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The console went on sale in November in the US, Western Europe and Latin America, around the same time that rival Microsoft's Xbox One was released.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- Sony Corp said on Tuesday that sales of its PlayStation 4 video game console, launched in November, has surpassed 10 million units. The console went on sale on November 29 in the United States, Western Europe and Latin America, around the same time that rival Microsoft Corp's Xbox One was released.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- Sony Corp said on Tuesday it has sold 10 million PlayStation 4 units since its launch in November last year.
Most Asian bourses followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, except Chinese and Indian shares which failed to track Asia-wide gains.
TOKYO, Aug 12- Japanese companies, long bedevilled by deflation, are finally starting to pass on higher costs to their customers just as the economy stumbles, potentially complicating decisions for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the central bank.
That number could reach 12 when cameras replace side-view mirrors, according to Mcnex Co Ltd, a phone camera supplier of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Korea's biggest car camera maker. As the technology reaches mid- and lower-end cars, the market for vehicle cameras could grow seven-fold from 2011 to nearly $6.6 billion in 2018, said Techno Systems Research.
TOKYO, Aug 7- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Thursday morning in choppy trade, extending its declines into a sixth day as the strong yen dragged down exporters, while rising tensions in Ukraine dulled risk appetite.
Samsung Electronics is under pressure to reinvent itself - to be more innovative, but not lose the rigor and focus that made it a global powerhouse.
*Wall Street drop, Ukraine tensions curb risk appetites.
*Game Digital re-emerges after old firm nearly went bust. Although overall growth trends still firmly favor online shopping, higher share prices flag investor faith in chains such as UK video-game retailer Game Digital, electrical-appliance group Dixons, and Swiss Mobilezone.
Asian stocks declined on Friday following a global market selloff overnight but upbeat data from China helped cap larger losses.
TOKYO, Aug 1- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a one-week low on Friday, hit by concern that U.S. interest rates could rise sooner than expected, but strong earnings from companies such as Sony Corp limited the losses. The Nikkei ended 0.6 percent down at 15,523.11, the lowest close since July 25. Shares in Sony ended 4.68 percent higher.
Sony warned about its smartphone division when it released earnings, raising the question whether the firm should just cut its losses in the sector.
TOKYO, Aug 1- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Friday morning after U.S. shares languished on concerns that interest rates could rise sooner than expected, but strong earnings from Sony Corp and Panasonic Corp limited the losses.
Despite Sony's gaming success, Lewis Ward, Research Director, Gaming at IDC, warns that the tech firm may not be the leader in consoles for long.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
TOKYO, July 31- Panasonic Corp confirmed on Thursday it would invest in U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc's planned $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant in the United States, but said it had yet to decide on the size and timing of its investment.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday as profit-taking overshadowed robust U.S. economic data overnight.
Japan's Sony Corp warned it doesn't now expect to make money on smartphones this year, as it reported a jump in first-quarter profit.
*Sony warns will just break even on smartphones this FY. TOKYO, July 31- Japan's Sony Corp warned it doesn't now expect to make money on smartphones this year, citing weak demand, but said restructuring will help it turn a profit in its loss-making consumer electronics division for the first time in four years.