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News: Mark Your Calendars: PlayStation GamesCom Press Conference Kicks Off August 16th

Mark Your Calendars: PlayStation GamesCom Press Conference Kicks Off August 16th

Please date PlayStation Vita for 2011

Please date PlayStation Vita for 2011. Please date PlayStation Vita for 2011. We predict two fates for Sony's GamesCom press conference this year: jubilation or abject disappointment. All eyes are going to be on the date Sony gives PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America. Japan's pretty much confirmed for a 2011 release, but Sony's been very coy about..

News: PlayStation Gamers Raise Over 1 Million For Japanese Earthquake Relief

PlayStation Gamers Raise Over 1 Million For Japanese Earthquake Relief

Give yourselves a huge pat on the back

Seriously, this is genuinely brilliant news. Sony's announced that PlayStation gamers have donated over £1.01 million to the Japanese Earthquake appeal. That's a staggering number. North American PSN users raised £260,995, while Europe stumped up £538,122, and Asian countries offered £16,673. Japanese gamers themselves coughed up an additional £181,751..

News: Sony Signs Exclusivity Contract With LittleBigPlanet Vita Developer Double Eleven

Sony Signs Exclusivity Contract With LittleBigPlanet Vita Developer Double Eleven

Sony has signed an exclusivity contract with LittleBigPlanet Vita developer Double Eleven

The British studio (comprised of former Rockstar Leeds employees) will develop titles exclusively for PlayStation platforms going forward. The firm is currently hard at work on LittleBigPlanet Vita, but will move onto new titles for various Sony platforms in the future. “Double Eleven are one of the most..

E3 2011: SCEE Trademarks PSVita, PlayStation Vita In Europe

SCEE Trademarks PSVita, PlayStation Vita In Europe

SCEE's registered two new trademarks for PSVita and PlayStation Vita in Europe, adding weight to the rumours suggesting the former codename will be the NGP's final name

The trademarks were spotted on GAF, and were registered on Friday to the Trademarks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union. There's really no point debating it anymore: Vita is almost certainly going to be NGP's final..

News: Bloober Team Confirm Development On NGP Launch Title, Announcement Next Month

Bloober Team Confirm Development On NGP Launch Title, Announcement Next Month

Polish studio Bloober Team has confirmed that it's currently working on a launch title for Sony's next handheld platform, the NGP

Bloober Team has previously worked on Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder for the PlayStation Minis series. SCEE will publish the studio's NGP debut. “Obviously, it’s quite a tremendous honor to be included in the initial, day-one launch titles for such an impressive piece of..

News: PlayStation 3 Hits 50 Million Units Milestone, Move Passes Eight Million

PlayStation 3 Hits 50 Million Units Milestone, Move Passes Eight Million

Sony's followed up last night's NPD sales report by confirming that the PlayStation 3 has passed the 50 million units sold milestone

In addition, the platform holder confirmed that there are now eight million PlayStation Move motion controllers in the wilderness, with support including in over 150 software titles. Sony added that there are also over 89 games available that support stereoscopic 3D..

News: Sony Cuts PlayStation Portable Price In Europe, Down 40 Euros

Sony Cuts PlayStation Portable Price In Europe, Down 40 Euros

Sony has cut the European price of the PSP by approximately 24 percent in a bid to improve final breath sales in the region

The PSP has been cut from its original price of €169.99 to <span>€129.99 and is effective as of today. The price was reduced to $129.99 in North America earlier in the year.</span> "The price cut is aimed at increasing adoption of the player in..

News: PlayStation UK Boss Departs After 17 Years

PlayStation UK Boss Departs After 17 Years

Veteran Sony Computer Entertainment gaffer, Ray Maguire, has departed the company after 17 years

Maguire joined Sony back when the original PlayStation launched, and worked his way up to the position of SCEUK managing director during his 17 year service at the company. "Having been here right from the start and after a lot of soul searching, I feel that now is the right time for me to move..

News: PlayStation Network Donantions Drum Up $1.3 Million In Japanese Relief Aid

PlayStation Network Donantions Drum Up $1.3 Million In Japanese Relief Aid

Sony's announced that the Japanese donation area of the PlayStation Store has raised a whopping $1

3 million over the past couple of weeks. “We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by Great East Japan Earthquake,” said SCE boss Kaz Hirai. “While we continue to make every effort to help the recovery of the affected communities in the region, I would like to express our..

News: Happy Fourth European Birthday PlayStation 3!

Happy Fourth European Birthday PlayStation 3!

