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- November 30, 2001
Xbox and Playstation 2
Sony easily remains the leader in the console wars, but has taken an unusual strategy of keeping its year old system priced higher than the GameCube and the same price as the brand new Xbox. Sony claims that when GameCube and Xbox run out of consoles, people will snatch up the Playstation 2. The move is a bit odd and shows a lot of confidence on the part of Sony.
"At a suggested
retail price of $199.95, consumers can purchase Nintendo GameCube and
two games for the same cost as rival, current generation game consoles
alone," says Peter Main, executive vice president for sales and marketing,
Nintendo of America. "It's like getting two games for free."
Nintendo claims it
will have 22 games out for the GameCube by the end of the year.
to Cross $200 Million Mark This Weekend
As of Wednesday, Monsters,
Inc. had made $194.3 million at the box office (track daily box office
results for Monsters, Inc. here).
In day to day comparisons with Shrek, Monsters, Inc. currently
holds a greater than $10 million edge. Shrek has been gaining a
lot of ground, however, during the weekday time slots (track the day by
day comparison between the two movies here).
FX Countdown Ends Monday
News Link of the
Day - Disney Institute Latest Victim of Tourism Slide
"...Most of Disney
Institute's roughly 800 employees will be transferred to other jobs at
various parts of Disney World's hotels and theme parks. Warren said there
will be just one layoff, an employee he said has 'special talents.' A
former Disney Institute employee said that person was an animation instructor..."
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