"The Wii line is the only game console that a whole family can play together," said Yusuke Tsunoda, analyst at Tokai Tokyo Research Center. "That's the strength of the product."
Pharmaceutical firm says moves demonstrate its strategy to invest in regions with continuing growth prospects.
Japan's electronics sector has suffered from myriad problems
Fitch cuts Panasonic by two notches to BB and Sony's rating by three notches to BB-, with both firms given a negative outlook.
The technology firm, known also as Foxconn, will invest $492 million produce smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
A third BP employee was also charged with obstruction of justice for lying about how much oil was gushing out of the runaway well after the Deepwater Horizon rig sank in April 2010.
BP still on hook for economic damages
$4.5 billion fine to be paid over six years
BP pleads guilty to 14 criminal charges
BP says discussions relate to federal criminal and SEC claims
Rumors circulating of record penalty
BP has already paid out more than $35 billion in compensation costs related to Deepwater Horizon incident
Lawyers for the plaintiffs said the maximum compensation they could have hoped to receive was $124 million and argued that the settlement is a fair deal.
Japan's biggest automaker said there were no reported injuries or accidents, but it had received about 400 complaints in Japan over the pump issue and a handful about the steering problem.
Automotive group will invest $1.3 billion during next five year to expand vehicle production.