267w ago - PinoyPSP3000 has made available two videos via YouTube illustrating some hardware hacking on the new PSP-3000 console.
Based on their watermarks, the videos' source appears to be Royginald from PinoyPSP.
It appears like they are still using the same PSP 2000 CPU engineering, but with a different IPL security. Apparently, almost all homebrews that were compatible with the PSP-2000 now work on this new modified PSP-3000 unit.
267w ago - Total sales figures for both PS3 and XBox show that Microsoft's price cut was not enough to win the quarter.
Sony's recently revealed Q2 earnings report reveals that the PS3 has sold 2.43 million units worldwide during the three month period ending September 30th.
That's an improvement of over a million on its Q2 2007 sales figures and brings the number of PS3s around the world to a total of 16.84 million. Software sales for the console have also more than double from the same period last year to 21.1 million.
Microsoft recently reported that the 360 sold 2.2 million consoles worldwide during the Q2 FY period, just shy of PS3 sales despite a price cut which came into effect in early-mid September.
Q3 is going to be an interesting battleground, what with Sony being adamant about not cutting price. We're intrigued to see whether LittleBigPlanet and the PS3's other big exclusives (we'd love to see some real marketing for Valkyria Chronicles -- that game deserves to sell well) will push boxes this quarter despite the 360's price cut momentum. Only time will tell.
267w ago - According to 1UP (linked above), Sony has confirmed that developers will no longer need to submit a game for content approval, which essentially makes the PlayStation 2 an open platform.
Sony believes that now Russian and Indian developers can create low-cost titles and release them in their own markets as one of the benefits in the removal of the certification process.
To quote: For developers and publishers hoping to release their titles to the console market, the content approval process can be notoriously stressful. Having a game bounced back by Sony, Nintendo, or Microsoft indicates that changes need to be made to the near-finished product.
Sometimes this causes more errors to surface, potentially pushing the release date back. But what if the certification processes were to be removed entirely?
According to GameDaily, Sony Computer Entertainment of Europe is doing just that. While addressing an audience of Eastern European developers, Sony Europe developer relations manager George Bain said that developers will no longer have to submit a game for content approval, effectively making the PS2 an open platform. Bain noted that Russian and Indian developers can "create...