Peace Walker, World Cup fever bolster Konami earnings
First quarter game revenues up slightly on strength of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Pro Evolution Soccer games; publisher posts net profit of $15 million.
Konami profits up 22.4%, takeover defenses renewed
Metal Gear foundry in black despite 15.4% revenue drop; plan to ward off unwanted large-scale stock purchases renewed.
Konami nine-month profits tumble 40.4%
April-December 2009 revenues slip 18.4 percent, suffer from unfavorable comparison to same Metal Gear Solid-ified period in 2008.
Big in Japan Nov. 16-22: DSi XL
Nintendo's supersize handheld sells 100,000 in two days; Left 4 Dead, Taiko Drum Master best-selling new games on a mostly familiar top 10 list.
Big in Japan Nov. 9-15: J-League Pro Soccer Club
Sega dethrones Winning Eleven with its own footie sim for the PSP; Sony's portable, PS3 nearly tie at top of hardware chart.
Wii Fit Plus jumps to top of the charts
Disappointment for other publishers as Band Hero, SingStar: Take That, and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time all fail to break the top 10.
Shippin' Out Nov. 8-14: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Activision shooter dominates busy holiday release week; new Dragon Ball, Pro Evo Soccer games also set for launch.
Konami six-month profit falls 81.3%
Konami's MGS4-less fiscal half-year creates substantial shortfall, as net income slips to $24 million on revenues of $1.26 billion.
Shippin' Out Nov. 1-7: Dragon Age, Band Hero, Lego Rock Band, NFS: Nitro
BioWare's long-awaited fantasy RPG takes wing, as Activision and MTV Games launch their next rhythm game volley; Rabbids Go Home, Academy of Champions, Jak and Daxter, Star Wars Battlefront, more.
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