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Xbox 360 Elite Japan Launch in October

Posted in Microsoft,News,Xbox 360 Elite by Darrin Olson on July 5th, 2007

Xbox 360 Elite launching in Japan in OctoberMicrosoft announced today the planned launch of the upgraded Xbox 360 Elite in Japan on October 11th. This launch will be an attempt to drive more attention to the game console whose sales have been lagging in Japan behind rivals Sony and Nintendo. Microsoft unveiled the 360 Elite version at the end of March with upgrades including a larger hard drive, a wireless controller, HDMI and an Xbox Live Gold membership.

Wii Family Play From EA Makes it Easier

Posted in News,Nintendo,Wii by Darrin Olson on July 5th, 2007

Family Play games coming to the Wii to make gaming with controllers simplerEA Sports realizes that although the motion-sensitive controllers for the Wii may well be the key part of the game consoles success, running both of them in some games can be complicated for some and turn them off of certain games, not to mention dangerous.

Due to this, the versions of Madden NFL 08, NBA Live 08 and FIFA 08 for the Wii will have both and Advanced and a Family mode of play. The Family mode makes use of only the Wii remote …

Manhunt Sequel Called Off

Posted in Games,News by Chetz on June 25th, 2007

Manhunt 2 release postponedFacing an ever-worsening situation, the company behind the controversial video game “Manhunt 2” has decided to postpone the release of their title. Take Two Interactive Software had made plans to release the game on July 10 for the Nintendo Wii and Sony’s PlayStation 2 and PSP.

After the British Board of Film Classification had banned sales of the game from U.K. shops, America’s Entertainment Software Ratings Board issued an Adults Only (AO) rating for the game, severely limiting Take Two’s customer base (WalMart won’t carry any AO rated games.) Government representatives in Australia …

Nintendo Wii outselling PS3 by 5 to 1 in Japan

Posted in Nintendo,Wii by Chris Weber on June 6th, 2007

Nintendo Wii outselling the Sony PS3 game console in Japan by a ratio of 5 to 1Not only has the Nintendo Wii been consistently leading sales for the current generation game consoles in the U.S., Reuters is reporting that the Wii outsold its rival Sony PS3 in console units by a whopping ratio of 5 to 1 in Japan last month.

In May Nintendo reportedly sold 251,794 Wii game consoles compared to 45,321 PS3′s from Sony. The trend appears to be a growing one as well, as the ratio was 4 to 1 in favor …

Wii Crystal Cooler Looks and Acts Cool

Posted in Coolers,Wii by Chris Weber on May 16th, 2007

Wii Crystal Cooler stand to cool Nintendo wii game consoleThe Nintendo Wii game console doesn’t have quite the processing power of its same-generation rivals the PS3 and Xbox 360, and probably doesn’t run quite as hot as its sales do but that doesn’t mean that keeping it cool won’t help.

This Wii accessory from Brando not only works as a nice upright stand for the game console, but it also has a “high velocity” fan built in that helps keep the box cool and in turn should prolong the life of most any electronic device.

It also …

Wii-hab assigned to Canadian Patients

Posted in Healthcare,News,Wii by Darrin Olson on May 13th, 2007

Nintendo Wii game console being used for patient rehabilitation in Edmunton hospitalPatients in a Canadian hospital are getting a good dose of physical rehabilitation gaming by using the Nintendo Wii and its new controllers to work on movement and balance issues while recovering.

Therapists at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton report using the Wii Sports boxing game to help a patient who is recovering from a brain injury from, well, boxing in fact. The therapists stated the playing the Wii boxing game was much more motivating for the patient than traditional therapies, and describe the patients progress …

Sony Announces Price Cut on PSP

Posted in News,PSP,Sony by Darrin Olson on April 8th, 2007

Price cut announced on PSP from SonySony has officially announced a price drop in the US for its PlayStation Portable by $30 bringing the purchase price down to $170, as well as a 20% drop on the PSP Entertainment pack which now sells for $200. This price drop coincides with the second anniversary of the handheld game console.

Could this be because the game is getting old and just not selling, or maybe in anticipation of the PSP2? Maybe they just need to boost some sales to make up for the $443 million operating loss Sony …

Wii Continues to Outsell PS3 in Japan

Posted in News,Nintendo,PS3,Wii by Darrin Olson on April 6th, 2007

Nintendo Wii outsells PS3 in JapanAccording to a Bloomberg report, sales of the Nintendo Wii Japan continue to dominate over its Playstation rival.

