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WSJ: Strong PS3 projections makes Sony stock a "bargain"

Just as every cloud has a silver lining, every drop in stock value hides within it an opportunity for profit. At least that's what the Wall Street Journal seems to be saying with an article that argues the precipitous 26% drop in Sony stock this year could actually be an opportunity for bargain...

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Analyst: Next-next-gen coming in 2010

Remember when the term "next generation" meant systems like the N64 and original PlayStation? Those were the days. Now the term next generation can only be legally applied to the post-PSWii60 systems that are no doubt being planned as we speak. While no one knows anything for sure about these units...

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Analyst agrees with EA: 2008 is 'exceedingly strong' for PS3

It's taking Sony's latest some time to build momentum. However, it's clear that 2008 will be a strong year for the PS3. Major publisher EA predicted not too long ago that Sony's system would actually outsell Xbox 360 this year, due to its popularity worldwide. Analyst Mike Hickey agrees. "We expect...

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Pachter: Take out Wii Sports, sell Wii for $199

Michael Pachter, the man who makes a living predicting sales trends and corporate decisions in the gaming industry, is saying that Nintendo should cut Wii Sports out of the package and sell the Wii for a cool $199. "I think that if Nintendo were to do so and cut the price to $199, it would still...

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Trade group: Game industry growth to slow in '08

Game industry business stories in 2007 were a pretty one note affair -- record-breaking this, unprecedented sales that, blah blah blah. But the boom times might be ending soon, as the Consumer Entertainment Association is predicting that games industry growth will begin to slow in 2008. To be clear,...

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Intel predicts camera-powered, controller-free game system

While waggling your Wii remote around provides a decent approximation of natural motion, Intel predicts a future where cameras will provide highly accurate motion data to a game system. "We imagine some future generation of [Nintendo's] Wii won't have hand controllers," Intel Chief Technology...

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That fence comfy, Konami?

We only ask because the company has revealed its thoughts on the current hardware cycle, and come to the overly diplomatic conclusion that ... they're all winners! Every one of them! Hurray! "Previously, a single home gaming platform [PS2] was the market leader worldwide, but that pattern has...

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Wii Warm Up: Your E3 predictions

We've been laying down some predictions -- albeit ridiculous, silly predictions -- for quite a while now, and while we may just get serious later ('cause E3 is serious business), we thought it might be a good time to take a break and ask you what you think will happen at the new show. Tragic game...

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Analyst takes Wii to win by 2010

UBS Investment Research analyst Benjamin Schachter recently spoke with GameDaily.BIZ about his firm's 92-page report on the video game industry (that's a lotta reading!) and, more importantly, his view on the current state of the console wars. Gathering all of his mental powers, Schachter made the...

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PSPredictions for 2007, as seen by PSP Fanboy

PSP Fanboy has dusted off the crystal ball for another round of yearly predictions. The team was surprisingly accurate last time around; but then again, we all saw the UMD movie market collapse coming. This year the gang took a few more risks, anticipating a new PlayStation-branded portable device...

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