Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sony

Sony reveals 525K PS3s,160K Vitas sold during Black Friday week

Sony (General) PS3 and PS Vita Black Friday Numbers - Ultimate Bundle

Sony has announced that the PS3 sold over 525,000 consoles and the PS Vita over 160,000 during Black Friday week. According to the company’s number-crunching robots, that represents a 15% increase for PS3 bundle sales and a 9% increase over last year for hardware, software, and peripherals sales. Latin America posted the most significant increase, with “year-over-year sales growth increase of 200%.” SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton noted that the company is “very pleased” with their Black Friday numbers.

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PlayStation 3 News

Sony announces two new slimmer PlayStation 3 models, bundles

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (Console) Announcement - Full Shot

The PlayStation 3 is slimming down for the winter. Sony has announced that a new slimmer PS3 will be available in either charcoal black or classic white in North America starting in September. There will be two models (a third with 12 GB of flash memory is a Europe-only release) released in new bundles: a 250GB model launching September 25 for $269 with a copy of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year Edition and Dust 514 pre-installed with a $30 voucher for DLC, and a 500GB model launching October 30 for $299 with a copy of Assassin’s Creed III.

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PS Vita to get PSOne Classics support this month, PS Plus soon

PS Vita Announcement system small

The update that PS Vita users have been waiting for is almost here. Sony has announced that ver. 1.80, the update that will add support for PSOne titles, will launch on August 28. The update will also add support for cross-play functionality, cross-save functionality, playback controls in the Video app, and imported music playlists from PS3 and iTunes.

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Sony details PSN Play summer promo for PS3, PS Vita

Sound Shapes (PS3, PS Vita) PS Play 2012 Announcement - Screenshot 2

Sony revealed some new details about their upcoming PSN Play summer promotion today. Starting July 24, and running through August 28, gamers will be able to pre-order four upcoming titles via the PS Store and receive a cash voucher based on how many titles are purchased. The four titles, The Expendables 2 Videogame, Sound Shapes, Papo & Yo, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, detailed below, will offer buyers a $10 PSN cash voucher when they pick up all three, a $6 voucher when they buy any three, and a $3 voucher when they buy any two.

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E3 2012 – Sony: Beyond: Two Souls, LittleBigPlanet Vita, and more

The Last of Us (PS3) E3 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Sony’s focus on E3 has been the integration of the PS Vita experience with the PS3, as well as the continuation of some of their more popular lines and the expansion of their multimedia offerings. The entire Sony hardware and software lineup—Move, PS3, PS Vita, PSN—was touched on.

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Sorcery works its spell on retail, on store shelves for PS3

Sorcery (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The PS Move-only Sorcery is now available for the PS3. Developed by The Workshop and Sony Santa Monica, Sorcery is a single-player adventure based around casting spells, brewing elixirs, and solving puzzles using the Move controller, PS Eye, and the navigation, dualshock, or sixaxis controller. As a young sorcerer’s apprentice, players must venture out into the wilds of the Kingdom of The Dead, Endless Stair, and more as they set out to stop the Nightmare queen from covering the land in darkness.

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PS Vita hardware sells over 1.2 million, software over 2 million

PS Vita Announcement system small

Sony has announced that, as of February 26, the PlayStation Vita has sold over 1.2 million units worldwide. The system launched on December 17 in Japan, then in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea before hitting store shelves in North and Latin America, Europe, Singapore, and PAL territories earlier this month. Sony has also reported that software sales, via retail and PSN, now surpass 2 million units.

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PlayStation Vita News

Sony launches PlayStation Vita in North America and Latin America

PlayStation Vita (PSV) Launch Announcement - Header

The PS Vita, successor to the PlayStation Portable, is now available. The system comes in two versions, a $249.99 Wi-Fi model and a $299.99 3G/Wi-Fi model. The system features an OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog …

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Twisted Metal blasts onto PlayStation 3

Twisted Metal (PS3) PS3 Launch Announcement - Header

After a lengthy absence, save for an enjoyable resurgence in 2008 on the PS2 and PSP, Twisted Metal returns to the PlayStation today with the appropriately named Twisted Metal. Developed by Eat Sleep Play, which itself was co-founded by the series’ creators, the latest entry in the car-combat series features four groups battling it out for the chance to have a single wish granted by the founder of the Twist Metal tournament, Calypso. The dark humor, strange characters, and explosive power-ups all return to see the latest live up to its 1995 namesake.

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Sony announces PlayStation lineup holiday sales figures

Rayman Origins (Vita) Vita Announcement - Header

Sony has released a slew of holiday sales figures for the PlayStation family, including the Vita’s initial numbers after its recent launch in Japan. All told, the PS2, PS3, PS Portable, and PS Vita sold over 6.5 million units during the 2011 holiday season.

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