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News: Japanese Gamers Really, Really Want Sony's NGP

Japanese Gamers Really, Really Want Sony's NGP

If the PSP is a muted success globally, it's a rip-roaring Goliath in Japan

Sony's first portable gaming system is frequently the most purchased gaming system in Japan, despite waning support worldwide. So it's little surprise Japanese gamers are hyped for the console's successor. In a reader poll published in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, 76.2% of Japanese gamers stated they wanted the..

News: Kaz Hirai: Sony Aiming To Match And Exceed PSP's Install-Base With NGP

Kaz Hirai: Sony Aiming To Match And Exceed PSP's Install-Base With NGP

The PlayStation Blog's put up an interview with Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai regarding the NGP

While the interview is naturally light on new details, a tired looking Kaz does discuss some of the reasoning behind the handheld's January announcement (nothing to do with 3DS, honest), as well as talking about Sony's success barometer. Kaz admits that Sony aim to match the original..

News: Sony Cool With Expanding PlayStation Suite To Other Platforms, Focusing On Android For Now

Sony Cool With Expanding PlayStation Suite To Other Platforms, Focusing On Android For Now

While Sony's PlayStation Suite will have humble beginnings as a PSone emulation service for Android devices, Sony's clearly aiming bigger with their mobile gaming initiative

We already know Sony plans to extend the service with new bite-sized content, but it sounds like the platform holder's also keen to bring the program to as many platforms as possible. "We have a completely open..

News: Original PSP UMDs Could Be Re-Released On NGP Gamecards

Original PSP UMDs Could Be Re-Released On NGP Gamecards

If you were smart (like us) you would have switched to purchasing your PlayStation Portable content via the PlayStation Store a long time ago

UMDs were clearly a dead format many years ago, regardless of your stance towards digital download content. Paying a little extra for digital games this past few years has paid off though. While the Next Generation Portable will not support UMD playback, it..

News: A Lot Of People Are Working On NGP Games, Including Suda 51

A Lot Of People Are Working On NGP Games, Including Suda 51

Check this list out

We already knew Sony was supporting its Next Generation Portable (NGP) with big franchises like Uncharted, Killzone and Resistance thanks to the recently revealed line-up trailer, but the fate of third-party support for the device still remained unknown. A full list of publishers and developers working on games for the NGP has...

News: PlayStation Meeting 2011: NGP's "Near" Application Tracks Your Location

PlayStation Meeting 2011: NGP's "Near" Application Tracks Your Location

Amongst its ridiculously powerful specifications and control interfaces, Sony's NGP also has some pretty neat GPS functionalities

An application built into the device called "Near" is an ongoing map allowing you to track where you are and where you have been. Near connects with the PSN to find out what games are popular in your current location, allowing you to buy games on the spot and..

News: PlayStation Meeting 2011: Call Of Duty Confirmed For Lastest PlayStation Handheld, NGP

PlayStation Meeting 2011: Call Of Duty Confirmed For Lastest PlayStation Handheld, NGP

With the likes of Killzone and Uncharted heading to the NGP, there's certainly an emphasis on big blockbuster titles for Sony's new flagship handheld

Blockbuster titles don't get much bigger than Call Of Duty, an iteration of which has just been confirmed for NGP by Activision's Phillip Earle. Details were scarce, but Earle billed the game with the following anecdote: "We believe Call of Duty..

News: Tomorrow (We Think) The PSP2 Will Be Announced At Sony's PlayStation Meeting In Japan

Tomorrow (We Think) The PSP2 Will Be Announced At Sony's PlayStation Meeting In Japan

This time tomorrow, we're 99

9% sure we'll know a little more about the direction of Sony Computer Entertainment's handheld strategy. At 3PM JST Sony's scheduled an event in Tokyo, Japan deemed "PlayStation Meeting 2011". Last time Sony held a PlayStation Meeting (in 2005), details of the PS3 were revealed. With the 3DS months away from general release, it would be a fitting time to..

