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Sony makes most of Wii shortages

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353w ago - Sony is taking advantage of Nintendo Wii shortages and a recent price cut of the PlayStation 3 to double weekly sales of the console in the US.

Sony boss Howard Stringer told the Associated Press news agency: "It's a little fortuitous that the Wii is running out of hardware."

Two weeks after the price cut Sony sold 100,000 PS3s in seven days.

Mr Stringer said the increase in sales of the console was "the breakthrough we have been anticipating."

He added: "Obviously, we've taken so much heat over the year on PS3. Finally, the turning point has been passed."

Nintendo has become a victim of its own success, with many shops in the US and UK struggling to meet demand.

A spokesman for Nintendo UK denied that the company was witholding supply to boost interest.

"The video games market is a fiercely competitive one and it is not in our interest to withhold stock from anyone," he said.

Microsoft and Nintendo have not released weekly sales figures for their consoles.
 

PlayStation Store On PC

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353w ago - Seems like the new PC browsable site is coming soon and the wait won't be long, plus you get a free game for your download to mark the launch.

Below is the image of the email recieved- enjoy!
 

Sony CSR: What? No! Dust Doesn't Void Your PS3 Warranty!

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354w ago - Sony CSR admitted to reader Ive that dust should not void a Playstation 3's warranty. Transcript and audio, after the jump.

Ive: I'm calling just to pretty much clarify the PS3's warranty, if there's any clause in the warranty that makes it so that if the PS3 is too dusty that the warranty is void.

CSR: No.

Ive: No?

CSR: No. The only way that it, um, voided is if it was neglected, um, abused, dropped or anything like, modificated like if you opened it up, modification, if you didn't have your receipt, um, any power failures like mother nature or anything like that then that actually does void the warranty. Other than that any defective PS3s or anything like that is still, um, still under the warranty.

Ive spoke to several CSRs, each of whom took a similar position until they read the account notes. Apparently, a tech determined that the fearsome dust constituted neglect and presented a threat to his health.

To his credit, the CSR handled a ridiculous situation fairly well.
 

PS3 Custom Themes available along with English Custom Theme Tool!

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354w ago - Earlier today we posted on the Japanese Custom Theme Tool, and now that PS3 Firmware v2.00 is available directly from Sony's Web site linked above they have also made available (3) PS3 Custom Themes along with an English Custom Theme Tool.

Download: English PS3 Custom Theme Tool

PS3 Themes: Pixels / Nature / Classy Pink

To get the themes in the post onto your PS3 via USB or Memory Stick, they need to be put into a specific folder on your storage device.

1. Create a folder called PS3 at the root level of your memory card.

2. Open the PS3 folder and create another folder entitled THEME.

3. Place your downloaded theme file, ie nature.p3t into the THEME folder. From windows it will appear as: X:PS3THEMEnature.p3t.

4. Now plug your storage device into your PS3.

5. Go to your XMB ->...
 

Fading Shadows announced for PSP

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354w ago - Developer Ivolgamus has today announced details on a brand new puzzle title available exclusively for the PlayStation Portable; Fading Shadows.

Due for release in February 2008, Fading Shadows presents players with the task of ensuring the survival of a man named Erwyn, who's prophesied death will allow an evil being known only as Gardal to walk freely through the gates to the Castle of Heaven; an ancient establishment built to ensure the safety of the world against the forces of darkness.

Utilizing a powerful beam of light in conjunction with the very orb that houses Erwyn's soul, players must work their way through a series of missions by taking advantage of the orbs manipulative abilities, allowing you to change it into wood, metal or glass to overcome various obstacles.

Over 40 single player missions will be included along with a further 10 levels exclusive to multiplayer, as you explore locations including castles, abandoned cities, treacherous mountainous regions and swamps.

"Fading Shadows has been an exciting journey for us. We have concentrated on the detail in all areas of development and have received encouraging feedback from SONY at all the development milestones", commented Victoria Trofimova, Managing Director at Ivolgamus.

Stay tuned for more...
 
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