In a bad sign for Nintendo Sony's six year old Playstation 3 console outsold Nintendo's brand new Wii U in the US during the week of Black Friday. And that's not the only problem Nintendo has this season.
Amazon Instant Video, Amazon's version of Netflix, is now available to stream on the PS3. Previously, the video on-demand service was only available on select connected TVs, and select set-top boxes and Blu-ray players.
Beginning next Wednesday, Sony PlayStation Network accounts will be renamed Sony Entertainment Network accounts, bringing the PlayStation Network (PSN) identity under the broader Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) brand.
Sony has announced that 3.9 million PlayStation 3 consoles were sold worldwide over the Christmas sales season, with the company well on track to reaching its 15 million unit annual sales target in the fiscal year ending this March.
Both the next-generation Xbox and PlayStation 4 are expected to be announced at this year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles, reports MCV. E3 is the flagship expo of the gaming industry and takes place on June 5-7.
Sony has in the last 24 hours locked down 93,000 network accounts after detecting a large number of failed sign-in attempts across their entertainment networks. This is most likely a brute-force hacking attempt whereby a large database of username and password pairs are tested against Sony's network via an automated script in the hope that some will match.
Sony has today announced two long-awaited tablet offerings that they hope will distinguish them from other Android tablets on the market. The Sony Tablet S and Tablet P will be available in Ireland from mid-September and November respectively.
Exactly three weeks after the initial suspension of PlayStation Network services, no exact restoration date has yet been confirmed to eager gamers. Instead, an update on the European PlayStation blog states that restoration will take “at least a few more days”.