Sony - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sony

ARTICLE FINDER

PlayStation 5 launches in holiday 2020, Sony announces

Oct 08, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Sony also confirms that it will indeed be called PlayStation 5

PLAYSTATION. The PlayStation logo and the PlayStation button icons on display at a Sony event on June 11, 2018. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Sony's Playstation 4 loses Facebook integration, at least for now

Oct 08, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Facebook is finalizing an updated contract 'designed to improve the Facebook integration on PlayStation,' which seems to make the current loss of integration a temporary issue

Back together again: Sony, Marvel strike deal for new 'Spider-Man' film

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:29 AM

Not only is Spider-Man staying in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but his next movie is already slated for 2021!

Marvel films to lose Spider-Man as Sony deal breaks down – reports

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Talks to 'share' the character reportedly break down between Marvel and Sony

SPIDER-MAN. Tom Holland currently plays the web-slinging superhero in the film franchise shared by Marvel Studios and Sony. Photo from Facebook.com/SpiderManMovie

Sony buying studio behind hit 'Spider-Man' video game

Aug 20, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Sony is out to add Insomniac to its stable of studios as it prepares a new generation PlayStation

Hit rewind: Sony Walkman triggers nostalgia on 40th birthday

Aug 11, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Did you ever have a Sony Walkman? This iconic device is now 40 years old!

In this picture taken on July 10, 2019, various models of Sony Walkman audio players are displayed at an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the iconic device, in Tokyo. - Must-have 80s gadget and one-time icon of Japan electronics cool, Sony's Walkman turned 40 this year and like its now middle-aged fans, is clinging to its youth with high-tech updates. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP) / TO GO WITH Japan-music-Sony-lifestyle-game,FOCUS by Miwa SUZUKI

Sony a6400 video capabilities review: Nails key features a videographer needs

Aug 01, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Overall a reliable unit for amateurs and pros despite a few design missteps here and there

All photos from Paolo Ruiz


Sony 1st quarter net profit down on one-off factors

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:05 PM

(UPDATED) Sony experiences a slowdown in its games and network businesses, including an online service that allows users to enjoy music and video titles via their PlayStation accounts

SONY. This file photo taken on January 23, 2019 shows a general view of the logo of Japan's Sony displayed at an entrance to the company's headquarters in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP


Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Still the best noise-cancelling headphones

Jul 06, 2019 - 8:00 AM

It’s one of the best all-around packages you could get in the market offering stellar audio performance with exceptional noise-cancelling technology

WH-1000XM3. Image by Franz Lopez/Rappler


Sony Philippines confirms continued support for Xperia owners

May 23, 2019 - 12:49 PM

'Sony is committed to continuing customer support operations,' the company says

XZ2. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Sony phones exit Philippines, other countries

May 23, 2019 - 11:21 AM

(UPDATED) Xperia phones will be focusing on Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Europe

XPERIA XZ. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


'Days Gone' review: Not bad for a zombie game

May 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

It’s not a perfect game. It’s not a fantastic game, but it’s not a bad one either.

Video game rivals Microsoft and Sony team up in cloud

May 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform will be used by both Sony and Microsoft to support game and digital content streaming services, according to a statement

TEAM-UP. Kenichiro Yoshida, President and CEO, Sony Corporation (left), and Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. Photo from Microsoft press release.

Sony logs record profits, warns of headwinds to come

Apr 26, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Sony's robust games and entertainment divisions push annual profits to a second consecutive record high but warn of a looming downturn in its bottom line

SONY. This file photo taken on February 2, 2018 shows the logo of Japan's Sony Corp. displayed in front of the company's headquarters in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Sony to compete with Uber in Japan with own ride-hailing app

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:13 PM

Sony has its own ride-hailing app in Japan

Photo from Sony


'PS5' details emerge: AMD chips, SSD, 8K graphics, backwards compatibility

Apr 17, 2019 - 9:04 AM

Sony's next console is starting to take shape

PLAYSTATION. The PlayStation logo appears at E3 2018 held in June in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Sony enables PlayStation Network ID changing

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:39 AM

By the end of April 11, PlayStation Network account holders will finally be able to change their usernames on the service

PSN ID CHANGES. You'll soon be able to switch your PlayStation Network ID! Image from Sony

Sony says former CEO Kazuo Hirai to leave firm

Mar 29, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The company says that Hirai would retire as chairman but would continue to provide 'counsel as requested by Sony's management team'

Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai speaks during a press briefing at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on February 2, 2018. Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai, who led a major and successful overhaul at the Japanese electronics giant, will step down at the end of March, the firm said on February 2 and will become Sony chairman, filling a post that has been empty since June 2012. KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP

Sony flagship Xperia 1 highlights 4 new device offerings

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The Xperia 1 is reportedly the world’s first phone to sport a 6.5-inch 4K OLED display

XPERIA 1. Sony's latest premium smartphone is here. All images from Sony.

