With the seemingly infinite amount of entertainment devices swarming today’s living rooms, Microsoft is hoping to zero in on one. The company has announced long-awaited details surrounding Xbox One, an all-encompassing entertainment system that delivers games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.
It looks like marketing efforts and price cuts are paying off for the Nintendo 3DS. According to market research firm The NPD Group’s October 2011 analysis, the 3DS has sold 1.65 million units since launching in the US in March, making it viable that the system could beat out its predecessor, the DS, in first-year sales.
It’s likely that you won’t get to the top of the $25-billion video gaming industry without making a few friends. If there’s one thing to take away from this year’s E3, it’s that companies are clearly making a large push to create and market games designed to keep the living room and families social through interconnected play.
Last month, the interactive and video game industry’s premier trade and consumer show took place once again in the familiar environs of the L.A. Convention Center. A trio of new devices squarely focused on making game play an all-family affair drove the hype at this year’s E3 event, which drew 45,600 attendees from all parts of the globe.
Our spring edition of iKids Digital is now available! We’re taking a look at the looming rise of VR in kids entertainment, how MCNs are boosting the marketing might of kidsnets, and the rise of artificial intelligence in kids tech toys.