Quick news – March 12 2010

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Date posted: 03.12.2010 (8:19 pm) | Write a Comment  (2 Comments)

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Microsoft’s(MSFT) sold 422,000 Xbox units in February, beating Nintendo’s Wii & Son’y Playstation in a record month
China says it is up to Google(GOOG) to settle the dispute with the government ()
Apple(AAPL) has started taking orders for its Ipad, buyers will receive it on April 3rd, 20000 being sold per hour
Netflix(NFLX) downgraded by a Morgan Stanley analyst from Overweight to Equal Weight

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2 Comments

  1. Comment by The Rat — March 15, 2010 @ 9:14 pm

    It’s simply amazing to see how the video console and gaming market has exploded in the past decade or so.

    Seeing Nintendo creep its way back in the game on a serious level with the Wii was not only impressive, it also shows that heated competition can last for a very long time.

    Xbox seemed to have pick up a solid niche with the Halo series, although MSFT seems to have had paid a boatload of cash to get a piece of the gaming market in comparison to others.

    I think Sony was brilliant by marketing the the blue ray combination. I think a lot of consumers felt a ‘2 for 1’ value and bought in for those reasons.

    Nice thread.

  2. Comment by IS — March 26, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    @The Rat – all good points, it is a fascinating battle and one that is far from over. As technology evolves, I see “gaming” becomming an even bigger part of the entertainment economy.

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