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PlayStation News # 2

PS3 breaks UK console records

Chart Track says approximately 165,000 PlayStation 3s were sold in...


UK gamers apparently didn't hold a grudge after Sony delayed the launch of the PlayStation 3 in Europe for three months. The console went on sale in the UK this past weekend, and the first round of sales numbers are in.

According to industry watcher Chart Track, the PS3 became the fastest-selling home console (does not include portables) in UK history, with almost 165,000 moved in its first two days on sale.

The PS3 was still behind a portable in the all-time gaming platform ranks, but it's doubtful that Sony will mind. The PlayStation Portable holds the record for fastest-selling gaming console with approximately 185,000 sold in its first two days on sale. The previous record holder for home consoles was the Wii, which sold more than 50,000 units in its first 12 hours, and was widely reported to have sold approximately 105,000 units in its opening weekend.

The PS3 helped two Sony software titles take the top spots on the UK's all-formats chart last week, with Resistance: Fall of Man and Motorstorm falling in slots one and two, respectively. Overall, six of the top 10 all-formats games were PS3 titles.



PSP - Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Warriors

Namco Bandai is bringing the popular tv series Shohen Jump Naruto to the psp in form of the game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Warriors. This game will be a team based fighting game allowing up to 3 vs 3 team battles. The games features include:

- 3-on-3 team based gameplay. Players can create their favorite Ninja Dream team.

- Intense single player with 8 stages

- 20 unlockable characters

- Wireless interactive multiplayer versus mode which allows up to 2 players

This game is to be released in the Late Summer of 2007



PS3 - Guitar Hero 3 Hits PS3

We all knew it was coming, just were not sure as to when. Red Octane had pulled back the curtain a bit to announce when we can expect Guitar Hero 3. According to their Knowledgebase: "Guitar Hero 3 for the Playstation 2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii are currently scheduled for release in the United States in Fall of 2007."

This marks the first time for the franchise to hit Nintendo consoles and we are told it will not just be a port. There are not a lot of details as of yet- we'll update as they come in.