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Earlier this week, when I talked about SanDisk's mind-blowing 4TB enterprise solid-state drive, I remarked that such storage densities still impress me, SSD or not. This is especially the case when I look back five years or more - the progression has been unbelievable. Perhaps more unbelievable though is Sony's latest magnetic storage technology, which could allow a storage device close to the size of a standard cassette to store up to 185TB. Yes, I said cassette. This is quite a feat for such an 80s technology. As the title of this post suggests, 185TB is enough to house 47,000,000 music files. Further, it's also enough to store 3,700 full-size 50GB Blu-ray discs, and over 19,000,000 10MB photos.... Read more...
It's been a secret to no one that Sony's PlayStation 4 launch could have gone a little bit better. At this point, the general consensus seems to be that the console is a great offering, and a well-designed one, too, but for some, the on-fire hype was quickly doused with a bucket of water as they realized they received, in effect, a brick. Last weekend, we covered the initial reports, which stated that some consoles simply wouldn't turn on - they'd pulse blue indefinitely, but go no further. Earlier in the week, Sony admitted to the issues, and wrote a fairly detailed guide on how to diagnose these "Blue Light of Death" issues. At this point, there still doesn't seem to be clear proof that the... Read more...
We discussed over the weekend of reported issues with Sony's new PlayStation 4 that has been plaguing some of its not-so-fortunate owners. Dubbed the "Blue Light of Death", the result of turning on the console is reminiscent of the Xbox 360 with its famed "Red Ring of Death" - essentially, a non-functioning console. For those demanding answers, there's a bit of good news: A Sony representative has posted a detailed how-to of diagnosing a BLOD'd console, along with possible fixes. But, don't get too excited - there are few reports of successful recovery currently. Sony details the BLOD as when the console is turned on and A) The blue light blinks; B) There's no output to the television; and/or... Read more...
Say what you will about Sony, the company is nothing if not ambitious. Certainly that's the best way to describe the console maker's expectations of how well its upcoming PlayStation 4 system is going to sell in the next few months. While speaking at Tokyo Game Show 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House said that his company is aiming to sell 5 million PS4 units by the end of the company's fiscal year (March 31, 2014). It's a lofty goal, but could also turn out to be a conservative one. The PS4 ships to the U.S. and Canada on November 15, 2013, followed by launches in Europe and Latin America two weeks later on November 29th. That gives Sony about four and a half months to... Read more...
Don't look now, but Sony may be in the early stages of a renaissance. We wouldn't feel comfortable calling it a "comeback," but Sony definitely has fallen from its highest points of relevance. In the past few years, the company has taken full control over its mobile unit (producing a number of high-quality Xperia units), shown prowess in the 4K HDTV sector, shown intelligence in pricing in the PlayStation 4 a full $100 less than the base Xbox One, and now, showing that it understands what consumers in the here and now are after. Sony has no doubt been challenged as a business, but it's devices like this that have a great chance of making Sony the buzzworthy name that it was back in the Walkman... Read more...
There’s a deluge of tantalizing mobile products pouring out of IFA in Berlin this year--see our recent coverage for more--and here’s another: Sony announced the VAIO Tap 11, the “world’s thinnest” Windows 8 tablet PC, which measures 9.9mm in depth without its keyboard dock. For comparison, the Microsoft Surface Pro, which appears to be the VAIO Tap 11’s closest competition, is about 13.4mm. Sony has yet to share gritty details on the VAIO Tap 11, but the 11.6-inch device does have a full HD display, runs Windows 8, has an Intel Core processor, and enjoys SSD storage. There’s an 8MP rear camera and the promise of quality audio with ClearAudio+ technology... Read more...
Get ready for a war in wearable computing. Word on the web is that Sony is planning to reveal its own brand virtual reality head-mounted display intended for its upcoming PlayStation 4 console. Sony originally wanted to debut the headset at Gamescom but scrapped those plans at the last minute as it wrestles with whether to market the device in tandem with the PS4 as a feature advantage over the Xbox One, or let it stand on its own merit as a simple add-on. The other issue Sony faces is widespread support for Oculus Rift. There have been rumors of Sony and Oculus Rift forming a partnership, but if that doesn't happen, these two technologies will inevitably clash in the market place even though... Read more...
