According to what Video game industry analyst Michael Pachter said, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to receive price cuts again this year.
“The Wii enjoyed a $350 price advantage over the PS3 at launch, and a $150 advantage until September. Now, the gap has narrowed to $100, with the feature-laden PS3 a tempting purchase for prospective console households,” says Pachter.
“The holiday Wii sales boost was primarily attributable to a $50 gift card promotion offered by Wal-Mart; while we expect similar promotions at holiday next year, we expect the other consoles to be lower-priced by then, further eroding the Wii’s competitive price advantage.”
“It appears that piracy in Europe and some substitution of iPod Touch games has impacted DS software sales more than we expected, and we have adjusted our estimates for FY:11 to account for further pressure.”
The man behind the iPhone JailBreak has come up with a new HACK. And now its for Sony Playstation 3. Some days earlier he posted a blog entry about the hacking of the playstation. Now today he released the exploit to the public. As of now for a normal person, i think its not easy to use this exploit. But there will be easy to use kits in no time as, homebrew developers will find new ways to run custom code on the PS3.
Geohot Said in his blog,
In the interest of openness, I’ve decided to release the exploit. Hopefully, this will ignite the PS3 scene, and you will organize and figure out how to use this to do practical things, like the iPhone when jailbreaks were first released. I have a life to get back to and can’t keep working on this all day and night.
Modern Warfare, the blockbuster game again found a place in the industry news. After selling almost 5 million copies in its first day, now it killed playstation network, at least for a while., server overloads was being the reason.
Says developer Infinity Ward’s Rob Bowling: “It’s a server overload not a bug in the code. They’re working to have servers back up ASAP. MP servers gradually coming back online. Some users may still experience issues. Looks like it was the amount of connections at once that killed PSN.”
Anyway after sometime, the problem was solved.
Today scrawlfx.com posted an entry saying,
“a source close to Sony has said that it is indeed true (as if the images being on the UK PlayStation site didn’t prove it) and that Sony will be announcing more information on it “very shortly”.
They also posted a few screenshots for the upcoming PlayStation 3 firmware update which are said to be accidentally leaked, in which you can change your gamercard colors, have direct Facebook integration, and view your pictures in a newly updated way.
The pics have been taken down from the Sony UK site, but JoyStiq still has the thumbnails up.
Microsoft raised the bar a month ago when they announced that an Xbox 360 bundle featuring a 250GB hard drive would be released this Fall. The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 bundle will also come packaged with a copy of this Fall’s second-most anticipated game (a funny looking guy named Mario just edges it out). Naturally, Sony has countered with a 250GB system of their own and it will be available on November 3.
Playstation Blog says,
The PS3 250GB system has the same slim look, feel and features as the 120GB system, but with a 250GB built-in hard drive for $349.99. With the new, larger capacity, you’ll have even more room to store your favorite games, movies/TV shows, music, photos and PlayStation Network downloads
Sony confirmed Gmaeindustry.biz that the PSPgo will retail at GBP 224.99 in the UK when launched on October 1
The handheld sells for $249 USD and EUR 249, which is what the the original “fat” version sold for in 2005, however the handheld is selling at a premium in the UK, where it originally sold for GBP 199.99.
Additionally, the PSP will get a “Digital Reader” by December, that will allow users to read comic books on their handheld from Marvel.