10,000 PS3 dev kits dished out

Sony has announced that a total of 10,000 PlayStation 3 development systems have been sent out to 208 companies from 11 different countries.

This beats the amount of dev kits given out for the PSone and PS2, and includes systems given out to all the heavyweights of the gaming world, such as EA, Konami, Sega, Rockstar and Activision.

Sony is keen to make this clear, as a response to continued speculation that third-party support for the next-gen machine will be lacking.

July 26, 2006