Beck joins deadmau5, I Am Robot and Proud, and Jim Guthrie in creating an original soundtrack for the upcoming PS3/PSVita platformer, Sound Shapes.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
Scott Rohde, vice president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, thinks that the PlayStation Vita has an advantage over the Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U.
This year’s E3 is looking more notable for what we won’t be seeing.
Imagine a mobile device with the graphical capabilities of an Xbox 360. Hardware developer Nvidia thinks that dream isn’t too far off.
In two of the three major video game markets (Japan and the U.S.), Nintendo has come out on top in first-week sales of handheld gaming systems with its DS and 3DS consoles. But Sony has performed better in Europe, where the last-generation PlayStation Portable and the recently released PlayStation Vita have outperformed both DS devices.
Check the infographic below to see how these four portables fared in first-week sales across the three territories, and for comparison’s sake, see how eight major handheld platforms have sold in their lifetimes.
Sony said today that its PlayStation Vita gaming handheld has sold more than 1.2 million units worldwide. The Vita went on sale last week in the U.S. and Europe, and it has been on sale since December in Japan.
Here are some of the stories that ran on GamesBeat this week. We’re running more articles exclusively in the GamesBeat section of VentureBeat, particularly when they’re mainly of interest to our game readers. The broader-interest posts will continue to run on VentureBeat as well. Please visit the GamesBeat section to catch up on the latest game news. We’re ramping up our game coverage, so you’ll find a larger amount of deeper news at GamesBeat.
[vimeo 37423905 w=640 h=360] In this week’s VBWeekly, Jolie O’Dell walks us through first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S II, the PlayStation Vita, and, in what turns out to be a blatant rip off, an iPhone game called Pokemon Yellow that is nothing more than a load screen that crashes.
Sony’s new PlayStation Vita handheld console will sell 12.4 million units globally this year, bringing in revenue of around $2.2 billion, according to research company Strategy Analytics.
Sony is pulling out all the stops with tonight’s launch of the PlayStation Vita handheld gaming device.
Shuhei Yoshida is in charge of all of the games that Sony makes internally for the PlayStation 3 and its other platforms. The president of worldwide studios for Sony Computer Entertainment was at the recent DICE Summit in Las Vegas, and he showed up with the PlayStation Vita, the new handheld gaming device that will launch on Feb. 22. in the U.S. Yoshida’s team helped shape the features of the Vita and has been busy making games for the system. All told, there are about 25 internal and externally developed titles arriving on the PS Vita on day one.
Sony has lined up a big slate of games for its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming device, which debuts on Feb. 22 in North America and Europe.
Sony has acknowledged that it’s received a number of reports about technical problems with the PlayStation Vita, a handheld gaming device that launched in Japan over the weekend.