Game News7 Dec, 2003 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Sony Sells 1M PS2s in November
Sony Computer Entertainment America said it sold more than 1 million PlayStation 2 video game consoles in November, bringing its customer base to more than 22.5 million since launch. Sales of the PS2 combo pack, which includes the console, an ethernet modem and a game, were double that of sales in October.
Nintendo Touts 1M Game System Sales
Nintendo said it sold more than 1 million GameCube and Game Boy Advance consoles during Thanksgiving week. Fueled by a September GameCube price cut to $99 and other holiday specials, Nintendo expects to sell more systems in the last eight weeks of the year than it did in the previous 10 months, according to VP of marketing George Harrison.
Atari Taps Movie Stars for Game
Actors Michael Madsen, Ving Rhames, Mickey Rourke and Michelle Rodriguez have been signed to lend their voices to DRIV3R, Atari’s crime-fighting video game scheduled for release in spring 2004. In addition, Atari has begun shipping Terminator 3: War of the Machines to retailers with a $39.95 SRP.
Sony’s much-anticipated PSX home media console, which has a DVD player, a recorder and a PlayStation 2, among other features, is jettisoning several components to meet a Dec. 13 launch, according to an online report by GamesIndustry.biz. Discontinued options include CD-R and DVD+RW rewrite formats, MP3 playback, and TIFF and GIF file formats.