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10,000 dev kits shipped -- Sony pats itself on the back

Get prepared for a heaping pile of good news, Sony fans and Sony so-so's alike! Official news from SCEA's PR Manager, Ryan Bowling, has arrived. Just like Krazy Kaz said at the E3 press conference (although he may have been a bit early in saying so), more than 10,000 development kits have been sent out -- to 208 companies in 11 countries. That's good news, since it's an official statement. What's more is that the number of dev kits delivered is far more than Sony's older platforms, even the XBox 360 didn't send out so many. It's a good thing to get these kits in as many hands as possible.

Although... with SO many dev kits at SO many companies, why are we only hearing about a handful of games? How many could be in the works? God of War certainly came out of left field, so who can say something similar won't magically appear at the Tokyo Game Show? The TGS, guys, it's pretty much Sony's last chance to show the world "hey look, we've got a lot of games and more than a handful seem interesting... Riiiiiiiiidge Racer!" Well, maybe without the Ridge Racer. C'mon, you 208 companies! Show us what you've been cooking. We're hungry for some great PS3 gaming.

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1. Yeah baby ¡¡¡ right on ¡¡¡

Lets the fun begins :)

Posted at 1:03PM on Jul 26th 2006 by Night Elve 1 star

2. announcements like these only make me all the more happy that the ps3 was delayed from its "spring 06" launch. (even though i still think that original date was just marketing).
i get the feeling that my patience will be long rewarded as the most important thing to any console will most likely become true to life for the ps3 and early on, lots of varried butt kicking games.

Posted at 5:52PM on Jul 26th 2006 by alienclay 0 stars

3. 10,000 is wonderful sure, but announcing games would be a thousand times better. The dev kit is the cheapest part of development when taking in the man hours spent to get a game to fruition.

And if you think the initial PS3 games will be great by comparison to current Xbox 360 games, you're kidding yourself. PS3 will see its true power tapped either for the holiday season of 07, or during 08. That's when it will be primetime to own a PS3. Current games being developed aren't even using half of the power the Cell is capable of.

Does PS3 have a bright future? Yes. I just wish the Sony PR machine would shut the hell up and let the console do the talking.

Posted at 11:59AM on Jul 27th 2006 by PS3 needs good press 0 stars

4. man, that is one ugly dev kit.

Posted at 2:04PM on Jul 27th 2006 by Pat K 0 stars

5. man, that is one ugly dev kit...lol..yeah kinda is

Posted at 3:11PM on Jul 27th 2006 by PS3 0 stars

6. man, that is one ugly dev kit...lol..yeah kinda is....
Your moms are ugly dev kits.

(I just had to)

Posted at 4:14PM on Jul 27th 2006 by Maximilian Lockwood 0 stars

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