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PLAYSTATION 3 logo replaced due to 'visibility' issues

The system wasn't the only thing that got smaller when Sony officially unveiled the slimmer PS3. The entire PlayStation branding has been reworked: the system is no longer PLAYSTATION 3 (all caps), it's PlayStation 3. The logo no longer uses the Spider-Man font to spell out the entire system name....

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PS3 Slim gains ability to bitstream Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD MA

What can't the PS3 Slim do? [Play PS2 games? Run Linux? - Bitter Ed.] Sony's upcoming revised PlayStation 3 may be cheaper than a launch system, but it's already gaining a few very small, almost inconsequential features that help push it past the last generation of PS3s. In addition to the...

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Sony: Blu-ray will always be part of PS3

Last month, Janco analyst Mike Hickey predicted a PS3 price drop, driven by a new, cheaper model without a Blu-ray drive. In a statement to Silicon Alley Insider, Sony's Kim Nguyen took on the new hardware rumor, basically killing it for anyone who believes Sony PR: "That would pretty much destroy...

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EA's Glen Schofield hopes Sony can 'figure it out'

Speaking to GI.biz, EA Redwood Shores manager Glen Schofield expressed hope that Sony can figure out what to do with PS3's relatively high price tag in a time of economic woe. The conglomerate faces massive losses from its computer entertainment division and declining sales for its flagship console,...

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Analyst: PS3 price cut could happen very soon

According to Janco analyst Mike Hickey, Sony could be set to announce a new, lower price point for the PS3 in the next few days. He says Sony needs to slash $100 off the price of the console to "effectively restart unit velocity at retail." He sees this cut taking effect in "April or by June at...

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Sony: PSN accounts surpass 20 million worldwide

Stat-crunching accountants emerged from beneath their desks this morning with the latest tally of accounts piling up on PlayStation Network. Unsatisfied with last month's torrent of PSN stats, Sony announced today that more than 20 million accounts have been registered since the service first went...

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A2M still wants gamers to get 'Wet'

A2M still wants to get gamers Wet, despite the fact that the title doesn't have a publisher. A casualty of the Activision Blizzard merger, Wet was one of the titles drowned out of a Sierra lineup that included Ghostbusters and Brütal Legend. In an interview with Edge, A2M ???senior artistic...

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Sony warns of $2.9 billion annual loss, reveals restructuring plan

If you're an overpaid, television design director reading this from a battery-powered, mid-sized LCD panel, you're about to have a very bad day. After warning that it would post a record $2.9 billion annual operating loss due to weakening demand and a mightier yen, Sony Corp. has unveiled plans to...

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Sony's Kaz Hirai delusional, sees Sony as industry leader, Nintendo no competition

Sony's Kaz Hirai must be off his meds, because he's talking like the PS3 is the one out there selling like hotcakes. Okay, we'll concede that Russia may be more receptive to your products, but on a global scale, the sales figures aren't even comparable. So, what gives? "This is not meant in terms of...

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Ten year hardware life makes sense in this economy

When Sony touted PS3 as a "ten year" machine, critics and gamers were quick to laugh it off as PR jargon. However, Sony has proven with the PS2 that they're capable of making a ten-year system. Ed Barton, analyst for Screen Digest, reminds gamers that God of War II released seven years into the...

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