Marcus Lai from Punch Jump writes: "Sales for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 dropped in the latest Japan retail figures. The product ranked No. 4 in overall video game hardware sales for the week.
Sony this week cut the fiscal shipment forecast for the PS3 despite recording a profit in the Oct. to Dec. period. The company held a profit increase of 25.2 percent.
Resellers are offering the DualShock 3 controller for sale at Amazon.com. The controller offers rumble functionality not found in the Sixaxis controller.
Sony this week said that the release of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is on track for Apr. in the U.S. The title will be sold for $39.99.
The PS3 Devil May Cry 4 bundle SKU sold out this week at Amazon Japan. The bundle includes a 40GB PS3 and Capcom Co.'s Devil May Cry 4 software.
Demand for the 80GB PS3 SKU was greater than the 40GB version at Amazon this week. The 80GB product has been discontinued at retailer Bestbuy.com.
U.K. retailer Woolworths this week cited the PS3 as a factor in a decision to back the Blu-ray disc format over HD DVD. The retailer will discontinue sale of HD DVD titles in stores."