Drink it up readers
This is the packaging your shiny new PlayStation Vita will be contained within when you pick up the hardware next year. Sony's European PlayStation Vita product manager, Adam Grant, unveiled the boxart on the PlayStation Blog this morning. In addition, Grant's outlined each of the PlayStation Vita's on-board apps. The post doesn't contain anything we don't already know, but it's..
Sony never gets much luck
This year alone it's been a hit by an Earthquake, widely publicised hack-attack and riots. Now it's predicting financial trouble due to the falling Euro and its inability to protect itself from the changes. Without diving too heavily into an unbelievably dry Bloomberg report — many of Sony's exports are to European countries. Some of those countries are broke..
Do you want the good news or the bad news? We'll start with the bad
SCEE's decided not to promote its PSN exclusive titles as heavily in Europe as in North America. "'The Only On PlayStation Network programme is for the SCEA region only," a Sony spokesperson revealed when asked by Eurogamer. Silly idea? We think so. We don't really...
Brush with fate
Press Play's enhanced conversion of its original WiiWare hit — now known as Max and the Magic Marker: Gold Edition — is available from the European PlayStation Store. Naturally the transition to PSN brings HD graphics and support for PlayStation Move, but you can get a feel for its other new features in the official launch...
Sony intends to transform PlayStation Home into "the biggest and best social gaming service on any console", the platform holder has said in a new post on the European arm of the PlayStation Blog
We already know that Sony's got a full reboot for the series in the works, but SCEE's Darren Cairns has given a little more indication as to what we can...
Prices coming down
If you're after a cheap Move bargain from Sony's top drawer, you'll be pleased to know the European Platinum range has expanded with four new titles. The newly Move-fitted LittleBigPlanet 2 and superlative shooter Killzone 3 both join the budget range, alongside MotorStorm Apocalypse, which is due to be updated for Move in the...
Sony's announced that four more blockbuster PS3 titles are joining the platform holder's "Platinum" range in Europe
New titles include LittleBigPlanet 2, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, Gran Turismo 5 and Killzone 3. Each of the titles will be available at around £20. If you've yet to pick up any of the listed titles, there's never been a better opportunity.
Buckles swashed too
Point-and-click adventure Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle just got a European date: it'll reach PlayStation 3 shores on Friday 4th November, three weeks before it launches on other consoles. The Move-enabled game is a spin-off of the popular So Blonde series and is written by Steve Ince, renowned for his work on classic...
While much of the Internet sat bemused at the announcement of a new PSP for Europe during this year's GamesCom, we were fairly calm about it
While the announcement of the device certainly took us by surprise, we also felt like it made a lot of sense. Sony's PSP strategy has shifted in recent years, with the platform holder targeting younger users. SCEE's new gaffer Jim Ryan confirmed the philosophy..
No date yet
It's been a while since Minna No Golf 5 — aka Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds*, aka Everybody's Golf: World Tour — got its PlayStation Move patch in Japan, with no word on if or when the controller would get support outside of Japan. Now we can reveal Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will add PlayStation Move support to the game in...
As promised, Ghostlight has confirmed the contents of its collector's edition for the European release of The Legends Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky
The premium package includes a copy of the game on UMD, five art-cards, a soundtrack CD with 33 tracks from the game, and a collector's edition box. Those ordering the game directly from Ghostlight's store will also receive an A1 poster. Ghostlight's yet..
Sony likes splashing out on expensive truck liveries
A couple of years back it bought up some God Of War III advertising space on a couple of lorries, and now the platform holder's giving inFamous 2 protagonist Cole MacGrath a ride around mainland Europe. These trucks will be touring the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France over the coming months, so if you're in the..
Remember the "affordable" PlayStation branded 3DTV that Sony announced at E3? The platform holder's announced that the 24" stereoscopic display is making its way to Europe this year too
The TV will retail for 499 across Europe during the Autumn. Sony executive Jim Ryan boasted the television's ability to offer an "accessible entry to 3D gaming". The display will cost £499 in the UK..
Perhaps the biggest 'WTF?' moment of Sony's GamesCom press conference this evening was the announcement of a new PlayStation Portable model for Europe
The updated hardware will launch without Wi-Fi support, but will cost a mere 99.99. The new handheld is due out this Fall, and will be marketed heavily alongside Sony's budget PSP Essentials range. SCEA's said there are no plans to launch the new..
