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Burnout Paradise Party Pack coming 2/5, Europe to get Ultimate Box

Burnout Paradise Party Screen

We have a lot of fans of Burnout Paradise here at PS3 Fanboy. In fact, it won PS3 Fanboy's award for Best Racing Game and Best DLC. Those that have experienced everything Burnout Paradise has to offer can look to more fun in the upcoming multiplayer-focused Party Pack. This premium DLC will be available on the PlayStation Store on February 5th. Not only does it add new modes to your game, it will also give you access to a new batch of Trophies.

If you don't have Burnout Paradise yet, there's never been a better time to pick it up. In the US, the game has officially dropped in price to $20. Europeans will be able to purchase Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, which includes the game and every add-on released so far. Expect that in retail stores on February 6th.

Watching YouTube on your PS3 got a whole lot better

YouTube on PS3

One of our most-used bookmarks on the PS3 browser has to be popular video sharing site YouTube. It's a great, easy way of watching the most-talked about videos on our big-screen TVs. YouTube has now crafted a special PS3-optimized version of their page which you access by going to youtube.com/tv on your PS3 browser (it won't work on your computer, sorry!). It makes the entire process a lot more streamlined.

December NPD: PS3 sells 726k, 2008 sales up 40%

PS3 Console (Black)

PS3 sold 726,000 units in December, according to the latest NPD results. That brings the total of PS3s sold in 2008 (in the US) at a respectable 3.6 million units. While these figures are quite good, they do pale in comparison to Nintendo and Microsoft's consoles.

The price of PS3 has been discussed repeatedly over the past few months. Is it strange to see such a direct correlation between price and units sold between PS3 and Xbox 360? PS3 costs twice as much and has sold almost exactly half as many systems as the 360.

Sales for December 2008:

  1. DS - 3.04 million
  2. Wii - 2.15 million
  3. Xbox 360 - 1.44 million
  4. PSP - 1.02 million
  5. PS3 - 726K
  6. PS2 - 410K

Sad day for collectors: no limited edition Killzone 2 pack

Killzone 2 Front Cover

Sorry collectors, it looks like Killzone 2 will not receive a special limited edition when it launches in America on February 27th. Just a bog-standard vanilla pack. Jeff Rubenstein confirms this in a comment on the Killzone 2 CES interview post; "There is no collector's edition slated for Killzone 2. Guerrilla Games has put all of their effort into creating this masterpiece of a game, so we didn't actively pursue a CE." A shame, really. The game would've lent itself well to a collector's edition. Maybe we'll see one for Killzone 3.

Sony: Home was probably announced too early

PlayStation Home (Beta) Logo

When asked about the reception Home has had amongst developers, game director Peter Edward admitted to Develop that the social networking service was unveiled a little too soon. "Initially, there was real excitement from people, because we were showing something really different and that had a lot of potential. And then there's the realization that, well, we probably announced it too early -- GDC 07 was a long time ago. I think there was sort of recognition amongst developers of 'Oh, this is interesting, but there's still a lot of work to be done.'"

That attitude is changing though, according to Edward. "It's mature and everybody's starting to produce some really interesting stuff. As soon as developers start seeing what other people have done, it really starts to build on the excitement." We think most of you will agree with Edward -- the wait for Home was simply too long. Would our opinions have been different if the wait was shorter? Hopefully, as time goes on, the service will evolve into something that both gamers and developers can get really excited about.