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Creating a US PSN account on the PS4 is important if you're eager to take advantage of localised offers, download demos and betas that may not be available in your region, or simply want to poke around in another country’s PlayStation Store. The good news is that the PlayStation 4 is completely...
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Sony's not been particularly efficient at communicating specific PlayStation Vita information. We're still waiting for full details on the 3G system's data plan here in Europe. With three weeks to go, the platform holder's definitely cutting things fine. But one question that's been asking more than most is whether downloadable PS...
Sonic CD's stomped previous PlayStation Network chart-topper, inFamous: Festival Of Blood, from its place atop the charts, taking the crown as December's top-selling PSN title
The acclaimed Mega-CD release (or SEGA CD depending on your location) fought off strong competition from NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Payday: The Heist and Trine 2, all of which...
February's already looking like a packed month for game releases, but that's not helping January to pass any quicker
While last year we were privy to several blockbusters in the form of Mass Effect 2, LittleBigPlanet 2 and Dead Space 2 — this year's been something of a barren wasteland for new retail releases. But if you've already conquered your...
The video game industry may have pulled in a whopping $3
99 billion for the month of December in North America, but it still suffered a 21 percent decline year-over-year. By comparison, the industry raked in a whopping $5.07 billion during the same period in 2010. "Overall industry results are not entirely surprising given that we are on the back end of the current console lifecycle, combined..
Sony clearly loves fast food chains
The platform holder's been heavily aligned with Subway over the past couple of years, and now it's jumping into bed with Taco Bell in order to pimp the PlayStation Vita. A new promotion — set to run from January 26th through March 11th — will see diners awarded with a brand new PlayStation Vita every 15 minutes. Prepare to work on that waistline. The easiest..
Last week Sony introduced us to the ragtag group of participants set to compete in the latest season of its PlayStation Network exclusive reality show, The Tester
It's since followed up with a run-down of the show's guest panelists. Names include: David Jaffe, director of God Of War and Twisted Metal; Nolan North, voice actor of Nathan Drake...
It's unclear whether this story is based on legitimate inside information, or simply too much time spent on the NeoGAF message boards; but a pamphlet released by a US retailer has hinted at the release of a "Monster Hunter Portable 3" (presumably Monster Hunter Portable 3rd) for the PlayStation Vita
The listing is joined by two previously announced, but unconfirmed for US release titles, Final..
Sony's just put the icing on a great day for gaming news
No, it's not announced the next iteration of the God Of War franchise or released a new trailer for The Last Of Us — no, better than that... It's announced the cast of the third season of The Tester. For those unfamiliar, The Tester is an annual reality show distributed exclusively...
The media's smear campaign against the PlayStation Vita hit a new high last night, when a batch of US media outlets jumped on an erroneous Amazon listing that claimed the 3G SKU of Sony's new portable system had been cancelled before release in North America. Of course, those with an ounce of common sense would have realised this was a mistake on Amazon's part, but the story spread like..
Destructoid's managed to get hold of a GameStop document that outlines Sony's plans for the PlayStation Vita's North American launch in February
The super secret list includes date and pricing details for all of the PS Vita's hottest upcoming games — and confirms Gravity Rush and Lumines: Electronic Symphony for launch. Sony already confirmed a lot of the details before Christmas, but it's..
Sony's lifted the lid on the PlayStation Vita's gigantic launch line-up for North America
Director of hardware marketing, John Koller, described the unprecedented 25 game strong launch line-up as the "biggest and best" any platform has ever released alongside. Even if Koller is paid to say these things, it's hard to disagree. Day one titles from the platform holder include Uncharted:..
The PlayStation Vita may be mere months away from worldwide release, but Sony's not quite done promoting classic PSP UMDs yet
The platform holder's announced another trio of UMD Dual Packs, each bundling two classic PSP titles for a competitive $15. Bundles include: Patapon and LocoRoco; Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee and Hot Shots Tennis: Get A Grip; or MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and
It was a monster month for software releases in November
Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out on top. But despite the high profile roster of software releases — and growth in unit sales across the board — NPD analyst Anita Frazier warned that "a decline in average retail price in all categories" resulted in flat dollar sales..
Seems like there's some major reshuffling going on at SCEA at the moment
With Peter Dille's office barely cold after his departure earlier in the year, Sony's lost another two executives according a report published by Industry Gamers. The site claims that VP of marketing, Scott Steinberg, and senior VP of public relations, Rob Dyer, are both no longer working at the company. According to Industry..
