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Companies are picking up on Nintendo's motion-sensing technology, incorporating it into new electronic products, some of which go beyond the realm of video gaming.
There are two stories I'm looking forward to investigating as the crowds hit the floor Monday. First, there's the state of the struggle between Toshiba, with its HD DVD high-def disc format, and Sony's rival Blu-ray format. Secondly, there's a new batch of electronics that incorporate motion-based controllers similar to Nintendo's Wii.
Bill Gates is calling this period in the company's history the dawn of a new digital decade, and his annual, keynote address at CES is chock full of news, both technologically and financially.
Sony's game console sales figures for the holiday shopping season reached more than 3.9 million units in North America, but Playstation 3 is still well behind Microsoft's Xbox 360.
George Lucas' video game company is set to unveil two of the most anticipated titles the industry as seen since "Halo 3." And these games may herald the next generation of films from the legendary producer.
Late Thursday night, Microsoft was touting the company's apparently monumental success with Xbox sales this holiday shopping season, even though the industry's gold standard of market research, the NPD numbers for December, are still weeks away.
This past year was a busy one for tech, including Apple's iPhone release; Halo 3; Xbox vs. Wii vs. PlayStation; HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray: Google's new mobile strategy; Intel's surge at AMD's expense; all things wireless; Oracle and Microsoft's blockbuster earnings; Yahoo's CEO shakeup; VMWare's IPO; the ongoing shake-up at Dell; and of course my favorite: Star Wars celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Amazon.com said it sold about 17 of Nintendo's Wii video game systems per second when it had them in stock.
Shoppers jammed stores over the last weekend before Christmas to try to scoop up bargains. But the spending surge may not be enough to offset what is shaping up to be a mediocre December for some retailers.
Something strange is developing around the Nintendo Wii phenomenon and it's showing capitalism at its finest: I was skeptical about a derivatives market in the Wii actually existing, but now I have confirmation that one does exist.
Black Friday has come and gone, but you might want to call today Black Friday: Part II as we usher in the last weekend before Christmas. I'm inside a Best Buy in the heart of Silicon Valley, where business has been more than brisk these last few weeks...
I'd like to deconstruct the myth that the China lead-contaminated is responsible for the drop off in toy sales this year. Lead-contamination worries or not, parents are still buying toys and kids are still playing with them this season.
Take-Two Interactive Software said on Tuesday it cut its quarterly net loss in half, but the publisher of games such as "BioShock" gave an outlook that fell short of Wall Street expectations, and its shares fell 4 percent in after-hours trade.
Nintendo, already struggling with shortages of its Wii video game console, is also seeing signs of higher-than-expected demand for its DS handheld device.
Competition among videogame console makers is getting rougher as the holiday season goes on. Tony Gikas, analyst at Piper Jaffray, thinks one particular company is going to prevail in the sales war. Click to see his stock pick.
There's been a fair amount of controversy gripping the video games console wars, with each of the three major players locked in a pitched battle for market supremacy. Following Black Friday last month, a war of words even erupted when I wrote that Microsoft had claimed huge sales in the week including Black Friday.
Sony's PlayStation 3 outsold Nintendo's Wii game console in Japan in November for the first time since the machines were launched last year, showing Sony may finally be overcoming a slow start versus its upstart rival.
The blogs might be rife with complaints about Xbox and its overheating issues. And a lawsuit seeking class-action status against Microsoft because of Halo 3's alleged incompatibility with the system, might be working its way through the courts.
It's the kind of news at the kind of time that Microsoft must be brooding over: the blogosphere is rife with meltdown messages from Xbox users all over the country. Extended play--the kind associated with new blockbuster titles like Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4--leading to system crashes, overheating, and frustration.
The game console war enjoyed a robust battle on Black Friday and we're getting indications now of new momentum for Sony's flagging PlayStation franchise, and continued mega-sales for Nintendo's Wii. Hard data from Sony indicates a strong week for its platform. The company reports that PlayStation 3 hardware sales jumped 245 percent compared to Black Friday sales a year ago.