Sony sells 5.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles

Business / Corporate 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 the ...

Sony to distribute games for PS4 via cloud

Business / Corporate Jan 8, 2014

Sony to distribute games for PS4 via cloud

Sony Corp. will start distributing games for the PlayStation 4 via cloud computing technology this year, President Kazuo Hirai said Tuesday, revealing the electronics company's focus on the entertainment business. In his speech on the opening day of the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ...

Sony, Microsoft to square off at Tokyo Game Show

Digital Sep 19, 2013

Sony, Microsoft to square off at Tokyo Game Show

by Brian Ashcraft

In Japan, the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is gaming's main event. This year, heavyweights Sony and Microsoft are set to square off at Chiba's Makuhari Messe convention center with brand new consoles in tow. Who will come out on top? Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's ...

U.S. holidays to slow PS4 Japan debut

Business / Tech Sep 10, 2013

U.S. holidays to slow PS4 Japan debut

Sony Corp. will release the PlayStation 4 in Japan three months after it hits shelves in North America as the company seeks to avoid shortages that hurt sales of the console's predecessor. The timing will allow Sony to focus on meeting demand in its biggest ...

Business / Corporate Feb 23, 2013

Sony expects 'pent-up demand' to boost PS4 sales

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. President Andrew House anticipates a strong launch of the newly unveiled PlayStation 4, the first overhaul of the iconic gaming device since 2006. "This has been a lot longer life cycle than we have previously seen," House said Thursday. "There is ...