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Movie-themed Video Games Transforming the Industry

Summer blockbuster season is in full swing, bringing with it video games tied to the latest cinematic franchises. Additionally, this spring and summer features game releases that are offshoots of the classic Batman, Ghostbusters and The Godfather franchises. Though dismissed in the past, movie...

Major E3 Announcements Fuel Big Buzz for Gaming Companies

The three major gaming corporations went head-to-head for the attention of consumers last week by making major announcements at E3, one of the largest gaming conferences in the world. Consumers online have taken notice – during last week’s conference, buzz is up 30% from the comparable...

The State Of The Video Gamer Suitable For All Ages

Video games are attracting more people than ever.  Traditionally the realm of younger males, gaming has grown increasingly popular among women, older players and other demographic groups.  And while the weak economy has had an effect on many forms of...

Billboard Soundscan Digital Album Sales Up 32% In 2008

Artists such as Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Coldplay and Flo Rida helped consumers make more decisions to buy music than ever for the fourth year in a row according to Nielsen SoundScan. While total album sales slipped 14% from 500.5 to 428.4M in 2008, sales of digital albums were up 32% from...

Tops In 2008 Best Selling Books, Audio Books

Nielsen has issued a year-end look at the most popular trends among Americans during 2008, covering everything from the top TV programs to the most popular consumer packaged goods. William P. Young’s “The Shack” was the top-selling fiction book through November 30....