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Sony Japan to launch PS3 budget range

It appears Sony Japan is to be the first division of the electronics giant to launch a budget range for PS3. According to IGN, a Japanese online retailer has posted listings for a new ‘PlayStation 3 the Best’ range. Resistance: Fall Of Man, FolksSoul, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Gundam: Target in …

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Slimline 160GB PS3 on the cards?

It’s easy to lose track of what new PS3 SKU to expect next, what with all the recent talk of 80GB cancellations and 120GB rumours – but now tech site T3 is claiming to have the scoop on a brand new slimline PS3. Claiming to have word from a ‘particularly …

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Sony cuts PS3 sales target

Reuters reports that the platform holder now expects to have sold 1.5 million fewer PS3s than its initial sales target up to March. But its handheld console has outstripped forecasts – Sony has raised its sales target for PSP for the current business year by three million to 13 million. …

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PS3 shifts 1.2 million in Europe over Xmas

Speaking to Bloomberg , Sony’s games president Kaz Hirai has revealed that the firm sold 1.2 million PS3 consoles in Europe in the last five weeks of 2007. He also refused to concede that Sony is unlikely to hit the 11 million sales target, that it had previously set itself, …

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Sony successfully halves PS3 manufacturing costs

An analyst for investment bank Nikko Citigroup has stated that thanks to the redesigned 40GB PS3 Sony has whittled down the amount it costs to manufacture its console from $800 to around $400. Spong quotes Kota Ezawa as stating: "We applaud Sony’s efforts to shrink the PS3’s chips and tweak …

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Sony launches new bargain PS3 bundle

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced a new bundle offer for consumers that will see PlayStation 3 retail for 349.99 with two first-party titles. The deal, dubbed ‘Pick N Mix’ by the platform holder, will begin at retail next Friday, January 18th and will run ‘until further notice’. Games involved …

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UK PS3 CHARTS: Uncharted takes top spot

Sony’s Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune has replaced Activision’s Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare at the top of ELSPA/ChartTrack’s official PS3 top ten. The action title debuted in second position last week, but has leapfrogged COD4 at the top – no doubt helped by some splendid specialist press reviews. Activision’s shooter …

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Tretton: PS3 has become leading development platform

The boss of Sony America, Jack Tretton, has claimed in an interview with IGN that developers are increasingly adopting PS3 as their lead platform and then ‘porting down’ the titles from Sony’s machine to rival platforms. "We are now starting to see developers creating games on PS3 and then porting …

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Screen Digest: 2008 to be the year of the PS3

There’s no arguing that Nintendo staged a remarkable recovery in 2007 to emerge as the overall gaming champions at the expense of rivals Microsoft, and in particular, Sony – but analyst firm Screen Digest says 2008 could prove to be the year of PS3. Citing the growing number of exclusive …

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US: PS3 sales soar by 300 per cent

Some questioned Sony CEO Howard Stringer’s confidence when he spoke about the PS3’s North American breakthrough earlier this month – but the latest November sales numbers from the territory prove that the appetite for Sony’s next-gen console has massively increased. Since November 2nd PS3 sales have climbed by 298 per …

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