Are you one of those people that's yet to jump into the next generation? You've still got a PlayStation 2 hooked up to an old CRT television? Look, we're not going to judge, but we are going to let you know about a great upgrade path if you happen to be based in North America
Sony's announced a special promotion with US retailer Best Buy, which nets you a brand new PlayStation 3 for just $100 when..
Eccentric PlayStation executive Kevin Butler's spent the best part of a month celebrating gamers as part of Sony's Long Live Play initiative
But with Thanksgiving behind us, that's now come to an end. In a final video, Butler has saluted everyone, and released a montage of the campaign's best bits along the way. If you want to catch up, check out the suit's official YouTube channel through here..
With the Winter months fast approaching, Sony wants you to stock up ready for the cold
The North American PlayStation Blog has announced a Fall sale, offering up to 50% off a bunch of top PlayStation 3 titles. Those with a PlayStation Plus subscription will get the best discounts, while everyone else will still receive a reasonable 30% off...
There's never been a better time to own a PlayStation 3
Five years ago we would have been laughed off the 'net for claiming such a statement. But if you look back over the course of this generation, Sony really has done a staggering job of keeping its system relevant despite such a shaky start. With the famous "two jobs" quote and "five hundred and ninety-nine US dollars"..
We always suspected Sony would sell more PlayStation 3s if it put more images of Emma Watson on the system's box
(Pre-horrific haircut, of course.) It's taken a while, but it turns out SCEA's finally gotten the message. The platform holder's announced a new bundle for North America, sporting a 160GB PS3, a Blu-ray edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two in both 2D and 3D, and a..
Being British we still don't quite understand the fascination with Black Friday
As far as we can understand, the day is designed to encourage North American shoppers to get out of bed early, queue outside their local stores, and spend lots of money on ridiculously under-priced items. We might not fully understand it, but we're totally jealous of it. Some of the video game deals this year are..
Microsoft's XBOX 360 continued its North American domination throughout October, leaving the PlayStation 3 sitting behind
It was a big month for multiplatform software, with Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, NBA 2K12 and RAGE all appearing in the top five. Surprising, huh? Sony touted a 5% increase in software sales for the year, and also announced that inFamous: Festival Of Blood had become the..
It's hard to believe that it's only been a year since the PlayStation Move hit store-shelves
The catalogue of supported games has been growing steadily ever since release — and continues to catch steam as the Holidays approach. In order to recognise the abundance of content, SCEA has announced two new PlayStation Move bundles for North America. For existing PlayStation 3 owners, there's a new..
Amazon has ceased selling PlayStation Network content on its website without offering an explanation
The American arm of the online retailer previously sold PSN games and voucher codes directly from its website, but pulled such content overnight. We have no announcements regarding this change in selection, however we can confirm that Amazon...
We didn't really expect to wake up to a release date for PlayStation Vita this morning. But that's exactly what's happened. Let's get the hard details out of the way before we start all the rampant cheering and jubilation: PlayStation Vita will launch in Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East, Australasia and Canada on February 22nd, 2012. The news was broken by SCEA president Jack..
Madden NFL 12 was the top-selling video game in North America for the month of September
But proving that those living overseas do have some semblance of taste, FIFA 12 wasn't too far behind it, finishing up in fourth. Dead Island did ridiculously well, propping up the charts in third position of the back of that trailer and, well, zombies we assume. Resistance 3 also managed to make an appearance..
Apparently people in North America and Canada enjoy ice hokey or something
American sports are so weird. Regardless, it's cool to see Sony transforming its system into something of a portal for live sports, with the NHL Gamecenter application returning to the PS3 this week. Non-NHL Gamecenter Live subscribers can enjoy a range of content, spanning post-game highlights, team schedules, standings,..
Sony's announced that it's launching a preview of its Video Unlimited application for PlayStation Plus subscribers today
The app — which provides a new interface for browsing the content on the PlayStation's Video Store — will be available in North America and Canada. Users will be able to browse content via genres and other categories. It also...
The North American video game industry has shrunk by 23 percent year-over-year during the month of August, according to data released by the NPD group
Analyst Anita Frazier explained, "the bulk of the decline can be attributed to the shift of the annual Madden release from August to September". Gaming hardware actually saw an increase from the month of July, thanks in part to the..
