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BEIJING, Nov 12 (AFP): Chinese shoppers splurged more than US$100 billion in the world's biggest shopping event of the year, in a huge spending spree that suggests the country's all-important army of consumers is fighting back after months of pandemic agony.
The PlayStation 5 does not have a release date in China yet, but scalpers are already accepting pre-orders for for US$1,500 to US$2,000. Consoles are not nearly as popular as PC or mobile gaming in China, but avid gamers are eagerly awaiting Sony’s next-generation device.
Apple Inc kicked off its transition away from Intel Corp chips on Nov 10, revealing the first Mac computers with a main processor designed in-house by the iPhone maker.
There are 2.7 billion gamers worldwide and nearly half are women.
The US$60 video game dates back to at least the 1990s. Rarely has a game exceeded that price threshold in the three decades since, even as inflation drove the dollar’s value to nearly half of what it was in the days of the Super Nintendo.
TOKYO/CHICAGO/STOCKHOLM: Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Batman v Superman. Another epic rivalry is rejoined next week when Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with the next generation of their blockbuster video-game consoles.
TOKYO (Reuters) - At an upscale hotel in Tokyo, gymnasts from the United States, Russia, China and Japan are getting a taste of what more than 11,000 athletes might experience when the city hosts the postponed Olympic Games next year.
The upcoming release of a ninth generation of video game consoles by Sony and Microsoft is set to be a sales slam dunk with consumers seeking entertainment during pandemic confinement, but could it also be their swansong as the habits of gamers change?
In the quarter of a century since Sony launched the groundbreaking PlayStation, video games have exploded into the biggest form of entertainment in the world, and analysts say the growing diversity of billions of players is reshaping the industry.
With the release of Microsoft's Xbox X and Sony's PlayStation 5 just days away, here is a look at the journey of video games.