Hopeful for a new day
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...
Hopeful for a new day
With today's worldwide launch of PS Vita, debates about pricing, memory cards and more are now hitting home, with much interest in the early progress of the console outside of Japan. At the midnight launch at GAME's flagship store on Oxford Street, London, our friends at Eurogamer spoke to Sony Computer Entertainment UK &...
Genius or madness?
Today's a big day: Sony’s latest plunge into handheld gaming, the technologically brilliant Vita, is out now. Well, sort of. It’s available in the U.S. and Canada for those who pre-ordered the First Edition Bundle, only available from selected retailers. For gamers who are keen enough, and willing to pay a premium price, they...
Sharpen your swords
If the only thing keeping you from picking up a Vita at launch is a lack of gallons of blood, fear not, as Tecmo Koei has confirmed that Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus will be slashing its way to North American shelves for the system's launch. The updated portable port will make use of Vita's touch controls and gyro sensor, and will...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
Whenever that is
Namco Bandai has announced Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja will accompany the PlayStation Vita when it launches in the West next year. It's the first third-party game to be officially announced as a launch title, and will join Uncharted: Golden Abyss, LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers and WipEout 2048 as games available from the...
Not a fan, then...
In a world of corporate spin and carefully worded PR speak, it's rare to hear a developer truly speak what he or she feels. That's not the case with Lyle Hall and Matthew Seymour of UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System developer Heavy Iron Studio though, as they recently let fly with a few jabs at Sony's upcoming...
Part two: The Risk
To say that Nintendo has pretty much dominated the portable gaming market for the better part of two decades would be a bit of an understatement. Its Game Boy line of systems sold millions upon millions of units, and Nintendo DS became the best-selling portable console of all time. So it would be easy to assume that the follow-up...
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...
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...
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...
$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...
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