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Gran Turismo sales breeze past 50 million

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337w ago - Sony says that its Gran Turismo racing series has notched up 50 million sales across all PlayStation formats (except PSP though) in ten years and precisely four months.

"Initially, Gran Turismo was an 'alternative' racing game, kind of an outsider in the genre," said series creator Kazunori Yamauchi.

Kaz to his mates: "And we made it thinking that it would be okay as long as it reached out to the select few who would agree with us. So this figure, 50 million units, is simply astounding. If you go to a game store and look for a particular package, and pay for it at the cash register, though the time may be very brief, it still takes at least three minutes or so."

Stay with him... "It's simply mind boggling and hard to believe that this has been repeated 50 million times all around the world in the last ten years. I would really like to thank all the fans who have supported the Gran Turismo series over the years, for all their passion and love of the game.

We'd like to continue making every effort to create cutting edge, high quality games, so that we don't disappoint anyone's expectations."
 

PlayStation Day Trailer: Killzone 2 PS3 video!

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337w ago - Below is one more video to wrap up SCEE's PlayStation Day, dubbed "Our war... their planet..." :P

It's courtesy of GameTrailers, enjoy!

Video below:




 

Metal Gear Solid 4 to Punish Ninja Gaiden in Sales?

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337w ago - Two agents of destruction (Ryu and Snake) seeking for retribution, set out in their quest to meet their destiny and conquer their fears in the month of June, but it seems Snake's saga is going to chip Ryu's "gaiden" (Japanese for the continuing saga) into a million pieces even prior to its release.

Sony did something similar with Heavenly Sword releasing it on September 12, two weeks before Halo 3 and although it was a new IP with excellent production values, it did not quite make the grade that it was expected to initially (in terms of sales).

It took the game a considerable amount of time to hit a million copies. Had Sony delayed the game till October it would have fared much better in the absence of Grand Theft Auto 4 which was due to be released in 2007 at that point of time.
 

Gamer's Day 2008: 720p Killzone 2 Gameplay video!

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337w ago - It looks like our coverage of the Gamer's Day is now done, so we decided to reencode our Killzone 2 footage with the best quality possible.

Full 720p resolution and better deinterlacing/deblending helps quite a bit to see the little details everywhere.

I'm sure the numerous fans of the game will be pleased!

Video is available HERE. Enjoy guys!
 

Why the X-Box 360 will win the Console War

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337w ago - Lately, there has been a considerable amount of discussion on which console will win this generation's war. Will it be the Wii with its established base and strong sales? Will it be the Xbox 360 with its steady growth? Or will it be the Playstation 3 with its strong sales over the past few months?

If you ask me, it'll be the Xbox 360.

Now I know what you're thinking -- "how?" The answer is actually quite simple: the Wii is not nearly as strong as some want to believe and Sony's strong growth is the result of a lower hardware price, which is allowing it to catch up to the pack.

Of course, Sony's Kaz Hirai doesn't agree with that sentiment. According to the company's gaming chief, Sony will follow a "ten-year cycle" with the PS3 that should propel it to the top spot in the industry once it's all said and done.

And while his desire to do that isn't quite rooted in reality, I guess you can't blame a guy for trying.

According to Hirai, Sony is prepared to battle it out in a "marathon" race against Nintendo and Microsoft and he believes his platform has what it takes to win the day.

"I am very confident that after the 10-year life-cycle we will have the installed base that we are looking for and that is obviously to be in the leadership position," he said in...
 
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