November 6, 2008
Resistance 2 online requires new PS3 firmware
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Owners of Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 will be required to download the latest firmware in order to play the game title Resistance 2 online.
Sony this week released a new firmware update to Playstation 3 owners.
Firmware v2.52 is said to improve the playback quality of some PS3 format software and fix a text entry issue that occurs when using the on-screen keyboard, USB keyboard or Bluetooth keyboard with some PS3 format software.
Resistance 2 includes cooperative and competitive online modes. It is compatible with the new PS3 Bluetooth Headset.
Sony this week released Resistance 2 to U.S. retail in a $59.99 stand-alone SKU and a $79.99 Collector’s Edition SKU.
Resistance 2 is the first-person follow up to the PS3 launch title Resistance: Fall of Man.
The latest version will include 300-ft enemies and new online multiplayer modes.
Retailer Amazon.com is concurrently offering $100 off the purchase of an 80GB PS3 and four select Warner Bros. Blu-ray titles.
Sony in Oct. said that sales for the PS3 are up 86 percent in year-over-year sales for the second quarter.
The company sold 2.43 million PS3 units between July and Sept. compared to 1.31 million units the year prior.