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CES 2007: Gaming Roundup 40

Posted by Hemos
from the gather-that-news-up dept.
jasoncart writes "Traditionally, gaming's calendar year of expos, conventions, and trade shows doesn't generally kick off in earnest until March's fanfare arrival of the Game Developer's Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, which thus opens the floodgates for a host of industry platform events. However, before July's new-fangled E3 Media and Business Summit (the now scaled back, renamed, and invitation-only E3 of legend) shifts into view alongside August's Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), September's Tokyo Game Show (TGS), and the newly announced and ESA-endorsed Entertainment for All Expo in October (previously known as the Gamepro Expo), it falls to January's annual Consumer Electronics Show to whet our collective appetites-at least where related hardware is concerned."
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CES 2007: Gaming Roundup

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  • so many (Score:2, Informative)

    Man there are so many expos now. I wonder how hard it would be for me to start one. There is a Holiday Inn near here, they even have a 24/7 Denny's across the street.
  • Hey kids... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Mongoose (8480)
    Depending on the area you live in you can go pick up a Wii, PS3, or the new Elmo right now. This doesn't mean any of these products are a failure. It just means they're in stock. All this bullshit every console release cycle about having to stay sold out for "OMG ten years11" is just that -- bullshit. If you're constantly FedExing ( PS3 ) or shipping by truck ( Wii ) new product as soon as it rolls out the door you'll meet demand. In fact now that the holidays is over you don't need to overnight or dra
    • Re:Hey kids... (Score:4, Insightful)

      by HappySqurriel (1010623) on Monday January 15, 2007 @02:59PM (#17616950)
      Obviously, the quantity of sales of a new game system in its first 6 months do not represent that large of a portion of its userbase but they're still important. Typically if a console sells well for the first several months after it has been released its sales will continue throughout its lifespan; on the other hand if a console sells well and then drops off of the radar it will typically sell poorly throughout its life.
    • by wiiboy (1048552)
      An acquaintance fo mine, Curtis Somoza, told me that he was able to pick his new PlayStation 3 at the local Best Buy. He said that he found the best deal there and that they had a good selection of games. He also told me that he saw some people playing the Nintendo Wii and that he is considering getting one of those consoles next.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    This whole thread has been one long console fanboy pissing contest. Words do not exist for how fucking gay you people are.
  • So anyway, fanboyism aside, here's a link directly off the CES website of the list of CES Innovation Honorees for gaming tech:

    http://www.cesweb.org/attendees/awards/innovations /rd_2007honorees.asp?category=110 [cesweb.org]

    This should hopefully give people a better idea to folks that there were a whole bunch of interesting gaming technology being shown there and that although Sony won best of category (http://www.cesweb.org/attendees/awards/innovation s/rd_2007honorees.asp?boi=1 [cesweb.org]), they were just one of 11 honorees.

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