Laughing Jackal has announced that its stellar full-PSN debut, Cubixx HD, will launch in North America on September 20th
If you haven't already read our review of Laughing Jackal's finest, click here.
Industry analyst Michael Pachter believes that the XBOX 360 is in danger of being outsold by the PlayStation 3 this Holiday if Microsoft doesn't match the system's recent price-cut
If Microsoft does nothing, I think PS3 will outsell XBOX 360, he told IndustryGamers. My friends at Microsoft are extremely proud, and they absolutely refuse to tolerate the possibility that the PS3 will outsell..
After concern that PlayStation icon Kevin Butler had quit Sony late last week, we can confirm that the straight-faced executive is back
Sony's announced via the PlayStation Blog that it's launching a brand new marketing campaign with Butler at the forefront. The new campaign is entitled 'Long Live Play' and is set to takeover various websites, TV networks and retailers in North America from today..
It seems Kevin Butler, president of many things PlayStation related, is taking time out from the company
The fictional character executive revealed on his Twitter account overnight that he is leaving PlayStation in order to head up his Uncle's economy flooring company. Butler even updated his Twitter profile picture to reflect the change. Whether this is a comical end to Kevin Butler's reign as..
US retailer GameStop is testing a new cloud gaming service expected to release next year, according to GamesIndustry
biz</a>. GameStop purchased Spawn Labs earlier in the year with the aim of facilitating a cloud gaming service and offering a wide selection of high-definition video games on demand on any internet-enabled device". Spawn recently began its first beta and is currently..
With the PlayStation 3 now down to $249 in North America, US retailer GameStop has started to detect an upswing in demand for the platform
"We have seen a significant acceleration in the sale of PlayStation 3," GameStop president Tony Bartel told GamesIndustry.biz. GameStop wasn't the only US retailer to notice an increase in sales for the PS3 either. Target echoed a similar sentiment in..
Ever since we've played video games, we've struggled to get our head around the furore surrounding EA Sports' NCAA sports titles
For those that aren't American and don't understand, NCAA stands for (as we understand it at least) National Collegiate Athletic Association. These are essentially teams — in a variety of sports — made up of college students. Even more bizarre is that the top selling..
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...
Well, at least you guys in the US have something to be pleased about
After this morning's rumours that PlayStation Vita might be delayed in Europe, Engadget's reporting that the device has passed FCC clearance in North America. Engadget explains that this "is widely regarded as the final step before a consumer electronics device is shipped to retailers here in the States". The take-away..
Turns out Patrick Seybold was very crafty with his wording of inFamous 2's sales success
While Sucker Punch's super-hero adventure might have been the top selling single SKU in June, it did not manage to outsell its multiplatform rivals L.A. Noire and Duke Nukem Forever. But that's ok, we'll forgive it that. Finishing up in third on the multiplatform sales chart is a very good result for inFamous..
It's not often that a PlayStation 3 exclusive tops the American sales charts, so let's all celebrate the news that Sucker Punch's inFamous 2 dominated the NPD software charts for the month of June
According to the latest NPD report, PlayStation continues to see growth in software with a strong demand for exclusive PlayStation 3 franchise titles, SCEA's Patrick Seybold gloated in a press..
PlayStation 3 sales were strong in North America last month, making the current PlayStation Network outage all the more frustrating
Sony's system managed to outsell both the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS, snapping up sales of over 200k units. Microsoft XBOX 360 continued to dominate in the region. Mortal Kombat was the big software winner, selling nearly a million copies and placing a spot above..
With the NPD ceasing to provide hardware numbers, this month's report is restricted to software we're afraid
And it's a pretty uneventful month for PlayStation to be honest, with the interest surrounding the Nintendo 3DS. Interestingly, it was a Nintendo DS game that topped the charts for March, with Pokemon White taking the top-spot and Pokemon Black following it up in second. Homefront finished..
SCEA's gaffer Jack Tretton has said that the platform holder has not peaked yet with PlayStation 3, and that it is still in "growth mode"
The exec told Fast Company that the platform was just getting going with regards to line-up, accessories and new features such as 3D. When you look at all the games Sony still has left to release this year, it's hard to argue. Were really just hitting our..
Contrary to popular opinion, the PlayStation Move is selling very strongly
That's the message from leading US retailer, GameStop, who have claimed to be "struggling" to meet demand for Sony's motion controlled device. "We have struggled to stay in stock on the Sony Move controllers; there's a tremendous amount of demand for that," said GameStop's Tony Bartel. "Provided we..
