PlayStation Vita sales in Japan have experienced some good growth since last month, and most of it is thanks to the launch of a new game called Soul Sacrifice. The game debuted on March 7th in Japan, and it sold 105,000 units within its first week. It is estimated to have sold a total of
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Despite what the sales figures might imply, the general consensus is that, for the most part, the PlayStation Vita’s a neat portable console — although some still argue Sony could do a little more to give its precious handheld a boost when it comes to available content. And just as it did with the PS3, the Japanese electronics maker has now announced that a remastered collection of Jak and Daxter is headed to the PS Vita as well, which includes Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II and Jak 3. The trilogy’s said to be debuting on the PlayStation Vita at some point in June of this year for $ 29.99 in North America, or a corresponding €29.99 for those located across the pond in Europe. Not too bad a price to pay for some nostalgia-filled gaming sessions, eh?
It looks like another classic is heading to the PlayStation Vita. Jak and Daxter, a fan favorite and a nostalgic game from the days of the PlayStation 2, has just received an ESRB rating for the PS Vita. While there still isn’t any official confirmation that the Jak and Daxter Collection will be heading to
Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead, as well as fans of zombie apocalypse-based games will be happy to know that The Walking Dead video game will be making its way to the PlayStation Vita. The news was confirmed by IGN, and Telltale says that the game is set to be released sometime this year. The
On February 18, Sony dropped the price of its PS Vita in Japan to 19,980 yen ($ 212) due to lackluster sales. According to the folks over at Joystiq, the price drop has reached parts of the US, with Sony Stores across the nation offering the PS Vita 3G for $ 199.97. The price is not reflected
Just when we had gotten used to the idea that the PS Vita’s price drop in Japan would not be followed by a similar one here, Joystiq reports many Sony stores are offering the 3G bundle at a discount. While not all the stores contacted had the lowered $ 199 price, most of the ones that were still open at this hour did. We’re not seeing this price drop reflected in any other stores, and there’s no official announcement of any change, which only contributes to the confusion. Different store employees gave different explanations for the change, including a few indicating the model would be discontinued. The online shop still shows both the WiFi and 3G models for $ 249, so for now all we know is that if you are interested in buying, it would serve you well to look around for the lower price.
In addition to announcing a brand new, super-slim PS3 model at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony finally gave a time frame for the arrival of PlayStation Plus on PS Vita. Sony announced that PlayStation Plus would be coming to PS Vita back at Gamescom in July, but today it announced that PS Plus will launch
If you’re living in North America and are excited about getting your first shot at a collection of classic PlayStation games on your PS Vita, you’re in luck. So to speak, that is, as there’s just 9 titles on this list. If you want to play a PSone Classics game, you’ll be choosing from a
Sony has shared the latest PS Vita numbers, revealing that the beleaguered handheld has achieved 2.2 million worldwide sales as of June 30. When we last checked in with the Vita back in May, it had sold 1.8 million, so were looking at a 400,000 unit gain in about two months’ time. 400,000 sales in
With the PS Vita currently struggling to find a significant audience, many people think that a price cut could help out a lot. After all, it worked for the 3DS, which was posting poor sales until Nintendo decided to drop its price six months after launch – once that happened, the 3DS began flying off
As part of Sony’s all-encompassing push to prove the PlayStation Vita’s relevance at last month’s E3 trade show, it made sure to mention that a special version of Call of Duty: Black Ops would be making its way to the portable console. However, aside from a brief tease, we didn’t learn much about the game.
Sony Corp. has breathed new life into its handheld Vita and announced a tie-up with author J.K. Rowling that could cause Harry Potter fans to fly on broomsticks into the world of games.
