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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

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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..

News: Winning Eleven 2012 Tops Japanese Software Charts, Hardware Remains Consistent

Winning Eleven 2012 Tops Japanese Software Charts, Hardware Remains Consistent

The PlayStation 3 version of Winning Eleven 2012 was the top-selling game in Japan this week, beating out curious PSP dating sim AKB1/48

But despite another strong showing for PlayStation software — which dominated the Japanese top twenty, taking up twelve of the available slots — hardware remained static, with the PlayStation 3 scooping up sales in the region of 30k and the PSP just lower at..

News: Sony Confirms 20MB PlayStation Vita 3G Download Limit

Sony Confirms 20MB PlayStation Vita 3G Download Limit

Like most smartphones, PlayStation Vita downloads taking place over a 3G network will be capped at 20MB

SCEA's senior staff developer support engineer Chris Norden confirmed the information at a GDC Online session overnight. The limit means you won't be able to download the likes of Uncharted: Golden Abyss while sitting on a park bench, but you will however be able to grab full titles via Wi-Fi..

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..