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[News] Linux-ready Appliance (PS3) Maintains High Sales Level

  • Subject: [News] Linux-ready Appliance (PS3) Maintains High Sales Level
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 23:21:35 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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US PS3 sales increase 192% since price drop

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| 2008 is the year that everyone in the console gaming business enters a new 
| level, never previously entered, taking gaming, home entertainment and 
| console computing to new heights. Just how good it will be we’re yet to find 
| out, but we’re in no doubt it’ll be an absolute blast, in more ways than one!   


Computing and home entertainment. That can be Linux on the PS3. Appliances
replace the 'desktop'.


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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