Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sony

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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DC Universe Online gets a touch of Flash with Lightning Strikes DLC

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DC Universe Online’s second DLC pack, Lightning Strikes, has launched for the PC and PS3. The Flash stars in Flashback Duo, a new time-traveling adventure set at the moment when Barry Allen becomes The Flash. In addition to the new quest, Central City is available for solo and group adventures and Electricity Powers, the game’s eighth power set, is introduced. The powers include the ability to create Tesla Balls and fire Shockwave bolts to damage enemies, and siphon energy from the environment with Ionic Drain. New gear and villains, including Livewire and The Trickster, round out the additions.

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DC Universe Online enjoys a boost after shift to free-to-play model

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SOE’s president, John Smedley, has announced—well, tweeted—some post-transition stats for DC Universe Online. Since shifting to a free-to-play model, the title has seen a 700% increase in daily revenue, with a breakdown of 47% for PC and 53% for PS3, as well as an increase in player base growth of 6% per day. Additionally, over 85% of daily log-ins are returning players, and the percentage of European players has increased from 20% to 50% of daily log-ins.

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Sony’s 3D Display all-in-one bundle now available

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The 3D HDTV pack Sony announced at E3 will hit store shelves on November 13. The 24-inch 3D set will be bundled with 3D glasses, an HDMI cable, and a copy of MotorStorm Apocalypse. The TV sports two HDMI ports, one component port, and built-in subwoofer. SimulView technology is also utilized so that “two-player mode is enhanced by delivering full HD screen action to each individual player, rather than a split screen.”

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DC Universe Online now free to play for PC and PS3

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DC Universe Online has relaunched as a free-to-play title for both the PC and PS3. There are also packages for those wanting a little more than what the Free version offers: Premium Access and Legendary Access. All levels will have access to the world and missions, as well as game updates and fixes.

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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception fights way through to PS3

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Naughty Dog enters trilogy territory today with the release of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception for the PS3. The latest installment of treasure-hunting everyman Nathan Drake’s ongoing journey sees him uncovering a historical conspiracy that links Sir Francis Drake, T.E. Lawrence, and the Atlantis of the Sands.

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