199w ago - Sony's President & CEO Jack Tretton has thanked PS3 fans today for a great 2009, and stated that today's NPD numbers show a 36% sales increase on PS3 hardware when compared to last January.
To quote: 2009 was a great success for the PlayStation brand in a market that continues to be impacted by a down economy. I wanted to thank you for making this past year the best yet for the PS3.
According to NPD's recent Top Global Markets report, PlayStation was the only company to see consumers in three territories (UK, US and Japan) spending 15% more on PS3 software in 2009 than they did in 2008 - this is while the category as a whole experienced a 9% decline in software sales.
The PS3 was also the only console in the U.S. to see double-digit growth in sales this past quarter. December also marked the best sales month in the platform's history, breaking one million hardware units and 7.3 million software units.
We're nowhere near slowing down in the new year as today's NPD numbers show a 36% sales increase on PS3 hardware when compared to last January. This is...
201w ago - Today VidZone's Head of Production Ben Creasey has announced that both Sony and VidZone wish to extend greetings of a Happy Australia Day to PS3 fans.
To quote: Australia has a day? Who would have thought? Nah, I'm joking... I knew that. Well we couldn't let this one slip by without contributing something to the party.
Now what do you think we could give to the Australian people to help them celebrate? Alcohol? Nope, BBQ food? fraid not. Party hats? don't be stupid!... Not got it yet... A PLAYLIST OF COURSE!!!
We have videos from everyone that is anyone in the Australian music scene. From Pendulum to Powderfinger, Hilltop Hoods to Hunters and Collectors.
This one is only available to Australian VidZone users (for obvious reasons) and will be available on Monday 25th of January which I know is a day early, but it gives you a day to check out the videos before the main event.
Hope you all have a "Bonza" day (sorry I had to put one in...) Let me know how it went!
205w ago - This weekend Naughty Dog's Senior Manager of Marketing Communications Arne Meyer has sent Happy New Year 2010 wishes to PS3 fans.
To quote: All of us at Naughty Dog wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!
2009 has been both incredibly busy AND amazing year for us on all counts. We started the year off working hard on UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves and we had no idea what was going to be in store for us and for our fans as the year progressed.
We had our heads down for most of the year making sure we put together an awesome game that we think you would like, but when E3 came around, we took a moment to stop and realize that things were really coming together as UNCHARTED 2 picked up over 20 awards when all was said and done.
It's safe to say we were stoked to get this recognition and it made us kick things up a notch over the next several months as we were putting the finishing touches on our game. When we released UNCHARTED 2 in October to critical acclaim, we were looking forward to hearing what all of our fans thought on NaughtyDog.com, the PlayStation forums, Twitter and anywhere else on the Internet you discussed our game.
Now, we're wrapping up the year watching our game win Game of the Year...
205w ago - Today VidZone's Head of Production Ben Creasey has extended a warm THANKS to Sony PS3 fans for making the VidZone service the biggest dedicated music video streaming application in the world.
To quote: VidZone is officially the biggest dedicated music video streaming application in the world!! With over 2,000,000 application downloads and 200,000,000 videos streamed so far!!
I think the correct response is "WOW!" (Or other less broadcast-able superlatives)
Because of you, all of us at VidZone enjoy coming to work every day safe in the knowledge that what we are doing is actually being enjoyed by people all around the world (I know it's not available everywhere, but you know we are working on it... Feel free to "WHEN POLAND!!" if you feel the need). Because of this, everyone here would like to say thanks in their own personal way. Please forgive the shocking attempts at humor:
Louisa Jackson - VidZone for PS3 Chief - "Thanks for all the great feedback in 2009. Lots of surprises in stall 2010!
Nemat Abdela - Account Manger - "Merry Xmas to all you fabulous VidZone users. We've got some amazing things in the pipeline in 2010, including more Metal!"
Alex Jakubczyk - Content Manager - "Thank you for...
205w ago - Today Insomniac Games Community Relations Manager James Stevenson has posted a warm 'Happy Holidays' greeting to PS3 fans on the official PlayStation Blog.
To quote: A very Happy Holidays to you all from all of us here at Insomniac Games.
This is a great time of year for all of us, as we take time off to be with our family, friends, and to play all of the videogames from this year that we missed out on while making Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.
Some of us will be busy exploring with Nathan Drake in UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, others will be unlocking the powers of Cole MacGrath in inFAMOUS. We might find ourselves buried in BioWare's latest epic Dragon Age: Origins, or maybe just jamming out to Lego Rock Band with the family.
Regardless, it's an exciting holiday season with a ton of good games. Hopefully you've had the chance to check out Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, but if not, it's the perfect game to cash in those gift cards for (in our humble opinion).
Every year, we send out Christmas cards to close friends and partners...