In preparation for the next generation console wars that's getting ready to kick off, Sony went and created a new division within itself called Third Party Production. This new group will work closely with Sony's publishing partners to bring their IPs to PlayStation platforms, Sony announced in a blog post. "I’m really excited for our team to explore new opportunities on behalf of PlayStation," said Gio Corsi, Director of Third Party Production for Sony. "Even though we’re brand new to PlayStation, we’ve got years of experience in this industry already under our belt. We already have a project underway, the recently announced PS Vita version of Borderlands 2. We are extremely... Read more...
Sony's PlayStation 4 is scheduled to land in the United States on 11/15 for $399. But, believe it or not, there's still a big market out there for the PlayStation 3, and Sony realizes it still has a few months to milk its existing console before the new one comes to town. That's the only logical reason we can muster for the emergence of this Azurite Blue PS3 console, which will land on October 8, 2013 as a GameStop exclusive. It'll ship only in a 250GB (HDD) model, and will only be available for sale at U.S. and Canada GameStop / EB Games locations. The bundle includes a blue console, a blue DualShock 3 wireless controller, a 250GB HDD, Blu-ray player and... well, not much else. No games, nada.... Read more...
Infinity Ward's highly anticipated Call of Duty: Ghosts comes out on November 5, 2013, which is 10 days before Sony's PlayStation 4 (PS4) console will be available in the U.S. and Canada. If the thought of waiting a week and a half to play Ghosts is just too much bear, Activision comes to the rescue with a $10 upgrade offer so you don't have to skip a beat. It's pretty simple. Gamers who purchase Ghosts on PlayStation 3 (PS3) will be able to upgrade their copy to a PS4 version for $10. Full details will be offered in the weeks to come, but in the meantime, you can rest easy knowing that you won't have to pay full price for Ghosts all over again if you're planning to hop on the PS4 when it comes... Read more...
As we reported earlier today, Sony will officially throw its hat into the next generation console ring on November 15, 2013, which is when the PlayStation 4 (PS4) will start shipping in the U.S. and Canada, followed by a November 29, 2013 launch in Europe and Latin America. While the PS4 features some impressive hardware (it's essentially a PC wrapped in a console skin), gaming consoles are all about the games, and there will be plenty of titles available at launch and through the end of the year. "A total of 15 Blu-ray Disc titles developed by SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) and numerous software developers and publishers from around the globe will be released between the launch of PS4 and December... Read more...
Sony's PlayStation 4 may well have won the next-generation console wars before they've officially begun, with the base model selling for $399 -- $100 less than Microsoft's impending Xbox One. Pricing aside, there's something that gamers far and wide have been waiting for, and that was unveiled this week by Sony at Gamescom in Germany: a release date. The PS4 will ship to American stores on November 15, just before the Thanksgiving holiday, and in Canada as well. PlayStation fans in Europe and Latin America will also be able to get their hands on a PS4 system on November 29. By the time December comes around, 33 titles will be available for the PS4, including NBA 2K14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Skylanders... Read more...
It looks as though Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One console may get a head start in the market place compared to Sony's competing PlayStation 4, at least at Toys R Us. The mega toy chain is kind of all over the place with its listings, however the earliest ship date spotted for the Xbox One is November 29, 2013, well in time to sneak it under the Christmas tree (if you celebrate the holiday). Meanwhile, the earliest listing for the PS4 at Toys R Us had the next generation console shipping two weeks later on December 13th, which is still in time for Christmas though cutting it awfully close if you don't already have one on pre-order. These dates were spotted by the U.K.'s The Inquirer on Tuesday,... Read more...
The next generation console wars have already begun. Sure, it will be a few months before Sony and Microsoft drop their respective PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles into retail, but changing feature-sets, preliminary analysis, and pre-orders statuses all serve as jabs before the real fight begins. So, which one is off to an early lead? That would the Xbox One. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian had some interesting things to say in a note to investors regarding the next generation console wars. "Despite losing the headline battles at E3, Microsoft's Xbox One appears to be regaining some momentum, in part due to the used and online policy tweaks," Sebastian wrote in his note, according to GamesIndustry... Read more...
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