Rumour: PSP2 Longer Than Current Device But Not As Wide, Possible Specifications Leaked

PSP2 Longer Than Current Device But Not As Wide, Possible Specifications Leaked

French website 01

net</a> report that the PSP2 could be technically comparable to Apple's next generation iPhone and iPad devices. As the rumours grow in the build-up to Thursday, the site claims to have got its hands on a development unit of the PSP2 (and subsequently the specs). We've included all the technical gubbins after the jump. Perhaps most interestingly the site notes that the PSP2..

News: Heads Up: PlayStation Meeting Kicks Off 3PM JST This Thursday

Heads Up: PlayStation Meeting Kicks Off 3PM JST This Thursday

Sony's pinned a 3PM JST start time on this Thursday's PlayStation Meeting in Tokyo

Convert times as appropriate, but that makes it 6AM GMT here in the UK. Don't expect news to trickle out immediately though. We imagine it will take an hour or so before the good stuff hits the 'net. The event's like to see the unveiling of the PSP2 at long last. We imagine it might be a good idea for you to keep an..

News: Better Start Looking For That Third Job: Nikkei Pin OLED Touchscreen & Always-On 3G Functionality To The Mounting PSP2 Rumours

Better Start Looking For That Third Job: Nikkei Pin OLED Touchscreen & Always-On 3G Functionality To The Mounting PSP2 Rumours

Definitely sounds like Sony's being Sony again

Nikkei is reporting some colossus information on the PSP2 this evening. According to preliminary information on the device, Nikkei reports that Sony's next portable system will support 3G functionality and an OLED touchscreen. OLED screens are widely considered some of the best available on the market. Nikkei's report furthers that Sony's custom..

News: PSP2 To Be Announced At Japanese PlayStation Meeting On January 27th

PSP2 To Be Announced At Japanese PlayStation Meeting On January 27th

Six years ago Sony held an event in Japan called the "PlayStation Meeting"

The July 25th, 2005 meeting revealed some of Sony's early plans for the PlayStation 3. The January 27th, 2011 event labelled "PlayStation Meeting" is believed to lead to the long awaited unveiling of the PSP2. Andriasang's picked up on the name via a series of Tweets from analyst Yasuaki Fujima. Apparently Fujima..

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Announced For PlayStation 3 By Square Enix, Due 2011 In Japan

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Announced For PlayStation 3 By Square Enix, Due 2011 In Japan

The impact of a Final Fantasy announcement seems a little diminished after the relatively disappointing Final Fantasy XIII, but make no mistake, this is still huge

At their conference in Japan, Square Enix has just confirmed that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will launch this year (2011) in Japan. The game will be directed by Motomu Toriyama. Few details are known about the game, though it will mark the..

News: Catherine Demo Dated For January 27th Release On PlayStation Store

Catherine Demo Dated For January 27th Release On PlayStation Store

Atlus has finally revealed the anticipated date for the oft-teased Catherine demo

January 27th will mark the fateful day we all actually get to load up the bizarre looking title and get a glimpse of what it's all about. According to Siliconera, "players will be able to sample a section of the game's opening featuring event movies, anime movies and action parts." <span>Consider out..

News: Earth Defence Force 2 Portable Grabs Double-Pack In Japan

Earth Defence Force 2 Portable Grabs Double-Pack In Japan

Now here's a novel idea: D3 Publisher has announced that the limited edition for Earth Defence Force 2 Portable will include two full retail copies of the game

We know what you're thinking, "Why?" There's method behind the madness. EDF2P features plenty of co-op gameplay, and the limited edition double pack is available for ¥6,279 ($76). Buying two copies of the game separately would set..

News: Bomb-drop: Sony To Announce The PSP2 In Tokyo On January 27th [UPDATE]

Bomb-drop: Sony To Announce The PSP2 In Tokyo On January 27th [UPDATE]

VG247's running a stonking story this morning, speculating that Sony will announce the PSP2 in Tokyo later this month

According to the site's source, Sony will hold a “business overview and strategy meeting” in Tokyo on January 27th, and will use the event as a platform to reveal the PSP2. The date would certainly make sense, with Sony wanting to temper expectation for the soon-to-be-released..