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Category: Sales

Console Race: Another Lap For Sony

Posted by: Matt Vella on March 13

For the second month in a row, sales of Sony’s (SNE) Playstation 3 console system outpaced Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox 360 in the U.S., according to figures released late Mar. 13…

US Games Market: Nearly $300 Million A Week Last Month

Posted by: Matt Vella on February 15

NPD Group’s monthly numbers have an interesting if not earth shattering mix of information. PS3 is doing well. The Xbox 360, not quite. Call of Duty 4, Wii Play, Guitar…

What’s Wrong With Nintendo’s Stock?

Posted by: Matt Vella on February 06

Call it the hard bigotry of high expectations. Nintendo (NTDOY) may be coming off a blockbuster 2007 when Wii units and DS portables blew off store shelves, but that hasn’t…

Games Recession? Pshawww, Analyst Says

Posted by: Matt Vella on January 23

With the markets going nuts, people are starting to ask about the looming consequences of softening consumer spending on the games market. Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian is saying,…

2007’s Best Sellers: Hardware + Software

Posted by: Matt Vella on January 17

Nintendo (NTDOY) dominated hardware sales last year, according to NPD’s just-released figures for the year. Here’s the list, year-to-date sales in parentheses: Hardware DS: 8.50 million (17.65m) Wii: 6.29 million…

Gaming’s $18 Billion Year

Posted by: Matt Vella on January 17

NPD Group’s final sales tally for the year just rolled with another set of all-time record highs. The U.S. games market grew a whopping 43% in 2007 to nearly $18…


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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