In 2007, Sears offered ravenous Black Friday shoppers a pink Nintendogs Lite and an eye-catching gold Phantom Hourglass console.
This year, to help you forget the fact that you’re not rich enough to import a DSi, two further hardware bundles will be made available: an Ice Blue Lite with Brain Age and a case that looks like a Filofax, and a Mario Red model with an “M” stamped on it that ships with New Super Mario Bros., both priced at $149.99. It prints money, etc. If you take away that “M,” these are basically two of Nintendo’s newest European Lites. We admit to harboring mixed feelings about the “M.” Would anyone else just prefer the plain red Lite?
“We have a business to run, and we have to make sure we’re doing the right thing for the shareholders as well. At the moment there’s a marketplace for PS3 and I think for this particular Christmas, with the kind of quality of games we’re seeing coming out this Christmas, I don’t think the price of the console is going to be an issue at all.”-Ray Maguire, Managing Director of SCEUK
Sony Japan has responded to criticisms about visible scanlines on the new PSP-3000 systems. While Sony America is looking into the situation, Japan’s statement doesn’t bode too well. It seems that the scanline problem is a feature of the new LCD screens. SCEI says that the “PSP-3000 has a new LCD device with vastly improved picture quality, achieving a more natural and vivid picture than older models. By improving LCD response time to reduce ghosting, the horizontal-line phenomenon becomes more visible.”