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Metallic Blue PSP Hits Japan This July

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328w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan today announced plans to release two new PSP hardware bundle packages on July 17.

The value pack consists of a Metallic Blue colored PSP, along with a pouch, hand strap, cloth, a 32MB Memory Stick, and a D Terminal AV Cable.

Then there's the 1 Seg Pack, which includes the same PSP, in addition to a 1GB Memory Stick and 1 Seg TV tuner. Both packs will retail for 23,800 yen and 29,800 yen respectively.

Press Release: Tokyo, June 3, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, today announced that it would release two PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) packs in "Metallic Blue" color, "PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Metallic Blue Value Pack" and "PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Metallic Blue 1 Seg Pack," featuring a new color for the summer season. Beginning Thursday July 17th, 2008, "PSP Metallic Blue Value Pack" and "PSP Metallic Blue 1 Seg Pack" will be released as a limited offer at recommended retail prices of 23,800 yen (including tax) and 29,800 yen (including tax) respectively.

"PSP Metallic Blue Value Pack" comprises a new "Metallic Blue" PSP, pouch, hand strap, cloth, a 32MB Memory Stick™ Duo, as well as a "D...
 

PS3 Home 'Open Working BETA' Still On Track for 2008

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328w ago - Sony's long-promised PlayStation 3 virtual world Home is still on track for a 2008 release, although it'll likely stay in BETA.

While talking to senior director of PlayStation Network Susan Panico yesterday about Sony's new online PS3 magazine Qore, we got very briefly onto the subject of Home.

Saying that the software is still due for release at the end of the year, Panico noted that the "rollout will be similar to Gmail," describing what will launch this year as an "open, working BETA."

I certainly hope it's not that similar to Gmail, or it'll never get out of BETA. :P
 

Japan Gets Cinnabar Red PS2 Next Month

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328w ago - In proof that the last-gen PlayStation 2 is still alive and kicking, Sony today announced that it will release an all-new limited edition Cinnabar Red colored PS2 model on July 3 in Japan.

Priced at 16,000 yen, the package will include one slim PS2 unit coupled with an integrated power supply and DualShock 2 controller.

Press Release: Tokyo, June 3, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, announced today that it would introduce PlayStation®2 in a new color "Cinnabar Red" (SCPH-90000 CR), on Thursday, July 3, 2008, at a recommended retail price of 16,000 yen (including tax) as a limited offer for the Japanese market.

Since its launch in November 2007, the new PlayStation 2 (SCPH-90000 series) system has been highly successful gaining enthusiastic support from a broad range of users. The internal architecture of the system has been completely overhauled for this series resulting in lighter weight, and by adopting a built-in AC adapter, users' convenience to enjoy various entertainment contents anywhere at home has been further enhanced.

More and more exciting new software titles continue to be released for PlayStation 2 from third party licensees as well as from Sony...
 

Dualshock 3 Controller delayed in Europe!

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328w ago - According to toy shop Bartsmit, the highly anticipated Dualshock 3 controller won't be out in Europe until 1st July.

If thats the case, then MGS4 fans may be extremely disappointed with the news, as the contender for game of the year is probably one of the best excuses to shell out for one.

The controller offers rumble (for supported games) along with improved buttons and unit weight. It's been out in America and Japanese territories for a few months now and over 30 games support it already.

For those desperate for one however, importing from the US or Japan seems to be the best option at the moment, and it isn't too expensive either.

When we here a solid release date for Europe, you will be the first to know.
 

Introducing Qore; First Episode will be available this Thursday

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328w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment of America have annouced a new downloadable subcription service known as Qore. Qore will be avaible at at Price of $2.99 per episode or $24.99 for an annual subscription.

Qore will give PlayStation owners a chance to access game related content from upcoming games, along with special access to game demos, special beta invitations, game add-ons and other downloadable game-related content and it is also noted that everything will be filmed in HD.

The first episode will be available this Thursday and will include new content on games such as Socom Confrontation and Soul Calibur 4, however the main draw for this episode of Qore will no doubt be the invitation to the SOCOM: Confrontation BETA, which will be taking place very soon. This episode of Qore will be presented by Veronica Belmont.
 
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