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News: Sony Makes Massive $2 Billion Net Loss For Q3 FY2011

Sony Makes Massive $2 Billion Net Loss For Q3 FY2011

We can feel the hairs on new Sony CEO Kaz Hirai's head turning grey already

No sooner than the party for Hirai's promotion has ended has Sony posted a whopping $2 billion net loss for the quarter ending December 31st, 2011. The company brought in $23.37 billion in revenue, a 17.4 percent decrease year over year. Sony laid the blame on "the...

News: Japanese Charts: Tales Of Innocence R Pushes Vita Past PSP

Japanese Charts: Tales Of Innocence R Pushes Vita Past PSP

Who's innocent now?

The PlayStation Vita enjoyed something of a minor resurgence in Japan this week — aided by the release of Namco Bandai's Tales of Innocence R. The remake propelled PlayStation Vita sales up to just under 19k, pushing it past its predecessor for the first time since launch. From Software's mech battler, Armored Core V, took the...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Dips To 15k As Hardware Sales Plunge

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Dips To 15k As Hardware Sales Plunge

The PlayStation Vita hit its lowest point yet in this week's Japanese sales update -- though hardware was down all around

The newly released Sony portable sold just 15k units, while the Nintendo 3DS managed a whopping 80k. It was a disappointing week for all non-3DS hardware though, with the PSP and PS3 both managing just 21k and 17k respectively — knocking the PS Vita down into fourth. A lack of..

News: ESRB Watch: Classic Grand Theft Auto Titles Heading To PlayStation Store

ESRB Watch: Classic Grand Theft Auto Titles Heading To PlayStation Store

We can't decide whether the PlayStation 2 Classics label -- which launched on the North American PlayStation Store last year -- is a good thing or a bad thing

While it's great to get the opportunity to repurchase classic PlayStation 2 games, each new announcement is tarnished by thought that, "No, my favourite game is not going to get a full high-definition remaster like ICO and Sly..

News: Before God Of War, Sony Santa Monica Considered Survival Horror Title Set In Twisted Metal Universe

Before God Of War, Sony Santa Monica Considered Survival Horror Title Set In Twisted Metal Universe

God Of War is a world-renowned franchise, but things were almost very different

Before Kratos' mythological escapades got the go-ahead, developer Sony Santa Monica was toying with the idea of a Silent Hill-style survival horror title set within the dark realm of the Twisted Metal universe. Game designer David Jaffe revealed the tid-bit on the Weekend Confirmed podcast, though he didn't delve into..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: New Year Lull Brings PlayStation Vita Sales Below 20,000

Japanese Sales Charts: New Year Lull Brings PlayStation Vita Sales Below 20,000

Before we start rushing for the doomed boat, it's worth pointing out that, while PlayStation Vita's Japanese sales are disappointing once again this week, they are not entirely out of whack with the other trends in the market

Still, the recently released system suffered an almighty dip, selling approximately 50% of last week's tally, a number which is, triumphantly for the doomed brigade, less than..

News: December NPD: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Dominates, Industry Declines

December NPD: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Dominates, Industry Declines

The video game industry may have pulled in a whopping $3

99 billion for the month of December in North America, but it still suffered a 21 percent decline year-over-year. By comparison, the industry raked in a whopping $5.07 billion during the same period in 2010. "Overall industry results are not entirely surprising given that we are on the back end of the current console lifecycle, combined..

News: Looks Like Hitman: Blood Money's Coming To The PlayStation Network Too

Looks Like Hitman: Blood Money's Coming To The PlayStation Network Too

If you want to know which classic PlayStation 2 titles are heading to the PlayStation Network, you need only turn to the ESRB's website

Yesterday, the American ratings board outed the release of the original Killzone for PS3 — something that Sony confirmed within hours of the rumours hitting the net. Today, eagle eyed gamers have spotted a similar listing for stealth favourite Hitman: Blood..

News: Killzone Shoots Up The PlayStation Network On January 24th

Killzone Shoots Up The PlayStation Network On January 24th

If the PlayStation 3 marked your first foray into the gritty universe of Killzone, then it seems as though Sony's got your back

After a series of rumours (and leaks), the platform holder has announced that a port of the original Killzone title is coming to the PlayStation Network on January 24th. It appears to be a straight port, so don't expect any...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Holds Steady As 3DS Dominates

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Vita Holds Steady As 3DS Dominates

At this point in time, there's no chance of any system catching up to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, so there's no point in even discussing it

Nintendo might have seemed "doomed" after a disappointing 3DS launch last year, but it's now conjured up a triple threat of unstoppable software releases. There's nothing anyone can do. As a result, a quick glimpse at this week's Japanese hardware..

