VNUnet: Sony has slashed the fees it charges software developers in a bid to get them to develop more games for its PlayStation 3 console.
The company has reportedly halved the cost of its software development kit in an effort to stave off the advance of arch-rival Nintendo.
Nintendo had sold 13.2 million Wii units worldwide by October of this year, compared to 5.6 million PS3 consoles over the same period.
The cost of the Sony development kit for the PS3 has been halved to $10,250 in the US and to €7,500 in Europe. Sony has also promised to enhance technical support to independent developers.