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  • Xbox 360

    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.

  • Media Money with Julia Boorstin Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:09 PM ET

    At this time of year, it's predictions, predictions, predictions. So as part of CNBC's Outlook for '08, here are mine for the media world and all that's in it--with a personal look as well! (see number 7). Here I go!!

  • Lightning Round: Xerox, Cummins, Dominion and More Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 10:41 AM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Toshiba HD DVD

    Come tomorrow, we get the next salvo fired in the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray saga when Universal Studios Home Entertainment lets loose the last leg of the Jason Bourne trilogy, "The Bourne Ultimatum" on HD DVD. We'll also get the new boxed Jason Bourne Collection.

  • DVDs Not DOA Just Yet! Expect One For Christmas Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 5:13 PM ET
    DVD's for sale

    Everyone's been talking about how DVDs are dying, and that nobody's buying the archaic discs. But guess what, you'll probably get a whole bunch as gifts this year. There were more DVDs sold this Thanksgiving than any previous year, up 6 percent from the same weekend in 2007. Now, it's important to point out, that at the same time, the overall retail revenues from DVDs has fallen thanks to the big box retailers' deep discounting.

  • Vivendi's World of Warcraft

    Big media is finally grasping that the sands beneath its feet are shifting; and Vivendi's bold step for Activision may be the beginnings of dramatic change for all kinds of digital entertainment. And it's about time. George Lucas (I know, major name-dropping here) told me not too long ago, that one of the key reasons for his studio's success is the seamless integration between his LucasArts video games division and LucasFilm, his studio operation.

  • No question our coverage Thursday surrounding Microsoft's Xbox issues generated a lot of interest. But it was my post about Microsoft's Xbox sales during last week, which included Black Friday, that generated a single, though extremely unusual response from Sony.

  • Sony PS3 Beats Nintendo Wii in Japan Monthly Sales Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 1:09 AM ET

    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.

  • Xbox May Have Issues, But Sales Are "Stellar" Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 2:31 PM ET

    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.

  • Microsoft's Xbox Issues: Just How Bad Are They? Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 2:01 PM ET

    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.

  • Microsoft Left Out Of Black Friday Console Wars? Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 1:10 PM ET
    Black Friday

    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.

  • Citi to Sell $7.5 Billion Stake to Abu Dhabi Group Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 9:36 AM ET
    Citigroup Center

    Citigroup is selling up to 4.9 percent of itself for $7.5 billion to the Gulf Arab emirate of Abu Dhabi, giving the largest U.S. bank fresh capital as it wrestles with the subprime mortgage crisis and the resignation of its chief executive.

  • Black Friday? How About 'Mac' Friday! Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 1:39 PM ET

    Apple hosted an unusual one-day sale to usher in the holiday shopping season; rather unusual for a company that prides itself on pricing strength. But nonetheless, it's a move that appears to be paying off as the company tries to establish itself as this year's big winner.

  • Dubai International Capital Takes Sony Stake Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 12:23 AM ET

    International Capital, an international investment company based in Dubai, said on Monday it has made a "substantial investment" in Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate Sony.

  • HD DVD Vs. Blu-ray: Who Will Win on Black Friday? Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 2:26 PM ET
    Black Friday

    Black Friday is a big day for DVD and player sales but some people may be confused. If you buy "Ratatouille" in high def, you've gotta have a Blu-ray player. If the new high def "Transformers" is your thing, that Blu-ray player on your PS3 is totally useless, you need an HD DVD player.

  • Nintendo Exec Says Wii is Recession-Proof Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 1:24 PM ET

    Happy Anniversary to Wii: It was one year ago that the wildly popular videogame console hit the market, taking interactive play to a new level -- and giving Nintendo a huge advantage over Sony and Microsoft in the game game.

  • Striking Screenwriters, Studios Agree to Renew Talks Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | 11:39 AM ET

    With the worst Hollywood labor crisis in 20 years headed for its third week, striking screenwriters and major studios have agreed to renew contract talks, offering the first glimmer of hope their deadlock can be broken.

  • Vizio Big Screen TV's Make For Big Business Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 11:14 AM ET
    Vizio VM60P - 60" Plasma HDTV

    As we head into the crux of the holiday shopping season, big screen, flat-panel digital televisions will once again be a hot seller; and the hottest company in this sector isn't Samsung, or Panasonic, or Sony  or Pioneer. Prepare for the Vizio invasion.

  • US Video Game Sales $1.1 Billion, Wii on Top Again Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 8:17 PM ET
    Nintendo

    U.S. sales of video game hardware and software jumped 73 percent in October, with Nintendo's Wii console regaining its spot as the top-selling console, industry data showed on Thursday.

  • Sony Ready To "Crackle" The Web Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 4:38 PM ET

    The entertainment divisions of every media company will suffer from the writers' strike. But media giant Sony is rather well positioned because it's so diversified. I chatted about the strike with Sony CEO Howard Stringer last week and he said if there's a void of new content on TV