PS3 Launch Special: 10 stories from the blogosphere (20-Mar-07)

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ps3-hardware.jpgEvery day this week leading up to the launch, we’ll be linking to some of the hottest, latest or most opinionated posts, videos and news stories about Sony’s PlayStation 3 – both negative and positive. Here’s today’s batch:

– Konami’s Devil May Cry 4 won’t be a PS3 exclusive as expected. Instead it’ll be released simultaneously for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. (Joystiq)

– Developer Naughty Dog has taken the wraps off Uncharted: Drake’s Legacy – its new PS3 action-adventure – with a suitably action-packed trailer. (YouTube)

– Don’t want your PS3 to suffer from passive smoking, yet can’t give up the fags? Buy a Hori Dust & Nicotine Guard for it, of course. (Kotaku)

– PS3 was outsold by Nintendo’s Wii in February in the US, according to The NPD Group. Nintendo flogged 335,000 Wiis, compared to Sony’s 127,000 PS3s. (Lost Remote)

– Sony’s Phil Harrison has signed up for Slashdot’s interview slot, answering questions from the site’s users. The forum’s open now, and the highest-rated questions will be put to him in the near future. (Slashdot)

– Namco is working on a next-gen version of its marvellous Katamari franchise. Beautiful Katamari will be released on PS3 in October (it’s also coming to Xbox 360 and Wii), but more importantly, it’ll support the PS3’s Sixaxis controller. (Console News)

– Aeropause’s Paul Munn has a well-argued post on his frustrations with the PS3’s XMB user interface. (Aeropause)

– More sales predictions: analyst Nick Parker reckons Sony will have sold four million PS3s by next year, and will overtake Wii in global sales. This post also suggests a pre-Christmas price cut for Sony’s console. (PS3 Vault)

– Toshiba has hit back at reports that Blu-ray discs are outselling HD DVD discs by three-to-one, claiming that Blu-ray figures have been inflated by PS3 owners trading in their free vouchers. (Engadget)

– Five PS3 launch games have slipped from their planned release this Friday. They are F.E.A.R., Splinter Cell Double Agent, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, NBA 2K7, and Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom. (Games Radar)

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Stuart Dredge