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News: Sony: US Vita Launch Generated "Exceptional Sales"

Sony: US Vita Launch Generated "Exceptional Sales"

Overwhelming enthusiasm

Sony’s commented on the sales of the PlayStation Vita in North America, describing them as “exceptional”. SCEA’s Patrick Seybold said in a statement: After months of anticipation, the U.S. launch of PlayStation Vita saw overwhelming enthusiasm amongst gamers, resulting in exceptional hardware, software and peripheral...

News: Eat A Cheesy Gordita, Win A PS Vita

Eat A Cheesy Gordita, Win A PS Vita

Sony clearly loves fast food chains

The platform holder's been heavily aligned with Subway over the past couple of years, and now it's jumping into bed with Taco Bell in order to pimp the PlayStation Vita. A new promotion — set to run from January 26th through March 11th — will see diners awarded with a brand new PlayStation Vita every 15 minutes. Prepare to work on that waistline. The easiest..

News: David Jaffe, Dylan Jobe & Nolan North Headline List Of Guest Panelists For The Tester: Season 3

David Jaffe, Dylan Jobe & Nolan North Headline List Of Guest Panelists For The Tester: Season 3

Last week Sony introduced us to the ragtag group of participants set to compete in the latest season of its PlayStation Network exclusive reality show, The Tester

It's since followed up with a run-down of the show's guest panelists. Names include: David Jaffe, director of God Of War and Twisted Metal; Nolan North, voice actor of Nathan Drake (amongst countless others); Dylan Jobe, president of..

News: Sony Reveals The Cast Of The Tester Season 3, Even More Baffling Than Previous Years

Sony Reveals The Cast Of The Tester Season 3, Even More Baffling Than Previous Years

Sony's just put the icing on a great day for gaming news

No, it's not announced the next iteration of the God Of War franchise or released a new trailer for The Last Of Us — no, better than that... It's announced the cast of the third season of The Tester. For those unfamiliar, The Tester is an annual reality show distributed exclusively throughout the PlayStation Network. It puts a group of..

News: Sony Debuts New UMD Dual Packs For The New Year

Sony Debuts New UMD Dual Packs For The New Year

The PlayStation Vita may be mere months away from worldwide release, but Sony's not quite done promoting classic PSP UMDs yet

The platform holder's announced another trio of UMD Dual Packs, each bundling two classic PSP titles for a competitive $15. Bundles include: Patapon and LocoRoco; Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee and Hot Shots Tennis: Get A Grip; or MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and

News: PlayStation 3 Exclusive 'The Last Of Us' Teased, Dissected

PlayStation 3 Exclusive 'The Last Of Us' Teased, Dissected

There are still surprises in the video game industry

When GameTrailers' Geoff Keighley promised an unbelievable PlayStation 3 exclusive would debut at this year's VGAs, speculation automatically pointed towards the heavily rumoured Sony Smash Bros. But a brand new teaser trailer has proved us all wrong. The Last Of Us is the name of Sony's next PlayStation 3 exclusive. The

News: Report: Scott Steinberg And Rob Dyer Leave Sony

Report: Scott Steinberg And Rob Dyer Leave Sony

Seems like there's some major reshuffling going on at SCEA at the moment

With Peter Dille's office barely cold after his departure earlier in the year, Sony's lost another two executives according a report published by Industry Gamers. The site claims that VP of marketing, Scott Steinberg, and senior VP of public relations, Rob Dyer, are both no longer working at the company. According to Industry..

Rumour: Sony On The Verge Of Announcing Mascot Crossover Fighting Game For PS3

Sony On The Verge Of Announcing Mascot Crossover Fighting Game For PS3

Gamers have speculated about the possibility of a Sony mascot fighting game for years, but we never believed it would actually happen

We were so wrong. Chalk this up under your rumour folder for now, but investigative gamers have all but proved that a "Sony Smash Bros" type game is in development at US developer SuperBot Entertainment. SuperBot Entertainment describes itself as a..

News: Kevin Butler Celebrates Gamers In Final Long Live Play Video

Kevin Butler Celebrates Gamers In Final Long Live Play Video

Eccentric PlayStation executive Kevin Butler's spent the best part of a month celebrating gamers as part of Sony's Long Live Play initiative

But with Thanksgiving behind us, that's now come to an end. In a final video, Butler has saluted everyone, and released a montage of the campaign's best bits along the way. If you want to catch up, check out the suit's official YouTube channel through here..

News: Sony Launches The Official PlayStation Blogcast

Sony Launches The Official PlayStation Blogcast

After promising it for months, the editorial team of the North American PlayStation Blog has finally launched its official podcast

Entitled the Official PlayStation Blogcast, the weekly podcast promises to discuss upcoming PlayStation Network content as well as new game announcements and more. You can download the MP3 from the PlayStation Blog, or conveniently subscribe to the podcast through..

