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Japan’s Top 100 Sellers Revealed

Posted in Gaming Rant, Japan, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP, Sony, Wii, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2009 by Stephen

Konami’s long-awaited Metal Gear 4 title had amassed sales of 686,254 last year; 476,334 in its first week alone. The game is cited as the PS3’s top seller as part of a wider list of the 100 top-selling games of last year.

Sadly to fans and perhaps a sign of how the industry has changed, Metal Gear Solid 4 ranks in at eleventh. Ahead of it are nine games for Nintendo consoles, with Wii Sports (non bundled in Japan) sitting in tenth, Animal Crossing City Folk in eighth, Rhythm Tengoku Gold in six, and Mario Kart Wii in fourth.

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PSP 5.03 Update released

Posted in News, PSP, Sony with tags , , on January 20, 2009 by Stephen

“Hi, everyone, I wanted to give you a quick heads up that a new PSP firmware update, v5.03, will be released soon. This is a small update that improves system software stability during use of some features”.

With a veil of secrecy in details, Sony just released their latest update 5.03 for PSP. Not much details were given besides improving system software and god knows what else.

Sony: PS3 higher price outweighed by value

Posted in Microsoft, Nintendo, PS3, Sony, Wii, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , on January 17, 2009 by richinjapan

Shortly before CES, Sony sent out a press release breaking down the cost and features of the current gen consoles. Sony make the claim that the 360’s cheaper price-point is nullified by its lack of included features; by the time you’ve made your 360 comparable to the PS3, you’ll actually end up spending MORE than you would have on a PS3.

The price/feature break-down, illustrated by the above chart, points out the in addition to the 360 Arcade’s $199 initial price, you would spend another $250 adding wi-fi, a hard disk, and a year of online play. That’s a final total of $450 — and that’s $50 more than the 80GB PS3. And if that weren’t enough, that doesn’t even include the renewal fees for Live over the years, or the 360’s lack of Blu-ray player and HDMI output in the earlier versions of their console.
It may seem like a direct dig at the Microsoft camp, but you can hardly blame Sony — they get raked over their higher price-point, and you can imagine their frustration if this is how they think of value. Personally I’ve made similar arguments myself, even down to niggling points about how you have to pay even more money for a charger pack for the 360.
They probably couldn’t turn this into a full-force media blitz, but the boys over at PS3 Fanboy make a good point — Sony could probably make a big splash if they posted this chart in video game stores. What do you guys think?

Sony Tiger Uppercut Microsoft in Street Fighter

Posted in News, PS3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on January 13, 2009 by Stephen

This year at CGS, Professor PlayStation’s team of PS3 Pirates delivered a crushing blow to Major Nelson’s Xbox ninjas in a no hold barred, take no prisoner match of Street Fighter.

Joe C, representing Team Playstation, delivered the final uppercut with Sagat to Major Nelson’s representative, Josh who was fighting for the green army using E. Honda.

After a gruesome tournament pitting 64 fighters, Joe C. was not awarded with a shiny new copy of Street Fighter 4, neither with special artwork or merchandise from Capcom, even less a date with Kristin Kreuk.

Instead, Joe C. was awarded a limited edition Star Wars Battlefront PSP bundle….