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Activision posted a small second-quarter profit, compared to a loss a year earlier, as revenue at the second-biggest U.S. videogame publisher jumped on sales of titles like "Transformers" and "Guitar Hero."
Top video game publisher Electronic Arts posted a quarterly loss but still topped estimates on strong sales of such titles as "FIFA 08" soccer and games for Nintendo's popular Wii console.
It's a big day for video games makers today as Electronic Arts, the single biggest name in the space, and THQ both report after the bell today. But despite a healthy run in EA shares, this might not be the slam-dunk investment you think it is.
On the eve of what could be a major shift in Nintendo's family friendly approach to video-gaming, there comes word, courtesy of iSuppli, of just how big the Wii has gotten: how about #1? ISuppli reports that Nintendo has actually replaced Sony as the number one video game console vendor, surpassing the PlayStation maker in the third quarter, 2007.
Microsoft shares soared to a six-year high Friday, after issuing a muscular first-quarter earnings report and raising its full-year earnings guidance the day before.
It's not often I do a double-take when I read a financial earnings report, but I had to make sure I was looking at Microsoft's numbers and not some other company's. The company beats by 6 cents a share; 45 cents instead of the 39 cents the Street was expecting.
Singer-guitarist Walter de Castro couldn't believe his luck when he found out his band's song "The Core" would be featured on "FIFA 2008," the Electronic Arts popular soccer game.
Japan's Nintendo nearly tripled its first-half profit and boosted its annual earnings outlook on Thursday as its popular Wii and DS game machines outsell rival Sony's PlayStation.
Sony swung to a quarterly operating profit as it booked strong sales of liquid crystal display TVs and digital cameras and benefited from a weaker yen, and it slightly raised its full-year forecast.
Microsoft has momentum as its friend when it comes to the game console business. Finally. Halo 3 has been like a magic elixir for Xbox 360, by some measures tripling console sales in the wake of the title's release, and for the first time, Microsoft beat sales of Nintendo's Wii during the month of September, selling an average of 105,600 units a week last month.
Sources I'm talking to at the company suggest that an announcement could come soon that Microsoft will unveil a new version of Xbox 360 featuring a built-in HD-DVD player and HD tuner. The device might be officially unveiled during Bill Gates' keynote at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in January, which could be a bummer since it misses this upcoming Holiday Shopping season.
U.S. sales of video game hardware and software jumped 75 percent in September, driven by Microsoft's "Halo 3" and Nintendo's Wii console.
It's not just a political book. 'Microtrends' is an investment playbook for the future, Cramer said.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Nintendo said on Wednesday it would start selling its "Wii Fit" home fitness game in Japan in time for the critical year-end shopping season, sending its shares to a record high.
We're headed into the holiday shopping season and this one will carry a familiar tune from Nintendo: shoppers looking to deck their dens with a new Wii may be out of luck. Again. The New York Post reports another round of Wii shortages on tap during this year's fourth quarter, even as the company has sold 11 million of these consoles worldwide.
Microsoft said Friday that Bungie, the crown jewel of its video game unit that was behind its hit "Halo" franchise, will become an independent company.
You can't say we didn't warn you: Halo 3 is an even bigger success than analysts thought it would be and the numbers are simply staggering. So staggering in fact that the game title alone might be enough to push Microsoft's Xbox 360 into the black for the first time in its history...
Microsoft announced Thursday that its “Halo 3” game achieved more than $300 million in sales in the first week of sales.
It's a consumer electronics invasion here at the Javitz convention center in New York City. 50,000 consumers will attend what's being billed as the biggest electronic expo FOR shoppers. Unlike the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open only to the industry, everyone is welcome at DigitalLife.
Microsoft's "Halo 3" video game set an opening-day U.S. sales record of $170 million, outdoing any video game or movie debut and giving the company's money-losing entertainment unit a strong boost toward profitability.