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PS3 DVR Kit Tops 400,000 Units

Andriasang: We've been hearing for months that Sony's "Torne" PlayStation E3 digital video recording kit has been a success, but we never got solid sales figures to back the claim up. Today, Sankei news delivered something a bit more solid.

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Jamegohanssj52832d ago

Can I purchase one of these and use it on my TV? I need to upgrade from my VCR lol.

TGSI

gamingdroid2832d ago

SO when do we get one of these in the US?

Godmars2902832d ago

As soon as there's one national cable company. Japan and the UK have one basic cable channel, so PlayTV and Trone work there. The only reason the 360 is getting a VCR is because you have to get U-verse, and chances are USA network and a dozen other cable networks are going to end up complaining if not banning 360 access.

Ju2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

No need for a national cable company. Protocols are standardized and decoder cards should be available on request. The cable companies sure try to hide this info somewhere in the smallprint, though.

HolyOrangeCows2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

Is THIS one actually available in the US?

Edit: Woah. Eerily similar comments. Both with a caps-word and ending in "in the US?"

Fishy Fingers2832d ago

This basically PlayTV then?

Godmars2902832d ago

Over 5 million PS3s in Japan, its been at least a year - six months? - I honestly expect the numbers to be higher. Closer to a million if not past the half million mark.

Just saying.

Knushwood Butt2832d ago

It came out about 6 months ago.

I'm surprised the numbers aren't higher too. It's a great piece of kit. We use ours pretty much every day.

Still, 400K aint sloppy.

ReBurn2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

I think it's respectable, considering the Japanese install base. Peripherals like this are kind of a niche thing, anyway.

cam20302832d ago

i hope it comes to canada real soon