How the video games industry is faring

AP News
Posted: Oct 19, 2012 11:42 AM
How the video games industry is faring

Companies in the video games industry have begun releasing their earnings reports for the latest quarter. Here's a look at selected companies that make or sell video games or machines.

— Thursday: Microsoft Corp. says Xbox 360 platform revenue fell 24 percent, or $418 million, mostly because of fewer consoles sold and lower revenue from video games software. The year-ago quarter saw the release of "Gears of War 3," with no comparable major releases in the just-ended quarter. That was offset partly by higher revenue from its Xbox Live subscription service.

Coming up:

— Wednesday: Nintendo Co.

— Oct. 30: Electronic Arts Inc., Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.

— Nov. 1: Sony Corp.

— Nov. 5: THQ Inc.

— Nov. 7: Activision Blizzard Inc.