So the NPD numbers are in for September and thanks to that long-awaited price cut for the PlayStation 3 and the introduction of the newer, slimmer model, Sony's machine led the pack.

And with the likes of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and the PSP Go freshly releasing in October, Sony wants to drive the point home that there has never been a better time to be a member of "PlayStation Nation." We saw it in a press release e-mail and Jack Tretton repeated that release for everyone at the PlayStation Blog , and he makes a strong case for the brand he handles. The PS3 sold nearly a half-million units last month, he further mentions the impending 250GB PS3 Slim (set to release on November 3), and in addition to the aforementioned Naughty Dog gem, he reminds us that more is on the way in the forms of Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time , God of War III , MAG , ModNation Racers and – we'll add another one – Gran Turismo 5 . The PSP go allowed "top retail partners" to experience a 300% lift in overall PSP hardware sales, and the PlayStation Network has been on fire lately; the month included the single largest number of downloads ever for a one-week period. And let's not forget about the God of War Collection , which is now slated to ship on November 17 and will bring with it a playable demo of GoWIII (the one that wowed the crowd at E3 this year).

Yes, it's tough to deny that Sony has the edge going into this holiday season and if you're not yet a PS3 or PSP owner, now is definitely the time to take the plunge.

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shaydey77
shaydey77
11 years ago

How could ANYONE not own a ps3 at this stage!!! All the unbelievable games… we are so damn lucky and we dont even realise it half the time.

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
11 years ago

Damn, I'm just waiting till that 250 GB ps3 slim to come out. Only $50 more than the 120 GB. Now That's a deal!!! Once I buy it, screw everything else. =P

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Xbox 360 devotees don't realize it either 😉

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

@TheCrazyMerc – Just so you know, you can spend that $50 at amazon and get a 320gb hard drive. Then you have both a PS3 with a 320gb hd and an external 120gb. It's a better deal…IMO

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
11 years ago

lol. Holy Crap. Now I just mite invest in that. Thanks for the heads up man.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

This is the hard drive i got for my ps3, http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4604495&CatId=2681 it works really well. But i think this store is only Canadian so when surfing keep in mind that is canadian prices. But this is just to help out those people who arn't too tech savy ( like me) and have a hard time finding stuff like this.

kirobz
kirobz
11 years ago

Yeah! Lucky for us but bad for our wallet. lol. So, many good games especially exclusives.

Oh, and you forgot to mention Demon Souls. 😛

bomba2812
bomba2812
11 years ago

it would be cool if jack Tretton would appear on one of the ps3 commercials

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Yes.

"Hi, I'm Jack Tretton. PS3 is good. You shall buy one because I am a nice person"

= success

robinhood2010
robinhood2010
11 years ago

WINRAR

newchef
newchef
11 years ago

thank god i dont buy my own christmas gifts…my poor wallet cant keep up with all this gaming awesomeness that is the ps3

newchef
newchef
11 years ago

im thinking of catching a moth and putting him in my wallet so that it isnt so sad everytime i open it and there is no money in it

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Jack Tretton is a classy guy and his entry in the PlayStation Blog was great. He appreciates his new customers and they will be getting some great games to play on their new PS3s.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Yay Sony
W00t for John Shepard 😉

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Aye aye!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

At this point there's no excuse
Those who don't own a ps3 are MISSING OUT!

Probably sick a bed with HALO STD

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
11 years ago

I guess I'm missing out on everything. :'(

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

I have a friend who is a 360 fanatic, and after leting him play the MAG beta he informed me that he is going to sell his 360 to buy a ps3, I feel like sony has acomplished something amazing if they can turn fanatics to the light

___________
___________
11 years ago

well, thank you.
now just get going and release those games you promised.
O and apparently GOW collection has been delayed.
yea, i know this is the second rumor to come up in less than 2 weeks but if its true………………………………

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

It's gonna hurt many if it's true.

___________
___________
11 years ago

its true 🙁
but only by one week its now coming out on the 17th.
guess they dident have the guts to go up against MW2.
what a shame 🙁

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

there is no reason to go up against MW2. not one what so ever!

first off the games have both already been previously released and they both have proved there worth!

