175w ago - Sony's Associate Product Manager of Software Marketing Cristian Cardona has announced today that new Ratchet and Resistance PS3 action figures are now available for purchase.
To quote: We've got some exciting news for all you Insomniac fans out there. Last spring we announced that DC Unlimited was working on a series of action-figures based on PlayStation's best-selling videogame franchises Ratchet & Clank and Resistance.
Today, we're happy to announce that both series of action figures are now available for purchase at your local comic book retailers. For more information on the action figures that are available and where you can purchase them, click here.
Want more? Check out IGN's Podcast Beyond this afternoon for a chance to win your very own set of Ratchet & Clank action figures!
204w ago - SCEA Senior Public Relations Specialist Katie Reid has unveiled some inFamous PS3 facts, figures and news of a PlayStation Home Space on the way, as follows:
Ever wonder what goes into the making of a video game? Here are some fun facts regarding the development of their super-hero exclusive, inFAMOUS. We thought we'd go ahead and share a few of our favorites from the issue and also the development team with you!
• In addition to the kitchen espresso, the inFAMOUS team traveled to Starbucks approximately 18,200 times. Two groups of 10 people per day, five days a week.
• There were 10 inFAMOUS babies born during development. One employee had two during that time.
• It took over 70,000 separate art, code and media check-in submissions to make inFAMOUS.
• The inFAMOUS team consumed 17,472 cans of diet Coke and 13,104 cans of diet Pepsi during development.
• There were no less than 14 high rise buildings constructed within 3 blocks of Sucker Punch's offices during the inFAMOUS development cycle.
Here are a few more fun facts about inFAMOUS worth mentioning...
• inFAMOUS is the fastest demo to reach the 1 million milestone on the PlayStation Network.
262w ago - According to Joystiqs sources, Microsoft is cracking open the champagne. The Xbox 360's sales have topped the 10M in the US alone. That's well ahead of the Wii, which stands at 8.8M, and the PS3, which sold 4.1M.
Worldwide, Microsoft says it's sold 19M consoles total. That's behind the Wii's global sales of 25M units, but Microsoft isn't exactly content with second place it's making a point to say that the 360 has the "largest global install base of any current gen, high definition gaming console.".
Meanwhile, the PS3s doing quite nicely for itself as well in addition to outselling the 360 in both the US and Europe, Sony says worldwide sales were up an astounding 156 percent last year with a total of 9.2M units coming off shelves, and that it expects to sell another 10M consoles by March 2009.
Looks like it's going to be an interesting year in the console market.
I wonder if the Wii's novelty factor will continue, or if the PS3 can live up to it's potential.