Sony TGS conference

Friday 22 September 2006
PlayStation 3 is about to dawn (in the US and Japan, at least), and though there was little fire in Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi's talk on the topic at the company's Tokyo Game Show conference, which took place in the early hours of this morning, there's a clear sense of optimism... which runs counter to the general sense of despondency surrounding the console among gamers.

So that's the cheery news. Sony is convinced PS3 is a device with a big future.

The presentation began with a small titbit for gamers: four trailers of sequels in popular franchises on PS3. Ridge Racer 7, Virtua Fighter 5, Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire and Final Fantasy XIII are all showcase titles for the system (well, maybe not Gundam - not in the UK, anyway). But there was nothing new - the trailer for FFXIII was the same one that was shown five months ago and we learned no fresh info about the other games.