168w ago - Today Kotaku.com (linked above) has shared some pictures (below) of a new Gran Turismo 5 Titanium Blue PS3 bundle, which will be hitting Japan later this year.
PlayStation 3 owners who love GT5 will definitely appreciate this new PS3 bundle, if you don't mind spending about $420 US for it of course.
To quote: "Sony had exactly one Gran Turismo 5 Racing Pack bundle on the Tokyo Game Show floor giving us an in-person peek at perhaps the prettiest of PlayStation 3s.
The console comes with a matching "Titanium Blue" DualShock 3 controller and a limited edition copy of GT5, plus a warm sense of ownership, for just 35,980 yen. That's about $420 USD if you're thinking of jumping in.
The Gran Turismo 5 Racing Pack bundle arrives (in Japan) on November 3."
169w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has shared a video today as part of their celebration dubbed Sony PlayStation: 15 Years In The Making.
To quote: Today we celebrate 15 Years of PlayStation, the gaming industry and most importantly, the PlayStation fan. It is an honor to officially kick off our celebration on the PlayStation.Blog with a retrospective journey and history lesson 15 years in the making.
The PlayStation, the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation Portable, the PlayStation 3 – these aren't just names to Sony gaming products – these are milestones in every gamers' coming of age story.
Twisted Metal, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Killzone and God of War, aren't just clever titles to PlayStation classics – but defining moments in gaming history where PlayStation stands above the rest, delivering memorable experiences and jaw-dropping moments.
Sitting at PlayStation and being part of this amazing journey as a gamer and now working with the PlayStation team, I can't help but recollect my first encounter with Metal Gear Solid.
Within moments of popping in my PlayStation Underground disc, and booting the MGS demo – I knew right there and then what I wanted to do with my life....
169w ago - Yesterday we reported that PlayStation Home began the 15-year mark celebrations, and today Ro Hernandez of the PlayStation Store Team has extended the news to the PSN store with some sale items and more!
To quote: As many of you are already aware, today marks a monumental milestone for gamers in North America.
Fifteen years ago, the original PlayStation console was introduced, forever altering the entertainment experience for our loyal PlayStation fans and revolutionizing the video game industry.
In order to celebrate our 15-year anniversary with you, we are launching a new category on the PlayStation Store (look under New Releases) that will hold classic content in PlayStation's history.
Today, we're kicking off the celebration with a sale on Super Rub 'a' Dub. How does this fit into PlayStation's history? Well some of you may not know that the ducks in Super Rub 'a' Dub were used in a tech demo at E3 2005 to show the processing power of the PlayStation 3.
Along with Super Rub 'a' Dub, we will also have a sale on Suikoden, an iconic RPG from Konami that launched within the first year of the PlayStation's release. Finally, be sure to...
174w ago - In order to celebrate the one year anniversary of Fat Princess, today Atomic Operations Producer Chris Millar has announced on the PlayStation Blog that they are discounting the video game on PSN as part of a summer sale.
To quote: Our beloved Fat Princess reached her 1st Anniversary! We're proud to celebrate this occasion by slicing a few dollars off the price of Fat Princess, down to $7.49 as part of the Summer Sale on the PlayStation Network.
Grab it fast since the sale ends on Tuesday, 8/10. We're also whooping it up by releasing our very first Fat Princess single: Castle Intruder!
Fat Princess has been a labor of love for the development team here at Atomic Operations and our good friends in Santa Monica Studio, and it has been a highly rewarding experience for all of us to hear feedback from gamers around the world.
We are constantly adorning our walls with Fat Princess fan art and jumping into games with clans online. We are reading the forums daily and we are always looking for ways to expand our Fat Princess world. (You do have the recently released Fat Roles DLC, right?
Thank you again and again to all the fans and clans who continue to spread the good word about the game. We are always amazed at the effort our fans put into supporting and growing...
177w ago - Today IGN (linked above) reports that Sony has confirmed the PS3 shortage is officially over, with sales up 85 percent over last year.
According to NPD, the PlayStation 3 console moved 305k units in June, up from 165k units in June of 2009.
Additionally, Sony noted that there are nearly 13 million PS3 units in living rooms across the U.S. and that hardware unit sales are up 85 percent since June 2009 and 42 percent since January 2010.
To quote: "PS3 inventory issues have been resolved and June 2010 marks the 11th consecutive month of year on year growth for the platform," the company said in a statement.
"Video games are fueling new innovation for the entire consumer entertainment category and today's numbers are a testament to the big impact we'll play this holiday," said Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA.