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Over $60M Spent on Blu-ray Disc Titles Last Week

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304w ago - According to [Register or Login to view links], consumers spent over $60M on Blu-ray titles last week, representing 14% of the home media market.

The 167% spike is due in large part to the Blu-ray release of 'The Dark Knight', which is breaking Blu-ray sales records around the world.

Comparatively, the previous week, where 'Wanted' was the hot new release, consumers spent $23.64M on Blu-ray.

On the year in whole, consumers have spent nearly $500M on Blu-ray titles, and the average spent per week has been growing as adoption continues to rise.
 

Nintendo Takes More than 59% of Total Market Share for Week 7

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305w ago - Japan: The latest hardware data has been released and Nintendo has taken 59% total market share or better for the seventh week in a row.

DSi (173k) and DSL (31k) combine to sell two hundred thousand, and the Wii (91.6k) vaulted to almost one hundred thousand units.

Sony's three systems all had modest gains from the previous week, with the PSP hitting 71.k and the PS3 hitting 33.7k, and the not-yet-forgotten PS2 still selling more than 6k.

The 360 brings in the rear for this-gen hardware at 11.8k.
 

Global PlayStation 3 Releases for the Week of December 14, 2008

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305w ago - There is only a small number of new PlayStation 3 titles choose from this week. As always, below is the full release list:

US Games

• Rise of the Argonauts

EU Games

• Sonic Unleashed
• Rock Band: AC/DC Live

Asian Games

• Gundam Musou 2
• Lego Batman
• Need For Speed Undercover

Keep in mind, release dates are constantly subject to change, so be sure to check with your local retailer before heading out. Your PS3 will play import games, but don't forget that any DLC needs to be bought from the PSN store of the corresponding region.
 

Sony Confirms PlayStation Home Launch Soon, Maybe Next Week?

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306w ago - Jack Buser, the director of PlayStation Home has confirmed that the launch of PlayStation Home is imminent, although he would not get into the specific details of the exact date of release.

In related news, mainstream news site TimesOnline stated yesterday, "To try Home, which is slated for release in the next 10 days, players must download a piece of free software from Sony's PlayStation store onto their own PS3."

If accurate, this would put a PlayStation Home public release on track for the rumored December 17 date previously reported.

To quote: Amid rumors of a December launch for PlayStation Home, SCEA has confirmed to Joystiq that the social platform's public, open beta phase will arrive before the end of calendar year 2008, as we've been hearing for some time.

"We've been saying it will launch by the end of calendar year 2008," PlayStation Home director, Jack Buser, responded when asked about a December release. "And that's getting very, very close," he concluded, laughing.

"Launch is imminent," Buser confirmed - although neither he nor an SCEA rep were willing to divulge an exact day of...
 

LittleBigPlanet Street Fighter DLC Hits PlayStation Store this Week

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306w ago - Just over a week ago, we reported on rumored LittleBigPlanet Street Fighter Sackboys surfacing soon... and today SCEA Marketing Manager Mark Valledor finally confirmed it as follows:

HADOUKEN! When you're taking a break from playing your newly downloaded Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (available now on the PlayStation Network) – imagine venturing around LittleBigPlanet dressed as some of the greatest and most iconic characters in fighting.

Beginning this Thursday, CAPCOM's Street Fighter, one of the world's greatest pop culture phenomenons, teams up with LittleBigPlanet to bring you brand new Street Fighter costumes made especially for your Sackboys and Sackgirls.

Now is your chance to be geared up and ready to go toe-to-toe with anyone who stands in your way with Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile and Zangief costumes that will be available at the PlayStation Store.

For all you fans who want to add to your growing costume collection, each costume will be available for $1.99. OR you can purchase ALL 4 COSTUMES for $5.99 in our Street Fighter...
 
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