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Sony's PlayStation 3 Increases Market Share Across the Globe

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238w ago - A new report on the growth trends of video consumer devices, including gaming consoles, recently found that Sony's PS3 is increasing its global market share.

To quote: "The PS3 is dominant in Japan and Korea, and as of June 2008, has begun to outsell the Xbox 360 in Europe.

It is also steadily increasing its market share in all other regions across the globe, including in the North American market," the report said, while noting that the Xbox 360 still sells more than the PS3 in North America, and consequently, 360 sales still beat PS3 in total worldwide sales.

Even so, PS3 sales have been surging (44% over the holidays) and SCEA senior vice president of Marketing and PlayStation Network, Peter Dille, recently insisted that PS3 will eventually overtake Xbox 360.

Research and Markets also noted that the Americas market should remain the largest for all the console makers through 2013.

That said, "The high population density and rapid uptake of technology in countries such as Japan and Korea, and to a lesser extent in Singapore and Hong Kong, see a disproportionately high level of console sales compared to the rest of the world.

Console sales are also fairly high in Western Europe and are growing considerably in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe,...
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for February 4, 2010

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238w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this week's US PSN update today, as follows:

Hi Everyone - It's time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Price Updates:
• Half-Minute Hero Permanent Price Drop (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
• Madden NFL Arcade Temporary Sale (now $9.99, original price $14.99)

D3 PSP Game Sale:

• Ben 10: Protector of Earth Temporary Sale (now $12.99, original price $14.99)
• Cube Temporary Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
• Dead Head Fred Temporary Sale (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
• PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient Temporary Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
• PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient Temporary Sale (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
• Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords Temporary Sale (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
• WTF: Work Time Fun Temporary Sale (now $7.99, original price $9.99)

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Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a high-definition monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to upcoming titles from both...
 

Sony VP: Kevin Butler to Star in PlayStation Ads for Rest of 2010

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238w ago - In a recent [Register or Login to view links] with IGN, Sony VP Peter Dille revealed that Kevin Butler will be starring in PlayStation ads for rest of 2010.

Dille commented on the company's new "It Only Does Everything" slogan and marketing campaign as follows, to quote:

"It's been tremendously successful. Consumers love it. It's great to hear people like you guys love it. And the results are really in the sales because it's really been flying since this coincided in September with the launch of the new PS3."

The tremendous success of the ad campaign has guaranteed its continuation through 2010.

"You can expect to see Kevin Butler inject a lot of life into the PlayStation brand between now and the rest of the year," Dille commented, and promised we'd see the tagline quite a bit "when motion control comes onto the scene."
 

Sony PS3 Releases for the Month of February, 2010

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239w ago - With a new month upon us, PS3Center.net (linked above) has compiled a list of Sony PS3 Releases for the month of February, 2010.

To quote: February sees the release of three PS3 exclusive titles, as well as some big budget multiplatform releases.

Feb 02
White Knight Chronicles - PS3 exclusive

Feb 09
Bioshock 2
Dante's Inferno
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

Feb 16
Aliens VS Predator
Dynasty Warriors: Strikefoce

Feb 23
Heavy Rain - PS3 exclusive
Sega All Star Racing
Last Rebellion - PS3 exclusive

What PlayStation 3 games will you be picking up this month?
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for January 28, 2010

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239w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is back with this week's US PSN update today, as follows:

Hi Everyone - It's time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Updates

• Bloons minis Permanent Price Drop (now $2.99, original price $3.99)
• Brain Pipe minis Permanent Price Drop (now $2.99, original price $4.99)

Downloadable Games

Hustle Kings ($9.99)
Rack 'em up and hustle your way to the top of the leaderboards with Hustle Kings, the newest and first-ever billiards simulator made exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Set in contemporary and stylish pool bars, Hustle Kings allows players of every skill level to immerse themselves in one of the most realistic billiards experiences ever realized through true to life physics and stunning, photo-realistic lighting and graphics.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 316 MB

THEXDER NEO ($9.99)
Originally released on the PC in 1985, THEXDER is a side-scrolling shooter featuring sleek animation, strategic transforming-mech gameplay, and brilliant homing lasers. Now the excitement of the original returns with revamped graphics, a novice mode, 6-player online races, and all-new features in THEXDER NEO.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 269 MB

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