Techwatch: Jan. 12, 1998

WAR IS SELL

Who's winning the video-game war between Sony's Playstation and the Nintendo64? Depends on whom you ask. Sony says it's sold more units this year, but Nintendo disputes the figures. Sony has sold more since the Playstation was introduced--6.4 million to Nintendo's 4 million--but it came out a year earlier. The Nintendo64 is more powerful, but has only 43 games, in contrast to hundreds for the Playstation. But both sides agree the industry will smash its sales record of $4.7 billion set in 1994. Who says war is hell?

JUST KIDDING

Computer consultant Michael Murdock was all set to...

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