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North American Video Games for the Week Ending February 7, 2009

Nintendo continues to lead the pack in the software and hardware sales charts for the week ending February 7th, with the company selling 234,094 Wii’s and 154,944 DS’s.  The next closest system was Microsoft’s Xbox 360 which sold 92,062 units.  Rounding out the rest of the list was Sony’s PSP at #4 (61,176), Sony’s […]

August NPD Software and Hardware Sales

Nintendo remained on top with the two best selling consoles. The two consoles combined to sell nearly 787,000 units.

This marks the 10th consecutive month in which the Wii (#1 – 403,600) and DS (#2 – 383,300) have held the top two spots on the chart, and the second in a row in which the Wii overtook the DS.

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Wii Dominates Videogame Sales Charts for July

Another month, another domination of the sales charts by Nintendo in the US. The companies two videogame systems (the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS) were the top 2 systems for the month of July in the US, with combined sales at 830,000.

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“Halo 3” Dated: September, 25

Microsoft today announced the release date of their highly anticipated video game for the Xbox 360, Halo 3. The game will be released on Tuesday, September 25.

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Microsoft Officially Unveils Xbox 360 Elite

Codenamed Zephyr and revealed back in January of this year, Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox 360 Elite.

The Elite version will sport a new black finish, and come equipped with a 120GB hard drive, HDMI a/v port, HDMI cable, black wireless controller and black headset. The new unit will go on sale beginning April 29 with a retail price of $479.99.

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Nintendo Wii/DS First Again for February

Nintendo’s Wii and DS were the top selling console/portable gaming systems for the month of February.

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Xbox Live 2nd Most Popular Download Site

Downloads on Microsoft’s Xbox Live service are up 400% since the company introduced downloading of television and movies in November of last year, making the site the second most popular behind Apple’s iTunes.

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Microsft Zune to be Video Game equipped by July 2008

Microsoft Corp. said that they expect to introduce video games for its Zune music player within 18 months, in an effort to stay on equal footing with Apple Inc.’s iPod.

The Zune hasn’t had much success against the Apple iPod, selling in the “..hundreds of thousands”, according to Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment […]

Free Blu-ray Movie to Be Bundled With PS3

On launch day, The Playstation 3 will be bundled with a free Blu-ray movie, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”, the Nascar racing comedy starring Will Ferrell.

That addition was one of many announcements given at a Sony’s Gamers’ Day conference yesterday, including free online gameplay from launch.

The Sony Playstation 3 will […]

Microsoft Zune Priced and Dated

Microsoft Zune

Microsoft has set the price and release date of its personal multimedia iPod like device.

The Microsoft Zune will launch on November 14th this year for the MSRP of $249.99. The 30GB model’s price is $50 less than the comparable iPod model from Apple.

Users can purchase a Zune Pass ($14.99/month) and have access to millions of songs, or they can download individual songs for 79¢ per track (also less than what Apple charges – 99¢ per track).

The press release from Microsoft follows below:

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Xbox 360 HD DVD Disc Drive – Price and Release Frame

Xbox 360 with HD DVD Drive

Microsoft has announced its price point ($199.99) and release frame (mid November) of its HD DVD Disc Drive for the Microsoft Xbox 360 Core or Premium Console.

The add-on device will be capable of outputting the formats full 1080p resolution, and will connect via USB 2.0.

At current prices, an Xbox 360, equipped with the required add-on to play the movies, will run anywhere from $499.99 to $599.99, the same price range as the formats competing Blu-ray technology from Sony.

This November, Sony will release the PS3 in two models, one for $499.99 and one for $599.99. Both models will be capable of playing back full 1080p Blu-ray movies.

Neither console will be capable of paying both formats.

Currently, Toshiba and RCA sell HD DVD units for $499.99 to $799.99, while Samsung has the only Blu-ray player out at $999.99.

More hardware manufactures are expected to release their own units come holiday season.

The Full Press Release is viewable below:

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