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U.S. video game sales of hardware and software increased 13 percent in January from the previous year according to the NPD Group.
In January, consumers purchased $445.4 million in video game hardware, a 17 percent year -over-year increase, proof that the video game industry is doing well despite the recession.
Showing an example of how developers can do some really cool stuff with the Google Earth API, Google Earth iPhone Engineer David Phillip Oster has created a program that allows people to "surf" any region on the Earth’s surface using the balance board for the Nintendo Wii.
U.S. video game sales increased 28 percent in July from a year ago, with continued solid demand for Nintendo’s Wii console, research firm NPD said.
Sales of video game hardware, software and accessories reached $1.19 billion in July, with software sales increasing 41 percent and hardware sales growing 17 percent.
Market research firm NPD is reporting that U.S. sales of video game hardware and software increased 73 percent in October.
Total sales reached $1.1 billion, compared with $643 million a year earlier. The Nintendo Wii console moved back into the top spot as the best selling console. Nintendo sold 519,000 Wiis, Microsoft sold 366,000 Xbox 360 consoles and Sony sold 121,000 of its PlayStation 3 consoles.
You can’t help, from a reasonable Internet distance, but like her; she’s sexy, irreverent, and smart, everything you should like and fear in a gal. But she goofed, at least a little, and unfair or not, Nintendo is the latest corporate entity to can an employee for blogging.
Lycos, a community destination for broadband entertainment has released The Lycos 50, the most popular search results for the week ending February 24, 2007.
“American Idol” contestant Antonella Barba had a surge in Web users searching for her. Not because of an outstanding performance on the show but because news surfaced that there were nude pictures of her on the Internet.
In a frenzy users flocked online to see for themselves, resulting in a 47,000 percent jump in interest just for being naked.
The site consists of a combination of Flickr photos, del.icio.us links, Yahoo MyWeb, Yahoo Games, and other Wii-related offerings. This is the first of many more Yahoo sites to come that will focus on niche content that revolves around a particular product or brand.
Microsoft’s rumored iPod killer may be much, much, more than that. In addition to its own features, the product, codenamed Argo, could be part of a larger line of "Xbox-branded digital-media products" in the works.
And it’s possible it won’t make it out by Christmas, as earlier reports indicated.
Brier Dudley of the Seattle Times broke this news thanks to "some research, reporting and information from a source close to the project."
There’s a lot of grandstanding going on in the game console industry. Nintendo brags about its history of innovation; Microsoft is smug about its lead over the competition; and Sony says its rep alone will carry PS3. But Sony may be surprised to learn its chief rivals are holding hands and shouting things like “thief!” and “loser!”
Like Rock N Roll in its infancy, video games have drawn traditionalist ire as the societal ruin de jour. The more progressive of us, however, have noted that any exercise in creative fantasy is healthy-we’ve even theorized that they help sharpen some very important parts of the brain. As illustrated in Japan, Nintendo thinks so too.
Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all let a lot of information fly at the E3 with regard to their new gaming console; PS3, Xbox360 and Revolution respectively. The specs of these systems are awesome. They’ve got massive multiplayer options inside the home or over the network. With WiFi, you can spread the play around the room. The visual capabilities will be stunning with the HD graphics capability hooked up to a new Samsung HDTV designed for the gaming experience.
Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all let a lot of information fly at the E3 with regard to their new gaming consoles. The specs of these systems are awesome. They’ve got WiFi and wireless and downloadable systems, massive multiplayer options inside the home or over the network. The visual capabilities will be stunning with the HD graphics capability hooked up to a new Samsung HDTV designed for the gaming experience.
In a story repeated in several hundred news outlets worldwide countless times, the E3 expo featured announcements from all three manufacturers about their consoles.
Nintendo grabbed the E3 stage by showing off the new Nintendo Revolution game console due out next year. Competing with the Sony PS3 and the Xbox360 from Microsoft, Nintendo needed to offer something new and improved and it looks like they might have done it.