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.
Sony are preparing for the launch of PlayStation Vita in Japan next month by releasing a new PlayStation 3 system software update (v4.0) later this week. The update will allow for sharing of digital content between PS Vita and PS3.
Sony have posted an update to their European PlayStation blog confirming that hackers are to blame for the on-going PlayStation Network (PSN) outage. The outage, which is affecting 70 million PlayStation and PSP users, has disrupted game-play and various media features like music and movie streaming on the network since Wednesday evening.
Sony’s sexily titled “Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™” was made available to international audiences today, a month after being piloted in Ireland the UK. The Qriocity music player will now be available to users in the USA, Europe and Asia on Sony’s 2010 and 2011 models of network-enabled BRAVIA TV, Blu-ray Disc player, Blu-ray Disc Home Theater system, PlayStation 3 as well as VAIO and other personal computers.
Sony Ireland are hiding the 12 ‘presents’ across the city over the next two days and posting clues to their locations on their Facebook page. But you will have to be quick to get your hands on any of them, six of the presents have already been won with five Playstations and one PSP being given away.
Today PlayStation launched their newest venture PlayStation Rewards, a new program that recognises and rewards users for simply doing what they love – playing games and interacting with any content that PlayStation has to offer.