Posts Tagged "Marketing"

How Many 3DS Systems Can Nintendo Sell?

How Many 3DS Systems Can Nintendo Sell?

Nintendo is understandably excited about the launch of its new 3D gaming system the 3DS, planned to debut throughout Japan in February and the US in March of 2011. It’s also confident about the portable handheld console’s sales potential. Very confident. As in, “The Nintendo 3DS will sell 4 million units in its first month of life” confident. That’s a heck of a number. By comparison, the Wii shipped close to 4 million...

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Should Xbox 360 Worry About Blu-ray?

Should Xbox 360 Worry About Blu-ray?

In the year 2000, a lot of families were still struggling with the fuzzy playback that VHS tapes offered. Renting tapes could be a trial: More often than not, previous renters were not kind and did not rewind. Morever, accessing one single scene of a movie involved rewinding, fast-forwarding, then rewinding again. Favorite titles had the unfortunate habit of turning into burning plastic stuffed with brown goo. In other words, when DVD players hit the market, movie...

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Can Big-Budget Titles Still Perform?

Can Big-Budget Titles Still Perform?

Video games aren’t cheap. They’re not cheap to buy, and they’re not cheap to make. There are a few obvious exceptions: On Xbox Live’s Indie Games service, developers can make and sell distractions for a the price of a pack of cigarettes. But if you’re a larger studio looking to develop and release a big project, better tuck a few million into your pocket before you get started. More disturbingly now though comes news that even if you...

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Where Are New Games for Nintendo’s 3DS?

Where Are New Games for Nintendo’s 3DS?

The unveiling of the Nintendo 3DS has proven pretty exciting for handheld gaming enthusiasts. The system has 3D graphics, a tilt sensor and a Virtual Console service that will let fans relive favorite Game Boy releases. What’s not to get excited about? Oh, and then there’s the games, of course. Kid Icarus Uprising, a new Animal Crossing, a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, a remake of Star Fox 64, a remake of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater,...

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Character Redesigns: How Not to Ruin Them

Character Redesigns: How Not to Ruin Them

Last month, Deus Ex: Human Revolution art director Jonathan Jacques-Belletête told CVG that he almost took the famous Prince of Persia franchise into a radical new direction. According to Jacques-Belletête, the Prince would still have traveled the burning sands–but he would have been slogging through the dust of the Apocalypse instead of the desert. “Think a bit ‘Day After Tomorrow,’ but replace the snow with sand and everything,”...

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