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PlayStation News of the Week: February 24 - 28, 2014

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on 2 March 2014

Welcome to another instalment in our weekly news digest where the team at PSU Towers picks our favourite slices of PlayStation-related gossip from the past seven days. See below for the week’s highlights by clicking the links provided.

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Sony Japan: PS4 unlikely to hit PS2 lifetime sales, but we'll do our best

The president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia has conceded that it is unlikely for a home console in today’s market to match the monumental sales milestone achieved by the PlayStation 2, but didn’t rule it out entirely.

Sony launches two simultaneous sales for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita

For PlayStation gamers, it’s raining sales.

Since the November, 2013 release of the PlayStation 4, Sony has been showering its customers with sales and, for PlayStation Plus members, freebies.

Fresh Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty screens are rather delicious

Just Add Water has unleashed a fresh bunch of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty screenshots for your consumption.


Metal Gear Solid 5 PS4 and Xbox One retail price adjusted

Konami has confirmed that the retail pricing for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has been dropped to £29.99 for PS4 and Xbox One.

Guerrilla Games' new IP has been in development for 2.5 years

The developer behind Killzone: Shadow Fall has revealed that its new IP has been in development for two-and-a-half years.

Official Persona 5 website confirms 2015 release on PS3

Atlus has confirmed that the latest entry into the popular Shin Megami Tensei Persona series, Persona 5, will be released in the west on PlayStation 3 next year.


Microsoft poised to grab PlayStation talent as Sony Santa Monica lays-off staff

Following news of lay-offs at Sony Santa Monica, Microsoft is wasting no time in diving in to scoop up some of the talent. The developer behind many PlayStation exclusive games, including the God of War series, has let an “undisclosed number” of staff go, claiming that it “is necessary to make changes to better serve the future projects of the studio”.

Kaz Hirai loves playing DriveClub, Gran Turismo in his spare time

Speaking during an interview with Variety (via DualShockers), President and CEO of Sony Corporation Kazuo Hirai revealed that he likes to indulge in a spot of DriveClub and Gran Turismo during his spare time -- that is, when he’s not driving around in his flashy sports car.

Rockstar sued by Mob Wives star: GTA V ripped off my life

Mob Wives star Karen Gravano has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Rockstar Games, claiming the company’s critically-acclaimed Grand Theft Auto V effectively ripped off her life and likeness.