Very soon, PlayStation Vita owners will be able to watch talking cats and laughing babies without needing to break out their smartphone, laptop, or iPad. Of course, this won’t be reason enough to ditch those handy items but it will be a nice mid-game distraction to hop on over to the PlayStation Vita YouTube app
Sony’s long-awaited answer to the record-smashing Nintendo hit franchise Super Smash Bros will likely be making its way to the PlayStation Vita along with the PS3. That is, unless one of the designers of the game decided to lie about his accomplishments on LinkedIn. Ah, social media. You have to love how little secrets and
One of the things that die-hard PlayStation fans have been disappointed about when it comes to the PlayStation Vita is the lack of downloadable PSP games that have not been made available for the Vita. One of the selling points of the new system was that people who downloaded PSP games for their previous game
Although the sales of Sony’s new gaming handheld had an inexplicably slow start, the company says that it had reached a more admirable 1.8 million unit sales by the end of its fiscal year, which ended in March. In February, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Kirai sais that slaes were at 1.2 million units. That
Nintendo legend and video game industry icon Shigeru Miyamoto has come out strongly against Sony’s new portable video game console. He said in a recent interview that the problem with the PlayStation Vita isn’t that it’s a poorly constructed device, but rather that it just isn’t being executed properly. Nintendo certainly isn’t one to suggest
Out of an audience that you might expect to be just about the most captive audience you could imagine, only 30% are flocking to Sony’s PlayStation Vita handheld. That audience is the world of PS3 owners. And not just any PS3 owners, but some of the most ardent PlayStation fans on the market. It isn’t
For a brief moment, there was a PlayStation One title available in the European version of the PlayStation Vita version of the PlayStation Store. Anyone who’s ever ventured into the digital download Playstation Store on a PS3 or PSP knows there is a huge list of “PS One Classics” available to purchase and begin playing
Skype has announced a new version of its VoIP app for Sony’s PS Vita, turning the gaming handheld into a portable internet phone over WiFi or 3G connections. Set to hit the PlayStation Store for US users today, and for Europe and Asia users tomorrow, the Skype app for Vita supports video calling as well as
Seething about the removal of Everybody’s Tennis or Motorstorm: Arctic Edge from the PlayStation Store? Relax, Sony’s restored both PSP-titles in time for you to play ‘em all through the weekend. Of course, both are now neutered (along with the Vita’s firmware) so they can’t be used to load arch-hacker Wololo’s Vita Half-Byte Loader — but it hardly matters, they’ve already got another top-secret exploit ready to launch on an unsuspecting world.
If you were disappointed with the Facebook app for the Vita due to not being able to share your Unit 13 high score screen grabs, then maybe it’s time to reconsider. Version 1.01 just landed, and despite sounding like the tiniest incremental increase, there is, in fact, some decent new functionality. Not only can you finally upload images (and therefore those
brags scores) to your news feed, you can also tag them, and enjoy any of the system languages of the device while you do so. Enough to win you back? Then point your Vita at the PS store for the goods.
It’s been barely a week since the last one, but Sony’s now begun rolling out firmware version 1.67. It’s another meaty download, weighing in at just under 100MB, although there’s no detail on what it changes — we’re still exploring the update. Following the refresh, you can also pick up the PS Vita’s latest free game, Montezuma Blitz, a Bejewelled-style puzzle game. However, it’s not the first game to be offered up free on the Vita and some pesky in-game purchases taint that freebie status a little. Both the update and game are available to download on your Vita now.
Sony has cited technical faults after pulling a recently released Playstation Vita update. The new firmware, version 1.65, was announced earlier this week, and Sony pushed it out to Vita devices shortly thereafter. However, anyone attempting to find the update now will be told there are no updates available. It’s odd considering this wasn’t a
Konami has delayed the released of its flagship entry in the Silent Hill franchise for Sony’s new portable gaming system, after the company faced a slew of criticism with its recently released Silent Hill HD Collection. It is not confirmed that the two events are correlated, but it certainly seems like it’s more than a
Apparently when you connect your PlayStation Vita to your PS3, the PS3 will automatically locate and store all the content IDs from your PlayStation Network account. This, surmises the hacker who made this discovery, means that it’s possible for Sony to invalidate content on your systems regardless of where you acquired it. According to the
Fighting fans the world over are getting really excited about Street Fighter X Tekken, a game that, for the first time, merges two of the greatest fighting game franchises of all time and puts them into one solitary experience. That experience will be coming to the major consoles, as well as the PlayStation Vita, with
The Sony platform that allows users to stream unlimited music tracks on their PS3 and other devices has now made its way to the PlayStation Vita. The app has two tiers of service – one for users who just want to listen to an “Internet radio” stream of music and a premium tier that lets
Listening to music isn’t the best reason to take the plunge with the PS Vita. However, a new feature’s a new feature, and Sony’s very happy to tell you that its own subscription-based Music Unlimited service has arrived on UK devices, courtesy of its own dedicated app. Now you’ve had your fill of the games, Twitter and Facebook apps, it must be time to integrate with Sony’s verticals and hand over more cash. The Android app has also been updated to include offline playback to songs added to your playlists — like another certain streaming music service. You can grab the latest version at the source below.
When Sony’s new PlayStation Vita handheld launched in Japan late last year, you could say it suffered from some pretty major problems. Now that it’s launched in other territories, it seems there’s a mini problem, both figuratively and literally. Apparently there’s an issue with players trying to launch their Playstation mini games that were received [...]
Although the PlayStation Vita’s official US launch brought with it the pleasures of LiveTweeting, WiFi-only Netflix access and Flickr’s photo-based networking, its Facebook and Foursquare apps were curiously absent. Today that’s partially changed, however, as Sony’s announced that the service that Zuckerberg built is now available as a free 12MB download from the PlayStation Store (on the wall of its PlayStation Facebook profile no less). We’ve gained access to the social network without a hitch, so be sure to let us know how it goes on your side of the screen in the comments. Hopefully it’s more pleasing than AR table soccer.
