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Nielsen: PlayStation 2 Most-Played Console In 2008

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 05:33 PM | Monday, January 5, 2009 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)

In 2008, gamers collectively spent more time with their PlayStation 2 than any other console. That's according to media research company Nielsen, whose "Top Tens" of 2008 calculated video game console usage, as well as the top PC games.

The company's methodology, also famously used in the TV industry, is to use data from households that it monitors for media usage, and then extrapolate across the entire United States.

Nielsen's data, which actually covers the period from January through October, found that PS2 users accounted for 31.7 percent of the total time played from all nationwide gamers. The Xbox 360 was the year's second-most popular console, with 17.2 percent of the time, followed by Wii at 13.4 percent.

October NPD numbers

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 02:13 PM | Tuesday, November 20, 2007 | (url:

GameDaily notes that the industry once again saw over $1 billion dollars leaving wallets at uncanny speeds, placing total sales for the year (through October) at $10.5 billion. At the same time last year, the amount had "just" reached $7 billion.

Nintendo Wii: 519K (5 million total)
Nintendo DS: 458K (13.6 million total)
Microsoft Xbox 360: 366K (7.1 million total)
Sony PSP: 286K (8.8 million total)
Sony PlayStation 2: 184K (39.4 million total)
Sony PlayStation 3: 121K (1.9 million total)

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Sony lowers fees for PS3 Developers

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 01:38 PM | Monday, November 19, 2007 | (url:

Hoping to encourage more games for the PlayStation 3, Sony has cut in half the price of a software development kit for the struggling console.

Nintendo edges out EA as top publisher

Submitted by: Fool @ 12:11 PM | Monday, October 22, 2007 | (url: http://www.msnbc....)

How? It wasnt pure financials, although Nintendo was competitive in that respect. And it wasnt due to number of releases: Nintendo shipped just 32 games last year. EA shipped 116.

But this year, for the first time, the list-compiling people at Game Developer decided to add in another factor reputation. They asked game industry professionals to rate publishers and leave comments about them. Based on those results, Nintendo got the brass ring.

1 Nintendo
2 Electronic Arts
3 ACtivision
4 Ubisoft
6 Take Two
7 Sega of America
8 Sony
9 Microsoft
10 SCi/Eidos
11 Square Enix
12 Namco Bandai Games
13 Vivendi Games
14 Capcom
15 Konami
16 NCSoft
17 Disney Interactive Studios
18 Atlus USA
19 LucasArts
20 Midway

Sony agrees to sell PS3 chip lines to Toshiba

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:14 AM | Thursday, October 18, 2007 | (url: http://money.cnn....)

Sony Corp said Thursday that it had agreed to sell its production lines for the powerful computer chip at the heart of its struggling PlayStation 3 game console to rival Toshiba Corp.

The deal, reportedly worth over one billion dollars, is part of Sony's efforts to recoup its huge investment in the PS3 and stem losses at its game unit in the face of fierce competition from rival Nintendo's Wii.

Sony is now focusing its efforts on reviving its core electronics business including products such as flat-panel televisions and digital cameras.

Software developers worried about the Wii

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 01:39 PM | Thursday, October 11, 2007 | (url: http://uk.wii.ign...)

IGN reports on a recent article from The Nikkei Business Daily. After speaking to a number of software houses on the future of the Wii, The Business Daily reveals that several developers, preferring to stay anonymous, expressed concerns over the longevity of the system, and were hesitant to develop games in the event of the Wii's popularity dropping suddenly.

New 360 Bundles For Christmas?

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 12:05 PM | Thursday, September 27, 2007 | (url:

Best Buys website is now listing two new Xbox 360 bundles that are expected to ship for the holiday season.

The most interesting suggestion, however, is a new Xbox 360 Core model that will arrive "at the end of October," sporting a HDMI port, wireless controller, 256MB memory card, and five XBLA arcade games (Boom-Boom Rocket, Pac-man, Uno, Feeding Frenzy, and Luxor 2) on a single disc. Even better is that, according to rumors, the package will carry the standard Core price of $279.99.

PlayStation Home Delayed Until Spring 2008

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 01:34 PM | Thursday, September 20, 2007 | (url:

While the Sony-oriented keynote at the Tokyo Game Show held mostly positive words with the announcement of the DualShock 3 and new PSP Remote Play features, one piece of disappointment for those PS3 gamers wanting a different online experience is that PlayStation Home will be delayed until spring 2008.

Microsoft: 11.6 Million Xbox 360s Sold

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 01:15 PM | Thursday, September 20, 2007 | (url:

Microsoft sent out a new list of statistics to the media to give an update on their Xbox 360 businesses. A few highlights:

*Microsoft says it has now sold 11.6 million units of the Xbox 360 console worldwide.

*More Xbox 360 games have been sold in the US (24.3 million units) than the PS3 and Wii games combined (19.8 million units).

*Xbox 360 consoles have an average attach rate of 6.3 games sold per console.

Sony Hon Hai = Cheap PS3's?

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 10:27 PM | Saturday, September 15, 2007 | (url: http://www.emsnow...)

A $399 model confirmed? That would really save Sonys butt in the market right now.

"Insiders in the sector said that Sony has cut the selling price of PS3 consoles, and, at the mean time, planned to launch low-price models, with ASUSTeK Computer Inc. and Hon Hai Precision to supply the models".

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers on electronic manufacturing service (EMS) basis, recently joined Sony's supply chain to deliver Play Station 3 (PS3) consoles, according to industry sources.

Sony Claims All 60GB PS3s Shipped To Retail

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:12 AM | Friday, August 31, 2007 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) PR boss David Karraker has appeared to confirm that the 60GB hard drive version of the PlayStation 3 is out of stock at internal SCEA warehouses and that once stock at retails runs out the console will no longer be available in North America.

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Halo 3 Goes Gold

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 11:46 PM | Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | (url: http://www.gameta...)

The fight is ready to be finished: Halo 3 has gone gold and is heading to manufacturing.

Coming soon to a store near you. ;)

July NPD: PS3 'price cut' not enough to beat Xbox 360

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 10:32 AM | Tuesday, August 28, 2007 | (url:

Mostly, we learn that Sony Computer Entertainment America's SKU altering change -- resulting in sales of 159,000 PlayStation 3s -- around E3 time wasn't enough to push Xbox 360 out of the frame, as Microsoft managed 170,000 sales. Of course, Wii and PlayStation 2 continued their mutual domination using "last generation" hardware, pushing 425,000 and 220,000 respectively. Them's some crazy digits, kids. -

Report: Microsoft to Revise Xbox 360 Core System

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 12:03 AM | Wednesday, August 22, 2007 | (url: http://www.dailyt...)

Several sources familiar with Microsoft's new Xbox 360 marketing tact have confirmed that the rebranded Xbox 360 Core is indeed legit and will likely be announced here in the U.S. in time for the holidays.

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