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Foster City, Calif. - Sony announced Friday several PlayStation Vita newly redesigned PlayStation3 (PS3) bundles for Black Friday.
With the Ultimate PS3 Value Bundle, the PS3 is now available for $199.99 – breaking the $200 threshold – at leading retailers until inventory is sold out.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
El Segundo, Calif. — By the end of December, consumers worldwide are expected to snap up 3.5 million Wii U consoles, compared with the 3.1 million Wii consoles that were bought over a similar sales period at the end of 2006, according to new study released by IHS Screen Digest.
Nintendo’s latest gaming console will debut in the U.S. on Nov. 18 and is forecast to outperform the sales of its previous hugely successful Wii platform in its opening months on the market, according to iSuppli.
Osaka, Japan — Nintendo reported lower net sales, but a reduced loss in its fiscal first half, ended Sept. 30, and revised its forecast for its entire fiscal year.
Net sales for the fiscal first half slipped to 200,994 million yen down from the previous year’s 215,738 million yen.
The net loss was reduced during the first half to 27,996 million yen, down from the 70,273 million yen loss of the prior year’s first half. The operating loss for the half was down to 29,159 million yen, down from the prior year’s 57,346 million yen loss.
San Diego – Startup PlayMG is launching an Android-based mobile game player targeted to young people who aren’t old enough to own a smartphones or whose parents won’t buy one for them because of the cost of data plans.
Redmond, Wash. – With the pending release of the Wii U gaming console, Nintendo said Monday it has cut the U.S. suggested retail price of its existing Wii console to $130 in advance of the holiday shopping season.
The price is being applied to a new configuration of the Wii console, which is beginning to arrive in stores now and will continue to ramp up through Oct. 28.
Englewood Cliffs – LG Electronics USA and Activision have joined forces on a new promotional campaign supporting the Nov. 13 release of the 3D-enabled “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” video game.
The nationwide campaign will include advertising on TV, cinema, online and in select retail stores, starting launch night and running through Nov. 21.
As part of the effort, gamers will receive a discount from LG when purchasing both a copy of the game and one of LG’s Cinema 3D TVs.
Redmond, Wash. — Nintendo Thursday revealed full details on its Wii U home console and touchscreen Wii U GamePad controller.
The new HD gaming system, which is slated to hit U.S. shelves Nov. 18, will be joined by more than 50 games in the early weeks of release.
Tokyo – Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) said Wednesday that PlayStationPlus, the subscription gaming service package on PlayStationNetwork, will be available for PlayStationVita (PS Vita) starting in November.
At the same time, the company said it will start to deliver dedicated content for PlayStationMobile, delivering the PlayStation gaming on open operating system-based devices, through PlayStationStore on October 3.
Tokyo — Sony Computer Entertainment plans a fall launch of its PlayStation Mobile initiative under which new game titles will be available through the PlayStation store for downloading to PlayStation Certified smartphones and tablets.
The initiative is promoted as delivering a PlayStation-like gaming experience on mobile devices built on the open Androids OS. The games will also work on Sony’s portable PlayStation Vita.