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North American Video Games for the Week Ending February 7, 2009 February 19, 2009 9:31 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Playstation 3, Sony, Video Games, Wii, Xbox 360.
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nintendologo-012909Nintendo 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 PS3 at #5 (56,518) and Sony’s PS2 at #6 (28,838).

On the software side, Wii Fit was the best selling game for the Nintendo Wii followed by Wii Play and Mario Kart Wii.  The 360 was paced by Left 4 Dead, Skate 2 and Call of Duty: World of War.  The best selling title on the PS3 was Skate 2, Call of Duty: World at War and Afro Samurai.

Source: VG Chartz

New Trailer for Ghostbusters: The Video Game December 4, 2008 6:54 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Movies, Nintendo, PC, Sony, Video Games.
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Terminal Reality has released a brand new trailer of Ghostbusters: The Video Game. Not only does the game look great, but this is the first time we’ve heard voice work from the original cast: Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harrold Ramis and Earnie Hudson.  Check it out below. 

Ghostbusters: The Video Game will be released on the Xbox 360, Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and PC June 2009.

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August NPD Software and Hardware Sales September 13, 2007 8:37 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in DS, GBA, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, PS2, PS3, PSP, Sony, Video Game Hardware, Video Game Sales, Video Games, Wii, Xbox 360.
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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 August 24, 2007 1:03 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in DS, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, PS2, PS3, PSP, Sony, Videogame Hardware Sales, Videogames, Wii, Xbox 360.
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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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Nintendo Wii/DS First Again for February March 22, 2007 11:20 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Hardware Sales, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, Sony, Video Game Sales.
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Nintendo’s Wii and DS were the top selling console/portable gaming systems for the month of February.

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Columbia Picks Up Green Hornet Project March 21, 2007 3:34 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Columbia Pictures, Comics, Movies, News, Sony, The Green Hornet.
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Columbia Pictures has finalized rights to The Green Hornet.  Neal Mortiz (Click, Gridiron Gang) will produce the feature adaptation under his Original Film banner.

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Sony Sets Launch Date for PS3 in Europe January 27, 2007 3:06 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Sony, Sony Playstation 3, Video Games.
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Sony has officially set the launch information for the European and Australian debut of the Sony Playstation 3.

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Playstation 3 Launch (and cost details) November 17, 2006 11:39 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Sony, Sony Playstation 3, Video Games.
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The first of two new console launches (the Nintendo Wii on Sunday being the other) is happening today.

The Playstation 3 will be available today, to those who’ve pre-ordered or are waiting in line, in two varieties; a $599.99 version which contains a 60GB harddrive, a multimedia reader and WiFi built in and a $499.99 version which contains a 20GB harddrive, no multimedia reader and no WiFi built in.

Demand is expected to be high, but unfortunately Sony will not be able to meet it with expected shipments somewhere in the neighborhood of 150,000 to 200,000 (they previously were shooting for about 1M, before cutting it to 400,000 and now halving that).

Supplies throughout the holiday season are also expected to be low as Sony as reports indicate Sony will only be able to supply around 500,000 to 800,000 units by the end of the year in North America (halved from the previous estimate of 1M to 1.2M).

According to a report at iSupply Corporation, the 20GB version of the Playstation 3 costs the company $805.85/console (a $306.85 loss/console) to produce, while the 60B version costs the company $840.35/console (or a loss of $241.35/console) to produce.

Needless to say, this is a very expensive launch for the company, and they have a lot riding on it.

Free Blu-ray Movie to Be Bundled With PS3 October 20, 2006 10:06 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Blu-ray Disc, HD DVD, Microsoft, News, Sony, Video Games.
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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 go on sale November 17th in two flavors; a full-featured WiFi enabled version with a 60GB hard drive for $599.99 and a non WiFi enabled 20GB version for $499.99.

Microsoft is expected to release their HD DVD Add-On for $199.99 in mid November. That will enable Xbox 360 users to add HD DVD playback (the other high definition optical disc format). It will also be bundled with a free movie, the 2005 hit “King Kong”.