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Sony may announce subscription based PSN at E3

Last year the internet was set alight by rumours of monthly fees coming to Sony’s free PlayStation Network. Fears were soon put to rest, but the PS3’s online service could see the announcement of a premium version at this year’s … Continue reading

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PS3 hardware now profitable for Sony

Sony now no longer loses money on each PlayStation 3 console sold. Quite the achievement for a piece of hardware that originally cost the company in the region of $800 USD to produce, if not more. No-one expected Sony to … Continue reading

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Pachter: Insomniac nuts for not going multiplatform

Insomniac Games, our beloved PlayStation developer, has been providing Sony with key franchises for years. Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank, Resistance; all have been corner stone products from a studio that puts out AAA titles year-on-year, every year. Industry … Continue reading

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PS3 software sales outstrip Xbox 360’s: PS3 attach rate up to 8.1

There’s a well worn saying that software doesn’t sell on the PlayStation 3, at least in comparison to the Xbox 360. However, things may be changing, since there’s been a significant improvement in both the PS3’s software and hardware sales. … Continue reading

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PS3 & Xbox 360 gap drops to just 4.5 million

Hardware sales flutter the hearts of some console fanboys, but we find the statistics interesting nonetheless. Sony today announced its financial 2009 year results, and though the Networked Products & Services division (which includes the Games business) lost $893 million … Continue reading

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Bungie could lead development on PlayStation 3

Ever since Halo-studio┬áBungie signed with Activision, there’s been talk of the developer’s first PlayStation 3 outing. Bungie announced that its next game series will appear on “multiple platforms” with the PS3 certainly expected. The question is what platform the studio … Continue reading

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Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood to have 15-hour single-player campaign

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, the franchise’s third entry, might strike some as premature. Releasing just one year after Assassin’s Creed 2, the studio has admitted that much of Brotherhood’s content has been left over from its second game. However, Brotherhood … Continue reading

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Original LittleBigPlanet has sold over three million

Critics of Sony’s advertising campaign for LittleBigPlanet pointed to the game’s supposed lackluster sales. The game may have had a slow start, but word of mouth has propelled the PlayStation 3 favourite to the status of best-seller. With over two … Continue reading

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Sony is saving “PLENTY!!!” for E3

Following the announcement of LittleBigPlanet 2 (watch its announcement trailer here)┬ámany have questioned why Sony didn’t hold the game back for E3. The more mind blowing game announcements the better, right? Though we’re extremely excited about the “f***ing powerful” LittleBigPlanet … Continue reading

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BioWare CEO would love more BioWare games on PS3

Ray Muzyka, co-founder and CEO of BioWare, has expressed his embracing attitude towards Sony’s PlayStation 3. He further pronounces the studio’s plans to increase their output of games on the platform. There’s no avoiding the question of multiplatforrm development with … Continue reading

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