Sellouts of the systems aren't surprising, but that they have essentially the same sales numbers is a bit unexpected.» Read More
*Nitto Denko nosedives after cutting forecast. TOKYO, Dec 12- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped 1.4 percent to a one-week low on Thursday morning, led The Nikkei shed 223.11 points to 15,291.95 in mid-morning trade after hitting a low of 15,288.91, the weakest since last Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11- Microsoft Corp has sold more than 2 million Xbox One video game consoles since its Nov. 22 launch, catching up with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 released a week earlier. Japan's Sony last week said it took 15 days for PS4 sales to cross 2.1 million. "Being even is a win for Sony," Benchmark Co analyst Mike Hickey said.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11- Microsoft Corp has sold more than 2 million Xbox One video game consoles since its Nov. 22 launch, catching up with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 released a week earlier. Japan's Sony last week said it took 15 days for PS4 sales to cross 2.1 million.
TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's Nikkei stock average climbed as much as 2 percent on Monday morning, buoyed by a slide in the yen after an upbeat U.S. jobs report raised expectations the Federal Reserve will soon begin unwinding its stimulus.
*Market cautious before U.S. payroll report. TOKYO, Dec 6- Japanese stocks got some respite from two days of sharp falls on Friday morning, as investors bought index heavyweights such as SoftBank Corp and futures although trading was subdued ahead of the looming U.S. jobs data.
TOKYO, Dec 5- Japan's Nikkei fell on Thursday, adding to the previous session's worst one-day drop in six weeks, as investors stayed cautious ahead of Friday's U.S. jobs report that may give more clues as to when the Federal Reserve will reduce its stimulus.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Wednesday with Japan leading losses on profit-taking while Chinese shares rallied on news of financial reforms.
*Credit Suisse further lifts overweight in Japanese stocks. TOKYO, Dec 4- Japan's Nikkei stock average pulled back on Wednesday from a six-year closing high set the previous day, with investors pocketing gains as the yen was squeezed higher ahead of the U.S.
Breaking down the reasons for the contrasting Black Friday weekend shopping data released by the National Retail Federation and ShopperTrak.
Japan's Nikkei rose to a new six-month peak on Tuesday thanks to supportive comments from the Bank of Japan.
*Sekisui Chemical hits 6- year high. TOKYO, Dec 3- Japan's Nikkei share average scaled 6-1/ 2 month highs on Tuesday morning after the yen tumbled on speculation the Bank of Japan is looking to add to its massive stimulus efforts to rejuvenate the world's third-biggest economy.
*3 D printer entrepreneurs hope to revive age of craftmanship. *Global market dominated by United States, Germany. TOKYO, Dec 3- Junichiro Asami gave up a stable job to join a group of Japanese entrepreneurs building businesses based on 3 D printing, showing the sort of pioneering spirit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes can revitalise a calcified economy.
Mainland shares pared losses on Monday following a volatile session that saw it drop 1.6 percent on fears over reforms in the IPO market.
*Mazda outperforms on Credit Suisse upgrade. TOKYO, Dec 2- Japanese stocks edged down in choppy trade on Monday morning as investors turned cautious over the market's recent rapid pace of gains, while trading was thin ahead of major U.S. economic data due this week.
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Sales that began Thursday continued through Friday. Many people complained about the early start, but still they went out shopping anyway.
Neely Tamminga, a managing director at Piper Jaffray, thinks consumers might actually open their wallets this holiday season.
The 2013 holiday shopping season may end up being remembered for its sharp discounts.
CHATHAM, N.J./ LOS ANGELES/ WHITE PLAINS, NY, Nov 27- T he 2013 holiday shopping season may end up being remembered for its ugly sweaters and, for many retailers, even uglier discounts.
The new PlayStation and Xbox are highly sought after this Christmas. But these devices don't come cheap, for the consumer or the manufacturer.