Tag Archives: Sony

PlayStation Vita Wants To Be Your Next New Friend

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The North American launch of the PlayStation Vita is almost here. If you pre-ordered the expensive bundle, you’ll be getting it this week, but for everyone else, the magic starts on February 22nd. While our friends at The Verge have gone into exhaustive detail regarding the Vita as a piece of consumer hardware, we’re here to talk about the Vita’s reason for being: play.

via Vox Games PlayStation Vita buyers guide | The Verge.

One More Music Choice For Your IOS Device

Apple users probably have more than enough media on their iDevices to keep them entertained on the go, but Sony Network Entertainment President Tim Schaaff thinks there’s room for another media service on iOS. According to VentureBeat, the company’s Music Unlimited streaming service will land on iOS some time in Q1 2012.

via TechCrunch.

Just Released Playstation Vita Has Issues

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Whenever new hardware launches, whatever it is, there are problems. The PS Vita is new hardware, and while I haven’t experienced any hardware issues, others have. These are some of them.

According to YouTube videos, there are some machines experiencing lock-ups and freezing. One error appears to occur during the System Update, which then freezes. Another issue seems to be a non-responsive touch screen. It’s still early in the hardware’s launch cycle, so it’s difficult to discern how widespread the issue is. Pro-gamer Kiryu Tsukimiya tweeted that he soon experienced it.

When the PS Vita freezes, the hardware apparently will not shutdown. A writer at Japanese news site Rocket News experienced that issue during Shin Sangoku Musou Next online play.

via PS Vita Freeze and Touch Screen Issues.

Just Released Playstation Vita Has Issues

ps vita

Whenever new hardware launches, whatever it is, there are problems. The PS Vita is new hardware, and while I haven’t experienced any hardware issues, others have. These are some of them.

According to YouTube videos, there are some machines experiencing lock-ups and freezing. One error appears to occur during the System Update, which then freezes. Another issue seems to be a non-responsive touch screen. It’s still early in the hardware’s launch cycle, so it’s difficult to discern how widespread the issue is. Pro-gamer Kiryu Tsukimiya tweeted that he soon experienced it.

When the PS Vita freezes, the hardware apparently will not shutdown. A writer at Japanese news site Rocket News experienced that issue during Shin Sangoku Musou Next online play.

via PS Vita Freeze and Touch Screen Issues.

Sony PlayStation Vita Launches In Japan!

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Sony released its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console in Japan on Saturday in a bid to recapture share in the mobile gaming market from Apple’s iOS.

The Japanese consumer electronics maker released its next-generation portable seven years after the arrival of the PlayStation Portable. The device is set to roll out in other parts of Asia by the end of the year before launching in North America and Europe next February.

via AppleInsider | Sony launches PlayStation Vita handheld to reclaim mobile gaming.

Sony Vita Might Get Flash

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Despite the cancellation of development and discontinuation of support for Flash on mobile devices, Sony Division 2 software-development head Muneki Shimada has said that his company is continuing its negotiations with Adobe, and that the end of Flash for mobile may not necessarily mean the end of Flash for Vita. We’re not really sure how someone could negotiate a company back into supporting a dead platform, but if anyone knows anything about dead platforms, it’s Sony.

via Sony still holding out hope for Flash support on Vita | Joystiq.

System Software Update for PS3

A new system software update (v4.00) will be released this week. In preparation for the launch of PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) in Japan, this update will prepare PlayStation 3 (PS3) to serve as a content management device. It will allow users to copy their digital content such as games, music, photos, and videos between PS Vita and PS3, back up PS Vita game games including save data to your PS3 hard drive, and update the system software for your PS Vita system using the network features of your PS3.

via PS3 System Software Update (v.4.00) – PlayStation Blog.

Playstation Vita getting closer!

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With the PS Vita’s February launch drawing ever closer, Sony’s working to get developers of all sizes and types on board. To that end, it just announced a closed beta for the PlayStation Suite SDK, which lets Windows 7 and Windows XP users start developing for the PS Vita, as well “PlayStation Certified” devices in the PS Suite, such as the Android-powered Xperia Play.

via The Verge.