Despite the anticipation being nowhere near E3, we always enjoy the muted build-up to the GamesCom press conferences
You're never going to see a megaton announcement at GamesCom, but because the anticipation is lower, those muted surprises are all the more impactful. The PlayStation 3 Slim announcement in 2009 was huge, and we'll never forget the furore surrounding Resistance 3 last year. This year..
Still too long to wait?
We know Vita is pushed back to 2012, and we've been taking a look at the implications of the delay in a series of recent features, but now we've come to terms that the console won't be sitting under any Western Christmas trees this year, with a six month wait looking likely. According to newsletters sent out by various...
Ubi finally comes clean
Q? Entertainment's much-anticipated Child of Eden will finally come to PlayStation 3 in Europe on 30th September, complete with support for PlayStation Move and 3DTV sets. Ubisoft finally announced the features yesterday, but can it compete with the exceptional Child of Eden on Kinect? We'll find out in September. UBISOFT®...
If it wants to
Get Up And Dance will be hoping to start the Christmas party season off early when it releases in Europe on 4th November. The Move dancing game will have stiff competition from PQube's Dance! It's Your Stage, Sony's Everybody Dance! (aka DanceStar Party) and of course the behemoth that is Just Dance 3. The press release below uses an...
We always knew it was a likely scenario, but we chose to believe otherwise
Sony never officially said the PlayStation Vita would get a worldwide launch this year, only ever really committing to a Japanese launch. "Phased global rollout" was the textbook buzzword Sony used. But we believed because it made sense. How could Sony not put the PlayStation Vita out in all major markets before..
Japan in 2011
Bad news everyone — PlayStation Vita will miss 2011 in Europe and America. Sony Computer Entertainment vice president Kaz Hirai made the pronouncement minutes ago. The console will still make it to Japan this year, however. Hirai didn't go into much detail about the reason for the delay, but did say that it was to make sure the...
It's the news we've all been dreading, especially after we've had so many indications pointing towards a 2011 release, but NowGamer's citing retail sources that state the PlayStation Vita will not launch in Europe before 2011 is out
Only last week we got a retail flier indicating that Vita could launch on October 28th, but we stated at the time that the date was probably a guesstimate by the..
Visit the European PlayStation Blog at any point in the week and you'll no doubt spot a large number of people moaning in the comments
Often these complaints stem from the lack of quality PSone re-releases on the PlayStation Store. SCEE's been pretty open about the challenges of bringing some of this content over in recent months, and so today its...
Go back in time
The humble point and click adventure once ruled the roost, with Broken Sword, Monkey Island and more just some of the highlights. Now the genre's due to make a bit of a comeback with Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle for PlayStation Move, due Q4 2011. The game is written by Broken Sword scribe Steve Ince and is related to the...
Just a heads up to any European PlayStation Plus subscribers: Sony's got another wave of goodies to give-away this month
Most of which revolve around Section 8: Prejudice, which launches on the PlayStation Store this afternoon. PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to the exclusive Hunter Armour should they decide to pick up the game. The...
Unsurprisingly, Sony will make the PlayStation Vita available at next month's GamesCom
Sony's yet to announce the line-up of games it will be bringing to the event, but expect the usual suspects: Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048 and Everybody's Golf Next. Fingers crossed Sony use GamesCom to give PlayStation Vita a big 2011 European release date. Please.
Ask and ye shall receive -- Sony has announced that it will be handling publishing duties on the hotly anticipated Tekken Hybrid in Europe
The brilliant teaser-movie-nostalgia package includes an HD version of the original Tekken Tag Tournament, the CG movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance and a special preview for the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Basically, this is fan-service at its very best. The..
Please date PlayStation Vita for 2011
Please date PlayStation Vita for 2011. Please date PlayStation Vita for 2011. We predict two fates for Sony's GamesCom press conference this year: jubilation or abject disappointment. All eyes are going to be on the date Sony gives PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America. Japan's pretty much confirmed for a 2011 release, but Sony's been very coy about..
Sony has signed an exclusivity contract with LittleBigPlanet Vita developer Double Eleven
The British studio (comprised of former Rockstar Leeds employees) will develop titles exclusively for PlayStation platforms going forward. The firm is currently hard at work on LittleBigPlanet Vita, but will move onto new titles for various Sony platforms in the future. Double Eleven are one of the most..
