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Rumour: PlayStation 3 Firmware Update To Enable PS Vita Remote Play For All Games

PlayStation 3 Firmware Update To Enable PS Vita Remote Play For All Games

Back at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony Worldwide Studios gaffer Shuhei Yoshida showed off an impressive demonstration with Killzone 3 running on the PlayStation Vita via Remote Play

The feature — which previously allowed compatible PS3 games to be played on the PSP — was largely under-utilised because it required additional development time in order to get working. But according to Eurogamer a..

News: Japanese Poll: PlayStation Vita Is The Most Wanted Hardware This Holiday

Japanese Poll: PlayStation Vita Is The Most Wanted Hardware This Holiday

According to Japanese magazine Famitsu, the PlayStation Vita is the most-wanted gaming hardware in Japan this holiday

The publication asked readers to select their most desired hardware and software, and published the results online. The PlayStation Vita topped the hardware poll with 374 votes, nearly a hundred more than the 3DS in second-place. PlayStation 3 came in at third with just 72 votes. Of..

News: Sony Delays PlayStation 3D Display In Europe

Sony Delays PlayStation 3D Display In Europe

Sony's pushed back the release of its PlayStation branded 3D display in Europe

The screen was originally set to release alongside its North American counter-part, but is currently without a date on Amazon.co.uk. As well as offering affordable 3D, the set includes a nifty local multiplayer feature that allows two gamers to view a full image on the same screen.

News: Sony Reveals Monstrous European First-Party PlayStation Vita Launch Line-Up

Sony Reveals Monstrous European First-Party PlayStation Vita Launch Line-Up

According to Sony Worldwide Studios Europe gaffer, Michael Denny, PlayStation Vita has "one of the best launch line-ups of any games console ever launched"

And based on the strength of the publisher's enormous first-party European launch line-up, we're struggling to disagree. Sony announced the line-up — which features the likes of Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048 and Modnation Racers: Road..

News: Vodafone Announced As 'Preferred' PlayStation Vita 3G Partner In Europe

Vodafone Announced As 'Preferred' PlayStation Vita 3G Partner In Europe

Sony's announced that it has partnered with Vodafone to provide PlayStation Vita's 3G connectivity in regions across Europe

The mobile giant will provide service in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands. Those in France will receive service from Vodafone's partner in the region. Sony confirmed that the 3G model will include a SIM card "so..

News: Sony Starts Sending Vitas to Japanese Press

Sony Starts Sending Vitas to Japanese Press

What we'd give to be in Japan

In anticipation of Vita's launch across Japan next month, Sony has started sending out review units of the system to members of the country's press, along with launch game Hot Shots Golf Next and February release Gravity Rush (known as Gravity Daze in Japan.) The machine is out in just over a month, giving the Japanese...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Hatsune Miku On PlayStation Portable Takes The Top-Spot

Japanese Sales Charts: Hatsune Miku On PlayStation Portable Takes The Top-Spot

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..

News: Japanese Outlets Take Delivery Of PlayStation Vita Review Units

Japanese Outlets Take Delivery Of PlayStation Vita Review Units

With the PlayStation Vita's December 17th Japanese release date nearing, Sony has sent out the first review units to a smattering of press outlets

GetNews decided to send us green with envy by taking a snap of their shiny new system running the next Hot Shots Golf title. Sony also sent the outlet a copy of Gravity Daze (known as Gravity Rush in other territories) which is not due out until February..

News: Sony Kicks Off New Japanese PlayStation Promotions

Sony Kicks Off New Japanese PlayStation Promotions

The PlayStation Vita is not the only platform set to get a promotional push in Japan this holiday

Sony's announced a duo of new campaigns designed to advertise both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable too. The former — which focuses on Sony's new Scarlet Red and Splash Blue PS3 systems — carries the tagline "Yaruzo! Toruzo! PS3!" or, roughly, "Play it! Take it! PS3!"..

News: Report: Major Sony Studio Shifts Focus To New PlayStation

Report: Major Sony Studio Shifts Focus To New PlayStation

On top of a bunch of XBOX successor rumours this week, EDGE has revealed via an unnamed source that at least one major Sony developer has switched attention to the next PlayStation system

According to the report, the Sony subsidiary has had an input on the graphics technology adopted by the new system. But which studio could it be? Our money is probably on Guerrilla Games, with Evolution and Media..

News: Sony Announces PlayStation Vita Pre-Order Goodies

Sony Announces PlayStation Vita Pre-Order Goodies

The PlayStation Vita is due out in just over three months

And in order to celebrate — and presumably persuade you to pre-order — Sony's announced a European initiative that will reward you for getting your name down early with a bunch of additional goodies. Anyone that pre-orders at selected retailers from November 30th will be eligible for a PS Vita Gift Pack, which includes limited edition..

News: PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders To Re-Open In Japan Today

PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders To Re-Open In Japan Today

Thousands of Japanese gamers queued outside electronics stores on October 15th to register their demand for Sony's PlayStation Vita

The device promptly sold out, driving up prices on auction websites like eBay. But according to Famitsu, a number of Japanese retailers are set to re-open pre-orders for the PlayStation Vita today. The publication reports that Yodobashi Camera, Bic Camera and Sofmap..

News: Sony To Update Torne With PlayStation Vita Support Next Month

Sony To Update Torne With PlayStation Vita Support Next Month

Using the PlayStation Vita as a remote play device for Sony's uber-popular Torne PlayStation 3 DVR kit is one of the handheld's biggest selling points in Japan

That functionality is due to arrive next month via a new firmware update that will bring the Torne's software up to version 3.50. With the update you'll be able to write video to your PlayStation Vita's memory card, and use the system as a..

News: Black Friday Bundles Kick PlayStation 3 Down To $199.99 With Games

Black Friday Bundles Kick PlayStation 3 Down To $199.99 With Games

Being British we still don't quite understand the fascination with Black Friday

As far as we can understand, the day is designed to encourage North American shoppers to get out of bed early, queue outside their local stores, and spend lots of money on ridiculously under-priced items. We might not fully understand it, but we're totally jealous of it. Some of the video game deals this year are..

News: October NPD: Battlefield 3 Tops, Batman: Arkham City Fights Into Second

October NPD: Battlefield 3 Tops, Batman: Arkham City Fights Into Second

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..

News: Sony Shows Off The PlayStation 3D Display In New Video Tour

Sony Shows Off The PlayStation 3D Display In New Video Tour

With an abundance of really great 3D games launching this Fall, Sony's PlayStation branded 3D display looks more tempting than ever

The device — which is set to launch in North America this weekend — not only boasts affordable 3D gaming (at $499.99), but also features Sony's SimulView technology, designed to provide full-screen local multiplayer on the same device. In order to commemorate the..

News: Become An Artist With uDraw On PlayStation 3

Become An Artist With uDraw On PlayStation 3

uDraw proved a massive hit when it launched on the Nintendo Wii last year

And now it's preparing to launch on PlayStation 3. The slick black tablet peripheral allows you to interact with a variety of different games, applications and more. Perhaps most appealing to us is the drawing tutorial mode, which teaches you everything from simple shading through to in-depth landscape painting. Check out the..

News: Sony Outlines PlayStation Portable Compatibility On PS Vita

Sony Outlines PlayStation Portable Compatibility On PS Vita

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 variety of features, such as bilinear filtering and..

News: Sony Releases Initial List Of UMD Passport Supported Software

Sony Releases Initial List Of UMD Passport Supported Software

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..

News: Sony Announces PSP-Vita UMD Passport Program For Japan

Sony Announces PSP-Vita UMD Passport Program For Japan

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 allow those with large UMD collections to exchange..