Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced at Games Convention 2008 in Leipzig that the 160GB PLAYSTATION 3 will launch in October/November 2008 in the PAL markets as part of a bundle box including additional PLAYSTATION Network content. It will have the same features as the 80GB PAL PS3 except double the storage.
Other sources have also reported that there will be a 160GB PS3 for North America. This will include Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, PLAYSTATION Network Voucher for PAIN and a DUALSHOCK3 Wireless Controller.
This has come as a complete surprise as the new 80GB PAL PS3 is due to release this Friday (22nd August). Too bad I have already ordered my 80GB PS3. I might have waited for the 160GB version, but then they may have announced another one. You can always change the HDD to a higher capacity one on your own.
Press Release: Europe | North America
I have wanted to buy the PlayStation 3 ever since it came out in November 2006 (USA and Japan). I waited and waited. Then finally Sony released the PS3 in Europe in March 2007. After finding out that Sony had removed the “Emotion Engine” CPU from the European PS3, I was angry. This limits the compatibility with PS2 games on the European PS3 because only software emulation is being used rather than hardware emulation. For some who has a large collection of PS2 games, this is huge smack in the face. Unsure of what to do I waited and thought to myself that this situation is temporary.
Not long after (maybe a month, or two) Sony replaced the 60GB European PS3 with a lower-class 40GB PS3 that completely removed PS2 backward compatibility by removing the “Graphics Synthesizer” GPU, the last of the PS3 hardware. This new “downgrade” also removes the flash card readers, SACD support as well as lowering the number of USB 2.0 ports to 2 from 4. Continue reading Where is the 80GB PS3 for Europe, Sony? (A PlayStation 3 Story) [Update 6]
Konami Talks Pro Evolution Soccer 6
Konami today released further details on Pro Evolution Soccer 6, confirming that the title will be making its next-generation debut on the Xbox 360 at the Leipzig Games Convention.
Boasting improved visuals, enhanced animations and a plethora of gameplay additions, the Xbox 360 version will be joined by the PlayStation2, PSP, Nintendo DS and PC versions, all scheduled for release in October.
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Konami revitalised console soccer with its Pro Evolution Soccer series, similarly Pro Evolution Soccer Management finds new ways to engage all you wannabe coaches. It is an absorbing strategy title that will continually surprise you with its level of detail, and has the unique advantage of being compatible with Pro Evolution Soccer 5. If you think your Master League team is precious now, imagine the possibilities as you exchange team data between PES Management to develop the ultimate team!
There’s a depth of information within Pro Evolution Soccer Management that is sure to impress all football statisticians. However the menu system used to ‘work the magic’ is carefully designed so as not to alarm anyone seeking an uncomplicated approach: simple, yet effective.
Six of the European leagues are represented, and you may choose to manage any of the clubs within them. All the schedules and regulations adhere closely to those of the real thing from the relevant Football Associations. As a manager, your performance is monitored on the day-to-day running of the club, among other things: deciding on the training schedule and training methods plus the inevitable transfer negotiations (based on Pro Evolution Soccer 5’s meticulous database). To add to the authenticity, every club also expects you to choose the appropriate coaching staff to take charge of specific areas.
Pro Evolution Soccer Management has been produced by Akiyoshi Chosokabe, who is a member of Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka’s Pro Evolution Soccer development team. We hope that this association speaks for itself in terms of delivering unrivalled quality to the field, in addition to a very real love for the beautiful game.
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