Sony

  • Europe finally gets Sony's mini OLED-TV XEL-1

    According to information the Nikkei, Japan’s largest business daily, spread today, Sony will finally start selling its XEL-1 mini OLED TV in Europe “sometime next year”. The device made its debut in the US in January, while it hit Japanese stores December 2007. Sony will become the first company offering OLED TVs in Europe. The price is unknown at this point. The company… Read More

  • Reminder: Madden NFL 09 PSP Entertainment Pack available today

    Funny that the PS blog decided to go with the old cover on the game. Besides that nothing has changed since May when they first announced that this was coming. Read More

  • Sony releases two new CyberShot cameras

    Sony unveiled two new CyberShot cameras today, the DSC-T700 and the DSC-T77, and both look pretty cool in my opinion. Press releases were issued in Japan and the USA at the same time but American buyers will have to wait for both cameras until the end of September (Japan release: early September). The superior DSC-T700 is equipped with a 10 megapixel 1/2.3’’ CCD sensor, 4x… Read More

  • Mark your calendars! Sony announces an upcoming announcement

    It has been reported and confirmed that on August 14th, Sony plans to make an “exciting” announcement about a digital camera. There are no details on what the announcement will be, all we know for sure is it’s going to be exciting. Photoclub Alpha, the ones to confirm the announcement, says it will not be about the Sony A900. They feel that Sony will wait until closer to… Read More

  • Rocketboom Inks Seven-Figure Distribution Deal With Sony

    Rocketboom, the daily video blog, is turning over its distribution and ad sales to Sony Pictures Television in return for a seven-figure guarantee plus a share of revenues. Rocketboom will be distributed on Sony’s Crackle video site, as well as across other Sony platforms such as the PS3, PSP, and Bravia I-Link TVs. Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron says he went with Sony because of… Read More

  • Sony looking for Playstation Home beta testers


    Sony’s virtual world, Playstation Home, has been delayed multiple times since it was first announced in July of 2007. But an outreach for beta testers in Japan should give Sony PS3 owners a glimmer of hope here in the US. It’s unclear why the beta testing is being limited to Japan, but hopefuls can apply starting today until August 11. Sony plans to offer 10,000 gamers access to… Read More

  • PS3 firmware 2.42 released: Improves playback quality of some games

    Ladies and germs, Sony has released the 2.42 firmware for the PS3. According to the official US PlayStation blog, Pravda, it “improves the playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation format software.” Let’s hope we don’t have to download it all over again next week because of bugs. Image from Flickr via PS3 Scene Read More

  • This is what would happen if a PSP and Sidekick got it on

    A designer by the name of Samuel Lau has created a concept for a new Sony PSP. The idea blends together a Sidekick Slide and a PSP slim. Samuel has made a video of his creation and hopes its gets 50,000+ views. Once it does, he will send a proposal to Sony asking them to pay for half his education if they like the idea (no joke, that’s really his plan). The design itself looks pretty… Read More

  • Sony first to ship Centrino 2


    While Lenovo, Fujitsu, Toshiba and other PC manufacturers have been making a fuss about launching the first PCs to include Intel’s new Centrino 2 chipsets, Sony it seems actually shipped the first Centrino 2 products. The Inquirer reported Sony’s claim to being first, with Sony saying that Intel’s embargo lifted at 8:00pm on Monday the 15th and that the company started… Read More

  • Sony's got high hopes for PSP's GPS add-on

    We’ve been talking about a GPS add-on for the PSP for some time now, but we never really knew what Sony’s designs for it were. Turns out, Sony’s got big plans for the little extra that could. That’s going to be a big one for us. It changes the dynamics of GPS but also changes the way developers think about games on PSP because you can start integrating GPS into… Read More

  • Is this the PSP-3000?

    This appears to be the PSP-3000, an updated PSP with built-in mic and a thinner metal ring. While I don’t mind the PSP, I think these constant updates make Sony look a little desperate. While the DS and the DS Lite were quite different and the 1st generation hardware was clearly sub par, they pretty much nailed it on the PSP… not that that helped them sell games. Read More

  • E3 2008: Bioshock teaser trailer for PS3 [Update]

    http://www.gamevideos.com//swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://www.gamevideos.com/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D20126%26ordinal%3D%26adPlay%3Dfalse This one is for the PS3 fanboys. We really do love you guys. Update: It appears that the few minutes I missed at the beginning of my 2K briefing regarding Bioshock was about the PS3 version. Looks like… Read More

  • Pirates! Yarrrr! T’is why thar be no sissy PSP games!

    I’m not gonna sugar coat it for you PSP fans out there; Sony’s CEO Jack Tretton told Engadget that the reason there aren’t any new PSP games coming out is, you guessed it, pirates! Tretton said that "piracy in the hundreds of thousands of units are preventing software sales. It’s a problem that affects our software sales right now." He also blamed the… Read More

  • Blu-Ray on Xbox?

    Betting on the losing format isn’t such a bad thing for Microsoft. Sure they made an expensive peripheral HD-DVD player, but at least they didn’t integrate it, leaving gamers stuck with a costly price tag for the core console. But now that the format is dead and Blu-Ray is the winner, will the Xbox get a Blu-Ray player? No. Which of course, doesn’t really come as a surprise. Read More

  • Sony sells 10 million PSPs in Nippon, Japanese video game market explodes

    Today Sony announced they were able to sell 10 million PSPs (PSP-1000 and 2000 series combined) in Japan since the system launched in this country in December 2004. According to Sony, the PSP was the best-selling video game console in Japan for the first half of this year. These results are pretty impressive but Sony’s number is dwarfed by the 23 million DS consoles Nintendo sold in… Read More

  • Four new laptop lines from Sony

    Sony has announced four new laptop lines, each taking advantage of Intel’s new Centrino 2 (Montevina) platform: The FW Series of multimedia notebooks, the SR Series of ultraportables and the Z Series of ultraportables, along with the BZ Series of business notebooks. Let’s take a closer look, shall we? Read More

  • Not iPhone: Sony says "no" to price cuts for the Playstation 3


    It seems the Playstation 3 will not get cheaper anytime soon. Sony’s Chief Financial Officer Nobuyuki Oneda said today in Singapore the company will not reduce the price of the console for the foreseeable future. According to Oneda, Sony currently tries to improve profitability of its gaming business by lowering production costs for the Playstation 3. Apparently, the company also… Read More

  • Japan pumps $350 million into the development of 40-inch OLED TVs

    Today Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization announced it wants to accelerate the commercialization of large-screen OLED-TVs with a $350 million investment to be spent over 5 years. The public organization plans to cooperate with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and a total of 10 Japanese technology companies. These… Read More

  • 40GB PS3 to be replaced: Wal-Mart docs

    A leaked Wal-Mart document has the whole Internet buzzing right now, what with it showing that the 40GB PS3 will be replaced with a new model in August. Like true diplomats, it’s important to understand what “replaced” actually means here: does that mean an entirely new model, like a 50GB drive model (or whatever), or that Sony is merely including a DualShock 3 with the… Read More

  • Sony releases PS3 2.41 update: Should fix those nasty 2.40 bugs

    As promised, Sony has released the 2.41 firmware update for the PS3. Apparently the 2.40 update caused problems in some PS3s, but ours here seemed to be just fine. In any event, 2.41 brings in-game Cross Media Bar access and the Trophy system. They’re like Achievements on Xbox 360. Sony has apologized for the previous, buggy 2.40 update. Carry on. via 1UP Read More