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News: Sony: Reclaiming Japanese Gamers Is a Focus for Us

Sony: Reclaiming Japanese Gamers Is a Focus for Us

The PS4 is showing some "upward swing," says Yoshida

Numbers don't lie: the demand for video games and video game consoles in Japan has dropped significantly over the past few years. But while much of the market is turning its attention to the mobile industry, Sony is trying to breathe life into the PlayStation 4 with new games. That's what...

News: PS4, PS3, Vita EU Discounts Discover What's Big in Japan

PS4, PS3, Vita EU Discounts Discover What's Big in Japan

Cut-price content

A ton of top PlayStation titles have had their digital prices slashed in Europe this week, as Sony's online plaza aims to explore what's big in Japan. Fans of the Dynasty Warriors franchise will be particularly well serviced, as a handful of titles have been cut down to size on the PlayStation 4. A shout must also go to the...

News: PS4 Players Are Demanding a Better PSN

PS4 Players Are Demanding a Better PSN

#BetterPSN

Ah, you can't beat a bit of people power, can you? For whatever reason, PlayStation 4 owners have started to create a Twitter campaign centred on the idea of a better PlayStation Network – or, er, #BetterPSN if you're into all of that social media nonsense. It's not entirely clear what prompted the movement, but there have been some...

News: SEGA, Sony Knee Deep in Yakuza 5 Localisation for PS3

SEGA, Sony Knee Deep in Yakuza 5 Localisation for PS3

Punch out

Yakuza 5 is due out later this year for the PlayStation 3, a whopping three years after its release in Japan. And it looks like Third-Party Productions chief Gio Corsi is getting ready to kickstart the long overdue localisation's marketing campaign, as a new interview has been uploaded to the PlayStation Blog outlining a little more...

News: PlayStation Vita Passes 4 Million Units in Japan

PlayStation Vita Passes 4 Million Units in Japan

Small consolation

There's been very little cause for PlayStation Vita owners to celebrate of late, but Sony's diminutive device has just hit a major milestone in Japan, crossing the 4,000,000 unit threshold. This number takes into account both handheld and PlayStation TV sales, but seeing as they're both built upon the same hardware, we reckon...

News: The New PlayStation 4's Already Out in Japan

The New PlayStation 4's Already Out in Japan

Fast movers

Sony's a fast worker, isn't it? The revised PlayStation 4 – which is a teensy bit lighter and a little less power hungry – was only announced a couple of days ago, but it's already on sale in Japan right now. The ever eagle-eyed DualShockers spotted various product lis

News: Sony 'Really Wanted' That Call of Duty: Black Ops III Deal with Activision

Sony 'Really Wanted' That Call of Duty: Black Ops III Deal with Activision

Destiny deal helped as well

Whether you realise it or not, Sony teaming up with Activision for Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a big deal. It marks the end of a partnership between Xbox and Activision that lasted nearly an entire console generation, it probably cost Sony a fortune, and – while it won't necessarily guarantee the Japanese giant the...

News: DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Begins Slow and Steady Roll Out Tomorrow

DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Begins Slow and Steady Roll Out Tomorrow

Easy does it

DriveClub has been a bit of a car crash for Sony, hasn't it? Don't get us wrong, the game is actually brilliant these days, but a paltry launch offering paired with various server issues has put the Evolution Studios racer right at the rear of the pack. And the biggest failing in its catalogue of errors has been the PlayStation Plus...

News: PS Vita Firmware Update 3.52 Increases System Stability

PS Vita Firmware Update 3.52 Increases System Stability

Steady as a rock

While the PlayStation Vita may be a "legacy" system these days, Sony clearly still sees the need to increase the device's software stability. A new firmware update – numbered v3.52 for those keeping count – deployed overnight, offering no other tangible changes. To grab the download, just head to the Settings bubble and select...

News: The Lighter PS4 Also Has a Few Other Changes

The Lighter PS4 Also Has a Few Other Changes

Buttons, bulbs, and more

A revised PlayStation 4 is set to launch later this month in Japan, which seems designed to bring production costs down. In addition to being a little lighter and a teensy bit less power hungry, the device also comes with a few other minor alterations – including mechanical buttons, which means that you'll no longer...

News: Conversations with Creators Is Behind the Music for PS4, PS3

Conversations with Creators Is Behind the Music for PS4, PS3

Wil Wheaton to host

Ah, so the promise of more original PlayStation Network programming has been realised – it just appears that Sony had the good sense to keep it out of its E3 2015 press conference this time. Conversations with Creators with Wil Wheaton – bit of a mouthful that – has been revealed on the PlayStation Blog. And y'know what...