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  • Dille: Sony to reposition PS3 as "a total entertainment solution"

    Sony’s Peter Dille has said that the company is repositioning PS3 as the “total entertainment solution”. The massive ad campaigns rolling out in September will focus more on the Blu-ray, movie download capabilities, “mums and families,” and less on games. “We have been a game company for years and we would never walk away from […]

  • ASDA drops PS3 80GB price to £249

    ASDA’s confirmed that it’s dropped the price of the 80GB Playstation 3 in the UK down to £249. The supermarket chain is offering the 80GB along with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines on Blu-ray and Terminator Salvation: The Game as well as a choice of either Ghostbusters or inFamous. A ASDA rep told GI […]

  • PAIN releasing on Blu-ray this month

    PAIN will release on Blu-ray for PS3 “on Wednesday 24 June in Europe, 25 June in Australia and New Zealand, and the UK and Ireland on Friday 26 June for €24.99/£19.99.” We know, because it says so on the EU PS Blog. That’s it. Amazing. Buy it. For fun, and shit.

  • Sony had "no other choice" but to include Blu-ray in PS3

    PlayStation mega-chief Kaz Hirai told the Guardian at E3 last week that Blu-ray was the only choice for PS3’s drive. “Purely from a gaming standpoint there was no other choice for us,” he said. “Why? The capacity of the disc. Last year’s Metal Gear Solid 4 was pushing 50GB as it was. If it was […]

  • Watchmen PS3 to release as Blu-ray "game and film hybrid"

    Warner’s officially announced the multi-format disc versions of the Watchmen games, confirming the PS3 version as a “retail Blu-Ray Hi-Def game and film hybrid”. It’s out in July alongside the film’s director’s cut. Both parts of the game will also release for 360 on DVD. Full press release through the link.

  • FFVII: Advent Children Complete dated for US

    Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete will release in the US on June 2, priced $38.96, Kotaku reports. Unlike the Japanese release, however, there won’t be a FFXIII demo included. For shame. Still no confirmation on a European date.

  • Ghostbusters Blu-ray to include making-of game featurette

    Sony is to include a making-of featurette of Ghostbusters: The Video Game in the Blu-ray edition of the movie, due to land in stores June 16. Not surprising, since the game and the 25th Anniversary Edition of the movie are slated for release on the same day. Should at least give you something extra to […]

  • PS3 hardware boss: "Blu-ray is really gaining a lot of traction for us"

    SCEA hardware marketing boss John Koller has said that Blu-ray, and the public’s perception of the value it brings to PS3, will be a driving factor in increased sales for the machine this year. “We are looking at a general move by the consumer to understanding the complete value of the PS3, inclusive of Blu-ray […]

  • FFVII Advent Children is still "TBC" for Europe, says Square

    Square Enix told VG247 this morning that any European release for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete is “TBC”. The Blu-ray movie – with its sneak preview of Final Fantasy XIII – has now been confirmed for a June launch in the US. It hits Japan, with a playable demo of FFXIII, on April 16.

  • FF: Advent Children gets US release date

    We saw this at the weekend, but it seemed a bit sketchy so we didn’t do it. Everyone else seems to think it’s real, though, so what the hey. has apparently confirmed Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete for a US release on June 7. Here’s what you’ll get: “Legacy of FINAL FANTASY VII” […]

  • Sony: PS3 will always have Blu-ray

    Janco’s Mike Hickey’s prediction that a Blu-ray-less PS3 may be in the works suffered something of a blow today when Sony, unsurprisingly, said that there isn’t. “That would pretty much destroy the PS3’s backbone,” Sony marketing manager Kim Nguyen told SAI. “Our games were built on Blu-ray. Quote that: Blu-ray will always be part of […]

  • Watch full trailer for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

    Gamespot has it. Movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete is out in March, and comes with a demo for Final Fantasy XIII. A bundle featuring a “Cloud Black” Limited Edition PS3 will also hit stores. It’s only in Japan, kids. Bummer.

  • Blu-ray disc sales to crest 100 million this year

    More than 100 million Blu-ray discs will be sold across the US, Western Europe and Japan this year, research group Futuresource Consulting said today. The group’s predicted HD TVs and reductions in Blu-ray player prices will spike interest in the format despite the global recession. “In the USA, Blu-ray has moved from early adopter phase […]

  • Sony shrugs off mediocre January NPD figures

    Peter Dille, Sony’s SVP of marketing, has finally commented on the less-than-stellar NPD numbers reported for PlayStation consoles for January. Well, sort of. “The PlayStation brand experienced a record year in sales in 2008 and we have every reason to believe our blockbuster line up combined with PS3’s position as the best Blu-ray player and […]

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