News: Is The Original Killzone Coming To PlayStation 3?

Is The Original Killzone Coming To PlayStation 3?

The Killzone franchise didn't really make its mark until the PS3 came along

While the original PlayStation 2 title was dubbed as Sony's "Halo killer" at the time, the final product ultimately fell short. Sure, the PlayStation Portable spin-off, Killzone: Liberation, remains one of the best entries in the series — but it wasn't until Killzone 2 that the franchise ultimately captured the..

News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Maintains Its Reign At The Top Of The Charts

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Maintains Its Reign At The Top Of The Charts

Buoyed no doubt by a strong week of football, FIFA 12 has held onto its position atop the UK sales charts for a third week running

With January ushering a mini-drought for new software releases, the chart is filled with familiar faces; with Battlefield 3, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and Skyrim all rounding out the top five. There was still space for id's RAGE though, which rocketed..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Sells 42K, 3DS Unstoppable

Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Sells 42K, 3DS Unstoppable

Considering all the doom and gloom around the Internet regarding the PlayStation Vita's unspectacular second week sales, the system actually held relatively well in its third week

Given some armchair analysts were expecting the sytem to drop as low as 10k units, its actual sell through of 42k units looks mightily impressive in comparison. Of course, it's still a long way away from where a newly..

News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Dribbles Its Way To The Top, Modern Warfare 3 Shoots Into Second

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Dribbles Its Way To The Top, Modern Warfare 3 Shoots Into Second

FIFA 12 headed into the festive season at the top of the UK sales charts, according to Chart Track's list of the top selling software for the week leading up to Christmas Eve

EA Sports' footie sim increased its sales by up to 34 percent in order to drive its way to the top of the charts, while Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also saw a big enough boost to shoot its way into second. Just Dance 3..

News: Limited Edition Copies Of Twisted Metal To Include Downloadable Version Of Twisted Metal: Black

Limited Edition Copies Of Twisted Metal To Include Downloadable Version Of Twisted Metal: Black

In a delightfully scatty video blog, David Jaffe, the creative force behind Twisted Metal and God Of War, has announced that all first-print editions of Twisted Metal for the PlayStation 3 will include a downloadable voucher for Twisted Metal: Black

Twisted Metal: Black originally launched on the PlayStation 2 way back in 2001, and was critically applauded for its dark tone and class-leading..

News: UK Sales Charts: Skyrim Scoops Christmas Number One

UK Sales Charts: Skyrim Scoops Christmas Number One

It's practically unprecedented for a game not published by EA or Activision to scoop the UK Christmas number one, but after a slew of heavy discounts and promising offers, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has broken tradition

The Bethesda published RPG toppled Just Dance 3, to finish up in first. That pushed Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 into third. The excellent FIFA 12 finished up in fourth, while..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Gundam Extreme VS Fights For Top-Spot, PlayStation Hardware Enjoys Small Bump

Japanese Sales Charts: Gundam Extreme VS Fights For Top-Spot, PlayStation Hardware Enjoys Small Bump

Nintendo's 3DS dominated the hardware and software charts in Japan this week, with Mario Kart 7 getting off to a stormer

But while the system-seller pushed over 400k units, the PlayStation 3 port of popular arcade title Gundam Extreme VS wasn't far behind — selling a very respectable 349k units. Newcomer Assassin's Creed: Revelations managed to climb into fourth spot, while Tekken Hybrid and King..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Platforms Continue Chugging Along

Japanese Sales Charts: PlayStation Platforms Continue Chugging Along

Despite a smattering of new software releases, it was pretty uneventful seven days for PlayStation in Japan this week

Hardware sales were down after the enthusiasm of new colours last week, with the PlayStation 3 shifting 34k units and the PSP just behind with 33k units. After its tremendous debut last week, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 dropped to tenth in the all formats charts, selling a..

News: UK Sales Charts: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Clings On To Top-Spot

UK Sales Charts: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Clings On To Top-Spot

  Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has maintained its position aloft the UK sales charts

Despite seeing a sales dip of 41%, the Activision published shooter maintained its position at the top of the charts. Assassin's Creed: Revelations finished up in second, while the excellent Saints Row: The Third climbed up into third. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped down into..