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Slim PS3 news: Bundles of fun

Start your PS3, PS Vita or PSP adventure with a great value hardware and software pack from PlayStation.

New to PlayStation? One of the best ways to join in the fun is to pick up a value for money hardware bundle online or from your local retailer. Typically these contain a PlayStation console and a quality game which has received critical acclaim, so you’ve got everything you need to get started in one handy box.

Wonderbook: Book of Spells and PS3 12GB


Bundle includes:

PlayStation Move motion controller

Wonderbook peripheral

PlayStation Eye camera

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and PS3 12GB

Bundle includes:

PlayStation Move motion controller

PlayStation Eye camera

FIFA 13 and PS Vita Wi-Fi model

Gran Turismo 5 and PS3 320GB

More great value

The world of PlayStation offers something for everyone, and always at great value:

Sign up to PlayStation Network to enjoy free* online gaming, surf the web and chat to friends and family around the world.

Head to PlayStation Store for regularly updated special offers on games, additional game content and the minis range of bite-sized titles.

Check out the Platinum range on PS3 and PSP for best-selling titles at a great price.

Try out the PSP Essentials range for great PSP games at pocket money prices.

So what are you waiting for? View a small selection** of PlayStation bundles at, and then head online or to your local retailer to take one home and start enjoying yourself the PlayStation way.


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** Please note that not all bundles are available in all countries. is updated regularly each day with the latest Free Slim PS3 news.

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 140

Stop the End of Days, grab a must-have bargain and blast onwards, backwards, with PlayStation this weekend.

Death lives in Darksiders II

To save his brother, War, from oblivion, the second of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse rides forth in Darksiders II on PlayStation 3. As the mighty Death himself, you must prevent the cataclysmic End of Days from occurring and rescue War – not to mention all of creation itself.

Journey through spectacular light and dark realms, crack ancient conundrums and battle enemies straight from hell when you pick up a copy this weekend.

Sunshine deals on PlayStation Store

The PlayStation Store Summer Sale is in full flow, with even more bargains up for grabs as the event enters its fourth week. Whether you’re after full PS3, PlayStation Vita or PSP games, or game add-ons to enhance your favourite titles, you’ll find them at great prices.

Fill the gaps in your game collection. Check out the PlayStation Store Summer Sale today.

Hit reverse gear in Retro/Grade

Rocket through a classic shoot ‘em up… in reverse. Retro/Grade sees you navigating deadly hordes of enemy ships backwards on PS3, dodging their un-fire and controlling the flow of time with your Retro/Rocket. Ten dazzling worlds complete with challenging boss fights and pumping music make this one of the most distinctive shooters on PlayStation Store.

What’s more, PlayStation Plus members can download it at no extra cost. Get it from PlayStation Store right now.

GT Academy 2012 winner revealed

As seven gruelling days of intense challenges on and off the track draw to a close this weekend, we’re about to discover the winner of the GT Academy 2012 Race Camp. Competitors gathered at the UK’s Silverstone Circuit to make the switch from Gran Turismo 5 to real-life racing, in cars such as the Nissan GT-R, with the winning driver going on to the Driver Development Programme in preparation for the Dubai 24 Hour race in January 2013.

Follow the action from Silverstone on, and Europe.

New to download

There’s a double dose of demo action available from PlayStation Store. Ice hockey extravaganza EA SPORTS NHL 13 features True Performance Skating, which adds a new dimension of realism to players’ actions on the ice, along with NHL Moments Live, which lets you relive and replay the most exciting developments in the NHL.

Madden NFL 13, meanwhile, is the latest in the long-running American football simulation. This year’s edition features the revolutionary Connected Careers mode, which lets you rise through the ranks from college hopeful to NFL legend.

Download the demos for both of these powerhouse US sports games to your PS3 from PlayStation Store.

