Sony's Outlook Good Despite Slower PlayStation 3 Console Sales

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277w ago - Recently The Wall Street Journal wrote an article on the PlayStation 3, speaking of a growing disadvantage that the console would have on rivals.

According to them, sales of the PlayStation 3 would have fallen 19% in November with the same period last year, which is usually the most hectic for sales of the sector.

On the other hand, the Wii would have almost doubled sales compared to November last year and the Xbox 360 would have increased their numbers by 8%, ruling out the PlayStation 3 even more competition. The newspaper credited the figures known to the NPD Group.

The numbers would be so, then: 35 million Wiis, 22 million Xbox 360 and 17 million PS3. The situation does not seem best for Sony, to quote:

"A key factor behind the decline in sales may be the high price of the PS3. The $399, the most basic PS3 model costs at least $150 more than the Wii and the Xbox 360 less expensive.

The Sony emphasizes that the PS3 comes with a video player for Blu-ray high-definition and an HD of 80 Gb, but the price of Blu-ray players have dropped so much recently that it is possible to buy a Blu-ray player and an Xbox 360 for less than a PS3."

Since the Xbox...
 

PlayStation 3 Guide: Setting Up Remote Play Between PSP & PS3

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277w ago - Here is the third how-to guide, courtesy of Kristin Neirinckx (Associate Product Manager, SCEA) via PS Blog today:

Today is kind of a big deal because Remote Play is arguably one of the coolest features available on the PLAYSTATION 3... and my personal favorite.

This video will teach you how to set up Remote Play between your PS3 and PSP.

I love being able to show off all of my photos, movies and music saved on my PS3's hard drive on my PSP... and it's a feature completely unique to PlayStation. Enjoy!




 

PS360 Mod: Fitting an XBox 360 Into a PlayStation 3 Case

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277w ago - Well it finally happened, Microsoft's XBox 360 was fit into a PlayStation 3 case.

It's now up for sale on eBay and currently the top bid is US $305.00.

To quote: You are viewing the first ever PS360! Now this is the only PS360 that has been made. I have not seen this any other place but this site, which I made. So therefore, I made the PS360!

It was hard, and I did it right after the Wii64 which is in the Mods Gallery.. and the cool thing is the PS360 is 100% working!

A step by step process for building the PS360 is outlined at the link above for those interested.
 

Resident Evil 5 Demo - PlayStation 3 vs XBox 360 Comparison

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277w ago - What follows is a comparison of the Biohazard 5 demos which were recently released for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.

What you should keep in mind when viewing the pictures below is that, as of the publishing of this article, the game still has three months of development time and any of the things you see below could very well be changed by the time the game is released.

Another thing you should note is that I took these shots through component video output on both consoles. Its common knowledge that the Xbox 360 has a sharper output that the PlayStation 3.

As with most multi-platform releases, it's standard practice for different platforms to be on different build releases as they are created. So while these two demos were released just a few weeks apart, it's very likely that one of them is using old assets and code, which may help explain some of the differences.

Also worth mentioning is the fact that you aren't viewing these screenshots in an uncompressed format, however the same compression levels were used for each version.

We'll start by running through the Shanty Town stage. When I first began comparing the images I had captured against each other, I was immediately struck by the color timing differences. T

he Xbox 360 version seems to...
 

Portable Gaming: Is Nintendo or PlayStation Winning This Round?

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277w ago - Through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we heard a lot about the phenomenal popularity of the Nintendo Wii this holiday season. But are shoppers also showing interest in the smaller cousins of the consoles: portable gaming systems? And who is winning that battle for consumer interest?

Sony PlayStation and Nintendo are the major players in this market - with the PSP and the DS, respectively. To get a read on how online interest in these two brands shaped up in 2008, I looked at portable gaming interest in 2008 on two major consumer electronics retailers' Web sites, Best Buy (BBY) and Circuit City. Specifically, I tracked hardware and software for the PSP and DS and other legacy devices by these companies.

- The Nintendo portable devices have consistently generated more traffic than PlayStation across these two retailers' sites.
- Interest in the PSP has been slipping on these sites. More than twice as many people looked at the Nintendo portable gaming products than the PSP last month.

Although this data is taken from just two (albeit large) retailers, the relative popularity of the Nintendo products is worth considering. Despite recent updates to the PlayStation product and its ability to play movies as well as games, it can't seem to edge out the DS in terms of interest or sales....
 







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