieran Gibbs’ cross.That lapse came after Rangers, beaten in all nine of their away matches this season, had defended well.They reverted back to three central defenders, with Rio Ferdinand recalled to the starting line-up while Traore was given a chance to impress at left wing-back in the absence of the injured Yun Suk-Young.Traore performed poorly though and his team have been second best even since Arsenal were reduced to 10 men.Rangers boss Harry Redknapp made a double change shortly after the hour mark, replacing Traore and Karl Henry with Junior Hoilett and Leroy Fer.However, two minutes later the visitors fell further behind and look set for yet another loss on the road. QPR: Green; Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Isla, Henry (Fer 63), Mutch, Kranjcar, Traore (Hoilett 63), Vargas, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Hill, Phillips, Wright-Phillips, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Does Your Startup Really Need Those Game Mechanics?


first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#start I’m a fairly competitive person. I like to win. And thanks to many hours spent in front of the screen, I find myself pretty motivated when I see an opportunity to “level up.” But that being said, I still question the rush lately to add “game mechanics” to every new product and experience.As we’ve writtenbefore, the arguments for doing so are compelling. Game mechanics can be fun and rewarding. They can increase user engagement and can aid user adoption, referral, and retention. But does the addition of levels, leader-boards, and virtual trophies necessarily lead to a better user experience? Of course not.In a recent blog post titled, “Why You Should NOT Integrate Game Mechanics Into Your Service,” Gaurav Mishra, CEO of 2020Social points to the ways in which the pressure to add points and badges can obscure some of the other important considerations when developing an application or service. Mishra quotes Pascal Rettig who argues that we are confusing game mechanics – which are really about gameplay – with mechanics meant to change user behavior surrounding the product. “Where you should focus your efforts to avoid launching a dud as we roll through the game mechanics hype cycle,” says Rettig, “is on making the core of whatever system you are building more game-like (put simply, fun) and not just toss a thin-veneer of simple game mechanics around the outside.” You don’t want any game mechanics you implement to distract your users away from your core service. And you don’t want to just bow to the pressure to include badges and mayorships simply because others have incorporated them successfully. And you don’t want to assume that just because you’ve incorporated game mechanics that somehow you’ve made your app playful and fun.White label game mechanics service Bunchball respond in the comments on Mishra’s post with these insights:Have good core content. If users have no reason to come back to your site without game mechanics, they’re going to have no reason to come back with game mechanics.Have clear business objectives that you’re using game mechanics to drive.Apply game mechanics in a contextually appropriate manner for your community. Farmville and Stack Overflow both use game mechanics, but different ones, and in very different ways, that are appropriate for their respective communities.Iterate & Evolve. You’re not going to get it right the first time, and you’re going to learn from your users.What do you think? Do you find game mechanics engaging? And if so, which products do you think are the most effective and innovative when it comes to integrating game mechanics into their design? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