News: PlayStation Network's Fall Sale Offers Up To 50% Off Top Titles

PlayStation Network's Fall Sale Offers Up To 50% Off Top Titles

With the Winter months fast approaching, Sony wants you to stock up ready for the cold

The North American PlayStation Blog has announced a Fall sale, offering up to 50% off a bunch of top PlayStation 3 titles. Those with a PlayStation Plus subscription will get the best discounts, while everyone else will still receive a reasonable 30% off. Discounted titles include Limbo, Gatling Gears and Might..

News: The PlayStation 3 Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday In North America

The PlayStation 3 Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday In North America

There's never been a better time to own a PlayStation 3

Five years ago we would have been laughed off the 'net for claiming such a statement. But if you look back over the course of this generation, Sony really has done a staggering job of keeping its system relevant despite such a shaky start. With the famous "two jobs" quote and "five hundred and ninety-nine US dollars"..

News: Harry Potter Heads Up New 3D Themed PlayStation 3 Bundle

Harry Potter Heads Up New 3D Themed PlayStation 3 Bundle

We always suspected Sony would sell more PlayStation 3s if it put more images of Emma Watson on the system's box

(Pre-horrific haircut, of course.) It's taken a while, but it turns out SCEA's finally gotten the message. The platform holder's announced a new bundle for North America, sporting a 160GB PS3, a Blu-ray edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two in both 2D and 3D, and a..

News: Sony Announces New North American PlayStation Move Bundles For The Holidays

Sony Announces New North American PlayStation Move Bundles For The Holidays

It's hard to believe that it's only been a year since the PlayStation Move hit store-shelves

The catalogue of supported games has been growing steadily ever since release — and continues to catch steam as the Holidays approach. In order to recognise the abundance of content, SCEA has announced two new PlayStation Move bundles for North America. For existing PlayStation 3 owners, there's a new..

News: Kevin Butler Inducts More Players Into The Hall Of Play

Kevin Butler Inducts More Players Into The Hall Of Play

A lot of PlayStation fans were disappointed to see "Michael" get all the attention in its latest commercial

So Sony launched the "Hall Of Play", an initiative designed to give PlayStation gamers the worldwide recognition they deserve. In this latest pseudo-commercial, executive Kevin Butler honours PSN user "Legit_Btness"' with a celebratory dance. If the commercial's not doing..

News: Kevin Butler Launches 'Hall Of Play'

Kevin Butler Launches 'Hall Of Play'

What's so special about Michael? We're all PlayStation fans here, we should all be honoured in a commercial of our own

It seems Sony agrees, and has decided to dedicate a commercial to each and every one of us. All you need do is head over to PlayStation's official Facebook page, where platform mascot Kevin Butler will induct you into the Hall Of Play. Great times, readers. Great times.

News: Grab PlayStation Vita A Week Early With The First Edition Bundle

Grab PlayStation Vita A Week Early With The First Edition Bundle

While a lot of people choose to get furious at business moves, sometimes you just have to tip your hat and pay respect to a good marketing move when you see one

The PlayStation Vita 'First Edition Bundle' that Sony's announced for North America this afternoon is one of those moments. It's a stroke of genius, and here's why. In North America, those that plump up for the special pre-release edition..

News: Amazon Pulls PlayStation Network Content

Amazon Pulls PlayStation Network Content

Amazon has ceased selling PlayStation Network content on its website without offering an explanation

The American arm of the online retailer previously sold PSN games and voucher codes directly from its website, but pulled such content overnight. “We have no announcements regarding this change in selection, however we can confirm that Amazon Digital Video Game Downloads is not currently offering..

News: Sony Aiming To Neutralise Smartphone Gaming With PlayStation Suite

Sony Aiming To Neutralise Smartphone Gaming With PlayStation Suite

Enter any PlayStation Vita thread and at least one smartphone warrior will emerge

"Yeah Uncharted: Golden Abyss looks great, but I can get hundreds of cheap games for my mobile phone for the same price." It frustrates us unlike anything else, but as time goes on we've come to the realisation that this is something we're going to have to put up with. iOS and Android platforms aren't going..

News: Live Hockey Streaming Returns To PlayStation 3

Live Hockey Streaming Returns To PlayStation 3

Apparently people in North America and Canada enjoy ice hokey or something

American sports are so weird. Regardless, it's cool to see Sony transforming its system into something of a portal for live sports, with the NHL Gamecenter application returning to the PS3 this week. Non-NHL Gamecenter Live subscribers can enjoy a range of content, spanning post-game highlights, team schedules, standings,..