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Many users are willing to quit their jobs to play NFT-enabled games instead

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32% of blockchain gamers see gaming as a potential full-time job, according to a new survey by gaming platform NFT Balthazar

Many users are willing to quit their jobs to play NFT-enabled games instead

The study involved 1103 respondents. Some of them already play NFT games, and some of them are not yet familiar with this phenomenon. As a result, every third participant answered that they would leave their job or think about leaving if they could play games with blockchain elements full time. Another 59% said they would play full-time, combining process with work.

More than two-thirds (65%) of respondents said they would need to earn at least $42 on average in order to definitely quit their job and be able to play NFT games full-time. At the same time, more than half (55%) said that they would need to earn from 1 to 20 US dollars per day (it is worth noting here that a significant part of the respondents are residents of the Philippines) to even consider such a possibility.

John Stefanidis, Executive Director of the Balthazar gaming platform, after reviewing the results of the survey, summarized:

“I am not surprised by these findings because, like us, our community is incredibly excited about the future of NFT gaming and the potential earning opportunities offered through Balthazar. They (users) love to play, especially to earn money in games. And many are willing to quit their day jobs to play NFT games instead, as they can potentially earn the same, if not more, money by playing NFT games.

Yesterday we published the news that even the largest financial holding HSBC is buying a virtual land in the metaverse. The study of the Balthazar NFT platform once again shows that people, in general, do not mind playing all day in the virtual space, receiving crypto assets, thus “earning” their life “offline”.

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For the first time in eight years, Xbox surpassed PlayStation. In Japan, Xbox Series S outperformed PS5 last week

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For the first time in eight years Xbox surpassed PlayStation

Japan is the birthplace of Sony and the PlayStation, so it is not surprising that in this market, the Sony console often outperforms the Microsoft set-top box in sales. However, the situation changed last week.

For the first time in eight years, Xbox surpassed PlayStation.  In Japan, Xbox Series S outperformed PS5 last week

According to sources, last week the Xbox console was ahead of the PlayStation in sales, and this happened for the first time in eight years.

We are talking about weekly sales, so in a normal situation this information would hardly be interesting, but still such an important achievement for Microsoft is worth attention.

True, the point is not at all in the decline in demand for the PS5 and the growth in demand for the Xbox, but simply in the availability of one or another set-top box. Actually, it is the offer that has been the main factor for the entire year and a half since the launch of the current generation consoles.

So, to the numbers. Last week, only 2693 PS5 consoles were sold in Japan, only 105 Xbox Series X consoles were sold, while the Series S sold 6120 units. That is, it was the younger Microsoft console that bypassed the Sony consoles.

For comparison, in the two weeks from April 25 to May 8, more than 46,000 PS5 consoles were sold. That is, their availability was simply many times higher. And the Xbox Series S sold 10,610 units.

In any case, the undisputed leader remains the Nintendo Switch. Last week, 35,868 Switch OLEDs, 20,443 Switch units and 9011 Switch Lite units were sold.

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Rumors attribute the PlayStation 5 Pro to the ability to deliver 240 fps in games. But without ray tracing and not in 4K

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Rumors about the PlayStation 5 Pro console appeared even before the release of the current version. Given the situation with the PS4, it is reasonable to expect a new model a few years after the start of sales of the regular PS5. And now some details have appeared on the Web.

Rumors attribute the PlayStation 5 Pro to the ability to deliver 240 fps in games.  But without ray tracing and not in 4K

The source says that the new set-top box will have a GPU with a performance of 14-16 TFLOPS. To recap, the current PS5 has 10.28 TFLOPS. One could say that the Xbox Series X already offers 12.1 TFLOPS, but still there is no point in directly comparing it here – you need to pay attention to the increase within the same line.

PS5 Pro is also credited with 18-20 GB of memory versus the current 16 GB. It is possible that the memory will become faster.

But more the source concentrates not on parameters, but on performance targets. Allegedly, the main task of the updated set-top box is to deliver 60 fps in 4K resolution at maximum quality settings for ray tracing effects. At medium settings, performance should rise to 120 fps at 1440-1800p, and without ray tracing, the console will supposedly be able to deliver 240 fps at 1080-1440p. True, why 240 fps for the average gamer is completely unclear.

So far, these data should be considered as rumors, but still the first of the above goals looks more than logical. True, it is not clear whether a 40-60% increase in GPU performance will be enough to achieve it.

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Built-in games, Bluetooth calling, IP68, and SpO2 in $23 watch. Fire-Bolt Ninja 3 introduced

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Built in games Bluetooth calling IP68 and SpO2 in 23 watch

Popular wearable device maker Fire-Boltt has unveiled a new smartwatch called the Fire-Boltt Ninja 3 that comes with some cool features including Bluetooth calling and built-in games.

The Fire-Boltt Ninja 3 smartwatch features a large 1.69-inch 240 x 280 pixel LCD display, as well as a side button for easy user interface navigation. The watch offers many health-related features such as real-time heart rate monitoring and an SpO2 sensor to monitor blood oxygen levels and sleep. The watch supports 60 sports modes, including basketball, football, tennis, running, walking and others.

Built-in games, Bluetooth calling, IP68, and SpO2 in $23 watch.  Fire-Bolt Ninja 3 introduced

The smartwatch has also received built-in games, including the popular 2048 puzzle and Flappy Bird clone, which can be easily played without the need to connect to a smartphone. They also offer several cloud watch faces.

Fire-Boltt claims the Ninja 3 can last up to 7 days on a single charge and is IP68 rated. The smart watch supports call and notification alerts, media playback and camera control.

Built-in games, Bluetooth calling, IP68, and SpO2 in $23 watch.  Fire-Bolt Ninja 3 introduced

The price of the device is only $23.

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