Vita demos and DLC
Select Vita games get add-on content and demos today, helping you boost your experience or try before you buy, depending on your preference. Here's what's up now in North America. PlayStation Plus: Discounted PS3 Full Game Killzone 3 Full Multiplayer (PS+ Price: $7.50) Discounted Mini Touchdown Fever Mini (PS+ Price: $2.39) Free...
More PS2 classics
The PS2 Classics are coming thick and fast now, with a true fighting classic hitting PSN today. Don't forget all the Vita PSN content went up last night, so don't expect to find it here. PS3 Games: Just Dance 3 (£29.99/€39.99)Rating: PEGI 3Availability: All LocalesFile Size: 11GB Smash ‘N’ Survive (£9.99/€12.99)Ratin
Vita Store gets bigger
PlayStation Vita's out in North America (and Europe, of course) so here's the PlayStation Store update letting you know exactly what you can get for your shiny new console with a US PlayStation Network account. PlayStation Plus: PSN Games Sega Genesis Bundle:Altered BeastComix ZoneGolden AxeSonic t
From SCEA, with love
An absolutely enormous PlayStation Store update today, with stacks of stuff for PS Vita, PlayStation Plus members and stacks of other content. Read on and see what's available! PlayStation Plus: PS3 Full Games: Far Cry 2 (V-Day Special One Week Offer)PSN Games: Battle Fantasia;Fatal Inertia;
Plus: compatible games list
When you get your Vita in the next few weeks, you might want to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of those PSP classics on your shiny new handheld, but how do you do that? Well, it's quite straightforward really, as the PlayStation Blog explains. While there's no UMD to Vita transfer for North America, you can...
The UMD Passport programme for Japan will not make it across to North America, according to Kotaku. In Japan, PSP owners were granted cheaper downloads of digital versions of their UMDs for the purposes of transferring to Vita. It seems users in North America won't get the same deal, but we're waiting to hear more from Sony on the matter...
We can feel the hairs on new Sony CEO Kaz Hirai's head turning grey already
No sooner than the party for Hirai's promotion has ended has Sony posted a whopping $2 billion net loss for the quarter ending December 31st, 2011. The company brought in $23.37 billion in revenue, a 17.4 percent decrease year over year. Sony laid the blame on "the...
Who's innocent now?
The PlayStation Vita enjoyed something of a minor resurgence in Japan this week — aided by the release of Namco Bandai's Tales of Innocence R. The remake propelled PlayStation Vita sales up to just under 19k, pushing it past its predecessor for the first time since launch. From Software's mech battler, Armored Core V, took the...
Some PlayStation Minis look awful when blown up to a full size, high-definition display
The titles — which run on both the PS3 and PSP, but are designed around the latter's smaller screen — don't always scale well, resulting in a messy image when played via the PlayStation 3. But Laughing Jackal's upcoming Hungry Giraffe hopes to alleviate that...
Forget everything we told you yesterday about Laughing Jackal's upcoming PlayStation Mini, Hungry Giraffe
It turns out that the game's titular scoffer is hungrier than expected — so much so that Sony's been forced to push forward the game's release date by seven days. Hungry Giraffe will now drop onto the PlayStation Store on February 1st where it...
Laughing Jackal knows how to make an addictive game
Seriously, the fact that we're once again glued to OMG-Z speaks for itself; we'll simply not rest until we hit 100%. Needless to say we're excited to get our hands on Laughing Jackal's latest PlayStation Mini: Hungry Giraffe. The game's set to drop onto the European PlayStation Store on February...
The PlayStation Vita hit its lowest point yet in this week's Japanese sales update -- though hardware was down all around
The newly released Sony portable sold just 15k units, while the Nintendo 3DS managed a whopping 80k. It was a disappointing week for all non-3DS hardware though, with the PSP and PS3 both managing just 21k and 17k respectively — knocking the PS Vita down into fourth. A lack of..
