GamesCom News

  • GamesCom: Tretton - $299 price tag is the 'sweet spot'

    Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) chief Jack Tretton has described the PlayStation 3’s newly introduced $299 USD/£249 GBP price point as a ‘sweet spot’ among consumers, feeling the high end machine offers punters the best value on the market. Speaking in a video s...

  • GamesCom: Fresh Gran Turismo 5 screens and info

    Polyphony Digital has unboxed a fresh batch of screens for its hotly anticipated PlayStation 3 racer, Gran Turismo 5. The new shots can be viewed here. Elsewhere, the developer also revealed a few interesting tidbits on the game, confirming the title will host 1,000 cars and will feature YouTube ...

  • GamesCom: Uncharted 2 trailer

    The chaps at Joystiq have got their mitts on a copy of the new Uncharted 2: Among Thieves trailer, as showcased yesterday at Sony’s GamesCom press conference in Cologne, Germany. Clocking in at just under two-minutes, the footage, narrated by protagonist Nathan Drake, depicts our hero battl...

  • GamesCom: Firmware 3.0 unleashed on September 1st

    Sony has today revealed that Firmware 3.0 for PlayStation 3 will be rolled out on September 1, 2009. According to the chaps at CVG, this latest update adds a plethroa of features, among which include animated XMB themes (one such example was illustrated during Sony's GamesCom press conference ear...

  • GamesCom: PSN cards heading to Europe

    Sony Europe boss Andrew House confirmed during the platform holder’s GamesCom press event today that the firm will be rolling out PlayStation Network cards in PAL territories at some point this year. According to House, the cards will be available in both €20 and €50 denominations...

  • GamesCom: Heavy Rain will focus more on emotions

    When Heavy Rain is released next year we'll get a completely new gaming experience, explained David Cage from Quantic Dream. Cage showed off the game at GamesCom, highlighting some of the four main characters, including a private detective named Scott Shelby and a man named Ethan. Ethan lost his ol...

  • GamesCom: PS3 Slim revealed, regular model gets price cut

    Sony Europe has officially unveiled the long rumored PlayStation 3 Slim today during its press conference at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany. According to Sony chief Kazuo Hirai, the revamped console will go on sale during the first week of September, and features (as leaked earlier today) a 120GB h...

  • GamesCom: SCEE unveils new PSP 3000 colours

    Sony Europe president and CEO Andrew House has unveiled a batch of new colours for the PSP 3000 at GamesCom today, including Turquoise Green, Blossom Pink, and good old fashioned Purple. House also confirmed that a Hannah Montana bundle will feature as part of this new range, though didn’t ...

  • GamesCom: Sony console and digital sales figures, $280 million from PSN

    Andrew House, president and CEO of SCEE, announced today at GamesCom that Sony has currently sold 138 million PlayStation 2 units and 52.9 million PSP units worldwide. Speaking at Sony’s press conference, House went on to explain that 23.7 million PlayStation 3 units have been sold worldwide, ...

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 dated for US, Europe

    Electronic Arts has revealed that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be released in North America on March 2, 2010. A European release will follow a couple of days later on March 5. News comes following the publishing giant’s press conference at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany. Sony’s is sc...