Buy digital games and content from America
Creating a US PSN account on the PS4 is important if you're eager to take advantage of localised offers, download demos and betas that may not be available in your region, or simply want to poke around in another country’s PlayStation Store. The good news is that the PlayStation 4 is completely...
Cheaper than chips
Sony's not been particularly efficient at communicating specific PlayStation Vita information. We're still waiting for full details on the 3G system's data plan here in Europe. With three weeks to go, the platform holder's definitely cutting things fine. But one question that's been asking more than most is whether downloadable PS...
Sonic CD's stomped previous PlayStation Network chart-topper, inFamous: Festival Of Blood, from its place atop the charts, taking the crown as December's top-selling PSN title
The acclaimed Mega-CD release (or SEGA CD depending on your location) fought off strong competition from NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Payday: The Heist and Trine 2, all of which...
February's already looking like a packed month for game releases, but that's not helping January to pass any quicker
While last year we were privy to several blockbusters in the form of Mass Effect 2, LittleBigPlanet 2 and Dead Space 2 — this year's been something of a barren wasteland for new retail releases. But if you've already conquered your...
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..
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..
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...
It's unclear whether this story is based on legitimate inside information, or simply too much time spent on the NeoGAF message boards; but a pamphlet released by a US retailer has hinted at the release of a "Monster Hunter Portable 3" (presumably Monster Hunter Portable 3rd) for the PlayStation Vita
The listing is joined by two previously announced, but unconfirmed for US release titles, Final..
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...
The media's smear campaign against the PlayStation Vita hit a new high last night, when a batch of US media outlets jumped on an erroneous Amazon listing that claimed the 3G SKU of Sony's new portable system had been cancelled before release in North America. Of course, those with an ounce of common sense would have realised this was a mistake on Amazon's part, but the story spread like..
Destructoid's managed to get hold of a GameStop document that outlines Sony's plans for the PlayStation Vita's North American launch in February
The super secret list includes date and pricing details for all of the PS Vita's hottest upcoming games — and confirms Gravity Rush and Lumines: Electronic Symphony for launch. Sony already confirmed a lot of the details before Christmas, but it's..
Sony's lifted the lid on the PlayStation Vita's gigantic launch line-up for North America
Director of hardware marketing, John Koller, described the unprecedented 25 game strong launch line-up as the "biggest and best" any platform has ever released alongside. Even if Koller is paid to say these things, it's hard to disagree. Day one titles from the platform holder include Uncharted:..
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
It was a monster month for software releases in November
Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out on top. But despite the high profile roster of software releases — and growth in unit sales across the board — NPD analyst Anita Frazier warned that "a decline in average retail price in all categories" resulted in flat dollar sales..
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..
Are you one of those people that's yet to jump into the next generation? You've still got a PlayStation 2 hooked up to an old CRT television? Look, we're not going to judge, but we are going to let you know about a great upgrade path if you happen to be based in North America
Sony's announced a special promotion with US retailer Best Buy, which nets you a brand new PlayStation 3 for just $100 when..
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..
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...
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"..
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..
Being British we still don't quite understand the fascination with Black Friday
As far as we can understand, the day is designed to encourage North American shoppers to get out of bed early, queue outside their local stores, and spend lots of money on ridiculously under-priced items. We might not fully understand it, but we're totally jealous of it...
Microsoft's XBOX 360 continued its North American domination throughout October, leaving the PlayStation 3 sitting behind
It was a big month for multiplatform software, with Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, NBA 2K12 and RAGE all appearing in the top five. Surprising, huh? Sony touted a 5% increase in software sales for the year, and also announced that inFamous: Festival Of Blood had become the..
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..
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...
We didn't really expect to wake up to a release date for PlayStation Vita this morning. But that's exactly what's happened. Let's get the hard details out of the way before we start all the rampant cheering and jubilation: PlayStation Vita will launch in Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East, Australasia and Canada on February 22nd, 2012. The news was broken by SCEA president Jack..
Madden NFL 12 was the top-selling video game in North America for the month of September
But proving that those living overseas do have some semblance of taste, FIFA 12 wasn't too far behind it, finishing up in fourth. Dead Island did ridiculously well, propping up the charts in third position of the back of that trailer and, well, zombies we assume. Resistance 3 also managed to make an appearance..
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,..
Sony's announced that it's launching a preview of its Video Unlimited application for PlayStation Plus subscribers today
The app — which provides a new interface for browsing the content on the PlayStation's Video Store — will be available in North America and Canada. Users will be able to browse content via genres and other categories. It also...
The North American video game industry has shrunk by 23 percent year-over-year during the month of August, according to data released by the NPD group
Analyst Anita Frazier explained, "the bulk of the decline can be attributed to the shift of the annual Madden release from August to September". Gaming hardware actually saw an increase from the month of July, thanks in part to the..
Laughing Jackal has announced that its stellar full-PSN debut, Cubixx HD, will launch in North America on September 20th
If you haven't already read our review of Laughing Jackal's finest, click here.
Industry analyst Michael Pachter believes that the XBOX 360 is in danger of being outsold by the PlayStation 3 this Holiday if Microsoft doesn't match the system's recent price-cut
If Microsoft does nothing, I think PS3 will outsell XBOX 360, he told IndustryGamers. My friends at Microsoft are extremely proud, and they absolutely refuse to tolerate the possibility that the PS3 will outsell..
After concern that PlayStation icon Kevin Butler had quit Sony late last week, we can confirm that the straight-faced executive is back
Sony's announced via the PlayStation Blog that it's launching a brand new marketing campaign with Butler at the forefront. The new campaign is entitled 'Long Live Play' and is set to takeover various websites, TV...