Those that have the patience to peruse the ESRB's website nearly always get their reward: a shiny, sparkling exclusive story
Beware though, budding ESRB watchers, for an expert lurks amongst us. Having had mere minutes to revel in the glory of its Grand Theft Auto discoveries, the wonderfully attentive Siliconera's uncovered another gem pertaining to Sony's upcoming mobile strategy: popular PSP..
Sonic CD's stomped previous PlayStation Network chart-topper, inFamous: Festival Of Blood, from its place atop the charts, taking the crown as December's top-selling PSN title
The acclaimed Mega-CD release (or SEGA CD depending on your location) fought off strong competition from NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Payday: The Heist and Trine 2, all of which...
You can always count on Ghostlight to bring niche content overseas
The publisher's put out some top content over the past 12 months, with the portable Persona titles and Legends Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky being amongst the standouts. Now it's announced its latest conversion project — the Type Moon and ImagePoch developed JRPG, Fate/EXTRA. Ghostlight's yet to attach a date to the title, but..
The PlayStation Vita may be on the horizon, but Atlus still reckons that there's life in the old PSP yet
Having previously announced Gungnir for the West, the publisher's now announced that it's bringing Growlanser: Wayfarer Of Time to the PSP this Summer. The game is a localised version of Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded, which released on PS2 way back in 2003 before being remade for PSP last year..
Before we start rushing for the doomed boat, it's worth pointing out that, while PlayStation Vita's Japanese sales are disappointing once again this week, they are not entirely out of whack with the other trends in the market
Still, the recently released system suffered an almighty dip, selling approximately 50% of last week's tally, a number which is, triumphantly for the doomed brigade, less than..
The world of LittleBigPlanet won't stop growing
Media Molecule's announced that the do-it-yourself game creation platform has now received its 6 millionth upload. That's a lot of levels. According to the Guildford-based developer, 2.5 million of those levels were created in the last year since LittleBigPlanet 2's release. Apparently, up to 40,000 levels are created every week. Even if you subscribe..
After a series of mishaps, delays and bitter tears, Monkey Paw has finally announced that the English language version of Arc The Lad is on its way to the European PlayStation Store on January 18th
The revered tactical RPG launched back in October, albeit in Japanese rather than the intended English. At the time, Monkey Paw said it was working on a...
It's been a while since we posted about PlayStation Network maintenance; the Christmas break has clearly been kind to your gaming time
But Christmas is like a distant memory now, and so it's only appropriate that Sony's regular maintenance should return. The platform holder's issued a notice of warning on the official PlayStation forums, noting that...
The video game industry may have pulled in a whopping $3
99 billion for the month of December in North America, but it still suffered a 21 percent decline year-over-year. By comparison, the industry raked in a whopping $5.07 billion during the same period in 2010. "Overall industry results are not entirely surprising given that we are on the back end of the current console lifecycle, combined..
At this point in time, there's no chance of any system catching up to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, so there's no point in even discussing it
Nintendo might have seemed "doomed" after a disappointing 3DS launch last year, but it's now conjured up a triple threat of unstoppable software releases. There's nothing anyone can do. As a result, a quick glimpse at this week's Japanese hardware..
Buoyed no doubt by a strong week of football, FIFA 12 has held onto its position atop the UK sales charts for a third week running
With January ushering a mini-drought for new software releases, the chart is filled with familiar faces; with Battlefield 3, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and Skyrim all rounding out the top five. There was still space for id's RAGE though, which rocketed..
A fleeting mention of Oyaji Games' Mecho Wars in the latest episode of the Official PlayStation Blogcast has confirmed the ambitious Advance Wars inspired turn-based strategy game for release in North America next week (January 10th)
The game — which was announced more than a year ago — boasts the artwork of the delightfully outspoken Luc...