Sony 9-month net profit soars on games, music

Feb 01, 2019 - 5:48 PM

'Sony remains on a recovery track,' an analyst says

SONY. A man walks past the logo of Japan's Sony at an entrance to the company's headquarters in Tokyo on January 23, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP


Paw patrol: Sony offers robocop dog at home

Jan 23, 2019 - 3:38 PM

The robopup Aibo will roam around the home at pre-designated times looking for family members, with the owner receiving progress reports via smartphone using a connected service

AIBO! Versions of Sony's puppy-sized robot dog "aibo", including a 2019 limited special colour model (L), are displayed during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on January 23, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Sony to shift UK HQ to avoid Brexit disruption

Jan 23, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Sony, however, will not move personnel and operations from the existing UK company to the Netherlands

SONY. A man walks past the logo of Japan's Sony at an entrance to the company's headquarters in Tokyo on January 23, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP)


Sony's vlogger-friendly a6400 camera has a selfie screen

Jan 16, 2019 - 4:59 PM

The a6400 touts itself as the vlogger's ideal camera

SONY'S NEW CAMERA. The a6400 is said to be perfect for vloggers. Image from Sony.

'Rocket League' for PS4 now has full cross-platform play after fans pressured Sony

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:14 PM

PS4 owners can now play the game with players from Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC

Photo from Psyonix/Rocket League


Sony's key announcements at CES 2019 include new TVs, strong PS4 sales

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:42 PM

We highlight some of the biggest announcements from Sony – from giant TVs to the ultimate party speaker

SONY'S KENICHIRO YOSHIDA. Sony President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida walks on stage to speak at the Sony Electronics Inc. press conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019 (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on January 7, 2019. Photo by David McNew/AFP

Alleged PlayStation 5 reveal, release dates surface on Reddit

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Reddit user RuthenicCookie, after correctly predicting that PlayStation won't be around at E3 2019, claims that the next PlayStation will be unveiled next year

SONY AT E3. Sony took on a different tack for this year's E3 presentation. Screenshots from livestream.


Sony patent teases Playstation controller with a touchscreen

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The patent describes a controller with a similar design to the DualShock 4 for the Playstation 4 but replaces the existing touchpad with a touchscreen.

A DIFFERENT PS4 CONTROLLER? Will Sony come out with a touchscreen-enabled controller? Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Japan to get 2TB PlayStation 4 Pro this November

Nov 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM

This is currently exclusive to Japan and will set you back 44,980 yen, or around $399

Sony nearly doubles first-half net profits, upgrades forecast

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Sony says April-September net profit reached 399.4 billion yen ($3.5 billion), up 88.7% from a year ago and marking its best performance for the period

LIST: The 20 preloaded games for the U.S. PlayStation Classic

Oct 30, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Here's your full list of game offerings for the U.S. version of the PlayStation Classic!

PLAYSTATION CLASSIC. Screen shot from YouTube.

PlayStation Network ID name changes coming in 2019 – Sony

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Soon, you'll be able to change your PSN ID – a godsend if you regret the name you chose for your account when you were younger and far less mature

NAME CHANGES. Soon, users will be able to strike off their older, less mature names from their accounts. Image from Sony.

Sony CEO confirms they will have 'next-generation hardware' for gaming

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:54 PM

He doesn't say if it will be called PlayStation 5

SONY AT E3. Sony took on a different tack for this year's E3 presentation. Screenshots from livestream.


US charges regime-linked North Korean in WannaCry, Sony hacks

Sep 07, 2018 - 12:22 PM

The suspect, Park Jin Hyok, was part of a unit known as the 'Lazarus Group' that masterminded the notorious hacks, the FBI says

PARK JIN HYOK. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Wilkison announces charges against North Korean national Park Jin Hyok in a range of cyberattacks on September 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP


How close are we to the end of the gaming console?

