Sony

  • PSP to get firmware v3.93 sometime this week

    It was supposed to drop today, but it’s been delayed. There’s a smidgen bit of good news and that’s limited to “support for PlayStation Network titles” but those of you using the free Internet radio channels will be thrilled with the addition of 20 more channels. PS Blog Read More

  • F1 making an appearance in GT5

    Today is like therapy for me. First, I admit that the iPhone is sort of great and that I want one and now I’m admitting that I want a PS3. Yikes. Well, it certainly helps when Sony has the exclusive rights to Gran Turismo and GT5 is about to drop. Ugh. Leaving tradition behind in the dust, Polyphony Digital is including an F1 Ferrari car for you to purchase for 2 million credits. You can… Read More

  • Sony's new photo printers do HDMI

    [photopress:DPP_FP95_1.jpg,full,center] Sony loves the idea of watching your photos on your TV. Bravia-series HDTVs come with Memory Stick readers, so if you also have a Sony camera or camcorder you can do just that. And now its launched these cool little photo printers with HDMI-out so you can view the contents of any memory card on any HDMI TV. We call it magic, and we’re afraid… Read More

  • Chinese OEM to manufacture Xbox 360 and PS3

    Two spinoffs from Asustek have reportedly landed deals to manufacture Xbox 360 consoles. Unihan and Pegatron’s initial shipments should total 500k units which may help Microsoft quell the ongoing shortage of 360s that have led to the PS3 being numero uno the last few months. Coincidentally the two Chinese OEMs are also in works to contract deals with Sony to manufacture PS3… Read More

  • Console sales stats: 360 lags, PSP brings up the rear


    Drum roll, please! The DS and Wii accounted for almost half of all sales, then Sony’s black boxes took the next two spots. Considering you’ve got GTA IV and Metal Gear Solid IV coming out in the next few months, it’s not much of a surprise that the PS3 is thumping the 360, which came in 5th. The PSP actually has pretty strong sales, which I didn’t expect. Anyhow… Read More

  • Microsoft doesn't want to be in Sony or Nintendo's shoes


    Chris Lewis, head honcho of Xbox 360 in Europe, scoffs at Nintendo and Sony and says they have the best games. “I certainly wouldn’t trade places with any other platform holder right now. We’ve got the best games line-up, over 1,000 games for the holiday period – that’s true for exclusive and first-party and third-party.” Microsoft is digging in and… Read More

  • Express your fanboyism with a Sony-style tattoo


    The PS3 is, it must be said, a powerful and versatile system. However, that does not really qualify it as a good tattoo subject. Flaming someone on an internet forum for hating on your console, well, that’s fanboyish, but getting Sony intellectual property permanently written on your skin? That borders on zealotry, my friend. I have a feeling it won’t be long until roving bands… Read More

  • Sony to discount PS3s in Europe?


    Following yesterday’s announcement that Microsoft would be cutting the price of Xbox 360 consoles, Sony may also be on the verge of dropping prices to keep their sales momentum going according to analyst firm Strategy Analytics. But others in the industry don’t see it happening until later this year. “Sony will be nervous that the PS3’s recent sales surge may fizzle… Read More

  • Beatles on iTunes: Jacko's company says it ain't so

    If the Beatles were to show up on iTunes any time soon, it’d be news to Sony/ATV Music Publishing — the Sony + Michael Jackson joint venture that owns the publishing rights to most of the songs. Read More

  • PSP2 concepts: the good, the bad, and the lego


    I don’t really see the need for a PSP2 at this time, considering the best games are probably yet to come (by the looks of God of War), but that hasn’t stopped Kotaku from holding a contest to design a new version of Sony’s sexy little handheld. Go give the guys a hand and vote something ridiculous up. PSP2 Concept Mega Gallery Extravaganza [Kotaku] Read More

  • Sony sez: Microsoft in talks to offer Blu-Ray, player prices should fall this year

    Well, this is good news — for SONY. They’re now talking to Microsoft to offer Blu-Ray support on one of their well-known consoles — I think it’ll be the Famicom — and expects BRD players to drop to $299 by 2009, just in time for the holidays. Will this save the format? Sure, for a few years until studios get their heads out of their asses and start to offer HD… Read More

  • Sony's slim new VAIO too big for its britches

    [photopress:vaio.jpg,full,left]Being the largest ultraportable is something of a dubious honor, like being the healthiest model or the least-convicted child rapist, but Sony wears it with pride, touting its new VAIO VGN-SZ750N/C laptop as just such a beast. And the description is true, at only four pounds, it definitely fits as an ultraportable in weight, but the 13.3-inch LED backlit… Read More

  • PSP Cradle coming to Japan in late April

    If you happen to be in Japan on April 24th and you have a slim PSP and you have $62 to spare, you’ll be right in the eye of the perfect storm for buying this cradle thing. The included AV cables will allow you to hook your PSP up to your TV and control your favorite digital content from afar. If you just want the crade without the cables, it’ll run you about $46. For the record… Read More

  • Rumored PS3 voice and chat features confirmed

    A couple weeks ago, the above photo was spotted on the official PlayStation website before being pulled down. It led to the rumor that the PS3 would be getting in-game messaging via the Cross Media Bar (XMB). That has now been confirmed by the head of Sony Computer Entertainment UK, Ray Maguire. It’ll be delivered through a firmware upgrade (version 2.4 to be exact) some time this summer. Read More

  • Rumor: Blu-ray drives coming to Macs

    Let’s put this to rest once and for all. Apple will not have Blu-ray drives anytime in the future. Why? Because physical media is dead or will be very soon. Think about it for a minute. Steve Jobs wants you to purchase HD content through iTunes, which means more money in the pocket of the company. I know he’s on the Blu-ray board, but there’s more profit in downloadable content. Read More

  • White PS3 already in retailer's stockroom?

    [photopress:whiteps33.jpg,full,center] A Circuit City employee discovered that new PS3 shipments have the CECHH01 model number. For those playing at home, that model number corresponds to the white PS3, which has been rumored for release here for some time now. Supposedly retailers are to exhaust their supply of the current 40GB model that comes with Spider-Man 3 before whipping out the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Slim silver PS2 for $99

    The slimmed down PS2 is up for sale at Target for a paltry $99. Go to Target, Click on Weekly Ad, punch in your zip and do a quick search. Offer ends March 1, so you better act now. Thanks for sending this in, Sam Read More

  • Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video Link module

    http://blip.tv/play/AauGVg Here’s some interface footage of Sony’s $299 DMX-NV1 BRAVIA Internet Video Link module. It’s basically a box that pops into the back of newer Sony TV’s via HDMI that can support downloadable video, weather, news, and traffic information from Sony’s content partners. All the data is pushed, so the unit updates itself. Read More

  • Sony recorders, clock radios, and iPhones, oh my


    If you’re in the market for a nice little flash-based voice recorder, there’s a few more on the market now. Sony’s released the details on its new line, which mainly expands on the capacity of their old ones. The new UX series has 1 or 2GB of space, which allows for quite a lot of recording time. Like the other recorders, it goes straight to stereo mp3. It also supports… Read More

  • PSP Go! Messenger gets green light on Friday

    That’s the new God of War PSP we told you about yesterday. Sony is set to launch their proprietary VoIP service dubbed Go! Messenger this Friday via the European PSP store. Again with the Europe-only-love, Sony? The service, for those unfamiliar, allows any and all PSP owners to send and receive voice and video messages (granted you have a PSP camera attachment) over a Wi-Fi connection. Read More