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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...

Microsoft Xbox: 67 Million Sold
2012-05-30 12:35:48

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Just in time for next week´s E3 conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft has announced some pretty impressive numbers where their Xbox and Kinect systems are concerned. Taking to their official Microsoft blog, the Xbox team proudly announced that they have sold 67 million Xbox 360 consoles since it first launched in 2005 and 19 million Kinect sensors since the product launched last year. Yusuf Mehdi, Chief Marketing Officer, Interactive Entertainment...

ITC Judge Says Xbox Should Be Banned In The US
2012-05-23 08:02:44

Two models of Microsoft´s Xbox 360 system should be banned in the US due to patent infringements on four Motorola patents, a judge for the International Trade Commission (ITC) recommended on Monday. Judge David Shaw made the recommendation that the Xbox 360 4GB and 250GB versions should be pulled from store shelves and further shipments be blocked. He also said Microsoft should post a bond equal to 7 percent of the wholesale value of the unsold consoles already in the US....

Xbox Reigns As Top Selling Console, 15 Months Straight
2012-04-14 04:26:47

According to NPD Group, Microsoft's video console is still the top selling game console, and has been for 15 months in a row. Microsoft sold 371,000 Xbox 360 units last month, racking up a 42 percent stake of all console sales. Total spending on Xbox hardware, software and accessories was $430 million, which was more than what was spent on Sony's PS3 and Nintendo's Wii combined. The rest of the video game industry saw declines, with sales of consoles and other hardware dropping 35...

120981964
2012-01-26 10:23:50

The world´s largest maker of video-game machines, Nintendo, has its full-year loss forecast and can only sit and watch as Apple devices trample over a gaming market that it once dominated. The net loss in the year ending in March may be $838 million, over triple what it originally forecast, report Naoko Fujimura and Takashi Amano for Bloomberg. Nintendo, in an effort to keep its latest gaming device the 3DS from languishing on shelves, cut prices by as much as 40 percent, only 6...

2012-01-05 14:00:00

Single Chip 6-Axis MPU-6150 with Embedded MotionFusion and Run-Time Calibration Delivers High Performance, Low Power, and Simple Integration for CE Manufacturers Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN), the leading provider of MotionTracking devices for consumer electronics, today announced availability of the MPU-6150, the world first and only single chip 6-axis MotionTracking device designed for the low power, low cost, and high performance...

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...


Latest Video game console Reference Libraries

Nintendo Wii U
2013-08-10 09:31:20

The Wii U is a video game console released on November 18, 2012, in North America, November 30, 2012 in the PAL region, and December 8, 2012 in Japan. It is manufactured by Nintendo to compete against the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. As of March 31, 2013, 3.45 million Wii Us have been sold worldwide. In the US 400,000 units were sold in the first week of release. Over 40,000 units were sold on the first weekend in the UK, and in the month of December, over 600,000 were sold in...

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...

Ouya
2013-08-06 15:52:20

The Ouya is a video game console developed by OUYA Inc. and manufactured by Boxer8. It was announced on July 3, 2012 as a new home video game console. On July 10, 2012 a kickstarter campaign was released in an effort to see how many people there were interested in the system. During the kickstarter program the fundraising goal was reached within the first eight hours, and in the first 24 hours it attracted a backer every 5.59 seconds to become the record holder for the best first day...

Magnavox Odyssey 2
2013-08-06 15:34:13

The Magnavox Odyssey 2 is a video game console released in 1978 by Magnavox/Philips. It was sold under many different names -- in Europe it was known as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, in the United States as the Magnavox Odyssey 2 and also as the Philips Odyssey 2. The original system, the Odyssey, produced by Magnavox, was the first video game system released in the early 1970s. The Odyssey 2 was noted for its ability to customize the game for the...

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