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Add color to your Slim PS3 console

Is your new Slim PS3 looking a little dull? Maybe you miss the shine of the original PS3?

Well despair no more, US company colorware have released a very bright and cheerful range of Slim PS3 consoles, just check out the photo below. Their durable painting process covers not only the casing but also the DualShock controller.

Colorware Painted Slim PS3

Colorware Painted Slim PS3

The cost is a rather reansonable £149, or you can buy the whole Slim PS3 package from them for $449. Go on, brighten up your PS3 gaming.

Posted on September 22nd, 2009 by admin  |  No Comments »

Uncharted 2 released in Europe 16 October

Sony has confirmed the European release date of the hotly anticipated Uncharted 2: Among Thieves as 16 October, just one day after the US release.

This should please fans as the title was originally scheduled for a 23 October release after the date was leaked on Twitter by the developers (Naughty Dog) co-president, Christophe Balestra.

There’s no word on whether Europe will get the rumoured Uncharted 2 Slim PS3 bundle, but we’d possibly expect an announcement by Sony at this weeks Tokyo Game Show. We’ll let you know as soon as something more definite becomes available.

Posted on September 22nd, 2009 by admin  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 sales drop after launch week

PlayStation 3 sales figures in Japan have dropped from the huge 151,000 we saw in the first week the SLim PS3 was launched back down to a more regular 55,344 consoles. Despite the drop those figures still keep the PS3 ahead of its main rivals the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.

Here are the full figures courtesy of Media Create

  • PlayStation 3 – 55,344
  • Wii – 17,568
  • Xbox 360 – 7,568
  • PlayStation 2 – 2,612

Posted on September 19th, 2009 by admin  |  No Comments »

Great new Slim PS3 exclusives coming the year

The already impressive Slim PS3 sales since launch will inevitably slow in the next few weeks, although with the holiday season fast approaching it looks as though sales won’t slow down for long. Coming to help push Slim PS3 sales are a raft of Sony-exclusive titles, all scheduled for release before the end of the year. If you want to play these then you need a PlayStation console. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s coming:

Gran Turismo 5
The long awaited diving sim will surely be the hottest game yet on the PS3 when it finally arrives, hopefully later this year. Expect special bundle packs including the console and game so if you’re waiting to but a Slim PS3 then you might be best waiting for this one to arrive.

God of War: Collection
PS2 favourites will be released on the Playstation 3 this autumn and with enhancements such as 720p resolution, 60 frames per second support and trophy implementation there will be something to add to the experience if you’ve already played the games on the previous generation consoles.

Demon’s Souls
This already released in Japan role player promises to provide a deep and enthralling world filled with some seriously scary creatures. With a relative lack of RP games on the PlayStation platform we’d expect this to be a big seller.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Although it is based on the Xbox 360 title Ninja Gaiden II the PS3 version promises to contain plenty of exclusive content such as new bosses, game play alterations and all-new playable characters. You can also expect improved graphics and a two player online gaming option.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

As a successor to the popular Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune this exclusive should be  worthwhile improvement to the original. As well as improved graphics players can expect various online modes to be introduced.

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Another addition to the popular Ratchet & Clank series should always be a big seller. With this release expect far features more varied game play including some exciting new space exploring segments. Another great Slim PS3 exclusive to look forward to.

Posted on September 13th, 2009 by admin  |  No Comments »

Gran Turismo 5 out 25 September in UK?

PlayStation website PSBeyond is claiming that the long awaited Gran Turismo 5 will be released in the UK on 25 September. They say that the source of the date has come direct from a Sony official. Although the date conveniently coincides with the Tokyo Games Show 2009 it seems a little too close for us, although as we have seen with the Slim PS3 Sony are quite able to release something pretty soon after an announcement.

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Posted on September 8th, 2009 by admin  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 vs Xbox 360 sales figures

Since the PS3 Slim started appearing in the retail chain around 25 August, sales of the revised console have rocketed by a huge 104% to 75,931 units sold that week, up from 37,167 consoles the week prior to the new model being released. This doesn’t tell the whole story however as the Slim PS3 wasn’t fully available until the week after these figures were collected meaning that the next set of figures will probably see an even larger jump in sales.

During the same period the Xbox 360 also saw a sales increase of 32% where it sold 74,689 units compared to 56,448 the previous week. An impressive total considering that it only had a price cut to boost sales rather than a new console.

Devoid of either a new console or a price cut Nintendo suffered a 4% drop in the same period, although it still shifted 74,245 units. Perhaps the most remarkable statistic from these figures for us is how close in sales all of the consoles are, with less than 2,000 units covering the best to worst performers.

Posted on September 5th, 2009 by admin  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 already in stores

Sony’s new Slim PS3 console in already in the shops! Online retailers Amazon.com and GameStop are already showing them as in stock whilst some high street stores including Best Buy are reported to already have them on the shelves.

It remains to be seen what the level of demand will be like for the console and just how many units Sony have managed to get out into the retail chain.

Posted on August 27th, 2009 by admin  |  No Comments »

Gamestop suggesting early delivery for Slim PS3

Retailer GameStop is allowing customers to pre-order the new Slim PS3 online and in its stores whilst giving an indicated shipping date of 25 August. This is obviously several days before the consoles actual release date of 1 September so anyone ordering now could well receive their new slimmed down PS3 a good few days prior to availability on the high street.

Posted on August 21st, 2009 by admin  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 dates and prices confirmed

Following the unveiling of the Slim PS3 at Gamescon in Cologne, Germany yesterday, we can now confirm the release date and final prices.

The new PS3 will hit the shelves on 1 September and will cost £249.99 in the UK or $299.00 in the US. The Euro price will be 299.00.

Starting today the existing PS3 80GB will get an official £50 price cut to £249.99. We believe this will be to just clear existing stocks, which according to earlier reports are already pretty low by now. Once sold out the new PS3 Slim will go it alone.

Sony claims that the new slimmed-down model has been totally re-engineered. The processor is now a 45nm version of the Cell processor that, whilst still running at the same speed as the older 60nm version, uses less power and generates less heat. The power supply and cooling system have also been re-designed allowing engineers to produce a machine that is around thirty-three percent smaller, uses two-thirds the power and is thirty-six percent lighter than the original PS3.

These revisions have allowed Sony to reduce the fan noise of the console which will hopefully help with the often intrusive fan noise experienced during Blu-ray movie viewing.

Posted on August 19th, 2009 by admin  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 unboxed

Engadget have gbeen the first with the Slim PS3 unboxing ceremony thanks to Sony themselves turning up with one at their door this morning! To us it look a little ‘unremarkable’ next to the original ‘phat’ PS3 but it certainly is a lot slinkier. A few pictures below, all thanks to Engadget:

Posted on August 19th, 2009 by admin  |  No Comments »