Icon Games has earned our respect as a developer
The indie outfit is behind some of the better PlayStation Minis available on the PlayStation Store — but it's not just the studio's chops as a developer that's won us over. For months now, the studio has been extremely candid, discussing its success — or lack thereof — on the various console...
The Japanese games market declined in 2011, according to reports published by Enterbrain via Famitsu
That was despite a 2.4 percent increase in hardware sales — up to ¥179,740 million ($2.3 billion) — spurred by the releases of the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. Indeed, while the hardware bump was significant, it wasn't enough to stave off a whopping 14 percent drop in software sales,..
Considering all the doom and gloom around the Internet regarding the PlayStation Vita's unspectacular second week sales, the system actually held relatively well in its third week
Given some armchair analysts were expecting the sytem to drop as low as 10k units, its actual sell through of 42k units looks mightily impressive in comparison. Of course, it's still a long way away from where a newly..
FIFA 12 headed into the festive season at the top of the UK sales charts, according to Chart Track's list of the top selling software for the week leading up to Christmas Eve
EA Sports' footie sim increased its sales by up to 34 percent in order to drive its way to the top of the charts, while Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also saw a big enough boost to shoot its way into second. Just Dance 3..
If you liked Choplifter, then you're probably going to love Stick Man Rescue
The upcoming PlayStation Mini from TikGames promises to put you in control of a helicopter tasked with rescuing throngs of stick people on the verge of getting "burned alive, smashed, decapitated, blown up, electrocuted or dissolved by acid". Gruesome. Thankfully,...
The PlayStation Vita got off to a reasonable, if unspectacular, debut in Japan -- but its second week sales paint a troubling picture for the platform in the near future
The well equipped handheld was outsold by the 3DS, PSP, Wii and PS3 during its first full week on the market, recording sales of just over 70,000 units. For comparison, Nintendo's newly re-surged handheld platform scooped up..
If you've been a good boy or girl this Christmas, you might want to reward yourself with the odd PlayStation Network download or two
Thankfully you won't have to pay top dollar for the privilege, as SCEE has announced a new Festive Sale initiative set to kick off on December 23rd. During the period Sony will be discounting more than 100 downloads on...
Did you correctly guess Atlus' next game? Of course you did, after all, it was totally obvious that the game was going to be Gungnir for PlayStation Portable
What is this, elementary video games class? In an announcement that comes as no surprise to video game professionals like ourselves, Atlus has confirmed that it's bringing Gungnir to the PlayStation Portable on June 12th. The strategy RPG's..
Sometimes we deliberate whether to even bother typing up the Japanese sales charts
There's often not much to commentate on, but this week is huge. Final Fantasy XIII-2 topped the Media Create sourced charts, selling over 500k units on the PlayStation 3. While the numbers look impressive on their own, it's worth noting that the game's predecessor managed to sell 1.1 million units back in 2009. The..
The PlayStation Vita may be mere months away from worldwide release, but Sony's not quite done promoting classic PSP UMDs yet
The platform holder's announced another trio of UMD Dual Packs, each bundling two classic PSP titles for a competitive $15. Bundles include: Patapon and LocoRoco; Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee and Hot Shots Tennis: Get A Grip; or MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and
The Corpse Party franchise is only just finding its feet in the West
XSEED translated and released the quirky handheld horror title in the West earlier this month. But Japan's already gearing up for the franchise's third entry, with word of a new game — tentatively titled Corpse Party 2U — appearing in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine. Details are scarce, but Siliconera notes..
It's practically unprecedented for a game not published by EA or Activision to scoop the UK Christmas number one, but after a slew of heavy discounts and promising offers, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has broken tradition
The Bethesda published RPG toppled Just Dance 3, to finish up in first. That pushed Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 into third. The excellent FIFA 12 finished up in fourth, while..
We're hotly anticipating the European release of Corpse Party this week
The digital exclusive horror title has been heralded as something of a must play in North America, and so we're keen to dust off the PlayStation Portable and explore what all the fuss is about for ourselves. But Corpse Party is not the only blockbuster PlayStation Portable title...
