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News: Sony Senior Director Gives 3DS the Thumbs Up

Sony Senior Director Gives 3DS the Thumbs Up

Mick Hocking sees Nintendo's foray into 3D gaming as mutually beneficial

It seems to to be pretty difficult to have a bad word to say about the recently unveiled 3DS, even if you are the competition. Following from the recent praise that a Microsoft general manager gave to Nintendo's "experimentation" with 3D gaming, a Sony senior director has now echoed that encouragement. Senior group..

News: Sony Doesn't Want Failed Wii Games on Move, Thank You Very Much

Sony Doesn't Want Failed Wii Games on Move, Thank You Very Much

VP of publisher relations puts foot down

Reaction to Sony's PlayStation Move controller has been a little mixed among Nintendo fans, not to mention the response to its initial launch line-up which looks to repeat some of the Wii's success in bringing motion control to the masses. Sony aren't interested in making another Wii though, going out of its...

News: Sony: 3D Handheld Gaming Might Not Work

Sony: 3D Handheld Gaming Might Not Work

Predictable sounds of negativity coming from Nintendo rival

While the rest of the world is left pondering just what Nintendo can do with the freshly-announced 3DS, Sony's John Koller has wasted no time is casting aspersions on the machine's chances. "I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with 3D on a portable," said Koller, who is employed as director of hardware and marketing..

News: Sony Patents Universal Game Controller

Sony Patents Universal Game Controller

Would work with all three current home consoles - including Wii

Owners of multiple consoles can attest to the clutter and occasionally annoying battery maintenance that comes with having several different controllers kicking around the house. Televisions, stereos and DVD players can all be programmed to use one remote control, but gamers are stuck with just the one proprietary kind. Some may not..

News: Sony: Publishers Pulling Resources From Wii Development

Sony: Publishers Pulling Resources From Wii Development

PS3 Vs Wii... Fight, Fight!

Lately we’ve seen some of the big-third party publishers such as EA distancing themselves from the Wii somewhat, largely because sales just ain't what they had hoped for the platform. Could it be due to increased competition from Sony’s mighty PS3? According to SCEA vice president of publisher relations Robert Dyer in a recent interview with IndustryGamers, the PS3..

News: Sony Boss: All Your Sales Are Belong To Us, Nintendo

Sony Boss: All Your Sales Are Belong To Us, Nintendo

Says PS3 is picking up speed, Wii flagging

Sony Europe exec Andrew House has a history of mouthing off about his company's chances so his latest little outburst is hardly suprising. In an interview with Games Industry.biz, House touched upon the current surge in PS3 sales and compared it with Nintendo's recent struggles with Wii hardware: I think at a time when we're seeing one of the major..

News: Reggie Trash-Talks the PSPgo

Reggie Trash-Talks the PSPgo

NoA chief doesn't know who the machine is aimed at

You might have noticed that the PSPgo - Sony's attempt to plant its flag in the soil of digital distribution before anyone else - has recently launched. It's hardly been the most positive hardware release of all time, with reports that stores are refusing to stock it and industry experts writing it off as an expensive and ultimately pointless..

News: Sony: We Take More Risks Than Nintendo

Sony: We Take More Risks Than Nintendo

Sony's American boss tells it like it is

Sony Computer Entertainment America boss Jack Tretton has been passing his own unique brand of judgement on his company's rivals and unsurprisingly, Sony comes out on top in his eyes. Speaking to Forbes, Tretton had this to say: Nintendo know what they do well and they stick to it. They deliver a casual,...

News: Iwata: Nintendo Will Not Be Standing Still

Iwata: Nintendo Will Not Be Standing Still

Nintendo's big boss warns rivals after motion-control announcements at E3

This year's E3 was all about motion control as both Sony and Microsoft decided to jump on the bandwagon that Nintendo got rolling when the Wii was released some time ago. However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata - speaking in an interview with British newspaper The Times - revealed that he actually expected rival firms to..

News: Sony And Microsoft Suffering From Wii-nis Envy?

Sony And Microsoft Suffering From Wii-nis Envy?

Copycat motion control systems don't impress industry analyst

Where would we be with expert analysts telling us what to think, eh? Take Wedbush Morgan chappie Michael Pachter, for example. Following Microsoft and Sony's recently unveiling of motion control systems at this year's E3, Pachter has waded in with his own viewpoint on all this technological advancement: This year’s E3 again focused on..

