306w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Asia is bringing in the year of the Rat with a sale on a bunch of downloadable PlayStation Network games.
From now until February 14, the following games will only cost HK$39 ($5 USD):
>>>LocoRoco! Buu Buu Cocoreccho
>>>Super Rub a Dub
>>>Super Stardust HD
>>>Go Sports! Ski
Not all of these are great deals compared to the US PlayStation Store. Piyotama and Go Sports! Ski actually cost more, but the excellent Super Stardust HD is being sold at half price if you bother to set up a Hong Kong PSN account and add money to it. Perhaps, a better deal is Sony's catalog of downloadble PSP RPGs will be sold at half price. That means you can snag the unreleased Tenchi no Mon 2, Blade Dancer, and Rezel Cross for around a cool eight US dollars. The downside is the games are in Chinese, which probably means few people are going to take advantage of the promotion.
Still, it's always interesting to see companies offer Lunar New Year promotions. Last year Microsoft sold Xbox 360 game packs branded with a smiling pig.
307w ago - Mercenaries 2: World of Flames release date announcement coming next week?
We reported yesterday that Electronic Arts could be planning to release Mercenaries 2: World of Flames on 25th August 2008 if Two online retailer listings from Amazon and Gamestop proved to be correct.
EA has confirmed to us that these dates are incorrect: "We don't actually have any confirmed dates for Mercs 2 at the moment, either internally or externally, so I think these retailers may be jumping the gun a little. We should have more details after our global marketing meeting next week."
EA could announce a release date for Mercenaries 2: World of Flames sometime next week. We'll let you know if we hear anything.
307w ago - Sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 are on course to overtake Microsoft's Xbox 360 in Europe by the summer of this year, according to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's president and CEO David Reeves.
According to Reeves the console is already outselling its rival in France, Spain, Germany and Italy, and over 1 million units were sold across the continent in the December build-up to Christmas last year.
On top of that, the latest numbers show Sony with a three-to-one advantage over the 360 in sales last week.
Reeves, talking to MCV, also explained that around a fifth of that number was down to the UK alone: "We're very happy with the performance of PS3 in the UK," he said.
He added that his company's console now had a higher cumulative installed base in some regions.
"It has not yet reached that in the UK. But the team here expect to overtake the installed base of Xbox 360 across all PAL territories in late summer.
"It's also worth mentioning that last week we outsold Xbox 360 in PAL territories by a ratio of three-to-one."
Momentum seems to be building for Sony's flagship console following a torrid time last year, as the effects of the price cut and increasing popularity of Blu-ray continue to kick in.