Laughing Jackal's released a debut trailer for its upcoming scoff-em-up, Hungry Giraffe for PlayStation Minis
The downloadable title is the developer's first attempt at the "endless climbing genre" that's been a smash-hit on other platforms and smartphones. The British based developer has told us to remind you that the footage shows a work...
What do you get when you release a great product at the right time with a competitive price-point? Big sales, that's what -- and inFamous: Festival Of Blood is a testament to that philosophy
The bite-sized (pun intended) PlayStation Network standalone has become the fastest selling title in the PlayStation Network's history, topping the downloadable...
Promising looking PlayStation Portable exclusive horror adventure, Corpse Party -- which has been receiving rave reviews in North America -- has been lavished with a European release date
Publisher XSEED's confirmed on its official forum that the 16-bit downloadable exclusive will launch on the European PlayStation Store from December 14th for just 14.99 (presumably £11.99). Personally we can't..
Nintendo's 3DS dominated the hardware and software charts in Japan this week, with Mario Kart 7 getting off to a stormer
But while the system-seller pushed over 400k units, the PlayStation 3 port of popular arcade title Gundam Extreme VS wasn't far behind — selling a very respectable 349k units. Newcomer Assassin's Creed: Revelations managed to climb into fourth spot, while Tekken Hybrid and King..
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan held its annual PlayStation Awards overnight, celebrating the best-selling PlayStation games of the year
As with recent years, Sony also used the event to give out some special awards that were voted for by fans of the platform. The awards covered games released between November 1, 2010 and October 31, 2011. Six...
European PlayStation Plus subscribers will net a complimentary copy of Tomb Raider: Underworld this month
That's in addition to free copies of Cool Boarders, Sneezies and Orbit, as well as a slew of savings and discounts, including half-price offers on Split/Second and Burnout Crash. Subscribers will also net a free copy of Marvel Pinball later in...
Futurlab's Coconut Dodge follow-up may have been in development since before the stone ages, but unfortunately the Brighton based developer still hasn't had chance to come up with a name for its game's evil antagonist race yet
Worry not, though, valued readers — you can help push game's development progress along just that little bit by coming up...
European ratings body PEGI has re-rated the classic PlayStation platformer Pandemonium and its sequel for release on the PlayStation Store
The original Pandemonium was developed by Toys For Bob, and launched on PlayStation back in 1996. Its sequel followed a year later courtesy of Crystal Dynamics. We have fond memories playing through the original...
With the current state of the PlayStation Portable in Western markets, you could be forgiven for giving up all hope of the recently released Final Fantasy Type-0 ever making its way outside of Japan
But according to Andriasang, the game may well be on the horizon after all. Inside Square Enix's Ultimania guide for the game, there's an interview with Hajima Tabata. In the interview, the director..
Despite a smattering of new software releases, it was pretty uneventful seven days for PlayStation in Japan this week
Hardware sales were down after the enthusiasm of new colours last week, with the PlayStation 3 shifting 34k units and the PSP just behind with 33k units. After its tremendous debut last week, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 dropped to tenth in the all formats charts, selling a..
The PlayStation Vita may be months away from release, but it sounds like XSEED is planning on sending out the PSP with a bang
It's announced that Corpse Party — the excellent looking horror adventure title that launched in North America earlier in the month — is coming to Europe. XSEED didn't provide a date for the game, but urged fans to keep an eye on the company's Facebook and Twitter..
Advent calendars are good, but we want to countdown to Christmas in style
Thankfully SCEE's got our backs. Announced on the European arm of the PlayStation Blog, the platform holder's revealed a seasonal PSN initiative offering 12 amazing deals through the dark months of December. The catch is that each deal will only be open for 48 hours, so you'll...
