236w ago - It looks as though Sony is planning to introduce yet another PS3 SKU in coming weeks at E3 2009.
Some believe it will be a redesigned Slim PS3 while others think it will have the same cosmetic design, but will boast different features.
We still don't have the specifics, but this leaked pic of the Best Buy database (below) essentially confirms that a new PlayStation 3 SKU is on the way. It's set to go active after E3 next week and while the price is still set at $399 for an 80GB machine, it's also labeled as a "Limited Edition" bundle.
This package will include two unknown games and it quickly reminds us of Target's PS3 bundle they offered after the GDC; it included both Resistance: Fall of Man and MotorStorm. The release date is listed as June 9, which is less than a week after E3 concludes.
Now, this news may be disappointing to those of you who are hoping for a price drop announcement, but any new bundle deals are always appreciated by the savvy consumer. This package may also be exclusive to Best Buy - although we can't be sure at this point - which means it may or may not make a big splash at Sony's E3 press conference.
239w ago - In late 2007, Electronic Arts Los Angeles took a crack at returning its Command & Conquer franchise to the first-person shooter genre with Tiberium.
Ultimately, however, the project proved to be a doomed venture, with EA suspending work on the game less thab a year later because it was "not on track to meet the high-quality standards set by the team and by the EA Games Label," according to a company representative.
Now, it appears as if EALA isn't going to let one canceled game stand in the way of its FPS ambitions. In a new job posting for an art director, the developer revealed that it is at work on "a brand new first-person shooter project in the very beginning stages of development."
The job requisition gave no indication as to which themes would be incorporated into the project, saying only that it will be "the best project we've ever worked on."
EALA is perhaps best known for its World War II-themed Medal of Honor shooters, a franchise that has been dormant since 2007's Medal of Honor: Airborne and Medal of Honor Heroes 2. Of note, in an interview in August 2008, EA Games president Frank Gibeau confirmed that the publisher had future plans for the franchise, saying, "You'll hear more about Medal of Honor in the future. I can guarantee you that."
240w ago - Sony must be pretty pleased with its performance on its home market and thinking about how it could replicate it all over the world.
The PlayStation 3 has become the best selling gaming platform in Japan, probably because of the release of the Blu-ray version of the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children movie, which is packed with a demo version of the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII.
The PlayStation 3 has seen an increase of 42,000 units in sales, to reach 62,527, a number normally reserved for the Nintendo DS or for the PlayStation Portable. The Advent Children Blu-ray movie sold more than 270,000 units in its first week on shelves, which is extremely impressive compared with the best sold videogame of the week, which only moved 142,000 units.
The Nintendo DS is in second place, selling 44,725 units as the phasing out of the DS Lite, which is being replaced by the DSi, continues. The PlayStation Portable saw a dip in sales of less than 1,000 units, reaching just over 40,000 to stay in third place.
Worryingly for Nintendo, the Wii is also continuing its descending trend, with the home console only selling around 13,000 units, which is about 2,000 down from last week. It's now in fourth place, just ahead of the Xbox 360, which sold 8,652 units in one week. There are over 8 million Wiis...
Sony PS3: • 007: Quantum of Solace
• Blitz 2
• Bourne Conspiracy
• Cliver Barker's Jericho
• Disney Sing It w/Mic
• Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
• Ferrari Challenge
• Guitar Hero 3
• Guitar Hero Aerosmith
• Hail to the Chimp
• Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions
• MLB 08: The Show
• NBA Ballers Chosen One
• NFL Head Coach
• NFL Tour
• Overlord: Raising Hell
• Rock Band
• Rock Revolution
• Singstar ABBA
• Singstar Vol 2
• Soul Calibur 4
• TNA Impact
XBox 360: • 007 Quantum of Solace
• Alone in the Dark
• Blitz 2
• Bourne Conspiracy
• C&C 3: Kanes Wrath
• C&C: Red Alert 3
• Clive Barkers Jericho
• Condemned 2
• Devil May Cry 4
• Enemy Territory Quake Wars