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Nintendo Posts Console Sales Numbers
2012-11-27 07:24:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nintendo sold more than 1.2 million game consoles in the United States from November 18 through November 24, including 400,000 of its new Wii U console, the company said on Monday. The Kyoto, Japan-based gamemaker said it sold more than 300,000 units of its older Wii motion-sensing console, and about 275,000 of its original DS handheld units during that time. The figures include sales at retail stores and online purchases....

Video Game Sales Dropped In October
2012-11-09 12:22:19

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Video game designers work hard to make increasingly challenging plotlines, design stories with rich tapestries and often times flawed but heroic characters. And yet that isn´t enough lately to keep the gamers coming back for more. According to NPD Group, which tracks video game sales, October saw a decline in retail purchases for the 11th straight month in a row. Total retail sales for October dropped 25 percent, with...

2012-10-26 04:01:52

My Hot Electronics is still taking preorders on the eve of the upcoming Assassin's Creed III game being released this Tuesday, October 30. The store also has deals on many recent and upcoming WWE DVD and blu-ray titles. Many titles are recent, but the store also has an extensive variety of titles available from the past. The store is also running deals on various new Xbox 360 consoles and accessories. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) October 26, 2012 My Hot Electronics is still taking preorders on...

2012-10-21 04:04:29

Get the Scoop on what´s in Store for the Most Popular Console Game this PS3 Black Friday 2012 & Cyber Monday PS3 Deals at HotBlackFridayDeals.com Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) October 19, 2012 See Best Offer PS3 Black Friday 2012 Deals & Cyber Monday PS3 Deals at http://www.hotblackfridaydeals.com/ps3-black-friday-2012-delas/ It´s just weeks before Black Friday and millions are waiting for what stores and gadget shops have to offer for loyal PS3 fans. It could be early to tell...

2012-10-21 04:00:21

Get the Latest Scoop on the Best Xbox 360 Black Friday 2012 Deals for Xbox 360 Gaming Console at HotBlackFridayDeals.com Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) October 20, 2012 Get The Best Price Xbox 360 Black Friday 2012 Deals at: http://www.hotblackfridaydeals.com/xbox-360-black-friday-2012-deals/ Xbox 360 continues to dominate home gaming systems with games, features and versatility that shoppers can never find from its competitors. This is why Xbox 360 fans just can´t wait for the latest Xbox 360...


Latest History of video games Reference Libraries

800px-Gizmondo
2013-09-06 09:35:02

The Gizmondo is a handheld gaming console released on March 19, 2005 by Tiger Telematics. The original device was called Gametrac and first published on its website in October 2003 regarding a new device being developed. In January 2004 it debuted as a concept product; it was renamed the Gizmondo in August 2004. It was released in the United Kingdom on March 19, 2005. An estimated 4,500 units were expected to sell in the first hour of release but only 1,000 were purchased. In Sweden,...

Nintendo Wii
2013-08-10 09:19:39

The Wii is a video game console developed by Nintendo and released on November 19, 2006. It is the successor to Nintendo’s Game Cube and the early models of the Wii are compatible with all games and most accessories of the Game Cube. Nintendo first announced the system in 2004, unveiled it in 2005 and demonstrated a prototype in September 2005 at the Tokyo Game Show. By December 8, 2006, the Wii was available in key markets. In 2011, Nintendo released a new model, the “Wii Family...

Xbox 360
2013-08-10 07:13:01

The Xbox 360 is the second generation video game console produced by Microsoft. It was released on November 22, 2005 in the US and Canada, on December 2, 2005 in Europe, and December 10, 2005 in Japan. In the first year of the system’s release, it was sold in 36 countries; it has sold over 77 million units worldwide. Several versions of the Xbox 360 were released. The original Xbox 360 Premium 20 GB was released in November 2005 and discontinued July 13, 2008. The Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB...

Xbox
2013-08-10 06:56:18

The Xbox is a video game console developed by Microsoft and introduced on November 15, 2001 in North America. On February 22, 2002 it was released in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe. By May 10, 2006 over 24 million systems had been sold. The system was discontinued in Japan in 2007, and everywhere else in 2008. The Xbox was the first game console that was produced by an American company since the Atari Jaguar ceased sales in 1996. The Xbox 360 is its successor. A...

Zeebo
2013-08-06 15:42:46

The Zeebo is a 3G enabled system for entertainment and educational use. It allows the user to play video games, connect to the Internet, and run educational programs. The unit was developed by Zeebo Inc. and announced in November 2008 in Brazil. It went on sale in limited supply on June 1, 2009. The original price was dropped twice by November 2009, and was distributed nationwide in December 2009. By August 2010 around 40 games were released and on September 1, 2010 Zeebo was going to add...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'