Sony

  • Ladies – Sony dedicates these headphones to you

    Sometimes a lady just needs to feel different. Sony understands that and the companies latest headphones should help. So ladies, that’s why Sony is producing six different colored, sparkly, blingy headphones for you to choose from. The headphones should be nice and comfy too with a soft rubber surrounding a firm central liner. We aren’t quite sure if these are going to hit… Read More

  • Sony's new E-series mp3 players pop up on NZ site


    The latest revision of Sony’s little Walkman E-series mp3 players has hit New Zealand first, apparently, and they appear to be more or less what was expected. 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB versions of the lightweight players will be available, and though the prices aren’t there yet, you can probably expect them to be roughly analogous to their older cousins — around $150-$250 for the range. Read More

  • Sony Japan presents stand-alone DVD writer/recorder for Handycam owners

    Sony Japan today unveiled a new DVD writer [JP] for the living room, which makes it possible to record and view video from camcorders on 12cm DVDs without using a PC. The VDR-MC10 will hit Japanese stores October 10th and is expected to cost $410. The device is Nippon-only at this point. However, given it’s tailor-made for use with Sony’s Handycam brand (which spread all over… Read More

  • July NPD numbers are here: Once again, PS3 outsells Xbox 360

    The July NPD numbers have come out, and the PS3 continued its fine June performance, once again topping the Xbox 360 in units sold. Sony sold 224,000 PS3s to Microsoft’s 204,000. Meanwhile, the Wii continues to be in a league of its own, with Nintendo selling 550,000 units. The DS tops them all, of course with 608,000 units sold. The industry as a whole made $1.1 billion in July. Read More

  • Sony's Eyetoy swordfighting game to battle Wii's MotionPlus to the death

    Although the swordfighting game in Wii Sports Resort is cartoonish and non-decapitatory, it’s still probably the most serious swordfighting game in the business. Afraid of Nintendo gaining a monopoly on yet another slice of the gaming pie, Sony has been working on an Eyetoy-based sword game called Hero. It’s story-driven and uses a prop sword, which it tracks with pixel-perfect… Read More

  • 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