Going for a song
The wait for Child of Eden to make the way over from Kinect might test the patience of some PlayStation Move owners, but this should take the sting off: the game is going to cost a lot less on PS3. Ubisoft has announced the game will hit Europe on 23rd September, with a price of just £19.99 listed on the publisher's digital shop...
Slip slidin' in
After a month of doing donuts in the North American PlayStation Store, Sega Rally Online Arcade has started the European leg of its PSN Rally, complete with PlayStation Move support. The game will set you back £6.29 or €7.99 if you want to take it for a spin. We've already given it a thorough test drive, and here's an excerpt from...
It's the report we've all been dreading, but it's finally here
Both VG247 and CVG are reporting that the PlayStation Vita will not launch in Europe until 2012. Apparently Sony is weighing up a January or February launch, while a US and Japan release still looks likely for Christmas 2011. Shafted once again. Fantastic. "Sony know it's effectively gifting the festive handheld market to 3DS -..
Europe's update is on
The PlayStation Store updated in Europe today with some new downloadable content for several Move-enabled games. Here's what's out now. Also, although it's not PlayStation Move-related, we'd like you to know there will be a Sonic Generations demo on PlayStation Store tomorrow. Killzone 3: From the Ashes Map Pack...
SCEE's registered two new trademarks for PSVita and PlayStation Vita in Europe, adding weight to the rumours suggesting the former codename will be the NGP's final name
The trademarks were spotted on GAF, and were registered on Friday to the Trademarks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union. There's really no point debating it anymore: Vita is almost certainly going to be NGP's final..
Poor old Under Siege has had a rocky road to the PlayStation Store: originally planned for release in late 2010, it suffered delay after delay before finally being set for release in April. Of course, the PlayStation Network outage struck, but now the PlayStation Store is back online the game is finally available. The fully Move-compatible...
Conquer the world from your sofa
So far, Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz has the Move quiz market all to itself, but that motion-controlled monopoly won't last long, as National Geographic Challenge! is on the way in June. Taking a leaf out of Buzz!'s fondness for exclamation marks, National Geographic Challenge! is a Risk-style affair with players...
Surprisingly good choices
It's not long until the PlayStation Store is back now, and as part of its promised "Welcome Back" programme Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced the games affected users will be able to choose from as compensation. Users across Europe can choose two of the following PS3 games:...
Definitely not for kids
No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is coming to Europe next week, and Konami wants to get you better acquainted with series hero Travis Touchdown by publishing a new trailer. The new PS3 version has been awarded an 18 rating thanks to its inclusion of blood, as well as plenty of swearing and over-the-top violence, as is made...
Won't need to rustle up many notes
PlayStation Move Ape Escape — called simply Ape Escape in Europe — will be available from PlayStation Network in North America, but in Europe the game is is heading to retail next month, with several retailers putting a pleasantly low price on the Move-exclusive net 'em up. Amazon lists the game at £24.99 with...
Make a racquet
After the disappointment that was Top Spin 4 comes Sega's attempt at mastering the Move tennis game with Virtua Tennis 4, out today across Europe. Unlike Top Spin, Virtua Tennis limits the use of Move to offline-only modes: Exhibition and Party, with no Move support for the World Tour or online play. It does however use 1:1 motion...
Better load up
Just as we'd all but given hope of seeing Activision's animal-blaster Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 reaching Europe, the company pulls it out of the bag by announcing a release date of 6th May 2011. This year's outing is notable for including a full first-person story mode that sees a family head into the woods to kill things, as well...
Sorry, North America
Here's something that might put bees in a few bonnets: tomorrow's European launch of SOCOM: Special Forces doesn't come with a SOCOM Pro access code because this access is free for European PlayStation Network users. North American SOCOM Pro access is only free with the purchase of a new game — players who pick up the game...
Better late than never
It's been a long road to the PlayStation Store for Under Siege: originally set for release in December last year, the game was beset by delays but is finally set for release in Europe on 27th April for £11.99/€14.99. Seed Studios' real-time strategy game launches with PlayStation Move support, a built-in map editor and...
Access code: denied
We recently told you about the SOCOM 4 "Pro" Access Code to be included in the American release of SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (known as SOCOM: Special Forces in Europe). Following in the footsteps of EA and THQ, the code is a once-use only affair that limits online access for gamers who pick up the game pre-owned, while...
