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Japan Stops Ignoring the PlayStation 3, Sales Jump 900%

316w ago - Looks like all is right with the world again, according to the latest numbers from Media Create.

This week on Sony's home turf, the PS3 moved 39,587 units- outselling the combined figures of the Wii and Xbox 360. Also worth noting is that PS3 sales jumped a whopping 907% from last week, when the PS3 sold only 3,931 units.

Hardware and software sales for the week of October 27th - November 2nd:

DSi - 171,925
PSP - 50,358
PS3 - 39,587
Wii - 23,123
DS Lite - 16,369
PS2 - 6,714
Xbox 360 - 6,119

1. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) - 132,676
2. Valkyrie Profile: The Accused One (DS) - 79,760
3. LittleBigPlanet (PS3) - 51,705
4. Pokemon Platinum (DS) - 47,243
5. Wagamama Fassion Girls Mode (DS) - 40,380
6. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS) - 38,558
7. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue: Spec III (PS3) - 34,965
8. Grand Theft Auto IV (360) - 33,648
9. Your Life's Rhythm DS (DS) - 26,191
10. Chocobo's Dungeon DS+ (DS) - 26,190

SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection Coming to PS3 and XBox 360

316w ago - SEGA's glorious past is gathered in one colossal collection that is heading to both the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 in early 2009.

Press Release: LONDON&SAN FRANCISCO - SEGA® of Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc today announced the development of SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

This compilation will feature the best first-party games from SEGA's respected 16-bit Mega Drive years, as well as bonus content from its 8-bit Master System and 1980's arcade era games library.

"SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection is a must-have for any SEGA enthusiast," commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director for SEGA Europe."Fans will get a chance to relive fond memories from these classic games in HD format."

Developed by Backbone Entertainment, SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection contains over 40 celebrated SEGA classics in one package; making it the largest collection of SEGA first party games ever offered. Featured games include; Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Alien Storm, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier, and cult classic, Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3.

The games in the collection have been reproduced with the utmost detail...

SCE Receives 'Good Design Gold Award' for PS3 Folding At Home

316w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced that the company's support for Stanford University's Folding@Home project on PlayStation 3, including the Folding@Home application developed and designed by SCEI specifically for PS3, received the "Good Design Gold Award 2008" from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization today.

In addition to the "Good Design Gold Award" for the Folding@Home project on PS3, the PlayStation Network logo and PlayStation Store user interface design have also received this year's "Good Design Award."


Tokyo, November 6, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced that the company's support for Stanford University's Folding@home™ project on PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®), including the Folding@home application developed and designed by SCEI specifically for PS3, received the "Good Design Gold Award 2008" from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization today.

Through Folding@home for PS3, users are able to enjoy the fascinating visualization of the global map as it changes in appearance as time elapses. Users can also visually identify the PS3 Folding@home...

Review: Three Speech's Apnomis on LittleBigPlanet for PS3

316w ago - Today Sony's semi-official blog ThreeSpeech has made available a LittleBigPlanet review by a 'regular' there who goes by Apnomis.

In tune with many other recent LBP reviews, it appears Media Molecule's hit is still winning fans over in a big way.

To quote: Apnomis gave us his thoughts on LBP in a thread earlier today as follows:

"I was scared that LBP wouldn't live up to the hype, I needn't have worried - it's absolutely brilliant!!!

It's one of the best designed and most enjoyable FUN experience I've had on a console in years! There's just a charm about it that you can't help to be drawn too!

The story mode can be fun for the kids, but at the same time is incredibly challenging for a serious gamer that wants to unlock everything (the Gold trophy for completing all levels without dying should be tough), and the side unlockable levels are a great edition to keep things fresh.

I also played online and again this was just really fun, I couldn't even tell you why, there was just something so charming about 4 little sackpeople running around, dancing, helping each other, slapping each other, blowing each other up etc it was just incredibly entertaining! Often you'd hear people literally laugh out loud over their mic!


Wal-mart Offering $100 Gift Card with 80GB PS3 this Saturday

316w ago - Wal-Mart will be offering several in-store deals on electronic items on Saturday, November 8th.

Topping the list, they are offering an 80GB PlayStation 3 (likely not backwards-compatible unless from old stock) for $399 with a $100 Gift Card.

They also have an online Nintendo DS Lite Holiday Value Bundle for $149 which includes: Your choice of Nintendo DS Lite, your choice of two (2) DS games and a Princess Peach or Mario accessory tin kit.

Finally, they are offering the Ratchet & Clank PSP-3000 bundle and PS2 console, both of which include a $30 gift card.

Those interested can check out the deals HERE or linked above!
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