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News: Japan's Hot Shots Golf is Now Move-Enabled, But Ours Isn't

Japan's Hot Shots Golf is Now Move-Enabled, But Ours Isn't

Update rattles into the cup

Yesterday the Move update for Japan's Minna No Golf 5 — aka Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds in North America and Everybody's Golf: World Tour in Europe — went live, bringing stereoscopic 3D support and Move controls to the cutest golf game on PS3. According to iWaggle3D the motion controller is supported in offline play...

News: Sony Brings Western Games To Japan, Reveals World Game Project

Sony Brings Western Games To Japan, Reveals World Game Project

Sony wants to educate Japanese gamers on the values of Western titles, and it intends to do so with an event dubbed the "World Game Project"

The initiative will see the platform holder bring a slew of hot Western titles to Japan's famous Akihabara district. Playable titles will include inFamous 2, Resistance 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Shadows Of The Damned. Yes, we know the latter was..

Rumour: The Last Guardian to Support PlayStation Move

The Last Guardian to Support PlayStation Move

Stranger things have happened

We reported on The Last Guardian's PlayStation Move support last year, when Fumito Ueda commented the game 'may' receive optional Playstation Move controls. The trail went cold after that though, but now it's heating up again. As spotted by iWaggle3D, the Sony Computer Entertainment America press site listed The Last...

News: This Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Collector's Set Is Amazing

This Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Collector's Set Is Amazing

If you're a Resident Evil fan, we suspect you're already dousing yourself with a handheld battery-operated fan

This 15th Anniversary Collector's Set is particularly amazing. Available exclusively via the e-Capcom store for ¥7,800, the limited edition boxset includes a bonanza of Resident Evil goods, including: all three original Resident Evil titles for PSone, Resident Evil: Revival Edition (the..

News: Hallelujah: PlayStation Store Officially Returns In Japan

Hallelujah: PlayStation Store Officially Returns In Japan

After a long and torturous rate, the Japanese arm of the PlayStation Store has finally released

The service was taken down after the infamous PSN outage earlier in the year, and has been held at ransom by the Japanese government ever since. But it's back now, meaning those of us in the West can hop online and finally find out what that bonkers El Shaddai game is all about...

News: Sony Japan Reveals Move Bundle for Hot Shots Golf PS3

Sony Japan Reveals Move Bundle for Hot Shots Golf PS3

Will it come West?

Sony's preparing to patch Move controls into its classic PS3 golf game Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds — otherwise known as Everybody's Golf: World Tour — but in Japan it's going a step further, physically re-releasing the game with a Move Starter Pack to entice PlayStation gamers onto the fairway. The bundle of game, controller...

News: Sony Reveals 'World Game Project' For Japan

Sony Reveals 'World Game Project' For Japan

Typically the Japanese games market can be quite introverted

While Japanese games have a history of success in the West, few Western games succeed in the Japanese market. This is something Sony's looking to correct with a new initiative in Japan called the "World Game Project". While details are still scarce about the Akihabara event — set to take place at the end of the month — it..

News: Japanese PlayStation Store Set To Return On Wednesday

Japanese PlayStation Store Set To Return On Wednesday

Huzzah

Sony's revealed that the PlayStation Store will finally return in Japan on July 6th. That's this Wednesday if you haven't got a calendar nearby. There's very little else to say other than, yes, the PlayStation Store really has been down this long in Japan. The government demanded Sony provide evidence that the service was sufficiently protected after the PSN outage before allowing it to..

News: PlayStation Store Still Offline In Japan

PlayStation Store Still Offline In Japan

While we've been happily been getting back to normal after the PSN hack here in the West, the Japanese PlayStation Store has remained offline

In a short update [translated by AndriaSang], the company apologised for the on-going downtime, stating that it was still making adjustments with multiple organisations. The PlayStation Store is back online in practically every other country bar Japan. Sony..

