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Game software sales came in at just over $1 billion, a 23 percent drop compared to the 2008 numbers, according to market research firm NPD Group. The 2008 numbers were bolstered by blockbuster titles "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Mario Kart Wii"—and a stronger economic climate.
With all the attention on Sony’s first net loss in 14 years Thursday, another announcement that was overlooked. Sony, while avoiding the words precisely, all but confirmed that a price cut is coming for the PlayStation 3 this year.
This is a strong rally, but not necessarily a bull market, said Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citigroup.
After a relatively dull past two years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo ("E3" for short) appears ready to deliver the goods this year.
Lately gamers have seemed a bit less interested in the series that once defined cool – and shattered sales boundaries.
Microsoft and the Justice Department agreed to extend some portions of federal antitrust oversight for 18 months, according to court papers filed Thursday.
It's no secret that talks between Sun Microsystems and IBM have collapsed; and it's no secret, based on my earlier reporting that Sun has re-approached IBM and that IBM has rebuffed the overture. Again. But what's the real reason behind IBM's decision to walk?
In the past month, both Amazon and Toys R Us have launched pilot programs, trading and selling used games.
While the video game industry has proved relatively resistant to the recession so far, the CEO of GameStop, the industry's largest specialty retailer, says lowering the price of the leading three consoles is necessary to keep momentum going.
It's not often the CEO's comments can overshadow an entire earnings report, but that's what might be happening with Intel and the company's first quarter report.
This was going to be a dicey quarter no matter how you slice it for Intel, with analysts anticipating a paltry 2 cents a share in earnings and the very real possibility that the company could report its first loss in something like 87 quarters.
Will Wright, the creative force behind some of Electronic Arts’ biggest games, has announced plans to leave the company, the latest in a series of obstacles for the one-time publishing king of the video game space.
In a case of piracy that some analysts called unprecedented, untold thousands of people watched a version of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” online Wednesday, a full month before its scheduled theater release, the New York Times reported.
Sheesh, suggest for a moment that Microsoft might have a winning message to deliver and wow does that burn you guys up!
For the first time, Microsoft is aggressively going after Apple in a new advertising campaign that will try to undo the damage it suffered from Apple's "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" ads, from which Microsoft is still trying to recover.
It was just a couple of months ago that Google confirmed that it would be cutting 100 employee recruiters, its first layoffs, and so symbolic in the wake of the nearly 14,000 workers the company has hired over just the past three years.
Oracle reported a profit and sales that surpassed Wall Street's expectations, and shares of the business software company popped more than 7 percent after hours. Oracle also declared its first-ever dividend.
It looks like Apple will be updating its iPhone operating system with the company scheduling an event on St. Patrick's Day next week. But the event itself might be more newsworthy than you think, especially given the current climate in Cupertino.
Apple's new line of Macs unveiled today signal an incremental "refresh" of the aging line of computers, but was hardly the redesign some Macophiles were hoping for.
The company's fourth quarter earnings report is particularly devastating since the company comes up way short as far as Wall Street expectations are concerned, even though analysts have been falling all over each other over the past week to lower estimates.
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