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News: Sony Believes PlayStation Vita Will Break UK Launch Records

Sony Believes PlayStation Vita Will Break UK Launch Records

Some gamers may have a negative opinion of the PlayStation Portable, but believe it or not the system still holds the UK's biggest hardware launch records

The portable, which released in September 2005 in the UK, sold over 185,000 units at launch — a number yet to be beaten. But SCEE boss Jim Ryan believes that the PlayStation Vita will easily outpace its predecessor. "We're planning for a..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Platforms Continue Chugging Along

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Platforms Continue Chugging Along

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..

News: Sony To Take 'More Tailored Approach' To PlayStation Vita Software Pricing

Sony To Take 'More Tailored Approach' To PlayStation Vita Software Pricing

With the smartphone gaming sector still a hot point of discussion, Sony has said that it intends to offer multiple price-points for PlayStation Vita software in order to counter the burgeoning threat of mobile phones

While the company's still keeping those pricing details close to its chest, SCEE executive Jim Ryan told GamesIndustry.biz: "I think it would be safe to assume we will take a more..

News: New Firmware Update Prepares The PlayStation 3 For The PS Vita

New Firmware Update Prepares The PlayStation 3 For The PS Vita

With the PlayStation Vita's arrival imminent in Japan, Sony has released a new firmware update for the PS3 transforming the home console into a content management device for the upcoming handheld

"It will allow users to copy their media content such as games, music, photos, and videos between PS Vita and PS3, back up PS Vita save data to your PS3 hard drive, and update the system software for..

News: Sony: 'PlayStation Vita Is A Gaming Device'

Sony: 'PlayStation Vita Is A Gaming Device'

SCEE's new gaffer Jim Ryan isn't coy when talking about the PlayStation Portable

According to the executive, Sony's first attempt at capturing the handheld market tried to do too much, and confused consumers as a result. The PlayStation Vita, reckons Ryan, will not make that same mistake. “I think with PSP we tried to position it as a rather broad multimedia device. We talked a lot in the early..

News: We Should Probably Post Something About The PS Vita's Memory Sticks

We Should Probably Post Something About The PS Vita's Memory Sticks

The Internet has gone nuts again

GameStop has listed place-holder prices for the PlayStation Vita's memory sticks, prompting everyone to go crazy. Pre-orders were publicly cancelled on message boards, people said rude words about Sony and everyone got in a bit of a flap over nothing. The usual, really. But let's all have a moment of composition. The PlayStation Vita memory cards are going to be..

News: PlayStation Vita Will Not Support PSone Titles At Launch

PlayStation Vita Will Not Support PSone Titles At Launch

After a batch of rumours, Sony has officially confirmed that the PlayStation Vita will not support PSone titles at launch

The news was revealed in a Japanese Q&A translated by Andriasang. The question read, "Can Vita play PlayStation Game Archives games?" to which Sony responded, "It won't be supported at the time of the PS Vita launch. Regarding future support, we'll share..

News: Hong Kong's Got The Hots For PlayStation Vita

Hong Kong's Got The Hots For PlayStation Vita

Pre-orders for the PlayStation Vita opened in Hong Kong this weekend, prompting all of the expected madness

Hong Kong is the second region to get its hands-on Sony's new handheld, prompting prospective consumers to mob retailers and online stores in order to secure their system. According to an eye-witness report from Engadget China's Richard Lai, the scenes outside retailers were manic. The..

News: Report: PlayStation Move Has Sold Nine Million Units

Report: PlayStation Move Has Sold Nine Million Units

Quiet and steady has always been Sony's strategy with PlayStation Move, and in a year packed with steady software support, it looks like the tactic has worked out

A report on Industry Gamers puts the motion wand's sales at nine million units worldwide, while Microsoft has yet to release an update on Kinect's ten million milestone in March. The implication from the publication is that sales for..

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..