The New Firefox Is Awesome—But That Won’t Make It Relevant Again


first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting See also: 7 Reasons To Switch To Firefox, The Browser With A ConscienceThese results stem from the changes Mozilla stuffed under the hood. With new Web technologies known as WebRTC and ASM.js, Firefox developers specifically attacked the biggest causes of performance problems—third-party plugins and poor JavaScript handling.WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) eliminates the need for users to download separate bits of often poorly written software known as plug-ins, which have long been necessary to operate communication features such as video chat, audio calls and even peer-to-peer file sharing.ASM.js, meanwhile, essentially speeds up and optimizes the handling of code written in JavaScript. Huzzah! No more sitting around, waiting for a sluggish browser tab to load JavaScript.  Of course, numbers vary depending on whom you follow. According to StatCounter’s statistics, which cover both desktop browsers and tablets, Chrome is in the lead, way above both IE and Firefox. Either way, the Mozilla browser is sputtering along as Chrome usage continues to grow.  Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Firefox’s bad rep for buggy performance isn’t the only reason for its downward turn. It also has no powerhouse platform behind it. In other words, it’s not the default browser of any major operating system, so no users are tethered to it. You might say something similar of Chrome (at least today, though Chrome OS might be showing signs of life). Still, the Google browser has something else Firefox doesn’t—a ubiquitous desktop presence paired with a broad mobile reach. Users like cross-platform browsers for the sheer convenience. With one sign-on, Chrome users can sync bookmarks, login data and browser histories between all of their devices—whether Windows, Mac OS X, Android or iOS.Meanwhile, Firefox doesn’t run on iPhones or iPads,  which means it’s missing a huge chunk of the mobile market. Apple considers Firefox “browser non grata” because it doesn’t use Webkit, the underlying “rendering engine” that powers both Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome. And that’s not changing anytime soon.In other words, Firefox’s main rivals have home bases in their associated mobile platforms—Safari has iOS, Chrome has Android, and IE has Windows Phone 8. Firefox has nada. Well, not exactly nada. Mozilla did just launch Firefox OS, a new mobile operating system that hews to Mozilla’s Web-standard approach and that will first roll out on cheaper smartphones.It’s unlikely, though, that Firefox will get much of a boost from Firefox OS in the near term. It’s a new platform with a (very) limited reach, as phones based on this operating system are only headed for a few European countries and developing markets such as Latin America.See also: Two New Firefox OS Smartphones Spur The Future Of The Mobile WebIt’s ironic: One of Firefox’s strongest early selling points—independence that supersedes dedicated, restrictive platforms—is now a major obstacle for it.Forget Desktops—Mobile Is Where It’s At While the new Firefox browser is impressive, the whole conversation around desktop browsers may soon be irrelevant. Internet usage via mobile is on the rise. Some even think it’s only a matter of time before mobile dominates desktops. None of this is good news for a browser that struggles with mobile. It’s not Mozilla’s fault, says Website expert and SitePoint writer Craig Buckler. “Mozilla launched Firefox on as many [mobile] platforms as they could,” he says. In practice, though, that mostly means Android, where Firefox runs well behind Chrome and the stock Android browser. It’s a fairly small puddle to be playing in.But it’s not a matter of blame. It’s a matter of reach, especially in light of charts like this. adriana lee Even with these welcome changes, Firefox maker Mozilla still has an uphill battle on its hands. After all, it’s not easy to get jaded users to forgive and forget. And thanks to the much-hyped browser wars, the competition is fierce. No wonder Firefox continues to bleed users.Not Fast Enough To Plug This LeakThere’s no question that Firefox’s market share has sprung a slow leak.NetMarketShare’s desktop-browser numbers for June 2013 put Firefox market share at 19%. While that’s enough to seal second place behind IE’s 56%, it still amounts to a loss of more than a full percentage point since April. Google’s Chrome, meanwhile, improved its standing to a 17% share, an increase of a little less than a full point.  If the browser war was being waged on the desktop alone, Mozilla might have a chance with Firefox 22. It did the best it could on the mobile front by updating its Android app and launching a new mobile OS. But none of that changes the fact that iOS still accounts for 62% of U.S. and Canadian mobile Internet traffic. Unless and until Mozilla can figure out how to get into Apple’s hen house, this fox just may not have much fire left.Lead image via Flickr user mozillaeu, CC 2.0 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… After years of lackluster performance, the Firefox browser is back. Its latest incarnation—version 22, for those counting at home—is a speedy desktop browser featuring some fancy future-forward tech.It’s just too bad that the Web’s future lies in mobile, where Firefox still can’t win. Liberator And JailorYears ago, Firefox liberated Windows users from the stagnation of Internet Explorer, only to wind up imprisoning people with lags and system freezes. When it launched back in 2004, Firefox finally offered Web users an alternative to Microsoft’s lumbering, resource-hogging native browser. That was a revelation, and Firefox—which, among other things, offered then-novel tabbed browsing and pop-up blocking—inspired wild enthusiasm. In its very first year, the browser jumped out of the gate with 100 million downloads. The infatuation didn’t last. Users first seduced by Firefox’s rebellious sex appeal wound up in a long-term relationship with a bloated couch squatter. Through the years, it earned a bad reputation thanks to slowdowns, memory leaks and crashes.But that was then. Now Firefox has a brand new bag with version 22. Today’s Fox Is Fast I’ve been using Firefox 22 for roughly a week now, and it’s noticeably faster than before. Much faster. In fact, I’ve noticed that it runs neck and neck with Chrome on my system.I’m not alone in noting that improvement. Firefox 22 also outperformed Chrome in recent speed tests by Tom’s Hardware. The site pitted it against rivals Chrome 27, IE 10 and two different versions of Opera across four performance-based categories—wait times, JavaScript/DOM, HTML5/CSS3, and hardware acceleration. Firefox stunned testers by edging out long-time champ Chrome and nabbing the top spot.  Tags:#Browsers#Firefox#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Froome looking to make up for 2012 ‘frustration’ at Tour de France


