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Tesla has coast to coast coverage with super charge stations now

Submitted by: Goshin @ 09:22 AM | Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | (url: http://watchplayr...)

You can drive from west to east for free if you own a Tesla S
takes 30 minutes to charge 170 miles, so stopping every 3 hours. I guess it'll keep you regular for bathrooms and food.
They plan on having EVEN MORE stations by 2015.

[qoute]The Model S is known to have an operating range of 265 EPA certified miles, 170 of which can be recharged (for free mind you) within 30 minutes of being plugged in. This means that essentially every pit stop that you take on your road trip allows time to recharge and stretch your legs while not costing you anything in gas. Right now, there are 71 stations active and is now possible for you to travel from one coast to the other via the network of charging stations.

By 2015, Tesla plans on having 98% of the United States covered with access to the power stations[/quote]
[img]http://watchplayread.com/files/2014/01/tesla-supercharger-map.png[/img]

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Netflix Coming to the Wii

Submitted by: Rayn @ 05:04 PM | Wednesday, January 13, 2010 | (url: http://www.pcworl...)

* free dvd from netflix for subscribers will allow them to stream netflix shit like the other 2 systems
* free unlike xbox live
* its only 480p
* not really sure when this comes out but i don't get netflix anyway

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Nintendo's Profits Slide 52 Percent as Wii Fades

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:27 AM | Thursday, October 29, 2009 | (url: http://www.pcmag....)

Nintendo Co Ltd reported a 52 percent slide in quarterly profit on Thursday and slashed its full-year earnings forecast, as its Wii console loses its place as the videogame platform to beat.

Demand for Nintendo's family-friendly games has cooled as rivals Sony Corp and Microsoft Corp bolster their catalog of games that appeal to die-hard players.

Nintendo's portable game machine, the DS, also faces increasing competition from Apple Inc's iPhone, which has become a popular platform for handheld games. And like other Japanese exporters, Nintendo has been hit by the stronger yen, which eats into the value of overseas profits.

The group slashed its annual sales forecast for the Wii by nearly a quarter and in an attempt to reignite demand said it would roll out a large-screen version of the DS.

But that falls short of being a real product advance, said Hiroshi Kamide, an analyst at KBC Securities in Tokyo.

"A lot of what they're doing seems to be old hat, and therefore what we need to hear is more information about their ideas going forward," he said.

"There is still life in the current platforms with the content they can generate themselves, but there is a need for the company to demonstrate that there are new products."

Nintendo's operating profit fell to 64 billion yen ($709 million) in July-September from 133 billion a year earlier, missing an average forecast of 90 billion in a poll of four analysts by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Reuters calculated the quarterly figure by subtracting Nintendo's first-quarter results from the first-half figures released on Thursday.


Strong October NPD defies market plunge

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 11:34 AM | Friday, November 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamesp...)

US gaming industry sees 18 percent year-over-year growth to $1.31 billion; Fable II tops software, Wii retains hardware crown, while Xbox 360 outsells PS3 nearly 2 to 1.

TOP-SELLING HARDWARE - OCTOBER 2008
Wii--803,000
Nintendo DS--491,000
Xbox 360--371,000
PlayStation Portable--193,000
PlayStation 3--190,000
PlayStation 2--136,000




Valve feels the Wii love

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 11:40 PM | Saturday, May 3, 2008 | (url: http://www.comput...)

"We all play the Wii a lot and we think that the proper way for Valve to approach the Wii would be to make something cool designed specifically for it." he added, when quizzed on the possibility of Valve venturing away from its usual FPS scene.


PS3 Outsells XBox 360 Again in February NPD

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 11:11 AM | Friday, March 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)

US VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY - FEBRUARY 2008

Software: $668.7m ( 47%)
Hardware: $480.0 million ( 19%)
Accessories: $185.3m ( 36%)
Total Games: $1.33 billion ( 34%)

HARDWARE - FEBRUARY 2008

Nintendo DS - 587.6K (from 251K)
Wii - 432K (from 274K)
PlayStation 2 - 351.8K
PlayStation 3 - 280.8K (from 269K)
Xbox 360 - 254.6K (from 230K)
PSP - 243.1K (from 230K)


Has XBox 360 past it's prime?

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 03:09 PM | Friday, February 29, 2008 | (url: http://www.next-g...)

