The Sony PS3 has hit a whopping 50 million sales worlwide, with the recently released Move controller notching up eight million sale already.

At least the tide is now turning for Sony, who for years were famously loosing money on each unit sold. Now with development costs recouped and an easier and cheaper to make console they should now easily be seeing a return on their investment.

As an added bonus for Sony, such a high total number of console sales means there are an equally high number of Blu-ray players out there in homes around the world, thus boosting sales of their high-defintion format disks.

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Industry research firm NDP expects a dip in game buying numbers this holiday season, accoring to its latest survey.

Sales have droped almost every month this year compared to 2009 and according to a survey of mover 2,000 respondents only 15 percent of US consumers plan on buying this holiday season.

This is despite the new PlayStation Move, Xbox Kinect and refreshed Xbox 360 line-up bringing renewed interest to consumers this year.

Stay tuned for more Console News.

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Chart Track sales figures have revealed that in the UK Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has sold a whopping 1.7 million copies in just one week.

This breaks the previous record set by Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV which shifted 927,000 in the same time frame.

Interstingly, the Xbox 360 version of Modern Warfare 2 sold the most copies, accounting for one million units. In total, the game grossed GBP £67.4 million.

The games has made its way to the top of the UK All Format Charts, knocking FIFA 10 off the top spot.

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Whilst Netflix is indeed coming to PlayStation 3 it has been revealed that is will require a disc in order to use it every time you want to stream. Joystiq shot some questions off to the company, who justified this as being “fastest and easiest way to let PS3 enthusiasts get Netflix on the PS3″ and that an embedded software solution through XMB will be coming late next year. It denies this has anything to do with Microsoft’s exclusivity agreement.

Source: Engadget

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Whilst a 250GB Slim PS3 is expected following Sony’s testing of such a version with the Federal Communications Commission, an exact release date was never published.

Well, such a console could be on sale as soon as 13 October after Engadget published a picture of a 250GB PS3 Uncharted 2 bundle.

The game itself is released on 13 October and We’d expect the bundle to be available on the same day as the game with an official announcement possibly coming at next weeks Tokyo Game Show.

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The new Slim PS3 from Sony must be selling well here in the UK. We’ve just checked the stock status of several web retailers and Game, HMV, Play, GameStation, Zavvi and Tesco are all out of stock. Amazon and DSG group stores (Dixons, PC World and Currys) still have the console in stock.

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Website PSBeyond has claimed that Gran Turismo 5 will be released for sale in the UK on 25 September 2009. Whilst this seems almost too soon, the Slim PS3 did catch us by surprise with the speed with which it came to market. The source of the date is reported to be a Sony official.

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Sony has revealed that the UK market will be getting their own version of the Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack. We are assuming that it will be some sort of variation on the one destined for the US, due out late October.

We already know that the US pack contains a Mystic Silver PSP-3000, a copy of the GT PSP game, a voucher for a PSN movie download, a music voucher and a Sony 2GB Pro Duo memory stick.

There is no release date set yet for the UK bundle but we don’t think it will be too far behind the US, which probably means a late October or early November release.psp

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The launch of the revised Slim PS3 has given Sony a huge sales boost, with them selling 38,000 consoles more than they did the previous week, This represents a whopping 104% week-on-week increase. Next week should see even bigger gains as the figures were taken pre September 1 when the new console wasn’t fully available.

Thanks to the recent price cut Microsoft’s Xbox 360 saw a 32% sales increase, selling 74,689 units compared with 56,448 during the pre-price cut week. Total Xbox 360 sales were just 1,242 units shy of the PS3’s total.

Without a revised console or a price cut to boost sales, Nintendo saw a 4% drop in the same week. Despite this it still sold an impressive 74,245 units, only a few hundred shy of the Xbox and less than 2,000 off the PS3.

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Sony Europe have finally today confirmed that the PlayStation 3 Slim will be released during its press conference at GamesCom.

Sony chief Kazuo Hirai stated that the new slim console will go on sale during the first week of September and will have a 120GB hard drive.

The Slim PS3 will retail for 299 EURO and will be sold alongside the current model which will receive a price drop effective as of tomorrow. Please look back for further details on the new Slim PS3.