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...
Prices coming down
If you're after a cheap Move bargain from Sony's top drawer, you'll be pleased to know the European Platinum range has expanded with four new titles. The newly Move-fitted LittleBigPlanet 2 and superlative shooter Killzone 3 both join the budget range, alongside MotorStorm Apocalypse, which is due to be updated for Move in the...
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.
Buckles swashed too
Point-and-click adventure Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle just got a European date: it'll reach PlayStation 3 shores on Friday 4th November, three weeks before it launches on other consoles. The Move-enabled game is a spin-off of the popular So Blonde series and is written by Steve Ince, renowned for his work on classic...
While much of the Internet sat bemused at the announcement of a new PSP for Europe during this year's GamesCom, we were fairly calm about it
While the announcement of the device certainly took us by surprise, we also felt like it made a lot of sense. Sony's PSP strategy has shifted in recent years, with the platform holder targeting younger users. SCEE's new gaffer Jim Ryan confirmed the philosophy..
No date yet
It's been a while since Minna No Golf 5 — aka Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds*, aka Everybody's Golf: World Tour — got its PlayStation Move patch in Japan, with no word on if or when the controller would get support outside of Japan. Now we can reveal Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will add PlayStation Move support to the game in...
As promised, Ghostlight has confirmed the contents of its collector's edition for the European release of The Legends Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky
The premium package includes a copy of the game on UMD, five art-cards, a soundtrack CD with 33 tracks from the game, and a collector's edition box. Those ordering the game directly from Ghostlight's store will also receive an A1 poster. Ghostlight's yet..
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..
Despite the anticipation being nowhere near E3, we always enjoy the muted build-up to the GamesCom press conferences
You're never going to see a megaton announcement at GamesCom, but because the anticipation is lower, those muted surprises are all the more impactful. The PlayStation 3 Slim announcement in 2009 was huge, and we'll never forget the furore surrounding Resistance 3 last year. This year..
Still too long to wait?
We know Vita is pushed back to 2012, and we've been taking a look at the implications of the delay in a series of recent features, but now we've come to terms that the console won't be sitting under any Western Christmas trees this year, with a six month wait looking likely. According to newsletters sent out by various...
Ubi finally comes clean
Q? Entertainment's much-anticipated Child of Eden will finally come to PlayStation 3 in Europe on 30th September, complete with support for PlayStation Move and 3DTV sets. Ubisoft finally announced the features yesterday, but can it compete with the exceptional Child of Eden on Kinect? We'll find out in September. UBISOFT®...
If it wants to
Get Up And Dance will be hoping to start the Christmas party season off early when it releases in Europe on 4th November. The Move dancing game will have stiff competition from PQube's Dance! It's Your Stage, Sony's Everybody Dance! (aka DanceStar Party) and of course the behemoth that is Just Dance 3. The press release below uses an...
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...
Japan in 2011
Bad news everyone — PlayStation Vita will miss 2011 in Europe and America. Sony Computer Entertainment vice president Kaz Hirai made the pronouncement minutes ago. The console will still make it to Japan this year, however. Hirai didn't go into much detail about the reason for the delay, but did say that it was to make sure the...
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...
Go back in time
The humble point and click adventure once ruled the roost, with Broken Sword, Monkey Island and more just some of the highlights. Now the genre's due to make a bit of a comeback with Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle for PlayStation Move, due Q4 2011. The game is written by Broken Sword scribe Steve Ince and is related to the...
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..
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..
Going for a song
The wait for Child of Eden to make the way over from Kinect might test the patience of some PlayStation Move owners, but this should take the sting off: the game is going to cost a lot less on PS3. Ubisoft has announced the game will hit Europe on 23rd September, with a price of just £19.99 listed on the publisher's digital shop...
Slip slidin' in
After a month of doing donuts in the North American PlayStation Store, Sega Rally Online Arcade has started the European leg of its PSN Rally, complete with PlayStation Move support. The game will set you back £6.29 or €7.99 if you want to take it for a spin. We've already given it a thorough test drive, and here's an excerpt from...
It's the report we've all been dreading, but it's finally here
Both VG247 and CVG are reporting that the PlayStation Vita will not launch in Europe until 2012. Apparently Sony is weighing up a January or February launch, while a US and Japan release still looks likely for Christmas 2011. Shafted once again. Fantastic. "Sony know it's effectively gifting the festive handheld market to 3DS -..
Europe's update is on
The PlayStation Store updated in Europe today with some new downloadable content for several Move-enabled games. Here's what's out now. Also, although it's not PlayStation Move-related, we'd like you to know there will be a Sonic Generations demo on PlayStation Store tomorrow. Killzone 3: From the Ashes Map Pack...
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..
Poor old Under Siege has had a rocky road to the PlayStation Store: originally planned for release in late 2010, it suffered delay after delay before finally being set for release in April. Of course, the PlayStation Network outage struck, but now the PlayStation Store is back online the game is finally available. The fully Move-compatible...
Conquer the world from your sofa
So far, Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz has the Move quiz market all to itself, but that motion-controlled monopoly won't last long, as National Geographic Challenge! is on the way in June. Taking a leaf out of Buzz!'s fondness for exclamation marks, National Geographic Challenge! is a Risk-style affair with players...
