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News: Slimmer, Lighter PS Vita Announced With 1GB Of Storage And LCD Screen

Slimmer, Lighter PS Vita Announced With 1GB Of Storage And LCD Screen

Launches in Japan on October 10th

Sony has confirmed that it is releasing a redesigned version of the PS Vita console with a slimmer form factor, lighter frame, improved battery life, 1GB of internal memory and an LCD display. With a width of 15mm, the new edition will be 20 percent thinner than the existing Vita, and at 219g is 15 percent...

News: When's the PS4 Due Out in Japan? We'll Know Very Soon

When's the PS4 Due Out in Japan? We'll Know Very Soon

Not forgotten

Despite being a Japanese company, Sony has said very little about the PlayStation 4’s release plans in its home nation. The firm has been uncharacteristically focused on Western territories up until this point, perhaps recognising that Europe and North America are the regions where this generation’s console war will be fought...

News: Persona 4 Arena Punching Back with New Characters

Persona 4 Arena Punching Back with New Characters

Put 'em up

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has revealed a new version of Arc System Works' story-fuelled fighting spin-off, Persona 4 Arena. The article also disclosed details about two new fighters: Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori from Persona 3. Yukari Takeba is equipped with a pink, angelic-looking bow and specialises in both long-range and...

News: SEGA May Reveal a New Yakuza Title Later This Month

SEGA May Reveal a New Yakuza Title Later This Month

You'll probably never get to play it, though

Yes, we’re still bitter. We’d gotten used to playing a new Yakuza title every year, but SEGA still hasn’t said anything about a localised version of Yakuza 5. The sequel – which deployed in Japan last year – sounded absolutely amazing, but we don’t have time to study a foreign language in...

News: Capcom's Not Totally Against the Idea of Monster Hunter on Sony Systems

Capcom's Not Totally Against the Idea of Monster Hunter on Sony Systems

Giant killer

For many people, Monster Hunter is the series that Sony needs to save the PlayStation Vita. Despite finding success on the PlayStation Portable, publisher Capcom has been reluctant to shift the franchise to the Japanese giant’s next generation handheld, opting to back the Nintendo 3DS instead. That said, the publisher is clearly not...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Toukiden Prompts Vita to Surge

Japanese Sales Charts: Toukiden Prompts Vita to Surge

System shoots up the hardware charts

PlayStation Vita sales have been steady if unspectacular in Japan since the system’s surprise price drop earlier in the year, but the release of Monster Hunter-esque action game Toukiden really gave the console a jolt of energy in the region this week. Hardware sales more than doubled, resulting in an...

News: Dragon's Dogma Braves the PlayStation Vita in New Freemium Quest

Dragon's Dogma Braves the PlayStation Vita in New Freemium Quest

Beast wars

The announcement of Dragon’s Dogma Quest for the PlayStation Vita should be a reason to celebrate – but we recommend tempering your expectations a touch for the time being. The title – revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine – is described as a free-to-play online RPG. Oh, and it’s all in 2D, too. But it could still be...

News: How Much Fun Can You Have Squeezing Mayonnaise Bottles on PS3?

How Much Fun Can You Have Squeezing Mayonnaise Bottles on PS3?

Remember to tip the container upside down

Every meal tastes better with a hearty dollop of mayonnaise on the side, but as much as we love the taste of the egg-based condiment, we’re not sure whether we could stomach a full game about the rich, creamy sauce. Vividred Operation: Akane and the Mayo Operation, a brand new PlayStation Network title...

News: Corpse Party: Blood Drive Leaves Crimson Trails on PlayStation Vita

Corpse Party: Blood Drive Leaves Crimson Trails on PlayStation Vita

You've, er, got red on you

Corpse Party: Blood Drive, the third entry in 5pb’s horrific interactive novel series, is set to spook the PlayStation Vita later this year. Announced in Famitsu magazine – and translated by Siliconera – the title will further the fearsome narrative of the haunted Heavenly Host Elementary School. The sequel will pick...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Vita Steady, Muramasa Starts Strong

Japanese Sales Charts: Vita Steady, Muramasa Starts Strong

Sales remain relatively rosy for Sony's various systems

It’s been over a month since the PlayStation Vita’s price was slashed in Japan, but the system’s still hanging on pretty well. While this week’s Media Create update shows a 10k decline for the console, it still managed to shift a respectable 31,795 units. Let hope that it can continue...