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January Video Games Sales Were Slim
2012-02-10 13:35:03

NPD Group reports that video game sales saw a decline in January, partly due to a lack new games and an upcoming Sony device. The group said stores sold $1.14 billion worth of games over the month of January, which was down 34 percent on the previous year. The consumer data company also said that hardware sales were down 38 percent.  NPD also said accessories faced an 18 percent decline in January at $195 million. According to the report, "Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty:...

2012-02-02 14:30:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to inspire the masses to get off the couch this Sunday, Kinect for Xbox 360, the official console sponsor of the NFL, and NFL PLAY 60 today announced a challenge to fans and gamers across the country to help make Feb. 5, 2012, "The Most Active Super Bowl Sunday Ever." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) This afternoon, NFL PLAY 60 ambassador and Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees were joined by...

2012-02-01 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- T-Bone Jackson's Super Pee-Wee Pass Challenge is rated 4.5/5 stars on the iTunes App Store and is available on iPhone and iPod touch for free, with the option of ad removal for $0.99. Styled after classic 8-bit arcade games, players have 60 seconds to score points by hitting children on the field or the team mascot with footballs. T-Bone Jackson's Super Pee-Wee Pass Challenge is the kind of addictive, quirky game 21st Street Games is known for. Download...

Despite Slipping Game Sales In 2011, Industry Still Had Winners
2012-01-14 04:51:09

Despite record-breaking sales for a handful of popular franchises, a market study released Thursday reported that the video-game industry suffered an 8% slump in overall sales for 2011. According to the report by consumer marketing research group NPD Inc., gamers spent just over $17 billion on videogames and hardware last year compared with the $18.6 billion they dished out in 2010. Total sales for 2011 were split roughly 50-50 between games and hardware (i.e. consoles and peripheral...

2012-01-11 12:31:00

BEIJING, January 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, unveiled at CES today a catalog of five HD game applications tailored for Lenovo's upcoming K91 Smart TV range of products. All Lenovo K91 Smart TV products will come preloaded with 3 of Gameloft's best-selling games: N.O.V.A. 2 -Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Dungeon Hunter 2 and Asphalt 6: Adrenaline. Two other titles, Backstab and Shadow Guardian, will be available for...

Microsoft Server Issues Causing Headaches For Xbox Owners
2011-12-23 10:45:52

Microsoft recently released a newly redesigned, video-packed Xbox dashboard earlier this month, however some users have been finding issues connecting online with reported errors codes ,“801540B7” or “80070571”, when they try to download their Xbox Live profile, Kyle Orland reports for MSNBC. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and promised to, “resolve ... as soon as possible.” “We have recently identified an Xbox Live profile data error that...

2011-12-19 03:00:00

PARIS, December 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The vintage toy brands association with film franchises - and a film of its own - has ensured continued growth from near bankruptcy in less than a decade From a simple Yoda Keyring to the Wonders of the World, the toy industry has gone mad for all things that Lego [http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/lego ] offers this Christmas, says consumer reviews site dooyoo.co.uk. The Danish toy brand, established 53 years ago, has enjoyed a...

Game Software Sales Increase, Thanks To Modern Warfare 3
2011-12-11 06:22:30

Total retail sales of video game hardware, software, and accessories in the U.S. enjoyed a modest increase last month, thanks largely to high sales of the red-hot Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, various media outlets reported this weekend. David Murphy of PCMag, citing statistics provided by market research firm NPD Group, said that industry sales increased four-tenths of a percent versus November 2010, to three billion dollars. However, he adds that a closer look at the numbers show "just...

2011-12-04 23:15:00

LONDON, December 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company and Europe's largest subscription service - streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by post - launches on Xbox LIVE tomorrow, giving millions more film fans instant access to the movies they want to watch, when they want to watch them. Xbox LIVE members will be able to instantly watch thousands of movies via LOVEFiLM Instant - the movie streaming service - including exclusive...

2011-12-04 23:27:00

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A revolution is happening in the living room. Xbox 360 is transforming how you enjoy TV entertainment and is giving you the power to control it with your voice. The next generation of TV entertainment begins with the announcement by Microsoft Corp. of the launch of an all-new Xbox 360 experience including the first group of new, custom applications from world leading TV and entertainment content providers on Xbox LIVE. (Logo:...


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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