Punch Jump's Week Recap. Stories include:
Sony this week yanked PS3 Firmware 2.40 offline due to reports of hardware malfunction. The update was to offer in-game XMB access and a new Google search function.
Sales for the PS3 80GB MGS4 bundle increased upon restock at Amazon.com this week. Upon availability the item ranked back in the top 25 sales.
K-Mart stores this week discounted the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player to $5.00 to clear out inventory. The product debuted in 2006 for $199.99.
Harmonix and MTV Games this week announced that Rock Band 2 will debut exclusively on the Xbox 360. The title will be released to other platforms later this year.
Wii leaped back to the No. 1 sales position at Amazon this week upon restock. The product has held a sold out status at most U.S. retailers since launch.
Sales for Nintendo Co.'s Wii were second to Sony's PSP in the latest Japan charts. The Wii ranked No. 2 in overall hardware sales for the week.