More for your game

Take a second pair of eyes into the dusty combat scenarios of Spec Ops: The Line by downloading the Co-op Challenge Mode, in which you’ll be able to partner up and play through a series of brutal challenges. Just as challenging is the Notice Board Quests – The Chosen game add-on for Dragon’s Dogma, which adds eight rewarding new jobs to pinboards across the land.

Welcome the unhinged and unloved to your Saints Row: The Third experience by downloading the Planet Saints Pack, which includes the Z Style, Witches and Wieners, Steelport Gangs and Horror Packs.

Slip on your wellies and slosh through the Autumn Seasonal Creator Kit for LittleBigPlanet 2. Add a mellow flavour to your creations with 25 original stickers, five fresh decorations and three new objects.

Head to PlayStation Store to download all this content to your PS3 over the weekend.

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Posted on August 27th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Spectacular new cars and tracks join the GT5 line-up

Race to PlayStation Store to get your hands on new content for the Real Driving Simulator on PS3.

Your Gran Turismo 5 experience on PlayStation 3 is about to get even better, as exciting new tracks and a brand new vehicle arrive for you to download from PlayStation Store.

The Twin Ring Motegi track in Japan is the latest real-world circuit to join those recreated in fantastic detail for GT5. Both tracks are available in four different layouts and can be purchased and downloaded from PlayStation Store.

The add-on pack contains the 2.4km oval Superspeedway and the 4.8km road course, along with the West and East tracks that are formed by separating the first half and the latter half of the road course, letting you enjoy the four different technical layouts of the Motegi track.

The new Scion FR-S ’12 car has also been made available for GT5 and can be downloaded at no extra cost from PlayStation Store. This stunning sports car features a design that delivers pure driving pleasure.

Head to PlayStation Store now to download fantastic new content for Gran Turismo 5 on PS3. is updated regularly per day with the very latest Free PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on July 6th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Gran Turismo 5: Punishing The Online Gamer

Since the release of Gran Turismo 5 over a million people have gone online to play with their friends. Sadly it wasnt as simple as it sounds, some people werent able to find their friends and others were being plagued by connection issues and all of them were being secretly punished for playing the game online. is updated regularly every day with the very latest Slim PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on November 29th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Gran Turismo 5 sparkles in amazing 3D

Latest news:

It’s all systems go for the Real Driving Simulator and if you can get your hands on a 3D BRAVIA TV you’re in for a real treat.

Bagged yourself a copy of Gran Turismo 5 on PlayStation 3 yet? Then no doubt you’re marvelling at its stunning graphics, acclaimed by many as some of the most impressive ever seen in a videogame.

But you could just be scratching the surface: Gran Turismo 5 is one of the first of a new generation of games to support stereoscopic 3D visuals, putting you right at the heart of the action.

When it comes to 3D home entertainment, the game really is just the start. As well as your copy of Gran Turismo 5 and your PlayStation 3 with the latest system software installed, to enjoy the ultimate 3D racing experience, you’ll need a 3D TV that supports stereoscopic 3D display.

Sony has long been at the forefront of 3D technology development and its award-winning BRAVIA range includes a number of 3D High Definition TVs that will take your breath away.

You’ll need a pair of active shutter 3D glasses and a high speed HDMI cable, and to really make your 3D home entertainment set-up complete, you might want to add a 5.1ch Speaker Surround Sound System.

If you’ve got all that, you’re good to go! So strap yourself into that chair and get ready for a race that will change your life. Once you’ve played Gran Turismo 5 in 3D, there’s no going back.

Visit to find out more about Gran Turismo 5. For information on stereoscopic 3D and to discover more great 3D compatible games, visit is updated regularly each day with the very latest Free PS3 news.

Posted on November 25th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

news: New Gran Turismo 5 Final Official Release Date Revealed: November 24th, 2010

The latest news:
Finally! It looks like we have a solid release date for Gran Turismo 5.

Yes, I know, you’ve heard this before… but this is the first time the key word “final” has been tossed around with it. So, the official word is that we have a “final” North American release date for “Gran Turismo 5,” and it’s November 24th. While it’s true that most PlayStation games drop on Tuesdays, this is a special case for a special game.

