Video Games


  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- Sony Corp sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and is struggling to keep pace with demand for the video game console, the company said on Wednesday.

  • URGENT-Sony sells 7 million Playstation consoles Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- Sony Corp has sold over 7 million Playstation 4 video game consoles as of April 6, the company said on Wednesday. In February, the Japanese company said it surpassed its full-year target of 5 million units by the end of March.

  • Date set for New Mexico dig for Atari 'E.T.' games Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M.— Organizers of a search in a New Mexico landfill for a rumored stash of what some call the worst video game ever made by Atari announced Thursday that the dig will get underway this month.

  • Amazon prices Fire TV box at $99     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Amazon's Fire TV will be priced at $99. The streaming system will host original content and games.

  • 'Candy Crush' maker King goes on hiring spree Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    The King Digital Entertainment Plc logo and 'Candy Crush Saga' game are displayed on an Apple iPhone 5s and iPad Air in this arranged photograph.

    Mobile game King Digital is ramping up hiring despite its disappointing IPO last week. The WSJ reports.

  • GameStop CEO: Wal-Mart good for the category     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Paul Raines, GameStop CEO, explains specialty "Simply Mac" stores and discusses overcoming challenges in the gaming space, and competition from Wal-Mart.

  • March 27- Video game retailer GameStop Corp, forecast full-year earnings below market expectations as it is yet to see an uptick in sagging video game software sales, despite robust hardware sales driven by the launches of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles.

  • Evolution of gaming distribution     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    Jeff Lapin, former CEO of Take-Two Interactive, shares his thoughts on King Digital's IPO and explains how gaming distribution has evolved and is impacting traditional brick and mortars.

  • GameStop posts higher fourth-quarter revenue Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    GameStop reported a 3.4 percent rise in fourth-quarter revenue, driven by demand for new game consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

  • King Digital a fad stock: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    CNBC Contributor Ron Insana, and Brian Hamilton, Sageworks chairman, debate the profitability and longevity of King Digital Entertainment.

  • Candy 'crushed' in King's IPO     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight on King Digital Entertainment's IPO debut, and how the company differs from Zynga.

  • Trader sells KING on open     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    King Digital Entertainment opened at $22.50, and has stumbled in its public debut. CNBC's Mary Thompson provides insight. John McDuling of Quartz, shares his opinions.

  • King's key for monetizing mobile gaming     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Dissecting the mobile gaming space and the precedent King Digital sets for the sector, with Kevin Chou, Kabam CEO.

  • Will King be a Pixar or Zynga?     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discuss how King Digital's valuations compare to other media companies.

  • King has transferable network: Expert     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    Chris Dewolfe, co-founder of My Space & SGN CEO, provides insight into the mobile gaming space and shares his thoughts on the model of King Digital Entertainment.

  • Invest in what's 'way out there': CEO     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    Christopher Galvin, Harrison Street Capital CEO, discusses the future of mobile, disruptive tech and shares where he is investing in now.

  • Risk vs. reward on King Digital     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    Arvind Bhatia, Sterne Agee managing director & senior research analyst, and Tina Amini, Kotaku deputy editor, discuss mobile gaming and how investors should play King Digital Entertainment after it opened $2 below pricing.

  • Public should be interested in KING: Steinberg     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    "Candy Crush is actually the problem," says Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discussing the market outlook for King Digital Entertainment.

  • King Digital's 'game' plan     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses the IPO of King Digital Entertainment and gives his read on King as a company.

  • King Digital CEO on 'unique' business model     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    Riccardo Zacconi, King Digital Entertainment CEO, addresses the question whether the game maker is a one hit wonder and if their business model is sustainable.

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