Website Pocket Gamer has claimed that a source inside the Sony development team informs them that the much-rumoured PSP2 is well advanced and should be released by Christmas. The new unit is reported to be more of an iPhone look-alike than the current unit integrating a large touchscreen that will slide open to reveal the traditional control buttons. Sony hasn’t really acknowledged the existence of a PSP2 yet but expect full specifications and details to be unveiled at the E3 Media and Business Summit in June.

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Sega has confirmed that Outrun: Online Arcade will be released on the European Playstation Store tomorrow priced at 10 Euros or 800 MS points for Xbox Live users. They did not provide a release date for territories outside Europe. Make sure you get the very latest gadgets including the Sony PS3 for Free over at gadgets-4-free.co.uk.

Developer Konami have announced that it is developing Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 with an approximate release date of around autumn this year. The new game is rumoured to included major new game play enhancements over its predecessor and will be available on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PSP and PS2 platforms. The developer has gone to a lot of trouble to get the game right even including using forums and fan feedback to make sure the game is an improvement.

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Harmonix and Electronic Arts have announced today Rock Band Unplugged will be released in North America and Europe on 9 June 2009. Rock Band Unplugged combines the major highlights of Rock Band 1&2 to create a full band experience. The PSP-only release will contain at least 40 master recordings with more available over the PSP’s wireless connection through the PSN store.

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Resident Evil 5 from Capcom has sold more than 400,000 copies on the PlayStation 3 platform in Japan. The highly anticipated game was released to the local market on 12 March and has managed to shift some 412,000 copies, outpacing the Xbox 360 in the sales charts. This backs up the games solid performance seen in most other markets. If you haven’t got Sony’s latest console yet, get your very own free PS3 console from our friends at gadgets-4-free.co.uk.

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Electronic Arts today have released a downloadable game mode for their FIFA Soccer 09 game on the Xbox 360 platform. FIFA 09 Ultimate Team is available to download now and allows gamers to bring together the most talented footy players the world has to offer with the intent of developing them into a dream team. The aim is to then enter online competitions with the team./p>

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Target, the US retailer, has received a new batch of PS3 consoles from Sony. They are the same recommended retail price of $399 but have a new product code (SKU) and inside the box are two ‘free’ games – Resistance: Fall of Man and MotorStorm. Is this Sony’s answer to a much hyped (and needed) price cut? We can’t see any other reason why Sony would produce such a package and it would obviously work in their favour to throw in a couple of games that cost them little to produce rather discount an already loss-leading console. It is not clear if this package will make an appearance in Europe. We’ll keep you posted on any updates.

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Sony is preparing to release an impressive 2009 PSP line-up which includes headline titles such as MotorStorm and LittleBigPlanet. Hopefully this will help boost the handheld’s 3 million strong user base in the UK. The recent arrival of the PSP 3000 model along with rumours of a PSP 2 should also help to boost numbers and make up some ground on the much more popular Nintendo DS Lite.

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Resident Evil 5 was released in Japan yesterday. Early figures for first day sales put the PS3 version of the game at 220,000 sales against the Xbox 360 version at just 56,000 sales. The PS3 obviously has a huge advantage but remember that in Sony’s home market their console has a user base some 300% higher than that of the Xbox 360. If haven’t purchased the Sony console yet then get yourself over to gadgets-4-free where you can claim a free ps3 so you’re ready for the excellent RE5.

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Microsoft has cut the Xbox Live Gold price for a 12 month subscription to $39.99 in North America and £34.99 in the UK. It is applicable to all Silver memberships, although only for a limited time. Microsoft don’t specify how long the offer will last. A statement from Microsoft reads “currently running a promotion in-dash that gives Silver members a special opportunity to upgrade to the full benefits of Gold membership at a reduced price for a limited time.”

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