As if everyone didn't need yet another time sink, PopCap Games has announced plans to bring Bejeweled 3 to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and DS. On the consoles, that means both retail and digital versions of the match-3 puzzler, reaching both Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
All versions of the game are scheduled for the fourth quarter of the year, otherwise known as the holiday season. It's unlikely all will actually drop on the same day or week, but having every version available in a reasonable timeframe is a solid solution to buying the game ten times.
You know, like I did with Peggle.
And while I'm not one to haphazardly quote press release factoids, the math wizards at PopCap claim more than eight billion hours have been spent playing Bejeweled. Plus, a new Bejeweled is reportedly sold every 4.3 seconds. A little piece of my soul dies every 4.3 seconds, too.
Bejeweled 3 is currently available on both PC and Mac, in case you don't want to wait around.