Launch - News

February2014

  • Live Watch the Japanese PS4 Launch Livestream Right Here

    One night in Tokyo

    Japan may be the last major territory to net the PlayStation 4, but that doesn’t make the console’s release any less important. To celebrate the system’s imminent arrival in its home nation, the platform holder is putting on a launch livestream today direct from the Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo. The show will play host to a...

February2012

January2012

December2011

  • News Sony Reveals American Prices For Memory Cards and More

    Prepare to spend

    Sony's American wing has announced its suggested retail prices for the accessories you'll need to get the most out of Vita, including memory cards. As we said at the time, GameStop's prices were off the mark, an extra $10 or even $20 more expensive in some cases. Here's all the details you need: 4 GB Memory Card — February 15,...

  • News PlayStation Vita Launch Details for North America

    Games galore!

    Sony Computer Entertainment America has confirmed the games and accessories that'll accompany PlayStation Vita when it launches in North America on 22nd February 2012. Eight first-party titles and 17 third-party titles spread across retail and PSN will land alongside the machine, with Sony promising another ten games within a month of...

  • News PlayStation Vita's First Japanese Sales Figures Are Good

    Lots of happy customers

    After the PlayStation Vita launch in Japan the first sales figures are in, and they're pretty healthy. As reported by Andriasang, Vita sold a very impressive 321,407 units in its first two days on sale (17th and 18th December). By comparison, back in February Nintendo sold 371,326 3DS consoles in two days, so it could be a...

  • News The World's First Vita Owner Doesn't Look Thrilled

    First photos in

    PlayStation Vita launched in Japan on Saturday, and Sony bigwigs Andrew House and Kaz Hirai attended the official launch event to meet the very first PlayStation Vita owners. There's no official sales for the first weekend yet but we'll bring you when we get them. The following photo story is one of our moments of the gaming year so...

November2011

  • News PS Vita's First-Party European Launch Line-up Revealed

    Ready and waiting

    Sony has just revealed the complete list of first-party games launching on PS Vita across Europe on February 22nd of next year. The list includes games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss, WipEout 2048 and Escape Plan, as well as the two new PS Vita games just announced. Browse the full list below, and be sure to

  • News Win a PS Vita and Trip to Tokyo

    Be there for the launch

    Don't feel like waiting around until next year for PS Vita? Have you always wanted to visit Tokyo? Are you extremely lucky? If you answered yes to any or all of the questions above, then you'll want to check out the competition Sony's European PS Blog is holding. If you subscribe to their newsletter Inside PS Vita before...

October2011

  • News First Vita Third-Party Launch Titles Revealed

    What's out on day one?

    Now we know PlayStation Vita's release date it's time to start learning what games will be available alongside the console on 22nd February in Europe and North America. Long-time Sony supporter Namco Bandai has just come out and revealed which three titles it's sending out from the very start. To nobody's surprise, Ridge Racer...

September2011

  • News PS Vita Launches December 17 in Japan

    Who's importing?

    Sony pushed back the Western PS Vita release date to 2012, but lucky gamers in Japan will be able to get their mitts on Sony's brand new handheld by year's end, as the system officially launches on December 17th in the region. Sony unveiled the official launch date during their press conference at the Tokyo Game Show. There's much...

  • Rumour Vita Reaches Japan on 12th November

    Rest of world in March

    According to an anonymous source confiding in French site GamAlive, PlayStation Vita will be available to buy in Japan from 12th November this year. We're expecting to hear official confirmation of the system's Japanese release date at next week's Tokyo Games Show, and as Sony has pledged the machine will make it to the Land...

August2011

June2011

  • News Sony Pushing PSVita at Games Media Awards

    Resistance and Uncharted in tow

    The Games Media Awards won't be kicking off until October, but Sony is already gearing up for the event in an effort to promote the launch of the PlayStation Vita. Sony will be sponsoring the GMAs as a "Gold Partner," and sees the event as the ample opportunity to officially introduce the Vita to the gaming...

April2011

  • Rumour Uncharted, WipEout and ModNation Ready for Launch

    Not a bad line-up

    More sources have apparently leaked Sony’s first-party line up for the PlayStation NGP, with four first-party titles set for the system’s holiday launch. The four first-party titles are: UnchartedSmart AsWipEout 2048ModNation Racers. Resistance is supposedly launching in early 2012. The source also claims that the previous...

September2010

  • News North American Stores Jump the Move Gun, Start Selling Early

    Official release dates be damned!

    Forget official information and the likes of our North American PlayStation Move Launch Extravaganza: PlayStation Move is a precocious beast, doing what it wants, when it wants. Some US retailers have started selling the Move today, two days before the unit's official launch date. Far from being a move to irritate...

  • News The First Wave of Move Titles Will be Cheaper to Entice You

    $39.99 for select titles

    Worried that all this new technology is going to break the bank, and you won't have enough moolah left over to grab a few games? Fear not! Sony has confirmed that several Blu-Ray launch titles for North America will retail at a wallet-soothing $39.99. Acclaimed athletic anthology Sports Champions, oddball family fun Start...