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DS shipments triple PSP in Japan

News site Bloomberg has published a story focusing on shipment numbers for both the DS and PSP in Japan and, unsurprisingly, when compared side-by-side, the DS is winning. Shipping at about 3-to-1 when compared to the PSP in the region, the DS is still showing its dominance in the market. Sony...

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Nintendo to launch 200 million dollar ad campaign

Nintendo has this nasty tendency to make money with their consoles, despite often being seen as the "loser" in the reputed console wars. Their stock holders are generally quite happy, especially in recent times, and believe it or not, Nintendo has a war chest of something like ten bazillion yen....

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DS Lite = 72% profit rise in second quarter earnings

With the tag team duo of New Super Mario Bros. and the DS Lite, Nintendo posted a 72% profit gain during fiscal second quarter. Given the news, Nintendo's net income reached 38.8 billion yen (or $327 million US) and increased their shipping forecast for the DS Lite yet again to 20 million units...

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PS3 may not make year-end 2 million production mark [update 2]

Bloomberg is reporting that the PS3 year-end shipment projection of 2 million units (with 1mil to 1.2mil tagged for North America) may not be possible. Sony says there is a parts shortage for the Blu-ray disc drive, so production is running behind previous forecasts. Our favorite Sony exec, Jack...

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Nintendo raises profits forecast based on DS sales and weak Yen

An interesting article over at Bloomberg discusses Nintendo's profit forecast and how, because of strong DS sales and a weak Yen, the company has raised it's yearly-profit outlook by 20 percent. Net income is to be as high as 100 billion yen ($851 million) for the year ending March 31st, blowing...

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Sony slow on delivering dev-kits to some, not all

From a news article released at Bloomberg.com the PS3 is being met with conflicting views in the eyes of developers yet again. Last time, the issue was about game pricing and this time it's about the PS3 itself. Basically, all the developers are agreeing that the launch titles for the PS3 will NOT...

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Kaz: 15 titles for launch

Sony's Kaz Hirai commented to news site Bloomberg that he expects the company's Playstation 3 to launch with 15 titles this November. This is in contrast to what some third-party higher-ups have been saying, including Sega's Simon Jeffrey and THQ's Brian Farrell. Jeffrey's argument stems from third...

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PlayStation 3 spring launch is "impossible"

Namco Bandai president Takeo Takasu has gone public with his knowledge, or lack thereof, of the PS3's launch date. Takasu told Bloomberg, "Without any announcements so far, the spring release is impossible." In response, Sony issued a vague rebuttal, stating, "Nothing has changed with...

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