Retailers, consumers and prices
Check out the impending barrage of new video games.
It is all about motion sensors and 3D as Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony introduce new systems and devices to get more people gaming.
Microsoft has a full-body motion-sensing system called Kinect. Nintendo has a new DS handheld device that can play games and show movies in 3D. Sony has the “Move,” which uses a wand like the Wii to simulate motion in games.
Which system will you buy? Don’t know? Sounds confusing?
That could be just the thing Best Buy needs to boost sales.
The largest U.S. electronics retailer posted worse-than-expected earnings amid sluggish sales and higher costs on Tuesday.
Some analysts are hoping that the new video games and 3D televisions could help lift Best Buy later this year.
Big time gadget makers filled this years this year's Consumer Electronics Show with 3D TV's, promising that consumers can enjoy an "Avatar"-like experience at home some time this year. And the news is even better -- research firm Gartner says that it only costs about 15 percent more to make a 3D TV than a regular flat screen, so the TVs may be affordable.
Here's the thing. The glasses. You must have them. And they are fragile. And they cost a lot. Like, more than the TV itself, if you've got a big family. Gartner analyst Van Baker explained on a conference call: