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News: Japanese Sales Charts: Dead Island Batters The Top Ten, While Macross Tops

Japanese Sales Charts: Dead Island Batters The Top Ten, While Macross Tops

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..

News: PlayStation Vita Takes Notes From Apple, Won't Support Flash At Launch

PlayStation Vita Takes Notes From Apple, Won't Support Flash At Launch

By all accounts PlayStation Vita's browser will be much better than us PlayStation users are accustomed to

But one thing it won't support at launch is Flash. Support for Adobe's sometimes irritating animation tool will come post release. Thankfully, the Vita's browser will support Javascript (v1.7 if you're interested) and HTML 5 out of the box. Good news for new-age Web folks, bad news for those..

News: PlayStation Vita Save Discrepancy Down To DLC

PlayStation Vita Save Discrepancy Down To DLC

Remember the furore surrounding certain PlayStation Vita software's inability to save on cartridge? It's down to DLC, according to various online reports

Gamers were dismayed last week when Sony announced anticipated PlayStation Vita titles such as Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Hot Shots Golf 6 would require a memory card, while others such as Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 would not. But a translation..

News: Sony Gives One Last Push To PlayStation Portable

Sony Gives One Last Push To PlayStation Portable

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.

News: Some People Are Flipping Out About The PlayStation Vita Requiring A Memory Card

Some People Are Flipping Out About The PlayStation Vita Requiring A Memory Card

We remember purchasing our first PlayStation 2 many years ago

For some reason we did so without a memory card. We picked up a Sony branded stick the very next day. In this new age of hard-drives and on-board memory, those memory card worries have become something of a side concern. You get plenty of storage space on a new PS3 to save your games, download some videos and much more. It's not a..

News: Sony Discusses The Origins Of PlayStation Vita

Sony Discusses The Origins Of PlayStation Vita

In a new video documentary posted on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has discussed the origins of its new platform, the PlayStation Vita

In the video, SCEA marketing suit John Koller claims that Sony had much bigger ambitions for PS Vita than simply creating a "PSP2", and so it banned discussion of alternative mobile devices and portable gaming platforms. “We left all that in the past,”..

News: Analyst: Sony To Get PlayStation 4 Out Ahead Of Next XBOX

Analyst: Sony To Get PlayStation 4 Out Ahead Of Next XBOX

We told you it was starting

Only yesterday did we post a report claiming that a number of internal Sony studios had started work on the next generation of hardware, and now we've got PS4 stories popping out of our ears. The latest report comes courtesy of US analyst Colin Sebastian, who believes that neither Microsoft nor Sony will have new hardware ready before 2013. While that might be a stinger..

News: Sony's Tablet S Unlocks PlayStation Store Access

Sony's Tablet S Unlocks PlayStation Store Access

While we'd never consider purchasing an expensive tablet computer for access to PSone games, we're sure it's nice to have the functionality

Those that did splash out on Sony's swish new Tablet S will get the opportunity to pick up a variety of old favourites, with PlayStation Store access opened up on device from today. Games include Destruction Derby, Twisted Metal and Everybody's Golf 2. If you..

News: Sony's Futuristic Headset Out In Time For Christmas In The UK

Sony's Futuristic Headset Out In Time For Christmas In The UK

Sony's super swanky 3D headset will arrive in time for Christmas in the UK, with industry publication MCV slapping a December 8th release date on the device

The stocking filler will retail for a whopping £800, roughly a pound per inch of screen it simulates — with the headset capable of emulating a 750" 3D screen when placed firmly on top of your noggin. Hands-on impressions of the headset..

News: Report: Sony Studios Start Work On PlayStation 4 Projects

Report: Sony Studios Start Work On PlayStation 4 Projects

So it starts

Ironically on the week we've spent a lot of time pondering PlayStation 4. We got to thinking about Sony's next system when we came to the conclusion that Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception would probably be Naughty Dog's final PlayStation 3 game. We figured that by analysing the portfolio of Sony's internal studios, we could probably formulate assumptions on the time-frame and..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Ace Combat Rules The Skies, Dead Rising Charts

Japanese Sales Charts: Ace Combat Rules The Skies, Dead Rising Charts

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..

