3 is one of the most popular gaming consoles in the world and has a large fan base. Since its release in 2006 he managed to stay in power despite the passing years, competing head to head with big teams like Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360.
One sign of success is that the PS3 console 70 million units sold in the last 6 years
. According to Sony that mark was reached on 4 November. With these numbers reached the Japanese corporation Microsoft, which in October announced the sale of 70 million Xbox 360. Credit for PlayStation 3 is remarkable because it matched the number of Xbox 360 in a few weeks, despite that hit the market a year after the team created in Redmond. Also exceeded initial reviews
(price, hardware, lack of games) and stood as one of the strongest players in the market. From 2006 onwards Sony presented PS3 variants that helped boost sales
. Improvements in the console does not go unnoticed, and lengthened the life of the appliance. The latest revision was introduced in September this year, with a smaller and lighter structure. But the news of the Japanese corporation were not limited to PlayStation 3. Sony also reported that PS Move, the set of controls with motion detection, sold 15 million units
since its launch in 2010. Do you think Sony can get more juice to PS3 or accessories? Is it time for a makeover? Track | PR Newswire.
Sony interesting news arrive from Tokyo Game Show: The Japanese corporation advert launching a redesigned model of the PlayStation 3 . The console is 20% smaller and 25 percent lighter than the current version. The device is available in two colors (black and white) and offers two storage options (250 or 500 GB).
The launch of the new version of the console will come with two limited edition packages. In North America the 250GB PS3 will be available from September 25 to change 269.99 dollars
. The pack will include a copy of “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Game of the Year Edition” and a $ 30 credit to use in DUST 514. The 500GB model will be available in the U.S. since 30 October, $ 299.99
and will include Assassin’s Creed 3. In Europe, meanwhile, will be an affordable version with only 12 GB of storage will cost 229.99 euros
. Users of this edition will expand the space available with a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive or a 250GB official. In Europe there will be a 500GB model that will be priced at 299.99 euros
and will be accompanied by a copy of FIFA 13. Both editions will be available to the public from September 28. We also have news for the public in Latin America, as Sony will also release a limited edition console with FIFA 13. The package will include a 250 GB PS3, the game EA Sports and exclusive DLC for the team “All Adidas”. According to the official info will be available in early October
, but not confirmed the date and the price of it.
In theory it would launch a second pack for Latin America, but still no official information on it. When more news will keep you informed.
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The Last year Sony introduced HMZ-T1, a “Personal 3D Viewer” that can be used during a game. The first Asian corporate approach to virtual reality was interesting, but not without flaws. For this reason in late August unveiled HMZ-T2 , the second generation of this unique gadget.
The “town” was presented at IFA Berlin almost silently, with negligible release from Sony. The truth is that manufacturers finally revealed some details about the device and its market launch. For now the device is reserved for the Japanese market, where it has scheduled its debut next October 13
. In part specifications HMZ-T2 are equal to those of its predecessor. The display includes two 0.7-inch OLED screens that are before the eyes, which offer dimensional display 45 degrees. In terms of sound, also includes technology that provides 5.1 surround sound. The main differences are that the new virtual reality gadget is lighter
and has a optimized assembly that provides comfort. It also features an improved design on the headphones and supports 24p mode (24 frames per second). Price is another point where there are changes, since HMZ-T2 costs 70,000 yen
($ 895 or so), almost 10 thousand yen more than the original model. Still no news on the international launch, but we will look. Via, Picture | Engadget.
The rumors about the launch of a new PlayStation circulating for some time, but gained momentum in the last few hours thanks to the documents filed by Sony to the Federal Communications Communication (FCC). For many complaints they would not be PS4 or PlayStation Orbis, but of a new slim PlayStation 3 .
PDF In the device appears under the name “PlayStation 3 4000 SKU Series” , specifically the model has been identified as “CECH-4001x”. Consider that the current model of PS3 Slim is listed under the term “3000 Series”, which makes clear that the documents speak of a new device.
Information obtained by Eurogamer mentions the possible submission of the console Gamescom 2012 , which will take place from 15 to 19 August in Cologne (Germany). It is a very viable option since the original model of PS3 Slim was released in the 2009 edition of the event.
The technical details of the new console not yet been unveiled, but surely there will be news in coming weeks. Specialists assume that the device not only receive a performance optimization but also incorporate new hardware . For now we have to wait for more developments.
If Nintendo is credited with having changed the way to interact with video games, Sony have to give the prize to standardize formats. Got the CD-and DVD-then will replace the traditional cartridge and then run over to HD DVD with its Blu-Ray (with a high cost in sales of its Playstation 3 , that is).
Now, with U Wii leading the next generation of consoles, the company seeks to imagine the future for your next workhorse, it’s worth imagining not expected to be called “ Playstation 4 ” but opt for a name just as you did with your laptop, PSVita.
can imagine where the shots go if we take into account latest acquisition: Gaikai, the game service platform in the cloud. It is crazy to say then that Sony will opt for a strategy which includes not only video games on their consoles but on other machines of its manufacture, finishing and consolidating a market that has been opening the Playstation brand integration with tablets, Android phones and even televisions.
The acquisition was publicly announcing today will purchase an estimated 380 million dollars. This calls into question whether the successor to the PS3 (known as Orbis code ) could do without disk as the rumors suggest the offspring of XBOX . Missing it means to see what Sony is (high) the purchase of insurance that we will not see the full benefits well into the next generation of video games.
By the way, and with this acquisition the company is done with major Gaikai partners like Capcom and Electronic Arts, so it is more than certain that we will see other exclusive features in their upcoming products.
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After many rumors, Sony and Panasonic announced their new society for creating high-definition televisions with OLED screen . Both Japanese corporations are going through difficult times (economic losses, layoffs, etc..), And therefore decided to tackle this project together.
Asian firms will ally in the design of large OLED panels and modules for TV. The aim is to develop a suitable technology for mass production, low cost, the first OLED TVs will be available in the market from next year.
Although the agreement Sony and Panasonic includes work to develop technology devices, each company OLEDs manufacture and market under their own brands HDTV . The project looks promising, but also has quite high risk.
But beyond that we can make any speculation, it is best to wait until 2013 to see how teams perform in the market . This will be the second attempt by Sony in the OLED TV market after the failed experience between 2007 and 2010.
Earlier this year it was rumored that the company headed by Kazuo Hirai leave OLED panel production to make way for Crystal LED technology, but the information was denied at the Consumer Electronics Show.
More and more applications unrelated to games coming to PS Vita. Sony’s portable console already has apps for some of the most popular web services of the moment (like Facebook and Skype) and soon will add a new member to the catalog: YouTube .
The news was announced by the Japanese corporation through a brief post on the PlayStation Blog. The implementation of the popular video site available for free on PS Store Vita late June , even though it has not provided a specific date.
This is a fragment released by Sony:
dir=”ltr”> With the YouTube application on PS Vita able to watch millions of videos on the spectacular 5-inch OLED screen, from comedy to tips for games or viral trends of the day. The YouTube application feature many of the options that are already familiar; can search videos, choose favorites, comment and manage your personal account from PS Vita.
is well that the Japanese finally have decided to create an app for the popular Google service. Today it is virtually impossible to see a video from the web console as the browser does not support Flash or HTML5 . Surely we have more news on this and other services in E3 2012.
We look at developments on the issue and keep you informed.