The move will result in a drastic price cut for the PS 3, as Sony will no longer have to pay import duties.
Unity developers will now be able to bring their games to dedicated systems such as the PS Vita without rewriting their code from scratch.
The console will now come in three models, including one with a 12GB Flash memory drive, another with a 250GB hard disk drive, and a third model with a 500GB hard disk.
Sony slashes forecast on PlayStation Vita
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is one of the best video games of the year. It is the flagship of Sony’s games on the PlayStation 3 this fall and shipped 3.8 million copies on its first day of sales on Nov. 1. We described it as one of the best but also one of the most annoying games yet in the series from Sony’s Naughty Dog studio.
Sony has confirmed that it has cut the price of the PlayStation 3 video game console from $299 to $249.
Sony reported a $199 million loss in the first fiscal quarter ended June 30 because of problems including the Japan earthquake and the hacking of the PlayStation Network.
Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, introduced the Wii U game console at the E3 video game show before a crowd of thousands inside the Nokia Center in Los Angeles. The new console, pictured above, is smaller than an Xbox 360 and larger than a Wii.
Retailers are starting to report increased trade-ins of PlayStation 3 consoles for Microsoft’s Xbox 360s as gamers run out of patience with Sony’s online outage, according to game publication Edge.
Gamers are slow to forgive. Many own a PlayStation 3 today because they were angry at Microsoft for letting them down when the Xbox 360 suffered from a huge number of breakdowns due to a manufacturing flaw that led to overheating.
Microsoft has a golden opportunity to win over some Sony PlayStation 3 users in the wake of the disastrous PlayStation Network outage. We’re conducting our own poll to see if users are so mad that they’re thinking about switching from Sony to Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming service.
Sony said today it has sold more than 50 million PlayStation 3 consoles to date and shipped more than 8 million PlayStation Move motion-sensing controllers.
Sony’s newly launched Killzone 3 video game for the PlayStation 3 promised to be a big step up in first-person shooting sci-fi combat. You can play the game in stereoscopic 3D and use the PlayStation Move motion-sensing controller for more immersive realism. But while those elements make the game experience innovative, they don’t make up for shortcomings elsewhere.
With its new NGP portable entertainment gadget, Sony has stuck to its tried-and-true strategy of packing as much technology as it possibly can into a device.