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Sony to end PlayStation 3 production after 10 years
Sony to end PlayStation 3 production after 10 years
Still remember the first time you played Resistance: Fall of Man or Ridge Racer 7? I might well be that it was over 10 years ago on a brand ...... 18 Mar 2017 - 3 comments
PS Now adds 40 more PS3 titles
PS Now adds 40 more PS3 titles
Sony has announced 40 more PlayStation 3 games are now available through the PS Now subscription service. The service now has over 300 titles, ...... 06 Jan 2016
PlayStation Now subscriptions headed to PS3 next week
PlayStation Now subscriptions headed to PS3 next week
Sony has announced today that PlayStation Now subscriptions are headed to the PS3 on May 12th. Gamers will have access to over 100 of the ...... 06 May 2015 - 1 comment
E3 2014: Far Cry 4 opening minutes shows nutcase villain Pagan Min
E3 2014: Far Cry 4 opening minutes shows nutcase villain Pagan Min
Ubisoft kicked its press briefing today in the strongest way it could; by exposing us all to the insanity of antagonist Pagan Min. Far Cry ...... 10 Jun 2014
PS3's Resistance trilogy goes offline on Tuesday
PS3's Resistance trilogy goes offline on Tuesday
Insomniac Games has reminded PS3 owners that its Resistance trilogy will no longer have online play from Tuesday, April 8. Last year, Sony ...... 06 Apr 2014
Sony PS3 gets latest mandatory update
Sony PS3 gets latest mandatory update
Sony has released their latest mandatory firmware update for the PlayStation 3. The update does not appear to include much more than "software ...... 07 Feb 2014 - 4 comments
Minecraft on PS3 reaches 1 million sales
Minecraft on PS3 reaches 1 million sales
Mojang, the makers of blockbuster hit Minecraft, has proudly boasted that the game has reached 1 million sales for their PlayStation 3 edition. ...... 26 Jan 2014
Sony PS3, PS4 get native HBO Go app
Sony PS3, PS4 get native HBO Go app
Following streaming deals with all the major content providers over the past few years, Sony will now be bringing hit shows like "Game of Thrones" ...... 18 Jan 2014 - 3 comments
PS Plus subscribes get BioShock Infinite free, and Sony kicks off '14 for '14' sale
PS Plus subscribes get BioShock Infinite free, and Sony kicks off '14 for '14' sale
BioShock Infinite will be available free to PlayStation Plus subscribers from tomorrow, and Sony is launching its 14 for '14 set of discounts ...... 13 Jan 2014 - 1 comment
PSN friends list limit increased to 2,000
PSN friends list limit increased to 2,000
You can now have 2,000 friends on Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) service, but you're still stuck on 100 on PlayStation 3. Sony has increased ...... 10 Nov 2013 - 1 comment
PS3 moves 80 million units in 7 years
PS3 moves 80 million units in 7 years
Sony announced that it has sold 80 million PlayStation 3 consoles since it launched almost exactly seven years ago. The 80 million figure ...... 06 Nov 2013
PS3 PlayStation Store gets PayPal support
PS3 PlayStation Store gets PayPal support
Sony's PS3 PlayStation Store now supports adding funds through PayPal. In January, Sony made it possible to add funds to a Sony Entertainment ...... 02 Nov 2013
TuneIn app lands on PS3, will arrive on PS Vita next week
TuneIn app lands on PS3, will arrive on PS Vita next week
TuneIn has released an app for the PS3 console, and will release an app for the PS Vita handheld next week. TuneIn offers more than 70,000 ...... 01 Nov 2013 - 1 comment
PS3 gets Redbox Instant app
PS3 gets Redbox Instant app
PS3 users in the U.S. can download the new Redbox Instant by Verizon app for their consoles. The app provides access to thousands of streaming ...... 30 Oct 2013 - 1 comment
Grand Theft Auto V pushes PS3, Xbox 360 to their limit, Rockstar says
Grand Theft Auto V pushes PS3, Xbox 360 to their limit, Rockstar says
Rockstar's upcoming Grand Theft Auto V pushes the ageing Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 console to their technical limits. Leslie Benzies, president ...... 15 Aug 2013 - 6 comments
Sony to sell 12GB flash PS3 in North America
Sony to sell 12GB flash PS3 in North America
Sony seems to be preparing to begin selling a 12GB flash-based PS3 console in North America from the end of this week. Canadian retailer ...... 14 Aug 2013 - 6 comments
Sony won't abandon PS3 after PS4 launch, execs say
Sony won't abandon PS3 after PS4 launch, execs say
With the launch of the PlayStation 4 console set for the holiday season, Sony is reassuring PS3 owners of potential buyers that the console has years left. ...... 28 Jun 2013
PS3 software update v4.46 released; How to fix PS3s frozen by v4.45 update
PS3 software update v4.46 released; How to fix PS3s frozen by v4.45 update
