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Sony: The momentum of PS3 is not behind compared to PS2

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348w ago - Sony CEO Howard Stringer has suggested that the momentum of the PS3 going into the Christmas period is the same as it was with the Playstation 2. Stringer commented that it takes time to build a new format and the PS3 is not behind the PS2 in terms of its momentum curve.

To quote: "The momentum shift and the energy behind PS3 in time for Christmas is extremely fortuitous," he said. "It was planned by the PlayStation group, but I think this momentum now -- particularly the number of games coming out, including our own as well as third-party -- is the same as it was with PlayStation 2."

Noting that "it takes time to build a new format," Stringer insisted that PS3 is "not behind the curve compared to PlayStation 2 in terms of momentum. The amount of bandwidth and the processing power of Cell give game manufacturers a lot more work to do to use this system to its full benefit -- and it's taken awhile to do it. The same was true of PlayStation 2."

He said Sony was waiting for the $399 price tag "to see if, indeed, the loyal PlayStation customers -- and there are 200 million of them who have PS2 -- (would) kick in, and clearly the value proposition has sent the message."
 

MegaTV for Sony PS3 launches

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348w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Korea and KT announce the launch of the HD IPTV service MegaTV for the Sony PS3.

The MegaTV video on demand service for the Sony Playstation 3 will launch tomorrow in Korea. Content of the PS3 IPTV service includes drama series, animated features, movies and sports.

The MegaTV support came for Korean PS3 users via the firmware 2.0 update already and is supposed to activate on tomorrow on November 20th. Via the MegaTV site (Korean).

If and when Sony is going to offer IPTV service on the Sony PS3 in other regions is not known at this point.
 

New PS3 DualShock 3 hits FCC

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348w ago - The new PS3 controller DualShock 3 has finally hit the FCC for testing. Not long to go now until North American gamers can experience the joys of rumble once again on the Playstation platform.

To quote: The original Playstation 2 rumble controller was hailed as one of the most innovative advances to console technology at the time. Yet this feature was surprisingly absent from the Playstation 3 when it was announced about this time last year.

Sony never admitted why it opted to ditch the rumble technology, though a pending lawsuit between Sony and Immersion seemed the likely culprit. Not only did gamers miss the rumble technology on their PS3 systems, but also game developers were also disappointed at the lack of rumble feedback on the PS3.

In March of 2007, DailyTech reported that Sony and Immersion ended legal battles paving the way for rumble technology to make its way into future PS3 controllers. In February, Sony said it was open to changing the PS3 SIXAXES controller, reinforcing the hopes of gamers and developers that rumble technology would come back to Sony console systems.
 

Dusty PS3 on Fox News

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348w ago - Fox News recently covered the story of the PS3 that was too dusty to be replaced from Sony as it was classed as a hazard to their technicians.

The gamer with the dusty PS3 voices his annoyance about the issue on the segment and warns his next move may be to take Sony to court of go to the BBB.

Check out the video below, courtesy of tigersnake86!



 

PS3 Firmware v2.01 Update released!

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348w ago - As mentioned recently, today PS3 Firmware v2.01 Update is now available via Network Update or from the download links below:

Download: PS3 Firmware v2.01 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware v2.01 Update (EU)

Update: jabberosx has confirmed for us HERE that rendib's belief is incorrect, and PS3 Update v2.01 does NOT currently support DivX yet.

Also, EckoUnltd shared with us the official v2.01 change log via PlayStation Blog:

• Stability during playing some PLAYSTATION 3 format software has been improved.

• Stability of System Software including Internet Browser and Information Board has been improved.

• Stability of the upscaler for PlayStation 2 format software has been improved. (Playability of PlayStation 2 depends on model)

• [Remote Start] feature is changed to avoid unintended power on.

Although an official changelog is not yet available, it's believed...
 
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