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PlayStation 2 discontinued in Japan after almost 13 years of service

The very last shipment of PlayStation 2 units to Japanese retailers is out the door, and the prolific console is now discontinued in the country. As Famitsu reports, production of the venerable black box ceased today nearly 13 years after its launch on March 4, 2000. While the original PlayStation ...

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GTA: San Andreas gets Dec. 12 PSN launch date from PS Hong Kong [update: confirmed!]

PlayStation Hong Kong offers another shred of evidence that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is indeed making its way to PS3, listing the game as a download with a release date of December 12. San Andreas was rated by the ESRB for PS3 this year, as was Vice City and Grand Theft Auto 3. GTA 3 launched ...

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Gran Turismo now cruising at 67.89 million series sales, GT5 over 9 million

The Gran Turismo sales-o-meter is now at 67.89 million, according to the latest stats published by developer Polyphony Digital. Meanwhile, Gran Turismo 5 is in the slipstream of double figures, now up to 9 million units sold worldwide. While it still ranks as the lowest-selling main entry in the se...

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Sony posts net loss of $198 million for Q2, PlayStation profits decline

Sony had a net loss of ¥15.5 billion ($198 million) in its second fiscal quarter, while its gaming division saw year-on-year declines in profit. The Q2 figure represents year-on-year reduction in loss of 42.6 percent, and improvement from the $312 million loss made in Q1. Games-wise, the PlaySt...

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Sony plans to support PS3 through 2015 at least

Sony isn't abandoning the PS3 any time soon, PlayStation VP of hardware marketing John Koller tells Gamespot. "We are increasingly bullish on the PS3's prospects not only this year but over the next few years," Koller says. "A lot of great content is coming. And over the next two to three years, th...

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PS2 horror game Haunting Ground rated for PS3

Haunting Ground, Capcom's PlayStation 2 horror game, has been rated by the ESRB for the PS3, suggesting an eventual digital re-launch. Haunting Ground's rating remains "M for Murder" – oh, that's "M for Mature," sorry – and contains all the warnings that made the first game so horrifica...

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PS2 and PSP SOCOM servers shutting down at the end of August

Amazingly, Zipper Interactive servers for SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs have continued to be active since the game's original debut on the PlayStation 2 in 2002, meaning that crazy people dedicated fans with online adapter-equipped PS2s have been able to keep playing for nearly 10 years. Now though, since...

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PS2 games going digital in 'Only on PlayStation Network' campaign

As if you don't have enough games to worry about this torrential fall, Sony is adding to the downpour with its "Only on PlayStation Network" campaign. Every Tuesday this month, we'll not only be getting exclusives but a selection of "rare classic games" including God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo,...

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Peyton Hillis wins Madden 12 cover vote

Witness! Cleveland has a new -- and most unlikely -- sports icon in Peyton Hillis, who has been voted to the cover of Madden 12. Hillis, the could-be star running back for the Browns, trounced Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick in the final round of EA Sports' five-week, bracket-style c...

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DJ Hero 2, Warriors of Rock bundles discounted on Amazon today

If there's a silver lining in music games' stormy slide down the software sales chart, it's that their bloated hardware bundles are bound to get cheaper. Of course, Amazon's one-day discounts on recent "Hero" games could also be the last -- as in: The last Hero games are on sale today!...

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