Despite the US launch not expected until April 12th, Sony has decided to delay the release of MotorStorm: Apocalypse in the region
The game has now been delayed worldwide. Presumably Sony will wait until the situation in Japan calms before giving the title a new date. It'll probably get a worldwide launch later in the Summer.
Square Enix has revealed that it will launch the PSone classic, Parasite Eve, on the American PlayStation Store this week
The release comes ahead of the Western launch for PSP Parasite Eve spin-off, The 3rd Birthday. There's still no news of a European release for Parasite Eve nor its sequel.
Total US game revenue was up year-over-year in February, from $1
3 billion to $1.6 billion. An increase in hardware and peripheral sales were credited for the gains, while software shrunk a bit between February 2010 and 2011. Despite dipping year-over-year, the software charts for February are littered with new games — Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 performed exceptionally, taking the spot directly behind..
Admittedly, the sun's been shining a little bit more here in frosty England
It still doesn't feel like spring yet, but there are tell-tale signs everywhere you look. It's about time too, the winter feels like it's been around forever. We don't know how the winter's been across the pond, but SCEA's promising to warm you up regardless. This week marks...
Sony's official PSP website has been updated to reflect the range's recent price-drop
Hang on, wait a minute, what's this? The PSPgo is now $149.99. We knew the PSP-3000 was dropping down to $129.99 but no-one mentioned anything about the PSPgo, retailers included — they're still listing the
America, Square Enix are really starting to spoil you
You get Xenogears last week, you're getting Vagrant Story next week, and you'll probably get Parasite Eve this month. Good, eh? Vagrant Story will set you back $6 when it becomes available tomorrow.
Sony's revealed that its set to cut the price of the PSP to $129
99 in North America as of February 27th. The news comes a month after Sony announced the PSP's successor, the NGP, in Japan. The PSP system set the standard for complete portable entertainment and continues to be the premiere destination for gamers on-the-go, said SCEAs Tim Bender. Nearly six years after its initial launch,..
We've had access to Sony's cloud music streaming service -- the tongue-twisting Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity -- here in Europe for a while now
The cool little PlayStation 3 application (also available on Bravia televisions, VAIO laptops, and even Blu-ray players), provides instant access to a catalogue of over 6 million songs for a small...
After November's sales disaster for the PlayStation 3, December's numbers have come as somewhat of a surprise
When isolated, the PlayStation 3's 1.21 million sales are reasonable if not spectacular. Unfortunately, it's when the other platforms are brought into the equation that the numbers look meagre for Sony. While Microsoft didn't enjoy the North American domination many assumed they would —..
It's not entirely unprecedented for Sony to market key PlayStation 3 exclusives with custom Slurpee cups
Remember Kratos' Fury? With no God Of War this year, Sony's turned to LittleBigPlanet 2 and Killzone 3 for their yearly PlayStation-branded iced drinks partnership. Each limited cup includes a promo card which can be exchanged on the Slurpee website for goodies, including strategy guides,..
In many ways, the Call Of Duty franchise is an XBOX 360 exclusive
It's a "modern" exclusive if you like. Back in the day, exclusivity meant "absolutely not coming out on any other platforms". That kind of exclusive still exists in some cases, but the numbers are diminishing. That's especially accurate when it comes to third parties, where exclusivity tends to mean "a bit of..
Let's get straight to the point: the PlayStation 3 did not have a good November in the US
The PlayStation 3's 530k units sold was roughly 25% down year-on-year. It's even more worrying when compared to the competition, with the XBOX 360 and Nintendo Wii both managing sales of over 1 million a piece. As concerning as the numbers are, they're also downright confusing. The PlayStation 3's been holding..
Sony's released a fresh batch of North American holiday ads, once again revolving around fake executive Kevin Butler
In the two new spots designed to push the PlayStation 3 this Christmas, Butler solves a myriad of family crisis'. "Dad With A Dilemma" can't find a way to please both his wife (who wants a blu-ray player) and his children (who want a gaming system), while "Miffed..
Variety is the spice of life
.. Or something. SCEA's announced that the on-demand movie service VUDU is set to join Netflix, HULU Plus and Sony's own PlayStation Video Delivery Service on the XMB. The service will launch on November 23rd in North America. VUDU offers over "4,000 HD movies" making it the "world's largest HD library". The subscription-free service provides members..
