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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...

FCC Filing Hints At Possible PlayStation 4
2012-07-06 07:38:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Grab your controllers and wait in line. A new FCC filing on Thursday suggests that Sony could be releasing a new, slimmer model of their popular PlayStation gaming console. According to Japanese site Pocket News, some documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission (or FCC) reveal a brand new PlayStation 3 model under the 4000 series. The model number in the filings is CECH-4001x. The current model of PlayStation 3...

2012-07-04 23:01:35

David Darling, CEO of Kwalee and co-founder of Codemasters publishes blog post about the fall of console gaming and rise of free-to-play. (PRWEB) July 04, 2012 As a current topic on game industry lips, it is no surprise that gaming veteran, Codemasters´ co-founder David Darling CBE, has released a blog post about the digital revolution and the fall of game consoles. Darling wrote his article last night on the website of his new mobile gaming company, Kwalee, labeling games consoles as...

Sony Acquires Cloud Gaming Company Gaikai For $380 Million
2012-07-03 05:44:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced on Monday that it has acquired cloud-based video gaming company Gaikai for $380 million. The deal officially closed on June 30, although rumors of the acquisition had been swirling for weeks. “By combining Gaikai´s resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with Sony´s extensive game platform knowledge and experience, Sony will provide users...

Xbox 720 Document Pulled Offline By Microsoft Lawyers
2012-06-18 12:24:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com If anyone was a skeptic on whether the details of Microsoft Xbox 720 game console were accurate, then all skepticism can be put to rest as the actions of the company's lawyers have confirmed the alleged specs. Whether the two-year-old document accurately depicts the exactness of the next-generation console remains to be seen, but it does prove the details from 2010 were from Microsoft. On Saturday, a 56-page document was leaked out that was allegedly...

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...


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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