Mar 24, 2016

New Sony unit to bring hit games to smartphones

Sony Corp. is looking to extend its lead in video games by pushing into smartphones with titles derived from its top-selling PlayStation consoles. The electronics and entertainment conglomerate is creating a new unit called ForwardWorks Corp. that will develop and sell applications and content ...

PlayStation virtual reality gear to launch in October

Mar 16, 2016

PlayStation virtual reality gear to launch in October

Sony plans to make virtual reality — long the stuff of films set in the distant future — mainstream with the October release of PlayStation VR headgear priced at $399 (about ¥45,000). “Virtual reality represents a new frontier for gaming, one that will forever ...

Mar 15, 2016

Sony to expand nationwide U.S. network of online TV 'bundles'

Sony said Monday its Internet-based television service aimed at luring consumers away from cable subscriptions was being expanded to the entire U.S. market. The PlayStation Vue will offer streamlined “bundles” for as little as $30 a month without long-term contracts. The network, launched in ...

Pikachu finds his voice

| Feb 27, 2016

Pikachu finds his voice

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Pikachu finds his voice The Great Detective Pikachu of “Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Konbi Tanjyou” is very different from other pikachus. The biggest shocker is that, unlike the others, he can speak. In fact, this crime-solving little guy not only talks, he likes to do ...

Sony game unit SCE to change name in April

Jan 26, 2016

Sony game unit SCE to change name in April

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) will change its corporate name to Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, or SIE, in line with its integration with another Sony Corp. group company on April 1. The word “Interactive” was adopted as part of the name to reflect the ...

Nov 26, 2015

PlayStation 4 console sales top 30 million

Sony PlayStation 4 video game consoles have sold at a furious pace, topping 30 million units worldwide, the manufacturer said. PS4 has seen the fastest and strongest adoption since the first generation of the video game console was introduced in late 1994, according to ...

Oct 29, 2015

Sony wins big first-half profit on video games, weak yen

Sony Corp. on Thursday posted a six-month net profit of almost $1 billion, crediting its PlayStation video game unit and a weak yen for a big improvement in its finances as the company emerges from years of losses. The Tokyo-based electronics giant said net ...

Yoshi gets knitted in his new woolly world

| Jul 25, 2015

Yoshi gets knitted in his new woolly world

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Yoshi gets knitted in his new woolly world Mario’s dinosaur buddy Yoshi has a new yarn to spin. “Yoshi’s Woolly World” takes its cue from “Kirby’s Epic Yarn,” another wool-based Nintendo game, and it’s one of the most charming Nintendo platformers to date. The ...

Console kings battle it out at E3 trade fair in Los Angeles

Jun 16, 2015

Console kings battle it out at E3 trade fair in Los Angeles

Console kings Microsoft and Sony battled for players’ hearts with blockbuster games and the lure of virtual worlds as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, was poised to begin in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The companies behind Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ...

 PS4 Godzilla game steers clear of radiation, atomic weapons

Jun 3, 2015

PS4 Godzilla game steers clear of radiation, atomic weapons

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Godzillas galore, including last year’s Hollywood version, stomp on buildings, thrashing about and breathing fire, in a video game going on sale globally in mid-July. But don’t expect any references to radiation, the mutant reptile’s trademark affliction. Simply named “Godzilla,” it’s the first video ...