Consoles

PS3s problems are being resolved

The president of Famitsu publisher Enterbrain, Hirokazu Hamamura, believes that PS3’s slow penetration” in Japan is improving – but that it could still use a price cut before year end. Speaking exclusively to Famitsu media partner MCV, Hamamura said: The PS3’s penetration pace has been slower than I expected. Its …

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SCi: ‘Were in good shape’

In a trading update released ahead of its fiscal 2008 financial results release on September 15th, SCi chief executive Phil Rogers has stated that the UK publisher is in good shape following a number of recent structural changes. Revenues are expected to hit 134 million, with losses of no more …

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PS3 PlayTV due September 10th

SCEE president David Reeves has confirmed that Sony’s highly anticipated Freeview TV add-on PlayTV will launch in the UK on September 10th, and will roll out to the rest of Europe by the end of December. PlayTV turns a PS3 into a fully-functional PVR – a device that allows users …

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Blaze announces portable MegaDrive

Gamecheat specialist Blaze has announced a brand new Sega MegaDrive based handheld, which includes 20 16-bit titles built in out of the box. Due out some time this month, the 29.99 device includes headline titles such as Sonic and Knuckles, Ecco the Dolphin, Golden Axe, Kid Chameleon, Altered Beast, Alex …

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E3 08: Gran Turismo TV for August 1st

SCEE boss David Reeves has confirmed that the upcoming Gran Turismo TV will be released in Europe on the same date it arrives in North America – August 1st. That’s also the date that retailers will begin selling PS3 Platinum titles. Pleasingly, it follows Home beta’s lead in maintaining parity …

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E3 08: No PS3 video store for Europe this year

Sony’s new PS3 and PSP movie and TV download and rental service was possibly the biggest announcement of the platform holder’s E3 conference , but European console owners will seemingly have to wait until next year to get access to the now-live-in-the-US content delivery system. David Reeves confirmed the news …

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E3 08: Europe and US to get simultaneous Home beta

Whilst Sony’s PS3 conference failed to offer any additional concrete information regarding an arrival date for its much-hyped PS3 social network service Home, SCEE boss David Reeves has at least assured Europe that it will get access to the promised beta at the same time the US does. It’s common …

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E3 08: 80GB PS3 coming to Europe

Sony will launch a new 80GB SKU in Europe and PAL territories on August 27th. The company will phase out the 40GB model, and the new higher capacity machine will cost 299 – or €399 in wider Europe. SCEE president David Reeves told an exclusively invited PAL crowd in Santa …

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E3 08: God of War III coming next year

It was only a short trailer, but at least Sony has finally pleased fans by finally speaking openly about the PS3 version of its Herculean battler, God of War III. Though it will not be released this year, Kratos looked mightily impressive on Sony’s big screen, and fans will be …

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