Random Sony's Upcoming 'Project Q' Is A Little More Wii U Than Switch
Lots of Qs, no As
Logging onto Twitter this morning after last night's PlayStation Showcase, you might expect to see trending topics from the likes of Sony, Spider-Man and Alan Wake. But what did we notice before any of these? 'Splatoon' and 'Wii U'. The former is in reference to
Random Nintendo's Brand Momentum Has Been Flat Since 2018, Says Sony
We're not sure we believe that...
When it comes to investor relations, big brands like to big themselves up. It's only natural, of course; for companies to attract more interest and therefore more money, it makes perfect sense for them to paint themselves in the best light possible. However, during Sony's most recent Business Segment Meeting, its...
Talking Point Are You Excited To See Call Of Duty Return To Nintendo Platforms?
Whisky tango foxtrot
In case you missed the recent bombshell from Xbox Game Studios' CEO Phil Spencer, the business executive confirmed in a tweet that Microsoft would enter into a ten-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms following the presumed merger of Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard. <related ids="142197"> The...
Random Sony Alleges That Microsoft Is Trying To Turn It Into Nintendo
Is that such a bad thing?
The ongoing drama surrounding Microsoft's planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard continues to surge. For anyone who might not be aware of what's going on, the Xbox giant moved to acquire the publisher of Call of Duty, Overwatch, Crash Bandicoot, and other major IP for an astonishing $68.7 billion. Sony, meanwhile, isn't...
Review MLB The Show 22 - Sony's Switch Debut Isn't Just A Sinker Feeling, Thankfully
The bottom line drive
Now over five years old, the Switch continues to delight and — despite the ageing technology within the diminutive tablet — we still have third-parties eager to support the system. It's unclear how eager Sony was to support the Switch with baseball juggernaut MLB The Show 22, as the series' move to Xbox and now Nintendo's...
Soapbox Don't Cheer For Corporate Takeovers - It's Not A Game
Monopoly isn't just for fun when it's real money
Back in September 2020 when Microsoft announced its acquisition of Bethesda for around $7.5 billion, it was a big move — one that some fans would have been excited by, and others less so. It was a huge deal at the time, with that purchase giving Microsoft Gaming / Xbox a number of new studios and...
News PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan Says "More Acquisitions" Are Coming
It's just getting started...
As you've probably heard by now, Sony is acquiring the Destiny and former Halo studio Bungie for $3.6 billion. This surprise news comes just weeks after Microsoft announced it would acquire Activision Blizzard for close to $70 billion. What else can we expect in the near future then? Even on the Nintendo front, it might...
Random Fan-Made 'Next-Gen PlayStation Portable' Concept Imagines A World Where Sony Takes On Nintendo (Again)
Back for another round, in an alternate reality
Remember the shock of Sony entering the handheld market with the PSP? Many experts predicted that the sleek console would spell the end of Nintendo's dominance in the portable sector, and while the PSP was undoubtably a commercial success, it wasn't enough to unseat Nintendo's DS, which sold a whopping...
News EarthBound YouTube Videos Keep Getting Flagged For Copyright By Sony
"I find it horribly disheartening"
If you're a YouTube content creator hoping to share let's plays or other videos on EarthBound, SNES' cult classic RPG, you might want to think twice. Over the past couple of weeks, reports have come flooding in from YouTube users who say that their EarthBound-based videos are being flagged for copyright by Sony...
News Epic Apparently Wanted First-Party Exclusives From Nintendo, Microsoft And Sony On Its Digital Storefront
But thought a deal with Nintendo would be a "moonshot"
Take this with a grain of salt, but at some stage, the Fortnite creator Epic Games was apparently eager to get Sony, Microsoft and even Nintendo's first-party titles on its digital storefront - and for all we know, it could still be interested in making this happen one day. According to yet...
News Epic Secures $1 Billion In Funding, With Sony Investing Another $200 Million
Will allow Epic Games to "support future growth opportunities"
Nintendo's industry pal Sony has just invested another $200 million in the Fortnite creator Epic Games. Epic's $1 billion in funding from Sony and various other companies will allow it to support future growth opportunities, including its "Metaverse". This now also puts the company's...
