Video game industry

  1. Recession? Not For Video Games

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Economic uncertainty that is hampering most media won’t stop the growth in video games. Revenue generated in the U.S. and Canada by the video game industry, minus hardware sales, will grow at an average clip of 5.8% annually over the next five yea ...

  2. Gov. Paterson's Digital Tax Proposal Draws Criticism

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST New York State governor David Paterson's proposal to impose a tax on digital downloads has drawn criticism from some in the music industry. Paterson has proposed a 4% sales tax on downloads of music, ringtones, games, movies and other media f ...

  3. Videogame Consoles Flood Households

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The number of U.S. households with videogame consoles has jumped 18.5% since 2004, according to research from Nielsen Wireless and Interactive Services. In the fourth quarter of 2006, there were 45.7 million homes with videogame consoles, a penetr ...

  4. 50 Cent Game Tops 1 Mil Sold

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bad reviews don't hurt sales Despite being roundly panned by critics throughout the gaming industry, the videogame "50 Cent: Bulletproof" has proven a successful retail hit, selling more than 1 million units since it was introduced ...

  5. Videogame Giant EA's Net Revenue Plummets 90%

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stocks of all major game publishers dip on news. Videogame industry bellwether Electronic Arts reported a 90% drop in net revenue for the quarter ending March 31, compared to the same quarter last year. This caused its stock to fall about 11%, acc ...

  6. GameStop To Buy Electronics Boutique For $1.44 Bil

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Videogame retailer GameStop Corp. said on April 18 it would buy competitor Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. for $1.44 billion in cash and stock, creating a company that would rival Wal-Mart in game (Reuters) -- Videogame retailer GameStop Corp. ...

  7. Calif. Lawmakers, Groups Rally Against Video Games

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elected officials, religious leaders and civic activists rallied across California yesterday (April 8) to support two bills pending before the legislature that would restrict the sale of violent video Elected officials, religious leaders and civic ...