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Sony today announced the formation of Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, a new company that combines Sony's streaming and online game services such as the PlayStation Store with all facets of its PlayStation console operations, including hardware and software. The new entity will be headquartered in San Mateo, California, along with locations Read more...
Apple, Samsung, and Sony are among a list of "major electronic brands" that Amnesty International, a human rights group, says failed to perform "basic checks to ensure that cobalt mined by child laborers has not been used in the their products." Specifically, cobalt is a critical material used in lithium-ion... Read more...
For anyone keeping score of the modern generation console wars, it appears that Sony winning the battle of sales against rival Microsoft, as has been the case since the beginning. What's interesting is not just that Sony's sold more PlayStation 4 consoles than Microsoft has of its Xbox One, but that the disparity... Read more...
This isn't the kind of news Uncharted fans wanted to see right before Christmas, but at the same time, it's not too surprising. Via the official PlayStation Blog, we're told straight out that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is being delayed yet again, this time until April 26, 2016. While any delay is unfortunate, many gamers have come to appreciate Read more...
Never mind that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are both becoming specks in the rear view mirror, the deals, they just keep coming. One of them comes from Sony, which is getting into the holiday spirt by carving the subscription cost of its PlayStation Now streaming service to a hundred bucks, for a limited time. The temporary reduction goes Read more...
Sony is riding high as a kite heading into the holiday season on the knowledge that it's sold over 30.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles to date. Having launched two years ago, the PS4 is demonstrating a rate a growth and adoption that's unprecedented in the history of PlayStation hardware, Sony says. "We are sincerely grateful that gamers Read more...
The console wars are in full force as we head into the holidays. Yes, you can expect discounted bundles and all that jazz, but when deciding your platform of choice, it comes down to things like game selection and features. A big feature that's coming to the PlayStation 4 is the ability to play PlayStation 2 games... Read more...
The holiday shopping season is fast approaching and that means little Johnny is going to make his annual pitch for a PlayStation 4 console. What's different this time around is he'll be able to say, "C'mom pop, Sony slashed the price by $50!" In years past, little Johnny would have been full of bologna, but not this... Read more...
Sony hasn’t exactly had much luck in the red hot smartphone market (look no further than Verizon’s decision to ditch the Xperia Z4v), but the company has no trouble getting its image sensors into the smartphones of its competitors or in point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras. In fact, Sony’s image sensor business has been booming for years, and Read more...
There's a new system update available for PlayStation 4 consoles, firmware update 3.00. It's the same one that Sony made available in beta form at the beginning of the month, which among other things gives PS Plus members a tenfold increase in online storage capacity. That brings the total to 10GB, which gamers can... Read more...
Yes, there's going to be an Angry Birds movie, and the new trailer by Sony proves it. Set to hit theaters in 2016, Sony released the first teaser trailer of The Angry Birds Movie, an animated flick that will attempt to cash in on what's been a hugely popular mobile game franchise developed by Rovio. Rovio's found several ways to squeeze Read more...
At long last, you can purchase a PlayStation 4 console with 1TB of storage in the United States and Canada. That's the good news. Even better, the 1TB PS4 system from Sony is making its U.S. and Canadian debut in bundle form -- it includes a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Ready for the bad news? Sony themed... Read more...
The PlayStation 4 just received a price cut in Japan earlier this week. Sony reduced the price to 34,980 yen, which converts to roughly $292. Once word of the price cut hit the airwaves, everyone began wondering when Sony’s generosity would would extended to U.S. customers — after all, the PS4 has soldiered on for... Read more...
Sony is all about special edition PlayStation 4 consoles these days, though its latest 'OMG that's so friggin' cool, I want one!' PS4 can't be bought (not right away, anyway -- we're sure they'll pop up on eBay in due time). Instead, you can enter for a chance to win a "Limited Edition Gold PlayStation 4 Bundle" by... Read more...
Back in mid-2014, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu lobbed quite a few grenades at the nascent market for QHD smartphone displays. At the time, 1080p displays were quite common on flagship smartphones, so Yu stated, “I don't think we need QHD displays on mobiles. Your eyes totally cannot identify between... Read more...
Sony is planning to cut the price of its popular PlayStation 4 console in Japan to 34,980 yen, or about $292 when converted to U.S. currency. The price reduction will go into effect on October 1, 2015, and only applies to Japan, though it's notable because it's the first time Sony has lowered the price of its PS4 system. If we're wearing Read more...
Well, I can definitely say that I didn’t see that one coming. Sony has long touted the waterproof features of its Xperia devices (both smartphones and tablets) as a differentiator when placed side-by-side with the better-selling competition from Apple and Samsung. For example, the Xperia M5 was announced in early... Read more...
Market research firm NPD Group released its game sales data for the month of August, which were down 10 percent year-over-year to $207.9 million. This year's new releases just couldn't live up to the blockbuster titles that came out a year ago, including Diablo III for consoles and The Last of Us for PlayStation... Read more...
Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of Sony's original PlayStation console launch in North America. To celebrate the occasion the company has discounted more than 100 titles for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, PSP, and PS Classics. These aren't small time savings, either. Markdowns are as high as 70... Read more...
Sony's upcoming Z5 flagship smartphone looks to live up to that denotation. Officially called the Z5 Premium, this high-end offering is set to offer a fingerprint sensor on the side, a mammoth 23 megapixel camera with top-rate focusing capabilities, and even happens to be waterproof. Oh - and let's not ignore the... Read more...
There will be no Mortal Kombat X for either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 console, not now, not ever. Unfortunately for fans of the franchise rocking one of those last generation game consoles, porting a version over has proved too difficult a task for the developers, so WB Games pulled the plug. "After months of development, Warner Bros. Read more...
Sony continually patches its PlayStation 4 console, and if you want to help test future firmware updates, you now can. Ahead of its next major system software update, Sony has opened up a beta program and is inviting PS4 owners to sign up for sneak peeks at what's in the pipeline, and also to provide feedback on... Read more...
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