Seriously, SCEA's just announced a new PlayStation 2 bundle for the US market
The package, which includes a PlayStation 2 Slim and a copy of Toy Story 3: The Video Game, will set you back a puny $99.99. It's due to release on October 31st in the US. Amazing. There's more on the PlayStation Blog. This kind of news is heartwarming in a way. The PS2's ten years old for goodness sake! And that's a..
If you're in the the US then prepare to celebrate as you ditch your annoying old Netflix disc; the video streaming service is coming to the PlayStation 3 XMB next week
In addition to eliminating the disc, there's a brand new interface that promises a much "richer and faster browsing experience". The update will also introduce Dolby 5.1...
The biggest source of fanboy entertainment every month is the NPD's US hardware sales report
Enter the wilderness of many video game forums and you'll read all about how "the PlayStation 3 sucks because it was outsold by the Nintendo Wii" and "the PlayStation Portable is dead because it sold less than 100k units". Frankly, it's boring. All the NPD has proved over the last twelve..
So apparently people think motion control gaming's for little kids
Well Kevin Butler's here to prove you wrong. PlayStation Move is for the big-boys too. This commercial proves it. It has pyrotechnics and everything, so it must be true.
If you're yet to buy a PlayStation Portable, it's probably about time you considered it
The current catalogue is huge (with a couple of decent gems still to come later in the year), and the prices appear to be coming down - in terms of added value at least. Take SCEA's God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta bundle. That pack's due in November, and include a bunch of goodies for its $199.99 asking-price..
Back in May, SCEA launched the PlayStation Protection Plan
The product was designed to give PlayStation users some added stability to their hardware. Sony's announced via the PlayStation Blog today that the Protection Plan can now be purchased via the PlayStation Store. And in addition to that, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be getting a...
Well not literally downhill, but July's NPD sales don't make for particularly pleasant reading whichever way you look at it
The XBOX 360 won out this month (for the first time since 2007, apparently), but on the back of a new hardware launch, even Microsoft must be disappointed with a 2% drop over June. The PlayStation 3 dropped 30%, pulling in figures of 215k. The system was down 90k units against..
A report from Destructoid suggests that big American chain stores (Best Buy, Wal-Mart) are to start demoing PlayStation Move content from next month
According to the website, Sony are planning to put demo kiosks in stores right through the holiday period. Apparently they'll also be hiring trained representatives to make sure the demos actually work. While unconfirmed, this would make a lot of..
The US PlayStation Blog has posted up a list of goodies that subscribers can expect from PlayStation Plus when the service updates on August 10th
SCEA's confirmed that US PlayStation Plus updates will be going bi-weekly from now on. We have to wonder if that decision has anything to do with the complaints aimed at the European version. We've posted...
SCEA's confirmed that they've teamed up with EA Sports to release a new Madden NFL 11 hardware bundle next week
The pack, which is likely to stay a US exclusive for obvious reasons, includes a black PSP-3000 and a copy of the game. It'll cost just $159.99, which is pretty decent if you're in the market for a PSP. There are more details over at the PlayStation Blog.
Netflix has just become a touch easier to use on the PlayStation 3, thanks to the addition of search functionality
While the PS3's version of Netflix won't be going disc-less for a couple more months, it will in the least be that tad easier to use. Joystiq reports that you'll be able to sort releases by letter, aswell as being more specific if you choose. Why this wasn't a feature in the first..
Good grief -- LittleBigPlanet 2 is mere months away
It's actually just hit us. The sequel to one of the greatest (and most ambitious) games ever crafted, is just over three months away. That's just a quarter of a year, folks. Get hype. The game was originally slotted in for simply "November", but Sony of America's clarified today that the whimsical platformer will drop on November 16th in..
While releasing a disc to get Netflix on PlayStation 3 as early as possible was a good move -- we doubt anyone would prefer having to fiddle about with external media when they could have an app for catching up on movies installed onto the PS3 itself
Thankfully Netflix has got your back, as they're planning to make Netflix Streaming a PlayStation 3 application by the end of October. Delivering the..
Just a quick heads-up really -- Sony's issued a statement alongside last week's June NPD report noting that the PlayStation 3 hardware stock shortages are now resolved
PS3's have been pretty thin on the ground for the past few months, but apparently, now they are not. That's all there is to say in honesty — no reason was given for the resolution, but we're going to assume it has a little..
