News@8pm: iPhone 5 release date and PES 2012 release

Plus: iPad tackles gaming market and DiRT 3 DLC

TODO alt text

Welcome to your nightly round-up of the day's news and goings on courtesy of

Today, Konami finally confirmed the Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 release date withthe latest instalment in the Japanese developer's footy franchisetobe made available to purchase on October 14th meaning that its closest rival FIFA 2012 will be on the shelves a whole two weeks before its release. In more gaming news, Codemaster's popular rally driving sim DiRT 3 has a new DLC bringing two all new Rallycross tracks.

In an act of desperation, Nintendo has been forced to cut the price of the 3DS worldwide by almost a third of its original RRP following a report of having sold just 710,000unitsin the three months leading up to June.

More iPhone 5case pictures were released today. As with yesterdays leaked photo, the new pic again suggests that the iPhone 5 will have curved edges and also that the mute button will be repositioned on the opposite side. These leaks have been further supported by a Chinese newspaper which reported a iPhone 5 release date of mid-September.

Just in case you needed any more convincing, a representative of mobile phone retailer Phones 4u hinted that the iPhone 5 would be getting an end of September release. Finally, in other Apple news, EA's CEO reported today that the iPad is currently the fastest growing gaming device platform.