Aiming for 147 on Friday
Hustle Kings may have the baize and shiny balls market all sewn up on PlayStation Network, but there's a new challenger in the form of WSC Real 11, due out in Europe on Friday. Developer and publisher Dark Energy Digital just confirmed the game will feature PlayStation Move support available as a downloadable patch on day...
Sony has cut the European price of the PSP by approximately 24 percent in a bid to improve final breath sales in the region
The PSP has been cut from its original price of 169.99 to <span>129.99 and is effective as of today. The price was reduced to $129.99 in North America earlier in the year.</span> "The price cut is aimed at increasing adoption of the player in..
If you're in the mood to knock down some pins with your Move controller and you haven't yet tried the decent High Velocity Bowling, today sees the European launch of Brunswick Pro Bowling. There's plenty of content to get stuck into with the game, from a Career Mode to a Split Challenge that'll test even the most experience bowlers...
PS Plus members get it free
For some, Killzone 3 came and went in the blink of an eye, but those still waging war on Helghan's surface can explore new battlefields with extra downloadable content available from the PlayStation Store. The Steel Rain pack contains two multiplayer maps inspired by locations from the campaign mode: Junkyard, a...
Europe's chance to tame the tiger
Move gets its third dedicated golf game today in the familiar form of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. Tiger's second outing on Move has a lot to prove after last year's effort disappointed many with its implementation of Move controls, and our upcoming review will go a fair way to find out whether EA has got...
A rare sales report compiled by IDG and cited in a GameStop document has given us the first picture of Europe's console install base for some time
The data puts PlayStation 3 about a million units ahead of XBOX 360, despite launching some 15 months after Microsoft's console. The report, accurate as of December 2010, puts PS3 sales at 14.7 million with XBOX 360 at 13.7 million. The report notes that..
The PlayStation 3 is four years old today in Europe
Hurrah. The system launched on Friday, March 23rd 2007 after a pretty enormous delay. The game launched alongside Resistance: Fall Of Man and MotorStorm, as well as Ridge Racer 7 and Call Of Duty 3. SCEUK recently announced that the PlayStation 3 has sold four million units in Britain, with a grand total of 47.9 million units worldwide. Happy..
Ubisoft has a ball
There's a trio of new Move games on European shelves this week, with Ubisoft bringing a pair of titles and 2K Sports also contributing. Let's take a look at what's available to buy now. Top Spin 4: The first dedicated tennis game for PlayStation Move, Top Spin 4 boasts some of the sport's biggest names, past and present, as well...
Sony's announced that the PlayStation 3 has shifted 3 million units in France since its release in March 2007
If we wanted to fan the fanboy flames, we'd tell you that Microsoft's XBOX 360 has moved 2.3 million units over a longer period of time. Did we say that out loud? Sony's shifted 418 million worth of software, which equates to roughly eight million units. That's in contrast to 337..
Grab your wood
It's nearly time for Tiger to take to the fairway again, with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters out in a matter of weeks, and now European gamers can get a taste of Tiger's wood with a free Move-enabled demo of the game. The 1.74GB trial features the new True View first-person perspective that lets you see through the eyes of your...
We reported last week that the demo for PlayStation Move Heroes was available on PlayStation Store, yet the update came and went with no sign of the demo. For unknown reasons it appears the demo was delayed for a week, but is now available to download in both North America and Europe. Those of you with weak connections planning on...
Fans of PlayStation franchises and PlayStation Move are just weeks away from ecstasy, as PlayStation Move Heroes is set for release in Europe this month, though the exact date fluctuates from source to source. Retail giants Gamestation and Game both have the game pegged for 25th March, while Sony's official site lists it for 30th March...
Hits Europe on 23rd March
Tactical shooter SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs — known as SOCOM: Special Forces in Europe — isn't just the focus of the most awesome Move bundle, it's also getting a playable beta in the next few weeks. PlayStation Plus subscribers across Europe can get access to the beta on 23rd March, more details of which will be...
Square Enix has just put a date on the most pretentious name in video game history
DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY will launch in Europe on March 25th, a week before Square Enix's other blockbuster PSP title, The 3rd Birthday. As with the Parasite Eve spin-off, DISSIDIA's retail UMD package will come with a few additional goodies, included downloadable costumes, exclusive art prints, and a 50 percent..
Eurogamer's managed to unearth the details from a top-secret SCEE presentation that took place in London yesterday
Attended by roughly 20 developers, Sony shared a wide range of information about its Next Generation Portable, including details on launch plans, specifications and marketing. One attendee, who's sensibly keeping himself anonymous,...
