Available at retail
It seems SCEE’s had a change of heart regarding the European release of Gravity Rush. The title was originally only planned for digital release, but in a PlayStation Blog post this afternoon the publisher has confirmed that a retail version will also be made available. The bad news is that the game is still a way off, with SCEE...
If you're curious about what Quantic Dream's been up to since the release of Heavy Rain back in 2010, then you're weeks away from finding out
Develop's reporting that the French studio is to showcase its new technology at a 60-minute GDC lecture in March. The demonstration will be anchored by co-CEO David Cage, and will "examine virtual actors, performance capture and art direction as well as..
Sony's released a batch of lifestyle shots showing off the PlayStation Vita in the trendiest ways imaginable
The shots show a bunch of impossibly attractive twenty-something males playing about with their new console in public. The images prove that the PlayStation Vita's way too hip for the likes of us. Look, we don't shop at River Island. Nor do we study Media Studies. Pssht. Hardcore gamer's..
In news that will almost certainly bring out the mainstream media's pitchforks, Sony has supposedly cut the PlayStation Vita's shipment by 50% in France
The cull is probably designed to better service other regions, but we daresay it will bring out the the "doomed" brigade in the coming days. For what it's worth, the unconfirmed report filed by PlayPortable-Live, states that the PS Vita's..
Sony's closed down Little Deviants developer BigBig Studios, a Develop report has revealed
The announcement comes alongside news of a major shake-up for the platform holder's Cambridge division. The Leamington Spa-based BigBig Studios recently finished worked on the PlayStation Vita launch title, Little Deviants, after spending the past several years focusing its efforts on the PlayStation..
Media Molecule spent the best part of last year ploughing cash into new, innovative products, a report has revealed
In an annual director's report, uncovered by Develop, the company indicated that its main business risks came "largely as a result of the company's heavy reliance on the one LittleBigPlanet brand name". As such, the company spent big in 2011, ploughing a whopping £4.1..
Icon Games has earned our respect as a developer
The indie outfit is behind some of the better PlayStation Minis available on the PlayStation Store — but it's not just the studio's chops as a developer that's won us over. For months now, the studio has been extremely candid, discussing its success — or lack thereof — on the various console...
Looks like Sony's started rolling out Netflix on PlayStation 3s across the UK and Ireland
A quick check on our own system confirmed the icon for the digital movie streaming service under the TV heading of the XMB. Clicking on the application prompts a small 13mb download. After tremendous success in North America, Netflix confirmed it would be...
We've been telling you to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription for a couple of weeks now
We sincerely hope you followed our advise. Because in addition to the "12 Gifts Of Christmas", and the regular updates, SCEE has announced that anyone that purchases a twelve month subscription to PlayStation
European PlayStation Plus subscribers will net a complimentary copy of Tomb Raider: Underworld this month
That's in addition to free copies of Cool Boarders, Sneezies and Orbit, as well as a slew of savings and discounts, including half-price offers on Split/Second and Burnout Crash. Subscribers will also net a free copy of Marvel Pinball later in...
The PlayStation 3 still hasn't reached a mass market price-point, but it's getting there
And with the hardcore gaming crowd already well serviced, SCEE boss Jim Ryan believes that the console's next challenge is to appeal to a younger demographic. I think youll see us taking the console more towards a slightly younger demographic. More family market. The core gamer will absolutely not be..
If you think Sony's done with PS3 for the year, you're dead wrong
SCEE's gaffer Jim Ryan has teased that there's still plenty of surprises to come before the year's out, though the suit wouldn't be drawn on specifics. "Theres a bunch of stuff at the back end of the year which Im very excited by, and youll hear about it over the coming months. Itll give you plenty to write about,"..
We've always talked up the value proposition of Sony's PlayStation Plus subscription service, but even we'd admit the last couple of months have been a bit slow
Sony's aiming to bring back the goodwill with its "12 Gift Of Christmas" initiative for European PlayStation Plus subscribers. Similarly to its "12 Deals Of Christmas" discount program, the promotion will see twelve..
Advent calendars are good, but we want to countdown to Christmas in style
Thankfully SCEE's got our backs. Announced on the European arm of the PlayStation Blog, the platform holder's revealed a seasonal PSN initiative offering 12 amazing deals through the dark months of December. The catch is that each deal will only be open for 48 hours, so you'll...
