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  • Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Mar 1, 2006

    Nintendo

    Nintendo DS Lite

    Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Mar 1, 2006

    In the first half of 2006, Nintendo released the Nintendo DS Lite, a version of the original Nintendo DS with lighter weight, brighter screen, and better battery life. In addition to this streamlined design, its prolific subset of casual games appealed to the masses, such as the Brain Age series. Meanwhile, New Super Mario Bros. provided a substantial addition to the Mario series when it was launched to the top of sales charts.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jun 20, 2006

    Sony Corporation

    The Blu-ray Optical disc Format

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jun 20, 2006

    Sony was one of the leading developers of the Blu-ray optical disc format, the newest standard for disc-based content delivery. The first Blu-ray players became commercially available in 2006. The format emerged as the standard for HD media over the competing format, Toshiba's HD DVD, after a two-year-long high-definition optical disc format war.




  • Akasaka Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Aug 4, 2006

    Hot Dog

    The world's longest hot dog

    Akasaka Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Aug 4, 2006

    The world's longest hot dog was 60 meters (197 ft) long and rested within a 60.3-meter (198 ft) bun. The hot dog was prepared by Shizuoka Meat Producers for the All-Japan Bread Association, which baked the bun and coordinated the event, including official measurement for the world record. The hot dog and bun were the center of a media event in celebration of the Association's 50th anniversary on August 4, 2006, at the Akasaka Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan.




  • Japan
    Saturday Nov 11, 2006

    Sony Corporation

    Releasing PlayStation 3

    Japan
    Saturday Nov 11, 2006

    Sony released the PlayStation 3, a high-definition console, in 2006. It was the first console to use the Blu-ray format, and was considerably more expensive than competitors Xbox 360 and Wii due to a Cell processor.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Nov 11, 2006

    PlayStation

    The PlayStation 3

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Nov 11, 2006

    Released on November 11, 2006 in Japan, the PlayStation 3 is a seventh generation game console from Sony. It competes with the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. The PS3 is the first console in the series to introduce the use of motion-sensing technology through its Sixaxis wireless controller.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Nov 11, 2006

    PlayStation Network

    PlayStation 3

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Nov 11, 2006

    The PlayStation 3, Sony expressed their intent to build upon the functionality of its predecessor by creating a new interconnected service that keeps users constantly in touch with a "PlayStation World" network.




  • Kyoto, Japan
    Saturday Nov 18, 2006

    Nintendo

    The Wii release

    Kyoto, Japan
    Saturday Nov 18, 2006

    In the second half of 2006, Nintendo released the Wii as the backward-compatible successor to the GameCube. Based upon intricate Wii Remote motion controls and a balance board, the Wii inspired several new game franchises, some targeted at entirely new market segments of casual and fitness gaming. With more than 100 million units sold worldwide, the Wii is the best selling console of the seventh generation, regaining market share lost during the tenures of the Nintendo 64 and GameCube.


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