PS3 System Software v4.46 has been released by Sony today, fixing an issue with v4.45 that led to PS3 consoles becoming unbootable. Those ...... 27 Jun 2013 - 1 comment
Sony: PS3 update to address v4.45 issues due next week
Sony: PS3 update to address v4.45 issues due next week
Sony's PlayStation Europe twitter feed is promising another update to the console to address an issue with a recent pulled update that disabled ...... 22 Jun 2013 - 6 comments
PS4 launch will not lead to PS3 price cut
PS4 launch will not lead to PS3 price cut
According to Sony UK, the upcoming PlayStation 4 launch does not mean the company is dropping the price of the PS3. UK Managing Director ...... 21 Jun 2013 - 5 comments
VIDEO: Gran Turismo 6 unveiled, out this holiday on PS3
VIDEO: Gran Turismo 6 unveiled, out this holiday on PS3
Gran Turismo 6 has been unveiled, and will be available this holiday season on the PlayStation 3 console. Gran Turismo creator Kazunori ...... 15 May 2013
PS3 Netflix Player gets updated
PS3 Netflix Player gets updated
Netflix has updated its Netflix Player for the PS3 console, with a design more akin to the Web Player and those that run on tablet devices. ...... 13 May 2013
Sony: Manufacturing costs for PS4 will be much cheaper than PS3
Sony: Manufacturing costs for PS4 will be much cheaper than PS3
During their most recent earnings conference call, Sony CFO Masaru Kato confirmed that unlike the PS3, the PS4 will not be a black hole of profits at launch. ...... 11 May 2013 - 4 comments
Epix now available on PlayStation 3
Epix now available on PlayStation 3
Sony has announced today that the Epix streaming service is now available to PlayStation 3 users in the U.S. The VOD catalog has 3000 movies ...... 03 Apr 2013
Blizzard to bring Diablo III to PS3, PS4
Blizzard to bring Diablo III to PS3, PS4
At the Sony PlayStation event in New York, it was announced that Diablo III would be made available for the PS3 and PS4. Diablo III was released ...... 21 Feb 2013 - 1 comment
VIDEO: Sony celebrates PlayStation games
VIDEO: Sony celebrates PlayStation games
Sony has continued its Evolution of PlayStation series of videos by celebrating the effect the brand has had on gaming since the early 90s. ...... 20 Feb 2013
(VIDEO) Evolution of PlayStation: PlayStation 3
(VIDEO) Evolution of PlayStation: PlayStation 3
Sony has uploaded the third part of its 'Evolution of PlayStation' series, covering the current generation PlayStation 3 console. The first ...... 18 Feb 2013 - 3 comments
Pachter: Sony likely to cut PS3 prices next week
Pachter: Sony likely to cut PS3 prices next week
Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has said it is very likely that Sony will cut the price of PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles as it unveils ...... 17 Feb 2013 - 6 comments
Metacritic: 2012 was terrible year for games
Metacritic: 2012 was terrible year for games
Review aggregator site Metacritic says 2012 was a bad year for games, with the lowest number of high rated games since they started in 2009. ...... 02 Jan 2013 - 6 comments
Streaming Netflix? You are likely using a PS3 to do so
Streaming Netflix? You are likely using a PS3 to do so
Netflix and Sony jointly announced today that the PS3 is the most popular device for streaming Netflix content. The statistic took into account ...... 05 Dec 2012 - 19 comments
PlayStation 3 hits 70 million units sold
PlayStation 3 hits 70 million units sold
Sony has announced today that the PS3 has now reached 70 million global sales as of the beginning of November. Additionally, the company ...... 16 Nov 2012 - 3 comments
Researcher reassures PS3 users over hack news
Researcher reassures PS3 users over hack news
GFI Software researcher re-assures regular PS3 gamers. Last year, a huge PlayStation Network (PSN) data breach affected so many people that ...... 28 Oct 2012 - 2 comments
PS3 key leak is setback for console's security
PS3 key leak is setback for console's security
PS3 security suffers another setback. Over the past few years, there has been several breaches of the PS3's security, which is geared toward ...... 24 Oct 2012 - 7 comments
PS3 firmware 4.30 update axes Folding@home
PS3 firmware 4.30 update axes Folding@home
Sony ends partnership with Stanford University's Folding@home. Folding@home has been available on PS3s since 2007. Since then, more than ...... 22 Oct 2012 - 3 comments
Sony will support PS3 through 2015
Sony will support PS3 through 2015
Sony VP of hardware marketing John Koller has let customers know this week that the company plans to support the PlayStation 3 through 2015, ...... 26 Sep 2012 - 6 comments
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