Sony reached a new deal with streaming video service Epix that will bring its library of movies to both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.
In response to Apple’s surging App Store games, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony have added tablet platforms to their gaming consoles in ways that say a lot about their corporate philosophies. But do their value-added propositions actually add any value?
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.
When Sony’s new portable gaming device, the PlayStation Vita, launches in the U.S. next month, it will have two data plans for its 3G-enabled model, AT&T today announced. One plan will cost $14.99 a month for 250MB; the other will cost $25 a month for 2G. Neither plan will require a long-term contract.
What’s it like developing a video game for the PlayStation Vita, Sony’s new handheld device? London-based independent game development and digital publishing studio Icon Games Entertainment is talking about its experiences in an online diary.
Sales of the PlayStation Vita portable gaming device in Japan have dropped sharply in its second week on the market, according to sales data from Media Create (translated by NeoGAF).
Handheld gaming can be great fun, but not so much when your console battery dies mid-flight. A dedicated gamer who goes by the name “kurekureyon” has put both the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita to the test this week, comparing their battery life to the PSP-3000 handheld.
Sony today released a software development kit (SDK) for creating games across multiple PlayStation certified devices, such as the upcoming PlayStation Vita and the Sony Tablet.
Sony said that it will launch the PlayStation Via portable game machine in Japan on Dec. 17. It will partner with NTT DoCoMo for the console’s prepaid 3G service.
Sales of Nintendo’s latest handheld console, the Nintendo 3DS, rose 260 percent after the company slashed the price of the device by 40 percent.
Nintendo, the manufacturer behind home consoles like the Wii and handheld consoles like the Nintendo DS, could unveil a redesign of its latest Nintendo 3DS handheld console at a trade show next month, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Uh-oh. First Sony said that its next handheld game console, the PlayStation Vita, would be available for the 2011 holiday season. Now, judging from a report on Destructoid, the console may ship in the first week of January through Amazon.com.
With the video game industry’s largest trade show over, it’s time to wrap up some of the highlights. Here’s a look at some of the coolest new types of gaming technology VentureBeat saw at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.