Sellouts of the systems aren't surprising, but that they have essentially the same sales numbers is a bit unexpected.» Read More
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 26- Activist investor Carl Icahn will sell all his shares in Take-Two Interactive Software Inc back to the videogame company, netting a fat return on his investment in the "Grand Theft Auto" publisher.
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*Fujifilm soars on report on development for cancer drugs. TOKYO, Nov 26- Japanese stocks retreated from a 6- month high on Tuesday morning as a pause in the weak yen trend gave investors an opportunity to book gains after the market's recent frenetic rise.
Microsoft's Xbox One are now in U.S. stores.
The "Cool Japan Fund" aims eventually to use about $1 billion of mostly public funds to boost Japan's "soft" exports.
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Microsoft sold over 1 million of its new Xbox One game consoles within 24 hours of their hitting store shelves, on par with Sony's PlayStation 4.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 22- Microsoft Corp sold over 1 million of its new Xbox One game consoles within 24 hours of their hitting store shelves on Friday, on par with Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 despite launching in far more countries. Sony said it sold 1 million PS4 units in 24 hours after launching last Friday in just the United States and Canada.
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Alex Simmons, editor-in-chief at IGN.com, discusses Microsoft's Xbox One, the price difference with Sony's PS4 and says it could take up to two years to see if it is adopted as an "entertainment hub."
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*SoftBank jumps to 13- year high after Loeb reveals stake. TOKYO, Nov 22- Japan's Nikkei scaled a six-month peak on Friday, powered by gains in exporters after the yen slumped to a 4-1/ 2 month low versus the dollar, while SoftBank Corp jumped after hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb revealed a $1 billion- plus stake.
TOKYO, Nov 22- U.S. hedge fund Third Point LLC has made no management proposals to Japanese telecommunications operator SoftBank Corp in conjunction with its $1 billion investment, a source close to Third Point said on Friday.
Nov 21- Sony's Pictures Entertainment will produce fewer films as it makes a "significant" shift from motion pictures to higher-margin television production and to operating TV channels, Sony Corp executives told investors gathered at the company's Culver City, California, studio lot.
Nov 21- Sony's Pictures Entertainment will produce fewer films going forward as it makes a "significant" shift from motion pictures to higher-margin television production and to operating TV channels, Sony Corp executives told investors gathered at the company's Culver City, California, studio lot.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 21- Microsoft Corp aims to upstage rival Sony Corp with a console that goes well beyond gaming and helps transform media viewing, a long-cherished but elusive goal. Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing and strategy officer for Xbox, said preorders for Xbox One were running at twice the rate of 2005' s Xbox 360 but declined to elaborate.
TOKYO, Nov 21- Japan's Nikkei share average soared 2.0 percent to six-month highs on Thursday morning, spurred by a jump in foreign buying and plans by a major government fund to invest more of its $2 trillion funds in riskier assets.
After selling several versions of its PlayStation 3 at a loss, Sony appears to be on a more profitable path with its latest gaming console.
Asian shares fell on Tuesday following a negative lead from Wall Street and caution over when the Federal Reserve might reduce its stimulus program.
*Boeing shares surge after news of Dubai Airshow plane orders. *Sony shares rally on PlayStation sales, pressure Microsoft.