Bejeweled 3 console release this holiday

After a successful release earlier in the year, PopCap is finally ready to bring Bejeweled 3 to consoles. However, in a first for the company, the console port will arrive on multiple platforms simultaneously.

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After a successful release earlier in the year, PopCap is finally ready to bring Bejeweled 3 to consoles. However, in a first for the company, the console port will arrive on multiple platforms simultaneously.

Scheduled to ship in Q4 of this year in both North America and Europe, PopCap is planning on releasing adaptations of Bejeweled 3 across Nintendo DS, PS3, and Xbox 360. The expansion should help PopCap sustain sales for the iconic match-3 franchise, one that supposedly sells "at the rate of one copy every 4.3 seconds."

Yep, who knows how many copies of Bejeweled PopCap has managed to sell while you read this?

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    June 21, 2011 7:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Bejeweled 3 console release this holiday.

    After a successful release earlier in the year, PopCap is finally ready to bring Bejeweled 3 to consoles. However, in a first for the company, the console port will arrive on multiple platforms simultaneously.

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      June 21, 2011 7:59 AM

      I don't see how porting Bejeweled to the console can be done with anything approaching an elegant control scheme. The game is too fast paced (in timed modes) to really handle well with a gamepad.

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        June 21, 2011 8:00 AM

        auto aim duh

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        June 21, 2011 9:45 AM

        You can get a sense of how they pull this off with the Bejeweled Blitz game. One thing they did to help speed up the controller input is to use the right hand buttons to control swap direction. It took a little getting used to, but found it really did speed up control. For the record I've only played the demo. I had the same question you did.

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        June 21, 2011 9:49 AM

        You just point and click on the Wii, of course the PS3 and 360 require some more interesting control schemes.