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Posted on November 17th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

news: Gran Turismo 5 Release Date Cancelled!!!

Yes, it’s official. Grab your white out, “Gran Turismo 5″ shan’t be coming out on November 2nd.

I know, I know, we’re all upset about this one. But relax, it’s not like we’ve been waiting since launch for a real Gran Turismo game… wait, “Gran Turismo HD” oh noes, we have been waiting since launch!

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Posted on October 23rd, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

news: PS3 goes Titanium Blue for Gran Turismo 5 bundle

Sony’s announced a Japanese release date for Gran Turismo 5 of November 3 – along with a special ‘Racing Pack’ bundle, which comes with a blue PS3.

The Racing Pack contains a 160 gigabyte PS3 and a copy of the game and a Dual Shock 3 controller.

Everything’s a cool “Titanium Blue,” apparently designed in the image of a muffler (ha…muffler).

The announcement seems very Japan focused with a price of 35,980 (about £271) attached to the bundle, so no word as yet on whether we’ll be seeing blue PS3 consoles over here.

The EU release date for GT5 was also announced as November 3 yesterday at the Sony conference at GamesCom.

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Posted on August 25th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PlayStation news: FirstPlay Episode 19

Medal Of Honiour, GT5, F1 2010, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, COD: Black Ops

FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First.

Episode 19 goes live on the Store this Wednesday, and in it we’ll be bringing you HD video footage of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. And if you like the look of the game, celebrate by installing the free theme in this week’s downloads section.

Elsewhere we take a look at the new Medal Of Honor’s multiplayer mode and check out some of the hottest games heading to PS3 in 2011, including Bulletstorm, inFamous 2 and Dead Space 2. We also rate Red Dead Redemption online, plus round-up the best new VDS movies and Store content.  

Over in the screenshot galleries you’ll find the latest hi-res images of F1 2010, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and the mighty Call Of Duty: Black Ops. We also compare Gran Turismo 5’s graphics with the real world. The real world loses.

Episode 19 of FirstPlay costs 99p to download from the PlayStation Store, or you can get episodes for just 75p by taking out a 90-day subscription at £8.99.

We’d also like to remind you that you can stay in touch with all things FirstPlay by following us on Twitter and on our Facebook page. We also have a YouTube channel up and running.

The FirstPlay team would love to hear from the PS3 community so if you’ve got anything to share, from videos and grabs to suggestions for content feel free to get in touch.

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Posted on August 11th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

news: PS3 Outsells the 360 in the Past Year

After releasing a year after its competition, launching at $599 for the ideal SKU, and starting off with delays and shortages, there were points where analysts and gamers alike were questioning any success of the PlayStation 3 at all. Looking back and coming back to present day, it is difficult to comprehend where the PS3 has came just three years after the risky release. Now, looking towards the future, evidence from this past year show signs of Sony’s flagship home entertainment console coming out on top of the immediate competition.
Glancing at the sales numbers of the past 12 months of the PS3, it is clear the the tides have turned in Sony’s favor. Despite price drops, new SKU’s, and announcements from Microsoft, statistical analysis shows that the PS3 sold 14.3 million units in the past year compared to the 360’s 10.3 million, about a 28% higher sales. Adding in these numbers to the lifetime sales of both platforms, the PS3 now lags 3.6 million units behind the 360.

Also interesting to note is that the year before this past year, the PlayStation 3 had been outsold by 1.5  million units. As illustrated by the numbers, the year-to-year sales gaps are now closing and if the trend continues, the PS3 could very well overtake Xbox 360 sales in 2011. Will this happen? With the PlayStation Move and Gran Turismo 5 looking to be the biggest system-sellers of the year, it is indeed a possibility. Tell us your take in the comments below. is updated frequently per day with the latest Free Slim PS3 news.

Posted on August 5th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »