Sony PS4 sales top 7 million mark

Apr 17, 2014

Sony PS4 sales top 7 million mark

by Andy Fixmer and Grace Huang

Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 sales are proving a bright spot for Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai, who is cutting costs to spur a revival at a company hit by falling demand for its televisions and cameras. Sales of the $399 video-game console surpassed 7 ...

Some Vaio models pose burn risk: Sony

Apr 11, 2014

Some Vaio models pose burn risk: Sony

Sony Corp. urged consumers Friday to stop using some models of its Vaio Fit 11A computer released in February due to possible battery overheating that could cause burns. Subject to the request are the models SVF11N19EJS, SVF11N1A1J and SVF11N1BAJ. The company is now identifying ...

BitSummit reveals tantalizing homemade worlds of play

Mar 13, 2014

BitSummit reveals tantalizing homemade worlds of play

by Jason Coskrey

After a successful debut last year, former Q-Games producer James Mielke once again shone a light on Japan’s independent gaming scene with the second edition of BitSummit, a gathering of independent developers. This year’s event, held March 7-9 in a large exhibition hall at ...

Sony ups smartphone lineup with Xperia Z2

Feb 25, 2014

Sony ups smartphone lineup with Xperia Z2

Sony Corp., seeking to counter a slowdown in its smartphone business, introduced a top-end Xperia phone and a cheaper model in a bid to take a share in a market that has become increasingly crowded. The Xperia Z2 combines 4K high-definition video recording, built-in ...

Sony sells 5.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles

Feb 19, 2014

Sony sells 5.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles

Sony Corp. has sold more than 5.3 million PlayStation 4s globally, beating its forecast, as it prepares to release the console in Japan this Saturday. The sales were for the period through Feb. 8, the company said in a statement Tuesday. Sony, which released ...