In the News #18 – 2/4/2008

Daily News for February 4th, 2008.

  • Electronic Arts has just released predicted hardware sales for the coming year, with the Xbox 360 predicted to sell between 6 to 8 million units in North America and Europe, while the PS3 is expected to sell 9.5 to 11.5 million units. Europe is where the majority sales will take place. Playstation 3 has a predicted 5 to 6 million units sales as opposed to the Xbox 360 with 1.5 to 2.5 million.  For handhelds, the DS has an estimated advantage over Sony’s PSP of around 8 million units. The Wii wins the estimate battle with 12 to 14 million.
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced today that the total number of registered users for Folding@home has reached over one million users since PlayStation 3 started taking part in Stanford University’s Folding@home project back in March of 2007. On average, this is roughly 3,000 PS3 users registering for Folding@home per day or 2 new registered users every minute worldwide.
  • New downloadable multiplayer maps are on the way for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. This will be the first downloadable content for CoD4. There is no release date other than Spring ’08, and it will be coming to both the Playstation Online Store and Xbox Live.
  • NVIDIA announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire AGEIA Technologies. The press release says more than 140 games that use AGEIA’s PhysX software are either shipping or in development for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC.
  • Gametap VP of Content and Creative Director Ricardo Sanchez announced today that Myst Online: Uru Live is going to be discontinued. According to Sanchez, the servers will continue to run for the next 60 days, after which time the world will be shut down.

*Edit 7:19 a.m. 2/5/2008: I fixed a few typos and misinformation.

One Response

  1. Good information

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