Sales are improving in Japan for Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable handheld video game machine, and a beefed up version with a clearer display is expected to add momentum, a senior executive said Tuesday
Kevin Pereira, host of Attack of the Show on G4TV, talks about the new releases for the big three gaming consoles.
Nintendo, thanks to the Wii, its groundbreaking game system, is not just the toast of the video game industry. It has also been a hot stock on Wall Street.
Daniel Lee, coach of the ESTRO team, discusses training for pro gamers.
Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Wii game console outsold Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 by a ratio of more than 4 to 1 in Japan in July, game magazine publisher Enterbrain said Friday.
Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it will pipe advertisements into a slate of popular sports video games from Electronic Arts Inc., including its best-selling "Madden" football franchise.
Nintendo Co. Ltd. said its quarterly operating profit more than tripled, driven by stellar demand for its DS and Wii game gear, and it raised its annual outlook above market expectations.
Microsoft reported quarterly earnings Thursday in-line with estimates and revenue slightly higher than expected, as strong sales of its Vista operating system offset charges related to the Xbox game console.
The executive who had been overseeing the Xbox video game division for Microsoft Corp. is defecting to Electronic Arts Inc., where he will oversee EA's lucrative sports division
Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday the head of its gaming business, Peter Moore, would leave the company to join Electronic Arts Inc., the world's biggest video game publisher.
Remember the Electronic Entertainment Expo -- that action-packed madhouse of a video game conference that was once the industry's biggest event of the year? It took place again this week, only this time it was much smaller, tamer and, overall, a big snooze-fest.
Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s hit Wii video game consoles will still be scarce this holiday season, a senior executive said on Wednesday.
Sony will launch a lighter, slimmer model of its PlayStation Portable handheld video game console in September for about $170, the company said on Wednesday.
Electronic Arts Inc. Tuesday unveiled the first details of original video games in development in a collaborative project with Academy Award winning director and producer Steven Spielberg.
Sony Corp.'s $100 price cut for the PlayStation 3 is not enough to turn the fortunes of the game console, which has suffered a slow start, an executive of game software maker Konami Corp. said.
Cadillac tried a novel approach last year to get young male car buyers excited about its tricked-out V-Series Collection luxury vehicles. Rather than make its pitch through magazines, TV commercials, or online display ads, the automaker took its campaign to the Xbox 360.
Microsoft Corp. has no plans now to cut the price of its Xbox game console in Japan, where it trails far behind rival machines from Nintendo Co. Ltd. and Sony Corp.
Wall Street looked set for an upbeat opening Monday as traders geared up for the beginning of the earnings reporting period.
Sony Corp. has no plans to cut the price of its PlayStation 3 (PS3) at present to increase demand and counter surging sales of Nintendo's rival game console Wii, Sony's president said Friday.
Microsoft Corp. said Thursday said it would take a more than $1 billion charge to fix "an unacceptable number of repairs" to its Xbox 360 video game consoles and had missed shipment targets for the end of June.
Christmas really does come in July for video game geeks. The industry's biggest event of the year, the E3 Media & Business Summit, will take place during July 11 through July 13 in Santa Monica, California.
Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Wii game console outsold Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 by a ratio of over 6 to 1 in June in Japan, a game magazine publisher said, solidifying Nintendo's leading position.
In our second annual ranking, Business 2.0 has compiled an unabashedly subjective list of people, products, trends, and ideas that are transforming the world of business.
Nintendo Co. Ltd. shot past Panasonic maker Matsushita in market value on Wednesday and closed in on Sony Corp. as investors watched it unseat Sony as unrivalled king of the game industry.
If you listen closely, you might just be able to hear a confused video gamer struggling to find the single-player story mode in "Shadowrun," the latest video game published by Microsoft Game Studios.
Nintendo's legendary videogame designer Shigeru Miyamoto is lying face down on the floor in Kyoto, Japan, hobbled by a right cross and struggling to regain his composure. The man some credit with t...
"Dragon's Lair," the beloved laserdisc arcade game from the 1980s, has been kept alive on multiple platforms over the years, including versions for the Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, PC, Mac and even the DVD player. And then there was the commemorative 20th Anniversary Special Edition and last year's "Dragon's Lair HD" for Windows.
If you think the "Iron Chef" TV show serves up a wacky culinary experience, wait until you get a taste of "Cooking Mama: Cook Off," a new video game designed for the Nintendo Wii.
What better way to unwind after a tough day at the office than by playing tennis against the likes of Roger Federer, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and Andy Roddick?
Pity poor Ken Kutaragi. The creative genius behind Sony's videogame consoles -- the PlayStations 1, 2 and 3 -- announced Thursday that he would step down as CEO of the company's games division, which means his career there will end on a sour note, the sound of defeat.
A year ago it looked like game over for Nintendo's storied console business. The Kyoto-based gamemaker--whose Nintendo Entertainment System ushered in the modern age of videogames--was bleeding mar...
Either Ubisoft is running out of ideas or they were so busy working on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game they didn't realize they plagiarized their own material.
