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[News] A Million Linux-Capable PCs (PS3s) Sold in Small Nation

  • Subject: [News] A Million Linux-Capable PCs (PS3s) Sold in Small Nation
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 01:50:16 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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A Million PSPs Sell in Japan

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| In the week from November 12 to 18 the PSP was the second most popular piece 
| of games hardware sold in Japan, according to Media Create. 



PS3 overtakes Wii in Japan

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| Some 55,924 PS3s were purchased in the week ending 11 November, compared to 
| 34,456 Wiis and just 5817 Xbox 360s. Clearly, the Halo 3 effect and 
|                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| Microsoft's price cut have done their work.  



Price cut boosts PlayStation 3 sales

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| U.S. sales of the PlayStation 3 more than doubled in the weeks after the 
| company slashed the video game console's price $100 and launched a low-end 
| model, Sony Corp. CEO Howard Stringer told The Associated Press Wednesday.  


PS3 + Linux + Firefox = Office 2.0 computing

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| Sony and a technology site are using a conference to show off a confluence of 
| next-generation, monopoly-bypassing technology: a Sony Playstation 3 
| videogame console running Linux and Firefox as a foundation for 
| Web-based "Office 2.0" applications.   
| IT|Redux, a site run by blogger and tech adviser Ismael Ghalimi, is showing 
| off the system at the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. IT|Redux is the 
| show organizer.   


PS3 available pre-installed with Linux

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| TerraSoft is now taking direct pre-orders with no delivery
| time guarantees for a Sony PS3 pre-installed with Linux,
| priced at $650.


Astrophysicist Replaces Supercomputer with Eight PlayStation 3s

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| The interest in the PS3 really was for two main reasons," explains Khanna, an 
| assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth who 
| specializes in computational astrophysics. "One of those is that Sony did 
| this remarkable thing of making the PS3 an open platform, so you can in fact 
| run Linux on it and it doesn't control what you do."    



Best New Console - Sony PlayStation 3

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| Sony's embrace of the PS3 as a computer rather than just a console
| and the availability of supported Linux distributions for the
| console will also develop and will likely bear entirely unexpected
| fruit in future.
| Runner-Up:
| Nintendo Wii


Sony's PS3 Could Still Outsell Microsoft's XBox 360 in 2006

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| Should the Playstation 3 end up in second place this Christmas season,
| Sony shouldn't feel too badly. The #1 selling console at the moment
| remains the Playstation 3, which sold nearly a million units in
| November, and will probably sell nearly double that in December.


Strategy Analytics: The Pressure is on Microsoft 

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| Research firm Strategy Analytics claims that with the PS3 now
| launching the pressure is actually on Microsoft to convince
| consumers and loyal PlayStation gamers to "switch camps."
| Ultimately, the firm sees Sony trouncing the competition with
| over 120 million units sold by 2012.


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