The American NPD numbers are in, and they paint a particularly pretty picture for hardware sales after May's disappointment
Both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable were up nearly 100%, shifting 305,000 and 121,000 units respectively. The XBOX 360 lead the home console charts thanks to the rejigged system re-release, though it still lost out to Nintendo's DS which continues to chug along in..
A preview for Hulu Plus launched on the PlayStation 3 this week, despite a number of stipulations
(Yeah, you should probably click that last link). Anyway, if you've any interest at all in PlayStation's TV streaming service, TechThrow's put together a pretty comprehensive look at the new preview app. It's all rather swish and what-not.
When Sony announced they were taking a Kevin Butler-esque approach to their latest PSP campaign, we were a little concerned
The PSP's aiming for a younger audience, and we just didn't think the Kevin Butler approach was going to work. Turns out, with Marcus "PSP" Rivers, they've sort of nailed it. There are a ton of adverts to check out over on Marcus' YouTube page, but we've embedded our..
The NPD results are in for the month of May, and they're painting a particularly pleasant picture for fans of Westerns
Red Dead Redemption managed to shift 1.5 million copies in the US across both the PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360, with a decent proportion of sales (567k) coming off the PlayStation SKU. UFC Undisputed 2010 was the other PlayStation 3 game listed in the top ten, managing to shift 192k..
SCEA's preparing an all new ad-campaign for the US
The promotional spots will riff off Sony's now infamous Kevin Butler ads, with the arrogant Sony exec replaced by 12-year old PSP fanboy Marcus Rivers. His first spot will cameo Butler mind, with the kiddy-winkle teaming up with the K-man to bust some "noob kids". Sony are readying adverts for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Modnation..
Research company Nielsen's discovered that one of the primary motivators for consumers buying a Playstation 3 is the blu-ray playback functionality
After polling a relatively small sample of 700 people, the company found that 65 per-cent of would-be consumers thought blu-ray was a pretty big deal. 62 per-cent said they wanted access to the PS3's extensive games library. God Of War III ranked as the..
Playstation hardware is usually pretty reliable
Particularly this generation, where the PS3 and PSP have been two of the more sound units on the market. That's not to say they are faultless pieces of hardware - no electronics are - but their respective system failure rates are typically lower than other pieces of hardware on the market. Sony, however, wants to give you peace of mind. And that's why..
The New York Times report this morning that Sony is to announce a deal that will allow streaming of live Major League Baseball games directly through the PS3
The report states that sign-ups will be under way by the end of the week for the US-only service, allowing subscribers to watch live games. This is more than just a game console. This is a...
Console shortages are hindering the Playstation 3's performance in the US despite "consumber demand remaining incredibly high", was the message of SCEA's Patrick Seybold this morning
The statement comes in response to the Playstation 3's NPD performance which saw Sony sell 313.9K Playstation 3 systems and dominate the hardware charts. There appears to be no let up of console shortages though..
Huge success for Sony and their Santa Monica studio last month, as God Of War III went on to rule the American software charts selling a whopping 1
1 million copies in the country. Kratos managed to oust out March's other big releases in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Final Fantasy XIII, the latter of which performed better on the Playstation 3 SKU. March was a good month for Sony, with four of the..
The NPD hardware and software sales for March 2010 are in, and Sony's given a particularly impressive showing in the region that's given them most trouble over the past few years
Despite hardware shortages limiting the PS3's performance, Sony's home system still managed to shift a whopping 313.9K, just shy of the 360's 338K. The most pleasing thing for Sony however, will be the number of..
Big games demand big attention, and in all honesty, there's nothing bigger on the PSP this year than Kojima Production's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Hence, American retailer are going whole hog with a specially crafted bundle for the game. The "Big Boss" bundle - which will be sold exclusively at US retailer GameStop in addition to the previously announced "Spirited Green"..
Americans bought a lot of new games in 2009, but specifically, you guys over the pond bought a lot of new Sony products
According to an SEC filing for the past year, Sony products accounted for 17% of "new product purchases" from American games retail juggernaut GameStop in fiscal '09. Nintendo won the stakes with 23%, while Microsoft, EA and Activision sat at 12, 12 and 11 percent..
