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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..

News: External Battery Extends Vita's 3-5 Hour Life

External Battery Extends Vita's 3-5 Hour Life

Battery add-on enables 9-15 hour lifespan

PS Vita lasts about 3-5 hours on its own, but the optional external battery peripheral just announced by Sony will give perpetually unplugged consumers the opportunity to buy themselves some more time. The company released info on the device on Sony's Japanese site. PS Vita runs 3-5 hours only if players...

News: TGS 11: SCEJ Gaffer Not Concerned About 3DS Nor Smartphones

TGS 11: SCEJ Gaffer Not Concerned About 3DS Nor Smartphones

SCEJ president Hiroshi Kawano has told Reuters that he doesn't believe the Nintendo 3DS nor burgeoning gaming compatible smartphones are a threat to the PlayStation Vita

Kawano considers that the devices are different. Kawano believes that the Nintendo 3DS has a different look, target audience and price-point. All true. Moreover Kawano believes that smartphones are designed with networking features..

News: TGS 11: PlayStation Vita To Get External Battery Add-On

TGS 11: PlayStation Vita To Get External Battery Add-On

Disappointed with the PlayStation Vita's 3-5 hour battery cap? Sony has revealed an optional external battery add-on, that could extend the Vita's life to anywhere from 9 to 15 hours

The battery has a capacity of 5000mAh, which when added to the 2200mAh already included on board with the Vita should provide enough juice to keep the system powered beyond short sessions. A price has yet to be..

News: TGS 11: PlayStation Vita Box Art Looks Like This

TGS 11: PlayStation Vita Box Art Looks Like This

Kotaku's sneakily got its eyes on one of PlayStation Vita's boxes -- which is always one of the most exciting things about a new platform launch

Wrapped in a shocking blue colour — that Vita appears to have adopted as its branding style — and similar in layout to the current PS3 boxes, these should fit comfortably next to your current collection of game cases. NeoGAF's Chubigans has put..

News: TGS 11: Sony Steps Up Remote Play With PlayStation Vita

TGS 11: Sony Steps Up Remote Play With PlayStation Vita

Remote Play has, for a long time, been untapped potential

The ability to play PlayStation 3 games via your PSP was a brilliant one, but so little software took advantage of the feature that it quickly became worthless. With PlayStation Vita, Sony's planning on stepping up its Remote Play functionality. Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida demonstrated this during a keynote overnight by playing..

News: TGS 11: PlayStation Vita Demoed As PlayStation 3 Controller

TGS 11: PlayStation Vita Demoed As PlayStation 3 Controller

When Sony said that PlayStation Vita could work as a PlayStation 3 controller, we figured it was a reactionary comment to the announcement of the Wii U

We certainly didn't think the platform holder would get the technology up and running so promptly. But it seems the technicians in the Sony labs have been hard at work, concocting a demo with LittleBigPlanet that Shuhei Yoshida demonstrated at a..

News: TGS 11: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets Dated, Special PlayStation 3 Hardware Bundle

TGS 11: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets Dated, Special PlayStation 3 Hardware Bundle

Square Enix has confirmed that it will release Final Fantasy XIII-2 days before the PlayStation Vita in Japan -- on December 15th

And adding to what should be an enormous week for PlayStation hardware, the company also confirmed that it is partnering with Sony to release a new 320GB PS3 hardware bundle in black and pink. The package will run you ¥37,960. Those in the West can expect to pick up..

News: Worldwide PlayStation 3 Sales Hit 51.8 Million Units, PSP At 71.4 Million

Worldwide PlayStation 3 Sales Hit 51.8 Million Units, PSP At 71.4 Million

Sony's updated its sell-through numbers for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable

The platform holder has confirmed that the PlayStation 3 now has an install base of 51.8 million units worldwide, while the PSP has an impressive 71.4 million. Sony revealed the numbers during its Tokyo Game Show press event this morning, which saw PlayStation Vita receive a December 17th domestic release..

News: TGS 11: PlayStation Vita's Battery Life To Last 3-5 Hours

TGS 11: PlayStation Vita's Battery Life To Last 3-5 Hours

Battery life was always going to be a concern for a device as powerful as the PlayStation Vita, and it looks like Sony's just about managed to deliver on its promise of a similar running time to the PSP

In an updated technical fact-sheet, the company has confirmed that Vita will give you 3-5 hours of gameplay at full pelt. That will extend to five hours of video playback, and nine hours of music..