Video Games


  • 'Grand Theft Auto' juices Take-Two profits Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 8:01 AM ET
    Grand Theft Auto V from Take-Two Interactive Software

    Take-Two Interactive beat expectations in Q3 2014, with $1.9 billion in non-GAAP revenue and earnings per share of $5.88 for the quarter.

  • US cyclical outlook remains intact: Pro     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    What current earnings data is telling us about the overall economy, with Dan Veru, Palisade Capital Management, and David Lutz, Stifel Nicolaus. "A lot of this feels like hedging," says Lutz.

  • Earnings Squad: YUM, TTWO & KORS     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    Yum! Brands "is really depressed," says CNBC contributor Stephanie Link. The "Earnings Squad" discuss the action in 3 stocks coming out with earnings, with CNBC's Melissa Lee.

  • Walking a mile in virtual shoes     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Jan Goetgeluk, Virtuix Omni founder and CEO, shows off the Omni 360 treadmill and explains how it allows gamers to be fully immersed in their virtual environments. Goetgeluk also discuss the potential revolution in the virtual reality space.

  • TOKYO, Jan 30- Nintendo Co Ltd President Satoru Iwata said on Thursday the company was sticking to its strategy centred on a combined hardware and software platform, which has come under criticism after the flagship Wii U console posted poor sales.

  • Nintendo to stick with hardware platform strategy -CEO Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 8:46 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 30- Nintendo Co Ltd President Satoru Iwata said on Thursday the company was sticking to its strategy centred on a combined hardware and software platform, which has come under criticism after the flagship Wii U console posted disappointing sales.

  • Jan 29- Contract electronics maker Flextronics International Ltd forecast current-quarter revenue largely above Wall Street estimates and said it planned to reduce its workforce and undertake other cost cuts. Shares of Flextronics, which said its third-quarter net profit more than tripled, rose 15 percent in extended trading.

  • EA lowers 2015 revenue forecast; shares fall Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 6:19 PM ET
    Electronic Arts (EA) signage is displayed on the back of a chair at the company's campus in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

    Electronic Arts lowered its 2015 revenue forecast as the arrival of new Xbox and PS4 consoles is resulting in weaker sales.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc lowered its 2015 revenue forecast on Tuesday as the arrival of new Xbox and PlayStation 4 consoles is resulting in weaker sales of games for older consoles.

  • URGENT-Electronic Arts profit rises in third quarter Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported higher profit for the third quarter on sales of games for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles and digital offerings. For the three months ended Dec. 31, the company posted non-GAAP revenue of $1.57 billion compared with $1.18 billion a year ago.

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Nintendo Co Ltd, facing a third year of losses, is getting lots of unsolicited advice on how to squeeze more out of its Mario franchise and revive its fortunes after admitting that its Wii U game console has been a flop.

  • Jan 27- Chinese online game developer Shanda Games Ltd received a buyout offer from its controlling shareholders that values the company at $1.9 billion, highlighting the growing popularity of online gaming in China. Shanda Games shares were up 12 percent at $6.34 in morning trading on Monday. Shanda Games said its board was reviewing the offer.

  • Nintendo won't quit hardware: Pro     Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 | 10:33 PM ET

    David Gibson, Senior Analyst and Regional Head of Software & Services at Macquarie Research Japan, says Nintendo is unlikely to scrap its consoles and instead will focus on opening up its own platform for developers.

  • Why it's not game over for Nintendo yet Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 3:59 AM ET
    The new Nintendo game console Wii U is displayed at the Nintendo booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

    Nintendo shares slumped on Monday following a huge profit loss warning, but analysts told CNBC the company could be on the verge of a paradigm shift.

  • Videogame star aims to make gamers heroes Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Bachir Boumaaza, whose goes by the gaming moniker “Athene”

    The videogame industry gets criticized for glorifying violence but the "World's Best Gamer," (aka "Athene") hopes to turn gamers into real-life heroes.

  • Wolves of Wall St can sharpen M&A teeth on new app Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    A new app that lets players buy, sell and merge corporations across nine major industrial sectors became available on Thursday for iPhones and iPads.

  • Console games face Web and mobile challengers Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 2:54 PM ET
    A man uses an XBox One while waiting to buy a console from a Microsoft pop-up shop at the Time Warner Center in New York.

    Gamers are shifting from consoles to the Web and mobile devices, posing a challenge to game developers, console makers and retailers.

  • BEIJING/ TOKYO/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 10- For the past five years, Zhang Yang has sold Xboxes, Wiis and PlayStations at his Beijing shop, but the Chinese merchant is a thorn in the side of video game console makers now allowed into the world's third biggest market.

  • Can Xbox Fitness boost sales?     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Dave McCarthy, Microsoft Xbox general manager, showcases Xbox Fitness, a new online fitness service exclusive to Xbox One that takes the world's most popular fitness videos and makes them interactive.

  • Topping 4 million, PS4 leaves Xbox One in the dust Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    A customer purchases a Sony Playstation 4.

    Sony said it sold 4.2 million PS4 game consoles as of Dec. 28, surpassing the 3 million Microsoft Xbox One devices sold as of end-2013.

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