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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...

News: Sony Hoping To 'Revolutionise' Games With Futuristic 3D Viewer Gizmo

Sony Hoping To 'Revolutionise' Games With Futuristic 3D Viewer Gizmo

You may remember the Sony HMZ-T1 3D headset

We posted about it a few weeks back. The futuristic visor is designed to give its wearer the impression of playing on an enormous 3D television, and its out in Japan this November for a reasonable 60,000 Yen (that's about £480). In its latest product pitch, Sony's talked up the visor claiming that it has the potential to revolutionise gaming..

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: Sony: Ask Capcom About Monster Hunter 4 On PS Vita

Sony: Ask Capcom About Monster Hunter 4 On PS Vita

The shock announcement of Monster Hunter 4 as a 3DS title took the wind out of many sails this week

Capcom's curiously popular franchise transformed the PlayStation Portable into the system to beat in Japan — and while Capcom has frequently maintained the series multiplatform status, many expected the next Monster Hunter to be announced for PlayStation Vita. But any mention of Monster Hunter has..

News: TGS 11: Torne Application For PlayStation Vita Allows For Remote TV Recording, Viewing

TGS 11: Torne Application For PlayStation Vita Allows For Remote TV Recording, Viewing

Sony's Japanese-only Torne TV hardware product is coming to PlayStation Vita in application form

Shuhei Yoshida demonstrated the tool during a keynote overnight, showing how the Vita can be used to navigate TV listings, remotely set-up recordings, and stream television. Yoshida didn't set a date, but implied the application would launch alongside the Vita this December. Obviously it's only..

News: Tokyo Game Show 2011: The PlayStation Headlines So Far

Tokyo Game Show 2011: The PlayStation Headlines So Far

The Tokyo Game Show is go, with Sony already holding its big coming out party

The general consensus from the video game community was one of disappointment — while Sony's been announcing PlayStation Vita titles left right and centre for the past couple of months, the lack of any real megatons was a real blow. Many were expecting Monster Hunter, particularly after its appearance during Nintendo's..

News: PS Vita Launches December 17 in Japan

PS Vita Launches December 17 in Japan

Who's importing?

Sony pushed back the Western PS Vita release date to 2012, but lucky gamers in Japan will be able to get their mitts on Sony's brand new handheld by year's end, as the system officially launches on December 17th in the region. Sony unveiled the official launch date during their press conference at the Tokyo Game Show. There's much...