Seven years after the introduction of its first console, Microsoft is waging a new war with Xbox 360 against itself. Phil Spencer, the general manager of Microsoft Game Studios Europe, believes the war can still be won. - NG


Nintendo Announces Wii Pay & Play

Submitted by: LouCypher @ 01:54 PM | Saturday, February 23, 2008 | (url: http://kotaku.com...)

Taking a lead from Microsoft, Nintendo will begin "collecting fees for some services [that] will allow us to adapt flexibly." Rumor has it their e-currency will be gold coins hidden in brick blocks.


Activision Announces GHIII: Aerosmith

Submitted by: SpenXcore @ 11:30 AM | Friday, February 15, 2008 | (url: http://www.psu.co...)

New GHIII expansion due this June.


[NPD - JAN] PS3 Outsells Everything. Nearly, Wii Included.

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 11:10 AM | Friday, February 15, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)

Hardware:

Wii - 274K (from 1.35 million)
PlayStation 3 - 269K (from 798K)
Nintendo DS - 251K (from 2.47 million)
PSP - 230K (from 1.06 million)
Xbox 360 - 230K (from 1.26 million)


Software:

The full rundown is as follows:

1. Call of Duty 4 (Xbox 360, Activision) - 330.9K
2. Wii Play w/remote (Wii, Nintendo) - 298.1K
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock w/guitar (Wii, Activision) - 239.6K
4. Rock Band (Xbox 360, MTV/Harmonix) - 183.8K
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock w/guitar (Xbox 360, Neversoft/Activision) - 182.7K
6. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii, Nintendo) - 172K
7. Burnout Paradise (Xbox 360, EA) - 144.1K
8. Call of Duty 4 (Xbox 360, Activision) - 140K
9. Mario Party (DS, Nintendo) - 138.5K
10. Mario and Sonic: Olympic


EA and NFL to Fuck Exclusively

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 01:21 PM | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | (url: http://blog.wired...)

Apparently comfortable with the current exclusivity arrangement, EA and the NFL have extended the relationship until 2013. This means no triumphant NFL return for the 2K series among other things. Right now the only alternatives appear to be BCFE and the Euphoria based 'Backbreaker.' Supposedly the makers of the Euphoria engine were in talks with EA to try and get something done for the Madden series.


[NPD] CoD4 Breaks 3M Sold

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 07:26 PM | Thursday, January 17, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)

With the December totals CoD 4 has broken 3 million copies sold.

On 360 alone. Great news for the folks at Infinity Ward. The Nintendo DS continues its march towards a fuckton LTD units sold.


Hardware December Numbers:
Nintendo DS - 2.47 million (from 1.53m)
Wii - 1.35 million (from 981K)
Xbox 360 - 1.26 million (from 770K)
PlayStation 2 - 1.1 million (from 496K)
PSP - 1.06 million (from 567K)
PlayStation 3 - 798K (from 466K)

Software December Numbers:
1. Call of Duty 4 (Xbox 360, Activision) - 1.47 million
2. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii, Nintendo) - 1.40 million
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock w/guitar (PlayStation 2, Neversoft/Budcat/Activision) 1.25 million
4. Wii Play w/remote (Wii, Nintendo) - 1.08 million
5. Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360, Ubisoft) - 894k

More info at Gamasutra.


[Wii] Super Smash Bros. Brawl delayed again

Submitted by: OSiRiS 341 @ 12:12 PM | Tuesday, January 15, 2008 | (url: http://www.smashb...)

North American release for Super Smash Bros. Brawl (for Nintendo Wii console) pushed back to March 9 2008.

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[NPD] DS Tops 1.5M Units in NA for Nov. (more)

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 09:24 PM | Thursday, December 13, 2007 | (url: http://www.thesim...)

The November NPD sales report is in and 1.5 million DSs were sold in NA during the month alone. The little handheld is most likely on its way to being the best selling console of all time. In other news, Mario Galaxy is a million seller, CoD4 edged close to 2 million across all platforms, and UT3 for PC fucking tanked with only ~34k copies sold in NA. Total sales crossed the $2.63 Billion mark with Activision scoring big.

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Nintendo Wii 981,000
Nintendo DS 1,535,000
Xbox 360 770,000
PlayStation Portable 567,000
PLAYSTATION 3 466,000
PlayStation 2 496,000
Total Tracked Hardware Units 4,319,000

Even more if you hit the link. Thank you Sim Exchange.


October NPD numbers

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 02:13 PM | Tuesday, November 20, 2007 | (url: http://www.next-g...)

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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