Archive for January, 2008

Playstation Store Update

PlayStation Store 1-31-08
Plenty of downloadable content this week for Folklore & Rock Band, and a few demos to keep you entertained.

NORTH AMERICA

Games/Demos:
Conflict: Denied Ops (989 MB)

DLC:

Folklore
- Add-On 5: “Nightmares” $3.99
- Add-On 6: “Visions of the Tower” $3.99
- Add-on Bundle 3: “$5.99 (Includes Add-On 5 & 6)

Rock Band:
- Smashing Pumpkins – “Siva” $1.99
- Coheed and Cambria – “Ten Speed (Of God’s Blood…)” $1.99
- Rush – “Working Man” $1.99

VIDEOS:

Battlefield: BC Haggard’s Blog (free)
Go! Sports Skydiving Trailer (free)
Prince Caspian Trailer (free)
Prom Night Trailer (free)
Across the Universe Trailer
Daddy Day Camp Trailer

PS3 Themes:

PixelJunk Monsters Theme 2 (free)
PixelJunk Monsters Wallpaper (free)

EUROPE

Games/Demos:
-Devil May Cry 4 demo (640Mb) – free
-MX vs ATV Untamed demo (715Mb) – free
-Fade to Black (PS1 game, 339Mb) – £3.49 or 4,99€
-Motorhead (PS1 game, ???Mb) – £3.49 or 4,99€
-Theme Hospital (PS1 game, 186Mb) – £3.49 or 4,99€

DLC:

Trailers:
-PixelJunk Monsters Trailer

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2008: Year of the PS3

2008 Year of the PS3

I think Sony’s PS3 has a lot going for it in 2008. Some great games are coming out this year. Just to name a few:

2 Days to Vegas
Alone In The Dark
Army of Two
Burnout Paradise
Devil May Cry 4
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
Dynasty Warriors 6
Eyedentify
Fallout 3
Final Fantasy XIII & Final Fantasy Versus XIII (if out in 2008)
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Gran Turismo 5
Grand Theft Auto IV
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Sony’s Quaterly Financials

Sony just released their quarterly financial report for calendar Q4 2007, which is fiscal Q3 2007. Below, I refer to this as calendar Q4.

Their game division reports an operating profit of $113 million (operating income – operating expenses). Money spent on hardware isn’t booked as an expense until that hardware is sold.

Hardware Sales in Quarter

(in millions)

Q4, 2007 Q4, 2006
PS2 5.40 6.75
PSP 5.76 4.71
PS3 4.90 1.66

Software Sales in Quarter

(in millions)

Q4, 2007 Q4, 2006
PS2 60.9 78.6
PSP 18.3 21.3
PS3 26.0 5.3

It’s nice to see that Sony’s game division is turning a profit.

UPDATE:
Bad News: PS3 Sales targest for FY’07 (4/1/07 through 3/31/08) are lowered by 1.5 million from the original 11 million target to 9.5 million.

Good News #1: PSP sales targets are increased by 3 million from 10 million to 13 million.

Good News #2: PS3 outsold 360 for the overall fourth quarter of 2007! PS3 sold 4.9 milllion units worldwide, while 360 sold 4.3 million units. Way to go PS3!

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Star Wars: Force Unleashed Interview

Here’s a three-parter interview with LucasArts about their upcoming Star Wars game, Star Wars: Force Unleashed! Unfortunately, only the first two are available in HD.

Star Wars: Force Unleashed – LucasArts Interview: Pt. 1 HD

Star Wars: Force Unleashed – LucasArts Interview: Pt. 2 HD

Preorder Star Wars: Force Unleashed for PS3

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