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News: Japanese Government Investigating Overheating Vitas

Japanese Government Investigating Overheating Vitas

Hot stuff

There are times playing WipEout 2048 when we’ve felt like we’re on fire, but that’s just because we’re exceptionally good at Zone mode. We’re pretty sure that’s not why the Japanese government has agreed to investigate the PlayStation Vita over reports of serious overheating. According to Sony, there have been 31 cases of the...

News: Limited Edition PS3s Sneak onto UK Store Shelves

Limited Edition PS3s Sneak onto UK Store Shelves

Blood and bandages

Sony has released a trio of limited edition PlayStation 3 colours in the UK today. The farm fresh Satin Silver, Scarlet Red and Classic White consoles are available from leading retailers right now – all three of which were previously exclusive to Japan. Each system ships with a matching DualShock 3 controller and a 320GB hard...

News: Looks Like That Super Slim PS3 Is Totally Real After All

Looks Like That Super Slim PS3 Is Totally Real After All

These pictures prove it

The PlayStation 3’s been on a rigorous diet. Cast your mind back to little over a week ago, and you’ll recall us posting about an American FCC listing which appeared to hint at a super slim iteration of Sony’s premium home console. Well, surprise: here it is. Bizarrely, the images popped up on the website of Anatel...

News: Hori's Dead or Alive 5 Arcade Stick Pushes Our Buttons

Hori's Dead or Alive 5 Arcade Stick Pushes Our Buttons

Too hot to handle

This Hori built Dead or Alive 5 arcade stick is useful for a number of reasons. Firstly, it includes all of the buttons you’ll need to become a pro at Tecmo Koei’s upcoming PS3 brawler. Secondly, it bears the slogan “I’m a fighter” – which should come in extremely handy when you forget why you’re holding it in the...

Rumour: Super Slim PlayStation 3 on the Way

Super Slim PlayStation 3 on the Way

Weight watchers

Sony is working on a new PlayStation 3 model, according to documents uncovered by Japanese website Pocket News. The details, filed by Sony to the Federal Communications Commission, reveal a 4000 series of the home console. We’re currently on the 3000 series by the way. Buried within the document are images of

News: GAME Snags White PS3 Exclusivity in the UK

GAME Snags White PS3 Exclusivity in the UK

Suits you

Recovering retailer GAME has locked up exclusive rights to the white PS3 in the UK. The 320GB console will come bundled with two DualShock 3 controllers and a 90-day subscription to PlayStation Plus for a reasonable £239.99. The system's set to release on 29th June. There’s currently no word on whether the custom console will make its...

News: Sony Not Ruling Out Super Slim PlayStation 3

Sony Not Ruling Out Super Slim PlayStation 3

Losing weight

All the way back in 2009, Sony announced the PlayStation 3 Slim at GamesCom in Germany. The rebranding effort helped to reverse the PS3’s fortunes, transforming the platform into the popular system we know today. Three years on, Sony has refused to rule out the possibility of another hardware revision. Speaking with Eurogamer.net,...

News: Sony Announces Assassin's Creed III PS3 Hardware Bundle

Sony Announces Assassin's Creed III PS3 Hardware Bundle

Includes "special" DLC

Sony has always pushed Assassin's Creed as a PlayStation franchise, and this year's E3 was certainly no different. In addition to the Vita title announcement and a new demo of Assassin's Creed III, the platform holder announced that it will be releasing a new themed PS3 hardware bundle when the stealth adventure launches this...

News: GameStop Pulls PSP Titles from 25% of North American Stores

GameStop Pulls PSP Titles from 25% of North American Stores

Goodnight, sweet prince

In news that will surprise nobody, US retail giant GameStop has decided to remove PSP titles from around 25% of its stores. The move is designed to maximise “merchandising space in the smallest” outlets. Larger stores will continue to carry the brand, as will GameStop.com. With the Vita now readily available worldwide,...