Second yes they have been revamped as you will, and are going to be even better than in original form thanks to hd, but agian why should they (GOW 1,2) be competing with MW2?

if it did get delayed, which i dont know, o-well, and if its only by a week an even bigger o-well! gives me a chance to play MW2 a lil' before setting it aside to play thorugh GOW 1, and 2 again, then trying out that fantistic looking demo for GOW 3!

tridon
tridon
11 years ago

I've been a part of the PlayStation Nation since 1998. My brother and I grew up on Nintendo in the '90s but when I saw Sony's little grey beast, I switched over immediately. My brother stuck with the Big N until I eventually converted him. I enjoyed Nintendo's GameCube (even though I only bought it for Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes and Animal Crossing) but I have a strong dislike for their little white gimmick known as the Wii. ANYWAY, I've always stuck with Sony and their PlayStation. Sure I had to go through two PS Ones, three PS2s and two PS3s but I have never regretted it once. When the PS3 was released, I could've easily went with the Micro$oft shitbox. The PS3 had inferior games and an inferior network. I stuck with it, though. I knew that in the end, they'd prevail (and the fail rate of the 360 made decisions easy, too). And look at that. A couple years later and Sony is wearing the crown once again as they rightfully should. Not only do we get 95% of the kick-ass third-party games but we also get WAY better exclusives such as the Uncharted franchise and Metal Gear Solid 4 (and a few hundred more, may I add). The PlayStation Store is better than ever and my impulse buying is at an all-time high (the last part isn't necessarily a good thing but oh well). Yeah, after 11 years, I'm still part of the PlayStation Nation and I'll be here until the day I die… or until I loose my thumbs in a freak blender accident while making a smoothie. Long live PlayStation!!! =)

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

You might want to try to hit the "enter" or "return" key every now and then.

Makes for much easier reading of long comments. Check out some of my previous comments, all separated paragraphs, and even though they are long, they are still readable.

Just a tip for next time.

___________
___________
11 years ago

watching the interviews in the bonus features of uncharted 2 and found out they used assembly programming.
now thats impressive, no one uses that any more.
because its IMPOSSIBLE! to debug.
writing some of the programs i do, being only 20 or so lines long is impossible to debug using assembly, these guys are doing whole games.
holy sh*t ive got a new founded respect for you guys.
i seriously can not believe they did that.
i knew ND were dedicated in making all there games perfect but wow, just wow thats completley going to the extreme.
goes to show how skillful there programmers are.
1 mistake, 1 syntax error would take months to fix.
only if more developers were that committed to there games, im 100% sure NO developer would do that today.
better get that resume ready.

dbugh
dbugh
11 years ago

As an x86 assembly language programmer, I must say that its not as difficult as you make it out to be. Its hardly impossible to debug, and doesn't take months. It simply takes knowledge, as would any other language. People don't use any more because compilers have gotten better at optimizing code, modern processors are designed to handle compiler generated code best, and obviously assembly language is not as portable as C/C++. I'm sure the developers simply used assembly language in key areas where it was advantageous. Doing so is hardly novel and definitely doesn't make them super-geniuses. That said, I do like the fact that they cared enough to optimize their code. More and more programmers, especially those moving to managed code (.NET), really don't care so much to optimize to that level.

___________
___________
11 years ago

i thought assembly has no debugger.
havent used assebmbly before, i really want to but TAFE no longer teaches it, no one does.
hell TAFE dont teach C or C++ any more, if you enroll for a programming class they put you in C# or java.
there your 2 choices, which is kinda pointless because C# is part C++ part java

jerocarson
jerocarson
11 years ago

Heavy Rain pls…

Cavan
Cavan
11 years ago

does anyone know if the god of war collection is heading to the uk, i can only see it on amazon u.s??

tridon
tridon
11 years ago

Not sure if it is or not but since PS3 games are region-free, you can just order it from this side of the pond if it doesn't come over there.

DGo8
DGo8
11 years ago

Yerr CAVAN its ment to be coming to tha UK next year…but u can order it from tha states

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

it was funny my parents what a blueray player and I was like ok but I'll get u a PS3 and my parents are like SOLD since they really want to play demons souls and LBP.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Thank you very much, but I have been here awhile.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

hmmm, maybe they should change it to play nation. Sounds better. But have the same font as the playstation writing. just a tip.