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PR boss quits Sony before 'difficult holiday' says analyst

Sony Computer Entertainment America head of public relations, Dave Karraker, announced on Wednesday that he will be leaving the company effective Sept. 7 after just one year. Analyst Michael Pachter says the executive will be missed during what he ca...

Nintendo: Revised Wii "not out of the question"

Amid statements made formerly by Nintendo that a revised Wii is a possibility, Nintendo vice president of marketing George Harrison reiterated in an interview published on Monday that an upgraded Wii could come, though not for a while.

Wii lead over PS3 narrows in Japan

The Wii outsold the PlayStation 3 by a factor of three to one in August, but its overwhelming lead narrowed for the second consecutive month according to Reuters.

Sony unveils TV tuner, recorder for PS3

Sony extended the functionality of both the PS3 and PSP at Germany's Games Convention on Wednesday including a personal video recorder for PS3 and a satellite navigation accessory and messaging service for PSP.

Nintendo dominates July NPD sales

As expected, Nintendo maintained its dominance in North American hardware sales for the month of July according to NPD, only this time the Wii surpassed the DS for the first time since launching last November.

PlayStation 2 still dominating PS3, Xbox 360

Since its inception in late 2000 Sony's PlayStation 2 has sold a reported 115 million units worldwide making it the best selling console in history. And given its affordable price and large library of games, it shows no signs of slowing.

Japanese publishers struggle in US gaming market

Business Week reports that third-party Japanese game publishers struggle in the burgeoning Western video game market when compared to the dominant third-party American publishers such as Electronic Arts and Activision.

NPD: PS3 expected to outsell Xbox 360 in July

Industry analyst Michael Pachter expects the PS3 to outsell the Xbox 360 for July due to Sony's US$100 price cut last month. If accurate, it would mark the first time the PS3 outsold the Xbox 360.

PS3 loses neutral player (Paramount) to HD DVD

Paramount Pictures announced on Monday that it will drop support for Sony's Blu-ray high definition format in favor of exclusively supporting the Microsoft-backed HD DVD. The decision further complicates the race between the competing technologies.

Arm-wrestling game recalled for breaking arms

Japanese game maker Atlus said on Tuesday that it would remove 150 Arm Spirit arm wrestling machines from Japanese arcades after three players broke their arms while wrestling with the machine's mechanized appendage.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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