Sony this week released the Life with Playstation service to PS3 owners worldwide. The non-gaming service includes news and weather information from various content providers.
Sony this week released an optional firmware update to PS3 owners. Firmware v2.43 is intended for the Japan region.
Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 outsold Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 in the latest Japan retail sales data. The Xbox 360 ranked No. 4 in overall sales.
Target Corp. stores this week held a clearance on the Xbox 360 20GB hard drive to $24.99. The add-on typically sells for $89.99.
Nintendo this week said that Wii Music will be released to U.S. retail on Oct. 20. The title will feature more than 60 instruments and more than 50 music tracks.
Nintendo this week released a new wave of WiiWare and Virtual Console titles to the Wii. New titles include Strong Bad Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free and Mega Man 2.