SCEE's new gaffer Jim Ryan isn't coy when talking about the PlayStation Portable
According to the executive, Sony's first attempt at capturing the handheld market tried to do too much, and confused consumers as a result. The PlayStation Vita, reckons Ryan, will not make that same mistake. I think with PSP we tried to position it as a rather broad multimedia device. We talked a lot in the early..
After a failed attempt with FirstPlay, Future Publishing's officially endorsed PlayStation Access TV show has soared straight to the top of the PlayStation Network's free content chart
The show — which shares a name with SCEE's community event initiative — has also amassed 14,500 Facebook fans since launching earlier in the year. SCE UK's Ian...
With next-generation speculation hot on every publication's lips, PlayStation Europe's Jim Ryan has said that it would be "undesirable" for the PlayStation 4 to launch later than its competitors
Chatting with Eurogamer at a press event in London, Ryan said of the PlayStation 4: "I think we would consider it undesirable to be significantly later than the competition." But with rumours of..
Sony's pushed back the release of its PlayStation branded 3D display in Europe
The screen was originally set to release alongside its North American counter-part, but is currently without a date on Amazon.co.uk. As well as offering affordable 3D, the set includes a nifty local multiplayer feature that allows two gamers to view a full image on the same screen.
According to Sony Worldwide Studios Europe gaffer, Michael Denny, PlayStation Vita has "one of the best launch line-ups of any games console ever launched"
And based on the strength of the publisher's enormous first-party European launch line-up, we're struggling to disagree. Sony announced the line-up — which features the likes of Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048 and Modnation Racers: Road..
Sony's announced that it has partnered with Vodafone to provide PlayStation Vita's 3G connectivity in regions across Europe
The mobile giant will provide service in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands. Those in France will receive service from Vodafone's partner in the region. Sony confirmed that the 3G model will include a SIM card "so..
The cardboard cut-outs are gone
It's not just SCEA that's gone through a re-imagining of its marketing strategy lately — SCEE's jumped on board too. And there's definitely a hint of the "old" PlayStation marketing message in this new European PlayStation Move commercial. The 60-second spot shows an unreasonably attractive couple rushing...
The PlayStation Vita is due out in just over three months
And in order to celebrate — and presumably persuade you to pre-order — Sony's announced a European initiative that will reward you for getting your name down early with a bunch of additional goodies. Anyone that pre-orders at selected retailers from November 30th will be eligible for a PS Vita Gift Pack, which includes limited edition..
Believe it or not, PlayStation is something of a burgeoning brand in India
While Sony could be forgiven for resting on its strongholds — Europe, Japan and North America — the company is constantly looking to find ways to develop brand loyalty in new regions. And that's why you see PlayStation get a strong push in areas such as Latin America and of course India. One such philosophy Sony's..
Dungeon Defenders was just one of the numerous PlayStation Network titles expected to launch in Europe yesterday but mysteriously delayed at the last minute
We posted up something of a rant about that yesterday. With the evaporation of anticipated games a hot topic over here, Eurogamer grilled Reverb Publishing CEO, Doug Kennedy, about what exactly...
Maligned PlayStation Store manager Andy Stewart has told commenters on the PlayStation Blog that the much anticipated PlayStation 2 titles released as part of last week's North American update "are coming to Europe"
When, exactly, remains something of a mystery. Stewart would only conclude that the games are "en route". Niche favourites such as God Hand and Odin Sphere released as part of..
Drink it up readers
This is the packaging your shiny new PlayStation Vita will be contained within when you pick up the hardware next year. Sony's European PlayStation Vita product manager, Adam Grant, unveiled the boxart on the PlayStation Blog this morning. In addition, Grant's outlined each of the PlayStation Vita's on-board apps. The post...
Do you want the good news or the bad news? We'll start with the bad
SCEE's decided not to promote its PSN exclusive titles as heavily in Europe as in North America. "'The Only On PlayStation Network programme is for the SCEA region only," a Sony spokesperson revealed when asked by Eurogamer. Silly idea? We think so. We don't really...
