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More U.S. shoppers prefer Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 than Microsoft's Xbox One, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 29- More U.S. shoppers prefer Sony Corp's upcoming PlayStation 4 than Microsoft Corp's Xbox One, according to a Reuters/ Ipsos poll, as the industry's two leading videogame console makers prepare to do battle this holiday season.
NEW YORK, Sept 26- Dealmaking around the world was basically flat over the first nine months of the year, a disappointing level given the $130 billion Verizon Communications Inc transaction that bolstered mergers and acquisition volumes in the third quarter.
SAN FRANCISCO/ PARIS, Sept 19- A U.S. court has taken the rare step of halting Vivendi SA's $8.2 billion deal to sell most of its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc back to the U.S. videogame publisher, but the move is unlikely to kill the transaction, according to analysts and legal experts.
SAN FRANCISCO/ PARIS, Sept 19- A U.S. court has halted the closing of Vivendi's $8.2 billion deal to sell most of its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc back to the U.S. video games publisher, delaying its completion.
Brokerage Macquarie Equities Research raised its price target on the stock to $25 from $23 after the video game publisher racked up $800 million in first-day sales of Grand Theft Auto V, the fifth installment of the lucrative franchise that went on sale across the globe on Tuesday. **TRANSCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Wednesday close $3.59, up 9 pct after market.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Take-Two Interactive Software Inc racked up a better-than-expected $800 million in first-day retail sales of "Grand Theft Auto V," the fifth installment of the lucrative franchise, which went on sale around the world on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Take-Two Interactive Software Inc racked up $800 million in first-day retail sales of Grand Theft Auto V, the fifth installment of the lucrative franchise that went on sale around the world on Tuesday. Sales of $800 million would translate to 13 million to 14 million units of the game sold, according to analysts.
At about $60 a pop, that translates to more than 13 million units sold. This is the highest first-day retail sales in the company's history.
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One of the most expensive games ever made is expected to be one of the biggest this year, and could be fierce competition for Call of Duty.
"Call of Duty" might be the video game industry's 500-pound gorilla, but on Sept. 17, it faces its biggest threat yet: "Grand Theft Auto V."
*Uncertainty over possible strike on Syria makes for thin volume. NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks fell in a thinly traded session on Friday as the S&P 500 index recorded its steepest decline since May 2012 and investors avoided making large bets before a long weekend with the situation about Syria still uncertain.
*Traders adjust positions for weekend with Syria outcome clouded. NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks dipped in weak volume on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its worst month since May 2012 as investors held off making large bets before a long weekend with the situation in Syria still uncertain.
*Vivendi still deciding how to use cash from disposals. PARIS, Aug 29- French media and telecoms group Vivendi trimmed annual targets for its pay-television and French and Brazilian telecoms businesses after posting declining sales in the second quarter.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- Nintendo Co Ltd plans to offer a new handheld gaming device and a $50 discount on its most expensive Wii U console in North America and Europe, to compete with rivals Microsoft Corp and Sony Corp as they prepare to release new hardware.
The Japanese game maker will launch an inexpensive handheld gaming device and offer a $50 discount on the 32GB Wii U in North America and Europe this holiday season.
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*Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with new consoles. COLOGNE, Germany, Aug 22- "New heroes are here", proclaims a poster for Microsoft's and Sony's new gaming consoles at the entrance of the Gamescom trade fair, reflecting hopes that a battle over the devices will boost the declining videogames industry.
It brings together characters from far-flung Disney and Pixar worlds in an unprecedented mashup, and it ditches a strategy of creating stand-alone console games.