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  • Life with PlayStation launched, then withdrawn

    According to various online reports, Sony's "Life with PlayStation" had gone live and was available to download. The reports were right, but not for long. The update was removed from the network soon after it had appeared. “Today, while testing the application, Life with PlayStat...

  • PS3 Firmware 2.43 live in Japan

    According to the Official PlayStation blog, PS3 firmware 2.43 has just been made available on Sony servers, but only constitutes a mandatory download for users in Japan. No details were given on any bug fixes or functionality upgrades, so we can safely assume this is non-essential for other terri...

  • First snaps of PS3 motion controller

    No, we don't mean the Sixaxis. Gaming accessory creator In2Games has just released pics of a PlayStation 3 motion controller, the Gametrak Freedom. The Gametrak Freedom uses "proprietary and cutting-edge patent-pending ultrasonic technology to provide a true motion capture gaming experience....

  • August NPD figures reveal strong month for PlayStation

    Last month's hardware sales figures from the NPD Group show that Sony's PlayStation platforms had another very strong month. PlayStation 3 itself was only 10,000 units behind Microsoft's Xbox 360, whilst PS2 wasn't far behind either. Nintendo's DS and Wii trumped everything however, with 518,000 ...

  • Yoshida confident in PS3's performance in 2008

    Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida has reaffirmed the company’s belief that 2008 will prove an auspicious year for the PlayStation 3, noting that all major components “are coming together,” from hardware pricing to new software. Speaking with VG247.com, Yoshida comm...

  • 160GB PS3 being used as a test, says Reeves

    Sony Europe boss David Reeves has said that the platform holder aims to utilize the new 160GB PlayStation 3 unit as a means of determining how consumers respond to a higher capacity version of the popular gaming system. Speaking to MCVUK, Reeves commented, "The 160GB is a limited edition tha...

  • Pachter: PS3 beat Xbox 360 in August

    Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has posted his latest US hardware estimations ahead of official NPD figures, putting Sony’s PlayStation 3 ahead of Xbox 360 for the month of August 2008. Pachter forecast PS3 sales of 225,000, beating out Microsoft’s competing platform at 200,000...

  • Xbox 360 will beat PS3 this holiday, says analyst

    Jesse Divnich of Electronic Entertainment Design and Research has claimed that Xbox 360 will pull ahead of PlayStation 3 this holiday, in a controversy-courting conversation with Edge magazine. The analyst said Sony should "heavily consider" cutting hardware prices before Christmas. &qu...

  • European PSN update; September 4

    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has updated the region’s PlayStation Store for another week. See below for a full list of updates. Demos: -Pure (Free) -NHL 2K8 (Free) Add-ons: -Warhawk “Triple Combo” pack (GBP 7.99/EUR 11.99) -Haze “Destruction”...

  • PS3 Bluetooth headset announced

    Sony has just unveiled a rather snazzy Bluetooth PS3 headset, due out in Japan on October 30. There's no word of a North American or European release date just yet, but given that Sony has been talking up the benefits for such westerner-friendly titles as Resistance 2, we're sure it's only a matter ...

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