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PlayStation 3 turns five in Japan today

PlayStation 3 is five today in Japan, where it released on November 11, 2006. The system will turn five in North American on November 17, and it will celebrate its birthday in Europe on March 23, 2012. Now, go have some cake to celebrate. Thanks, Gematsu. [pic]

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Birthday headlines

  • Xbox 360 celebrates fifth birthday

    Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has turned five years old. The bunting’s over there.

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  • Sims is 10 years old today

    The Sims celebrates is tenth birthday today, having sold more then 125 million games.

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  • PSone is 15 years old today

    PSone celebrates its fifteenth birthday today, as detailed by this splendid SCEJ page. The machine launches on December 3, 1994 in Japan, and went on to sell over 125 million units. It took almost a year to get out of Japan, launching in the US on September 9, 2005 and Europe on September 29 in […]

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  • LBP celebrates first birthday, gets free suits

    Media Molecule’s giving away a special birthday cake Sackboy in this week’s PSN update to celebrate the game turning one. Better still, the developer’s re-releasing the fabled spacesuit for one week only. Nothing can ever be better than this. Get more from the game’s blog. Thanks, Syrok.

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  • European Dreamcast is 10 today

    Dreamcast launched in Europe ten years ago today. The fated Sega machine released over here on October 14, 1999. We don’t need to tell you what happened. It’s enough to remember the European machine had a blue swirl over the American console’s orange. It’s enough to remember the first time you saw Soul Calibur running. […]

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  • US PS Blog celebrates second birthday

    The US PS Blog is two today, as you can see here. The Blog has become a cornerstone of Sony’s “core” PR effort, as, no doubt, will the EU PS Blog, launched by SCEE last month. Congrats, chaps. Don’t get hammered and wake up with missing organs.

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  • EVE turns six, hits 300,000 subs

    EVE Online turned six years old today, with CCP announcing a 300,000 subscriber milestone in celebration. The single-shard sci-fi MMO started 2009 with 244,000 players, the number rising 22 percent in five months. Press release after the break.

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  • Game Boy is 20 this month

    It’s true. The original Game Boy launched on April 21, 1989, meaning you – yes, you – are officially old. The 8-bit Game Boy family dominated portable gaming from launch until its 32-bit successor, GBA, came along in 2001. The system was discontinued in 2003, giving it a 14-year lifespan. It sold 60 million units. […]

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  • PS2 enters tenth year of life

    PlayStation 2 was nine years old yesterday as noticed by the eagle eyes of Kotaku. The machine launches on March 4, 2000, the Japanese release being followed in October and November of the same year in the US and Europe respectively. PlayStation 2 has now sold more than 140 million units worldwide, making it easily […]

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  • Xbox 360 celebrates third birthday

    Xbox 360 was three years old on Saturday morning. The machine released in Canada and the US on November 22, 2005. That means your warranty’s run out, American people with launch machines, so you’ll probably have to spend your holiday praying your world doesn’t turn red on Christmas morning. The console launched in Europe on […]

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  • Blizzard celebrates WoW's fourth birthday with small bears

    According to this Kotaku report, Blizzard’s given all WoW players a baby bear to celebrate the game’s fourth birthday, which is today. To get the treat, log out then log back in again. There you go: a little bear. Enjoy.

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  • Make PS3 birthday LBP level, win Sackboy crown

    Seeing as PS3′s now two years old in the US, Sony’s launched a LittleBigPlanet competition to celebrate the fact, offering a virtual crown download for whoever can come up with the best anniversary level. This is what you’ve got to do: 1. Create an original LittleBigPlanet level celebrating the PLAYSTATION 3 second anniversary. 2. You […]

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  • Miyamoto celebrates 56th birthday

    According to this GoNintendo report, Shigeru Miyamoto was 56 yesterday. The Nintendo dev legend was born in 1952, and probably spent the day in his special mushroom house, or something. Mr Nintendo – we salute you.

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  • Sonic celebrates 17th birthday

    According to SegaNerds, Sonic the Hedgehog was 17 years old yesterday. Apparently, Sonic the Hedgehog was released in North America and Europe on June 23, 1991, with Japanese gamers having to wait until late July for the game. We have no idea if this is true or not, but we’re prepared to believe. Happy birthday, […]

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  • Capcom celebrates 25th birthday

    Capcom has made some Street Fighter jelly with Resident Evil ice-cream to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary today. For those who aren’t into simple arithmetic, that means the company started June 11, 1983. Congrats Capcom, from all of us at VG247. Join in the celebrations here. By Mike Bowden

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  • City of Heroes celebrates fourth birthday

    NCsoft’s City of Heroes is now four years old, and lead designer Matt Miller is having a hard time coming to terms with he MMO’s longevity. “I am pleased beyond all belief that this game continues to prosper four years into its life,” he said in a statement. “Our community is stronger than ever, the […]

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  • Koei celebrates 30th birthday, announces new game

    Koei turns 30 this year, says IGN, and to celebrate it’s announced a new game for the DS: Kunitori Tounou Battle Nobunaga no Yabou. It’s releasing in June. Apparently, “this new entry in the Nobunaga’s Ambition series is a departure from its predecessors. It’s set up as a board game where players use the stylus […]

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