The Sony PSP Go is being reported to have completed its production and shipment in Japan, seemingly foreshadowing a worldwide discontinuation of sales. The words from Impress Watch, which gives an official statement from Sony Computer Entertainment that promises support, firmware updates, and repairs for the PSP Go, but no further stock for the device. Sony said it will focus on shifting as many units of that classic device as possible until the NGP strides in and revolutionizes everything.
Nintendo Wiis prices came in sites like Toys R Us and best buy; both of them already have the motion controlled console on sale for $170 today. This doesnt seems to be a permanent price cut, hence it is noted as Limited Time Offer!, but we should not be surprised if other retailers follow the suit in order. With the rumors around like deeper price cuts and possibly new backward compatibility HD machine, every Wii is expected to sell at $170 today.
The PlayStation 3, that venerable old powerhouse of console gaming, has surpassed 50 million units shipped around the globe, while the PS Move Controller introduced late last year has also kept pace and rounded its own milestone with eight million units shipped. Sony reports that the sales to retailers not end users. So they are not directly comparable with retail sales of the competition.
After Nintendo slyly told that the 3DS set a day one US sales record for its handheld division, it has now been forthright and actually disclosed some actually disclosed some cold hard numbers. 400,000 3DS units were sold in a month of March, says Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils Aime. It was still enough time for it to threaten the DS overall March tally of 460,000 and extrapolated over a full 30 days would total a whopping 2.4 million transactions.
The screenshots shows the Hulu Plus in action on the console, and a shot of Kinect Hub with Hulu and Netflix apps included. The Hulu and Avatar Kinect apps are fully functional, with good tracking of their movements similar to existing uses for the peripheral. The folks at Omni tech news also released a video on the Hulu Plus.
Today, multiple sources has reported that Nintendo will reveal a new console of E3 event this June. This new console will be capable of running games at HD resolutions. According to Game Informer, who first reported the news, this new console will be more powerful than PS3 and Xbox 360 and is capable of running games at 1080p resolutions.
It seems Portal 2 will be made available on Steam, several days before the official release date. According to Kotaku, It was also rumored that, Portal 2 is already available for pre-loading, which is usually restricted until around 48 hours before a game's release.
The Nintendo Wii will cost $150 from May 15th, but we are waiting for the official announcement. The timing would make some sense, Nintendos profits have tanked for a while due flagging hardware sales, and just a month Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils Aime hinted that the Wiis price might be potential variable to change that in an interview with Gamasutra. Still, we are not fully convinced that Nintendo would announce a price cut then, we can confirm it on the Electronics Entertainment Expo in June, and not the company to let this sort of announcement leak out, but if you find a shiny new copy of Mario Kart Wii in a $150 console bundle this time next month, we will be happy that we told the price already.
The China Consumer Electronics Fair inspires tired cliches about mating gadgets. It took a wild night between Windows 7 tablet and a portable gaming console to spawn Era Think EraPalm. The handheld runs on Windows 7 and has a 5-inch touchscreen with 800*480 resolution that slides out full QWERTY keyboard- all of which is reminiscent of OQO model o2, except for the gaming controls flanking the display. It got netbook line specifications including Atom Z Processor, 3G connectivity, and Ethernet, HDMI, VGA and USB ports. Its got a GPS and 1080p video support.
The Dells leaky website got today the full user and factory service manuals for Alienwares M14x, confirming a number of juicy rumours. There is no mention of a Full HD and 1080p LCD screen for the 14-inch visitor from another planet, but there will apparently be both 1366*768 and 1600*900 option on tab, both driven by NVIDIAs GeForce GT555M switchable Optimus graphics with up to 3GB of dedicated memory. You will also find Intels latest Core i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge CPUs and up to 8GB of RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, SATA 6GBps and optional 3G/4G connectivity, optional wireless HD, a 2MP webcam, and even a 8-cell 63Whr battery to make portable gaming possible.
Sony has just slashed its price of the PSP3000 model by 15 percent there by bringing the price down from Rs.9450 to Rs.7990. The official announcement came from Atindriya Bose, country manager for Sony Computers Entertainment Europe, during an Interview with Financial Chronicle. Along with the price slash, the Sony will also release three India centric games like Cart Kings, Battle Royal and Chandragupta Warriors. Trine Entertainment, Gameshastra and Immersive Games will publish all three games.
The official announcement today is PSP will get a taste of Sonys Music Unlimited streaming services starting on April 14th. The service is titled as Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity by Sony requires a PlayStation Network ID to access all that digital audio. Sony promises a synchronized music experience across your PSP, PS3, PC and other network enabled Sony devices like Bravia TVs and Blue-ray Players: a claim backed by cloud based catalog of some 7 million tracks supported by music sync functionality that will organize your Music Unlimited library. Check the video overview of the service while you ponder the $3.99 basic and $9.99 for premium accounts.