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  • Life with PlayStation releasing this month

    Speaking on the official PlayStation Blog, Sony has confirmed that its forthcoming Life with PlayStation service will be released some time in August 2008. First unveiled at Sony’s E3 press conference last month, Life with PlayStation was originally scheduled to launch by the end of July; h...

  • [UPDATE] Mysterious firmware update released

    A mysterious firmware update, firmware 2.42, has just gone live. To be entirely honest, we have absolutely no idea what this firmware does. It's odd; usually Sony prompts everyone before these sort of updates occur, but this time nobody has received any prior notice. Just go download it we s...

  • PS3 first party content is "the best out there" says Hirai

    Kazuo Hirai, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), has said that he believes the PlayStation 3 possesses far greater exclusive content than that of its rivals, pointing to the machine’s “unrivalled” first party support and Blu-ray capabilities. Speaking to MCV on...

  • Famitsu boss: PS3's problems are being "resolved'

    Enterbrain President Hirokazu Hamamura has said that although the PlayStation 3’s penetration in Japanese territories has been slower than anticipated, he is confident that the issue is now being resolved. Speaking to MCV, Hamamura commented, “The PS3’s penetration pace has been...

  • Hirai: 40GB consumers still have a "very powerful" machine

    Speaking in light of news that the 40GB PlayStation 3 is to be phased out in favour of a high-end 80GB model, SCEI President Kazuo Hirai has reassured consumers who purchased a 40GB SKU that they still own a “very powerful” games machine. “The PS3 is a console that evolves and s...

  • PS3 to surpass PS2's 140 million milestone, says Hirai

    Kazuo Hirai, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), has said that his company is hoping the PlayStation 3 will exceed sales of its predecessor, PlayStation 2, which has sold through 140 million units in nine years. Speaking with the Financial Times, Hirai commented, “It&rsquo...

  • 80GB PS3 coming to Europe next month

    Sony has officially confirmed that the 80GB PlayStation 3 console will arrive in European territories on August 27, priced at GBP 299/EUR 399. In addition, the company also revealed that the PS3 Platinum range would arrive in PAL regions on August 1, and will retail for approximately GBP 19.99/EU...

  • Euro 80GB PS3 announcement imminent?

    According to Gamesindustry.biz, sources have hinted that Sony Computer Entertainment Europe President David Reeves is to announce availability of an 80GB PlayStation 3 console for PAL regions later today. Reeves is expected to confirm the new SKU and release window at the platform holders upcomin...

  • Sony not planning PS3 price cut, says Oneda-san

    Sony’s Chief Financial Officer Nobuyuki Oneda has confirmed that the platform holder currently has no plans to lower the price of its PlayStation 3 videogames console. Speaking during an interview with Smart Money, Oneda commented, “Our strategy is not to sell more quantity for PS3 bu...

  • New platinum trophy design in firmware 2.41

    With the release of firmware 2.41, Sony has added a few minor updates to the PlayStation 3 system along with fixing the bugs that occurred in last week’s 2.40 release. One of the new updates includes a brand new look for the platinum trophies; replacing the previous design with a new crystal-l...

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