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Nintendo making six bucks on every Wii sold

Macquarie Securities analyst David Gibson has used Science to calculate that Nintendo makes $6 from every Wii console snapped up by the public. It's long been known that Nintendo profits from its hardware, though how much has never been revealed. If Gibson's sums are accurate, that means Nintendo ma...

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Forbes details Take-Two's EA alternative: Ubisoft

The machinations of the corporate video game world have become a soap opera of unwelcome attention, would-be suitors, potential partnerships and, of course, undead vampires. While EA's restless pursuit of Take-Two continues (and continues and continues), the latter publisher isn't simply lapping u...

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Is the iPhone App Store a threat to DS?

With the impending launch of the iPhone App Store promising to finally (officially) bring games to Apple's all-in-one portable, a Forbes editorial is again floating the idea that Nintendo's DS may be facing a threat to its market-leading portable perch. The editorial notes that the iPhone combines t...

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The top-selling games in the US over the last 15 years

Forbes, with data supplied by NPD, has released a list of the top-selling games in the US over the last 15 years. NPD only began tracking data 15 years ago, so there may be an outlier from the '80s or early '90s, but it appears the industry really ramped up this millennium, with the top games all ...

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Hiroshi Yamauchi rolling in gold coins

After coming third last year, former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi is now the richest man in Japan, according to Forbes. Current estimates place Yamauchi's net worth at $7.8 billion, a figure that would see the 80-year-old place 40th in the equivalent U.S. list, and 149th in the world. You ...

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Hiroshi Yamauchi is the richest man in Japan

Forbes has released their list of the 40 richest people in Japan, and a familiar name is at the top: Nintendo's former president (and current guy who receives a lot of money), Hiroshi Yamauchi. Yamauchi still owns a bunch of stock in Nintendo (the company founded by his great grandfather), and also ...

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Forbes to name Nvidia its 2007 'Company of the Year'

Forbes Magazine, or, as it's commonly called, "the Champagne of Business Magazines", will reportedly recognize the processor producing powerhouse Nvidia as its 2007 Company of the Year in an early January edition. Sure, we could list the company's many contributions to gaming over the past few years...

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Forbes Fictional 15: Princess Peach at the bottom

Since when did Peach divorce Mario? Since when did Mario actually do something about the sexual tension between the two (other than in your disgusting desktop wallpaper of the two "getting down")? Regardless, Forbes has made up some wacky stuff regarding the princess of Mushroom Kingdom, ranking her...

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Insomniac lands 8th in the '50 Best Companies to Work For' list

Ratchet & Clank, Resistance: Fall of Man, and Spyro creator Insomniac Games recently placed 8th in the Society for Human Resource Management's "50 Best Companies to Work For" list. The list recognizes small businesses with "smart people management strategies [that] develop successful organizat...

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Ex-Nintendo chairman now Japan's third wealthiest

Hiroshi Yamauchi, former chairman of Nintendo's board of directors and the company's president prior to Satoru Iwata, is now the third wealthiest person in Japan, according to Forbes. Yamauchi reportedly has a net worth of $4.8 billion. On Forbes' list of the 40 richest Japanese, Yamauchi is noted f...

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