The PlayStation 3 is four years old today in Europe

Hurrah. The system launched on Friday, March 23rd 2007 after a pretty enormous delay. The game launched alongside Resistance: Fall Of Man and MotorStorm, as well as Ridge Racer 7 and Call Of Duty 3. SCEUK recently announced that the PlayStation 3 has sold four million units in Britain, with a grand total of 47.9 million units worldwide. Happy..

News: PushSquare Service Announcement: PlayStation Network Maintenance Confirmed For Today

PushSquare Service Announcement: PlayStation Network Maintenance Confirmed For Today

Sony's confirmed a short period of "maintenance" downtime for the PlayStation Network today

The service will go down for roughly three hours between 3PM and 6PM GMT. Sony's added that the downtime probably won't affect PSN activity, though error messages may occur when users attempt to download files. If you see the error "80022f10 – communication with server failed" when downloading a..

News: Sony Confirms 3 Million PS3 Unit Milestone In France

Sony Confirms 3 Million PS3 Unit Milestone In France

Sony's announced that the PlayStation 3 has shifted 3 million units in France since its release in March 2007

If we wanted to fan the fanboy flames, we'd tell you that Microsoft's XBOX 360 has moved 2.3 million units over a longer period of time. Did we say that out loud? Sony's shifted €418 million worth of software, which equates to roughly eight million units. That's in contrast to €337..

Rumour: Sony's Releasing The NGP A Lot Sooner Than You Might Think

Sony's Releasing The NGP A Lot Sooner Than You Might Think

A stonking rumour on trade-magazine MCV's website this morning suggests that Sony are lining up a November 11th European release date for their next hand-held, the NGP

The report clashes with statements made by SCEA boss Jack Tretton earlier in the year, who stated that a worldwide launch was very unlikely. But the site reports that deadlines on game development have been set for the end of summer,..

News: PushSquare Service Announcement: PlayStation Network Goes Down Tonight For Scheduled Maintenance

PushSquare Service Announcement: PlayStation Network Goes Down Tonight For Scheduled Maintenance

Sony has announced some scheduled maintenance for the PlayStation Network this evening

According to the PlayStation Blog, the service will be down from 16:05 PM GMT this evening through to 03:00 AM GMT tomorrow. You'll be unable to access the PlayStation Store nor manage your account during the downtime. If you want to play online tonight, you'll need to make sure you sign-in before 4PM. Because..

News: Sony Wants To Sell PlayStation Network Content In Retail Stores

Sony Wants To Sell PlayStation Network Content In Retail Stores

SCEE's gaffer, Andrew House, has told trade-magazine MCV that the company is looking for a way to sell PlayStation Network titles in retail stores

American readers will already be aware of a similar program in the US, where digital content can be bought from GameStop shops, but there's currently no such initiative in Europe. Not yet, anyway. “We actually already have the same programme in place..

News: Sony Smashes 4 Million PlayStation 3 Milestone In The UK

Sony Smashes 4 Million PlayStation 3 Milestone In The UK

Sony's announced that the PlayStation 3 has now exceeded 4 million units sold in the UK

The system launched on March 23rd, 2007. Sony celebrated the news by throwing a party in London last night. Hot Chip were on hand to spin some record. As you can probably tell, we're trying to drag this paragraph out as far as possible because there's really nothing else to say. 4 million consoles. Fantastic.

News: Report: NGP Is A "Developer's Dream", Due In 2011

Report: NGP Is A "Developer's Dream", Due In 2011

Eurogamer's managed to unearth the details from a top-secret SCEE presentation that took place in London yesterday

Attended by roughly 20 developers, Sony shared a wide range of information about its Next Generation Portable, including details on launch plans, specifications and marketing. One attendee, who's sensibly keeping himself anonymous, described the device "as a developer's..

News: Ruh-Roh: Tretton Makes Worldwide NGP Launch Sound Unlikely, "Aiming For 2011 Launch In At Least One Territory"

Ruh-Roh: Tretton Makes Worldwide NGP Launch Sound Unlikely, "Aiming For 2011 Launch In At Least One Territory"

We've gotten so used to getting games at the same time as our brothers in North America, that we hadn't even considered the NGP not launching in Europe this year

While a "Holiday 2011" release date was paraded around the system's reveal yesterday, SCEA gaffer Jack Tretton admits a worlwide launch will be "difficult". "I know that's rather ambiguous, and that's for a..

News: LittleBigTVAd Focuses On LittleBigCreators

LittleBigTVAd Focuses On LittleBigCreators

SCEE's posted up the LittleBigPlanet 2 television advert over on the PlayStation Blog

The ad was created in conjunction with a number of high profile LittleBigPlanet level designers, and the results are kinda amazing. The coolest thing is that each of the levels are available to play now in the game. Our favourite is the Mediterranean Street Race, a super clever level which is a mix of Outrun and..