Let's be honest: PlayStation Suite was a terrible name. Thankfully, new SCE president Andrew House took to the stage during Sony's E3 press conference last night to announce that PlayStation Suite is no more, and that it will be henceforth known as PlayStation Mobile. Which, y'know, makes a lot of sense. House also announced that HTC...
Do it yourself
Sony's just launched the open beta for its Vita development programme PlayStation Suite. Interested users can download an SDK and start creating software for Vita and other PlayStation-certified mobile devices. It's free during the open beta period, but once it ends you'll have to pay $99 a year to keep using it. That $99 fee also...
Paving the way for PS Suite
Sony’s flagship Android handset, the Xperia S, now has another feather to add to its cap: the PlayStation Store. Coming good on its promise of PlayStation Certified compatibility, Sony has updated the smartphone's feature-set to include access to its premium digital storefront. At present there are 16 PSone classics...
Sony’s ambitious mobile strategy, PlayStation Suite, will go into open beta next month, the Japanese giant has confirmed. The forward thinking initiative will theoretically allow publishers to bring PlayStation-quality content to multiple compatible mobile handsets. It’s part of Sony’s wider plan to combat the growing popularity of...
Sony's wider strategy
According to rumours spilling out of mobile website Pocket-Lint this morning, HTC will be one of the first companies outside of Sony to offer PlayStation Certified Android-powered mobile devices. The move, which the website speculates could be announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month, would mean that...
Considering tablet computers are heralded as the ultimate mainstream computing device, it continues to stagger us how high manufacturers are willing to price the gadgets
Sure there are anomalies like the Amazon Kindle Fire and other low-budget options, but the big boys continue to ignore the bottom rung of the market — the type of consumer that wants to browse eBay while watching old episodes of..
It's 2012; the future is upon us
You didn't notice? Seriously, stop reading this article right now and find your nearest window — don't worry, we'll wait. Good, you're back. Did you notice the flying cars and newly built steel sky-scrapers on the horizon? Yeah, exactly. The future, huh? Unfortunately the future isn't quite as exciting as late 70s...
Sony's opened the application process for the PlayStation Suite SDK beta -- allowing developers to simultaneously create content for the PlayStation Vita, Xperia Play, Tablet S, Tablet P and other PlayStation certified devices
According to Engadget (who know about these technical things), "The SDK uses the C# programming language, and doesn't require devs to have access to actual Sony..
We're a little bit concerned at the time it's taking Sony to get its PlayStation Suite strategy up and running
Make no mistake, we think the philosophy of the platform is a strong one, but with the program only set to go into "limited beta" next month, it's taking a long time to get off the ground. SCE's Shigeru Sugimoto outlined the roadmap for the initiative at a GDC Online panel..
Enter any PlayStation Vita thread and at least one smartphone warrior will emerge
"Yeah Uncharted: Golden Abyss looks great, but I can get hundreds of cheap games for my mobile phone for the same price." It frustrates us unlike anything else, but as time goes on we've come to the realisation that this is something we're going to have to put up with. iOS and Android platforms aren't going..
Sony's been curiously quiet about PlayStation Suite since the PlayStation Vita's announcement, but at a keynote overnight the company announced plans to release a new PlayStation SDK (software development kit) -- allowing developers to create PlayStation Vita compatible Android games
Sony Japan's Kissei Matsumoto briefly demonstrated the system, showing a simple multiplayer shooting game in which..
Sony's confirmed that its first PlayStation-certified tablet, the 'Tablet S' (formerly 'S1'), will release this month for $500
It'll be followed up by the 'Tablet P' (formerly 'S2') in November. The 'Tablet P' is the bizarre DS-esque device. Both systems will be PlayStation-certified, meaning they will play PSone games in addition to PlayStation Suite content if Sony ever gets that initiative off..
Looking to the future
In a recent interview of Android developers by Fone Home, a mobile phone site, various development studios talked about the current power of Sony’s long awaited “Playstation Phone,” the Xperia Play, and what kind of future the gaming phone holds in Sony’s portfolio. The handheld currently houses a single core processor,...
A world of PlayStation within easy reach
The word "PlayStation" is recognised by countless millions of gamers around the world: for many, it was their first taste of gaming, but time have changed and those players may have moved onto new devices. Sony knows this, so is launching the PlayStation Suite, a new initiative that opens up...
Sony's finally stepped into the tablet computer bloodbath
The Japanese consumer electronics giant has this morning announced two new tablet computers to rival the Apple iPad and other popular devices. The S1 is designed with "rich media entertainment" in mind, while the S2 has "mobile communication and entertainment" as its focus. The former looks similar to an iPad, with a..
Every consumer electronics company right now has a tablet computer
They are hot business since Apple proved that people will buy needless, oversized electronics. So of course Sony's got something in the pipeline. A rumour on Engadget hints that Sony's actively developed a tablet touted the "S1", which will run on a custom version of Honeycomb Android, while using the Qriocity media..
There's no better platform for promoting a product in North America than the Superbowl
We don't know what it's like in other parts of the world, but here in Britain most people hit the channel changing button when the commercials start up. Judging by years of online anecdotal evidence, that's when Americans start to take interest in the Superbowl. Y'know, the "biggest sporting" event in..
Sony's well known for suffering some infamous leaks, but the Xperia Play (or "PlayStation Phone") is in a whole different league
The device has yet to be announced, but we still know pretty much everything about it. Now we have a commercial courtesy of Norwegian site, Droidnytt. The advert, posted here on Youtube, shows the Android mascot being given a pair of thumbs. It's all a bit gross but it..
While Sony's PlayStation Suite will have humble beginnings as a PSone emulation service for Android devices, Sony's clearly aiming bigger with their mobile gaming initiative
We already know Sony plans to extend the service with new bite-sized content, but it sounds like the platform holder's also keen to bring the program to as many platforms as possible. "We have a completely open..
As expected, Sony has revealed the successor to the PlayStation Portable this morning
The device is currently codenamed the NGP, or 'Next Generation Portable'. According to the platform holder, the NGP has been designed around five core pillars: user interface, social connectivity, location-based entertainment, converging real and virtual gameplay, and PlayStation Suite connectivity. PlayStation..
PushSquare editor Sammy Barker follows up his original reaction to the NGP with discussion on why PlayStation Suite is the overlooked ace in Sony's portable gaming strategy
</em> I've had a few days to analyse the reaction to Sony's NGP announcement this week, and I've been overwhelmed by how much positivity I've read. People seem to get it...
So y'know all we've been hearing about the PlayStation Phone? Well PlayStation Suite is not that, though it kinda is at the same time
PlayStation Suite is PlayStation on phones and tablets. The service will provide "PlayStation content to other devices", including, of course, Android powered smart-phones. SCE top-bod Kaz Hirai noted that, "We will first emulate the first generation..