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  • Videogames division Sony's top priority, says Stringer

    Sony Corporation Chairman Sir Howard Stringer has labelled the restoration of “profitability in our television and game businesses” the platform holder’s top priority. Stringer’s comments come following the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Tokyo yesterday. ...

  • [UPDATE] In-game XMB coming June 18?

    Earlier this month we reported that trophies would be coming to the PlayStation 3 in the next system update, firmware 2.4. Recently other news outlets have been reporting similar tips, stating that not only will trophies be available, but full in-game XMB and use of custom in-game soundtracks. Ac...

  • Sony phasing out 80GB MotorStorm pack

    Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has confirmed that it is phasing out the 80GB MotorStorm bundle, with retailers no longer receiving new inventory for the high-end SKU. “Retailers aren't getting any new inventory of the 80GB Motorstorm bundle," a Sony representative told gami...

  • PS3 was on "life support," says Stringer

    Sony Corporation Chairman Howard Stringer has conceded that the PlayStation 3 was on “life support” as a result of the machine’s shaky start, with high development costs proving nearly "catastrophic” for the Japanese electronics giant. Speaking during The Wall Street ...

  • Gunmetal PS3 listed on Play.com (UPDATED)

    Online retailer Play.com has posted a listing for the limited edition gunmetal PlayStation 3 console on its website, despite yesterday's comments from Konami insisting that this particular model would not be available in PAL regions. According to the website, the 40GB special edition console cont...

  • PS3/360 price cut expected this holiday, says Pachter

    Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has said that he expects further price cuts to be made this holiday season for both Sony and Microsoft’s latest home consoles. Speaking at the recent Electronic Gaming Summit, Pachter forecast a price reduction of USD 50 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox...

  • Sony Australia: PS3 outsold 360 by 45% in Q1

    Sony Computer Entertainment Australia is claiming that the PlayStation 3 outsold Microsoft’s Xbox 360 by 45 per cent during the first quarter of 2008. Speaking to PALGN, Sony’s Michael Ephraim stated, “I can tell you in the first quarter of 2008 we have outsold Xbox 360 by aroun...

  • High street retail will continue to play vital part, says Hirai

    Sony Computer Entertainment President Kazuo Hirai has said that he is confident traditional high street retail sales will continue to play a significant role for the platform holder despite the inevitable growth in digital distribution. The company had previously expressed its belief that digital...

  • Tretton comments on April's NPD figures

    Jack Tretton, CEO and President of Sony Computer Entertainment America, has said that the company’s PlayStation 3 console is on track for a “breakthrough year” following news that PS3 software sales topped the two million mark last month. Tretton’s comments come following ...

  • Survey reveals PS3 is 'teen favourite'

    Sony’s PlayStation 3 videogames system has been voted the “console choice for teens” following a Global Youth Survey conducted by Habbo.  A total of 58,486 individuals aged between 11-18 spanning 31 markets took part in the survey, of which 69 per cent labelled the PS3 as ...

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