Back in January SlipperyBrick reported that Wii sales were already significantly ahead in Japan after its launch on December 2nd, even though the PS3 launched about 3 weeks earlier on November 11th.

As of March 25th, Nintendo has reportedly sold 1.95 million Wii game console units in Japan, which is more than twice as many compared to 812,000 PS3 consoles sold by Sony in Japan since each of their respective launch …

Microsoft Unveils Xbox 360 Elite

Posted in Microsoft,News,Xbox 360 by Darrin Olson on March 28th, 2007

Microsoft Xbox 360 EliteAny day now” was right when the Brick reported a week ago that a press release would be coming soon from Microsoft announcing a release of the highly anticipated, upgraded Xbox 360. The new console will be called the Xbox 360 Elite and comes with some upgrades to both the feature set and the price.

In an attempt to further improve the overall appeal of the Xbox 360 Microsoft has upgraded the game console by increasing its hard drive capacity 6 fold bringing it to 120 gigabytes, as well as adding an …

Wii Are the Champions

Posted in News,Wii by Chetz on March 17th, 2007

Wii sales ahead of other game consoles in February.If you’re curious as to who’s winning the next generation gaming console war, look no further than the Wii. Nintendo’s successor to the GameCube continues to sell more units than its two chief rivals, the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3. In February consumers purchased 335,000 Wiis compared to 228,000 Xbox 360s and 127,000 PS3s. Stats for January also favored the Wii with 436,000 systems being sold, more than 100K over the next best-selling system for that month.

Part of the Wiis success lies in it being the …

Sony says PS3 shortage to end soon

Posted in News,PS3,Sony by Darrin Olson on February 28th, 2007

Sony says PS3 shortage should be resolved by MayAccording to a report from Reuters, Sony is planning to ship 2 million PlayStation 3 game consoles to the US by the end of March with hopes of resolving the shortage issues by May of this year.

Despite rumors of PS3′s sitting idle on store shelves, a Sony executive cited that some areas of the country still had no consoles on their shelves months after the initial release. “It’s a testament to the fact that we’ve been able to manufacture and ship units on a greater pace than any previous …

Sony PS3 For Europe, Less Backwards Compatible

Posted in News,PS3,Sony by Darrin Olson on February 24th, 2007

Sony Playstation 3 version for Europe will be less compatible with PS2 gamesEuropeans may see a disappointment with the launch of the Sony Playstation 3, as some hardware revisions to the console being launched is expected to be even less backwards compatible with Playstation and PS2 games.

The PS3 has already launched in the US and in Japan, and is expected for a March 23rd release in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia with at least one slight change in the hardware configuration. This change, specifically replacing the “Emotion Engine” with emulation software, will save …

PS3 Movie Downloads

Posted in Digital Video,News,PS3,Sony by Darrin Olson on February 20th, 2007

Sony PS3 has movie downloads comingIn a recent interview with 1UP Phil Harrison, president of studios worldwide for Sony, said that the long term plan for the Playstation3 is to add digitally downloaded content to the existing built-in hard drive, including movies and TV shows.

Harrison stated that having the downloaded content was part of a 10-year plan, but also noted that the technology is already there to make this possible and its likely that it will come to fruition soon. This media download service would put the PS3 in direct runnings with the Microsoft Xbox which …

PS3 Launch Date for Europe Released

Posted in News,PS3,Sony by Darrin Olson on January 24th, 2007

PS3 Europe, Australia, Asia Launch Date has been Announced for March 23Sony has announced a March 23, 2007 launch date of the Playstation 3 game console to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. This launch comes a little over two months after the PS3 release in Japan and in the US.

The release had been rumored for some time in March of this year, but until now an exact date for the release had not been set. The console will go on sale priced at €599, £425, AUD 999.95, NZ 1199.95. This price …

PlayStation 3 Has Worst Week Ever

Posted in News,PS3,Sony by Chris Weber on January 20th, 2007

playstation 3 has worst sales week since launchSony just can’t catch a break. Recent Japanese sales data on the PlayStation 3 indicate that the expensive console has had its worst week since its launch in Japan. In the week ending January 14th, Sony sold a paltry 25,531 units.

Overall, the console market has slowed. The Wii turned in its second worst week with sales of 93,708. The Xbox 360 sold a meager 9,035 units. The source of the sales data is Media Create, Co., a Japanese console gaming research …

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