Some of the world's largest manufacturers of blank optical-disc media are using the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to announce new discs for DVD, Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD.
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Sales of the PlayStation 3 in the Japanese market have finally begun to rise, four weeks after the console was launched, according to data from Media Create.
Sharp has begun mass production of blue-laser diodes at a new factory in Japan -- a move that should help reduce the cost of Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD players.
Sony is confident it will hit shipment targets for its recently launched PlayStation 3 game console, its president says.
Fujitsu has developed a hard-disk drive suitable for use in laptop PCs and video recorders with a capacity of 300GB, said to be the largest in its class.
An investigation into possible anticompetitive behaviour in the flat-panel display market has widened with four more big vendors saying they had been contacted by investigators.
Nintendo Co. Ltd. is taking a close look at the wrist-strap on the controller for its Wii console after several reports on the Internet about straps breaking, causing the controller to fly out of the hands of users, its president said Thursday.
Higher capacity music players and laptop computers could be on the way thanks to a new hard-disk drive from Toshiba that manages a 25 percent jump in storage space over current models.
Nintendo launched its Wii console in Japan on Saturday, making it the third country to see the device on sale after it was launched in the US and Canada on 19 November.
Sales of Nintendo's Wii console surpassed 600,000 in its first eight days on sale.
Problems with the image pick-up in eight models of Sony digital still camera could mean the inability to take clear pictures or any photos at all, the company announced last Friday.
The next-generation video games battle became a three-console race on Sunday as retailers across the U.S. and Canada put Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Wii on sale.
Saturday's launch of the PlayStation 3 console in Japan led to sales of 88,400 units of the new gaming machine, according to figures from Enterbrain.
Stronger sales of several major product lines helped Toshiba achieve higher sales and profits for the first six months of the current financial year.
Samsung Electronics will put a 10-megapixel camera phone on the market in South Korea shortly. The phone was first shown at the Cebit exhibition in Germany in March this year and was originally due on the market in the second quarter.