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PlayStation Blogcast 051: One Year Older, 70 Million PS3s Wiser

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Sid Shuman's Avatar Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 // Director, SIEA Social Media

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Firstly, I want to apologize for the lateness of this week’s Blogcast – we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled Thursday afternoon publish starting next week. But I’m hoping that today’s show will be worth the wait. Not only does today’s show mark the official one-year anniversary of PlayStation Blogcast (!), it also marks two major milestones for PlayStation 3! This Saturday marks the console’s six-year birthday in the United States. And as you may have heard early this morning, PS3 has officially passed the 70 million milestone.

On today’s double-stuffed show, we celebrate those milestones in style. The always insightful Shuhei Yoshida, Sony Computer Entertainment’s celebrated president of Worldwide Studios, reminisces on the challenges of launching PS3 in 2006 and how innovative game development drove the PS3 to global must-have status. Later, SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton stops by to provide a bird’s-eye view on PS3 and PS Vita – and even the launch of WiiU. Then PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen makes her debut appearance to discuss the evolution of PlayStation Store and PSN, even answering some long-requested questions for good measure. All are must-listens!

But we don’t stop there. Tore Blystad, game director on Hitman: Absolution and confessed PlayStation fan, stops by to answer your questions on one of this fall’s hottest PS3 releases.

Stuff We Talked About

  • Hitman: Absolution
  • PlayStation Store
  • PlayStation 3
  • SCE Worldwide Studios
  • God of War: Ascension
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
  • Puppeteer
  • Until Dawn
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    Official PlayStation.Blogcast - Sid ShumanOfficial PlayStation.Blogcast - Nick SuttnerTore Blystad

    Shuhei YoshidaJack TrettonGrace Chen

    The Cast

    [Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

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    + ProfessorAnatil on November 17th, 2012 at 6:43 am said:

    And one thing I forgot to mention, thanks Sid for the info in your reply to #8 (Asphaltum). That’s good to know and now we know how to pester to get the PS1/PS2 games we want on the store lol.


    + dragonmagician on November 17th, 2012 at 7:58 am said:

    Love the blogcast!! Shuhei was great as always in podcasts. Nice to hear from Jack, it’s funny that you asked him about the Wii U. And great insight from Grace on the workings of the store; I think you need more female blogcasters in the future!


    + quasar338 on November 17th, 2012 at 9:16 am said:

    Ok, why is it whenI’m on my ps3. I can’t watch or listen to the podcast. I find this most annoying, and stupi. Ps3? podcast? really you can’t watch it from your ps3? This probabley one of the biggest fails so far and this hasnt been addressed for years. I think it’s time to fix this messup folks really years not able to?
    Oh it says trouble playing media. Need to update flash player. ok? ahhh we arent allowed todo this so why isnt it fixed?


    + DarkOne_PR on November 17th, 2012 at 12:00 pm said:


    Dude….. U r a major B-Bag…


    + DarkOne_PR on November 17th, 2012 at 12:00 pm said:

    And D-bag


    + DarkOne_PR on November 17th, 2012 at 12:02 pm said:

    Guys I congratulate Sony! Ive been there with u guys since the motorstorm bundle XD Happy to see this gen for u wasnt only bad news in ur pockets :)

    hope the vita get this milestone too! it just needs the mainstream games u havent announce yet…. which i hope it will be soon….


    + Istyle318 on November 17th, 2012 at 1:00 pm said:

    I’m ready for the CYBER TUESDAY SALES. Great smart decision on doing this. Glad to see you guys beating the black friday traffic very smart


    + OPS_GEAR107 on November 17th, 2012 at 1:05 pm said:

    Congrats Sony!


    + TheShaguiMan on November 17th, 2012 at 1:30 pm said:

    Hello this is for the cast i hope answer, I want to know about the power of the PS3 games like The Last of Us, Beyond Two Souls and God of War Ascension I’m always on the PlayStation but those games and I really saw impressed by their graphics but I think for Uncharted 3 graphics were fully or not the games that come out are much better and I’m proud of that but the PS3 has hidden the true power or not, and I apologize for the question I await your response … PS3 # 1


    + Doc_Of_D on November 17th, 2012 at 2:03 pm said:

    Anyway we can get the interview in text format?


    + CZ4200 on November 17th, 2012 at 4:32 pm said:

    @49 (ProfessorAnatil) thank you, and this is where i say how did i miss that. also the first blogcast was on Nov 23 2011 so one year will be on black friday the day after the next blogcast


    + Boxster17 on November 17th, 2012 at 9:05 pm said:

    If anyone could answer this it would be greatly appreciated…how do you copy iTunes playlists to the Vita?

    I’ve made sure I have the most up to date copy of CMA, iTunes (maybe I need to find an older version?) and I have the latest firmware as well. I’ve exported both a M3U and M3U8 playlist to the Music folder for the CMA yet every single time I go to Playlists it just says “There are no playlists”.

    Has anyone been able to get this to work at all?


    + illdumpit on November 18th, 2012 at 7:37 am said:



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    + Inuboykendo1000 on November 18th, 2012 at 9:34 pm said:

    Congrats Sony. This is a momentous occasion not only for you, but for us fans of the Playstation as a product we love is successful and that feels good to me haha. Best system on the market right now. Congratulations on the 70 million mark.


    + MaxPayneV3 on November 19th, 2012 at 5:07 am said:

    Been a while since I listened to the Blogcast, I should start back with this “very special” episode.


    + zGrandpaGamer on November 19th, 2012 at 5:48 am said:

    Hey guy’s great show, i just wanted to know when the psn store will start pricing games closer or equal to retailers. On average games are 20 dollars or more on the psn store i would like to buy the games i like and have them on my hard drive but in the store it’s just to expensive.

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