first_imgWestbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera While the last two flat stages since Monday’s rest day were relatively simple and tranquil for the overall contenders, some still managed to get themselves in bother.‘Nervy’Romain Bardet, third overall at 51sec, came off his bike twice, as did two-time former winner Alberto Contador.“I’m ok, I’m happy to have finished with that stage, it was nervy,” said Bardet.“I was caught up in crashes twice so I’m happy to have come out unscathed and to have finished with these flat stages.“It’s never nice to crash twice — these are the type of days on the Tour where you have to know how to accept your pain with patience, kowtow a bit and wait for better days.”Contador might have been thinking about attacking in the Pyrenees but his two crashes, added to two more last Sunday, have left him looking just to survive until the Alps.“This complicates things a lot for me in the Pyrenees but there’s no way I’m letting my head go down,” insisted the 34-year-old, who is already five minutes down and 12th overall.“When things go against you, instead of thinking of other things or other objectives, you need to be stronger, more determined, and that’s what I’m going to do.“This certainly doesn’t help. I’ll have to wait for the Alps (to attack).” “I have mixed feelings. On that day there was frustration for not being able to go for the stage win, but at the same time I had great feelings and great legs.“I would be very happy if they felt the same tomorrow.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 17th stage in 2012 was won by Spaniard Alejandro Valverde by just 19 seconds as he held off the charging Froome and Wiggins.But several times Froome had been able to accelerate away from his team leader, only to be called back to wait for Wiggins, the yellow jersey holder at that time. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’ve no regrets, that’s not who I am. I will continue to look forward and in the moment I made the right decisions,” said Froome.Thursday’s 214.5km stage will be crucial to the overall standings, according to Froome, and he’s expecting his rivals to try something audacious.“It’s interesting, it’s going to be certainly one of the stages that shapes this year’s Tour de France being one of the only uphill finishes left now — there are two of them,” said the Sky team leader.“From our point of view, we don’t want to see guys who’ve lost time already getting back into the game, so we aren’t going to let any GC contenders get up the road to get that time back.“But my focus is on Fabio Aru who’s only 18 seconds behind.”ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Britain’s Chris Froome puts on the overall leader’s yellow jersey on the podium after the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 203.5 kilometers (126.5 miles) with start in Eymet and finish in Pau, France, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)Chris Froome will return to the scene of one of his most frustrating moments at the Tour de France on Thursday.But the three-time champion said after Wednesday’s 11th stage he has no regrets about the day he was denied the chance of going for a stage victory in Peyragudes as he had to wait for team leader and eventual champion Bradley Wiggins.ADVERTISEMENT Colombian Nairo Quintana vowed to attack if he has the strength, although he’s been complaining of a lack of that the last few days.He cracked on the final climb last Sunday and has drifted out to eighth overall at 2min 13sec from Froome. But he too is staying positive.“We’re not far and we’ve not lost hope. We’ll see how tomorrow goes and how the legs are.“For the moment they feel good and we hope they’ll get better still.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View commentslast_img read more

Police Investigate Aggravated Burglary and search for missing vehicle


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 10, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives are searching and seeking the assistance of the public in locating a 2008 Silver Nissan Skyline car, Licence plate unknown that was stolen during an Aggravated Burglary incident that occurred on Friday 7th April 2017 in Wheeland Settlement of Providenciales.Police responded to the Belglade Gardens area also known as Phase one where the complainant  was met and told officers that around 8:55PM he was at home when three masked men dressed in dark clothing came into his home with guns and assaulted him. The culprits took his Iphone, Xbox, a Jamaican Passport and the vehicle mentioned above. He describe the men as being slim built 5 feet 8 inches in height, and the other thicker in size.  The victim was taken to the Cheshire Hall Medical for his injuries. Investigations are ongoing.Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have information that can assist with investigation can contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1- 800 8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc.Press Release: RTCIPF Related Items:last_img read more

