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First half-million of PlayStation 3 to come packed with Ricky Bobby

Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced its debut game titles and unveiled the online strategy for PlayStation 3. Sony also confirmed our reports that games will be priced at $59.99. SCEA today also unveiled the online and network services provided through PS3, which we first reported on earlier.

SCEA Launch Titles

Resistance: Fall of Man
NBA 07
Genji: Days of the Blade

Third Party Publisher Titles

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
Call of Duty 3
EA Sports Fight Night Round 3
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
F.E.A.R.
Full Auto 2: Battlelines
Madden NFL 07
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Mobile Suit Gundam: CROSSFIRE
NBA 2K7
Need For Speed Carbon
NHL 2K7
RIDGE RACER 7
Sonic the Hedgehog
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
Tony Hawk's Project 8
Untold Legends Dark Kingdom 

“Our line-up of PS3 games that will be available through the holidays is unprecedented in terms of volume, variety and innovation, surpassing any previous competitive launch catalog and even our own original offerings for other PlayStation platforms,” said Kaz Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America.  “We are pioneering a new era of true next-generation gaming through such titles as Resistance: Fall of Man, a visually arresting game that takes advantage of the large storage capacity and exceptional visual clarity offered by Blu-ray Disc; and NBA 07, running at full 1080p for the highest resolution image possible, creating hyper-realistic characters and gameplay never seen before.”

As if simply being able find a PlayStation 3 at launch wasn't incentive enough, Sony announced that packed-in with the first half million PS3 systems shipped in North America will be Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, starring Will Farrell. This puts a copy of the movie into PlayStation 3-owners hands almost a month before the Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby stand-alone street date of December 12, 2006 

Finally, SCEA also announced today the roster of peripherals that will accompany the arrival of PS3. The peripherals that will be available on launch day include the SIXAXIS Controller, available for $49.99, a Memory Card Adaptor for transferring game save information from PlayStation and PlayStation2 Memory Cards onto the HDD of PS3 for $14.99, and coming soon, a BD Remote Control for $24.99 (see peripheral photos here).



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By crystal clear on 10/20/2006 12:17:13 PM , Rating: 2
Blue Dragon off to a good start in Japan
Pre-orders show an unexpected amount of interest.
by Jonathan Lumb, 10/18/2006
52 of 52 users recommend this story.
Microsoft's great white hope for the Japanese market, Blue Dragon, comes out on December 7th in Japan, but pre-orders kicked off across the country today, with a surprising amount of interest. A hardware bundle will be available, including the Xbox 360 core system and the Blue Dragon software for a very reasonable price of 29,800 yen (around $250). As well as this, there will be a limited bundle, featuring all of that, plus an original table calendar, a special Blue Dragon faceplate, illustrated by Akira Toriyama, and a set of five miniature figures of characters from the game, all at the same price. Incredible value, really.
According to one retailer, Microsoft is planning to produce 100,000 of the Blue Dragon hardware bundles, and 10% of these will be the limited set with all the cool Blue Dragon merchandise we mentioned. With all the Toriyama fans in Japan, it might not be surprising to hear that these 10,000 limited sets are being snapped up pretty quickly, but hey, we're talking about the Xbox 360 in Japan -- the machine has been struggling to sell more than a thousand units each week recently. At the end of the first day of pre-orders, most retailers are now sold out of the limited set. One major online retailer sold out of their allotment within five minutes, others managed to last most of the day, but we are seeing a lot of interest across the board. Perhaps Microsoft will finally get a well-earned break in Japan. Keep your eyes peeled for Japan's top ten the week after its release -- it's sure to be interesting.



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