Posts Tagged "Sony"

Can Price Cuts Revitalize Console Sales?

Can Price Cuts Revitalize Console Sales?

Maybe the current generation of game consoles is wheezing and writhing in the shadow of upcoming systems like the Wii U and the PlayStation Vita, or maybe the digital and free-to-play markets are increasingly eating up gamers’ time. Either way, sales of boxed retail game product appears to be stagnating in Europe and the UK. UbiSoft believes that price cuts for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 will shock some new life into the fading consoles. “[Game...

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Why Wasn’t The Last Guardian at E3?

Why Wasn’t The Last Guardian at E3?

All the exciting sights and sounds of E3 weren’t enough to distract us from the absence of two much looked-for guests: A little boy and his baby monster. Team Ico’s The Last Guardian, a beautiful and mysterious follow-up to the celebrated Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 2, lay low for E3 2011, much to our disappointment. When footage of The Last Guardian blinked into existence in 2009, it introduced us to an adventure/puzzle game that made...

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PlayStation Vita: Does Anyone Care?

PlayStation Vita: Does Anyone Care?

Some might argue that the smartphone market is strangling the portable gaming market, but Nintendo and Sony are having none of it. Both companies are pushing against Apple’s advances with immense strength. At E3 2011, Sony familiarized us with its latest soldier in the fight: The PlayStation Vita, or, if you like, the PS Vita. The portable handheld system, which will probably be available near the end of 2011, will come in two flavors: One with 3G and Wi-Fi...

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PlayStation 4: Sony Gambling with PS4?

PlayStation 4: Sony Gambling with PS4?

Dreaming of Sony’s PlayStation 4 already? Then consider. When the PlayStation 3 hit the market in 2006, it was the best bit of console hardware available at the time. In other words, it was very impressive and shiny. Its initial price tag was impressive, too: $599 U.S. dollars (a price quotation from Sony CEO Kaz Hirai that will live in infamy). Some price drops have since helped cash-strapped families find room in their entertainment centers for the PS3, but...

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PlayStation 4 vs. Microsoft Xbox Next

PlayStation 4 vs. Microsoft Xbox Next

The PlayStation 4 is in its embryonic stage, if it’s even gotten that far, so we won’t know much about it for quite some time. But one fact that has been confirmed by Sony is that the company won’t be investing as heavily into the PS4’s specs as it did for the PlayStation 3. Not a huge surprise: It took over four years for the PS3 to turn a profit, and that’s not a bath Sony can afford to take again. IndustryGamers asked industry...

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