News: Sony Expects Wii Owners To Upgrade To PS3

Sony Expects Wii Owners To Upgrade To PS3

Another overconfident prediction from the creator of Betamax

For those of you that have any interest in this kind of thing, Sony Europe boss David Reeves stepped down recently and was succeeded by a fellow called Andrew House. This year's E3 was House's first as president of Sony Europe, so it's unsurprising that he wasted no time in chiming in with a typically brash Sony-style sound-bite when Edge..

News: Miyamoto Unconcerned By Rival Motion Control Systems

Miyamoto Unconcerned By Rival Motion Control Systems

Sony and Microsoft's attempts 'lack depth', says Mario's dad

This year's E3 was an interesting one for fans of motion-controlled gaming. Not only did Sony unveil it's PS3 'wand' controller, Microsoft went one better with Natal, which doesn't use a controller at all. Naturally, one might wonder what Nintendo - the company that started this particular revoluition - is thinking right now. The BBC..

News: Miyamoto Keeps Check On The Opposition

Miyamoto Keeps Check On The Opposition

Nintendo's number one gets up close and personal with the PSP Go at E3

No matter how proud you are of your own achievements, there's nothing wrong with checking out what the competition has to offer. That's clearly the thinking of Nintendo game design guru Shigeru Miyamoto as he was recently spotted getting intimate with Sony's shiny new PSP Go handheld. The new device is basically a redesigned PSP..

News: Sony Deal Pushes Wii And DS Ghostbusters Further Back into '09

Sony Deal Pushes Wii And DS Ghostbusters Further Back into '09

Euro PS3, PS2 and PSP versions in June, other formats later in the year

It has been revealed that Sony has signed a deal with Atari which will allow the company to publish Ghostbusters: The Video Game on its PS3, PS2 and PSP formats. The release of the PS3 and PS2 versions will tie-in with the Blu-ray 25th anniversary release of the original 1984 movie. It has also been confirmed that the agreement..

News: Monster Hunter G Gives Wii a Sales Boost In Japan

Monster Hunter G Gives Wii a Sales Boost In Japan

But it's still not enough to catch the 'reborn' PS3

Capcom's Monster Hunter G has given Wii a much-needed kick up the arse in Japan, where the console is currently being outsold by Sony's resurgent PS3. Sony's machine has been enjoying a rare period of sales supremacy thanks largely to killer titles such as Resident Evil 5, Yakuza 3 and - although it's not actually a video game - Final Fantasy VII:..

News: Sony to Reveal Copycat Motion Controller at E3?

Sony to Reveal Copycat Motion Controller at E3?

If you can't beat them, join them

Ok, before we start let's get one thing clear - this is piece of news is still trapped in rumour-ville for the time being. With that out of the way, we can get down to business. We've heard word that Sony is set to reveal details of its own 'motion-sensing' controller for the PS3 at E3 this year. "But the PS3 already has that" I hear you cry - in the form..

News: Sony: We Own the Living Room, Nintendo Owns the Closet

Sony: We Own the Living Room, Nintendo Owns the Closet

That's fightin' talk where I come from!

In a recent interview with Gamasutra, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America Peter Dille and SCEA Corporate Communications Manager Julie Han let fly with what is likely to become a near-legendary series of quotes: JH: The other point, I think, to what Peter said earlier, is...

News: PS3 Outsells the Wii in Japan

PS3 Outsells the Wii in Japan

But is Nintendo concerned?

The answer is "not particularly." Nintendo responded to Sony's Playstation 3 outselling the Wii by just under 50,000 units in Japan in March by saying "it is still the first few months of the year when sales are slow for the industry" and that the plan of action is "to line up strong software to support hardware sales in the second half of the..

News: Sony: PSP is Better Than The DSi

Sony: PSP is Better Than The DSi

Wow, that was unexpected

You can’t beat a good console war, but with Nintendo’s current dominance of the both the home and portable video game industries it feels like years since we had a good, close fight between two major hardware manufacturers; the glory days of the 16-bit console war seem like an eternity ago. Thankfully, it looks as if Sony is slipping on its boxing gloves and getting..

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