Yo Americans, you up for some new quality first-party Playstation 3 content at half the price? You betcha, yo
Looks like Sony's got your backs then, with Killzone 2, inFamous and Resistance 2 all set to join the PS3 Greatest Hits Collection. That's according to a Best Buy flyer that also sees UFC Undisputed 2009 and LittleBigPlanet: Game Of The Year Edition hit the new $29.99 price-point. Bargain.
Some people in the industry are laughing off Sony's claims of stock shortages in the US, but it actually appears to be a genuine issue for the company
According to GameStop Executive VP of Merchandising, the issue of PS3 stock shortages are likely to go on for the next few months. Despite Sony being pestered for more stock, Bartel concluded that his company "could sell a lot more hardware than..
March: officially the biggest month in Playstation 3's history
Not only has the month already seen the arrival of Final Fantasy XIII, a traditionally Playstation franchise, but it's also about to witness the arrival of one of Playstation's biggest exclusive franchises: God Of War III. Sadly, there's a hitch. While Sony have two of the biggest games possible this month, they're also struggling to..
Despite losing out to the Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii and XBOX 360, there are very positive signs for the industry in general in February's NPD
Namely that every major piece of hardware sold pretty well, with just 62,000 units between the XBOX 360 and the Playstation 3. Sony shifted 360,100 units for the month of February, a pretty impressive statistic considering the time of the year. The PSP and..
After a successful six months or so for Playstation 3, Sony are feeling pretty buoyant
It's a mood emphasised by Sony's VP of Publisher Relations Rob Dyer, as he talks 360 in a recent interview with IndustryGamers.We do better for our publishing community than 360 does, the SCEA man said. As our installed base starts catching up and gaining on 360, youre going to see the publisher side..
Sony's warned that Playstation 3 stock will be tight over the coming months
SCEA's director of communications, Patrick Seybold explained the company are working hard to ensure stock is available for everyone. "We're working very hard with our retail partners to meet consumer interest, but the demand is tremendously high for the PS3 and we expect tight inventory in the coming months,"..
Despite a decent month for January in the US, Sony's PS3 lost out to both the XBOX 360 and Nintendo Wii for the month of January, according to the NPDs
Sony shifted 276.9k units during the month, a respectable number, but they were some way off Microsoft's 332.8k tally. Regardless, both Sony and Microsoft fell to the might power of Nintendo once again, with the DS and Wii shifting almost 900k units..
Everyone's favourite video games analyst Michael Pachter has come away from the glitz of his GameTrailers TV spot to talk hardware sales, and most importantly the Playstation 3's performance this January
Pachter reckons it's looking pretty good. In his pre-NPD report, the analyst cited that he reckons the PS3 will be up 62 percent over January 2009, scoring approximately 330k console sales for the..
Hardly a surprising revelation, but one analyst believes that Playstation 3 will see the greatest YoY growth in next week's January NPD report
Arvind Bhatia of Sterne Agee reckons that the PS3 will keep its momentum throughout January and "will have the best year-over-year growth in January among all consoles." This is on the back of the PS3 Slim's release, and some much stronger..
What's with American boxart being so rubbish? First Heavy Rain, now Yakuza 3
The super stylish Japanese boxart has been replaced by a red background and an uber close-up of the protagonist's face. Rubbish. To be fair, the art has only shown up on GameFly so may just be a placeholder. We hope so. Here's the Japanese box.
Gamasutra's reporting that despite a Playstation 3 resurgence in recent months, the Playstation family as a whole dropped $1
3billion due to a contracting Playstation 2 market. Playstation family revenue was $6.4billion in 2008, but Gamasutra reckon that number dropped as low as $5.1billion last year. Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter reckons...
Eagle-eyed IndianVideoGamers have found what they believe to be the US boxart for God Of War III
While kinda awesome, we preferred the "other" boxart that was tentatively shown off earlier in the year, but we did assume Sony would opt for a picture of Kratos looking angry.
Y'know, aside from all those top games Sony put out in 2009, the biggest success story of the Playstation 3 has been re-entering the race
This year we saw Sony outsell the Wii for stretched periods in Japan, and we even saw Playstation 3 overtake XBOX 360 on Microsoft's home-turf a couple of times. The potential has always been there, but the...
Sony can claim a very minor victory over their closest rival the XBOX 360 today, after the December NPD reports revealed that the Playstation 3 came in just ahead of Microsoft's XBOX 360 for the month
With 1.36million Playstation 3 hardware units sold for through the month of December (and in the US alone), Sony's marketing department can officially pat themselves on the back for getting back into..
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