Sony has updated the PlayStation 3 to version 4.00 ahead of the release of the PlayStation Vita. Through 4.00, PlayStation 3 users will be able to share music, video, and photos. The PlayStation Vita is expected to release in Japan on December 17th. Other new features in 4.00 includes enhanced PlayStation Network privacy settings and game patches. [PlayStation Blog]
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Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) has announced that they have shipped over 8 million Move controllers to retailers as of April 3rd. The Move controller eco-system is also seeing some momentum as demonstrated by the success of the PS Eye. Another major milestone Sony hit was the sale of over 50 million PlayStation 3 consoles. [Joystiq]
Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) has announced the PlayStation 3 MOVE controller has sold 2.5 million units in 30 days. About 1 million were sold in the U.S. and 1.5 million were sold in Europe. The controller sells for $50. “We had to go back and increase production twice, we’re absolutely maxed out right now,” said Sony Computer Entertainment of America president and CEO Jack Tretton. [SlashGear]
Sony and Nintendo have both released the numbers of their console sales over the Thanksgiving weekend and they are big! The Sony PlayStation 3 sold 440,000 units in the U.S. for the week ending November 29th. Nintendo announced that they sold over 1 million DS and DSi handheld console units. And the Nintendo Wii sold over 500,000 units for the week ending November 28th. Microsoft’s statement was that they sold twice as many 360 consoles during Thanksgiving week compared to the week before.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a new game that was developed by Infinity Ward and was published by Activision. Even before the trailer was released, there was a lot of hype about the release. All the hype paid off because the game earned $310 million in the first 24 hours that it was released. That dollar amount is just paid on sales in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The company sold 4.7 million copies of the game in 24 hours. This game beat the record of Grand Theft Auto: IV which sold 3.6 million copies on the first day. The game setting is based on a military conflict between Russia and the United States.
In the single player mode, the game player assumes the role of U.S. Army Ranger Private Joseph Allen and he helps Afghan city that has been taken over by militants. Allen ends up being killed by a Russian militant and is scapegoated for a massacre of civilians in Russia. Russia views this as a terrorist attack and attempts to invade the United States. This game is guaranteed to be an action-packed thrill ride. At least that’s what it looks like in the trailer.
Wow. This is hands down one of the best game trailers I’ve seen. I just had to share it. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be released on November 10.
Amazon.com issued a warning that the Sony PS 3 Slim is having supply shortages. This is why they are limiting the sales of the Slim to one per person. Sony Europe says that they have “trucks and trailers” of the Slim on traveling across the continent overseas. Better luck in September if you want to get a hold of the device.
Sony Corporation has released a new version of the PlayStation 3. The new version is much slimmer than the old which caused the price of the older PS3 to become slimmer.
The buttons on the front of the slim version are physical buttons and have a “click” in to function the device. The hard drive is swappable too. To swap the hard drive, there is a screw at the bottom of the slim console. The Slim PS3 weighs about 4 lbs. less than the “fat” versions and consumes 30W less electricty.
One of the cons of the Sony PS3 Slim version is that there isn’t any backward compatibility with PS2 games.
The 120GB Slim PS3 and the fat 80GB PS3 now both cost $299.99. But now the 160GB PS3 costs $399.99. Not bad compared to their Wii and Xbox competitors.