Later this month, companies in the video games industry will begin releasing their earnings reports for the latest quarter. The reports will generally cover the July-September period, though many companies in the industry have fiscal quarters that depart from that.

Here's a schedule for selected companies that make or sell video games. Dates for many companies, including Activision Blizzard Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc., are not yet known.

— Oct. 18: Microsoft Corp.

— Oct. 24: Nintendo Co.

— Oct. 30: Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.

— Nov. 1: Sony Corp.