Take-Two Interactive Software, the troubled maker of the popular Grand Theft Auto series of video games, has said that it might consider a sale.
Marc Saltzman has what many believe to be a dream job: reviewing, rating and reporting on the latest video games and gadgets.
Japanese electronics giant Sony may cut the price of its PlayStation 3 by $100 worldwide in October, according to an analyst with Goldman Sachs.
I'm writing this column using the hottest gadget to have entered my house this year. It's not a flashy PDA cameraphone with a Bluetooth headset or a WiFi-enabled MP3 player with streaming video capability.
While media and gamer attention might be focused on the PlayStation 3, Sony (for now) has higher hopes for the nearly seven year old PlayStation 2 video game system.
Sony is giving PlayStation 3 owners the chance to mingle and share.
Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are making significant progress in the battle for the living room. A new study by Nielsen finds more than 41 percent of U.S. homes have a gaming system - an 18.5 percent increase from 2004.
It's not every day that you see successful corporations humiliate themselves. But it happens. In the case of high tech, it usually occurs when a company can't resist the urge to launch a moon shot,...
Whether it's a future conflict on city streets or a 60-year-old war by sea and air, Microsoft Xbox 360 owners have two new action games to fight through with "Crackdown" and "Battlestations: Midway."
AR -- Anjali Rao SM -- Shigeru Miyamoto
If "WarioWare: Smooth Moves" is any indication, it's going to be a fantastic year for Nintendo Wii owners.
Why spend hundreds of dollars to take the family to an amusement park when for less than $40 you can have unrestricted access to five unique parks -- with no lines and even create your own rides, too?
Microsoft reported a drop in profit for its fiscal second quarter Thursday, but sales and earnings beat analyst expectations thanks to strong sales of its Xbox 360 game console during the holidays.
Climb into the cockpit of more than 50 authentic World War II aircraft, including the famous P-51 Mustang and British Spitfire, in Ubisoft's "Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII" for the Sony PlayStation 3.
Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates on Sunday called the early success of its Xbox 360 game console a role-reversing change of fortune for the software giant looking to overtake market leader Sony Corp.
In the gaming world, being first to market has its advantages, but it also has some downsides. With its Xbox 360, Microsoft has staked itself a year lead over archrival Sony in the next-gen gaming wars and, just as importantly, the battle for living-room dominance--these powerful minicomputers also do double duty as digital media hubs. In those 12 months, Microsoft has managed to sell several million consoles, work through some hardware glitches, upgrade the system's internal software, and bring out a full selection of accessories as well as a few signature games, including the company's own smash hit, Gears of War. But that year has also given Sony time to polish its more ambitious--and pricier--PlayStation 3.
You've been waiting for the high sign for years, so here it is: If you want to buy a flat-panel TV, now's the time to do it. Thanks to competition and overproduction, prices have dropped like a roc...
Emergency rooms aren't fun, especially on Christmas Day. But that's where we were ... thanks to our new Wii.
With Christmas just four days away, the 2006 holiday shopping season is shaping up for a nail-biting finish after the latest industry survey released Monday showed millions of shoppers still haven't even started buying their gifts.
With Christmas exactly a week away, the 2006 holiday shopping season is shaping up for a nail-biting finish after the latest industry survey released Monday showed millions of shoppers still haven't even started buying their gifts.
I swore I'd never do it. I'd never be one of those people scrambling at Christmas time trying to get the "hot" toy for my kids. I'd never let commercialism command my life. And my kids' happiness would never depend on just the right piece of molded plastic. Yet there I was ... 5:30 in the morning in the Toys 'R' Us parking lot. Thirty-four degrees.
We all know the new Nintendo Wii is the number one present to give this holiday season. You've heard the stories of those who camp out in front of stores the night before shipments come in, or those who pay double the cost on eBay. It's obvious that people will do almost anything to get their hands on this hot new item.
Sony said there is no need to change its targets for worldwide shipments of its PlayStation 3 game console.
While the Sony PlayStation 3 may have an integrated Blu-ray player, Microsoft is doing its best to blunt that possible competitive advantage with a next-generation DVD player of its own for the Xbox 360.
Despite all the media attention surrounding the two new gaming consoles -- Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii -- the hottest action game of the holidays is a Microsoft Xbox 360 exclusive.
You weren't imagining things. Finding a PlayStation 3 in November really was a Herculean task.
I've always taken great pride in finding just the right holiday gift for people, but it's proving to be a challenge with those darn video game executives I've got on my list. I mean, these are the people who are in charge of the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. They know from good gifts!
A shortage of the Playstation 3 has shoppers scrambling this holiday season.
After Microsoft announced a delay in its new operating system, Vista, for consumers back in March, investors hacked more than 20 percent off the company's stock price in a matter of months.
Sony's New PlayStation 3 lives up to the hype.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. predicted surprisingly weak November sales on Saturday, but a survey of thousands of retail locations pointed to a relatively healthy start to the holiday shopping season.
For the hundreds of Black Friday shoppers crowded in front of the Toys R' Us in Times Square, thoughts of T.M.X. Elmo - not sugar plums - danced through their heads.