It seems Kevin Butler, president of many things PlayStation related, is taking time out from the company
The fictional character executive revealed on his Twitter account overnight that he is leaving PlayStation in order to head up his Uncle's economy flooring company. Butler even updated his Twitter profile picture to reflect the change. Whether...
US retailer GameStop is testing a new cloud gaming service expected to release next year, according to GamesIndustry
biz</a>. GameStop purchased Spawn Labs earlier in the year with the aim of facilitating a cloud gaming service and offering a wide selection of high-definition video games on demand on any internet-enabled device". Spawn recently began its first beta and is currently..
With the PlayStation 3 now down to $249 in North America, US retailer GameStop has started to detect an upswing in demand for the platform
"We have seen a significant acceleration in the sale of PlayStation 3," GameStop president Tony Bartel told GamesIndustry.biz. GameStop wasn't the only US retailer to notice an increase in sales for the PS3 either. Target echoed a similar sentiment in..
Ever since we've played video games, we've struggled to get our head around the furore surrounding EA Sports' NCAA sports titles
For those that aren't American and don't understand, NCAA stands for (as we understand it at least) National Collegiate Athletic Association. These are essentially teams — in a variety of sports — made up of college students. Even more bizarre is that the top selling..
We always knew it was a likely scenario, but we chose to believe otherwise
Sony never officially said the PlayStation Vita would get a worldwide launch this year, only ever really committing to a Japanese launch. "Phased global rollout" was the textbook buzzword Sony used. But we believed because it made sense. How could Sony not put the...
Well, at least you guys in the US have something to be pleased about
After this morning's rumours that PlayStation Vita might be delayed in Europe, Engadget's reporting that the device has passed FCC clearance in North America. Engadget explains that this "is widely regarded as the final step before a consumer electronics device is shipped to retailers here in the States". The take-away..
Turns out Patrick Seybold was very crafty with his wording of inFamous 2's sales success
While Sucker Punch's super-hero adventure might have been the top selling single SKU in June, it did not manage to outsell its multiplatform rivals L.A. Noire and Duke Nukem Forever. But that's ok, we'll forgive it that. Finishing up in third on the...
It's not often that a PlayStation 3 exclusive tops the American sales charts, so let's all celebrate the news that Sucker Punch's inFamous 2 dominated the NPD software charts for the month of June
According to the latest NPD report, PlayStation continues to see growth in software with a strong demand for exclusive PlayStation 3 franchise titles, SCEA's Patrick Seybold gloated in a press..
PlayStation 3 sales were strong in North America last month, making the current PlayStation Network outage all the more frustrating
Sony's system managed to outsell both the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS, snapping up sales of over 200k units. Microsoft XBOX 360 continued to dominate in the region. Mortal Kombat was the big software winner, selling nearly a million copies and placing a spot above..
With the NPD ceasing to provide hardware numbers, this month's report is restricted to software we're afraid
And it's a pretty uneventful month for PlayStation to be honest, with the interest surrounding the Nintendo 3DS. Interestingly, it was a Nintendo DS game that topped the charts for March, with Pokemon White taking the top-spot and Pokemon Black following it up in second. Homefront finished..
SCEA's gaffer Jack Tretton has said that the platform holder has not peaked yet with PlayStation 3, and that it is still in "growth mode"
The exec told Fast Company that the platform was just getting going with regards to line-up, accessories and new features such as 3D. When you look at all the games Sony still has left to release this year, it's hard to argue. Were really just hitting our..
Contrary to popular opinion, the PlayStation Move is selling very strongly
That's the message from leading US retailer, GameStop, who have claimed to be "struggling" to meet demand for Sony's motion controlled device. "We have struggled to stay in stock on the Sony Move controllers; there's a tremendous amount of demand for that," said GameStop's Tony Bartel. "Provided we..
Despite the US launch not expected until April 12th, Sony has decided to delay the release of MotorStorm: Apocalypse in the region
The game has now been delayed worldwide. Presumably Sony will wait until the situation in Japan calms before giving the title a new date. It'll probably get a worldwide launch later in the Summer.
Square Enix has revealed that it will launch the PSone classic, Parasite Eve, on the American PlayStation Store this week
The release comes ahead of the Western launch for PSP Parasite Eve spin-off, The 3rd Birthday. There's still no news of a European release for Parasite Eve nor its sequel.
Total US game revenue was up year-over-year in February, from $1
3 billion to $1.6 billion. An increase in hardware and peripheral sales were credited for the gains, while software shrunk a bit between February 2010 and 2011. Despite dipping year-over-year, the software charts for February are littered with new games — Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 performed exceptionally, taking the spot directly behind..
Admittedly, the sun's been shining a little bit more here in frosty England
It still doesn't feel like spring yet, but there are tell-tale signs everywhere you look. It's about time too, the winter feels like it's been around forever. We don't know how the winter's been across the pond, but SCEA's promising to warm you up regardless. This week marks...
Sony's official PSP website has been updated to reflect the range's recent price-drop
Hang on, wait a minute, what's this? The PSPgo is now $149.99. We knew the PSP-3000 was dropping down to $129.99 but no-one mentioned anything about the PSPgo, retailers included — they're still listing the
America, Square Enix are really starting to spoil you
You get Xenogears last week, you're getting Vagrant Story next week, and you'll probably get Parasite Eve this month. Good, eh? Vagrant Story will set you back $6 when it becomes available tomorrow.