Looks as if Tiger Woods may be getting the boot from EA if he continues his golf game slump. EA has prided itself of having the number one golfer on the cover of it’s games and since Tiger has now dropped to the number two golfer in the world EA may change their front man to keep that tradition alive.
Speaking with Reuters (via NBC Sports), EA CEO John Ricitiello reiterated that there’s “no threat against Tiger.” But he also noted what he referred to as their business relationship. Read more
Sony stated it has sold 4.1 million Playstation Move units worldwide since the controller’s launch in September. Sony claims the figure “not only shows clear success of the launch of the new motion-sensing controller, but also indicates positive momentum going into the holiday season and to the year 2011.”
Well guess what? They sold it to retailers not consumers. So how can they claim those numbers? Although, here’s the excuse, I mean statement they gave cnet:
“While we don’t disclose our exact sell-through number, the key is that our retailers continue to ask for more Move units and are taking every unit we can supply them with based on their sales”
Either way they have a lot of catching up to do with Nintendo who has sold an estimated 65 million Wiimotes since the launch of the Wii November 2006.
That figure includes units bundled with the
Wii and Wii Play, as well as controllers purchased separately.
Sony thought they had put the kabash on people who jailbroke their PS3’s by putting out firmware update 3.50, sorry Sony it didn’t work.
The team, which started all of the trouble with the release of the original Playstation 3 hack in August of this year, has announced a new workaround for Playstation 3s with firmware versions higher than 3.41. The latest exploit isn’t a true jailbreak, it basically lets you downgrade to earlier versions and then jailbreak. Read more
After 16 years, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 has been released. The game is being released in parts, so this is Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1. The game will cost 1200 points from Xbox Live Arcade. Alternatively, on the PS3 the game will cost £9.99 to download from the PlayStation Network.
On the Xbox 360 there is also a trial game which, even if you’re a huge Sonic fan, like myself, you may want to download first as 1200 points is a bit steep. The game download size is 191MBs. Read more
Bad news for Nintendo as their Wii console and the DS handheld series seem to have lost their way in the UK gaming market. Both retailers Game and Gamestation are reporting that sales of the Wii and DS are down 40% and in fact, it is reported that Game have dipped into the red in their overall sales and are partly blaming the decline in hardware sales of the Nintendo Wii for their misfortune.
As the news of the potential lack of interest in the Nintendo Wii filters through, news that Nintendo have no intentions of reducing prices on their hardware over the upcoming Christmas period is also appearing. Presumably the company expects the Christmas sales figures, which have historically been highly successful for Nintendo, to be high enough to not need any encouragement from price drops or incentives to customers. Read more
With the upcoming release of Fifa 11, EA spokesman and senior VP Jens Uwe Intat has boldly announced that the FIFA series of games are superior to rival football game series Pro Evolution Soccer (PES).
“Over the last couple of years, FIFA has been an excellent performer and we continue to grow market share over Konami. It also shows that our products do get better – FIFA’s Metacritic scores keep going up. We have a clearly superior product over Konami, which we did not have in the last generation.” Read more
The first game from Sega’s Dreamcast digital download service has gone live. Sonic Adventure is the first game to be ported to both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is available to download on Xbox Live right now and costs 800 Microsoft points, or you can download the trial version. PS3 users will however have to wait a little longer. Sonic Adventure will be made available on PSN from September 22nd and should cost £6.29, 1,000 Yen, or $12.
Both versions offer an enhanced frame rate which renders the the game with twice as many frames as the original Dreamcast release. For the Xbox version, there will of course be achievements but, there will also be avatar items. Where as the PS3 will have PlayStation Home Rewards, as well as Trophies. Read more
As VG247 pointed out, Sony are going to be firmly focusing on the PlayStation Move and 3D aspects of their gaming line-up at this years Tokyo Games Show (TGS) however there will still be plenty of gaming goodness on display at the Sony booth in the form of:
– Trinity Zill 0’ll Zero
– World Soccer Winning Eleven
– Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
– Front Mission Evolved
– Gran Turismo 5
– LittleBigPlanet 2
– MotorStorm: Apocalypse
– Tokyo Jungle
– SOCOM 4: US Navy Seals
– Killzone 3
– Sly Cooper Collection
– Red Dead Redemption
– Tales of Graces F
– Ni No Kuni