iPhone and iPod touch vying with game leaders

iPhone and iPod touch have become “serious competitors to Nintendo’s DS handheld and Sony’s PlayStation Portable,” report Nick Wingfield and Christopher Lawton (online.wsj.com). And for good reason. Says one gamer who “sold his PSP and may get rid of his DS soon”: “‘I can listen to my iPod and play games at the same time, and when I’m done I can just put it in my pocket.’”

Electronics Makers Predict Grinch Will Stay Away

Holiday sales of electronics are expected to rise by only 3.5 percent this year — but that’s better than the sales drops for everything else.