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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..

News: White PlayStation 3 Comes To Europe & Australia In November

White PlayStation 3 Comes To Europe & Australia In November

We've never understood why Sony doesn't release more iterations of its hardware around the globe

Japan has hosted a variety of different themed PS3 and PSP SKUs, but Europe and North America is still stuck in the stone-ages comparatively. Thankfully SCEE has decided to bring the white PlayStation 3 hardware to Europe and Australia, according to a couple of retail listings. The 320GB system looks..

News: Sony Targeting Teens With New Euro-Exclusive PSP

Sony Targeting Teens With New Euro-Exclusive PSP

While much of the Internet sat bemused at the announcement of a new PSP for Europe during this year's GamesCom, we were fairly calm about it

While the announcement of the device certainly took us by surprise, we also felt like it made a lot of sense. Sony's PSP strategy has shifted in recent years, with the platform holder targeting younger users. SCEE's new gaffer Jim Ryan confirmed the philosophy..

Rumour: Vita Reaches Japan on 12th November

Vita Reaches Japan on 12th November

Rest of world in March

According to an anonymous source confiding in French site GamAlive, PlayStation Vita will be available to buy in Japan from 12th November this year. We're expecting to hear official confirmation of the system's Japanese release date at next week's Tokyo Games Show, and as Sony has pledged the machine will make it to the Land...

News: Sony Reiterates That PlayStation Vita Is All About The Games

Sony Reiterates That PlayStation Vita Is All About The Games

While Sony focused heavily on the PlayStation Vita's variety of communication options at GamesCom, new SCEE boss Jim Ryan has reiterated that the company is putting games first with its new handheld system

“The core principle is to provide the best portable gaming experience possible. It’s as simple as that,” SCEE’s Jim Ryan told EDGE magazine. Ryan added that he believes the PlayStation Vita..

News: Analysts Don't Think PS3's New Price-Point Will Have An Impact On Vita

Analysts Don't Think PS3's New Price-Point Will Have An Impact On Vita

Last week Sony reduced the price of the PlayStation 3 to $249

The entry-model PlayStation Vita will also cost $249. This has driven some speculation that the two devices might cannibalize each other's sales, but industry analysts disagree. “I don’t believe the PlayStation 3 price drop will impact the perceived value of the $249 Vita,” EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich told IndustryGamers. “With the..