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News: Playstation 3 Dominating Middle Eastern Sales

Playstation 3 Dominating Middle Eastern Sales

While touting your high sales figures in Europe and North America is usually top of any international companies list, Sony have always been keen to promote the Playstation brand equally worldwide

Which is perhaps why the company are seeing significantly strong sales of the Playstation 3 in the Middle East."The PS3, which is a high-end machine costing about $400 (Dh1,468) has a strong market in..

News: Sony Say That The Playstation Eye Can Perform Facial Recognition Now

Sony Say That The Playstation Eye Can Perform Facial Recognition Now

Speaking at the Develop Conference in the UK this week, Sony have confirmed that the Playstation Eye can currently perform much of the trickery possible with Microsoft's Natal

In addition to the Playstation Motion Controller, Sony confirmed that the Playstation Eye can currently track faces and recognise skeletal movements much like Natal. SCEE concluded that there are already libraries available..

News: Take A Look At Sony's Playstation Portable Summer Bus

Take A Look At Sony's Playstation Portable Summer Bus

If you're in the UK this summer, you might want to head out and take a trip on Sony's Magical Mystery Summer Of PSP tour bus

These are the dates you can catch the magical parade: 11th and 12 July – Chessington World of Adventures, Chessington, Surrey 24th to 26th July – Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset 2nd August – Underage Festival, Victoria Park, London 3rd to 9th August – Chessington..

News: French Retailers Will Stock The PSP Go

French Retailers Will Stock The PSP Go

Despite rumours last week that suggested French retailers would refuse to stock the PSP Go, SCEE have outright denied the claims this morning: “No French retailers have refused to stock the Go,” we were told by SCEE

The rep added that the story simply wasn’t true.</blockquote> So hey, if you're French and you want a PSP Go, looks like you can have one afterall.

News: Trophy Portal Gets Expanded On The European Playstation Website

Trophy Portal Gets Expanded On The European Playstation Website

Trophies are getting to where they need to be, but we can't help but feel it's taking a bit too long

Sony must be aware that users are crying out for more detailed, instantly accessible stats and avatar/forum signature type images. While Sony Europe did provide the portable trophy cards, they're really a nightmare to keep updated. Alas, signs that things are moving forward are positive. Sony Europe..

News: Playstation Motion Controller Has Been In Development For Years

Playstation Motion Controller Has Been In Development For Years

Andrew House - the new head of SCEE - seems very unfussed by Sony's Playstation Motion Controller

"I'm not unduly worried and I think the reason for that is that we've done a very good job with the PlayStation 3 as an overall value proposition without any motion control technology," said House. His relaxed nature may stem from the fact that the controller has been in development for a..

News: VidZone Wants You... Yes, You!

VidZone Wants You... Yes, You!

Asking rather nicely in their Twitter updates, the development team behind VidZone want you to send them pictures of yourself using the new app

They cite editorial inclusion as the reason. Seeing as the app is totally free (minus a few ads), we think you should help them out. You know, in way of saying thank you.

News: VidZone Launches In Europe Tomorrow

VidZone Launches In Europe Tomorrow

You know what? We think VidZone sounds brilliant

We were big fans of the music channel when they were big along with the popularity rise of Sky Digital. So getting an "on-demand" music service directly on the PS3? Well that's awesome. And it's coming to Europe in a few hours, along with three weeks worth of content and "much more on the way." US PS3 owners, we're not entirely..

News: New SCEE Boss Reckons The Wii Will Be A Gateway Platform To The PS3

New SCEE Boss Reckons The Wii Will Be A Gateway Platform To The PS3

Speaking with EDGE Online, the new SCEE president Andrew House - who replaced David Reeves earlier this month - has said he expects Wii owners will eventually "upgrade" to the PS3

House explains that he sees the Nintendo console as the "entry level device" which will see gamers move onto Playstation hardware in the long-term. Honestly, we're not sure he's right at all. And we find that..

News: Vote Playstation At The Annual Golden Joystick Awards

Vote Playstation At The Annual Golden Joystick Awards

Every year, the Golden Joystick awards are held to honour the best in gaming

This year is no exception with Sackboy and Sev all donning their tuxedos for the big night. But they need your vote before they can get too excited. Head over to the Awards website for a full list of the categories and nominees – cast your vote and you could win some cool prizes for yourself in the Golden Joystick Awards..