Ubisoft's celebrating its 25th anniversary from November 30th to December 7th, and everybody's invited to the party
Sort of anyway. The French publisher's announced that to celebrate its silver milestone, it is discounting a massive chunk of its PlayStation Network content range. That includes 50% off games such as Outland and Beyond Good & Evil...
Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has maintained its position aloft the UK sales charts
Despite seeing a sales dip of 41%, the Activision published shooter maintained its position at the top of the charts. Assassin's Creed: Revelations finished up in second, while the excellent Saints Row: The Third climbed up into third. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped down into..
You shouldn't be surprised to see Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK charts for a second week
The record breaking Activision shooter beat off strong new competition from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Revelations and THQ's Saints Row: The Third — both of which debuted in second and fourth respectively. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped to third, while FIFA 12 finished up in fifth..
If you'd made a plans with your friends to go in on that copy of Cho Aniki, you may as well cancel them now
Concluding yesterday's scheduled maintenance, Sony has rolled out its new game sharing restrictions. From now on, any digital items you purchase from the PlayStation Store will be eligible on just two PS3 and two PSP systems. Previous...
Laughing Jackal has served up a couple of fresh morsels about its upcoming PlayStation Mini, Hungry Giraffe
The game is set to be the developer's first foray into the popular "endless climbing genre" and sees a finicky giraffe unimpressed with his current menu. Thankfully the giraffe has a lengthening neck, allowing him to reach delicious...
The latest entry in SEGA's Hatsune Miku Project Diva series took the top-spot for the PSP in this week's Japanese sales charts
The title sold 184k units, easily beating out its nearest competitor Sengoku Basara 3 Utage on PS3 which managed 124k units. Sony's remake of classic PlayStation RPG Oreshika occupied the third spot, selling 94k units. Elsehwhere Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition..
Sony's dropped word that its bringing some of the PlayStation Network's features offline tomorrow (November 17th) for a spot of maintenance
Yup, again. This time it's the PlayStation Store and account management features that will be rendered inaccessible. The maintenance will run for 16:00PM GMT tomorrow right through until 02:00AM GMT on Friday...
The only real surprise to this week's UK sales charts is that despite its $400 million opening, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 did not manage to outsell its predecessor's first week
In fact, according to Chart Track, sales were down by 1.5 percent on Black Ops. Someone get on the blower to Bobby Kotick quick. Thankfully, revenue was up by 1.6 percent. Ridiculously, Modern Warfare 3 moved "just..
Microsoft's XBOX 360 continued its North American domination throughout October, leaving the PlayStation 3 sitting behind
It was a big month for multiplatform software, with Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, NBA 2K12 and RAGE all appearing in the top five. Surprising, huh? Sony touted a 5% increase in software sales for the year, and also announced that inFamous: Festival Of Blood had become the..
In addition to the announcement of its UMD Passport program, Sony has also detailed exactly how PlayStation Portable games will work on PS Vita
Similarly to full Vita releases, each PSP game will receive its own LiveArea screen. From here you'll be able to access the game and its digital manual where available. In-game you'll be able to toggle a...
Sony has released details of the first forty titles that will support its UMD Passport backwards compatibility initiative
The program — announced in Japan overnight — will allow those upgrading to PlayStation Vita to purchase digital versions of their UMD titles at a discounted price. Pricing for the discounted games will range from 500 yen (£4 / $6) to 1500 yen (£12 / $19). Sony has said..
Here's how it works
Sony already had one crack at the UMD-to-digital transfer with its PSPgo, and now with Vita on the horizon it's having another go, revealing exactly how you can turn those plastic discs into downloadable delights. First, keep your PSP, as it's crucial to the whole process. You need to download the UMD Registration Application to...
The PlayStation Portable is still hot property in Japan
So naturally there's a bit of friction in the region about the PlayStation Vita's lack of UMD backwards compatibility. Sony's aiming to reduce that friction by announcing the PSP-Vita UMD Passport Program for the region. While not foolproof — it's better than nothing. The initiative will...