Bargain-hungry shoppers raced to malls as early as midnight to be the first in line to grab the best of retailers' so-called doorbuster deals on Black Friday - an early indication that the 2006 holiday shopping season was off to a solid start.
Gamers knew getting their hands on a PlayStation 3 was going to be hard last weekend, but they probably had no idea it would be this hard.
It was a reasonably good weekend for Sony at the shopping malls and multiplexes...but Wall Street didn't see it that way.
The debut of Sony's PlayStation 3 game console resulted in reports Friday of disorder outside stores throughout the United States, as well as a robbery attempt in Connecticut that left one man shot and wounded.
How badly do you want to score a Playstation 3 or a Wii, or both of the hot gaming systems when they hit stores this week?
With its Cell processor engine, Blu-Ray DVD drive and beefy hard drive, the PlayStation 3 is unquestionably a powerhouse of a video game system. And forget about Elmo, this is the item that consumers will be sparring over as the holidays get closer.
Typically, when a new video game system launches, it proves to be anticlimactic. The thrill of seeing the machine boot up the first time is very real - and the first time or two you play a game is always fun. But before long, you start to realize that the titles that came out alongside the system aren't as entertaining as you initially thought.
If nothing else, you have to give Nintendo points for courage. When competitors decided to zig as the next generation of video game systems came along, Nintendo zagged -- and that gutsy decision may well give it an enormous market share boost in the coming years.
Fox's animated comedy Family Guy has a huge fan following -- so much so that fans bought 5 million copies of the TV series on DVD after it was cancelled, prompting Fox to put the show back on the air.
In roughly one week, Sony's PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii will be on store shelves - and the latest round of the video game console wars will be fully joined.
How badly do you want to score a Playstation 3 or a Wii, or both of the hot gaming systems when they hit stores next week?
Microsoft is getting into the movie business. The company will announce plans Tuesday for Xbox 360 owners to buy or rent films and television shows via its online Xbox Live Marketplace.
Turn on your TV this week and you may see a striking commercial: An animated baby doll sits in a white room looking at a small black box. It coos with delight. It laughs with an adult's demented ca...
Midway Games' "Mortal Kombat: Armageddon," now available for the Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox, boasts a full roster of playable characters.
Electronic Arts may be the video game sector's dominant player. But that hasn't made the past year much fun for shareholders.
Microsoft's sales and profits jumped in the latest quarter, helped by strong results for database software and its gaming business, but the world's largest computer software maker gave a disappointing forecast for the current quarter.
With the PlayStation 3 launch date less than one month away, Sony is finally answering some of the lingering mysteries about the video game system.
The days of the Saturday matinee may have long faded from the local cinema, but they could be rising again in the world of video games like "Half-Life 2" and "Halo."
Director Peter Jackson, who won an Academy Award for his "Lord of the Rings" films, is adding another title to his resume: video game mogul. The filmmaker and Microsoft Wednesday announced a partnership to launch a development studio and collaborate on a new "Halo" game.
Kids aiming to persuade their parents to buy the PlayStation 3 have some new ammunition -- donating their PS3's down time to researchers could help cure Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or mad cow disease.
Nintendo's new video game machine - dubbed Wii - will cost just $250 when it goes on sale Nov. 19 in North America, making it by far the least expensive of the next-generation systems.
Sony has been in the headlines a lot lately...but not for good reasons.
While the price of the PlayStation 3 may prove to be too high for some this holiday season, it's looking more and more likely that Sony will try to tempt consumers with a less expensive handheld gaming system.
The portable Nintendo DS became the top-selling U.S. video game system in June, according to independent sales numbers released by the NPD Group.
At its annual financial analyst meeting, Microsoft's executives enthusiastically spoke of "a new era" in which the company will shift its focus from the PC to the Internet.
Fans of the Madden football series are hardcore - but are they hardcore enough to pay $20 to get an advance look at the game?
Nintendo has stated numerous times that its next generation video game machine will be less expensive than the competition. Now it appears that it might be on store shelves considerably earlier than many were expecting as well.
A large retirement account is of little value if you can't remember where you stashed your money. And somewhere--the exact publication escapes me--I read that doing brain exercises regularly can he...
All right class, I know you're eager to clean out your lockers, but summer vacation doesn't begin until you've all received your end of term grades.
If Sony suffers any more missteps in bringing its PlayStation 3 video game console to market, its entire consumer electronics business strategy could be in jeopardy.
Psst. Want to know a Wii secret?
John Carmack's hobbies probably aren't a lot like yours.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney.com) - While gamers and many industry analysts are still recovering from their surprise at the high price tag for a premium PlayStation 3, the man whose division makes the machine said he doesn't understand the fuss.
LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney.com) - While many of the games at E3 seem ready to be released within weeks, it's mostly an elaborate illusion. Demos specifically created for the show are fairly polished, but most of the games on display won't hit store shelves until the holidays - if not another year or two.
Grand Theft Auto is coming to the Xbox 360 - and Halo 3's not far behind it.