News: Ubisoft Reckons The PS3 Faces An "Uphill Struggle" In The UK

Ubisoft Reckons The PS3 Faces An "Uphill Struggle" In The UK

Ubisoft's British marketing boss Murray Pannel has stated his belief that the Playstation 3 faces an uphill struggle in the UK

However he did concede that the brand name still carries enormous weight throughout the region. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, the former Microsoft employee of six years said:"So if I'm just looking at the UK specifically, we all know that Nintendo has done an amazing..

News: Sony Launch The European Arm Of The Official Playstation Blog

Sony Launch The European Arm Of The Official Playstation Blog

Somewhat stepping on our toes a tiny-ickle bit (we kid, not really

), Sony have launched the new awesome-looking European arm of the Playstation Blog. The US version, which has been a massive hit, has been running for a while now but finally Sony have decided to give the same kind of coverage to European (and Australian) visitors. We really like what we've seen and wish the Playstation Europe..

News: New European PS3 Bundles Emerge For inFamous & Quest For Booty

New European PS3 Bundles Emerge For inFamous & Quest For Booty

Hey Europe, not got a PS3 yet? Looking to get one with an extra game? Better consider these bundles that have emerged from PS3p

es</a>. While not confirmed by Sony yet the bundles show either: a PS3 with two controllers and a copy of Quest For Booty or; a PS3 with inFamous. The Quest For Booty bundle seems a bit odd seeing as the game launched a year ago but the inFamous bundle sure looks..

News: Sony Europe Produce An 11th Hour Deal To Claim The Rights To Publish Ghostbusters As PS3/PS2 Exclusive [UPDATED]

Sony Europe Produce An 11th Hour Deal To Claim The Rights To Publish Ghostbusters As PS3/PS2 Exclusive [UPDATED]

Oh man; video games - this is why we love them

This is insane news. The Ghostbusters game - which was planned as a multiplatform game - has passed publisher's hands like, well, like Swine flu really - starting out at Vivendi, moving to Atari and now - weeks before the June 19th release - ending clasped between Sony's mitts. In this mornings press release, Sony said:“We will be releasing the title..

News: Playstation 3 Will Dominate In 3-5 Years

Playstation 3 Will Dominate In 3-5 Years

David Reeves is going to be leaving Sony soon, but before he goes, he'd like to make some predictions if that's gravy with you guys: "I don't think it will be next year, but in three to five years it will become dominant on the market," Reeves told industry site GamesIndustry

"The legacy will be that people will see a tortoise and hare situation. In a way, in the end it will be a dead heat..

News: SCEE Boss Reckons He Hasn't Heard Of Crackdown Developers

SCEE Boss Reckons He Hasn't Heard Of Crackdown Developers

David Reeves is retiring from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe after many, many years

He's practically the figurehead of what has made the Playstation such a success in Europe. He's pretty important etc. Rumours were that when he announced his retirement he would be going to work for Realtime Worlds, developers of the XBOX 360 exclusive title Crackdown. But Reeves reckons that's not true because..

News: European Lifetime System Sales Figures, 24.9 Million PS2, 8.0 Million PSP & 4.5 Million PS3

European Lifetime System Sales Figures, 24.9 Million PS2, 8.0 Million PSP & 4.5 Million PS3

European video game retailer GAME have published a report specifying the exact lifetime sales data of video game systems across Europe

Be aware, that GAME only retails in the UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Czech Republic, and Australia, so figures from Germany and Italy are excluded. The total sales put the PS3 just a million behind the XBOX 360, with Microsoft's one year..

News: Help Earth Day, Sony Donating Up To $10,000 To Celebrate, Trash Panic Announced

Help Earth Day, Sony Donating Up To $10,000 To Celebrate, Trash Panic Announced

Sony have revealed plans to donate $1 per each unique purchase on the Playstation Store during Earth Day (April 22nd)

The donation will go to Conservation International. This goes hand in hand with the current "Earth Day" section of the Playstation Store; featuring loosely related titles such as Flock! and Burn, Zombie, Burn!. This also goes hand-in-hand with an announcement of the game..