When a lot of people criticised the PlayStation Vita's launch line-up for being too Western oriented, we were right there with them
Who in Japan would want to play Uncharted: Golden Abyss? If the sales performance of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is anything to go by, then a lot of people. Media Create's released its weekly sales figures for the Japanese region, showing Naughty Dog's latest..
The latest in Laughing Jackal's long string of PlayStation Minis titles, Orbit, is set to release today on the European PlayStation Store
It will be offered as a temporary exclusive for PlayStation Plus subscribers, before going on sale for £2.49 on November 23rd. Those in North America will get to check out the game from December 6th. After an...
The PlayStation Minis platform was designed to house smaller gameplay experiences
But with its latest announcement, Brighton-based indie studio Futurlab has blown the doors off our expectations — announcing that its latest unannounced Mini will be scored by award-winning Killzone composer Joris De Man. The team has developed some very innovative...
It was always going to be a tough ask for the single-format Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception to topple the massively hyped multiplatform Battlefield 3 -- but the Naughty Dog developed exclusive hasn't quite managed the monumental task, winding up in second on this week's UK sales charts
It's not all bad news though, Uncharted 3 saw a 37 percent increase in sales over its predecessor, which is a great..
Don your tin-foil hat, there's a backlash incoming
Sony's just announced that it is cutting down on the number of active devices PlayStation Network content can be shared on. In a new PlayStation Blog post, Sony has explained that any content purchased after November 18th will only be compatible with up to two activated PlayStation 3s or PlayStation...
If you're already dreading this winter, then Square Enix has got the perfect antidote: crank up the central heating, get yourself comfortable, and tuck into the Japanese publisher's "Winter Of RPGs" PSN offering
The campaign will see some of the publisher's most revered RPGs brought to the North American PSN over coming weeks, with Chrono Cross,...
"Hungry Giraffe is the only giraffe-feeding game on the PSN store," reads a cryptic teaser from British developer Laughing Jackal, "And it's coming soon to PlayStation Minis
" The game — still shrouded in some secrecy — will see you collecting food in order to grow your giraffe's neck. Sounds utterly bonkers. Laughing Jackal is behind some...
Many fighting fans have been clamouring for a new DarkStalkers title for years
And while Capcom might not be willing to invest in a completely new title in the series, it sure as heck won't pass up on earning some additional revenue from an old version. Hence the ESRB has revealed the imminent release of PSone title, DarkStalkers: The Night Warrior...
When it comes to the console wars, worldwide sales are nearly always a point of contention
Sony's PlayStation 3 often comes off second-best in regions such as North America and the UK. Conversely, the PlayStation 3 does much more spectacular numbers in parts of continental Europe and Japan. Unfortunately, we're not often privy to those numbers, particularly in Europe. So the figures are discounted..
Another week, another set of Japanese sales figures
It was another bumper week for 3DS hardware — get this, Nintendo released a pink system — but PlayStation software continued to rule the roost, despite seeing a minor drop-off in console sales. PlayStation software accounted for seven spots in the top-ten, and half of the chart as a whole. Macross F Sayonara no Tsubasa topped, while FIFA 12..
It's been a while
Almost, what, two weeks since the last wave of PlayStation Network maintenance. But we were never going to get away with it for too long. And sure enough, Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will go offline overnight while the platform holder tweaks a few knobs and does, erm, general maintenance stuff. The maintenance...
The PlayStation Vita's just around the corner, but Sony's decided to give one final holiday push to the aging PlayStation Portable
The North American bundle includes a PSP-3000, a 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo, a UMD version of FIFA 12 and a downloadable copy of Cars 2. The bundle will be available on November 15th for $160. There's more information on the PlayStation Blog.
Despite providing an eager release date announcement for its latest Fighting Fantasy title, The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain, last week -- Laughing Jackal has announced that the game has been delayed in Europe
Last minute technical hiccups are to blame apparently. The November 1st release date for North America remains unchanged.
Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros has enjoyed the fourth biggest launch in the UK this year, with Batman: Arkham City shooting straight to the top of the sales charts
It also happens to be Warner Bros' biggest game release ever. Like, ever. Batman: Arkham City was joined by The Sims 3: Pets, which had a reasonable debut in number six. Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One also fared better than we..
Laughing Jackal's slapped an October 26th European release date on its second Fighting Fantasy PlayStation Mini, Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain
Those in North America will need to wait a few extra days for the digital novel, when it releases on November 1st. The game's set to retail for £3.49 / $4.99. Catch a trailer after the...
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon topped the Japanese sales charts this week, scooping up just shy of 150,000 units sold
It was a pretty uneventful week for PlayStation software elsewhere, with Dead Rising 2: Off The Record the only new entry. PlayStation hardware numbers remained static, with Sony's home system sitting at sales of around 28k and the PSP settling just a little lower on 25k. Nintendo's..
SEGA's announced a new game in the Shining series in this week's Famitsu magazine
The game — Shining Blade — will launch on PlayStation Portable next Spring in Japan. Further details are scarce to the point of obscurity.
Expect the PlayStation Portable to do gangbusters in Japan when Final Fantasy Type-0 finally drops onto store shelves
The game's just scooped up an almost-perfect score in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, landing a 39/40 and presumably sending Japanese gamers into a hype frenzy. The game's out next week in Japan. Expect PSP to do some serious numbers to celebrate. [Thanks Andriasang]
We know the feeling
It's 3AM but you just can't sleep. You're thinking about dinosaurs and how you'd like to hunt them. Well think no more, friends, as you'll soon be able to do your very best Jurassic Park impression at a low, low price courtesy of Beatshapers. The Stardrone developer's just dropped word that is bundling up both Carnivores:...
PlayStation Access is slowly becoming a big deal in the UK
What started as a series of relatively low-key community events across the country now boasts a weekly digital video series and a magazine. The first issue of the magazine is set to be distributed across "retailers, bars, restaurants, students unions, gigs and events across the country...
How much do you like BlazBlue? Arc System Works is hoping quite a bit, as it's announced a limited Manga Edition collector's pack designed to accompany the European release of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
The bundle — available directly from the publisher's online store — includes the game, a localised version of the BlazBlue "Phase Zero Prologue" manga, and a chibi Ragna Keyring. The..
For the first time in many years, Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 has not debuted at the top of the UK sales charts
Far from it in fact, the game only managed to scrape into fifth position during its debut week, a disappointing entry considering Konami's significantly stepped up its game this year. FIFA 12 couldn't hold onto the top-spot this week, displaced by Forza 4 which debuted in first..
Here we PSP Go again
Sony's has posted a PS Vita FAQ to its Japanese PlayStation site, revealing that the company may plan on offering discounted digital downloads for the UMD games PSP gamers have amassed over the years. The FAQ includes the question "Can PS Vita play PSP Games?" The answer is yes, but only via digital downloads. Sony...
Post-release support for Square Enix's upcoming Final Fantasy: Type-0 will be free, according to director Hajime Tabata
Free DLC will apparently include new outfits and more. The game's due out in Japan later in the month. Expect PSP sales to sky-rocket as a result.
Madden NFL 12 was the top-selling video game in North America for the month of September
But proving that those living overseas do have some semblance of taste, FIFA 12 wasn't too far behind it, finishing up in fourth. Dead Island did ridiculously well, propping up the charts in third position of the back of that trailer and, well, zombies we assume. Resistance 3 also managed to make an appearance..
The PlayStation 3 version of Winning Eleven 2012 was the top-selling game in Japan this week, beating out curious PSP dating sim AKB1/48
But despite another strong showing for PlayStation software — which dominated the Japanese top twenty, taking up twelve of the available slots — hardware remained static, with the PlayStation 3 scooping up sales in the region of 30k and the PSP just lower at..
