Playstation Weekly Review #3

PSP, Playstation 2, and Playstation 3 Weekly Review for the week of February 4th, 2008 – February 8th, 2008.

  • Electronic Arts is predicting that the Playstation 3 is going to sell 9.5 to 11.5 million units this year. 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.
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced Monday 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.
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced Tuesday that a new “Silver Satin” 40GB PS3 model will be available in Japan on March 6th at regular price. A Silver controller will also be available for purchase, and to our understanding will be included with the system. At this time, there are no plans for a U.S. release of this model.
  • Leading worldwide Publisher Lighthouse Interactive announced Thursday that it has acquired full publishing rights for the PlayStation 2 and PSP system platforms in North America through its signed agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
  • The Playstation Store has been updated. Read More.
  • The Lost Planet demo, that was released just a couple of days ago on the Playstation Network, has recently been taken down from the store. The demo was removed to “address issues that have come to light,” said Chris Kramer in a post on the Playstation Blog. No time has been given to when the demo is expected to make a return.
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