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  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Confirmed For 2018 Release

    Sony Pictures making a live-action and animation hybrid

    We reported that Sony Pictures is working on a Sonic movie back in 2014, but things have gone a bit quiet since then. However, thanks to a recent interview with Sega Sammy Holdings President and CEO Hajime Satomi, we now know that the film will be arriving on silver screens in 2018: Sega...

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  • News Sony Wishes The NES A Happy 30th Via Twitter

    "Thanks for paving the way"

    As we reported yesterday, the NES is now 30 years old. Nintendo's 8-bit console is arguably one of the most important video game hardware releases of all time, as it laid down the third party software licensing framework that still exists today and resorted consumer faith in a console market which had been all but...

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December2013

  • News Sony's President of Worldwide Studios Actually Has Two Wii U Systems

    "The latest Mario game is really good, too"

    There's pandemonium on the streets, cats and dogs are living together, self-professed hardcore gamers are playing pet sims, and Mario's main power-up is now an AK47. The gaming world has lost its senses, there's no going back. Well, not really, it's just that Sony's President of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei...

October2013

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  • News Sony's Indie Maestro Has Respect And "Deep Love" For Nintendo

    Isn't it better when everybody gets along?

    Like so many industries, video gaming inspires some rather competitive behaviour at times. We often see top-ranking executives partaking in very public spats in a misguided attempt to make their respective brand look better than its rivals. However, there are a lot of people in the industry which have an...

May2013

  • Poll Do You Follow and Watch Rival Console Reveals?

    Microsoft's new Xbox is next up

    We're just going to come out and do it, and gauge just how much you, the Nintendo Life community, have been following the rival console reveals of the PS4 and today's Xbox Next/Infinity/they-might-just-call-it-Xbox event. As a network that includes www.pushsquare.com and www.purexbox.com, the latter of which is also...

April2013

  • News There Sure Are A Lot Of Nintendo References In PSN Title Guacamelee

    Sony title is bursting with love for Ninty

    Given the remit of this site, we try to avoid featuring games which are exclusive to rival consoles, but in the case of PlayStation Network release Guacamelee!, we're happy to make an exception. This Metroidvania-style action platformer is currently avaialble for the PS3 and PS Vita, and comes absolutely...

February2013

  • News Sony Trolls Nintendo Ahead of PlayStation 4 Announcement

    "Oh, Yay, Another Mario Game."

    U mad bro? This week, Sony is expected to unveil its next home console, which may (or may not) be called the PlayStation 4, but is currently being referred to by many sites by its codename, Orbis. Not wanting to miss the chance to have a cheap dig at one of its rivals, Sony has taken out online adverts like the one...

January2013

  • Rumour Monster Hunter 4 Delay Is Due To PS Vita Port

    We hope this isn't true

    If we could give the "Rumour" prefix on this news story additional emphasis, then we would - because this one needs to be taken with a sizable pinch of salt. Japanese magazine GameLab is reporting that the delay of Monster Hunter 4 on the 3DS isn't due to quality improvements - as stated by Capcom - but because the game is...

December2012

  • News Here's How PlayStation Boss Shuhei Yoshida Lovingly Trolled Nintendo

    Subtle yet effective

    President of Sony's Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has recently treated himself to a Wii U. That's right, Yoshida (@yosp as he's known on Twitter), posted his Nintendo Network ID to his followers earlier this week in the hope of discussing his experience with fellow Wii U users. However, in a cheeky and light-hearted...

  • News Sony's President of Worldwide Studios Has A Wii U

    Shuhei Yoshida gets his game on

    Although most rabid fanboys would love to think that Sony and Nintendo's employees loathe each other so much that they can't even bring themselves to look at a system created by their rival, that obviously isn't the case. Just like common gamers, individuals within these two great companies will have access to a...

October2012

  • News Sony: Wii U is Targeting "Niche Early Adopter Market" This Holiday

    Nintendo's rival wants to lure families

    The upcoming arrival of Wii U, and its inevitable push to be a big Holiday success, is naturally something for Nintendo's rivals to worry about. Sony, for its part, is introducing a new 'super slim' version of PS3 with just 12GB of memory, much lower than standard for the system, along with titles to attract...

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  • News Sony: Wii U is No Threat, Says "Welcome to 2006, Nintendo"

    Jack Tretton not impressed

    The Wii U was a big ace up Nintendo's sleeve at this year's E3, but president of Sony Computer Entertainment America Jack Tretton doesn't see the console as much of a threat to its current generation PlayStation 3. Tretton spoke to Forbes about the E3 reveal of Nintendo's new console and had this to say: I didn’t see...

  • News Sony President Thinks 3DS is Just an Updated DS

    Aside from the 3D, same old same old, apparently

    It seems Sony executives still don't appear too wowed by Nintendo's 3DS, despite both sides acknowledging that different demographics are being targeted by each company's handheld system. Is this a lack of sportsmanship, or a genuine lack of excitement? Sony Computer Entertainment president Shuhei...

April2011

  • News Sony CEO Refers to Nintendo Handhelds as "Babysitting Tools"

    Don't get him started on the issue of self-respect

    Some Sony executives have positive things to say about the company's rivals, and some don't. Sony president and CEO Jack Tretton is without doubt a person that falls into the latter category. Speaking to Fortune, Tretton refers to Nintendo's handheld offerings as the "Game Boy experience",...

July2010

  • News Sony: Please Be Nice to 3D Glasses, Nintendo

    SCE exec would like to see the two companies promote 3D together

    President of Sony's Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida is happy that Nintendo has joined Sony aboard the 3D train with its reveal of the 3DS handheld. But during an interview with IGN, he expressed his disappointment with Nintendo's narrow put-downs of 3D glasses, which are a keystone of Sony's approach to the new tech. I have hope..

June2010

  • News Sony President Not Impressed With 3D Handhelds Sans Glasses

    Cover the 3DS's ears

    Nintendo and Sony are two companies at the forefront of 3D gaming, with the former tackling the handheld market, and the latter focusing on the home console demographic. With 3D televisions already under Sony's belt, it's understandable that it wants to focus on hardware that will compliment its new sets. Kaz Hirai, President at Sony Computer Entertainment, has recently shared..

  • News 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..

May2010

  • News 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...

March2010

  • News 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..

February2010

  • News 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

    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..

November2009

  • News 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..

October2009

  • News 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'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,...

June2009

  • News 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?

    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

    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

    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

    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..

May2009

  • News 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

    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?

    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..

April2009

  • News 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

    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

    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..