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Sony: The PS3 Shortage is Over, Sales Up 85 Percent Last Year

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241w ago - Today IGN (linked above) reports that Sony has confirmed the PS3 shortage is officially over, with sales up 85 percent over last year.

According to NPD, the PlayStation 3 console moved 305k units in June, up from 165k units in June of 2009.

Additionally, Sony noted that there are nearly 13 million PS3 units in living rooms across the U.S. and that hardware unit sales are up 85 percent since June 2009 and 42 percent since January 2010.

To quote: "PS3 inventory issues have been resolved and June 2010 marks the 11th consecutive month of year on year growth for the platform," the company said in a statement.

"Video games are fueling new innovation for the entire consumer entertainment category and today's numbers are a testament to the big impact we'll play this holiday," said Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA.
 

Sony Outlines PlayStation Move Bundles and Pricing Details

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241w ago - Today Sony's Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller has outlined the upcoming PlayStation Move bundles and pricing details.

To quote: I know a lot of you may be wondering exactly what you need to start playing motion-controlled gaming on the PS3.

So, here's a primer that spells out all the great options that will be available and how much it will cost you to get up and running with PlayStation Move.

The PlayStation Move platform consists of the PlayStation Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye camera and, of course, the PS3 system. We'll offer various options for you to choose from depending on what hardware you already own and what kind of PlayStation Move experience will satisfy you. Here's a breakdown of prices depending on your current situation.

What Move Setup is Right for You?

I don't yet have a PS3

•Your best option: *PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle
How much it will cost? $399.99

I have a PS3 and nothing else

•Your best option: **PlayStation Move Bundle

How much it will cost? $99.99

I have a PS3 and PlayStation Eye camera

•Your best option: Move Motion Controller

How much it will cost? $49.99
 

Sony Announces Over 1 Million PlayStation Minis Served on PSN!

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241w ago - Sony's PlayStation Network Sr. Director Susan Panico has announced today that over 1 million PlayStation Minis have been served on PSN for PSP, PSPgo and the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: Today we're pleased to announce that our smallest downloadable games have passed a very big milestone: over 1 million minis have been downloaded worldwide.

The minis line launched 9 months ago as a quick-to-download, bite-sized experience perfect for on-the-go PlayStation Portable gaming. There are now over 85 titles available on the PlayStation Store, and most are now playable on the PlayStation 3 as well as PSP.

So which minis have been downloaded the most? Here are your top 10 most popular titles:

• Age of Zombies
• Monopoly
• Fieldrunners
• Zombie Tycoon
• Bloons
• Spot The Differences!
• Pinball Fantasies
• Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2
• Yetisports Pengu Throw
• Breakquest

Many more minis are on the way, including Pacman CE from Namco Bandai Networks, so keep your eye on the PlayStation Store. Congratulations to all of our minis developers (over 50 in all), here's to another million downloads!
 

Sony Announces Toy Story 3 Hits PlayStation Home and More!

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241w ago - SCEE Community Lead Alex Weekes has revealed today that Toy Story 3 is hitting PlayStation Home alongside this weeks content update, as follows:

The inner child in me went "squee!" when I first saw the personal space based on Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3.

So it's with much joy that I can confirm the much-asked-for "Andy's Room" personal space releases this week! Upon entering the space you'll be transported to the world of Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and the other toys owned by Andy Davis.

Packed with mini-games and fun interactive elements, Andy's Room is a must-have addition to your personal space collection. To get the ultimate experience, pick up a costume of one of the much-loved characters from the movie.

The Midway carnival space has proved a massive hit since release, with huge numbers of carnival rewards being picked up every day. This week we release the Trigger Happy In-A-Box arcade cabinet, which you'll be able to place in any of your personal spaces to bring the fun of the carnival home. If you've already bought the key to unlock access to this cabinet in Darla's Den, you'll get a discount.

Elsewhere in Home, we have a large variety of new content available from the stores. Those who have previously picked up the Neptune Suite...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSP Update for July 13, 2010

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241w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this weeks PS3 and PSP updates on PlayStation Network, as follows:

Hi Everyone - It's time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

To get you ready for the mega lifestyle event known as Comic-Con, be sure to check out our Comic-Con Collection on the PS3 Store in the New Releases category (US/CA stores only)!

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MAG Raven Dynamic Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
File size: 2.55 MB

MAG S.V.E.R. Dynamic Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
File size: 6.25 MB

MAG Valor Dynamic Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
File size: 5.42 MB

Resistance Aftermath Multiplayer Map Pack (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, original price $5.99)

Gravity Crash (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, original price $9.99)
**This promotion is only available from the PlayStation Store. Within the Demo, the full game is only available for the original price.

Updates

Myst - Sale (now $14.99, original price $19.99)
MLB 10 The Show...
 
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