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E3 2017 Proves Sony Hasn’t Forgotten Beloved Franchises, PSVR

E3 2017 has been really weird. Not only is the show itself morphing into a consumer-focused entity, but the press conferences have been oddly muted this go ’round. At last night’s Sony event, only a single person (Shawn Layden, CEO of SIEA) spoke on stage, and the rest of the night was made up of only music and trailers. But in spite of the wonky presentation, it’s crystal clear that Sony is doubling down on games — including VR titles. During Microsoft’s press event on Sunday, we saw a similar ...

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E3 2017 Proves Sony Hasn’t Forgotten Beloved Franchises, PSVR

E3 2017 has been really weird. Not only is the show itself morphing into a consumer-focused entity, but the press conferences have been oddly muted this go ’round. At last night’s Sony event, only a single person (Shawn Layden, CEO of SIEA) spoke on stage, and the rest of the night was made up of only music and trailers. But in spite of the wonky presentation, it’s crystal clear that Sony is doubling down on games — including VR titles. During Microsoft’s press event on Sunday, we saw a similar ...

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Sony Announces 60 Million PS4s Shipped–Can Microsoft Catch Up?

Sony shared good news last week as part of its quarterly report. The company has shipped a full 60 million PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro ($ 399 at Amazon) consoles. The company also sold 2.9 million devices in the past three months, up from 2.3 million devices shipped in the same period last year. That’s a significant achievement given the PS4 is now a mature console, and it implies Sony has had good luck with its PS4 Pro hardware refresh cycle. Exact details on how the PS4 Pro is selling ...

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Sony Announces 60 Million PS4s Shipped–Can Microsoft Catch Up?

Sony shared good news last week as part of its quarterly report. The company has shipped a full 60 million PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro ($ 399 at Amazon) consoles. The company also sold 2.9 million devices in the past three months, up from 2.3 million devices shipped in the same period last year. That’s a significant achievement given the PS4 is now a mature console, and it implies Sony has had good luck with its PS4 Pro hardware refresh cycle. Exact details on how the PS4 Pro is selling ...

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Sony Bringing These Games And More On Tour This Summer Across The US

Sony is bringing back its “Road to Greatness” event, which sees the company fill a tractor trailer with PlayStation games and more for a nationwide tour. The tour kicks off this weekend (April 21-23) at the Silicon Valley Comic-Con, with other stops including Sun Fest (May 3-7) in West Palm Beach, Florida; Summefest (June 29-July 2) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the MLB All-Star Game Fan Fest (July 7-11) in Miami, Florida; and the GameStop Expo (August 27) in Las Vegas, Nevada, just to name a few. You can see the full ...

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Sony Interactive Entertainment's Australian Managing Director Made Redundant [UPDATE]

UPDATE: GameSpot received a statement from a Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia spokesperson today, on the subject of Ephraim’s departure from the company: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) has today announced the departure of long term industry veteran Michael Ephraim, who will step down from the roles of Vice President, SIEE and Managing Director, Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia and New Zealand (SIE Aust. & NZ). Over the last 18 months the PlayStation business has been steadily evolved into SIE (replacing former Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment organisations). Connected with ...

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Sony unveils SD cards so fast, they’ve bumped up against interface speed limits

Sony has announced a new line of SD cards that aren’t just fast — they’re capable of hitting the fundamental performance limits of the Ultra High Speed II (abbreviated UHS-II) specification. That standard offers up to 312MB/s of performance, while Sony is claiming 300MB read/write speeds for its new line of SF-G SD cards. The UHS-II standard specifies a 156MB/s data rate when in half-duplex mode (reading and writing simultaneously) and a 312MB/s rate when only reading or writing. Sony’s published claim of 300MB/s reads and 299MB/s writes assumes half-duplex ...

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Sony kills PlayStation Now support on Vita, PS3, Bravia, and Blu-ray players

Back in 2014, Sony debuted a new, Netflix-like game streaming service dubbed PlayStation Now. The service was expensive, at $ 20 per month or $ 45 per three months, but it supported a wide range of hardware including televisions, Blu-ray players, the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation TV, the PlayStation Vita, all 2013 – 2015 Bravia TVs, and all Samsung television models. Strangely enough, PlayStation Now support for all of these devices will be turned off in August 2017, except for the 2016 Bravia televisions, which go offline on April 1. Why ...

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Sony kills PlayStation Now support on Vita, PS3, Bravia, and Blu-ray players

Back in 2014, Sony debuted a new, Netflix-like game streaming service dubbed PlayStation Now. The service was expensive, at $ 20 per month or $ 45 per three months, but it supported a wide range of hardware including televisions, Blu-ray players, the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation TV, the PlayStation Vita, all 2013 – 2015 Bravia TVs, and all Samsung television models. Strangely enough, PlayStation Now support for all of these devices will be turned off in August 2017, except for the 2016 Bravia televisions, which go offline on April 1. Why ...

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