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Hirai: PlayStation Vita sells 500K, getting Netflix near US / EU launch

Sony's stiff-necked CES presentation has granted another look at PlayStation Vita's commercial impact. Only available in Japan so far, the handheld has now sold 500,000 units, according to Executive Deputy President Kaz Hirai. If that number is accurate -- and indeed sold, not shipped -- it...

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PSA: Netflix live on PS3, Wii in the UK and Ireland; 360 app up later today

As of today, the lands of the UK and Ireland will use Netflix not only as a noun, but as a verb. Today they begin saying, "Wait, you haven't seen that? Netflix it!" The movie rental company's streaming service is available now on PC, certain televisions, PS3 and Wii. The Xbox 360 app will hit...

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Netflix streaming to UK, Ireland in 'early 2012'

Movie (and perhaps game) rental service Netflix will launch in the UK and Ireland in early 2012, the currently volatile company announced this morning. Similar to the service's expansion into Canada, the company will only offer its streaming service. Netflix also began streaming in 43 countries...

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Netflix cans Qwikster, service staying whole

Talk about your qwik turnaround. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced this morning that Netflix won't split into two separate services as planned. The news comes less than a month after the company's stock went into freefall following its announced split into disc-based and streaming entities...

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PS3 remote control updated with TV, Netflix controls

In "late October," Sony will release a new version of its PS3 remote control peripheral, which is now designed to work not only with the PS3, but with TVs and Sony amplifiers as well. Commensurate with those new functions, it has volume and channel controls at the bottom of the device -- where...

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GameFly expresses confidence as Netflix muscles in

GameFly is putting on a strong face as it prepares for its greatest competitor to the game rental space to date: Netflix. Well, the behemoth's disc distribution division is called Qwikster now -- a change that's taking folks some time to wrap their brains around -- but the fact remains: Netflix's...

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Netflix's DVD division renamed 'Qwikster,' adds games-by-mail

Netflix made waves a few weeks ago when it split its streaming and DVD-by-mail services into two separate plans with separate prices, but these measures were apparently more preparatory than reactionary, it seems. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has announced that the movie megalith's DVD-by-mail...

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Xbox Live Fall Dashboard preview: From 'nonsense' to Metro

Terry Farrell, senior product manager of Xbox Live entertainment, is pretty excited about the new Fall Dashboard update. As the individual who partners with first and third-party video content providers, he's the go-to guy to talk to about Microsoft's future plans for offering video content. Too...

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MS: 42% of US XBL Gold members watch average of 1hr of video content a day

With Hulu Plus, Netflix and Zune on the Xbox 360, now more than ever the console is becoming a bastion for those looking to digest video content. During a preview of the upcoming Fall Dashboard update for Xbox Live, I spoke with senior product manager of Xbox Live entertainment, Terry Farrell,...

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'Half of all Netflix users connect via a game console,' Nintendo Wii used most

Sorry Jackie boy, but it seems that Sony's PlayStation 3 has been dethroned as king of streaming Netflix. That's according to a recent Nielsen survey that pegs the Nintendo Wii as the most used device in households to stream Netflix (outside of the computer, of course), and puts all three gaming...

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