Latest Console manufacturer Stories

2012-07-25 14:44:21

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mario, Link, Pikachu and the rest of the Nintendo´s franchise characters have faced many a battle, but it could take all their combined powers — and some luck — to save the day for the world´s largest maker of video-game consoles. The company posted its first loss in three quarters, in part as the stronger yen reduced international earnings. More worrisome for the company is that the 3DS handheld system, which is...

Sony Toys With Idea Of Downloadable Games, Then Changes Its Mind
2012-05-31 03:23:47

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com The next evolution in the videogame console war almost went to download-only games. Both Sony and Microsoft reportedly considered videogame console systems that required gamers to download programs rather than buy discs. An article in the Wall Street Journal quotes separate sources close to both Sony and Microsoft. Sony is likely to release its next videogame console in 2013, and Microsoft will likely follow in a similar timeframe. Systems from both console...

Sony Vita Plagued With Glitches
2011-12-21 05:31:48

The Sony Corporation issued a public apology on Tuesday, Dec. 20 to customers who have purchased their new handheld videogame console, the Playstation Vita. Just days after its release, Sony´s Japanese division has already received a deluge of complaints concerning the new unit´s malfunctioning software and hardware. After selling some 321,000 units in the first two days after its release, game-enthusiasts quickly began to lodge reports about faulty touch screens and frequent...

2011-08-17 06:00:00

In an effort to spur sales in a lagging video game system market, Sony Corp. announced it is cutting the price of its Playstation 3 to $249. The last time Sony cut the price of the Playstation 3 was in 2009, when a lighter, slimmer model of the video game system was released. The price cut should boost sales, like it did in 2009. Sony announced the plans for its 5 year old game system on the heels of rival Nintendo Co. announcing a price cut for their new Nintendo 3DS three-dimensional...

2011-04-25 10:40:00

The maker of the Wii gaming system, Nintendo, claims it will be launching a successor to its motion-based game console in the next year as it struggles to woo customers back from rivals Microsoft and Sony, and in hopes of reversing a slowdown in profits. Despite the launch of its much-touted 3D-capable handheld gaming device, Nintendo expects profits to remain almost flat through the remainder of the current financial year. Sales of gaming systems has been wrecked in Japan while the nation...

2010-12-01 13:20:00

Nintendo said Tuesday that it sold 600,000 Wii consoles in the U.S. last week. The company said Tuesday that it sold 900,000 units of the DS handheld gaming system during that same time period.  Nintendo said U.S. shoppers bought 9,000 Nintendo systems every hour during the week of Black Friday.  Sales of the Wii have dropped this year as shoppers opted for high-definition consoles from Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp.  However, Nintendo has maintained it will do well during...

2010-11-30 11:37:00

TOKYO, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that the sales of PlayStation®Move motion controller for the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system reached over 4.1 million units worldwide(*1). The milestone was reached in just two months since its release in September for North America, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, and one month since the release in October for Japan. The...

2010-08-22 09:20:00

The Sony PlayStation 3, despite being on the market for three years, has been the only videogame console that has not been successfully hacked. But that may soon change, as a group of hardware hackers claimed they are about to release the first product to allow gamers to play homemade and pirated games on the system.PSJailbreak says it will release a USB dongle containing software that allows users to save games to the console's hard drive.Sony Corp, the maker of the PlayStation 3 (PS3),...

2010-01-06 19:00:00

TOKYO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that the holiday season retail sales of PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment systems during the five weeks following the last week of November 2009(*1) exceeded 3.8 million units worldwide(*2). The PS3 platform experienced a 76% increase in hardware sales compared to the same period in the previous year, marking the highest record sales for PS3 hardware for a...

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