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Electronic Arts Profit Soars

Thank the success of Harry Potter for this…from Core Magazine: Electronic Arts released their fiscal third-quarter results today, highlighted by a 50% increase in profits. Specifically, the company posted a a net profit of $132.3 million, compared with net earnings

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GameCube Production in China?

Don’t like the annoying “Made in China” stickers? You may have to deal with more of them on your video game consoles. Nintendo is considering a move to put GCN production in China, saving on production and labor costs significantly.

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Final Fantasy X Ships 4 Million Copies

Square reps today claim that over four million copies of Final Fantasy X for the Playstation 2 have been shipped. About 2.8 million have been shipped in Japan, with 1.3 million coming to North America. That brings total FF shipments

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Playstation 3 to Feature New Tech?

That’s the buzz on the street–from Core Magazine: Currently in the planning stages, the processor will be co-developed by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM. Tentatively scheduled for completion by 2005, the processor will be capable of 1 Trillion FLOPS (floating-point operations

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Nintendo News Briefs 1/28/2002

The GCN will launch in Europe May 3rd at a cost of 250 Euros ($217). The PS2’s price stands at 305 Euros. The Game Boy Advance price in American will soon drop to $79.99, about 20%; Similar drops will occur

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Sony Wins Modchip Court Battle

From Core Magazine: After a highly publicized legal battle, Sony has won a civil judgment against ChannelTechnology, creators of the ‘Messiah’ modchip for the PlayStation2. In accordance with the court’s ruling, ChannelTechnology has been ordered to pay 45000 pounds ($63,450)

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European GameCube Launch Announcement Soon?

Speculation is rising that Nintendo of Europe will be announcing a European launch date and information for the GameCube this Monday instead of February 5th. Rumors are flying that the launch in Europe could be anywhere from April to May,

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K-Mart Files Chapter 11, Nintendo Impacted

From Core Magazine: The second largest discount retailer in America, Kmart, filed for bankruptcy protection today. The chain reportedly floundered after dismal sales in comparison to rivals Walmart and Target. The company’s 2114 stores will stay open during the bankruptcy proceedings,

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Sony to Manufacture PS2s in China?

It’s possible that Sony wants to cut costs, and that could mean that their Playstation 2 could be manufactured outside of Japan. Nothing’s definite, but Sony is looking at factory locations in China, taking into account employment costs, and potential

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Nintendo President Yamauchi to Retire?

Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi has spoken to the Mainichi newspaper this week about the future of the company, and his role as president. In the interview, he said that he may retire at the end of the year. However, nothing

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