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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


'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.

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

'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'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

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.

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

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.

Monster Hunter World gets beta date, Horizon: Zero Dawn collaboration

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:06 PM

The PS4 gets its Monster Hunter World beta on December 9! Players can also dress up in the game to look like Horizon: Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy as apart of a collaborative effort.

BETA INCOMING! The PS4 beta test for Monster Hunter World is slated for December! Image from Monster Hunter World website.

Sony forecasts record profits, scores Spider-Man movie hit

Oct 31, 2017 - 6:33 PM

The once-ailing electronics giant and PlayStation console maker is eyeing a net profit of 380 billion yen ($3.4 billion) for the fiscal year to March 2018, compared to the previous 369.4 billion yen record a decade ago

SONY AT E3. Photo by Nadine Pacis

The new PS4 and PS VR games shown off ahead of Paris Games Week

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:07 AM

Here's a quick roundup of the new PS4 and PS VR titles shown off ahead of the main PlayStation show at Paris Games Week

PLAYSTATION IN PARIS. Screen shot from YouTube video

PlayStation Experience Southeast Asia: What we're excited to see

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:43 PM

We re at the first ever PlayStation Experience in Southeast Asia which will be held in Malaysia Saturday August 5 Tune in for our updates


New 'Call of Duty' does away with health regen in campaign mode

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Suddenly as a player you cared about what you were doing you cared about not running and gunning in this fast and unrealistic way says Tolga Kart senior development director for Call of Duty: WWII

RETURN TO ROOTS. Call of Duty returns to World War II in newest installment. Developers Mike Mejia and Tolga Kart pose in front of a poster at E3 2017, June 2017. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

[E3 2017] Video Tour: PlayStation's E3 showcase

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:46 AM

A huge Spider man on a helicopter statue triple A game developers roaming the floor Gran Turismo racing pods – here s everything we saw at Sony s booth

BEYOND HUMAN. Spider-man and Detroit: Become Human, a game about androids, had the most attention-grabbing booths at Sony's E3 2017 showcase. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


[E3 2017] Sony's PlayStation Live was a trailerfest for 2018 reveals

Jun 13, 2017 - 8:37 AM

Players can expect world debuts updates on existing games in development and game announcements meant to help secure future hype for the PlayStation 4 Refresh this page for further PlayStation Live updates

PLAYSTATION LIVE! Keep checking this page for written updates about the press conference. Screen shot from LiveStream.

[E3 2017] Watch: Sony's PlayStation Live press conference

Jun 13, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The livestream for the press conference formally begins at 9:00 am Manila time

PLAYSTATION LIVE. PlayStation Live will be bringing new games and game development updates. Screen shot from YouTube livestream.

What to expect in Sony's upcoming PS4 Software Update 4.50

Feb 06, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The update – currently in beta testing – will bring external hard disk drive support for the console as well as a boost mode for the PS4 Pro

HDD SUPPORT. Sony's PlayStation software update 4.50 will allow users to extend the storage on the console. Image from Sony.

Here are the games that will be optimized for the PS4 Pro when it launches

Nov 04, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Sony says 44 titles will take advantage of the console s enhanced processing prowess at launch

WATCH: Gamer proposes to girlfriend at ESGS

Oct 30, 2016 - 3:02 AM

Add a marriage proposal to the list of surprises ESGS 2016 has unveiled

What went down at GameStart 2016

Oct 11, 2016 - 2:38 PM

Check out the highlights of this year s GameStart

Southeast Asia Major 2016 featured tournaments for Street Fighter V, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelation, BlazBlue Central Fiction, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom, and Tekken 7. Photo by Mark Teo / Afterdark Facility / GameStart

Japan's Tokido dominates Southeast Asia Major, PH players rise against odds

Oct 10, 2016 - 11:22 AM

Get the full list of winners from Southeast Asia s premier fighting game tourney here

TOP PLAYER. Hajime "TOKIDO" Taniguchi dominates the South East Asian Major's highlight tournament: Street Fighter V Capcom Pro Tour. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal

WATCH: Unboxing the PS4 Slim

Sep 30, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Confirmed: the PS4 is now a tad bit easier to take out of the box thanks to its smaller size

IN PHOTOS: How the PS4 Slim compares to the the original PS4

Sep 26, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Here s a look at how Sony s smaller PS4 compares beside the standard one

ON A DIET. The PS4 Slim (right) weighs 2.1 kilograms while the original model tips the scales at 2.8 kilos. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Current-gen console wars, round 2: PlayStation 4 Pro vs Xbox Scorpio

Sep 13, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Let s check out the features of Sony’s new gaming box and see how it stands against Microsoft s own upcoming behemoth the Xbox Scorpio

Sony resmi umumkan PS4 Slim dan PS4 Pro

Sep 09, 2016 - 12:34 PM

PS4 Slim akan rilis di pasaran di pada 15 September 2016 sementara PS4 Pro rilis pada 10 November 2016

Everything we know so far about the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim

Sep 08, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Looking for more information on the slimmer and Pro versions of the PlayStation 4? We ve got you covered

SONY'S SLIMMER PS4. Sony reveals the PlayStation 4 slim. Screen shot from Twitch.

