PS3 Peripherals Priced for Japan

A spare wireless controller, named the Sixaxis controller, will go on sale along side the console November 11 at a cost of 5,000 yen (about $42) each. According to Sony, it will have a 30-hour battery life. A memory card adapter, for reading PlayStation and PlayStation 2 memory cards, will also be released on launch day for 1,500 yen (around $12). A remote control, to use with the console’s Blu-ray functionality, will trail the PS3 launch. It will be... 

Sony drops $30,000,000 on Kiosks

According to Bloomberg, Jack Tretton, of SCEA, said that 15,000 PlayStation 3 demo kiosks will be deployed to American and Canadian retailers this holiday season. Tretton had this to say: “Once the consumers get their hands on a PS3 and understand what’s under the hood, I think price will not be a factor in the decision-making process.” This deployment will cost Sony $30 million to complete. Tretton did not indicate whether this included... 

PS3 games will cost the other arm…

While Microsoft is only charging $49.99 for it’s first party titles for the Xbox 360, 3rd party releases will cost either your left arm, or your right @ $59.99. Sony isn’t following in the footsteps of it’s main competition, and will be taking the other arm with it’s $59.99 first party price tag. You can check these pre-orders at Sony Style. Some of the games actually have a listed date coming before the actual system launches. ... 

PS3 price won’t be falling for US but HDMI is included

We earlier reported that the lower end PS3 was getting a price cut in Japan, and the rumors were abundant whether the US would be getting the same break before launch. It’s been confirmed now with SCEA president Kaz Hirai stating that there will not be a price drop for the North American price point for the PS3 launch. There is good news to bring a little shine to your day though. ALL 20GB PS3 systems will be equipped with HDMI connectivity.  Read More →

HDMI on the low-end PS3

Sony has announced that it will add HDMI to the low-end model of the Blu-ray equipped Playstation 3. Well, at least in Japan. The US site for Playstation 3 still listed HDMI as feature only found on the high-end model that will set you back $599. Putting HDMI on the low-end PS3 int he US as well would be the first smart move Sony has made with the PS3. So let’s hope they make the change to the US version as well.  Read More →

Virtua Tennis 3 Announced

Sega has announced that the Virtua Tennis series will be making another appearance in the first quarter of 2007. Virtua Tennis first wowed gamers on the Sega Dreamcast with it’s fluid animation, great graphics, and extremely fun gameplay. Here are some of the players that will be in the game: * Amelie Mauresmo * Maria Sharapova * Venus Williams * Martina Hingis * Nicole Vaidisova * Lindsay Davenport * Daniela Hantuchova *... 

Sony responds to PS3 shortages

IGN has posted an interview with Dave Karraker, the Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Sony Computer Entertainment America, in direct response of the recently announced PS3 delays in the PAL territories. The reason behind the delay, is basically the same as we reported earlier. Here is a direct quote from Mr. Karraker. The main contributing factor to the delay in the launch in the SCEE territories was the lack of sufficient supplies of the blue... 

PS3: Weighed, measured, and found wanting.

Sony has announced that it’s forecast of 4 million PS3 units for a worldwide release has been changed. Apparently they are having difficulty with the production of the blue laser diode that’s crucial for the Blu-Ray developement. This delay means that PAL territories will be watching from the touchlines while the US and Japanese markets start playing their PS3 game cosoles on Novemeber 17th, and Nov. 11th respectively. Sony has also stated that... 

Blazing Angels on Wii & PS3

Ubisoft’s previously Xbox/Xbox 360 exclusive WW2 acrade flight simulator, Blazing Angels, is now set to be released on both the Nintendo Wii and Sony’s Playstation 3 platforms on each console’s launch date. The Playstation 3 version is set to feature some new missions and is promised to make good use of the tilt function in the PS3 controller. The PS3 version will also support online multiplayer for up to 16 players while the Xbox 360 version... 

Next-Gen Alone in the Dark Delayed

The next-gen remake of Alone in the Dark developed by Atari was slated for a April 2007 to possibly March 2008 release however in lite of Atari’s fiscal 2007 first quater results, which were not good, the game is being put on hold and slated for a possible release in fiscal 2008.  Read More →