Square Enix has formally revealed the Twisted Edition of upcoming PSP shooter, The 3rd Birthday
The Europe-only (for now) package includes a number of premium items, all of which focusing on the game's, err, lovely protagonist Aya Brea. There's an artbook, lithographs and more. It sounds like all UMD copies of The 3rd Birthday will ship as the Twisted Edition. Which is cool. More freebies for you,..
SCEE's posted up the LittleBigPlanet 2 television advert over on the PlayStation Blog
The ad was created in conjunction with a number of high profile LittleBigPlanet level designers, and the results are kinda amazing. The coolest thing is that each of the levels are available to play now in the game. Our favourite is the Mediterranean Street Race, a super clever level which is a mix of Outrun and..
Amazon's announced that they've acquired the European-based DVD-rental (and streaming) service LOVEFiLM for an undisclosed amount
LOVEFiLM launched an application on the PlayStation 3 late last year. According to VentureBeat, Amazon went ahead with the purpose because of the company's streaming solutions. Apparently, with 20 percent of the service's movies available digitally, Amazon jumped at the..
PS3 title on the way
DanceDanceRevolution has been out in North America for a while now, but European fans of the dancing series were clueless as to when or if the game would make its way to the continent. Until now, that is, with Konami renaming the game DanceDanceRevolution New Moves and bringing it over in March 2011. Coming to the continent with...
Yoostar 2's an odd-ball title coming to the PlayStation 3 that uses the PlayStation Eye to put you into the movies
It takes a karaoke approach, tasking you to deliver lines all the while filming your progress. The end-result places you in the movies, rubbing shoulders with some of Hollywood's biggest names. The game, which was originally slated for release in North America only, has been picked up..
Ignore the dreadful name and Sony might be onto something with Qriocity
The super-slick cloud based streaming service magically appeared on European PlayStation 3s last night, promising on-demand audio streaming for a small fee. The service — which is accessible from a range of Sony products including Bravias, VAIOs and Blu-ray players —...
It's Christmas -- or so the neighbours' irritatingly chirpy festive lights are trying to tell us
Of course, we all know that the best thing about Christmas (aside from it being over) are the ridiculous sales. When else can you get Naughty Bear for £3.99 from GAME? (Don't do it.) Digital sales are probably the best kind because there's no physical...
PlayStation Plus subscribers have had Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves for a week now, but now all PlayStation Network members can get their hands on Sackboy's latest adventure. Costing $5.99/£4.79, the game is a co-operative only title where one player handles the DualShock 3 while the other joins in with the Move controller. It's worth a...
And some other treats on the way
Sony's Move line-up is growing on a weekly basis, with no fewer than 39 titles now available for the motion controller, so the company naturally wants to crow about the games by putting out a press release. We'll let Sony speak for itself, but as always remember you can get full reviews of these titles and many, many...
Where were you ten years ago today? If you're a European, you were probably unwrapping your shiny new PlayStation 2 console
Vu-whup. The system originally launched in Europe on November 24th, 2000. Ten years later it still holds a major store presence in most retailers. Incredible. The PlayStation 2 era was probably most famous for ushering a new generation of Grand Theft Auto, as well as playing..
Still surprised by its success
Capcom's only released one title for PlayStation Move, the very good Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, a new update to an 18 month-old game. Despite its age, the game has sold remarkably well, breaking into the charts again and making a great accompaniment to Move's hardcore credentials. David Reeves, Capcom's European...
Pirate shooter ahoy!
It's already been first mate in the shooting compilation Time Crisis: Razing Storm and now Deadstorm Pirates is set to captain its own course towards PlayStation Store this month. Retailing at £15.99 or €19.99, the game will feature all the two-player blasting action of its Blu-ray release as well as online leaderboards...
The PlayStation 3's MUBI application is set to launch across Europe this week
The app — which is a movie streaming service for independent and classic films — will be available to download from the PlayStation Store on November 3rd in a range of different European countries. Hit up the PlayStation Blog to check you're covered. The service...
Four titles inbound for Movers
Today is one of the biggest release days of the calendar across all formats, so it's no surprise that PlayStation Move is also receiving a bumper crop of titles, with a stack of motion controlled games making their way to retailers across Europe. Televisual party game TV Superstars arrives alongside televisual shooting...
