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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

27 Playable PS3 Games At TGS

Sony Corp. (6758.T: Quote, NEWS, Research) said onWednesday it would offer 27 playable games for its PlayStation 3 at the Tokyo Game Show next month, a sign of progress in criticalsoftware development ahead of the November launch of the latest version of its blockbuster game console.

Sony, which competes with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and Nintendo Co. Ltd (7974.OS: Quote, NEWS, Research) in the global video game market, offered 13 playable PS3 software titles at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show in Los Angeles in May.
-- Sony to offer 27 PS3 games at Tokyo Game Show

Not really as interesting as it sounds since "playable" doesn't mean "polished" or, you know, "good". It's nice that they've got double the stock since E3 and TGS is probably wildly important to Sony (possibly more so than E3). A broad launch would help cost concerns and Blu-Ray worries, but a killer app would go a lot farther ... and so far there doesn't seem to be one emerging.

Still, the Sony news seems to be getting more positive as the launch gets closer.

Update: I think Reuters may have to doublecheck it's facts on this one. Perhaps not all 27 are PS3 titles (or not all are playable?).

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