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  • Lean Times May Spell Fat Profits for EA Friday, 22 May 2009 | 2:54 PM ET
    EA SPORTS Active™

    In today's lean times, more folks are forgoing expensive gym memberships and doing their exercising at home, so it seems like a good time for Electronic Arts to launch EA Sports Active. The product, which is off to strong start on Amazon, is EA Sports first targeted primarily to a female audience.

  • Next Gaming Breakthrough Could be Free, Sort Of Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

    Delivering free games on mobile platforms may not seem like a great business model, but Trip Hawkins, CEO of mobile gaming leader Digital Chocolate and founder of Electronic Arts, sees it as the next great growth opportunity in the gaming industry.

  • Sales of Video Games, Systems Plunged in April Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 6:48 PM ET

    Game software sales came in at just over $1 billion, a 23 percent drop compared to the 2008 numbers, according to market research firm NPD Group. The 2008 numbers were bolstered by blockbuster titles "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Mario Kart Wii"—and a stronger economic climate.

  • Sony Hints It May Cut Prices on PS3 Game System Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 4:36 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    With all the attention on Sony’s first net loss in 14 years Thursday, another announcement that was overlooked. Sony, while avoiding the words precisely, all but confirmed that a price cut is coming for the PlayStation 3 this year.

  • Sneak Peek: 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 12:16 PM ET
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    After a relatively dull past two years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo ("E3" for short) appears ready to deliver the goods this year.

  • Is 'Grand Theft Auto' Running Out of Gas? Monday, 4 May 2009 | 10:16 AM ET
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    Lately gamers have seemed a bit less interested in the series that once defined cool – and shattered sales boundaries.

  • Video Games May Test ‘Recession Resistant’ Label Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 9:58 AM ET
    Wii

    Investors in the video game sector might want to brace themselves.  A big drop in March sales may signal the beginning of a slump.

  • The New Norm: Trading Up, Down & Over Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 4:02 PM ET
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    There's been plenty of press about how consumers are trading down, but it's not just that simple, according to Mintel Senior Research Analyst Marcia Mogelonsky.

  • Sony Shares Fall, Stringer Takes Control Sunday, 1 Mar 2009 | 8:10 PM ET
    Sony Building

    Shares of Sony closed half a percent lower Monday after the electronics maker said CEO Howard Stringer would double up as president and directly oversee the electronics division at the centre of its problems.

  • Sony Centers Power in Incoming President Stringer Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 9:06 AM ET
    Sony Building

    Sony sent a message of change Friday in centering power in Chief Executive Howard Stringer, who will also become president and gain greater say over its core electronics business as Japan's iconic electronics maker tackles a painful global slump.

  • Industry Slowdown May Steal Show Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 12:41 PM ET
    Samsung's flat-panel television display is shown at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

    CES will be something of a preview of what’s to come for the consumer electronics industry this year. Less will have to be more, as revenue and investment shrink while buyers and profits become scarce.

  • Video Game Maker EA to Cut 1,000 Jobs Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 1:07 PM ET
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    Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said on Friday it will cut 1,000 jobs, or 10 percent of its work force, as part of a restructuring plan that will save around $120 million a year.

  • Microsoft's Xbox Sees Big Green on Black Friday Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 8:20 PM ET

    I've been covering the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for longer than I care to remember. Before that, it was Comdex. I've been doing this for the better part of 15 years, and I've seen my fair share of stunning developments at the show.

  • More Losers Than Winners This Year Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 3:53 PM ET
    Shoppers rush to get in line outside of the Best Buy early Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, in Jackson, Miss., to take advantage of the Black Friday bargains. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Discount and dollar stores are back in fashion and back in the black. Just about everyone else has his back to the wall.

  • Bond Should Take "Quantum" Leap At Box Office Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 3:57 PM ET
    Quantum of Solace

    James Bond always manages to race in, driving an Aston Martin, to save the day. This weekend we're sure to see 007 kill the box office. The latest in the Bond franchise, "Quantum of Solace", from Sony and MGM could be bigger than any other Bond film. Despite the global economic downturn it's already a huge hit overseas.

  • Nintendo Wii

    Is it really time to buy Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Is my kid wrong about hating the Wii? And more reader e-mails!

  • Apple Event "Let's Rock": The Live Blog Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 12:42 PM ET
    iPod - Lets Rock!

    This is the live blog of the Apple "Let's Rock" event. The first post is at the bottom of the page, with the last enry at top.

  • Microsoft to Slash Xbox 360 Price in Japan: Nikkei Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 1:03 AM ET
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    Microsoft will slash the price of its Xbox 360 game console in Japan by about 30%, below Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation 3 as it tries to boost its market share, a newspaper reported on Monday.

  • Clone Wars: Hollywood's Next Big Thing Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 12:39 PM ET
    Star Wars

    A week from today, LucasFilm and Warner Bros. will unleash "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," the latest installment of the Star Wars money-making machine. And with it comes the spotlight on cool technologies.

  • Nintendo Profit Rises 31.5% on Wii Demand Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 3:46 AM ET
    Nintendo Wii

    Nintendo's quarterly profit rose 31.5 percent on the runaway success of its Wii game console, but the Japanese video game maker kept its annual outlook well short of market expectations.