Archive → March, 2007
So, for two years, those of us with reason and objectivity have had to watch as screaming babies waved their arms around and told us how amazing it is to wave your arms around and play games. Or how fucking great it was to download a movie trailer and pay a subscription so you can pay a bit more to download an old game.
Sure, the PS3 has had hiccups and the whole of the internet trying to hate on it. Sure, most of those people seemed to go pretty quiet when they actually stopped hating on something they’d never tried (and hypocritically bleated that criticism of the Wii if you’ve never tried it is blasphemy)…
..so, allow me to gloat to all of you windbags that reckon you’re important and that your endless bitching on forums actually means ANYTHING in the real world because it doesn’t, it never will, and here’s why:
Record-breaking 165,000 PS3s sold at UK launch
18:45, Mar 26th 2007 by Neil Long
New format becomes fastest-selling home console ever over its debut weekend.
ChartTrack has confirmed that 165,000 PS3 units were sold during the console’s launch weekend.
The figure is three quarters of the total 220,000 UK launch stock for day one, and makes PS3 second only to PSP in the overall launch weekend sales stakes. The Sony handheld shifted 185,000 in its opening weekend back in September 2005.
PS3s record-breaking debut for a home console comfortably beats the previous top seller Nintendo Wii, which sold 105,000 after its frantic launch weekend in December last year. Fellow format rival Xbox 360 racked up an estimated 70,000 at launch in December 2005.
The figure also means that Sony has not sold all of its opening weekend stock, something the platform holder claims is part of its overall strategy at retail.
In other news: God of War 2 is everything I hoped it would be. It’s glorious
Colour me stupendously excited!
Aparrently, the latest 5 minute trailer of Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300 has a secret image embedded at that 1:52 point.
The image is of Zack Snyder’s next project, the cancelled-so-many-times-it-may-still-never-come-out Watchmen. Now, I’ve got to tell you, I’m a Watchmen fanboy. I think it’s awesome and I think Rorschach is a kick-ass character. So I’m practically dizzy with excitement. I really want this movie to happen and to be good.
300 opens in the UK at the end of March.
Here’s the pic – click for the massive version.
No doubt, those of you with an interest in games will now be familiar with a forthcoming title called LittleBigPlanet that appears to be creating considerable buzz.
I don’t know about you, but I found the footage shown to be very appealing and I think that a lot of that is down to that great soundtrack.
The music’s by a band called The Go! Team and is taken from their album Thunder, Lightening, Strike. If you want to have a listen to the ditty in question just push the button below.