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News: Sony Describes PlayStation Vita As 'Super Oval'

Sony Describes PlayStation Vita As 'Super Oval'

What shape is the PlayStation Vita? Well according to SCEA's Chris Norden, it's a "super oval"

Norden revealed the fascinating snippet during a panel at a GDC Online panel watched by Joystiq, continuing that both the Vita's touch panels run at a "higher resolution than the screen itself" — meaning the system is capable of sub-pixel precision. Learn something new everyday.

News: Updated PlayStation 3 Remote Controller To Launch Later This Month

Updated PlayStation 3 Remote Controller To Launch Later This Month

Sony's prepping an updated PlayStation 3 remote controller for "late October"

The updated device will include support for various Sony products, in addition to Netflix. In order to enable these additional functions, the peripheral will include new channel and volume buttons at the base of the unit. No price has been announced yet, but expect it to be in the region of $25. [Thanks Joystiq]

News: Sony Aiming To Neutralise Smartphone Gaming With PlayStation Suite

Sony Aiming To Neutralise Smartphone Gaming With PlayStation Suite

Enter any PlayStation Vita thread and at least one smartphone warrior will emerge

"Yeah Uncharted: Golden Abyss looks great, but I can get hundreds of cheap games for my mobile phone for the same price." It frustrates us unlike anything else, but as time goes on we've come to the realisation that this is something we're going to have to put up with. iOS and Android platforms aren't going..

News: Sony Highlights The Importance Of Physical Media For PlayStation Vita

Sony Highlights The Importance Of Physical Media For PlayStation Vita

The PSPgo was an experiment

It came about at a time when players clamoured for digital media on their handheld platform. Such enthusiasm quickly vanished, and the PSPgo concluded a failed experiment. But Sony's learned from that experience, and subsequently its not shunning packaged media for its new handheld platform. “We believe, for some consumers, the time is , but for other consumers, the..

News: Japan Sales Charts: PlayStation Software Dominates

Japan Sales Charts: PlayStation Software Dominates

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..

News: Europe's Vita Box and Launch Apps Look Like This

Europe's Vita Box and Launch Apps Look Like This

Start cooing now

Vita may not be out until next year, but that doesn't mean you can't find out exactly what you'll be seeing on shop shelves when the console launches. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe hardware product manager Adam Grant took to the PlayStation Blog to reveal the console's box and pre-installed applications. The box itself isn't...

News: Sony Reveals PlayStation Vita's Box

Sony Reveals PlayStation Vita's Box

Drink it up readers

This is the packaging your shiny new PlayStation Vita will be contained within when you pick up the hardware next year. Sony's European PlayStation Vita product manager, Adam Grant, unveiled the boxart on the PlayStation Blog this morning. In addition, Grant's outlined each of the PlayStation Vita's on-board apps. The post doesn't contain anything we don't already know, but it's..

News: Report: PlayStation Vita Downloads Locked At 20MB Over 3G

Report: PlayStation Vita Downloads Locked At 20MB Over 3G

According to ASCII magazine , PlayStation Vita downloads will be locked at 20MB over 3G connections at launch

The publication cites an unnamed Sony representative as the source of the information. Of course, a cap like that really limits the potential for 'on-the-go' downloads. Asynchronous gameplay data, save files and (potentially) Minis would be ok, but not a lot else. ASCII's source did stress..

News: PlayStation Vita's Japanese Launch Originally Planned For Earlier In December

PlayStation Vita's Japanese Launch Originally Planned For Earlier In December

Our biggest complaint with Sony's handling of the PlayStation Vita thus far is just how long it's taken Sony to get from announcement to store shelves

It feels like the platform holder has been 'umming and ahhing' for an eternity, with the system only just meeting its 2011 release domestically, and no date here in the West. Speaking in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, SCEJ gaffer Hiroshi..

News: The Final PlayStation Vita Looks Like This

The Final PlayStation Vita Looks Like This

We probably should have tagged this story with a prominent 'not safe for work' heading as the PlayStation Vita feels almost pornographic at times

This is a render of the final piece of hardware, released by Sony overnight. That's it — there will be no more tweaks or changes. This is the system going into production. While it might look like the same old Vita to some of you, there have been a few..

News: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception To Get PlayStation 3 Bundle (Of Course)

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception To Get PlayStation 3 Bundle (Of Course)

Sony's announced that it intends to release an Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception hardware bundle alongside Nathan Drake's latest adventure in North America

The package includes a 320GB PlayStation 3, a copy of Uncharted 3 the game, and a month's free access to PlayStation Plus. The bundle will run you just $299.99, which is actually a really good deal. You're essentially getting the game for free. Hit..

