317w ago - Update: In addition to the first day sales figures, some early numbers from Famitsu have been released for the whole week, including hardware sales that show a massive leap for the PlayStation 3 following the launch of the new White model, plus a price drop.
Due to the increase in adverts for Wii Play and Wii Sports, both games launch back into the Top 10, whilst Super Mario Galaxy holds up quite respectably in its second week, also helping to keep Wii sales at a healthy 35,000. Check out the numbers below:
1.) Mario Party DS (NDS, Nintendo) - 242,000 | NEW
2.) Dynasty Warriors 6 (PS3, Koei) - 176,000 | NEW
3.) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii, Nintendo) - 78,000 | 335,000
4.) Dynasty Warriors 6 (360, Koei) - 27,000 | NEW
5.) Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (NDS, Square Enix) - 24,000 | 235,000
6.) Castlevania (PSP, Konami) - 20,000 | NEW
7.) Wii Sports (Wii, Nintendo) - 18,000 | 2,091,000
8.) Nishimura Kyotaro (NDS, Tecmo) - 16,000 | 112,000
9.) Wii Play (Wii, Nintendo) - 15,000 | 1,648,000
10.) Mario Kart DS (NDS, Nintendo) - 13,000 | 2,528,000
15.) Ratchet & Clank (PS3, Sony) - 11,000 | NEW
11.) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2 (NDS, The Pokémon Company) - 13,000 | 1,042,000
13.) Nintendo Literature Collection (NDS, Nintendo)...
317w ago - When I found out that DivX was going to be supported on the PS3, I was pretty much floored by the announcement. I can see lots of reasons why Microsoft would want to add DivX to the Xbox, but with Sony's studio assets, I never expected them to embrace the format.
While there is no way for me to know what really motivated Sony, I do have my suspicions.
On a basic level, Sony obviously adopted DivX as a competitive strategy for the console market. Announcing support for a popular codec among hardcore gamers, makes a lot of sense, especially going into the holiday season. Whether or not Microsoft ends up adding DivX to the Xbox 360, Sony's support for DivX will certainly provide a boost for the console.
On the surface, this explanation seems to make a lot of sense, but the tin-foil hat part of me, can't help but wonder, if this really had more to do with Blu-Ray.
The current state of the HDTV DVD market is a mess. The Blu-Ray and HD-DVD camps seem to have settled for a stalemate and consumers are getting shafted in the process. By choosing a side in this battle, consumers risk ending up with obsolete technology, but that isn't the greatest obstacle to adoption. The real reason why consumers are sticking with the standard DVD, is because they can't get all of their content on either...
317w ago - To quote from polishpride212: With the feature of themes just being added, there are a lot of themes on the Internet, some good some not so good. So I was bored so I made this file that reads all the pngs and forms them into what looks like the PS3's XMB via Web browser.
There is a readme file in there but all you have to do is drop the html file and the spacefill.png into the sample>01 folder, launch your Web browser, and take a photo of the screen, and you will give everyone a preview of your theme with most of the icons, easily.
Here is the file. Please read the readme since there are a few limitations. This is what the preview looks like. I know it is not perfect, but I have only been working on it for about an hour.
317w ago - Select K-Mart stores this week began to honor a 20 percent off coupon for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 hardware at brick and mortar locations.
Members of deal website Fatwallet.com this week confirmed that the coupon could apply to the latest Playstation hardware to provide a substantial discount to either the 40GB or 80GB SKU.
The coupon is a valid for one week between Nov. 11 and Nov. 17 on one item in the store.
The 40GB PS3, which features built-in Wi-Fi and a copy of Spider-Man 3 on Blu-ray disc, typically retails for $399. The 80GB version, which features limited backwards compatibility, is sold for $499.
Sony released the 40GB PS3 this month to spur sales at U.S. retail. The $399 option is the lowest-priced SKU to date and will likely attract buyers to the hardware and Blu-ray disc technology this holiday.
Sony last month said that losses caused by the PS3 game console may near $1 billion, an increase from a prior estimate of $876 million.
The company in Oct. recorded a 96.7 billion yen loss in the game division that was offset by a quarterly profit from strong electronics sales.