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Jul
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Sony PS3 Sales Skyrocket

Better late than never, huh Sony? In the two weeks after the video game company cut its PlayStation 3 price by $100, sales of the console have surged upwards some 135%. It's finally some good news for the PS3, which has been nothing short of a ... disappointment since its troubled launch last November. Of course, we're taking Sony's word for it on this one. For now, the sales increase comes from the company's own preliminary reports, compiled with the help of its five top retailers in the United States. (Source: gamespot.com ) Regardless, it's not much of a surprise. Although the PS3's game ... (view more)

Thu
19
Jul
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Forget PS3 Price Drop, PAL

It sure does stink to be a PAL of Sony's. That's because PAL territories, or those in Europe and Australia, won't receive the much-publicized price reduction of the PlayStation 3 console. They also won't get a chance to take home the freshly ... announced 80 GB version of the system, which boasts 20 GB more hard drive space than the previous edition. What's the deal? Europeans and Aussies still pay the same price for the 60 GB version of the PS3, $599 Euros and $A999 respectively, but they'll be privy to a fairly interesting bargain from Sony. The company's new compilation, which has been called ... (view more)

Wed
18
Jul
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Sony Puts PSP on a Diet

Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) has fared worse against Nintendo than its PlayStation 3. And, that's saying a lot. In release for a few years now, the PSP's once-glowing potential has been lost amidst the sticky goo of good intentions from Sony's ... executive branch. Although the stylish black handheld boasts a far more attractive appearance and superior graphics, the PSP has been thoroughly trounced by Nintendo's handy DS. What's so "handy" about the DS? Well, it is extremely portable. The most recent edition of the DS, the DS Lite, is un-surprisingly lightweight and durable for a handheld ... (view more)

Mon
16
Jul
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Sony Repents for Virtual Blasphemy

Sony has officially apologized for using a sacred and historically beloved Anglican cathedral in its violent shooter, Resistance: Fall of Man. In the eighth level of the game, developed for the PlayStation 3, there is a bloody shootout in Manchester ... Cathedral. "The sequence in question has the player defending the church...against an all out alien assault." (Source: blogcritics.org ) Once the Church of England discovered its presence in the video game, it began a public war against Sony. As a result, Sony appears to be sorry for the uproar. "It was never our intention to offend anyone in the ... (view more)

Mon
16
Jul
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Will Microsoft Reduce the Price of its Xbox 360?

After Sony Corporation reduced the price of its PlayStation 3 system, rumors swirled that Microsoft was to make a similar move with its Xbox 360 price tags. Lower prices were the talk of the town at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) ... videogame trade show. Nintendo's Wii console, which now outsells its competitors, is allegedly what provoked Sony's price cut. As the PlayStation 3 quickly fell far behind its rivals, Sony dropped the system's price from $599 to $499. Many were led to believe that a price cut would happen for Microsoft because the company's profits experienced a ... (view more)

Wed
11
Jul
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Everyone's a PS3 Critic

Update: Now that Sony has indeed dropped the price of the PlayStation 3, does it indicate that Sega knew the following all along? How ironic: A company whose own massive marketing mistakes flushed its hardware down the toilet is now offering Sony ... advice on how to get the PlayStation back on top. It figures. When you're dominating the market, no one says a word. But, once the going gets tough, everyone's a critic. Enter Sega, once a dreadnought of hardware power. Sega began its rise with the Master System, a poor man's Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The company then struck gold with the ... (view more)

Tue
10
Jul
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Sony Slashes PS3 Price by $100

In a highly-speculated albeit still surprising move, Sony has agreed to cut the price of its PlayStation 3 video game console by $100. Although a price slash had been speculated for months, the cut itself is both a tad shocking and very significant. ... The $100 represents 17% of the PS3's current retail cost, which has been set at $599 USD since its launch in November of last year. (Source: gamespot.com ) Sony expects the cuts will completely turn the tide on the console war, which has been anything but successful for the company's latest device. Outsold three to one in Japan by the Nintendo Wii ... (view more)

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05
Jul
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Sony Begs Gamers Not to Give Up on PS3

Sony's PlayStation 2 was a dominant force. After the first Sony console trounced the Nintendo 64, third-party support flourished for its younger, sleeker, black sibling. The PlayStation 2 was home to some of the generation's most impressive games, ... including the revitalized Grand Theft Auto franchise and the story-driven Metal Gear Solid series. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Today, the next in line at Sony, the PlayStation 3, is being outsold 3 to 1 in Japan (some say 5 to 1) by Nintendo's Wii. In North America, the bleeding isn't so severe, with the PS3 selling at least half the units ... (view more)

Thu
21
Jun
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Toshiba Turns Tables on Sony's Blu-ray

For those who've recently heard that Blockbuster will be exclusively carrying Blu-ray discs, the high-def movie fight does look a bit bleak for HD-DVD. However, just when Sony thought the high definition movie format war was over, Toshiba pulls a ... fast one. With Sony's Blu-ray shipping in each and every PlayStation 3 and new players slowly creeping lower in price, it was beginning to look as if the company had made up for its gaming console's rather miserable start. Unfortunately for Sony, major HD-DVD backers Toshiba have recently announced their own PS3-like ploy, with each and every laptop ... (view more)

Wed
20
Jun
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Sony vs. The Church of England

Sony now has a new enemy: God. Well, sort of. The Church of England has accused the company of using Manchester Cathedral in its first-person-shooter (FPS) video game, "Resistance: Fall of Man." Sony, of course, denies the charges. The Church has ... requested a formal apology and removal of the game from store shelves. Is Sony likely to comply? Probably not. "It is game-created footage, it is not video or photography," Sony spokesman David Wilson said to The London Times. "It is entertainment, like Doctor Who or any other science fiction. It is not based on reality at all. Throughout the whole ... (view more)

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