Sony's next generation games console will be backwards compatible, but not in the sense that we're accustomed to. The PlayStation 4 (PS4), Sony’s eagerly-awaited entertainment device, won't play current PS3 optical games discs. Instead, backwards compatibility will be delivered using a streaming service whereby games are delivered in real-time over the internet from remote servers.
Sony has released a teasing video and summoned world media to an elusive event on February 20 in New York City, leading to rumours that the company may unveil its next-generation gaming console, the PlayStation 4, sooner than expected.
As Sony officially ends production of the PlayStation 2 and all eyes shift towards the two big next-generation game consoles expected to be announced and possibly made available before the end of the year, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720, Sony's current console, the PlayStation 3, is making headlines of its own.
After earlier unconfirmed reports that Sony had ended production of the PlayStation 2 - the most successful games console of all time - the Japanese consumer electronics giant has now officially confirmed this to be true.
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.
Sony has managed to pull-off the "impossible" by rebuilding its Enfield distribution centre in north London just 11 months after it was completely destroyed by fire during the London riots last summer.
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.