In a chase to keep the market from shifting to the newest smartphone-games craze. Sony is releasing a relatively competitive gadget in the form of the new smaller and lighter PS3. From an increase in storage capability to the price reductions, Sony Computer Entertainment inc. is continuously battling to keep in the game.
Here’s a view of what the release dates and Recommended Retail Price according to their website
Product name PlayStation®3
September 25th, 2012(HDD 250GB)
October 30th, 2012(HDD 500GB)
September 28th, 2012 (HDD 500GB)
October 12th , 2012 (Flash Memory 12GB)
October 4th , 2012
Recommended Retail Price
HDD 500GB model: $299/ €299/ 29980 yen (including tax)
HDD 250GB model: $269 (bundle only)*1 /24980 yen (including tax)
Flash memory 12GB model: €229
Consider the new PS3 as the in-home entertainment system minus the phone capability and mobility.
On another note, they (SCE), aren’t just giving up the battle to the smartphones. Apparently, they are also dipping their hands into the Smartphone platforms as they introduce the PlayStation Mobile.
And to continue to grab their fair share of the consumer market, Sony Computer Entertainment to launch PLAYSTATION®STORE FOR PLAYSTATION®MOBILE on October 3. They also state on their website that the launch of the Playstation store would be initially available in a few selected countries:
“The service will start in nine countries including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia with more countries to follow. At launch, users will be able to enjoy approximately 30 new titles from a variety of genres including Adventure, Action, Puzzle, Sports, and Simulation, at an affordable price point of between 50 yen and 850 yen (including tax)※2, created by third party developers and publishers as well as SCE Worldwide Studios. Further content will be released frequently for PlayStation®Mobile as new titles become available.”
PlayStation®Mobile marries fun, engaging PlayStation-style gaming with the convenience of PlayStation™Certified mobile devices and offers mobile users a superlative store navigation and purchase experience. It allows a wide range of developers to produce PlayStation-like game experiences in an easy, time-efficient development environment. PlayStation Mobile content is also compatible with PlayStation®Vita.
Following these new changes, we could expect a great improvement in gaming options as users could still enjoy games on their big screens the usual way (via console and TV) as opposed to the booming smartphone games (that is also a time burner for those that are stuck in random places where they would have a TV and console ready.
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Last modified: September 20, 2012