Items tagged with PlayStation Vita

It took a bit of time to weave through all the red tape and get the various paperwork in order, but you can finally take Sony up on its cash back or merchandise settlement offer if you purchased a PlayStation Via handheld console before June 1, 2012, and have not returned the product for a full refund. If so, it's your turn to fill out some paperwork.The settlement agreement is the same that was reached with the FTC back in November. It's in relation to the Vita's "cross-save" functionality and how it was advertised. At the time of the complaint, the cross-save feature only worked with a few PlayStation... Read more...
Chinese gamers that have been anticipating the arrival of Sony’s PlayStation 4 console will only have to wait just a little bit longer. Sony officially announced today that the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita will be available on Friday, March 20. Sony had originally settled on a January 11 launch date for its consoles, but was stymied by Chinese government. "The government asked us for final adjustments, which will take some time, so we decided to delay the launch date," said Sony spokeswoman Kaede Bun in early January. With things now firmly back on track, Chinese customers can expect to pay... Read more...
Sony took to Twitter to announce that it's ending support for the PlayStation Vita's Maps and near features support, which will be wiped away in a forthcoming update. In addition, Sony will also eradicate the YouTube application, telling users that if they want to watch YouTube content, they'll have to use the browser application. "All features of the [Maps] application and some features of the [near] application will be disabled with the PlayStation Vita system software update planned on March, 2015. Functionalities of the applications will be removed automatically once users update their PlayStation... Read more...
It looks like Sony is finally going to bring its gaming consoles over to China after the county ended its 14-year ban on foreign gaming consoles back in January of this year. The PlayStation Vita is expected to go on sale January 11, 2015 alongside the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 will be arriving about four months after Microsoft’s Xbox One Chinese launch. Microsoft was the first company to take advantage of the third largest gaming market, dominated by PC and mobile gaming, which saw the company sell over 100,000 units within its first week when the console was release September... Read more...
Sony has come to a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission over the way it advertised a feature that allowed players to pause a PlayStation 3 game and resume playing it from a different location on their PlayStation Vita console. It's part of the Vita's "cross-save" functionality, though the way it was advertised, Sony made it sound like it worked with all games. At the time of the complaint, the cross-save feature only worked with a few PS3 games, while the pause-and-save feature described in the ads varied significantly from game to game. Sony also failed to inform buyers that... Read more...
Sony Japan announced some big price cuts for its PlayStation Vita handheld console, with savings of up to 33 percent depending on the model. Sony's aim is to bring the PS Vita to "more users," according to a Google Translated press release, though the real story is that the handheld just hasn't attracted as many gamers as Sony hoped it would at this point, though things looked promising a year ago. Interestingly, both the 3G and Wi-Fi only model now cost the same at 19,980 yen (around $215), down from the Wi-Fi model's original price of 24,980 yen ($265) and the 3G's original price tag of 30,000... Read more...
It's never been a foregone conclusion that Sony's PlayStation Vita would be a success, and in fact there were/are several factors working against it. For one, the device's launch in the U.S. ended up being delayed, and while it was released on time in Japan, there were complaints of glitches that drummed up bad publicity for the handheld console. And let's not forget that increasingly powerful smartphones and the rise of tablet PCs both threaten the very idea of a dedicated handheld console. Despite it all, Sony has already sold around 1.2 million PS Vita consoles. According to Forbes, Sony sold... Read more...
BestBuy Canada has sparked rumors of an early-2012 release of the PlayStation Vita today with the posting of a Vita pre-order release date of March 30, 2012. The pre-orders apply to both the Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G models that Sony is releasing. Sony confirmed just last week that the handheld would be releasing in North America and Europe in "early 2012," with a Japanese release arriving first, in the coming holiday season. The official release date has yet to be released, and will not be until this September, so it would be wise to take BestBuy Canada's posting with a grain of salt. Sony's previously... Read more...
Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play has been on the market in the US for just under eight weeks; reviews of the combined cell phone / gaming handheld have been mixed. The Android experience has been generally good, but the screen is exceptionally dim, certain hardware functions are limited, battery life is lower than average, and the device's game library remains anemic. This last has improved, but evidently not enough. Sony Ericsson has slashed the price of the Xperia Play to $100, down from the initial $200 price (with contract). The dramatic price cut could be evidence that the Xperia Play isn't generating... Read more...
Nintendo's Wii U was one of the biggest unveils at E3 this year, but neither Sony nor Microsoft is going to be goaded into tipping their hands. Sony is apparently annoyed with certain game developers, some of whom have implied that the PS4 is none too far away. Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, told Forbes the following: "PlayStation 3 is really just hitting its stride. Technologically, I don’t think it’s possible to provide any advancement beyond what we have. What we’ve seen from the competition is trying to add features that already exist... Read more...