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Sony Responds To December NPD Sales, Seems Pleased

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353w ago - Sony isn't going to let a sales drubbing from the Wii and Xbox 360 this past December get it down. The company did quite alright, by its own accord and thinks the best is yet to come, so says its NPD Group sales response.

Sony points out PlayStation total hardware revenue was $714 million for the month, which is not pocket change, by any means and a figure that surpasses both Nintendo and Microsoft's hardware revenue.

Guitar Hero games are still selling better on the PlayStation 2, it says, as is Madden. We even get software info for the PlayStation 3 version of Call of Duty 4, which sold 522,000 copies to the Xbox 360's 1.47 million. Hang in there guys! Full statement after this.

PlayStation by the Numbers - December 2007

PlayStation® platforms had a great holiday season, based on NPD December 2007 sales data:

Hardware Momentum (PS3, PS2 and PSP)

* December 2007 was the biggest month for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3â„¢) since launch, with 798K hardware units sold in December; this represents an increase of 60% over December of last year. With upcoming titles like Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Devil May Cry 4, Burnout Paradise, and HAZE as well as current momentum for Blu-ray, there is a great deal of enthusiasm for the PS3 as we enter the new year.
 

Crysis possibly heading to PS3!

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353w ago - Even before the PC version released, rumors of a PS3 conversion of the stunning Crysis (developed by Far Cry creators Crytek) were rife, and not far off the mark if insiders at the studio are to be believed. The game looks to be a port of the PC original plus some extra modes and features, a kind of Crysis 1.5.

Like the PC game you can expect a visual powerhouse; an open-world shooter that begins on a beautiful tropical island before things take a turn for the worse and aliens from a parallel world stake a claim on Earth.

Only the mighty Killzone 2 could possibly hold a candle to this shooter. For technical reasons we hear an Xbox 360 version of Crysis isn't in development.

Bet you're glad you bought a PS3 now, eh?
 

Rumor: PS4 to be backwardly compatible?

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353w ago - And could PS3 backward compatability make a return, too?

Sony isn't ready to turn its back on backward compatability just yet, according to a job ad put out by the company.

So Gamefront.de is reporting, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan is currently advertising for a software engineer to deal with backward compatability for both the PS3 and an unspecified next-gen console - which sounds an awful lot like the PlayStation 4 to us.

Specifically, the engineer will be required to implement and optimise emulation software for PS1, PS2, PSP and PS3 games on both formats.

Not only would it suggest that PS4 development is now at the point where Sony can start thinking about specific software such as emulators, the fact the PS3 is mentioned as part of the job brief is also of note.

Although Sony has enjoyed considerably more PS3 success since it introduced the 40GB model last year (going so far as to drop all other versions of the PS3 in Europe and Japan), the fact it's not backwardly compatible with the PS2 hasn't gone down well with some gamers.

With many gamers still owning large numbers of PS2 games, reintroducing PS2 compatability would only help strengthen the PS3's improving image.

Or on the other hand, it could all just be wishful...
 

PlayStation Store Update for January 17, 2008

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353w ago - Hey, everyone. It's time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.

Downloadable Games:
Tori-Emaki ($1.99)
PLAYSTATION Eye required. Presented in High-Definition 1080p resolution, Tori-Emaki is an innovative interactive art experience. Enter a world of atmospheric wonder as you embark on a magical journey by guiding a flock of birds through a living masterpiece inspired by ancient Japanese paintings. Move your body to vary the speed and direction of the birds' flight and to immerse yourself in a beautiful visual experience.
File size: 72.8 MB
ESRB Rated E

Mesmerize: Trace ($1.99)
PLAYSTATION Eye required. Presented in High-Definition 1080p resolution, Mesmerize: Trace is a collection of absorbing visual and aural effects that respond to your body movements and sounds (such as clapping or snapping your fingers). Make photon particles dance and sing in Firefly, create a glowing cityscape with your own two hands in Urban, and go on to explore Twister, Chain Reaction and Flare.
File size: 119 MB
ESRB Rated E

Blast Factor Bundle ($12.99)
Blast Factor is a physics based action game which takes players into a fierce microbiological arena to guide a nano-machine against viral swarms. The Bundle includes the full game as well as the Multiplayer...
 

Bionic Commando Rearmed for XBLA and PSN is a looker

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353w ago - You've gotta hand it to the folks at Capcom, they've done gone and gotten us excited about Bionic Commando again. No, not the big-budget remake featuring Nathan (née Radd) Spencer (we're still not sold on that one), we're talking about the 2D remake bound for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, revealed today by IGN to be Bionic Commando Rearmed.

Just tossing an HD upgrade of the game onto either service wouldn't have piqued our interest quite the same way this reimagining has. Terrorists in this Bionic Commando?

Nope, Hitler Master D and the Badds are back. Fancy three-dee graphics? Well, yes, but with that same old 2D gameplay you remember. Check out the video to watch Radd do his swing-thing in motion.




 
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