Stock index futures pointed to a slight rise Wednesday, despite a drop in shares for Dow component Procter & Gamble and a sharp rise in planned layoffs for July.
With video game sales already 12 percent behind last year's pace, video game publishers and retailers have been counting heavily on a strong holiday season to help turn things around. More and more, though, that's looking unlikely.
Video game sales in June posted the biggest year-over-year decline in nine years, rounding out a very weak first half for the industry.
Investors are predictably slamming shares of Take Two Interactive Software after Monday’s downwardly revised revenue guidance, with the focus primarily on the financial impact.
While video game sales top Hollywood’s annual box office receipts these days, they still have a lot to learn from the movie industry.
Sales of new video game software are down 7 percent compared to 2008, according to the NPD Group. But a new study by Nielsen finds that used game sales are at an all time high.
Video game systems could be significantly cheaper this holiday season.
id Software, the inventor of the first person shooter genre of video games and one of the most storied studios in the gaming industry, is no longer independent.
It’s not just professional gamers who can make money playing “Halo”. Now, if you have the chops, you might be able to fatten your wallet as well.
What we’ve compiled here are the titles that seem most likely to be hits this holiday season. They may not be the best games at the show, but they’re the ones that will likely engage the general public.
While Microsoft is still riding a wave of goodwill after its unveiling of “Project Natal” to consumers, the company says it does not plan to rush the technology — and is willing to wait as long as necessary before putting the new gaming control system on store shelves.
A lot of people were looking for some good pricing news to come out of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Not going to happen. And because of that, we’re unlikely to see any improvement in industry sales figures or publisher earnings in the immediate future.
The iPhone and iPod Touch have nearly 11,000 games available via the Apple App Store. And many show more creativity than anything coming from any of the major video game companies.
In its two-month history, the Nintendo DSi has already sold more than 1 million units. It is, by any definition, a runaway hit in the video game industry. But it wasn’t the company’s first effort at extending its lead in the handheld marketplace.
Who says that in this economy you shouldn’t play games with your portfolio? Fast Money says you should!
One day after Microsoft unveiled its new motion sensing technology, Sony has joined the battle. The company on Tuesday showed its new motion capture device — a new controller that works in concert with a video camera that it says it plans to launch in the spring of 2010.
Sony is not backing down in the increasingly competitive field of portable gaming devices. The company today officially unveiled the PSP Go, a completely revamped version of its PlayStation Portable gaming device, which it hopes will better compete against the Nintendo DSi and Apple iPhone.
While its competitors focus on new hardware and new peripherals, Nintendo is focusing entirely on the games.
Microsoft debuted a number of new partnerships and gave the world its first look at Project Natal, a new motion-sensing camera that allows players to control on screen action without any handheld controller.