Update 11 : Closing speech? No PSP price-drop? No GT5 release date? Awww, come on.

Update 10: PS3 Slim looks identical to the leaked images from May. Also, standard PS3s get a price-cut, as well.

Update 9: $299! 120GB HDD! 32% smaller, 36% lighter, 34% less power consumption.

Update 8: YES! PS3 SLIM ANNOUNCED! OFFICIAL! First week of September! WOO!

Update 7: Kaz talking about the enormous expansion of gaming scene in Europe. Stop stalling! Give me the goods! I NEED IT!

Update 6: KIZ HIRAI IS ON STAGE!!!

Update 5: Great, nothing on the Sony Motion Controller at GamesCom. Probably being held off for TGS…why? TGS is so dead lately.

Update 4: Even though I was late to this, we didn't miss much. This has been very boring so far. Just give us the guns already, Sony.

Update 3: Lots of emotion pegged for Heavy Rain.

Update 2: New Uncharted 2 trailer was shown. PSP lineup for remainder of 2009 looks amazing. Now, Heavy Rain is being demonstrated…

Update: Crap! I'm here. I'm here. Okay, Sony just said register your PSP Go! with 10 days of owning it, and you will get Gran Turismo PSP for free. -Arnold

So they've finally kicked off Sony's press conference at GamesCom 2009, and of course, they've started with the relevant statistics.

SCEE president and CEO Andrew House has informed us that the PS2 has topped 140 million units sold worldwide, while the PSP has passed 50 million and the PS3 currently sits at 23.7 million. Worldwide PSN registrants has now hit 27 million, and there have been 7.5 million total PlayStation Home downloads thus far. They have also announced a few new spaces for the ever-expanding Home, including a new SingStar area and an all-new cinema space for Audi. Yes, Audi. Not sure exactly what they'll be showing in there, but you can probably guess; this is only another branching development in Home, and House says it has "infinite possibilities." Oh, and Sony has finally revealed that PSN voucher cards will finally be available in the European region, which should come as good news to all our buddies across the pond. These cards will come in 20 and 50 Euro denominations, and as more good news for the Euro gamers, they'll be receiving VidZone (although there was no mention of the US). VidZone offers music videos and other video media through the PSN and it sounds damn sweet.

The conference rolls on and we'll be bringing you the news minute-on-the-minute…

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Danny007
Danny007
11 years ago

Thank You Ben

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

FEED ME MORE INFOZ RAR

Seriously though, thanks for the coverage, its going on right now, and having difficulty getting a solid feed on it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Just keep it here. Seriously…minute-to-the-minute.

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
11 years ago

u guys are fast

inkme101
inkme101
11 years ago

not as fast as all the live blogs though

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
11 years ago

True, but they are fast. lol

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Bear in mind that I'm doing entire news articles while live blogs are just quick lines. And Arnold is doing the live blog right now, so…

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

PSP go is now on my purchase list, lol. They know how to pick the bills outta my wallet, those bastards!~

VersusAlby
VersusAlby
11 years ago

OMG KAZ HIRAI

Finally the slim


Last edited by VersusAlby on 8/18/2009 12:34:20 PM

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

new firmware and still no cross chat and BC.

=( meeeh sony.

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

The slim is real!

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
11 years ago

SLIM!!!!!!

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Yeah I'm happy with the price cut and ps3 slim! I already have my PS3 but its good for the people that waited for it! and to catch the 360 sales.

I just wish BC.

Closing speech?

thats all?? no BC? for me this day sucked we already know of the price drop so nothing exciting .


Last edited by Oxvial on 8/18/2009 12:44:00 PM

Danny007
Danny007
11 years ago
inkme101
inkme101
11 years ago

wwwwwooooooo hooooooooo my 60 gig just pooped on me so i am definately gettin' 1 of those slims

inkme101
inkme101
11 years ago

although i was really hoping to hear something on BC

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

so the ps3 slim is true. 300 bucks. xbox is about to go down in flames and i don't mean that litteraly lol

VersusAlby
VersusAlby
11 years ago

could you post the picture of the slim Ben?

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

I'll be handing my 60 gig soldier off to brother so he can join the ranks, just gotta figure out how im gonna get a slim lol

ThugNificent101
ThugNificent101
11 years ago

Awesome. Shorter than I expected but Im very glad to hear about the price drop and the slim!

The psp go is definitely being bought by me now as well! Great news

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

the pspgo is a must. i'm in awe the we'll get a free copy of GT within ten days of purchase

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

I thought the blocked off 3 hours for their press conference and what the **** happened to the software announcements? So they cut the press conference two hours short and didn't really give any substantial software news? At least the Slim was officially announced.

ArnoldK PSXE
ArnoldK PSXE
11 years ago

The 3 hour thing was BS.

SkantDragon
SkantDragon
11 years ago

You had so many expectations about what Sony was going to announce all at once that you were guaranteed disappointment.

I_defenestrate
I_defenestrate
11 years ago

I just read on IGNs live blog that the GT PSP download was for Europe only. Is that really true?

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

Vidzone has been available for months in the UK.

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

YAY PS3 slim!!!!!!!!!

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

great news, but where is the b/c on ps3 slim?

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

I think it will be a software update. I hope!!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Free GT psp?

Oh, that settles it, not getting a psp 3000, getting a psp GO no doubt

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Long live the new Slim Shady.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I can't wait to hear what all the newcomers to the ps3 say when they realize how awesome of a deal they're getting.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

gotta go off topic, God of War III is gonna be so sweet I will evacuate my bowels when I get it.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

World,

I wouldn't try to hold it in until March; that can't be good for you. ūüėČ