Power Architecture

  1. Nintendo, Sony Debut New Hardware at E3, While Microsoft Sticks to Kinect Features

    June 07, 2011 4:16 PM EDT The videogame industry's largest confab of the year, E3-more formally known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo -is currently underway in Los Angeles, and already several big gaming hardware unveilings have been made. Nintendo made perhaps t ...

  2. E3 2011 Kicks Off In Los Angeles This Week

    June 06, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Almost six years ago at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo unveiled what would eventually become known as the Wii. But the Japanese gaming giant didn't show off the new console's distinctive motion-sensing c ...

  3. Music-Game Sales Drag Down Videogame Sector, But Dance Games Provide Hope

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST How's this for embarrassing: music-based videogames sold so poorly this year that they singlehandedly dragged down the entire videogame sector. According to data compiled by the NPD Group , music-game sales fell to $70 million this past Decem ...

  4. Kinect Update: Games Announced. Price, Street Date Rumored

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft's Kinect motion-capture controller continues to dominate the news coverage out of the E3 Expo conference here in L.A., at least until Sony Computer Entertainment and Nintendo hold their respective press conferences this morning. Aft ...

  5. Video Game Sales Plunge In April: NPD

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of video game hardware and software plunged 26% in April, industry tracker NPD said, one of the largest declines over the past decade. The research group said sales in the United States, the world's largest market, fell to $766.2 millio ...

  6. Video Game Sales Jump In March, Reversing Slide

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sales of video game gear and software in the United States climbed 6% in March, said industry tracker NPD, bouncing back somewhat after declining for two straight months. Hardware sales slipped 4% in the month, but software sales jumped 10%. Ninte ...

  7. Nintendo Q3 Profit Down 23%

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nintendo Co Ltd posted a 23% fall in quarterly profit as software sales for its DS handheld game player slowed and it cut the price of its Wii console, keeping its forecast for the first annual profit decline in four years. Nintendo has ridden whi ...

  8. U.S. Video Game Sales Down 19%: NPD

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sales of video game equipment and software in the United States tumbled 19% in October to $1.07 billion, research group NPD said, troubling figures as the industry heads into the most important selling weeks of the year. Once thought to be relativ ...

  9. Sony Rolling Out New, Cheaper PlayStation 3

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp will launch a slimmer, cheaper version of its PlayStation 3 game console next month, hoping to jumpstart sales and win back market share from rivals Microsoft and Nintendo. Starting in September, the latest, less bulky version of the PS3 ...

  10. U.S. Video Game Sales Down

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. video game equipment and software sales fell 29% in July to $848.9 million, research group NPD said, as the gaming industry limps through the economic downturn. Hardware sales fell 37% from a year ago, while software sales slid 26%, NPD said. ...

  11. E3 Briefs: Last.fm, Microsoft, Travis Barker, DJ AM

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Microsoft launched a major effort at the E3 conference to turn the Xbox 360 videogame console into an entertainment hub that spans well beyond videogames. The company will add access to Last.fm , to go live this fall, free of charge for Xbox Li ...

  12. Microsoft: Gamers Buying 3.8M Songs Per Month

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a statement designed to highlight its self-appointed status as the "preferred stage" for music-based games "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band," Microsoft released data showing gamers, on average, buy 3.8 million songs a ...

  13. E3 Update: Wii Music, Xbox 360 and More

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The once glorious, now marginally relevant E3 videogame conference is underway in Los Angeles this week, with a few nuggets of interesting news related to the business of digital entertainment sneaking out. - Utilizing its signature motion-capture ...

  14. Rock Band 'Track Pack' Coming This Summer

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Even though they can't support new music downloads like other new-generation game consoles, Wii and PlayStation2 owners can still get updated songs for their versions of the game via a new "track pack" being issued July 15. The &quo ...

  15. 'Rock Band' For The Wii Set For Summer Launch

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV and game unit Harmonix are bringing their popular "Rock Band" game to the Wii, starting June 22. Like its launch on other consoles, the game will be bundled with all instrument controllers-guitar, drums and microphones. However its l ...

  16. Billion Dollar Bash For Games Down Under

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian computer games market passed the $1 billion Australian ($878 million) sales mark in 2007. Figures released by the Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia (IEAA) show that games hardware/software sales hit $1.3 billion Aus ...

  17. 'Guitar Hero III' Tallies Huge November Results

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" roared out of the gate this month, claiming the title of best-selling game with 1.4 million copies sold across all platforms. According to data from the NPD Group, which tracks sales by console, "H ...

  18. 'Rock Band' Eyes Europe

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming videogame Rock Band will make it's way to Europe next year, featuring music from the Rolling Stones, Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, among others. The game -- which debuts here in the states this holiday season on the Xbox 360 and ...

  19. Report: Gamers Know Little Of Console Extras

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Today's new-generation videogame consoles like the PlayStation3 and Xbox 360 may have some impressive non-gaming entertainment features, but existing owners seem to know little about them according to a new report from NPD Group. The PS3 for ...

  20. Sony Slashes PS3 Price

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony Computer Entertainment America, the force behind the PlayStation3, kicked off the E3 gaming conference with a long-rumored price cut for the PlayStation3. Less than a year after its debut, the cost of the PS3 is now $100 less than it was when ...

  21. Guitar Hero Expands To New Consoles

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Videogame publisher Activision is readying the next installment of the popular Guitar Hero franchise, for the first time expanding the series to all new-generation consoles -- PlayStation3, Wii and Xbox 360 -- in addition to the PlayStation2. The ...

  22. Microsoft Calls On Unsigned Bands

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Microsoft is inviting unsigned artists to create music inspired by Xbox 360 videogames. Participating artists in the Xbox Soundtracks program will be able to download and score music to a variety of Xbox 360 videogame trailers this coming May. Com ...

  23. Zune To Sell 1 Million Players By Summer

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Microsoft says it is on track to sell 1 million Zune devices by June of next year, based on the sales of the new digital music device since its Nov. 14 launch. Specific sales figures for November will not be available until after the NPD Group iss ...

  24. Retail Track

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the week ending Dec. 25, digital track sales jumped nearly 2 million units to almost 9.6 million downloads. For the first time since the mid-1980s, merchants must contend with a multiformat busines In the week ending Dec. 25, digital track sale ...

  25. Retail Track

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the week ending Dec. 25, digital track sales jumped nearly 2 million units to almost 9.6 million downloads. For the first time since the mid-1980s, merchants must contend with a multiformat busines In the week ending Dec. 25, digital track sale ...

  26. Retail Track

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the week ending Dec. 25, digital track sales jumped nearly 2 million units to almost 9.6 million downloads. For the first time since the mid-1980s, merchants must contend with a multiformat busines In the week ending Dec. 25, digital track sale ...

  27. Changing The Game: Microsoft Plans A Home Entertainment Revolution With Its New Xbox 360 Console

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST With its new Xbox 360 game console, Microsoft is hoping to change the face of digital entertainment. Introduced Nov. 22 in the United States, the new unit is the first of a series of next-generation With its new Xbox 360 game console, Microsoft is ...