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,..
The pound is weak and the British are being used as guinea pigs for increasing prices
No wonder the British video game market is down. Dropping by 20% in the first half of '09, Germany leapfrogged Britain as the biggest European market, with growth also seen in Sweden, Holland and Portugal. So far this year, Wii Fit has been the biggest seller.
We know how annoying it is when a game is due out on the European PSN but never comes
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix was a perfect example. Speaking openly on the Playstation Blog, Sony's Angela Madronero tried to clear some of those issues up. Talking about first party titles, Angela claimed, "We know how important this is to you, and...