Blu-ray Sells over $330m in Q1 2010

5 April, 2010 Tech 6 comments
Blu-ray Sells over $330m in Q1 2010

Estimates from the research department of Home Media Magazine are listed each week on Blu-ray.com sales posts. Today they revealed that  revenues from BD sales in the US in the first quarter of 2010 were over $331.31 million! This is 68.5% more than in the same period of 2009. Blu-ray accounted for 12.3% of packaged-media sales revenue in the first three months of the year (versus 7.0% in Jan-Mar 2009).The biggest-selling week in the quarter was the week ended March 25, with $45.46 million in BD sales.

I just found some of these numbers interesting to look at. Blu-ray is definably a growing and evolving market. It looks like they have a long way to go to push DVD out of the way but at least they can start showing other companies such as APPLE, that Blu-ray is making money and is worth investing in as a new standard. I think it will be interesting to watch Blu-rays growth over the next few years, especially now that digital distribution is starting to rear its head.

PlayStation Store Update – North America

PlayStation Store Update – North America

Noteworthy Content:

♦ QORE Episode 23
♦ Heavy Rain Chronicles: The Taxidermist
♦ Army of Two: The 40th Day Chapters of Deceit DLC
♦ The Tester Episode 7

List of full content after the break.

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PlayStation Store Update – Europe

PlayStation Store Update – Europe

Noteworthy Content:

♦ Heavy Rain Chronicles: The Taxidermist
♦ Army of Two: 40th Day Chapters of Deceit
♦ Warhawk Dynamic Theme
♦ Many Special Offers

List of full content after the break.

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geohot: Don’t update when PS3 firmware v3.21 comes out

29 March, 2010 Site 13 comments
geohot: Don’t update when PS3 firmware v3.21 comes out

Hot off the the heels of the upcoming PS3 firmware 3.21 announcement that disables the “Other OS” feature yesterday, George Hotz fires back at Sony and promises to “look into a safe way of updating to retain OtherOS support”. But first, the famed hacker sent out his apologies to the PS3 community and explained his reasons for hacking the console:

 

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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier First Details & Pictures

Ghost Recon series seems like it has lost a lot of its luster from the beginning of the this generations console releases. However, Ubisoft wants regain a good following to the series again. They will try to do it with this summers release of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

The May issue of the Official Xbox Magazine features the title on the cover, and features quite a bit of information on the shooter; Details below, and continued after the break
* The game will feature split-screen cooperative play, but it’s yet to be determined if it will be two or four players.
* Soldiers in Future Soldier benefit from “load-bearing leg braces that enable them to move swiftly” even as they’re covered in a ton of heavy technology.
* Gamers can sprint to cover, slide-tackle enemies, and hurdle low obstacles thanks to their new exoskeleton.
* A first for the series, the soldiers will have close-combat takedowns at their disposal. The takedowns are based on various forms of martial arts.
* The team is divided into four members, each with a different class. The classes are: Commando, Engineer, Sniper, and Recon……

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Two free maps to come with Fat Princess patch 1.05

25 March, 2010 Site 2 comments
Two free maps to come with Fat Princess patch 1.05

When 1.03 came in, Santa Monica and Titan Studios threw in the New Pork map for free. For 1.04 it was Brownie Town, also free. For the coming 1.05 patch, great news – the guys behind Fat Princess aren’t stopping their streak of free maps to come with their patches. This time, the patch comes with not one, but two free maps.

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PlayStation Store Update – North America

18 March, 2010 PS3, PSN, PSP 3 comments
PlayStation Store Update – North America

Noteworthy Content:

Need For Speed Shift Exotic Racing Series
♦ Dragon Age Origins Awakening Axpansion
♦ Heavy Rain Mars Dynamic Theme

♦ Heavy Rain Soundtrack

List of full content after the break.

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PlayStation Store Update – Europe

18 March, 2010 PS3, PSN, PSP No comments
PlayStation Store Update – Europe

Noteworthy Content:

♦ Wakeboarding HD (PSN)
♦ Need For Speed Shift Exotic Racing Series
♦ Dragon Age Origins Awakening Axpansion
♦ Heavy Rain Mars Dynamic Theme

List of full content after the break.

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Medal of Honor 2010 First Trailer

Medal of Honor 2010 First Trailer

With the Infinity Ward clan falling apart, is this the perfect time for EA to come in and drop a nuclear bomb? Gametrailers TV got a world exclusive on the new Medal of Honor 2010 trailer, and I must say it’s looking pretty good.

Look for the game to drop this fall on the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Check out the trailer after the break.

DLB~

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February’s NPD Numbers Are In!

February’s NPD Numbers Are In!

It’s that time again, last months NPD numbers are in. Of course the Nintendo DS is in first place but you may be surprised to know that the Nintendo Wii isn’t in the top spot this month, it’s actually in third place behind the Xbox 360 which is in 2nd place and PS3 in fourth, all consoles except for Wii saw an increase in sales. On the gaming side of things, Bioshock 2 is in first place on the 360.

Nintendo DS

613,200 SOLD191K (45%)

Xbox 360

422,000 SOLD89K (27%)

Nintendo Wii

397,900 SOLD68K (-15%)

PlayStation 3

360,100 SOLD83K (30%)

PSP

133,400 SOLD33K (33%)

PlayStation 2

101,900 SOLD60K (143%)

Game sales numbers after the break.

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