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Report: Global PS3 market share increasing

You may have assumed this from the climbing PS3 sales Sony reported last week, but a report from Research and Markets provides further confirmation that the system is increasing in popularity around the world. "The PS3 is dominant in Japan and Korea," the report notes, "and as of June 2008, has...

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Does Microsoft need Japan to succeed?

It's been generally known for a while that Microsoft has had trouble selling game systems in Japan, first with the Xbox and now with even slower sales of the Xbox 360. Analyst Robert Ehrenberg harps on this fact in a repetitive analysis claiming that the Xbox brand in a "bomb" that is dragging down...

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New Yorker: Wii doesn't have to win to be a winner

We know, The New Yorker isn't the first name in video game writing, but staff writer James Surowiecki is a well respected business writer whose most recent column, titled "In Praise of Third Place," is valuable reading for every fanboy whose metric for success is a simple market share ratio. Much...

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WoW dominates MMO market share

If you were in doubt about World of Warcraft's popularity amongst MMOs, the updated subscriber numbers over at MMOGChart will set you straight. The pie chart above shows the market share, as of May 2006, of subscription-based MMOs; the huge blue slice taking up 50.6% of the market is none other...

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