Consumer spending on mobile games optimized for Apple's iOS and Google's Android combined to eclipse spending on handheld titles published for the Sony PSP and Nintendo 3DS platforms during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a new report issued by research firm IDC and mobile analytics firm App Annie.
Time Warner Cable said it plans to integrate a recommendation engine from Digitalsmiths with its interactive program guide, which will allow it to offer subscribers personalized recommendations for TV shows and movies.
Even as cable operators continue to leak video subscribers and IPTV providers tread water in the pay TV space, it appears that yet another player--Sony, of all companies--thinks there's money to be made in selling television.
Nintendo said it will launch its TVii service on Thursday, which will allow cable and satellite TV subscribers who buy its Wii U gaming console to navigate programming from Comcast, Netflix and other video providers.
Nintendo has added a live TV element to its strategy to make the next Wii--the Wii U, due for the U.S. market in November--more than just a game console.
Add Nintendo to the list of companies challenging cable operators and satellite TV providers for control of the user interface that subscribers rely on to access video programming.
Nintendo's 3DS portable gaming device is struggling to gain traction in the U.S. and European markets, the company's president Satoru Iwata conceded during its annual shareholders meeting.
Nintendo has unveiled the 3DS XL, a revamped version of its 3DS portable gaming unit touting a touchscreen 90 percent larger than its predecessor.
Nintendo Co. ( TYO: 7974 ), apparently tired of watching sales of its traditional disk-based games fall year after year--along with those of other video game providers, it should be fairly noted--is...
The gaming industry has gone through a rapid transformation in the past three years. With the smartphone penetration rate climbing, users are increasingly turning to mobile apps to get their gaming