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News: Sony's PocketStation Plots a Return as a PS Vita Application in Japan

Sony's PocketStation Plots a Return as a PS Vita Application in Japan

Replay puny peripheral's minigames

It’s always nice to know that Sony has its priorities in the right place. The struggling PlayStation Vita may be the most powerful portable platform on the market, but the manufacturer has opted to invest resources into a PocketStation application, allowing you to play a handful of the under supported PSone...

News: Sony Liberates Freedom Wars Footage on 21st November

Sony Liberates Freedom Wars Footage on 21st November

Good behaviour

Crikey, all of the components are in place for a killer month of PlayStation, aren’t they? Not only is Sony’s next generation console set to deploy in North America and Europe this month, but the firm’s also readying the launch of the promising PS Vita TV in Japan, teasing something to do with its

Weirdness: Criminal Girls Invitation Scores Strangely Saucy Trailer

Criminal Girls Invitation Scores Strangely Saucy Trailer

Not safe for work

Who needs Monster Hunter-esque titles when you can have Criminal Girls Invitation instead? The enhanced PlayStation Vita port of Imagepoch's popular PlayStation Portable hit sees you guiding a group of scantily clad prison birds through a tower in order to be reincarcerated. Unsurprisingly, the illicit ladies are not always keen...

Weirdness: There Are Ecstatic Rabbit Statues in This PS Vita Commercial

There Are Ecstatic Rabbit Statues in This PS Vita Commercial

The hares and the handheld

We never, ever tire of Japanese commercials. Last year, Sony opted to promote the crystal white iteration of the PlayStation Vita by releasing a video of local celebrity Shigeru Matsuzaki singing about it – and now it’s followed up with a spot showing statues playing games such as Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, God Eater...

News: PS Vita May Not Have Monster Hunter, but Sony Wants to Sell Japan on Similar Games

PS Vita May Not Have Monster Hunter, but Sony Wants to Sell Japan on Similar Games

Giant killers

Ever since the PlayStation Vita’s release, Sony has been trying to belittle the fact that Monster Hunter has switched sides to the Nintendo 3DS. While the mega-franchise made a name for itself on the PlayStation Portable, the Japanese giant has failed to secure an entry in the Capcom published series for its latest handheld so far,...

TGS 2013: Sony Surprised by Strong Western Response to PS Vita TV

Sony Surprised by Strong Western Response to PS Vita TV

Sending the right signals

The recently announced PS Vita TV may be a bit of an unusual gizmo, but it’s quickly becoming a desirable product for PlayStation fans. The miniscule machine includes the full PlayStation Vita operating system, but outputs to a television, allowing you to watch movies, enjoy select portable games on your plasma screen,...

Live: Watch PlayStation's Tokyo Game Show 2013 Keynote Here

Watch PlayStation's Tokyo Game Show 2013 Keynote Here

A whole new world

A new day has dawned, so it only seems natural for there to be a PlayStation press conference right around the corner. The latest keynote on the company's impromptu schedule revolves around the firm's next generation console, with top Sony brass expected to delve a little deeper into the world created by PlayStation 4. It's not...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: This Is Why Vita Needs Monster Hunter

Japanese Sales Charts: This Is Why Vita Needs Monster Hunter

In the shadows of giants

A former PlayStation Portable breadwinner, Monster Hunter’s curious absence has been felt ever since the PlayStation Vita’s release. But the great dinosaur-sized hole is more pronounced than ever at the moment, as the hotly anticipated Monster Hunter 4 has just deployed on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Unsurprisingly,...

TGS 2013: Sony's Booth at the Tokyo Game Show Is Huge

Sony's Booth at the Tokyo Game Show Is Huge

Greatness awaits

Cast your eyes deep into the distance of this photograph, and you still won’t be able to see the end of Sony’s colossal Tokyo Game Show booth. The company is planning an enormous presence at this year’s Japanese convention, and that’s evidenced by this image of the firm’s under construction stand. The arena-sized stall...

TGS 2013: Sorry Japan, Asia Is Getting the PS4 This Year Too

Sorry Japan, Asia Is Getting the PS4 This Year Too

Forever alone

It appears that Japan will be one of the few major gaming territories not playing the PlayStation 4 this year. During a Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today – yes, another one – Sony confirmed that its next generation console will launch in December in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea. As reported...

News: Yoshida: Stay Tuned for PS Vita TV Plans in Western Regions

Yoshida: Stay Tuned for PS Vita TV Plans in Western Regions

Don't turn that dial

It had to happen, didn’t it? You take a week out of the office, and the entire complexion of the PlayStation ecosystem changes in the early hours of the very first day. This particular author first learned about the newly announced PS Vita TV during a scratchy telephone call back to head office amid the cavernous nothingness...