Pandora’s box: Internet radio service’s new HTML5 site targets TV via Xbox 360, PS3

Internet radio giant Pandora announced a move into the living room today with the launch of, which is designed to bring the internet radio service direct to your television set without requiring a specialized app. The service will allow users to do the same things they’re used to doing with Pandora, including creating new… Read More


Sony hides PlayStation 3 sales data as profits fall

Maybe I’m a nerd, but one of the things I look forward to each quarter is the release of Sony’s earnings, because they provide the final data point that we need to update the status of worldwide game console sales — showing how the PlayStation 3 stacks up against the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox 360…. Read More


Xbox 360 leads the pack, again, in a down month for games

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 remained atop the U.S. video-game console market to start the year, leading Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii in unit sales in the country in January. It’s the thirteenth straight month the Xbox 360 has held that position, according to NPD Group data cited by the company this afternoon. However, unit sales… Read More


Microsoft sells record 1.7M Xbox 360s in U.S. in November

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 registered another month atop the U.S. console market in November, posting record sales as the peak holiday shopping season got under way. The Xbox 360 sold 1.7 million units in the U.S. in November, according to NPD Group data cited by the Redmond company. Numbers weren’t released for the competing Nintendo Wii… Read More


PS3 gets the NFL … for a price

An announcement by Sony this afternoon could give the PlayStation 3 an edge over Microsoft’s Xbox 360 among a certain segment of sports fans … at least those with some spare cash to throw around. DirecTV is bringing the NFL Sunday Ticket subscription service to the console, the companies announced today. The price for the… Read More


Platform or not, Microsoft’s Xbox business is booming

Next week is the big E3 video-game convention, and Microsoft’s Xbox team this morning kicked off the competitive jockeying by releasing a new slate of statistics to demonstrate the momentum behind its Xbox 360 console and Xbox Live online service. Xbox Live now has nearly 35 million active members, the company says, and the Xbox 360… Read More


Wii sequel in 2012: Can Nintendo top PS3, Xbox 360?

In the process of announcing its latest financial results this morning, Nintendo confirmed that it plans to release the successor to its hit Wii game console in 2012, after previewing the new system at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles this June. The company, which has its North American HQ in Redmond, gave no further… Read More


Xbox 360 on top of U.S. console market, again

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console sold 430,000 units in the U.S. in March, up 28 percent from the same month a year ago, according to data released today by the NPD Group market research firm. That makes it the top-selling console in the U.S. for nine out of the past 10 months, according to NPD. The… Read More