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March 21, 2007 - 1:18pm

Combined next generation and handheld sales were $275 million thanks primarily to “dramatically higher than expected sales of 360 and Wii games,” according to a note from Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter.

Nintendo and Microsoft accounted for $79 million of the $96 million year-over-year increase in sales.

Current generation software sales, including Game Boy Advance software, were $275 million.

The well-reviewed Crackdown for Xbox
March 21, 2007 - 8:07am
Devil May Cry 4 will be released simultaneously for PS3 and Xbox 360. The action series has this far notched up sales of seven million units. This news will come as a blow to Sony which has been criticized for its lack of third party exclusives.

"Capcom is committed to making its titles available to as wide an audience as possible, and has been building its technology base to meet that goal," said Capcom U.S. boss Mark Beaumont.
March 21, 2007 - 7:54am
God of War 2 tops the overall top-selling games chart as other titles such as Wii Play and to-be-released games Pokemon Diamond and Pearl and Super Paper Mario stir things up on the list.
March 21, 2007 - 7:48am

The two companies already have a relationship, and EA says it plans to extend its interest. IIn 2006, EA and Neowiz partnered to launch EA Sports FIFA Online, which now has 4.4 million registered subscribers.

Under the terms of today’s deal, EA will own approximately 19 percent of Neowiz stock at a cost of $105 million.
March 21, 2007 - 7:46am

Our 1/3-mile per lap test track course includes 90-degree street corners, lane changes and simulated expressway ramps.

March 21, 2007 - 7:45am
The official reason for his sudden departure are said to be personal. Koei has been losing share in recent years, and is known to be looking towards opportunities in the online and mobile markets.

Kenji Matsubara, head of the software division #4 at Koei is stepping in to take over. His division was responsible for online content and mobile phones. He joined the company in 2001 and stered projects such as Nobunaga no Yabo Online and Shin Sangokumusou.
March 21, 2007 - 7:44am
cclaim is not a company that‘s afraid of the new. It’s bringing esoteric Korean games to Western markets. It’s basing its business on a largely unknown free-to-play advertising-based model. It’s opening up development to consumers via grand Willy Wonka-style contests.

Also, it’s dispensed with testers and is getting Joe Public to do the work for free.

This last one that catches the eye.
March 21, 2007 - 7:40am

week, the New York-based company added the 50th game to its ad serving network.
March 21, 2007 - 7:33am

Yuji Fujimori said in an investor note reported at CNN Money that cost-reduction measures in the manufacturing process would allow Sony to pass the savings along to consumers without damaging the company's long-term profitability.

Fujimori's note outlined how Sony reduced the number of components in the original PlayStation from 700 pieces to

March 21, 2007 - 7:30am

The recently released budget-priced PS2 version of GTA: Vice City Stories managed to knock off Ubisoft's GRAW 2 for Xbox 360, which held the top spot last week. Released less than a month ago in Europe, Final Fantasy XII also drops a spot, while the new Wii version of Tiger Woods 07 drives that title to number five. Dr.
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