Gadgets to dominate one territory each
It's the showdown that gamers and industry insiders alike are anticipating to determine the future of PS3 and Xbox 360: Kinect vs. Move. "You are the Controller" vs. "It Only Does Everything", "No Buttons" vs. "Yay Buttons" and so on. Yves Guillemot, CEO of global...
Move to the beat
Melodic masterminds can try their arm at Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz, released across Europe this past Wednesday, with UK shops starting to sell it this weekend. We set a crafty music quiz of our own the other day but so far nobody has been able to crack the devilish teaser. Here it is again, but be warned: if you're not up to the...
Demo coming next Wednesday
Fortunate North Americans are likely already shooting their way through Time Crisis: Razing Storm, Namco's collection of three shooters: Razing Storm, Time Crisis 4's arcade version and Deadstorm Pirates. Europeans will get the chance to try out the title in just two weeks, as the game launches across the continent in...
New avatars and themes up now
Yesterday's US PlayStation Store update brought with it Heavy Rain videos and a playable demo of The Shoot, but the European update isn't quite so interesting, unless you're crazy about TV Superstars that is. The upcoming small-screen party game gets a pre-release boost in the form of a brand new premium theme and...
Not quite the bomba folks were expecting, SCEE's top body Andrew House has revealed Sony's expecting "very, very strong" holiday sales in Europe this season, with the PlayStation Move getting off to a roaring start
House told Bloomberg that Sony expects to exceed its current sales estimate of 15 million PS3 consoles moved this fiscal year party due to strong demand in Europe. Sales have been..
Its response: make more
Sony expected a slow start for Move, but it seems the controller has been more popular than anticipated, having surpassed the company's early sales targets. Andrew House, the head of Sony Computer Entertainment in Europe, spoke to Bloomberg about the accessory's early reception: [Move has had] very significant sales in the...
Get wet, go wild
Heavy Rain received its Move patch last week, but those of you who missed out on the update can now pick up the Heavy Rain: Move Edition on Blu-ray disc across Europe. With an RRP of £29.99/€39.99, the disc doesn't just add support for Move (though it can be played with DualShock 3 too). Gamers can also experience the Taxidermist...
Ubisoft's finally confirmed the long rumoured HD Collection of their classic PS2 Prince Of Persia titles
The package, set to be a European exclusive, will combine The Sands Of Time, Warrior Within and The Two Thrones onto one blu-ray disc. The collection will be enhanced in HD and will also be playable in full stereoscopic 3D. It's due to release on November 19th for £29.99. Ubisoft claims the..
We understand that in Europe Daft Punk and electro-disco culture is a big deal
What we don't understand is what it has to do with PlayStation Move. For as much as we love the sidechained bass synths in this Sony Norway commercial, we're not sure it says anything about the strengths of Move at all.
The truth finally uncovered
We already reported the ongoing confusion surrounding PlayStation Move's launch date, and finally after a lot of journalistic rooting around and emails back-and-forth we've put the issue to bed. The confusion lay in the fact that Sony classes Europe as a separate territory to the UK, hence the conflicting dates. Here, for...
Updated with launch titles!
Mainland Europe receives the Move on September 15th; Australia and New Zealand on September 16th; and the UK is the last of the bunch on September 17th. Your Move options: PlayStation 3 320GB Move Bundle (£284.99/€349.99) – Replacing the existing 250GB model in Europe, this 320GB machine comes with a PlayStation Eye...
The European arm of the PlayStation Blog has revealed that the on-demand PS3 music service, Vidzone, has been bolstered by music from EMI
The label's roster includes over 8,000 music videos from the likes of David Bowie, Daft Punk and Katy Perry. In addition to the playlist update, Vidzone's also getting a software upgrade. Version 1.15's main aim...
Last year Sony's GamesCom press conference brought with it news which changed the fortunes of the PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3 Slim has been a resounding success world-wide, bringing Sony back into the three horse race it had previously been lagging behind. In many ways, that single announcement at GamesCom defined PlayStation's 2009. Yes, there was great software. Yes, there were other big..
Guess what Europeans - the Playstation 3 is officially three years old today in your neck of the woods
That's right, the system went on sale in Europe precisely three years ago today - March 23rd. It's been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for Sony since then, with initial PS3 sales tempered by a high price-tag. It is, however, with the launch of the PS3 Slim that the system has finally caught its..
