Microsoft Kinect to Disconnect Nintendo Wii Dominence?
Microsoft Kinect to Disconnect Nintendo Wii Dominence?
More than 19 million people illegally downloaded five of the top-selling video games of 2010, indicating that game thieves remain one step ahead of publishers when it comes to online piracy.
Microsoft Corp (MSFT) says it sold more than 8 million Xbox Kinect motion-sensing game system in the first 60 days since launch, easily beating the company%u2019s target of 5 million. The sales of the Kinect also top that of Sony Corp%u2019s (SNE) competing Move system, Reuters said. Sony sold 4.1 million units of Move in its first two months. That figure does not take into account the peak December holiday shopping month.
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Activision Blizzard's "Call of Duty: Black Ops" video game has raked in more than $1 billion in sales since its Nov. 9 release.
An armed man stole as much as $2 million in casino chips from Las Vegas' Bellagio hotel-casino early Tuesday morning, then escaped, the Associated Press reported, citing Las Vegas police officials. No shots were fired and no one was injured.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid is trying to introduce legislation that would legalize online poker gambling.
Panasonic (PC) is gearing up to challenge Nintendo (NTDOY) and Sony (SNE) with a new handheld video-game player code-named "Jungle," Bloomberg News reported Tuesday.
Panasonic Corp. (PC) is testing a handheld video-game unit in the U.S. The company%u2019s U.S. unit invited users to test out its new player, code-named "Jungle", Bloomberg News reported.
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said it sold more than 2.5 million units of Kinect for Xbox 360 in just 25 days. Strong sales over the Black Friday weekend boosted sales for the controller-free games and entertainment system, Microsoft said.
Videogame publisher Activision Blizzard said its "Call of Duty: Black Ops" has had the most successful entertainment debut ever, generating more than $650 million in global sales in five days.
Stores sold 4% less video-game equipment -- including hardware, software and accessories -- in October compared to a year ago, according to research firm NPD Group.
Microsoft (MSFT) sold more than 1 million of its hands-free Kinect gaming system in the first 10 days after its launch. Microsoft is hoping the Kinect, which plugs into an Xbox and lets you play games just by moving your body or speaking commands, will help boost Xbox sales and fend off competition from Nintendo (NTDOY) and Sony (SNE).
Welcome to the new world of gaming. Zynga Game Network, maker of online games such as "FarmVille", is now worth more than gaming giant Electronic Arts (ERTS), Bloomberg News reported.
Sony Corp. (SNE) will slash the price of its PSPgo portable game player ahead of the holiday period. The company will cut the price of the PSPgo to $199 from $249 in the United States and to 16,800 yen ($207) from 26,800 yen in Japan, Reuters said.
Sony Corp (SNE) forecast "very, very strong" holiday sales for its video-game consoles in Europe, with high demand for the PlayStation 3. Andrew House, head of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, said that European sales will help Sony exceed its target of selling 15 million PS3s in its fiscal year.
Panasonic (PC) will re-enter the portable gaming market after more than a decade with a hand-held device called "The Jungle." The device will be a clamshell, with a screen on one side and a keyboard on the other, TechCrunch reported.
Nintendo will release its 3-D gaming device in Japan in February of next year, with a March release date for the U.S. and Europe. Will gamers buy the 3-D devices? The jury is still out.
The Walt Disney Company%u2019s (DIS) Internet chief resigned following a difficult tenure that included several shifts in strategy. Steve Wadsworth, president of the Disney Interactive Media Group, resigned last night, The New York Times reported.
Sales of digitally-downloaded video games are surging this year as cashed-strapped gamers buy fewer new titles from retailers in favor of cheaper games that may be purchased online. Game downloads saw a 37% rise in the first six months of 2010.
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) sold $200 million worth of its new videogame "Halo: Reach" on the game%u2019s launch day earlier this week. The game, the latest in the Halo series that pits human beings in combat against aliens, had the strongest first-day sales of any game or movie this year, Reuters reported.
Last month was the worst August in four years for U.S. video game sales, according to a new NPD Group report.
Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) surged in after-hours trading on a strong earnings report. The stock gained 14.24% to $10.11 per share at 8:09 am EDT.
Microsoft Corp (MSFT) is seeking a Chinese partner to help boost its presence in China%u2019s Internet-search market. Simon Leung, the company%u2019s CEO for greater China, told The Wall Street Journal that Microsoft plans to invest $100 million in Chinese companies, targeting sectors including software and cloud computing.
In an e-mail to Xbox Live subscribers and an announcement on Xbox "SpokesPlayer" Major Nelson's blog, Microsoft announced that starting Nov. 1 the...
How much faith can you put in online reviews? A recent settlement suggests you may have reason to be wary. A California marketing company settled charges that it engaged in deceptive advertising by getting its employees to write favorable reviews of clients%u2019 games on the Apple (AAPL) iTunes Store, The New York Times reported. The reviews did not mention that the authors were being paid to write approving comments.
Anyone who has played a video game has experienced the desire to keep going even when work, school -- even Mom -- calls for him to put down the...
Nintendo has sold 30 million Wii consoles in the U.S. in less than four years. But is the pace finally slowing?
Business News You Need Today: Aug. 11, 2010
Video gaming%u2019s biggest sports franchise got its latest facelift on Monday as Madden 11, the latest edition of the hit football game, hit the shelves. The new edition features Drew Brees, quarter back with Super Bowl champions The New Orleans Saints on the cover, and EA Sports celebrated the launch with a "Madden Gras" party in the Big Easy, featuring players from the Saints, parades and musical guests including Big Boi.