The PC and PSP being at the top of the pirated software list is not at all surprising, but everything else is pretty shocking. I would have expected to have the DS higher up on the list, and I sure didn’t expect to see the Wii come in third.
“I think it can sell as many as PS2, maybe more… In the case of both PS1 and PS2, we sold more Slim units than original models. The PS3 Slim has only been out a couple of years. If you could get a PS3 for a hundred pounds… Can you imagine? It could go much higher and last longer.” – Chris Deering, the founding president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
“I hope PS3 can match PS2, but I think the market dynamics are slightly different… It’s much more competitive. For a large chunk of its lifecycle PS2 didn’t really have any competition anywhere in the world, so Sony was able to sell a huge number of units. If PS3 does reach the same level it will take longer and it will be a more difficult challenge.” – Phil Harrison, former head of Sony Worldwide Studios
I’m more inclinced to go with Harrison’s predictions over Sony’s. The PS3 just doesn’t have the same momentum that the PS2 had behind. Not to mention the difference in price point.
2K Sports predicts Halladay will win Cy Young Award tomorrow
NEW YORK, Nov 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — 2K Sports announced today that they have named Philadelphia Phillies(TM) ace pitcher, Roy Halladay, as the cover athlete for their upcoming video game Major League Baseball(R) 2K11, the next iteration of the popular Major League Baseball 2K series. Halladay, who this season became one of only 20 pitchers in Major League Baseball history to throw a perfect game, continues 2K Sports’ tradition of bringing today’s premier players to the most realistic sports simulation titles available. Despite gracing the cover of this year’s title and having a phenomenally successful year, Halladay remains humbled at 2K Sports’ prediction that he will win the National League Cy Young Award tomorrow for his impressive feats on the mound.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that sales of its EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer franchise surpassed 100 million units lifetime* during the launch of FIFA Soccer 11. The best-selling sports videogame franchise in the world, now in its 18th year, sold a record-breaking 2.6 million copies in the first five days after launching FIFA Soccer 11 to become the fastest selling sports videogame of all time. FIFA Soccer 11 sales are up 20%^ versus last year on a comparable basis with sell-in approaching 8 million units.
An Action Adventure Game Experience for The Lord of the Rings Fans of All Ages
United Kingdom – Friday 29 October, 2010 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today the launch of The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest, a third-person action adventure video game offering a family-friendly gameplay experience based on The Lord of the Rings, for all ages to enjoy together on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system supporting PlayStation®Move motion controller, WiiTM system from Nintendo, Nintendo DSTM hand-held system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.
All these double digit console birthdays are starting to make me feel really old! At least this system is one that’s still alive and kicking at retail. In fact the PS2 is alive and kicking in my office, because I played a little ICO this very morning.
Simulation-Based Cornerstone of the Company’s Renowned WWE Videogame PortfolioArrives with Ultimate Virtual Control of WWE, Including Destiny-Defining Moments, Best-in-Class Creation Tools and an Unparalleled Roster of WWE Superstars, WWE Divas and WWE Legends
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that WWE(R) SmackDown(R) vs. Raw(R) 2011 is now available at North American retailers for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system and Wii(TM) system from Nintendo. Poised to deliver destiny-defining moments, best-in-class creation tools and ultimate virtual control of WWE, along with the largest roster of playable WWE Superstars, WWE Divas and WWE Legends in franchise history, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 is rated “T” for Teen and is available for the suggested retailed prices of $59.99 (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system), $49.99 (Wii) and $39.99 (PlayStation 2 system and PSP system).