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News: Sony To Update Torne With PlayStation Vita Support Next Month

Sony To Update Torne With PlayStation Vita Support Next Month

Using the PlayStation Vita as a remote play device for Sony's uber-popular Torne PlayStation 3 DVR kit is one of the handheld's biggest selling points in Japan

That functionality is due to arrive next month via a new firmware update that will bring the Torne's software up to version 3.50. With the update you'll be able to write video to your PlayStation Vita's memory card, and use the system as a..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Uncharted And Battlefield Get Off To Surprisingly Strong Starts

Japanese Sales Charts: Uncharted And Battlefield Get Off To Surprisingly Strong Starts

When a lot of people criticised the PlayStation Vita's launch line-up for being too Western oriented, we were right there with them

Who in Japan would want to play Uncharted: Golden Abyss? If the sales performance of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is anything to go by, then a lot of people. Media Create's released its weekly sales figures for the Japanese region, showing Naughty Dog's latest..

News: Japanese Survey Claims Gamers Aren't Interested In PlayStation Vita

Japanese Survey Claims Gamers Aren't Interested In PlayStation Vita

Back in October we posted a couple of stories pertaining to Japanese pre-orders for the PlayStation Vita

The region went nuts for the new handheld, with heavy queues outside popular retailers and online allocations scooped up within minutes. It all makes a Japanese survey — conducted by Goo Research — seem a bit flimsy. The firm claims that from a sample of 1083 consumers, just 10% want to buy..

News: Sony Teases 'Surprise Announcement' For Jump Festa

Sony Teases 'Surprise Announcement' For Jump Festa

It's always exciting when Sony teases the words "surprise announcement"

But it nearly always leads to a bunch of wild and unattainable expectations. So let's keep our hype gauge in check, then. Jump Festa, a Japanese games festival, is set to take place in Tokyo later this year. Awkwardly the event will coincide with the launch of PlayStation Vita, with the exposition taking place on December 17th..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Dead Island Batters The Top Ten, While Macross Tops

Japanese Sales Charts: Dead Island Batters The Top Ten, While Macross Tops

Another week, another set of Japanese sales figures

It was another bumper week for 3DS hardware — get this, Nintendo released a pink system — but PlayStation software continued to rule the roost, despite seeing a minor drop-off in console sales. PlayStation software accounted for seven spots in the top-ten, and half of the chart as a whole. Macross F Sayonara no Tsubasa topped, while FIFA 12..

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: Final Fantasy Type-0 Scoops 39/40 In Famitsu

Final Fantasy Type-0 Scoops 39/40 In Famitsu

Expect the PlayStation Portable to do gangbusters in Japan when Final Fantasy Type-0 finally drops onto store shelves

The game's just scooped up an almost-perfect score in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, landing a 39/40 and presumably sending Japanese gamers into a hype frenzy. The game's out next week in Japan. Expect PSP to do some serious numbers to celebrate. [Thanks Andriasang]

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

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: Prices Attached To A Number Of PlayStation Vita's Launch Titles

Prices Attached To A Number Of PlayStation Vita's Launch Titles

Up until today only one publisher had announced the price of their PlayStation Vita software; Square Enix attached a price to Army Corps Of Hell late last month

But the latest issue of Famitsu magazine has published the prices for a variety of PlayStation Vita's most-wanted, including Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Ridge Racer. Nathan Drake's latest adventure will run you ¥5,980 ($78) at retail, with..

News: Marvelous AQL Has Three New Games In Development For PlayStation Vita

Marvelous AQL Has Three New Games In Development For PlayStation Vita

Marvelous AQL might have spent its press conference announcing smartphone and 3DS games yesterday, but it's not forgotten about Sony's PlayStation Vita

The company has three games in development for the system, including a "fantasy RPG", a "fantasy action RPG" and a new "action adventure game". As Joystiq points out, Little King's Story for Vita involves Marvelous, but..

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: Sonic Generations Release Brought Forward In Japan

Sonic Generations Release Brought Forward In Japan

Presumably running away from the coming PlayStation Vita release, SEGA's pushed the Japanese launch date of Sonic Generations forwards a week

It'll now launch domestically on December 1st, as opposed to the previously announced December 8th date. The European release will stay remain unchanged, dropping November 4th. [Thanks Andriasang / VG247]

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: This MLB Bobblehead Game Really Should Support Move

This MLB Bobblehead Game Really Should Support Move

But it doesn't

We've got a list as long as your arm of games we wish we could play with Move, but you might as well tear that list up and start a new one with this game right at the top. Japanese game MLB Bobblehead! has one of the most self-explanatory game names ever: it's a baseball game where all the characters have big heads. That's pretty much...