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  • Microsoft Cuts Xbox 360 Prices in Europe Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | 5:29 AM ET

    Microsoft Corp is cutting the European price for its Xbox 360 video game console by 50 euros to 349.99 euros ($470), following a similar cut in the United States.

  • Microsoft Cuts Xbox 360 Price by $50 Tuesday, 7 Aug 2007 | 3:41 AM ET

    Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game console will be $50 cheaper starting Wednesday, confirming fuzzy snapshots of leaked advertisements posted by bloggers in late July.

  • Fake Steve "Outed" As iMac Makes Real News Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 1:46 PM ET

    First things first: I'm disappointed. Fake Steve Jobs has been outed and I'm bummed about it. Some mysteries ought to just stay that way. Over the weekend, the New York Times' tech reporter Brad Stone outed Fake Steve as Forbes' Senior Editor Daniel Lyons. So now, as I read the blog, instead of hearing Steve Jobs' voice tell me the words, I hear someone else. Noise. A distraction. Something NOT Steve, but just another writer trying to be Steve. And that's a bummer.

  • Sony Has No Plans for Another PlayStation3 Price Cut Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | 1:49 AM ET

    Sony currently has no plans for a further price cut to its PlayStation 3 game console following a $100 cut in the U.S., the electronics conglomerate's president said on Friday.

  • Nintendo said its quarterly operating profit more than tripled, driven by stellar demand for its DS and Wii game gear, and it raised its annual outlook above market expectations, helping its shares trim their loss.

  • Sony to Phase Out $500 PlayStation 3 Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | 8:28 PM ET

    Sony plans to phase out the cut-priced $499 model of its PlayStation 3 video game machine, leaving only a higher capacity $599 model for sale in the United States, the company said onMonday.

  • Nasdaq Heats up on Tech Rally Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 7:51 PM ET

    Today wasn't an all-time high for the Nasdaq, but there were plenty of investors who snapped up shares of semis and networking stocks. More than a few big cap techs posted multi-year highs on bullish predictions ahead of earnings, which kick off next week.

  • EA's Madden 2008: Game Day With Reggie Bush At E3 Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | 1:44 PM ET
    Madden 08

    E3 is a fun show not just because of the companies it attracts, like Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Activision, THQ and dozens of others, but because of the celebrities who show up too. I had the chance to sit down with Heisman trophy winner and the NFL's #2 draft pick last year Reggie Bush before the big Microsoft event Tuesday night. Complete with multi-karat diamonds in each ear.

  • Microsoft's Peter Moore: No "Playing" With Xbox Pricing Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | 10:05 AM ET
    XBox 360 Rock Band

    The Electronic Entertainment Expo kicked off in Santa Monica, Calif. Tuesday night with the massive Microsoft event inside the outdoor amphitheater at Santa Monica High School. The splashy event kicked off with a group of die-hard Halo fans and high school rockers from Libertyville, Illinois, something of a cult favorite on the web called Corporeal. Hannah, the violinist, brought the house down with the Halo theme.

  • PlayStation 3

    Last week it was Microsoft making all the headlines with its Xbox mess: the $1 billion charge connected to the extended warranty; missed sales targets; another multi-hundred-million dollar loss for the entertainment and devices division. And in the background, Sony was grabbing headlines of its own: disavowing any connection to an impending price-cut to make its slumping, $600 Playstation 3 console more competitive. Sony's top brass told the world that there would be no price-cut, that a drop in price didn't make sense.

  • Sony Cuts Price on PlayStation 3 by $100 Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 12:55 AM ET

    Sony cut the price of the PlayStation 3 by $100, or 17%, in the United States on Monday, a move that should boost the video game console's lackluster sales.

  • Nintendo's Wii Becomes Major Player In Console Wars Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 2:44 PM ET

    As Microsoft continues to miss its unit sales numbers, Nintendo's Wii continues to soar. It's the "big elephant" in Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California--the home of next week's E3 conference. Funny though: that wasn't the competitor Microsoft was likely worried about during the opening salvos of last year's big console wars. It seems Microsoft was only concerned about what Sony's PlayStation III would do.

  • Nintendo's Wii Outsells PS3 Six to One in Japan Sunday, 1 Jul 2007 | 10:19 PM ET

    Nintendo's Wii game console outsold Sony's PlayStation 3 by a ratio of over six to one in June in Japan, a game magazine publisher said, solidifying Nintendo's leading position.

  • Sony Promises More Games in Order to Boost PS3 Demand Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | 7:57 PM ET

    Sony expects at least 380 new PlayStation 3 games to hit the market this business year and says that should rev up demand for the console that has so far lost out to Nintendo's wildly popular Wii.

  • Forget 'PSP;' How about 'PSPP?' Monday, 11 Jun 2007 | 1:44 PM ET

    Fresh back from a week off at Disneyland with the family, I'm raring to go. And I noticed something as we cruised around the park. Cell phones were ubiquitous. People using them standing online. People using them riding rides! Kids. Adults. Everyone. Not so prevalent, but still there, were portable gaming devices. Yes, if you can believe it, kids wandering around the park, or sitting on a bench, or waiting on line for a ride, playing PSPs and Nintendo DSs.

  • CNBC's LeBeau: McDonald's Tries to Win Moms' Approval Monday, 11 Jun 2007 | 12:49 PM ET

    McDonald's  is hoping to win American moms' seal of approval, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. The fast-food giant is giving six mothers across the country unprecedented access to the company --  from behind the counter to test kitchens -- in an effort to convince them that McDonald's is really a good choice for their families.

  • Sony Game Unit Plans to Cut Jobs in U.S. Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 6:13 AM ET

    Sony's  game unit said on Thursday it planned to cut jobs in the United States and was eyeing restructuring steps in Japan as it struggles to keep up with industry rival Nintendo.

  • Your Questions About Growth In Japan Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 2:10 PM ET

    In a special celebrity Face 2 Face, Japan’s Riyo Mori (the current Miss Universe) asks the guys how she can benefit from growth in Japan?

  • Nintendo Wii Outsells Sony PS3 Fivefold in Japan Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | 11:01 PM ET

    Nintendo's Wii game console outsold Sony's PlayStation 3 by more than five to one in Japan last month, Japanese video game magazine publisher Enterbrain said.

  • Sony Shares Hit Five-Year High on Bullish Outlook Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 2:05 AM ET

    Shares of Sony jumped to a five-year high on Thursday after the electronics maker forecast a six-fold jump in annual profit on sales of LCD TVs and expectations for smaller losses in its game division.