PS3 Bug Is Front Page News

Commuters in London woke up to the front page headline ‘Millions Hit By PS3 Meltdown’ today.

The London edition of Metro, a free daily newspaper with a circulation of around 750,000, decided that the bug that crashed millions of PS3 consoles was the most important story in the world this morning.

The story was also covered by most of the UK national newspapers and was a prominent article on the BBC website.

The widespread coverage shows just how important the global games market has become and, along with events such as the launch of Modern Warfare 2, shows that games have the potential to elbow out more ‘traditional’ news stories to grab the headlines.