News: PlayStation Vita And PSP Are Able To Communicate In Ad-Hoc Mode

PlayStation Vita And PSP Are Able To Communicate In Ad-Hoc Mode

The PlayStation Vita will be able to communicate with the PSP in Ad-Hoc mode, a compatibility report released by Sony has confirmed

That means those with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd installed on their PlayStation Vita will have no issues setting up a game with vanilla PSP owners and vice versa. The feature's also a positive for the newly announced Lord Of Apocalypse, which is set to release on both..

News: Heads Up: Various PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable Titles Undergoing Maintenance On Sunday

Heads Up: Various PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable Titles Undergoing Maintenance On Sunday

Sony's scheduled a period of maintenance for a number of its first-party PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable tiltes this weekend

The maintenance will see a dozen titles go offline for a few hours from 5AM through to mid-day UK time on Sunday 25th. PlayStation Home will also be affected. Hit the jump for the full run-down of titles undergoing maintenance. Buzz! PS3 Combat Ops PSP EyePet..

News: Shuhei Yoshida Clarifies PlayStation Vita Remote Play Potential

Shuhei Yoshida Clarifies PlayStation Vita Remote Play Potential

When Shuhei Yoshida demonstrated Killzone 3 running on a PlayStation Vita via Remote Play at last week's Tokyo Game Show, we got a bit ahead of ourselves

We just assumed that the updated Remote Play feature-set would provide the potential to play all PS3 games via the Vita. Unfortunately, that's not the case, as only games designed with the feature in mind will be supported. "Yesterday, the..

News: Sony Aiming For Less Obtrusive Updates On PlayStation Vita

Sony Aiming For Less Obtrusive Updates On PlayStation Vita

Whenever Sony releases a new firmware update, the Internet groans

We're not sure what all the fuss is about to be honest, firmware updates take no longer than a few minutes to download and install where we are — but apparently it takes other people upwards of half-an-hour. (We're sure they're exaggerating, but anyway.) Thankfully, all those complaining have a friend in Sony Worldwide Studios..

News: Backwards Compatible PlayStation Portable Games To Get Improved Controls On PlayStation Vita

Backwards Compatible PlayStation Portable Games To Get Improved Controls On PlayStation Vita

Sony Worldwide Studios president, Shuhei Yoshida, has confirmed that the platform holder is aiming to make a "high" number of PlayStation Portable games compatible with the PlayStation Vita

The executive stressed that the company can't yet "confirm 100 percent compatibility" as the system is still undergoing testing. That said, those titles that do work will benefit from the advanced..

News: PlayStation Vita Hardware is Region-Free

PlayStation Vita Hardware is Region-Free

Import with impunity

With the news of a significant delay for gamers in the West, many are looking to Japan to satiate their desire for PlayStation Vita this Christmas. Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has some good news, then: the console is region-free. When asked via Twitter if the machine would be region-free, Yoshida simply replied...

News: Shuhei Yoshida On Learning The Lessons Of PlayStation Portable

Shuhei Yoshida On Learning The Lessons Of PlayStation Portable

The PlayStation Portable was a success

The system's sold more than 70 million units to date, so regardless of your stance it's unarguably achieved much more than any other portable gaming device not manufactured by Nintendo. But mistakes were made during Sony's first foray into portable gaming, and Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida is keen to acknowledge them. "There are many lessons..

News: TGS 11: Wide Area Augmented Reality On PlayStation Vita Looks Nuts

TGS 11: Wide Area Augmented Reality On PlayStation Vita Looks Nuts

During this week's Tokyo Game Show, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida held a keynote to demonstrate some of the PlayStation Vita's features

One of those features was augmented reality. Vita will provide augmented reality in three different ways: without a marker, with a marker and with multiple markers. It's the latter of these technologies that is most interesting, and it really..

News: TGS 11: Shuhei Yoshida Confirms PlayStation Vita Is Region Free

TGS 11: Shuhei Yoshida Confirms PlayStation Vita Is Region Free

While we've known that the PlayStation is probably region-free for some time, we've yet to get an official confirmation of kind

Until today anyway, when SCE Worldwide Studios gaffer Shuhei Yoshida has taken to Twitter to confirm the platform's region free status. Quizzed on Twitter about the feature, Yoshida simply responded, "Yes it is". Obviously this is a big deal, as it means gamers..