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 ...

Mar 2, 2016

Sony recalls over 58,000 battery packs in Vaio computers

Sony Corp. said Wednesday it is recalling more than 58,000 battery packs manufactured by Panasonic Corp. for use in Vaio notebook computers, as they could catch fire. Fujitsu Ltd. and Toshiba Corp. are also recalling Panasonic battery packs installed in their computers due to ...

Camera makers struggle to stay atop smartphone wave

Feb 12, 2016

Camera makers struggle to stay atop smartphone wave

High school student Nao Noguchi is a perfect example of why Japanese camera sales have plunged in the past few years — she uses her smartphone for everything and cannot understand why anyone would bother with a separate device for photos. “It is easy ...

Sony on net profit upswing as PlayStation sales soar

Jan 29, 2016

Sony on net profit upswing as PlayStation sales soar

Sony on Friday posted a nine-month net profit of ¥236.1 billion, as strong sales of its PlayStation video games console and image sensors used in mobile gadgets helped it move past years of losses. The once-iconic Japanese giant has been working to claw back ...

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 ...