Sony’s PS Vita has hit the mean streets of the UK, stores across the country opening at midnight to give eager gamers their chance to grab the next-gen portable, with US sales expected to begin within hours. Although early queues for the Vita had only garnered low numbers earlier this week, by midnight there were several hundred [...]
A few lucky people have already managed to get their hands on a PlayStation Vita, including us here at SlashGear, a handful of contest winners, people who work in the industry, etc. But the device doesn’t officially go on sale in the US until Wednesday, and in preparation for that Sony has made a bunch [...]
It’s time we got our hands on the PlayStation Vita 3G, also known as the PS Vita as it’s released this month in the United States and the UK. In addition to the UK release which will be handled starting with the UK Sony PS Vita 3G hands-on by Chris Davies, we’ll be taking a [...]
Changes are afoot at Sony: new CEO, new PS Vita on the market, and a new opportunity to demonstrate the company can deliver on its “four-screen” strategy of convergence. Until now, that strategy has been a vague ambition to sell users a Sony TV, phone, tablet and PC. Now, though, with the PS Vita finally [...]
Although the PlayStation Vita’s official launch date is February 22, those who invested in the First Edition Bundle were able to get their hands on the Vita on February 15. I happen to be one of those lucky people. Against my better judgement, I decided to plunk down the $ 350 to get the Vita, a [...]
If you know anything about successful video games, then you know you can expect a new entry in the Call of Dity series every year, right in the middle of fall for the big shopping season. It looks like this year, there will be a new player invited to that annual party. It’s been announced [...]
Sony’s PS Vita has gone through a rite of passage today, a teardown to expose its delicate guts: the consumer electronics equivalent of frat hazing. The new portable fell under the attack of iFixit‘s multitool set, but actually gets a thumbs up for most of its physical design: the screws are all standard, unlike Apple’s tendency [...]
While it should speak volumes that in order to get your hands on a PlayStation Vita before it’s “official” release in the USA you do not need to have pre-ordered a unit, it may make more sense to focus on the price. Those of you who’ve pre-ordered a PSVita should be getting the system in [...]
As the PlayStation Vita readies its big release here in the United States, we’ve got more than enough reason to want to pick one up and not stop playing for days on end. And as the advertising world begins to size up the situation, they’ve decided to target the gamers amongst use with a tendency [...]
If you absolutely have to be among the first to pick up Sony’s newest game device, head to GameStop. The retailer will be offering midnight launch events at locations throughout the country. Select stores will open at 11:00 PM on Tuesday night, then as the clock strikes midnight will begin giving the Vitas to eager [...]
Today’s lucky beggar award goes to Graham Innes in Canada, who wrote in to tell us that he found a PlayStation Vita sitting on his doorstep. It wasn’t a total surprise, since he’d ordered one from Amazon.ca, but what’s weird is just how soon it arrived — the early-bird First Edition doesn’t launch until February 15th and the general release is a whole week after that. If the injustice burns, console yourself with the thought that Graham probably can’t access the store to download any games.
Sony’s PlayStation Vita portable is set to launch in the US on February 22, but a special First Edition bundle will be arriving on February 15 for those who’ve pre-ordered. With less than a week to count down for the bundle, Sony’s US PR team has posted its own official unboxing video to give a [...]
Sony’s website now lists Japanese release dates and prices for two PS Vita power accessories that you’re likely to need. The PCH-ZPC1 J portable charger is a 135g (4.8-ounce) unit that takes seven hours to charge to its full 5,000mAh capacity and is then good for around one and half charges of your console — we reckon that’d equate to over 12 hours of mixed-use sessions or at least seven hours of solid gaming. It’ll be out on April 5th for ¥4,500 ($ 60). Meanwhile, the PCH-ZCA1 J car charger will hit retailers a couple of weeks earlier on March 22nd priced at ¥1,500 ($ 20) — and there’s really not much more to say about it except that a dead Vita on a road trip would be both a travesty and an oxymoron. Oh, just in case it hasn’t already been etched into your memory, February 22nd is launch day in the US and Europe.
More than 3,300 US GameStop locations are now equipped with PlayStation Vitas. Not to buy, unfortunately, but to give anxious gamers a hands-on look at what the next generation of portable Sony gaming will offer. The demo stations contain playable builds of eight of the most anticipated Vita titles, some of which are launch games [...]
You won’t be able to do anything with it for nearly three weeks, but if you feel so inclined you might be able to go down to your local Walmart and pick up a PlayStation Vita game. There are reports of the launch title ModNation Racers: Road Trip already being stocked on the shelves of [...]
CNET Executive Editor David Carnoy looks at Sony’s Playstation Vita through Apple goggles.
Whenever there’s a new MLB The Show game, PS3-toting baseball fans are excited. They can’t wait to get their hands on the latest roster, the always-improved graphics and control system, and the surprisingly fluid voice-over commentary. But this year, there’s another reason to be interested in the new entry, and it has to do with [...]