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PlayStation Awards 2019 Celebrates PlayStation’s 25th Anniversary On December 3

By Sato . October 16, 2019 . 7:00am

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia announced that this year’s PlayStation Awards takes place on December 3, and it’ll be a special one with it being PlayStation’s 25th anniversary.

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PlayStation 5 Officially Announced, Launches Holiday 2020 With Brand-New Controller Features

By Sato . October 8, 2019 . 5:35am

Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announced their next-generation console as the PlayStation 5 and it launches in holiday 2020.

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PlayStation 4 Officially Removes Facebook Support, But It Could Return Soon

By Sato . October 8, 2019 . 4:00am

While it wasn’t mentioned with the PS4 System Update 7.00 notes, as of October 7 the PS4 ended its Facebook integration support, including share features such as posting gameplay, trophy activity, and screenshots.

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PS4 System Update 7.00 Launches This Week With New Party And Remote Play Enhancements

By Sato . October 7, 2019 . 1:30am

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that the PlayStation 4 System Update 7.00 launches on October 8 with new Party and Remote Play features. Here’s what’s new in the update.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia President Atsushi Morita Steps Down

By Sato . October 1, 2019 . 4:00am

Following the departure of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Shawn Layden, another big name stepped down in Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia President Atsushi Morita.

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PlayStation Studios Boss Shawn Layden Departs Company

By Sato . September 30, 2019 . 6:45pm

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that its Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden has left the company. The PlayStation boss has been with the company since 1987.

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PlayStation Teams Up With United Nations To Contribute In Fight Against Climate Change

By Sato . September 23, 2019 . 6:45am

Sony is teaming up with the United Nations among other industry leaders as part of a “Playing for the Planet” alliance committed to contributing efforts in the fight against climate change.

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Persona 5 Royal Unveils Limited Edition PS4 Pro And PS4 Models For Japan

By Sato . September 11, 2019 . 7:35pm

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Atlus revealed three limited edition PS4 consoles including one PS4 Pro and a couple PS4s in collaboration with Persona 5 Royal in Japan.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Edition PS4 Top Covers And DualShock 4 Announced For Japan

By Sato . August 6, 2019 . 2:30am

With the major Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion releasing next month, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that they’re releasing limited PS4 top covers and DualShock 4 controllers in Japan.

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Sony Ends PSP-3000 Repair Services In Japan On September 30, 2019

By Sato . July 31, 2019 . 6:30am

Sony Interactive Entertainment was planning on ending PSP-3000 repair services sometime soon after ending PS3 (CECH-3000) repairs back on May 31. We now have an end date for the PSP repairs in Japan.

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PlayStation 4 Reaches 100 Million In Worldwide Shipments

By Sato . July 30, 2019 . 1:00am

Sony Interactive Entertainment shared the consolidated financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year with the three months-ended June 30, 2019 with updated PS4 hardware shipment numbers.

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Rejected Sony Patent Shows Robots That Can Track And Control Your Surroundings For VR

By Alistair . July 17, 2019 . 5:00pm

We’ve documented several of Sony’s VR patent filings over the months, but this one goes into placing actual robots into your play environment, so that you can see your real life boundaries even wearing the headset.

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Sony Files Patent For Developer Interfaces For Editing Videos In VR

By Alistair . July 9, 2019 . 5:00pm

In something a bit different from the usual, Sony filed a patent for a use of VR intended for developers to take advantage of, making it easier to create 3D scenes and environments with a UI out of a futuristic movie.

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Sony Is Considering Merger and Acquisition Of Game Development Companies

By Sato . July 1, 2019 . 2:45am

Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan spoke to The Nikkei about his company considering merger and acquisition of video game development companies.

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Ape Escape Celebrates 20th Anniversary With A Special Video And PS4 Theme For PS Plus Japan

By Sato . June 24, 2019 . 2:00am

It looked like Sony was teasing something for the Ape Escape series’ 20th anniversary, and they followed up with a commemorative 20th anniversary trailer as well as a PS4 theme for PS Plus subscribers in Japan.