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Before You Buy a New Gaming System, Read This

Video gamers know from hard experience that price cuts can be painful for early adopters. Before you consider purchasing a Sony PS3, a Microsoft Xbox 360, a Nintendo Wii or 3DS, or the new handheld Sony Vita, consider the following analyses.

Nintendo Slashes Wii Price by 25%

Nintendo is making a major push to clear out its Wii inventory as it gears up to unveil its successor to the gaming system next month. The company will cut prices on the Wii video game console by 25% to $149.99, and bundle four of its more popular games as a $19.99 set.

No, the iPad Is Not Killing Microsoft's Business

Investors are buying into the meme that Windows is dying -- and therefore Microsoft is as well. While tablets are clearly cutting into the giant's core PC business, Microsoft is also showing remarkable agility in building new franchises for the future, the Kinect for one.