Corsair is a brand which creates hardware for gamers. Hardware such as mice, keyboards and more. They have rolled out a whole new line of products. The Vengeance K60 and Vengeance K90 gaming keyboards and the Vengeance M60 and Vengeance M90 laser gaming mice and all clad in aluminum, with the K Series aimed at first-person shooter loyalists and the Ms aimed at general people. The K90, K60, M90 and M60 will go for $129, $109, $79 and $69 in order of mention.
Modern Warfare 3, the latest installment in Activision’s juggernaut shooter franchise, has set a new entertainment industry record for the biggest product launch of all time, selling 6.5 million copies in the U.S. and U.K. in its first 24 hours and earning $400 million in the process. That tops the $360 million Call of Duty: Black Ops made last year in its first 24 hours and the $310 million Modern Warfare 2 took in during its first day in 2009.
“We believe the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the biggest entertainment launch of all time in any medium, and we achieved this record with sales from only two territories,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “Other than Call of Duty, there has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records three years in a row.”
Analysts expect Modern Warfare 3 to sell nearly 20 million units by the end of the calendar year, generating roughly $1.2 billion in revenue. Black Ops cracked the $1 billion mark in six months.
Pre-orders for the game were also the biggest on record, and given that the last two installments of Modern Warfare previously held the launch record, this achievement isn’t exactly a shocking one.
It’s still notable, though, given the competition Modern Warfare 3 faces this year from EA’s Battlefield 3, which sold 5 million copies in its first week. Some also thought Call of Duty’s numbers could be hampered by lingering negative feeling among core gamers following the abrupt dismissal of series creators Jason West and Vince Zampella after the release of Modern Warfare 2.
Both factors put Modern Warfare 3 under the microscope, but the success of the game certainly backs up what analysts have been saying all along: Most players are more concerned about the game, rather than the developers behind it. And with so many people buying a copy, even those who held a grudge or resented the game because of its success, still purchased (and will likely purchase) the game so they can play with the people on their friends list.
“Call of Duty is more than a game,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “It’s become a major part of the pop cultural landscape. It is a game that core enthusiasts love, but that also consistently draws new people into the medium.”
Activision also announced that they’ve donated $3 million of the game’s sales to the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit corporation that seeks to provide job placement and training for veterans.
To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
YESTERDAY Steve Jobs made it official that he will be no-longer with Apple Incorporated. Steve has resigned from Apple as the CEO. Jobs has named Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, to take his place and to become the new Chief Executive Officer. Steve Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately. Steve Jobs will be on the board of directors along with seven others.
As COO, Cook was previously responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
However, with this change in roles, there is currently no C.O.O., who might it be?
Mr. Steve Jobs will always be remembered. I believe that no one will be as good as Steve was.
Apple even made this official on their Executive Profiles page.
You can view his letter of resignation here.