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Is the PlayStation 3 Console Really Doing That Badly?

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294w ago - The answer is no, they are not. In fact, they are doing pretty well for the difficult position that they are in at this point in time.

What Sony really needs to focus on right now is profit, and NOT the fanboys nor the console war. A lot of PlayStation fans out their feel the need for Sony to drop the price of the PS3 so it can "beat" the 360 in the console war, and in my opinion that is selfish.

Sony is currently losing profit on every PS3 sold and the only thing they need to focus on right now is making profit. If you factor in all the obstacles in front of the PS3, you would come to the conclusion that the PS3 is doing rather well for it being the most expensive console on the market especially with the economic recession and Sony's lack of marketing.

Now look at all of these challenges the PS3 is going through and then look at the PS3's sales. You cannot deny the fact that the PlayStation brand is the strongest in the industry.

The way it's looking now, Sony is letting their games and their brand name sell their consoles for them. Now, Sony could drop the price and put more effort into marketing and advertising, but why don't they?

Because they are smart, they know if they did that they would lose even more profit then they are now when the PS3 is...
 

PlayStation Store (US) Update for December 4, 2008

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294w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PlayStation Store) today:

Hey, everyone. It's time again for the weekly PlayStation Store update.

Qore
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Qore Episode 07: December, 2008 (free)
Episode 07 (December 2008) of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation®Network is being offered to all PSN account holders, 18 and older, for free! (*PSN registration required. user responsible for internet fees.) Download now to see what all of the excitement is about!
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Downloadable Games
Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer ($9.99)
Set in the distant future, Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer is a fast and furious shoot 'em up with state-of-the-art graphics, driving soundtrack and classic fun gameplay sprinkled with fresh innovations. In the storyline, planet Earth's resistance aims to stop a deadly infection consuming both life forms and technology...
 

Blast Factor for PlayStation 3 - Now With PS3 Trophies!

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294w ago - Bluepoint Games President Andy O'Neil was pleased to reveal today that Blast Factor for PlayStation 3 will offer PS3 trophies as of this Thursday.

To quote: Hey All! We've had a lot of email over the last few months asking about Trophies for Blast Factor, so I'm very pleased to announce that a new updated version of Blast Factor with that sweet Trophy goodness will be winging its way to your PS3 this Thursday!

We've had a lot of fun putting the Trophy challenges together, and we reckon that we've got a good selection for Blast Factor fans of all abilities. Watch out though, there are a couple that are going to be a challenge to even the most hardcore of Blast Factor players!

We've added 25 Trophies in total across the original game and the 2 expansion packs, with around 15 Trophies in Blast Factor: Basic Research and its 90+ levels, and 10 Trophies split between the Multiplayer expansion and Advanced Research with its addition of 80+ levels and Hybrid mode.

We've also added rumble support for the DualShock 3 Controller for that extra tactile goodness. All existing versions of Blast Factor will get automatically patched when you start the game, so you won't even need to download the new version from the store.

And yes, this update is FREE! So...
 

Video Releases on the PlayStation Store for December 2, 2008

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294w ago - Here's one we missed yesterday, per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PlayStation Store):

Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying the blockbuster hits we have on PlayStation Network. Some of the highlights from today's new releases on the video store include:

• Step Brothers
• X-Files: I Want to Believe
• Bam Margera: Where the #$&% is Santa

Here's a look at Step Brothers:




 

LittleBigPlanet Game Room to Follow PlayStation Home Launch?

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294w ago - Here is a rough translation from the PS3Clan site linked above:

A very reliable source has reported that with the launch of PlayStation Home or shortly afterwards a very special LittleBigPlanet Game Room will come.

In this room will enable you to promote levels and users can direct you in Home loading level to play. Furthermore, the room also contains a themed LittleBigPlanet Sackboy as a central figure.

I also have some more LittleBigPlanet information:

First, I have done some stats for you.

- Created community levels = 177657
- Data # Reactions at community levels = 1093491
- Number of times the story levels are played online = 36661881
- Number of times that are played online community levels = 22463892
- Total online levels played # = 59125403

Media Molecule congratulated PS3Clan for this achievement, knowing that only a small team this beautiful of a game has made, which clearly marks to the stats.

PS: Check the PlayStation store around Christmas time!
 
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