• Microsoft, Sony out to steal Grand Theft Auto IV fans

    Thanks to Grand Theft Auto, PS3 and Xbox 360 are shifting into overdrive to sell more gaming machines. Courtesy of Take-Two

    By Yi-Wyn Yen

    Wall Street analysts predicts Grand Theft Auto IV will easily break video game sales records this week. But one question remains: Will fans buy the game for Sony's PlayStation 3 or Microsoft's Xbox 360?

    Both Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT) are in a heated race to win over MORE

    - Apr 29, 2008 6:00 AM ET
  • Microsoft's Wii-killer

    By Yi-Wyn Yen

    The Nintendo Wii won't be the only family-friendly game console on store shelves this holiday season. On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox 360 Arcade, its answer to the hot-selling Wii.

    The $280 Arcade is relatively cheap (like the Wii), has a wireless controller (like the Wii), and comes with a packaged set of games (like the Wii). The new, low-end Xbox is also being heavily marketed as the "family-friendly" MORE

    - Oct 24, 2007 10:09 AM ET
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  • Bragging Rights: Xbox finally outsells the Wii

    Microsoft (MSFT) finally got the bragging rights it's been looking for all year. Its Xbox 360 has defeated the Nintendo Wii — at least for the month of September.

    For the first time this year, Microsoft sold more consoles in a single month than the red-hot Wii. Hard-core gamers just had to have the new Halo 3, and the Xbox 360 was the only console that could play it. Anticipation of MORE

    - Oct 19, 2007 9:14 AM ET
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