Sony reveals PS4 slim model, 4K and HDR-capable PS4 Pro

Sep 08, 2016 - 3:27 AM

UPDATED Sony s slim PlayStation 4 and the PS4 Pro aim to provide gamers with a wider range of experiences for play

THE NEW PS4 UNITS. Screen shot from Twitch.

Where to watch live stream of Apple and Sony's September events

Sep 07, 2016 - 10:43 PM

The iPhone 7 and new PlayStation 4 models are set to be unveiled

Sony to debut redesigned standard PlayStation 4, high-end model – report

Aug 22, 2016 - 6:02 PM

The Japanese tech company makes their PlayStation plans public on September 7 at the PlayStation Theater in New York

READY FOR BATTLE. Sony's reloading for the next stretch of their console war against Microsoft. File photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler

LOOK: Is this the PlayStation 4 slim?

Aug 22, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Images of what s supposedly the new PlayStation 4 console leak online

REFRESHER COURSE. Sony's Playstation line has had a long history of getting the slim treatment. Photo from Polygon.com

PlayStation VR in the Philippines: What it is, where to pre-order

Jul 29, 2016 - 9:59 AM

Here s what you need to know about the PlayStation VR ahead of time in case you re interested in trying out virtual reality gaming

PlayStation VR heading to PH in October

Jul 28, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The PlayStation VR unit will cost P22 900 and there will also be a bundle with the PlayStation Camera for P25 290

Sony to drop Ustream on PS4

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Players will still be able to broadcast gameplay through YouTube Twitch and Dailymotion as well as watch broadcasts from those services using the Live from PlayStation service

Shuhei Yoshida: Virtual Reality and the PSVR are here to stay

Jun 25, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Shuhei Yoshida is excited to see what gaming developers can come up with for the PSVR and VR gaming in general

SHUHEI YOSHIDA. Photo by Nadine Pacis

New racing sim Gran Turismo Sport can get you a real racer license

Jun 15, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Not only is GT Sport beautiful and well detailed; It could also be your ticket to getting a racing license

GT SPORT. Photos provided by Sony.

Hideo Kojima returns, reveals new game at E3

Jun 14, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Kojima unveils his new game Death Stranding Watch the teaser trailer here

Sony confirms PlayStation 4.5, says it won't be at E3

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Sony s Andrew House says the new console is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4

20 YEARS OF PLAYSTATION. Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 4 20th anniversary edition video game console is displayed at Sony's showroom in Tokyo on December 4, 2014. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Believe the hype? How virtual reality could change your life

Jun 02, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Some say virtual reality is not just a passing fad and it will eventually go beyond entertainment

epa05338301 A visitor wears an HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) headset during the COMPUTEX, the largest computer show in Asia, in Taipei, Taiwan, 31 May 2016. The COMPUTEX computer show runs from 31 May to 04 June 2016 and gathers 1,602 exhibitors from 30 countries with 5,009 booths to display their latest products and to sign orders with foreign buyers. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

PlayStation virtual reality gear to launch in October

Mar 16, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Around 50 games for PlayStation VR are also expected to be out by the end of 2016 says Sony

A man tries out a PlayStation VR video game at a Sony press event March 15, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Sony on March 15, 2016 said it plans to make virtual reality mainstream with the October release of PlayStation VR headgear priced at $399. / AFP / GLENN CHAPMAN

Sony's PlayStation Portable to lose its native store

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Users will still be able to access their previous purchases through the Download list on the PSP as well as make in game purchases

GOODBYE NATIVE STOREFRONT. Sony's PlayStation Portable gets a little less functionality. Image from Wikipedia.

Sony discontinues PlayStation TV sales

Mar 01, 2016 - 5:21 PM

The PlayStation TV ceases shipping in Japan America and Europe

DISCONTINUED. Sony's PS TV ceases shipping. Screen shot from YouTube.

Sony swings to $1.95B net profit as PlayStation sales soar

Jan 29, 2016 - 5:53 PM

The once iconic Japanese giant is working to claw back to profitability under a painful restructuring that has included layoffs and asset sales including its Manhattan headquarters and laptop division

SONY SWINGS A PROFIT. Sony Corporation logo is seen in downtown Tokyo, Japan, 29 January 2016. Photo by Christopher Jue/EPA