Sony intends to transform PlayStation Home into "the biggest and best social gaming service on any console", the platform holder has said in a new post on the European arm of the PlayStation Blog
We already know that Sony's got a full reboot for the series in the works, but SCEE's Darren Cairns has given a little more indication as to what we can...
Sony's announced that four more blockbuster PS3 titles are joining the platform holder's "Platinum" range in Europe
New titles include LittleBigPlanet 2, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, Gran Turismo 5 and Killzone 3. Each of the titles will be available at around £20. If you've yet to pick up any of the listed titles, there's never been a better opportunity.
The UK is somewhat of an anomaly
While the PlayStation 3 tends to fare strongly around Europe, the UK remains something of a poisoned chalice for the PS3. While successful, the XBOX 360 and Nintendo Wii tend to perform better in the region. This is something new SCEE boss Jim Ryan wants to address. Getting to £199 is fantastic in the UK. Its a real milestone. UK is one of the territories..
Sony likes splashing out on expensive truck liveries
A couple of years back it bought up some God Of War III advertising space on a couple of lorries, and now the platform holder's giving inFamous 2 protagonist Cole MacGrath a ride around mainland Europe. These trucks will be touring the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France over the coming months, so if you're in the..
Remember the "affordable" PlayStation branded 3DTV that Sony announced at E3? The platform holder's announced that the 24" stereoscopic display is making its way to Europe this year too
The TV will retail for 499 across Europe during the Autumn. Sony executive Jim Ryan boasted the television's ability to offer an "accessible entry to 3D gaming". The display will cost £499 in the UK..
Perhaps the biggest 'WTF?' moment of Sony's GamesCom press conference this evening was the announcement of a new PlayStation Portable model for Europe
The updated hardware will launch without Wi-Fi support, but will cost a mere 99.99. The new handheld is due out this Fall, and will be marketed heavily alongside Sony's budget PSP Essentials range. SCEA's said there are no plans to launch the new..
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...
Quantic Dream's working on a title called Infraworld
At least that's the implication of a new trademark filed by SCEE and picked up by video game super-sleuth Superannuation. The trademark was filed by SCEE in the US on May 17th and pertains to the name Infraworld, a project Quantic Dream has long been associated with. The title was believed to be cancelled in 2006, but appears to have been..
It's the news we've all been dreading, especially after we've had so many indications pointing towards a 2011 release, but NowGamer's citing retail sources that state the PlayStation Vita will not launch in Europe before 2011 is out
Only last week we got a retail flier indicating that Vita could launch on October 28th, but we stated at the time that the date was probably a guesstimate by the..
Visit the European PlayStation Blog at any point in the week and you'll no doubt spot a large number of people moaning in the comments
Often these complaints stem from the lack of quality PSone re-releases on the PlayStation Store. SCEE's been pretty open about the challenges of bringing some of this content over in recent months, and so today its...
Just a heads up to any European PlayStation Plus subscribers: Sony's got another wave of goodies to give-away this month
Most of which revolve around Section 8: Prejudice, which launches on the PlayStation Store this afternoon. PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to the exclusive Hunter Armour should they decide to pick up the game. The...
Unsurprisingly, Sony will make the PlayStation Vita available at next month's GamesCom
Sony's yet to announce the line-up of games it will be bringing to the event, but expect the usual suspects: Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048 and Everybody's Golf Next. Fingers crossed Sony use GamesCom to give PlayStation Vita a big 2011 European release date. Please.
Ask and ye shall receive -- Sony has announced that it will be handling publishing duties on the hotly anticipated Tekken Hybrid in Europe
The brilliant teaser-movie-nostalgia package includes an HD version of the original Tekken Tag Tournament, the CG movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance and a special preview for the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Basically, this is fan-service at its very best. The..
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..
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..
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..
Sony's quietly revealed a PlayStation Vita version of Top Darts over night
The game promises intuitive touch-screen controls and asynchronus multiplayer modes. Hopefully the tungsten tossing is as satisfying as in the Nintendo DS' Touch Darts. That's still the darts game to beat as far as we're concerned.
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..
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, its quite a tremendous honor to be included in the initial, day-one launch titles for such an impressive piece of..
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..
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..
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..
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...