News: PlayStation Vita Scores February 22nd Western Release Date

PlayStation Vita Scores February 22nd Western Release Date

Man

We didn't really expect to wake up to a release date for PlayStation Vita this morning. But that's exactly what's happened. Let's get the hard details out of the way before we start all the rampant cheering and jubilation: PlayStation Vita will launch in Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East, Australasia and Canada on February 22nd, 2012. The news was broken by SCEA president Jack..

News: Sony Launches Non-Mandatory PlayStation 3 Firmware Update

Sony Launches Non-Mandatory PlayStation 3 Firmware Update

You know how everybody complains when there's a new PlayStation 3 firmware update, even though it takes about 5 minutes to download and install? Well, Sony's decided to completely side-step all the moaning by making firmware update 3

73 non-mandatory. The software update — which is available now — promises to add statibility to PS3 software...

News: PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders Scooping Up Huge Sums On eBay

PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders Scooping Up Huge Sums On eBay

The PlayStation Vita is officially in short supply

After selling out at every online Japanese retailer, and then prompting queues of up to 1,000 people outside popular gaming stores, Sony's new handheld is in hot demand. And this is just the pre-order phase. There are still a couple of months to go until the PlayStation Vita's actually released onto store shelves. With hot demand comes ferocious..

News: Report: Japanese Gamers Opting For 3G PlayStation Vita Over The Vanilla System

Report: Japanese Gamers Opting For 3G PlayStation Vita Over The Vanilla System

Here's a turn up for the books: according to retailer Sinobi, more Japanese gamers are plumping up pre-orders for the 3G version of the PlayStation Vita ahead of the vanilla Wi-Fi SKU

The retailer reports that 65 percent of reservations for Sony's new handheld were for the 3G version, while just 35 percent were for the standard model. The retailer added, that 82 percent of buyers decided to order a..

News: Japan Waits In Line For PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders

Japan Waits In Line For PlayStation Vita Pre-Orders

Sony opened pre-orders for the PlayStation Vita overnight, with many Japanese gamers forming lines outside of popular stores in order to register their interest in the device ahead of its December 17th release date

According to Famitsu more than 200 people were in line at the famous Akihabara Yodobashi Camera by midnight, with the queue up to about 500 by 6AM local time. FoxBusiness added that..

News: PlayStation Vita Sells Out At Multiple Japanese Online Retailers

PlayStation Vita Sells Out At Multiple Japanese Online Retailers

If you're in Japan and you're looking to pick up a PlayStation Vita at launch, it looks like you're about to be embroiled in something of a bloodbath

Two major online retailers appear to have sold through their launch allocation of Sony's new system almost immediately after going on sale, suggesting that there's likely to be heavy shortages come launch later in the year. Both

News: PlayStation Move Ships 8.3 Million Units Worldwide

PlayStation Move Ships 8.3 Million Units Worldwide

Sony's updated its sales figures for the PlayStation Move, announcing that it has shipped 8

3 million units of the motion controller worldwide. The number was announced by SCEA's Gabe Ahn during a GDC Online presentation this week. It's the first sales figure that Sony's announced for the PlayStation Move since it confirmed shipments of 4.1 million in December last year. It's unclear how many units..

Rumour: PlayStation Vita Unable To Play Downloadable PSone Titles?

PlayStation Vita Unable To Play Downloadable PSone Titles?

No publication's mentioned PSone support on the PlayStation Vita because it was pretty much presumed up until this point

The PSP can play PSone games. The PS3 can play PSone games. Why wouldn't the PlayStation Vita? But in a Japanese FAQ uploaded onto the official PlayStation website this afternoon, Sony has cast doubt over legacy game support. The FAQ mentions that the PlayStation Vita will be..