Archives: August 2008

Japan's Square Enix Courts Tecmo

Posted by: Kenji Hall on August 29, Categories: M&A

How can Japanese video game companies stay competitive in a crowded global market? “You need a certain amount of scale,” says Square Enix’s President Yoichi Wada. The recent blitz of...

Nintendo Forecasts: What downturn?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on August 29, Categories: Nintendo

In April, analysts were down on Nintendo because the company appeared to be losing steam. For one, Nintendo's financial forecasts suggested that, this year, the company would not match the...

Question for Sony: Why No PSP Apps Store?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on August 25, Categories: Sony

Last week, at the Leipzig games convention, Sony unveiled a redesigned PlayStation Portable, the PSP 3000. Yawn. Sure, the new PSP, which goes on sale in October, has a...

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No longer child's play, the booming global games market is worth billions of dollars. In Games, Inc., BusinessWeek Innovation writer Matt Vella and Tokyo correspondent Kenji Hall analyze emerging business trends in video games and interactive entertainment. They’ll examine everything from button-mashing, chart-topping, console games to serious games commissioned by big corporations to train staff. They’ll also map the evolution of expansive virtual worlds and go behind the strategies at companies that are turning play into big business.

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