News: Sony Deploys Limited Edition Call of Duty PS3 Bundle

Sony Deploys Limited Edition Call of Duty PS3 Bundle

Oorah

Call of Duty is the biggest brand in gaming at the moment, and Sony’s latest limited edition PlayStation 3 hardware bundle clearly reflects that fact. Scheduled for release on 25th May in North America, the set bundles a 320GB PS3 with a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for $299. That means you effectively get the game for free. It’s...

News: PS3 Hardware Sales Down, Software Sales Up

PS3 Hardware Sales Down, Software Sales Up

Swings and roundabouts

Sony sold 13.9 million PS3 consoles in the last financial year, down from 14.3 million in the previous year. Other PlayStation platforms dropped too: PSP dropped from 8m consoles to 6.8m, and PS2 from 6.4m to 4.1m. Sony has not released any sales figures for PS Vita yet, a little worrying considering it launched in Japan late...

News: Crystal White Vita Announced for Japan

Crystal White Vita Announced for Japan

Tone it down

Sony's announced the first colour variations for PS Vita, pushing a Crystal White console out to Japan on 28th June. The white machine will launch in WiFi only and 3G/WiFi versions for the standard price of ¥24,980/¥29,980 respectively. There'll be matching white ear phones sold separately for the colour coordinated gamer. Then in...

News: Sony Sneakily Announces Red PS3 for the UK

Sony Sneakily Announces Red PS3 for the UK

Captain scarlet

If the basic black exterior of the current PS3 is putting you off purchasing Sony’s current console, perhaps you might be tempted by the curvaceous red system instead. The former Japan exclusive has started popping up on UK websites this afternoon, with Amazon revealing a 27th April release date and

Rumour: Early Orbis Tech Specs Leaked

Early Orbis Tech Specs Leaked

IGN strikes again

If PlayStation 4 really is codenamed Orbis, here's an idea of what Sony might be packing inside the hardware. IGN claims the machine uses AMD chips based on the A8-3859 APU (accelerated processing unit) and Radeon HD 7670 GPU. The APU harbours an on-board quad-core processor with integrated graphics chip; teaming this up with the...

News: Sony Bringing New PSP Colour to Japan

Sony Bringing New PSP Colour to Japan

Life in the old dog, yet

The PlayStation Portable is still hot in Japan (regularly outselling Sony’s beefy new hardware, the PS Vita, on a weekly basis). And so Sony has decided to capitalise on its former handheld’s continued longevity by announcing a new colour for its home region. Dubbed Sky Blue/Marine Blue, the two-tone PSP certainly looks...

News: PS Plus Minis Don't Work on PlayStation Vita

PS Plus Minis Don't Work on PlayStation Vita

OMG-Z

PlayStation Minis obtained for free through Sony’s premium subscription service, PlayStation Plus, do not work on the PS Vita. Members of the official PlayStation forum discovered the unfortunate bug and raised their concerns online. Sony's said it is "aware of the issue, and will resolve it as quickly as possible". To clarify:...

News: Sony Bringing Bigger Vita Memory Cards to the UK

Sony Bringing Bigger Vita Memory Cards to the UK

Guessed wrong

Sony is working hard to bring bigger PS Vita memory cards into the UK. The biggest stick available alongside yesterday’s launch was the 16GB, but SCE UK gaffer Fergal Gara has said that the company completely misjudged demand. He told Eurogamer: We probably haven’t got big enough memory cards introduced for the UK market. We’ve...

News: Sony Looking to Bring the Biggest Brands to PS Vita

Sony Looking to Bring the Biggest Brands to PS Vita

Big guns

PlayStation Vita’s launch offering is already packed with big names: there’s Uncharted, WipEout, FIFA and many more. But Sony’s not resting on its laurels just yet, as new SCEA marketing executive, Guy Longworth, has explained that the platform holder wants the snazzy new system to play host to as many of gaming's biggest brands as...

News: Sony Patents Kinect-like PlayStation Eye Technology

Sony Patents Kinect-like PlayStation Eye Technology

You are the controller

We suspected that the next version of the PlayStation Eye camera would come with Kinect-like depth tracking abilities, and it looks like we might have been right. A patent filed by Eye Toy and PlayStation Move visionary Dr. Richard Marks has hinted that Sony is toying with controller less techno