News: Yakuza Series Hits 5 Million Unit Milestone

Yakuza Series Hits 5 Million Unit Milestone

One of our favourite PlayStation franchises, the Yakuza series, has shipped over 5 million units worldwide SEGA has announced

The milestone was achieved with new zombie-gangster mash-up, Yakuza: Of The End, which has already shipped 400,000 units in its first two weeks on sale in Japan. We've got our copy. There have been seven games in the Yakuza franchise thus far: four mainline entries on PS2..

News: Sony Confirms Greener PlayStation 3 Model

Sony Confirms Greener PlayStation 3 Model

There were reports over the weekend of a new PlayStation 3 model identified by the code CECH-3000B

Sony has confirmed those rumours this morning, revealing a new 320GB PS3 less power-consumption than its predecessor. Don't get your panties in a twist yet, this is still the standard PS3 Slim design. It's not like a new PS3 or anything. The new model will ship in charcoal black for ¥34,980 at the..

News: Yakuza: Of The End Tops The Japanese Software Charts

Yakuza: Of The End Tops The Japanese Software Charts

SEGA's mobster-zombie mash-up, Yakuza: Of The End, has unsurprisingly topped the Japanese sales charts after a hefty delay

We received our copy earlier this week but haven't had a chance to check it out yet. It's sitting temptingly on the top of our "to play" pile though. Elsewhere it was a poor week for Japanese software, with the ridiculously titled Gekiatsu!! Pachige Tamashii Portable..

News: British Red Cross Thanks PlayStation Users For Japan Quake Donations

British Red Cross Thanks PlayStation Users For Japan Quake Donations

Take a look at this Daily Mail: video games can do positive things

The British Red Cross has this morning thanked PlayStation users for its "amazing contribution" to the Japanese quake relief appeal, which raised a total of £466,465.60. That's an incredible tally, so give yourselves a pat on the back. In a statement published on the

News: Team ICO Collection Given September 22nd Release Date In Japan

Team ICO Collection Given September 22nd Release Date In Japan

Sony's finally slapped a September 22nd release date on the highly anticipated high-definition re-releases of PS2 classics ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus

The titles will release separately at ¥3,980 (US$49). Sony's also putting out a limited edition box (pictured) that includes both games, as well as a booklet compiled by Japanese magazine Brutus that looks at the game creator Fumito Ueda and that..

News: Rejoice Japan: PlayStation Network To Partially Return Tomorrow In Asia

Rejoice Japan: PlayStation Network To Partially Return Tomorrow In Asia

Could you imagine if the PSN had been down worldwide as long as it's been down in Japan and parts of Asia? It's pretty unthinkable, right? Sony was required to prove to the Japanese government that it had strengthened its system security before bringing the PSN back online in the region

Presumably that's all done and dusted now as the service is set to return tomorrow. Asia, like the rest of the..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PSP Still On Top, But Hardware Slumps

Japanese Sales Charts: PSP Still On Top, But Hardware Slumps

The PlayStation Portable was on top of the Japanese sales charts again last week, but hardware was down overall

The usually dominant PSP only scooped up 34k sales, while both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii slumped to record lows. The PlayStation 3 didn't do much better either, managing just 13k sales. As for software, Dragon Quest continued to top the charts, while Sony's own Patapon 3 held onto its..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Portable Takes The Hardware Crown Yet Again

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Portable Takes The Hardware Crown Yet Again

Sony's PlayStation Portable is still on top of the Japanese hardware charts this week, almost doubling the sales of its nearest competitor, the Nintendo 3DS

It was a positive week for PSP software too, with seven of the top twenty titles available on Sony's handheld. Patapon 3 — which debuted fourth on the chart last week — rose to claim the second spot, with Pro Baseball Spirit 2011, Final..

News: Japanese Charts: PlayStation Portable Pretty Much Obliterates Everything Else

Japanese Charts: PlayStation Portable Pretty Much Obliterates Everything Else

"But my friend told me the PSP was dead," said the crowds of readers

Boo to you, the PSP is on friggin' fire. Well, in Japan at least. Last week (ending May 1st), Sony's portable shifted a whopping 76,974 units. That's an impressive number alone, but when you take into consideration that the Nintendo 3DS only managed to shift 28,413 units over the same period, it takes a whole new meaning. The PSP..