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  1. Sony One-Ups Microsoft With $399 PlayStation 4 Price at E3

    June 11, 2013 1:04 AM EDT Sony Corp. drew cheers Monday night when it announced the price of its upcoming PlayStation 4 console at the annual E3 video game convention in Los Angeles. At $399, the PlayStation 4 will be $100 less expensive than Microsoft Corp.'s nex ...

  2. 2012 Holiday-Season Music Sales Down From Last Year

    December 28, 2012 9:00 AM EST In the absence of a steady-selling blockbuster title like Adele's "21" or Michael Buble's "Christmas," 2012's holiday music sales were down compared to last year. Comparing weeks 46-51 of the 2013 SoundScan calen ...

  3. Business Matters: Vevo Says UK Departures Will Not Impact US Operations

    July 17, 2012 5:51 PM EDT VEVO's Upside of UK Management Changes -- The recent departures of two top executives at Vevo U.K. will not impact U.S. operations, a company spokesperson tells Billboard.biz. A press release issued by Vevo last Friday announced that Nic Jone ...

  4. Video: Don Omar Talks New Album, Zumba Partnership at Billboard Latin Conference

    April 25, 2012 1:56 PM EDT Don Omar was the star of the show at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Tuesday, and in between his Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo and his other myriad engagements, he stopped to talk to Billboard's cameras about his new album, re ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. New Michael Jackson Video Game Revives Moonwalking

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Video game maker Ubisoft is betting that dancing games will be all the rage this holiday season -- thanks in big part to the King of Pop. The company will bring "Michael Jackson The Experience" to stores Nov. 23 on Nintendo's Wii fo ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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. ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Camp Rock Star Signs Up to Get 'Fit'

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ahead of the premier of Disney's next hoped for musical franchise "Camp Rock," one of the stars of the movie launched a branded exercise show online. Sponsored by Nintendo's Wii, "Get Fit with Alyson!" centers around ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. '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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 'PaRappa The Rapper' Developers Prep New Game

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST The developers behind the original rhythm music game PaRappa the Rapper are at work on a new music-based game exclusive to Nintendo's Wii game console. Japanese video game company NanaOn-Sha is reuniting game designer Masaya Matsuura and arti ...

  22. 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 ...

  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. Hawthorne Heights Tops Nintendo Fusion Tour

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Outing will run Sept. 27 through Nov. 11. Hawthorne Heights will headline the fourth annual Nintendo Fusion Tour, which will also feature Relient K, Emery, the Plain White T's and Hawthorne Heights' Victory labelmate the Sleeping. The ou ...

  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. 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 ...

  28. Post-Christmas Download Sales Reach All-Time High

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.S. digital download sales hit a new all-time high in the week after Christmas with 19.9 million tracks sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The flurry of downloading in the final week of the year m U.S. digital download sales hit a new all-time ...

  29. Retailers Call For Simultaneous Releases

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European retail group GERA-Europe has urged record labels to stop offering exclusive material for digital downloads and instead carry a policy of simultaneous release of digital and physical products. BRUSSELS -- European retail group GERA-Europe ...

  30. Robbie's Hits Readied For Mobile Market

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" is to be released on a memory card format compatible with cell phones and hand-held computers, thanks to a pact struck by EMI Music U.K. and British telecommunications Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

  31. Robbie's Hits Readied For Mobile Market

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" is to be released on a memory card format compatible with cell phones and hand-held computers, thanks to a pact struck by EMI Music U.K. and British telecommunications Robbie Williams' "Gre ...