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Erika Morphy
Nintendo's 'Wiimote' Subject of Patent Suit
12/12/06 11:13 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 392 Words

Nintendo's intellectual property right to the technology in its Wii Remote -- or "Wiimote" -- was challenged this week by Interlink Electronics, which was granted a patent last year for a trigger-operated electronic device that can be operated with a pointer sensor. Interlink...

Walaika Haskins
Was PS3's European Debut a Dud?
03/23/07 2:15 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1050 Words

Publishers have shifted their strategy and developed more games for the PS2, Wii and Xbox 360 in the short term and held off on developing games for the PS3 until the mid-term because the installed base will build rather slowly for the PS3,...

Walaika Haskins
Microsoft Waxes Nostalgic With 'Pac-Man' Update
06/06/07 1:44 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 688 Words

"Pac-Man" is a game that a lot of people liked in the past and that many more will enjoy in the future, making this a significant coup for Microsoft, which has reset its sights on Nintendo's Wii , the current market leader.

Walaika Haskins
Britain Bans Sadistic Video Game
06/19/07 2:54 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 772 Words

The independent board, established in 1912, rejected the video game headed to Sony's PlayStation 2 (PS2) and Nintendo's Wii because of its "unrelenting focus on stalking and brutal slaying and the sheer lack of alternative pleasures on offer to the gamer." Rejecting a...

Keith Regan
Sony President Dismisses PS3 Price Cut Rumors
07/06/07 1:08 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 796 Words

The result is a console that costs twice what the most popular console now on the market, the Nintendo Wii , sells for in most markets.

Optimism on Market Position
Microsoft announced this week it would launch the Xbox 360...

Fred J. Aun
Jittery Sony Knocks $100 Off PS3 Price Tag
07/09/07 10:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 754 Words

As recently as Friday, Sony's president told Reuters there were no plans to cut the PS3 price, something observers expected was coming because the console's sales continue to lag behind those of its primary rivals -- Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii .

Rob Enderle
Perceptions of E3: Is Sony Done?, Apple Is Driving Technology Industry, Product of the Week
07/16/07 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1400 Words

Still, Nintendo was in this same spot prior to the Wii , and it came back -- so Sony could as well.

At E3, the likely platform for Sony to do this seems more the PSP (PlayStation Portable), which underwent some nice...

Walaika Haskins
Xbox Sends Price Cuts Overseas
08/20/07 1:03 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 819 Words

Hanging On to No. 1
While the Xbox 360, released in December 2005, currently ranks as the No. 1 selling console in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where the console has obtained more than 30 percent of the market (over 45 percent in the U.K, Netherlands and Sweden), the price reduction comes as Nintendo's Wii ...

Fred J. Aun
Game Console Sales: Like Christmas in July
08/24/07 10:51 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 587 Words

... it comes to sales , Nintendo's Wii continues to lead the pack of current-generation video game consoles, according to NPD Group. However, the real eye-opener, from NPD's perspective, is the unexpected mid-summer sales boom involving just about everything related to the games.

Walaika Haskins
'Halo 3' Burns Bright on Opening Day
09/27/07 2:28 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1127 Words

Although many lump Nintendo's Wii, the Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 together, observed Cai, the PS3 will be more impacted by the boost in Xbox 360 sales than will the Wii , because the Nintendo console is targeted at a...

Walaika Haskins
PlayStation Pricing Shakeup Hits Japan
10/09/07 11:40 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1010 Words

The price changes and new model in Japan may be Sony's attempt to make its PS3 more competitive against Nintendo's Wii , which has outsold the PS3 by a ratio of at least four to one since April.

"In Japan, a...

Walaika Haskins
With New Xbox Timer, Parents Can Play Clock Cops
11/08/07 3:27 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 575 Words

The changes are presumably designed to help Microsoft make inroads into the same demographic that has made Nintendo's Wii a big hit since its release one year ago. While the Wii has its share of action-oriented games, it has received a great...

Walaika Haskins
Sony Levels PS3 Playing Field for Small Devs
11/19/07 1:23 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 560 Words

Playing Catch Up
Since its debut one year ago, sales for the PS3 have trailed behind those of Nintendo's Wii , which was also released last November, and Microsoft's Xbox 360, which was launched back in November 2006.

The...

ECT News Staff
Extreme Makeover Napster, AOL and OLPC Edition
05/23/08 7:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1888 Words

The Nintendo Wii has had gamers all over the world waving their arms about frantically since its release.

That counts as exercise -- I guess -- but it's all just an upper-body workout. Now Nintendo has introduced Wii Fit , which just...

Walaika Haskins
Where Are the Video Games Women Really Want?
10/23/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1228 Words

The success of the Nintendo Wii has largely helped to dispel misconceptions about who games and who does not. The console has highlighted the fact that women are a significant and still growing demographic in the gaming world.

"I consider myself...

Chris Maxcer
Game Consoles, Part 2: An X-Ray of the Xbox
12/08/08 6:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1376 Words

So which is better, the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3? And what's up with the Wii ?

The answers are nowhere near clear, and they're entirely dependent on what the user wants out of their living room gaming experience. To help those...

Walaika Haskins
'Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine' Could Use More Spice
12/08/08 12:04 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 658 Words

I have often wondered what it would be like to participate in a head-to-head competition in that pressure cooker known as "Kitchen Stadium." So when I saw that a game publisher Destineer was releasing "Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine" ("ICA:SC") for the Wii ...

Chris Maxcer
Game Consoles, Part 3: A Peek at the PS3
12/15/08 6:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1480 Words

By contrast, a low-end Xbox 360 will cost half that, while the Wii comes in at $249. Arguably, you get a lot more out of a PS3 right out of the box -- Blu-ray, free online access, more hard drive, etc. -- but...

Walaika Haskins
Can Microsoft Win the Online Game?
04/16/09 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1080 Words

Finally, Nintendo has announced the release date for its Wii MotionPlus add-on and the upcoming title "Sports Resort."

A 'Stupid' Move?
Will Wright, the game designer who cofounded Maxis 20 years ago, has announced his intention to leave EA,...

Richard Adhikari
Price Cuts, Lack of Blockbusters Dampen Gaming Revenue
05/16/09 7:12 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 493 Words

Nintendo continues to dominate the market, with Wii sales totaling about double that of every other contending console. Sales of the portable Nintendo DS system totaled more than the sales of all its rivals put together.

This marks the second straight month...

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