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News: Sony: Reclaiming Japanese Gamers Is a Focus for Us

Sony: Reclaiming Japanese Gamers Is a Focus for Us

The PS4 is showing some "upward swing," says Yoshida

Numbers don't lie: the demand for video games and video game consoles in Japan has dropped significantly over the past few years. But while much of the market is turning its attention to the mobile industry, Sony is trying to breathe life into the PlayStation 4 with new games. That's what...

News: Sony 'Really Wanted' That Call of Duty: Black Ops III Deal with Activision

Sony 'Really Wanted' That Call of Duty: Black Ops III Deal with Activision

Destiny deal helped as well

Whether you realise it or not, Sony teaming up with Activision for Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a big deal. It marks the end of a partnership between Xbox and Activision that lasted nearly an entire console generation, it probably cost Sony a fortune, and – while it won't necessarily guarantee the Japanese giant the...

News: Sony: We Aren't Making Vita Games Because of Consumer Expectations

Sony: We Aren't Making Vita Games Because of Consumer Expectations

Say what?

Don't hold your breath for any big budget PlayStation Vita games. Sony stopped seriously supporting the handheld long ago, but its executives are getting to a point where they're so blunt it hurts. Speaking to Game Informer, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said that the real reason the Vita isn't being supported is because...

News: Here Are the Dates for E3 2016

Here Are the Dates for E3 2016

Prep time

Have you enjoyed watching trailers, reading impressions, and debating video games all week? Good! Now that this year's E3 has come to a close, you can get ready to do it all over again in 2016. Next year's expo will, as always, be at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, and will take place from 14th June to the 16th. Thanks to Geoff Keighley...

News: Dying Light, Mortal Kombat X, and The Witcher 3 Push Warner Bros to the Top Publisher Spot

Dying Light, Mortal Kombat X, and The Witcher 3 Push Warner Bros to the Top Publisher Spot

Batman: Arkham Knight should keep the momentum going

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment is taking the spot of top dog in the first half of 2015, according to The NPD Group. Thanks to the likes of Dying Light, Mortal Kombat X, and the more recent The Witcher 3, the company has risen to be the top-grossing US gaming software publisher of 2015...

News: Take-Two Boss Says PS4 Hasn't Hit Its Full Potential

Take-Two Boss Says PS4 Hasn't Hit Its Full Potential

Greatness awaits

Things are only going to get better for the PlayStation 4 – or at least that's what Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick had to say at the 43rd Annual Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference in New York this past week. "We have yet to see entirely what the technology can allow," the executive said, talking about Sony's new gaming...

News: Sony Admits PS4 First-Party Lineup Is Looking a Little Sparse This Year

Sony Admits PS4 First-Party Lineup Is Looking a Little Sparse This Year

Firm's working hard with third-parties to fill the gap

Sony understands the importance of PlayStation 4 exclusives as it highlighted them in its investor relations presentation earlier today – but president Andrew House is well aware of the fact that the platform holder's first-party lineup is looking a little light this year. "Our first-party...

News: It Looks Like Digital Is the Future for Capcom 

It Looks Like Digital Is the Future for Capcom 

Publisher expects digital sales to take off

The digital versus retail discussion has been dragging on for years now, but Japanese publisher Capcom is expecting to see an undeniable turn towards the former in the near future. The company reckons that digital sales will count for the majority of its overall unit sales in the fiscal year ending March...

News: Japanese Game Sales Hit a Whole New Low Last Week

Japanese Game Sales Hit a Whole New Low Last Week

The beginning of the end

Japan may be responsible for our love affair with video games, but the country is quickly going off the consoles that it helped to popularise. You may remember the dire Media Create figures that we posted earlier in the week – well, they are worse than you think. Much worse. According to the organisation, last week's...

News: So, Looks Like Sony's Already Working on the PS5

So, Looks Like Sony's Already Working on the PS5

A whole new world

While the PlayStation 4 is likely to be around for many years yet, we'd expect Sony to be starting to think about the future right about now. It's already set out its stall with the likes of PlayStation Now, but with Internet infrastructure not quite up to speed, we suspect that there'll be at least one more traditional console...

News: Capcom: PS4 Remasters to Represent Key Part of Our Catalogue

Capcom: PS4 Remasters to Represent Key Part of Our Catalogue

Gulp

We hope that you're not fed up of re-releases, as put upon publisher Capcom has revealed that PlayStation 4 remasters are set to represent a significant part of its business moving forwards. The iconic Japanese company recently found significant success by porting Resident Evil – itself based upon the GameCube overhaul of Shinji Mikami's...

News: Sony's Seemingly Forming a Fresh First-Party Studio for Project Morpheus

Sony's Seemingly Forming a Fresh First-Party Studio for Project Morpheus

Time for something completely different

Project Morpheus certainly has plenty of promise, but if it stands any chance of succeeding, it will need Sony's full support. The organisation must provide the peripheral with a steady stream of bespoke software, so it's perhaps a good thing that it's seemingly creating a new first-party studio to do just...