Control your Android phone with a Wii Remote

You can't do this on the iPhone: a new app is available on the Android Market that allows users to sync up their Wii controller to play games on any device running Google's mobile OS.

Activision thinks PS3 will outsell Xbox 360 this year

In a report detailing its forecast for the rest of the year, Activision said it expects that for the first time, PS3 sales will eclipse that of its rival, the Xbox 360, in the US.

Nintendo profits fall 18%

After 6 consecutive years of revenue growth, the company behind the Wii may finally be reaching the point of diminishing returns - it has just posted its first profit decline since 2004.

Nintendo profits to fall for first time in 6 years

All good things must come to an end, and for Nintendo, there were 6 years of good things. For the first time since the launch of the Wii, Nintendo projects its last-quarter income will drop from last year.

Civilization creator gives thumbs-up to social gaming

Civilization creator Sid Meier has given the thumbs-up to social gaming by describing the genre as an exciting "new frontier."

The Sims 3 to invade the console world, add new features

The Sims 3 did its magic on PC once again as it became the top-selling computer game last year, and this time the game's publisher EA wants to capture that success on the console side.

HP develops own motion-sensing controller for PC

Motion-sensitive controllers are beginning to dominate the console gaming market, and now HP is bringing the craze to the PC with its own branded gaming controller.

Xbox 360: Over 40 million served

Despite recent lagging sales of Microsoft's game console, it has managed to jump over the 40 million unit milestone worldwide, though there's still a lot of catch-up to do if it is to ever eclipse Wii sales.

PS3 users most likely to connect online

Nearly 80% of PS3 owners have connected their PS3 online, which eclipses the same statistic for Xbox 360 and Wii, according to a new survey from analyst firm The Diffusion Group.

Ubisoft will no longer print video game manuals

Something will feel different when you open that video game box later this year if it's a Ubisoft product: that little instruction booklet that has become a staple of the industry won't be there.

Microsoft restructures Xbox point purchasing

Consumers who want to buy a standard-priced $5 game on Xbox Live can now simply add $5 to their account, as Microsoft changes a confusing restriction that required users to buy points in $6.25 increments.

Netflix officially comes to Wii

After an initial test roll-out last month, Netflix has brought its instant streaming service to the Wii as the last of the big three consoles to offer the service's thousands of videos and TV shows on-demand.

PS3, PSP continue to thrive in "other" regions

They're sometimes the brunt of the joke in the US, but the PS3 and PSP remain a strong competitor in parts of the world. How will this affect Sony's marketing of the platforms?

Google partners with Nintendo for new Wii game

It sounds like an April Fool's joke but it's not, unless Nintendo is really pulling the wool over our eyes... a new page on their Japanese site details a game that actually integrates Web search results.

There are 220 million game systems in US homes

The number of game consoles and handheld systems in the US now accounts for nearly three-fourths of the population, with 220 million devices connected across the country.

Wii Netflix goes into testing phase

Netflix has begun shipping Wii discs to some members that will allow them to stream titles from Netflix's instant viewing service directly from the Nintendo console.

New peripheral converts Wii signal to HD

An electronic design company called VDIGI has released the world's first HDMI connector designed for the Nintendo Wii, offering upscaled graphics to 1080p.

Nintendo's Miyamoto wants Wii in schools

Shigeru Miyamoto, the man responsible for creating Mario, says his next big project is getting people to use the Nintendo Wii as an educational tool.

Playstation ad says Project Natal is for third graders

The first official commercial for the PS3's Playstation Move controller is now online, and it takes some pretty blatant and harsh jabs at the competing motion-sensitive technologies used by Nintendo and Microsoft.

Harmonix and Green Day to rock the free world in June

Welcome to Paradise! Harmonix and MTV have confirmed plans to launch Green Day: Rock Band in June for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.