Surprisingly good choices
It's not long until the PlayStation Store is back now, and as part of its promised "Welcome Back" programme Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced the games affected users will be able to choose from as compensation. Users across Europe can choose two of the following PS3 games:...
Definitely not for kids
No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is coming to Europe next week, and Konami wants to get you better acquainted with series hero Travis Touchdown by publishing a new trailer. The new PS3 version has been awarded an 18 rating thanks to its inclusion of blood, as well as plenty of swearing and over-the-top violence, as is made...
Won't need to rustle up many notes
PlayStation Move Ape Escape — called simply Ape Escape in Europe — will be available from PlayStation Network in North America, but in Europe the game is is heading to retail next month, with several retailers putting a pleasantly low price on the Move-exclusive net 'em up. Amazon lists the game at £24.99 with...
Make a racquet
After the disappointment that was Top Spin 4 comes Sega's attempt at mastering the Move tennis game with Virtua Tennis 4, out today across Europe. Unlike Top Spin, Virtua Tennis limits the use of Move to offline-only modes: Exhibition and Party, with no Move support for the World Tour or online play. It does however use 1:1 motion...
Better load up
Just as we'd all but given hope of seeing Activision's animal-blaster Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 reaching Europe, the company pulls it out of the bag by announcing a release date of 6th May 2011. This year's outing is notable for including a full first-person story mode that sees a family head into the woods to kill things, as well...
Sorry, North America
Here's something that might put bees in a few bonnets: tomorrow's European launch of SOCOM: Special Forces doesn't come with a SOCOM Pro access code because this access is free for European PlayStation Network users. North American SOCOM Pro access is only free with the purchase of a new game — players who pick up the game...
Better late than never
It's been a long road to the PlayStation Store for Under Siege: originally set for release in December last year, the game was beset by delays but is finally set for release in Europe on 27th April for £11.99/€14.99. Seed Studios' real-time strategy game launches with PlayStation Move support, a built-in map editor and...
Access code: denied
We recently told you about the SOCOM 4 "Pro" Access Code to be included in the American release of SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (known as SOCOM: Special Forces in Europe). Following in the footsteps of EA and THQ, the code is a once-use only affair that limits online access for gamers who pick up the game pre-owned, while...
Aiming for 147 on Friday
Hustle Kings may have the baize and shiny balls market all sewn up on PlayStation Network, but there's a new challenger in the form of WSC Real 11, due out in Europe on Friday. Developer and publisher Dark Energy Digital just confirmed the game will feature PlayStation Move support available as a downloadable patch on day...
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..
If you're in the mood to knock down some pins with your Move controller and you haven't yet tried the decent High Velocity Bowling, today sees the European launch of Brunswick Pro Bowling. There's plenty of content to get stuck into with the game, from a Career Mode to a Split Challenge that'll test even the most experience bowlers...
PS Plus members get it free
For some, Killzone 3 came and went in the blink of an eye, but those still waging war on Helghan's surface can explore new battlefields with extra downloadable content available from the PlayStation Store. The Steel Rain pack contains two multiplayer maps inspired by locations from the campaign mode: Junkyard, a...
Europe's chance to tame the tiger
Move gets its third dedicated golf game today in the familiar form of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. Tiger's second outing on Move has a lot to prove after last year's effort disappointed many with its implementation of Move controls, and our upcoming review will go a fair way to find out whether EA has got...
A rare sales report compiled by IDG and cited in a GameStop document has given us the first picture of Europe's console install base for some time
The data puts PlayStation 3 about a million units ahead of XBOX 360, despite launching some 15 months after Microsoft's console. The report, accurate as of December 2010, puts PS3 sales at 14.7 million with XBOX 360 at 13.7 million. The report notes that..
The PlayStation 3 is four years old today in Europe
Hurrah. The system launched on Friday, March 23rd 2007 after a pretty enormous delay. The game launched alongside Resistance: Fall Of Man and MotorStorm, as well as Ridge Racer 7 and Call Of Duty 3. SCEUK recently announced that the PlayStation 3 has sold four million units in Britain, with a grand total of 47.9 million units worldwide. Happy..
Ubisoft has a ball
There's a trio of new Move games on European shelves this week, with Ubisoft bringing a pair of titles and 2K Sports also contributing. Let's take a look at what's available to buy now. Top Spin 4: The first dedicated tennis game for PlayStation Move, Top Spin 4 boasts some of the sport's biggest names, past and present, as well...
Sony's announced that the PlayStation 3 has shifted 3 million units in France since its release in March 2007
If we wanted to fan the fanboy flames, we'd tell you that Microsoft's XBOX 360 has moved 2.3 million units over a longer period of time. Did we say that out loud? Sony's shifted 418 million worth of software, which equates to roughly eight million units. That's in contrast to 337..
Grab your wood
It's nearly time for Tiger to take to the fairway again, with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters out in a matter of weeks, and now European gamers can get a taste of Tiger's wood with a free Move-enabled demo of the game. The 1.74GB trial features the new True View first-person perspective that lets you see through the eyes of your...
We reported last week that the demo for PlayStation Move Heroes was available on PlayStation Store, yet the update came and went with no sign of the demo. For unknown reasons it appears the demo was delayed for a week, but is now available to download in both North America and Europe. Those of you with weak connections planning on...