Level-5's one-time Nintendo 3DS exclusive Time Travelers is also coming ot PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable, the developer has announced
The news was revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, translated by Andriasang. Little is known about the game at the moment, but we expect more to be shown at Level-5's Japanese keynote over the weekend.
What's that? You were holding out hope for a Western release of Valkyria Chronicles 3? Really? Yeah, don't
SEGA has told Gamespot that a localisation of its third PSP strategy RPG is totally off the cards. The reason? Well the PSP isn't popular enough in Western markets apparently. That and Valkyria Chronicles 2 — which did get localised — sold like trash. But with the Sony portable market..
It's a discussion constantly on the minds of people upgrading to a new system. But it's an odd one really. The ability to play legacy titles is always welcome of course, but who actually upgrades their hardware to play old games? Still, it might not be an important issue to us, but it is to a lot of others. And so Sony's got a plan for PlayStation Vita. Seeing as the system..
Corpse Party is a game ab0ut a haunted elementary school filled with dead children
Sounds depressing, huh? The premise is already well established, but what of the game itself? Writing on the PlayStation Blog, XSEED localisation wizard Tom Lipschultz suggested it was a "horror adventure game" and certainly much more than an "interactive novel" as many had believed. He added that..
We told you FIFA 12 would hold onto the top of the UK sales charts for a good number of weeks
Not even an onslaught of new releases — RAGE and Dark Souls no less — could push the soccer sim from its perch, with both titles finishing second and third respectively. Elsewhere, there was room for Resistance 3 to re-emerge in the top-ten, while usual favourites Zumba Fitness and LEGO Pirates Of The..
Sony's announced that it is planning to publish a monthly top twenty of the most popular PlayStation Network content from this month forward
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection has topped the inaugural chart, with Resident Evil 4, From Dust and Angry Birds all placing within the top five. Check out the top twenty after the jump, or alternatively on the...
Laughing Jackal -- the developer behind Cubixx HD and OMG-Z -- has announced its latest PlayStation Minis title
Details are scarce about the tentatively titled Orbit, short of releasing an ambiguous concept statement reproduced below: Help Doc, the Institute of Space Research Institutes last remaining astronaut, as he explores the Solar System...
PlayStation software took slots in four of the top five selling Japanese games this week, with PSP title Legend Of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki taking the top-spot
It was followed by Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends on PS3 and last week's front-runner Dark Souls. Sadly hardware was down across the board, with PS3 filling the second spot at 30k and PSP just behind at 25k. The full chart's after the jump..
You asked for it, and you got it
Sony has confirmed that it's bringing a variety of "as is" PSone import classics to the European PlayStation Store, starting with Arc The Lad, infamous homo-erotic shooter Cho Aniki and Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special. All three titles will be released in their original format, so don't expect translations...
FIFA 12 has topped the UK sales charts for the week
No real surprise there. Expect it to maintain its position at the top until Battlefield. The new arrival sees F1 2011 pushed down into third, with Zumba Fitness, Dead Island and Deus Ex: Human Revolution in fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Sony's ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection had a pleasing start too, landing seventh position..
You ready? We're ready. Let's spew some information. Ghostlight's attached a November 4th release date to both Persona 2: Innocent Sin and Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky on PSP in Europe. Both games will retail for £39.99. But that's not all. For those with tight wallets, Ghostlight's announced a special offer entitled the Tales Of Innocence Combo Pack. It includes the Collector's..
Flashy brawler, Blazblue: Continuum Shift 2, will make its way to the PlayStation Portable on November 5th in the UK, Arc System Works has announced
The updated version of the PlayStation 3 title that launched last year includes all of the DLC characters from the outset, in addition to a new Abyss Mode for levelling up characters. The single-player has been beefed up too, with two new story..
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