We're counting down the days until the PS Vita launches — Dec. 17 in Japan and Feb. 22 in North America and Europe — and we can't help but feel that Sony's polished the device off a bit since we last played it the summer. With the launch inching closer and closer, we can finally show you some close-ups of the PS Vita (Sony's been stingy about photo shoots with it). And in typical DVICE fashion, we toted a bunch of other gadgets including a Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Portable (original model) BlackBerry PlayBook and LG Nitro HD to size the PS Vita up against. Get ready for a visual tour!
In what may be a preview of our future gaming living rooms, Sony has released a series of artistically genius videos displaying what a truly immersive living room might look like in the future.
A few rumors have gone around suggesting Apple's going to revolutionize the TV with Siri and Sony's already quaking in its boots. Sony CEO Howard Stringer says it's already building a "different kind of TV set" to "compete with Steve Jobs." Does that mean Sony's "cracked the TV" too as the late Steve Jobs told Walter Isaacson in his biography?
Sony's still pushing its PlayStation 3 to be the only box gamers will ever need, but that doesn't mean it isn't thinking ahead. With Microsoft preparing its next Xbox for launch in 2013, it's only logical that Sony is hard at work on a PlayStation 4 as we speak.
Our Japanese friends will be enjoying the PS Vita in December, but the rest of the world will have to wait until February 22. Start saving those pennies, or be prepared to sell a toe, because that's when Sony's next-gen handheld season starts.
If you haven't made the switch to a smartphone yet, your days are numbered, because the future won't have any cellphones in it. Sony Ericsson is the first major cellphone company to stop making "dumbphones." From here on out, its Xperia brand of smartphones will take over.
Sony's upcoming PS Vita handheld come in two flavors: Wi-Fi or 3G. The Wi-Fi is $250 and the 3G is $300. In the U.S. your carrier is AT&T. Even worse, you're restricted to only 20MB per download on 3G. Looks...
Stop us if you've heard this one before: PlayStation Network hacked. It's happened again, only not as terrible as it was back in April. Sony says it has locked 93,000 PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment accounts after it detected a "massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against [its] network database."
Online gaming on consoles just took an ugly turn for the worse. According to Destructoid, all Sony-developed games will require an "online pass" — a code that comes with only new copies of a game in order play online. Can you hear the mobs?
Those lucky Japanese gamers — they get to buy Sony's PS Vita first. Mark your calendars for December 17, if you live in Japan or plan on importing one of these bad boys, because it's likely going to sell out.