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Games sales down for September, up for the year

So even with the tremendous pile of console games released in September, game sales in the US during that month, when compared to the September of 2004, were down around 24%.  What is this, the music industry or something?  Be ye not afraid.  The rest of the report from the NPD gro...

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Weekly Wrap Up : October 10-16, 2005

The calm before the storm.  That's what mid-October feels like.  We found out that males in their early twenties spend their time playing games, as if we didn't know that (even in our late 30's).  Hollywood is getting hip to the PSP, which was inevitable.  Sony took a page from...

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Upcoming Nintendo DS titles announced in Japan

According to EuroGamer, Nintendo has unleashed a list of upcoming titles for the DS.  They highlight the known New Super Mario Brothers title, along with a working titled TingleRPG. Mario does hoops in a working titled Baskets 3 vs 3 (ugh), living titles Densetsu no Starfy 4 and Custom...

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Price drop on GB Micro for FutureShop Canadians

Attention video game shoppers, for the next few hours we've got the latest GameBoy Micro on sale, over the US border, at Future Shop Canada.  The price in Canadian dollars is $97.99; which in US dollars amounts to something around $83 and in Euros about EU68.  Unfortunately, the online...

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Launch titles for the Xbox 360 get official

The debates over how many and which titles would be available for the Xbox 360 launch have gone on for awhile.  In an interview with Joystiq only two days ago, Microsoft's Director of Platform marketing spoke of roughly 15-20 titles upon launch.  The list becomes a little more sett...

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Nintendo goes "Game On" in Turkey

Nintendo inked an exclusive import and distriubution deal with the Turkish firm Nortec Eurasia (not to be be confused with the Nortec Collective).  Nortec Eurasia will not only import and distribute products, but is also hiring a legal firm to keep an eye on retailers who might be selling pi...

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Weekly WrapUp: September 26 - October 2, 2005

In case you didn't notice, the flow of news on Joystiq grew to unprecedented levels this week.  First, if you think games are getting too expensive, why don't you buy the right to publish your favorite game?  200+ titles from Acclaim's publishing catalog are going to be on auction. ...

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He Said, He Said, as far as J Thompson and Jeb Bush are concerned

A little cat fight is in the making over at GamePolitics involving the office of Florida governor Jeb Bush and the anti-violent games, "Go to Hell Slowly" Jack Thompson.  The JT sent out a press release yesterday stating the good Gubernator of Florida would sign and support a bill aimed at ...

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Best Buy tests the sale of used video games

Somewhat quietly, or at least quietly until CNN covered the story, Best Buy has been testing the sale (and trade-in) of used video games in their storefront locations.  Of course, the buying and selling of used games has been going on for quite sometime, but apparently BestBuy getting into t...

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Will the real Origen please stand up

Having a nearly unlimited marketing budget offers Microsoft the pleasure of uploading upon the gaming world a beautiful green tree, linguistic riddles and enigmatic bunnies that speak in captions and get high on golden fruits… all in the name of Origen.  Amidst all this flash-enab...

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