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ProgSkeet PS3 Hardware Flasher Project is Announced

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159w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer uf6667 has [Register or Login to view links] news announcing a new PS3 hardware flasher project called ProgSkeet.

Currently the official site ProgSkeet.com doesn't offer any details beyond the ProgSkeet PS3 Install Diagrams and ProgSkeet Multi-Console Install Diagrams, however, he did provide some pictures (below, with high-res HERE) of the ProgSkeet device and the ProgSkeet Drivers, ProgSkeet Flasher Software and ProgSkeet Flasher Software Update followed by some more updates in THIS ongoing Forum thread.

Based on them, ProgSkeet appears to utilize an Actel A3P125 IC (datasheet [Register or Login to view links]) which is common among modchips due to its security,...
 

Sony Details PS3 and PSP Hardware Sales Data and Expectations

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220w ago - Sony revealed today that the PS3 has reached the expected sales of 13 million units for the 2009 fiscal year as part of their latest fiscal report.

As previously reported, with new and more efficient PS3 consoles shipping Sony has moved one step closer to hardware profitability.

The total of PlayStation 3 units sold so far (as of March, 2010) worldwide is now at 35.7 million since the system launched in late 2006.

Furthermore, Sony is forecasting another 15 million units sold by the end of the next fiscal year. In other words, they are expecting the PlayStation 3 to reach 50.7 million units in lifetime sales by March 31, 2010.

From Examiner.com, to quote: "You can view a breakdown of Playstation 3 hardware sales by fiscal year below:

2006 Fiscal Year (April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007) - 3.5 million
2007 Fiscal Year (April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008) - 9.1 million
2008 Fiscal Year (April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009) - 10.1 million
2009 Fiscal Year (April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010) - 13 million

In addition to the PlayStation 3, Sony also revealed sales for the PSP and PlayStation. Despite the launch of the PSP Go, the PSP fell...
 

PSN Crashed: 8001050F - Hardware Failure for PS3 Consoles!

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230w ago - Update: The [Register or Login to view links] reports that when contacting Sony they were assured a PS3 fix will arrive by morning, but for those who can't wait you may wish to give THIS FIX a try.

Today it appears PSN crashed, with widespread reports of error code 8001050F - hardware failure for PS3 ([Register or Login to view links]) consoles!

Sony has [Register or Login to view links] the following, to quote: "We're aware that many of you are having problems connecting to PSN, and yes, we're looking into it. Stay tuned for updates."

Sony has also issued a [Register or Login to view links] and second [Register or Login to view links] stating: "PSN status update: We're narrowing down the issue and continue to work to restore service to all. Updates as soon as we have them."

This is currently happening to a LOT of people, and some are concerned their PlayStation 3...
 

PS3 Hack Exploit SX28 Hardware Arrives, Bring on the Hypervisor!

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233w ago - Today the PS3 hack exploit SX28 hardware arrived, so we can begin work on dumping the PlayStation 3 Hypervisor to examine!

Up to now, both GeoHot and xorloser have successfully performed the PS3 hack while a few others simply obtained GeoHot's PS3 Hypervisor dump to study privately.

Needless to say, the rest of the PS3 scene including most of us here, have been waiting to take a peek at the unencrypted bootloader and Hypervisor lv0 and lv1 dumps.

We started by writing a Ubuntu Guide (as did titanmkd HERE) and attempted to use a 555 timer to obtain the 40ns pulse required to trigger the...
 

Sega Shares Ryu ga Gotoku 3 PS3 Hardware and Package Design

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290w ago - Sega shared today a first look at the special PlayStation 3 hardware bundle it's preparing for the February release of Ryu ga Gotoku 3.

As [Register or Login to view links] back in December, Sega will release a PS3 hardware bundle pack for Ryu ga Gotoku 3 opposite the game's standalone release on February 26.

Called the "Nobori Ryu Pack" (unofficially translates to "Rising Dragon Pack"), this bundle includes a copy of the game and a specially designed 80 gigabyte PS3 and will be priced at 45,980 yen. Production is limited to 10,000 units.

Both the packaging and system design for the bundle are themed around the game at hand. The packaging resembles the solo version's boxart, with a drawing of main character Kiryu Kazuma looking up to the sky while smoking a cigarette. The system, based off the ceramic white PS3, has dragon tattoo markings on its top.

As previously detailed, the bundle represents a savings of 1,980 yen over purchasing the PS3 and game separately.

Those who pre-order the hardware bundle will qualify for the Kamutai Magazine item that was previously announced as a pre-order bonus for the standard version.
 
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