If you're a hardcore British gamer who likes nothing more than chillin' to the back catalogue of Michael Jackson - then you're out of luck
Sony has confirmed to VG247 that there are no plans to bring the recently announced "This Is It" bundle to the UK. The bundle's due for release in Japan later this month. Guess you'll just have to make do with like a PS3, and a copy of the "This..
SCEE has announced a lovely little God Of War III collector's edition heading to Europe this March
The pack includes, obviously, God Of War III and the recently US-only God Of War Collection among a host of other lucious goodies. The pack includes (deep breath): God of War III God of War Collection Extra PSN game content (God of War Combat Arena containing an exclusive environment and seven..
The Playstation brand is kicking again
We've seen rather steady dominance for the Sony platforms over the past 3 or 4 months in the Playstation's homeland, and even a hint of celebration in the US; the Sony swagger is back. And that means Andrew House, Sony Europes head-honcho, can start talking about the competition again."I think at a time when we're seeing one of the major competitors..
Having had chance to browse around the Playstation Video Store this morning, we have to say we are very impressed
The pricing is more than reasonable and the range of content on offer is already staggering. It's a flawless update from the folks at SCEE, and we have to congratulate them on that. But with 2000 movies already on offer from the service,...
.. And that means, like, right now! Trust us, we checked. There are an absolute ton of movies to buy or rent (in SD or HD). To be precise, more than 2000 movies are available. It's a pretty impressive roll out from SCEE, and a service we're looking forward to using. Renting a movie in HD costs around the £4-mark in the UK, with SD a bit cheaper...
It's easy to forget while we're dancing around to Glockenpop that other regions across Europe are yet to receive the Playstation 3's Vidzone application yet
Worry not though Europeans. The service is on its way. In fact, here's a list of the where and whens. November 23: Austria, The Netherlands, and Portugal December 3: Denmark, Finland, Norway...
Playstation 3's studio boss Mike Denny reckons the Playstation Motion Controller is being treated as a platform by Sony
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Denny said of the Playstation Motion Controller: The motion control system were putting in place going forward is were treating as more of a platform." Youre right that here in Europe we have a lot of experience helping..
You know something's going to be either exciting or disappointing when a company feel it's necessary to announce an announcement
But that's exactly what Square Enix have done in regards to Final Fantasy XIII, which is due an uber announcement over at the European Playstation Blog this Friday. What's most interesting about the announcement is the tie to both the Playstation Blog and the European arm..
So, erm, Sony have announced some scheduled maintenance for, erm, tomorrow
Don't bite our heads off, we know what tomorrow is. We're just the messengers. The downtime will take place between 8AM and 11AM GMT and is promised to only affect PSN sign-in for roughly 15 minutes (so not to a big a deal). On the plus side, the European Playstation Blog are...
It seems some parties are intent on ensuring the PSP Go fails
Despite having no personal interest in the product, many people like to trash talk it. It's a bit like when the PS3 got cheaper but wasn't backwards compatible. We cue it down to insecurity. Whatever, we digress. Point is, PSP Go sold fine according to Sony. PSP hardware is up 120 per cent compared with the previous week, with both PSP..
Joystiq have received some curious photos of a Norwegian GameStop's computer database
They include the listing of five (oui, five!) Playstation 3 250GB bundles. The bundles listed on the computer point towards Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time, Assassin's Creed II, Fifa 10, Need For Speed Shift and, of course, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. According to the information the bundles will be priced at..
The PS3 Slim is shifting units! Lots of units in fact. So many units that sales in the UK have increased by a whopping 999% since the Slim was introduced. So put it this way if Sony were selling 1,000 PS3s a week pre-Slim, they're now selling 9,999 units a week. Blimey. Did we get our maths right? We're not quite sure actually. Can someone confirm with a decent example? Ta.
Microsoft recently announced a 9 million XBOX 360 sale mark in Europe
Sony then claimed 10 million Playstation 3 sales in Europe at GamesCom. Interestingly, an MCV article has Microsoft's Chris Lewis completely U-turn and claim a "confident" one million unit lead. Either we're confused or someone has their maths wrong. Still, there's no denying the XBOX has a much greater grip on Europe..
What's going on? Fancy getting your hands on a shiny new Playstation 3 Slim. Well now's your chance, because the PS3 Slim is now officially available across Europe. The USA already have their hands on systems over the pond, Japan has to wait a couple more days, but Europe your time is now. Interestingly, we're not actually at the computer typing this. No, the magic of the Internet,..
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