PS3, PSP continue to thrive in "other" regions

They're sometimes the brunt of the joke in the US, but the PS3 and PSP remain a strong competitor in parts of the world. How will this affect Sony's marketing of the platforms?

24-karat gold Xbox 360 starting at $5,000

Computer-Choppers.com, a business that actually specializes in encompassing electronic products in pure gold, now has available an Xbox 360 wrapped in a beautiful 24-karat casing.

New titles inducted into PS3 Greatest Hits

Resistance 2, Killzone 2, and Infamous are among a batch of new titles that have been branded as PS3 "Greatest Hits" and will receive new packaging as well as a lower price point.

There are 220 million game systems in US homes

The number of game consoles and handheld systems in the US now accounts for nearly three-fourths of the population, with 220 million devices connected across the country.

Disney DLC comes to LittleBigPlanet

Believe it or not, new content continues to be added to Sony's PS3 exclusive title LittleBigPlanet on a regular, if not weekly, basis, and this week it landed a pretty sweet deal: Disney worked with the team to bring content from "The Incredibles" over to the game.

Sony drops Linux support from PS3

PlayStation owners will no longer be able to install Linux on their machines if they go ahead with a new firmware upgrade due to arrive this week.

Wii Netflix goes into testing phase

Netflix has begun shipping Wii discs to some members that will allow them to stream titles from Netflix's instant viewing service directly from the Nintendo console.

New peripheral converts Wii signal to HD

An electronic design company called VDIGI has released the world's first HDMI connector designed for the Nintendo Wii, offering upscaled graphics to 1080p.

Playstation hires another social media "specialist"

Sony's Playstation team now has three full-time employees devoted exclusively to the official Playstation blog and Twitter account.

Final Fantasy XIII fastest-selling in series history

The first new installment of Final Fantasy on the Playstation 3 has sold one million copies in the US in just a week, becoming the quickest in series history to reach that mark.

PS3 and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto bundle delayed

Xbox 360 owners have been able to purchase Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, a package that contains two downloadable stories from GTA IV, for months. Unfortunately, gamers who prefer to play on another console will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on it.

3D video game adoption higher than HD game adoption

In a new survey released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), 36% of those who plan to buy a 3D TV soon say they plan to play 3D video games. That's more than double the amount of people who wanted to play HD games just a few years ago.

Playstation ad says Project Natal is for third graders

The first official commercial for the PS3's Playstation Move controller is now online, and it takes some pretty blatant and harsh jabs at the competing motion-sensitive technologies used by Nintendo and Microsoft.

Rumor: Microsoft planning Xbox 360 Slim

A number of pictures obtained by Kotaku seem to suggest that Microsoft has embarked on a major redesign of its Xbox 360 console.

EA Sports Active 2.0 is on the way...now on iPhone

One week after EA Sports head Peter Moore said that the company will shift more of its focus to fitness video games, the publishing giant has announced an official sequel to its top-selling EA Sports Active franchise. Curiously, it will be coming out for the iPhone and Playstation 3, but not the Xbox 360.

Playstation 3 becomes first to offer digital HD movies from all of the "big six"

Sony today announced that its video content delivery service on the PS3 now offers download-to-own HD movies from all of the major movie studios. The list is comprised of 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal, Walt Disney, and Warner Bros.

Sony readies 3D push to kickstart flagging television sales

Sony has announced plans to shift its television business into "attack mode" by "aggressively pushing" new 3D models.

Report: Playstation 3 will eventually win

Research firm Strategy Analytics has taken a position that some in the gaming industry may find unexpected: saying that the Playstation 3 will outsell other consoles by the time their repective life cycles end.

Atari shifts into overdrive with Test Drive Unlimited 2

Atari has confirmed that its long-awaited Test Drive Unlimited 2 will be a Massively Open Online Racing (MOOR) game.

Sony buys LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule

Sony has acquired game development studio Media Molecule, a start-up company that brought mounds of success to the Playstation 3 with its first title, LittleBigPlanet.