How the video games industry is faring
Companies in the video games industry have begun releasing their earnings reports for the latest quarter. Here's a look at selected companies that make or sell video games or machines.
— Oct. 18: Microsoft Corp. says Xbox 360 platform revenue fell 24 percent, or $418 million, mostly because of fewer consoles sold and lower revenue from video games software. The year-ago quarter saw the release of "Gears of War 3," with no comparable major releases in the just-ended quarter. That was offset partly by higher revenue from its Xbox Live subscription service.
— Wednesday: Nintendo Co.
— Oct. 30: Electronic Arts Inc., Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.
— Nov. 1: Sony Corp.
— Nov. 5: THQ Inc.
— Nov. 7: Activision Blizzard Inc.