The World of Playstation – November 2011 Edition

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Oh wow, this is awkward. The first ‘World of Playstation’ was done a couple of months ago. Hmmm… well, here’s another one. Since that first article (which you can check out here), there have been some interesting news coming out of the world of Playstation. So, what has been the hottest Playstation news?

First up, Uncharted 3 has shot to the top with 3.8 million sold in 24 hours. Why don’t you read our review while your here? Also, the Playstation 3 has also exceeded expectations as it becomes the No. 1 selling console of 2011.

Second, the Playstation Vita has a release date in Australia and New Zealand, as well as other major regions outside of East Asia. North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East receives it on the 22nd of February and Australia and New Zealand receive it on the 23rd of February. Check out both articles for more information (NA/EU/AF/ME date and AU/NZ date). Also, the UMD Passport program was announced. This will allow certain UMD games for the PSP to be registered so that the user can get a digital version for their Vita at a heavily discounted price.

Talking about portable consoles, the Playstation Portable has it’s fifth iteration called the E1000. It is now available for those who are looking for a cheap portable thrill. For what it contains, check out this article.

Let’s move to the Playstation Move. To celebrate the launch of DanceStar Party, Australia hosted a dance-off competition at Circular Quay hosted by So You Think You Can Dance US host Cat Deeley’s. David Hasselhoff also shows off his dance moves for the game.

More Move news and there is a wave of Move games that are coming during November. Other than DanceStar Party, look out for Move Fitness, After Hours Athletes, Eyepet and Friends, Carnival Island, Medieval Moves and Start The Party: Save The World. I would say it is an exciting time to own the Playstation Move. Maybe buy it as a Christmas present.

Two Playstation branded peripherals are being released this month. First, the 3D display has been released in the US, with no date yet for Australia and New Zealand. What is on sale right now is the Playstation 3 Wireless Stereo Headset. It has 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound and built-in microphone for high quality voice chat. Expect to fork out AU$149.95.

That is about it for this month’s World of Playstation. Be sure to check out the website for the latest Playstation news, reviews and previews. Until next time, enjoy your Uncharted 3… or any other Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable game you need to complete.

Josh is the name, writing is my game... well my degree will say that. But, when uni gets me down (and it does), there is no better way that to grab a chair, sit back and slicing up some Darkspawn I started my gaming interest back in the good old 16 bit era with the Sega Mega Drive and Sonic The Hedgehog 2. I was roughly five years old. To this day I still try to fire up the dusty companion and speed through the wacky and bright levels, jumping on some Badniks, collecting those damn Chaos Emeralds. Then I moved onto Sony's disk based console the Playstation (thanks to my uncle). Since then I have picked up each of Sony's consoles from the 5th to current generation that has been released in Australia (with more to come). In terms of writing about games, I am quite new to the field. I started out late last year with my own blog before deciding to move to greener pastures. I have written a few reviews for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable. Features as well. I hope I can flex my muscles while writing with Capsule Computers. If I'm not gaming, however, I'm writing narratives. I am currently trying to kickstart a high fantasy novel (which, hopefully, turns into a complex RPG) that I want done in five years or so. My passion of writing has been there for a long time and has flourished as I grew. I'm into the fantasy genre, both games and novels, and thoroughly enjoy a deep and complex RPG, whether it comes from the East or West. Oh and anime is awesome!

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