Aug 15, 2018 - 3:09 PM

With the technology to beam console-quality games to any device, consumers would not have to spend the money for a $600 or $800 box, one analyst observes

Sony reaches 500M PlayStations sold milestone

Aug 14, 2018 - 1:08 PM

A cultural force, Sony has now sold over 525 million PlayStation consoles since the debut of the original in 1994

ORIGINAL PS. The first PlayStation boasts a run of 104 million units sold. Screenshot from Sony


Sony profits rise on the back of PS4 game sales, Spotify shares

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:29 PM

The growth of the streaming music sector, the sustained profitability of the PS4, and solid leadership under a new CEO have boosted Sony's net profits, year-over-year

MONEYMAKER. Blockbuster PS4 titles led by 'God of War' provide a big boost to Sony's bottomline in the first quarter of Japan's fiscal year, April 2018 to June 2018. Image from Sony


WATCH: Sony chief on return of 'Resident Evil 2,' new 'Spider-Man' game

Jun 18, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Shuhei Yoshida discusses some of their big games for the coming year and their mobile game studios, ForwardWorks

SONY CHIEF. Shuhei Yoshida is the president of Sony's Worldwide Studios for Sony Interactive Entertainment.Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: Inside Sony Playstation's E3 presentation

Jun 12, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Get a closer look at the actual event behind Sony's E3 2018 showcase

SONY AT E3. Sony held their Playstation conference at the Los Angeles Center Studios, Monday, June 11, US time. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Recapping Sony's PlayStation Showcase at E3 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Here’s a roundup of the biggest announcements from the Sony Playstation E3 showcase at this year's E3

New gameplay trailer drops for 'The Last of Us Part II'

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Check out this new gameplay trailer for 'The Last of Us Part II'

This is the E3 2018 press conference schedule

May 30, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Here's a full schedule of press conference times for this year's E3 at Los Angeles, along with a shareable Manila timezone graphic

E3. E3 2018 promises its own brand of surprises. File photo of E3 2017 by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Sony's next PlayStation may be at least 3 years away

May 24, 2018 - 3:18 PM

'We want to use the next 3 years to prepare the next step, to crouch down so that we can jump higher in the future,' says PlayStation CEO John Kodera

PSX. Gamers wait outside the main show hall of PlayStation Experience 2017 held in Malaysia. Photo by Nadine Pacis


'God of War' becomes PlayStation 4's fastest-selling exclusive

May 04, 2018 - 3:54 PM

God of War sells over 3.1 million units in its first 3 days

DAD AND BOY. Kratos and Atreus make waves in the gaming scene. Image from Sony.

Sony's 2018 flagship XZ2 lands in PH for P43,990

Apr 24, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Sony's new flagship leads the redesign for its Xperia line

5 video games to watch out for this summer

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Looking to beat the summer heat with some cool new games to play? Here's a quick list of our video gaming picks for the summer months!

Brutal grace: Kratos grows up in 'God of War' return

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:05 PM

In this preview of what may be this year's biggest PS4 game, we explore how Kratos has grown as he faces a challenge bigger than killing Zeus: fatherhood

The 'God of War' PS4 Pro and the meanings behind the markings

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The limited edition PS4 Pro made especially for 'God of War' carries strange markings that have in-game ties

GOD OF WAR PS4. Those aren't just random drawings. The patterns on this limited edition PS4 Pro mirror those on the game's Leviathan axe, signifying several things.All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: What's inside the 'God of War' Collector's Edition set

Mar 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Here's what you'll find inside this P7,699 special set

KRATOS. Gaming's most brutal hero returns in God Of War for the PS4, coming April 20. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Sony reveals Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact at MWC 2018

Feb 26, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The Xperia XZ2 and the XZ2 Compact share mostly identical specifications, save for general size, battery life, LTE modem type, and camera layout

SONY XPERIA XZ2. Sony's new Xperia devices are coming! Photo from Sony.

5 phones we're expecting to see at MWC 2018

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Here are some of the phones we’re expecting to see at the world's biggest mobile communications expo

S9. At the back, you can see the dual cameras fitted on what is supposed to be the new Galaxy S9 from Samsung. Photo from Evan Blass/@evleaks/Twitter