315w ago - In a recent interview with Brent Butterworth, editor-in-chief of luxury publication Robb Report Home Entertainment, he indicated that video game systems are rapidly becoming the center of home theater setups due to their ability to play CDs, DVDs, and in the case of PS3, Blu-ray discs. He commented, "Even the most extravagant custom home theater systems now often, if not usually, feature video games."
Once considered just for kids, video games are now a celebrated part of even the highest end home theater setups. The PS3, with its ability to play a multitude of media formats, including Blu-ray, makes it one of the hottest trends for this 2007 holiday season.
315w ago - The PlayStation 3 saw a nearly 300 percent increase in sales since the 40GB and 80GB models hit on Nov. 3, Sony Computer Entertainment of America let us know today in a press release.
The short release goes on to say that PS3 sales were up 245 percent this Black Friday compared to last year's Black Friday. Of course last year Sony was still having stock issues with their shaky launch of the console.
Here's the full press release:
Today, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced that overall PlayStation brand unit sales during the week including Black Friday increased by 178%, sales dollars increased by 154%. Below are the sales figures for each PlayStation platform for the week including Black Friday for the top 10 retailers in North America:
PLAYSTATION¬®3 (PS3™) hardware sales increased by 245% when compared to Black Friday sales last year.
Since November 2nd, and the availability of both the 40GB and 80GB PS3 models, PS3 hardware sales have increased by 298%.
PSP¬® (PlayStation¬® Portable) hardware sales increased by 136% when compared to previous week sales.
PlayStation¬®2 (PS2) hardware sales increased by 287% when compared to previous week sales.
It probably doesn't hurt that the Playstation 3 has two rock-solid...
315w ago - The PS3 has received another boost in its homeland, after four PS3 games featured in the top ten most wanted games in Famitsu.
Although it was DS game Dragon Quest IX that took top spot, it was trailed home by Final Fantasy XIII, Resident Evil 5 and Metal Gear Solid 4 in second, third and fourth respectively.
These were joined by the PS3 version of Devil May Cry 4 in ninth spot, with The Last Remnant (14), White Knight Story (15) and Final Fantasy Versus XIII (18) also making appearances in the top 20.
By contrast, the Wii and 360 could only manage one game each in the top ten. Smash Bros Brawl was fifth, while Mistwalker's Lost Odyssey came in seventh. Monster Hunter 3 (Wii) finished 11th.
Even the usually dominant handhelds have been shown up somewhat: the usually rampant DS managed four entries in the top ten, while the PSP had but one game in the top 20.
Whether this will translate into a huge increase in sales is open to debate, however. The chart itself is compiled using votes cast by Famitsu's readers rather than taking a representative cross section of the games market itself.
On the whole though, it seems things are on the up for the PS3 in Japan, which we're sure will keep its fans happy. Or at least, give people on forums more stuff to...
315w ago - To quote from the link above: BIG news about infectus on WII D2C, the new WII firmware that work great on ALL CURRENT INFECTUS is ready and allow to install the modchip with only 13 wires on the D2C WII consoles.
ALL WHO HAVE IN THE HANDS INFECTUS CAN INSTALL IT WITH A SIMPLE UPGRADE OF FIRMWARE BY PROGRAMMER INFECTUS SOFTWARE!!!
When the firmware for INFECTUS will be available online?
The same day when ARGON WII will be released.
What is ARGON?
ARGON is the new MODCHIP made form INFECTUS TEAM that work ONLY on WII D2C CONSOLES, this modchip is the direct competitor of D2CKEY modchip. All the features are the same of D2CKEY, but this modchip will be UPDATABLE!
How work update of this modchip?
ARGON have on PCB a little connector with a flat cable that the user can install outside console. When is necessary an UPDATE all who have an INFECTUS or in the future with a little esterna programmer all can reprogramm their modchips.
SO BIG ADVANTAGE OF "ARGON" IS NOT ONLY THE 13 WIRES BUT THE POSSIBILITY OF UPGRADE!
How much cost an ARGON WII modchip?
The price will be about 1 eur more than D2CKEY PRICE RANGE
When will be available?
The production is setup in the next 10 days, all first 3000 pcs. stock will be available in 15...
315w ago - For the ladies out there, we've no doubt that rocking a set of Wiimote earrings would totally increase your chances of lookin' good stupendous in a Nintendo interview room, but for the folks hoping to get a leg up on the competition for that open spot at Sony, here's your ticket.
These sterling silver cuff links each measure 0.75- x 0.5-inches and closely resemble the famed PlayStation controller, and in case that wasn't overboard enough, you can even opt to engrave the backing with Sony's stock ticker symbol for extra brownie points. Sure, $150 seems a bit steep for the pair, but practically guaranteeing yourself employment is probably worth the cost. Click on for an on-shirt shot.