A week in tech

A round-up of all the latest tech news from the region.

Japan

Media, Entertainment and Gaming

- Nintendo Co. cut the suggested retail price on its GameCube console in the U.S. to $100, as it looks to revive sales of the videogame machine. The GameCube and Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox machines lag far behind Sony Corp.'s dominant PlayStation 2. Nintendo sold only 800,000 units globally of its GameCube game console during the quarter ended June. Poor sales of the consoles were largely expected, but the figures renewed concerns over the company's long-term strategy.

- Nintendo Co Ltd said it will start selling game consoles in China in mid-October. Nintendo, which created the popular Pokemon and Mario game...

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