Middlesex Sheriffs Office Holds Graduation Ceremony For 18 Inmates


first_imgBILLERICA, MA — 18 inmates at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction spent the past several months as participants in a number of educational and vocational programs offered by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO). On November 15, they celebrated their achievement in a graduation ceremony attended by their families, jail administrators, a reality TV show winner and a former presidential appointee.Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian presided over the graduation ceremony which featured 20 diploma conferrals for 18 individuals. Five inmates earned their high school equivalency, six graduated from the MSO Culinary Arts program and another nine men graduated from the Custodial Training program.“Steady employment is a critical anchor in a successful reentry plan,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “That is why we focus our programming on providing marketable skills, and work proactively with leaders in industries that are looking to hire. By gaining a vocational certificate or high school equivalency degree, these men have used their time with us to create better opportunities for themselves and their families.”Graduates heard from two speakers on the value of education and its role in reentry. The first was Michael Botticelli, Executive Director of Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction and the former Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) under President Barack Obama.“Today’s graduation exemplifies that people deserve a second chance and when provided access to the necessary and critical support and resources, they can make significant, positive changes in their lives,” said Director Botticelli.The second commencement speaker was Chef Mike Fucci, a Watertown-based culinary artist and former winner of the competitive cooking show Cutthroat Kitchen on the Food Network. Chef Mike spoke on the importance of perseverance and the opportunities available in the culinary arts.“It was an honor and pleasure to speak to these men who are going in the right direction to turn their life around and have found an interest in culinary arts,” said Chef Mike. “I wish them all the best in their journey to the culinary world. I am looking forward to working with the Sheriff’s Office in the future.”The MSO Culinary Arts course is a 360 hour training program on sanitation, equipment, food preparation and basic baking skills. Participants earn a certificate from Shawsheen Regional Technical High School and 12 credits at Middlesex Community College to jumpstart their culinary education. Likewise, the Custodial Training program is a two month course that familiarizes each student with the handling, care and dispensing of cleaning materials as well as OSHA standards for the industry. Graduates earn a Green Guard certification through the Billerica-based Durkin Company and maintenance certifications through Minuteman International.For more information on the programs offered at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, please visit https://www.middlesexsheriff.org/inmate-programming.(NOTE: The above press release is from Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related51 Wilmington Students Graduate From Middlesex Sheriff’s Youth Public Safety AcademyIn “Government”Senator Markey & Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian Promote Expansion Of Opioid Treatment In JailsIn “Government”Attorney General Awards Middlesex Sheriff’s Office A Healthy Summer Youth Jobs GrantIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Neutrogena recalls its light therapy acne mask


first_img 0 Personal care Neutrogena’s Light Therapy Acne Mask Neutrogena Neutrogena has voluntarily recalled its Red & Blue Light Therapy Acne Mask, over concerns of eye injury, according to a statement on the company’s website. Effective now, you can no longer buy the product on their website, or at any other retailer that once stocked it — like Target and Amazon.Read more: Perfect skin, sinus relief and a Roomba-like toothbrush: 5 wellness devices you’ll want in 2019The Light Therapy Acne Mask uses red and blue LEDs to kill bacteria on the skin and reduce inflammation, all to help you combat facial acne. The mask fits over your face to expose your entire face to the light all at once for a 10-minute session. There’s a cutout in the mask that lines up with most people’s eye area, plus an eye shield so that you aren’t unnecessarily exposing your eyes to the light.Despite its design, the company says that it’s received reports of visual effects from customers. Most people haven’t experienced any significant eye issues from those visual effects, but Neutrogena says, “For a small subset of the population with certain underlying eye conditions, as well as for users taking medications which could enhance ocular photosensitivity, there is a theoretical risk of eye injury.”That theoretical risk was enough for Neutrogena to pull it from the shelves. For anyone who loved what the mask did for their skin and acne, Neutrogena is still selling its Red & Blue Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment. That handheld device works just like the mask, but covers just a small area of skin at a time, which reduces the risk that the light will cause eye issues.While I don’t endorse buying recalled products, you can still buy the mask on eBay if you’re desperate. Share your voicecenter_img Post a comment Tagslast_img read more

Researchers build single molecule microphone that can detect proton size displacements


first_img(Phys.org) —A trio of researchers in the Netherlands has built a “microphone” out of just a single molecule that is capable of detecting displacements as small as a single proton. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, Yuxi Tian, Pedro Navarro, and Michel Orrit describe how they embedded a single molecule in a crystal lattice along with a vibrating mechanism to create a new type of device capable of detecting vibrations at the nanoscale. (a) Sample mounting: an anthracene crystal doped with DBT was attached to the quartz crystal tuning fork. (b) The ZPL of a single DBT molecule is shifted upon deformation of its surrounding host crystal, as shown in (c) and (d). The real deformations are three-dimensional and much more complicated, as molecules can also rotate and be distorted. Credit: Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 135505 – Published 26 September 2014 More information: Single Molecule as a Local Acoustic Detector for Mechanical Oscillators, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 135505 – Published 26 September 2014. journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/ … ysRevLett.113.135505ABSTRACTA single molecule can serve as a nanometer-sized detector of acoustic strain. Such a nanomicrophone has the great advantage that it can be placed very close to acoustic signal sources and high sensitivities can be achieved. We demonstrate this scheme by monitoring the fluorescence intensity of a single dibenzoterrylene molecule in an anthracene crystal attached to an oscillating tuning fork. The characterization of the vibration amplitude and of the detection sensitivity is a first step towards detection and control of nanomechanical oscillators through optical detection and feedback. Vibrational motion of a single molecule measured in real time Explore further Citation: Researchers build single molecule ‘microphone’ that can detect proton size displacements (2014, October 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-10-molecule-microphone-proton-size-displacements.htmlcenter_img The researchers describe their device as a nanomicrophone, though it might best be shortened to just nanophone, as it picks up, or detects vibrations at the nanoscale. In either case, the effort was based on work conducted by a team in France recently who found that the electronic state of a molecule designated as a guest in a host matrix of another type of molecule, could be influenced by the matrix in such a way as to reveal vibrational properties of the matrix—finely enough to allow its use as a type of extremely miniature microphone.To build their micronanaphone, the researchers embedded individual dibenzoterrylene (DBT) molecules in a anthracene crystal lattice (with a low enough concentration to prevent the DBT molecules from touching). The crystal was then glued to a bit of quartz to act as a tuning fork. When the quartz was made to vibrate via an electric current it caused vibrations in the lattice which impacted the DBT molecule. In response the molecule changed how much it fluoresced (when excited by a laser), offering a way to measure how much vibration was occurring by degree of fluorescence. The team found they could focus on just one of the DBT molecules at a time because of imperfections in the crystal, which meant the final microphone was actually just one molecule in size.To test their device, the researchers stimulated the quartz in such a way as to fine tune the vibrations, measuring what they observed with just one molecule, photon by photon, over a full second and found that the device was able to accurately describe the amount of distortion occurring in the lattice. The researchers believe their micronanophone could be used for measuring either chemical or nano sized systems and because it’s so sensitive it could even be used to measure quantum effects in various structures such as extremely tiny cantilevers. One limitation is that the device only works at very low temperatures. © 2014 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Physical Review Letterslast_img read more

Nintendo Shipped 274 Million Switch Units in Its First Month


first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min read Before the Switch launched, Nintendo set a target of shipping 2 million of the hybrid consoles during its first month on sale. We’ve already heard about Zelda: Breath of the Wild selling more copies on Switch than there are Switch, but now we know that Nintendo easily beat its own target, shipping 2.74 million Switch consoles in its first month.Breath of the Wild continues to outpace the hardware, racking up 2.76 million copies sold. This is surely a mix of gamers buying more than one copy (standard and collector’s edition), and those who haven’t been able to get a Switch yet buying Zelda anyway in preparation. If you add in the Wii U version, the total increases to 3.84 million copies. The good news for Nintendo doesn’t end there. According to Eurogamer, the 3DS is continuing to sell well. The 2016 sales report shows 7.27 million 3DS sales, taking the lifetime total to 66 million. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon played a big part in shifting new hardware, selling 15.44 million copies.Considering the Wii U was never really very popular, it’s impressive to find it still managed to sell 760,000 units last year. Its lifetime sales now sit at 13.56 million, which is easily going to be surpassed by Switch at this rate. Nintendo is predicting another 10 million Switch will sell over the next 12 months, taking the total close to 13 million. That’s lower than the production doubling estimate of 18 million made in March.Surprisingly good sales of the 3DS last year make it clear Nintendo won’t be ending support for its handheld platform any time soon. In fact, the 3DS is expected to sell another 6 million units over the next year. If the rumors of a Mini Switch arriving in 2019 are true, then Nintendo will likely continue supporting the 3DS until then. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. April 27, 2017 This story originally appeared on PCMag Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more