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Sony: No Plans for a PS3 Slim Console Version Anytime Soon

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289w ago - Sony have point-blank denied online speculation that a slimline version of the PS3 could be on the way.

Rumors have been circling since yesterday that the platform holder might reveal a newly streamlined model at E3, in a similar vein to the popular PSone and 'PStwo' systems.

To quote: Speaking to UK website [Register or Login to view links], however, a spokesperson for the firm said that the company "doesn't have any plans" for a revision of the hardware at present.

While Sony have moved quickly to deny any PS3 hardware changes, the firm have been less quick to snuff out speculation pointing toward a new-look PSP handheld. More at E3 2009, perhaps?
 

Sony: We're Expanding PlayStation Network Beyond PS3

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289w ago - Sony's CEO Howard Stringer has revealed that Sony will be expanding the PlayStation Network to hardware other than the PS3 console.

Stringer noted the expansion is a good idea because the number of PS3's sold puts a limit on the scale of the network possible.

To quote: Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has spoken on how online services have driven the expansion of the PlayStation business, and has implied that Sony is set to push the PSN service on other devices.

"We will be expanding the PlayStation Network to hardware other than the PS3," he said in an interview with Asian news service [Register or Login to view links]. He said that Sony will be expanding the PSN because the number of PS3 units sold "puts a limit on the scale of the network possible."

"Sony has a vertical structure for each product line, an organizational structure that resists change, so it will take time to achieve this network growth. However, a large number of employees share my opinion on this," he added.
 

Top Five Developers for Microsoft's XBox 360 and Sony's PS3

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290w ago - In this article we have a look at the Top 5 developers of this generation on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

There are plenty of great developers out there and some that certainly deserve massive credit for the awesome games they bring consumers year in and year out.

Unfortunately though, we have cut the list to five as follows:

5. Guerilla Games:

Guerilla Games is a Sony first party developer. The company is based in Amsterdam and is best known for its Killzone series. As everyone probably knows, Guerilla Games latest game is Killzone 2 for the PlayStation 3. To develop a game of the quality of Killzone 2 is brilliant.

Killzone 2 is without a doubt in the Top 5 best looking games of this generation. With Killzone 2, it wasn't just about creating a great shooting game. It was also about creating a complete online multiplayer experience with fully integrated statistical tracking, leaderboards and clan implementation on Killzone's [Register or Login to view links].

4. Epic Games:

Epic Games was founded in 1991 and is based in Cary, North Carolina. With a history based around PC titles like the Unreal series and the development of their much licensed Unreal Engine, Microsoft approached Epic to make a Killer App...
 

Sony's Confirmed E3 2009 Game List Detailed

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290w ago - Here is a list of games that are confirmed for E3 2009.

There will be more, but they will be surprises.

•Fat Princess
•God Of War 3
• Heavy Rain
• Infamous
• MAG
• Ratchet And Clank: Future A Crack In Time
• Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
• White Knight Chronicles
• Motor Storm Arctic Edge
• Socom: U.S. Navy Seals Fireteam Bravo 3

More details to come as they are available!
 

Capcom to Lean on Sony's PS3 for Software Sales

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290w ago - The latest [Register or Login to view links] from Capcom revealed that they will be leaning on the PlayStation 3 in this fiscal year.

To quote: The third-party company expects to sell a combined 4.9 million software units with 10 new PlayStation 3 titles plan for the fiscal year of 2009-2010. This is way higher than the previous year in which the eight Capcom games on the PlayStation 3 sold a combined 1.75 million units.

In comparison, Capcom expects the Xbox 360 to sell 4.55 million units of software with 11 new titles during the same period. Despite having more new titles (14) than the other two the Nintendo Wii is only predicted to sell 2.20 million units, which seems a little low since Monster Hunter 3 should be released before March 31, 2010.

Sony also got the upper hand on the competition in the handheld market. Capcom expects to sell 2.45 million units of software on the PSP over the span of eight new titles. Capcom is only planning for the Nintendo DS to sell 2.1 million units despite releasing 29 new titles on it over the same period.
 
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