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Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft sees steady cloud growth after record quarterly profit

Microsoft Corp posted its most profitable quarter, beating Wall Street expectations for revenue and earnings, as PC sales declines stemming from a global chip shortage were more th...

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Spotlight on Xbox Game Pass as Microsoft showcases upcoming games

Microsoft on Sunday showcased 30 upcoming games and said most of those titles will be available on its monthly subscription service, Xbox Game Pass.

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Apple’s App Store chief kicks off iPhone maker’s defense at Epic Games trial

Apple Inc began its formal defense in an antitrust trial brought by “Fortnite” online game creator Epic Games, by calling its App Store chief Phil Schiller to the stand...

Fortnite

Apple argues it faces competition in video game market as ‘Fortnite’ trial nears

Apple plans to argue that it faces abundant competition in the market for video game transactions to defend itself against antitrust allegations by “Fortnite” maker Epi...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft earnings rise as COVID-19 boosts cloud and Xbox sales

Microsoft Corp has reported its Azure cloud computing services climbed 50%, the next quarter of acceleration in a business that had begun to slow as the global pandemic benefited t...

Platform News: Nintendo and its Switch console

Nintendo ships one million Switches in China since late-2019 launch

The Japanese firm launched its Switch console in China at December 2019 in partnership with distributor Tencent, China’s biggest video games and social networking company, in...

Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk 2077 sales miss analyst estimates after refunds

Polish video game manufacturer CD Projekt SA said it offered more than 13 million copies of its Cyberpunk 2077 match through Dec. 20, below analyst forecasts, hurt in part by refun...

Xbox

New PlayStation and Xbox enter $150 billion games arena

Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Another epic rivalry is rejoined this week when Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with the next generation of the blockbuster video-game consoles.

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft beats sales estimates as Azure growth ticks upward

Microsoft beat Wall Street estimates for annual revenue and profit yesterday, driven by a slight uptick in expansion in its flagship cloud computing firm since the software maker c...

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Sony shares slides 2% as Microsoft flashes cash to boost games lineup

Sony’s shares dropped 2% in trading today after its gaming rival Microsoft said it might purchase the parent of publisher Bethesda Softworks, at a deal to strengthen its matc...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft doubles down on gaming with $7.5 billion deal for ZeniMax

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it would acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash, strengthening its Xbox games stable that provides with the studio behind titles such as Fallo...

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Nintendo digital subscriptions soar driven by ‘Animal Crossing’ fans

Nintendo has reported surging user numbers for its Switch Online subscription support, driven by hit titles like”Animal Crossing: New Horizons”, as the firm belatedly b...

Platform News: Gaming industry and popular games platforms

Microsoft takes aim at Sony with cloud gaming service

This coming Tuesday, Microsoft will launch its Xbox cloud gaming service, initially priced at $1 for new users’ first month, in a major drive to attract casual gamers with th...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft to close Mixer live streaming service, tie up with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft is closing down Mixer, its live streaming service for games, and shifting users to Facebook Gaming, the technology giant’s Xbox division has said.

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