Archive for August, 2007
Sony exec David Karraker said regarding the 60GB SKU,
“We no longer have any inventory in SCEA warehouses. All inventory has been purchased and shipped to retailers,”
It sounds like there is still plenty of stock for the moment, but the time is drawing near where there are supply issues with the 60GB SKU.
Now, place your bets everyone!
Price Drop: Point of Entry stays below $599
I’m betting on this one. While Sony definitely doesn’t always do what seems to make the most sense to us, I’m still betting they will continue to provide sub-$599 points of entry. Ozymandias bet on a $399 point of entry, which seems a little optimistic, but we shall see.
While Sony has been clear about their intent to return to a single SKU approach, I suspect that may not rule out different bundling options as they are doing with the forthcoming revised PSP launch.
No Price Changes: Point of Entry returns to $599. No cheaper options available.
IGN, Arstechnica, and other sites have assured us that this is what will happen. I don’t think they have any insider information, they just seem to be reporting their speculation as fact and adding a negative spin.
There is a ton of amazing PS3 software coming out this year. I count nine titles that I am dying to purchase at full price. That’s an excellent year for the PS3, however, I have one complaint:
Why is every last title that I really want being released in a tiny four week release window from 10/23 to 11/20? Months like January we got nothing. Months like February through September we get some high quality products, but still not the games that many people such as myself really, really want.
Do all the big studios really think they have to put out all their software right before Christmas?
Or is it due to the newness of the PS3, that this is when the really good stuff is just starting to roll in?
Next year seems like the great releases will be spread out a little better: Burnout, GTA4, MGS4, GT5, RE5, and Killzone2 should all scheduled to be released throughout the calendar year, well before Christmas. Then again, anyone remember this post that I made in November of 2006? Most of the the titles we were expecting to hit at the beginning of 2007 got delayed to the end of 2007.
Here’s a cool video of some UT3 gameplay features. The demo guy isn’t playing against anyone, so it doesn’t give you a feel for combat, but it does show some of the cool features they’re putting into the game. The slow-mo missile through jelly at the end is especially cool.
Well another mystery Tekken 6 character has been revealed and his name is Bob, click the image for a larger view. Here is some info about Bob.
Known as martial arts genius, with his toned body and handsome face he was very popular. However when he was unable to beat opponents who were larger than he was, Bob became determined to engineer his body to increase power and weight while maintaining speed. For this reason, Bob disappears from the fighting world.
A few years later after completing his body engineering… Everyone around him is shocked at his appearance! Although people are not taking Bob seriously anymore, he is confident about his new found strength. To test his new found power he enters The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6.
Well, it should be interesting to see Bob in action, lol. We should see some video of him in action September 15th. Please Sony give us a demo of this game
I just got the following press release from SCEE, and they mention both a downloadable and a BD (Blu-ray Disc) version of GT5 Prologue. I have a feeling that they won’t give the PSN version away for free and charge for the BD version…
Start your engines for Gran Turismo™5 Prologue
New prequel an early taste of Gran Turismo 5 for PLAYSTATION®3 – A taste of Gran Turismo 5 for PLAYSTATION®3 is here at the end of this year – Up to 16-player online racing on PLAYSTATION®Network – a Gran Turismo first! – Over 40 dream cars, High Definition graphics, new physics engine… and a TV channel
The real driving simulator that’s sold 50 million units is back: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and Polyphony Digital are pleased to announce Gran Turismo™5 Prologue, a prequel title showcasing the forthcoming Gran Turismo™5 for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) – available both on Blu-ray disc and as a download from PLAYSTATION®Network (PSN) at the end of this year. Gran Turismo on PlayStation is one of the most successful global gaming franchises of the last ten years – renowned for its realism, quality of design and in-car physics technology – now, with the power of PS3™ behind it, it’s going to be unstoppable.