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Kim Dotcom's gift to the hacker crew behind the Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox networks attacks brought temporary relief, but it sets a bad example for the longer term.
With E3 on the horizon, Microsoft slashes 250GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundle to $299 UPDATE: Target says "our bad"
Microsoft is making really hard for consumers not to pick up its latest console. With a $299 Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle, will the PlayStation 3 stand a chance?
Microsoft has floated the idea of officially supporting its Kinect gesture-based game controller in the PC realm after hackers have used it for various experiments, but Sony may beat it to the punch with support for its own PlayStation Move motion controllers.According to our sister site CNET, Sony exec John McCutchan will discuss a project called Move Server at the upcoming Game Developers Conference.
Since it is just about a week before the electronics world's annual pilgrimage for the Consumer Electronics show, I felt this item was particularly appropriate. I was poking around various Web sites for green technology news this morning, when I came across this press release from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI): Turns out that the Nintendo Wii system uses approximately 6X less power in active mode than either the Sony Playstation or the Microsoft Xbox 360.
Microsoft has slashed the price of the Xbox 360 gaming console to half of that of the PlayStation 3.
January 2008 gaming sales of $1.1 bln were down 6% below January 2007, according to the NPD Group. The Nintendo Wii sold 274,000, followed by the Sony PlayStation 3 (269,000) and the Microsoft Xbox 360 (230,000).
If you plan on buying a Sony PlayStation 3 or a Microsoft Zune this Christmas, then you will join an elite group of individuals who will have the privilege of beta testing that product. On top of that, you'll be expected to market that product aggressively during 2007 by actively promoting it to your friends, colleagues and family.
NPD Group says Pokemon Emerald (GameBoy Advance), Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Sony PlayStation 2) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Microsoft XBox) were the top selling console games in May 2005. Forza Motorsport (XBox) was #4, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (Sony PlayStation 2) was #5.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates alludes to licensing the basic software to third parties as a stab at Sony's rival PlayStation.
Microsoft is to cut the price of its Xbox games console in a bid to halt declining sales but analysts say Sony's PlayStation 2 has little to fear from the move
The rivalry between the PlayStation and Xbox consoles represents the first major conflict in a long-anticipated battle between Sony and Microsoft.
Sony announced Thursday that worldwide shipments of its PlayStation 2 video game console have surpassed 50 million units, broadening the electronics giant's lead over rivals Microsoft and Nintendo. Sony said that since the console was introduced in Japan in March 2000, it has shipped 21.
Not playing games, analyst says
Analysts believe that buying the UK games developer will be of little short-term benefit to Microsoft, but will help when the second version of the Xbox goes up against the PlayStation 3
LucasArts said Monday that it would begin developing online games for Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation 2. The video game division of George Lucas' multimedia empire will begin producing the first of its "Star Wars Galaxies" online gaming series for the two consoles. LucasArts did not disclose a release date, but said it would produce the multiplayer games for the next two generations of the Xbox and PlayStation. Microsoft and Sony have ambitious plans to make the Internet a more central element in video games. Online gaming allows companies to charge customers monthly fees so they can play more interactive and collaborative games. In one example, Sony's "EverQuest" has experienced wild popularity, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers paying $13 a month to play. In the "Star Wars Galaxies" series, players take on character roles and engage in various quests while interacting with other players. LucasArts in December will release a PC version of the game, "Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided," which is being developed by Sony Online Entertainment. --Jim Hu, Special to ZDNet News
Microsoft reported Wednesday that sales of its Xbox game console jumped in Europe the first week after a price cut there went into effect April 26. According to a Microsoft statement, the most recent weekly sales tallies show the Xbox running neck and neck with Sony's PlayStation 2, accounting for 49 percent of game console sales in England, 46 percent in France and 55 percent in Germany. The Xbox is facing new competition overseas, however, since Nintendo's GameCube went on sale in Europe May 3. --David Becker, Special to ZDNet News
Sony will announce on Tuesday the release of a PlayStation 2 version of its popular online PC game "EverQuest," as it tries to build an audience for an upcoming online add-on for the video game console. Sony Online Entertainment, a division of the media and electronics conglomerate, said it would release "EverQuest Online Adventure," based on the series of PC online games, for the PS2 next spring. The game will consist of packaged software and a subscription-based online service. "EverQuest" is one of the biggest financial success stories in the nascent world of online gaming, with more than 400,000 subscribers paying subscription fees--$12.95 a month as of April 25--for access to the huge virtual world the game occurs in. Analysts said the announcement helps Sony build credibility for its effort to push the PS2 online, but they questioned whether the "EverQuest" style of gaming will work on a console. For starters, much "EverQuest" activity centers on online chat, something that won't be possible on the PS2 without an add-on keyboard or voice capability. Sony is racing against Microsoft, which has said it would launch an online service for its Xbox game machine in late summer or early fall. --David Becker, Special to ZDNet News
Video games publisher THQ announced Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of game developer Rainbow Studios. Phoenix-based Rainbow is best known for racing games such as the "Motocross Madness" series of PC games published by Microsoft and "ATV Off Road Fury" for Sony's PlayStation 2. "We look forward to leveraging their expertise in creating original action and racing game content, two of the biggest genres in console gaming," Jeff Lapin, chief operating officer for Calabasas Hills, Calif.-based THQ, said in a statement.
Sony's CEO Kunitake Ando says his company's biggest fear is now Microsoft as Xbox causing his company to step up PlayStation 3's development schedule.
Seagate gets the nod to supply two types of hard drives for Sony's Playstation 2. It's already making hard drives for the Microsoft Xbox.
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