News PlayStation's Ken Kutaragi "Never" Considered Nintendo To Be A Competitor
"We were workmates"
Before the existence of the PlayStation, Sony worked with Nintendo on a CD-ROM drive for the Super Famicom. Nintendo decided to pull the plug on the device, and so Sony entered the console business by itself - becoming a direct rival and industry powerhouse. With this in mind, “The Father of PlayStation” Ken Kutaragi...
News Sony And RTS Jointly Acquire Fighting Game Tournament EVO, Nintendo Responds
"We will continue to assess Evo"
Sony Interactive Entertainment, in partnership with the esports business RTS, has acquired the annual fighting game tournament Evo. Tournament co-founders Tom and Tony Cannon will remain "closely involved" in advisory roles. While this now effectively makes it a Sony PlayStation event, Evo's director of global...
News Sony's MLB The Show Is No Longer A PlayStation Exclusive, But Where's The Switch Version?
Update: Xbox edition confirmed, but no sign of a Nintendo edition
Update: It's official, Sony is publishing a game on the Xbox, with MLB The Show 21 coming to the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One in April. This isn't massively shocking as it was pr
Random Move Over, Nintendo Labo, And Get Ready For... PlayStation Labo?
No cardboard with this one
While Nintendo and Sony's streams have rarely crossed in the past (besides a famous exception or two), reports are coming in that a certain part of Sony's PS5 pack-in game might reference a recent Nintendo product, albeit indirectly. Well, we say 'indirectly', but it actually seems pretty direct — at least to western...
News Sony's Investment In Fortnite Creator Epic Won't Impact Its Titles On Other Systems
Sony's $250 million gets it 1.4% of Epic
In case you missed it, Sony just pumped a whopping $250 million into Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite and the popular Unreal Engine. Sony is acquiring a 1.4% stake in Epic, to be precise, which means the deal values Epic at $17.86 billion. The move makes Sony a minority shareholder in the firm, which...
Random Rather Than Pay A Fortune For The Legendary SNES PlayStation, One Man Built His Own
The dream of the '90s is finally here!
The discovery of the SNES PlayStation sent shockwaves through the gaming community back in 2015. A collaboration between Sony and Nintendo, the unit was intended to meet the challenge of CD-based systems like the Mega CD and TurboDuo, but it was never released; Nintendo infamously left So
News Sony Intends To Remove More Nintendo Projects From Its PS4 Exclusive Dreams
A case-by-case takedown
Last weekend, news surfaced on social media that Sony had begun to take action against certain uploads and projects in Media Mocule's latest title, Dreams. In particular, Nintendo-themed ones. A user named @Piece_of_Craft shed some light via Twitter, explaining how they h
Rumour Sony Could Be Raiding Konami For Castlevania, Metal Gear And Silent Hill IP
Smash and grab
Konami and Nintendo go back a long way. It's highly debatable whether the former would have enjoyed the success it has had over the years without the NES, as titles such as Castlevania, Gradius and Contra all found a receptive audience on the system. Likewise, you could argue that the NES (not to mention the SNES and Game Boy)...
News The Winner Of The Nintendo PlayStation Isn't Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey After All
"I'm looking to not have this machine just buried in a closet somewhere"
As you might have heard, earlier this week the elusive Nintendo PlayStation was sold for $360,000 USD. A tad underwhelming after the owner previously knocked back a $1.2 million offer. Who ended up buying it, though? While it was believed to be Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey,...
News The Nintendo PlayStation Is Now Up For Auction
Update: And it's sold!
Update: The listing has now ended, with the system selling for $360,000.00. Original Article: The famous Nintendo PlayStation prototype has now been put up for auction, as promised towards the end of last year. At the time of writing, the current bid stands at $31,000. You can view the listing for yourself
News Sony Is Asking PS4 Owners If They Want Remote Play On The Nintendo Switch
A 'DualShock with a screen' is also mentioned
Sony's Remote Play feature is a cool idea which perhaps doesn't get enough attention – it allows you to stream gameplay from your PlayStation 4 to your PS Vita or smart device. It would seem that the platform holder is keen to expand the remit of Remote Play in the future, as it has been quizzing PS4...
News Someone Has Already Offered $1.2 Million For The SNES PlayStation Prototype
The owner of what is believed to be the only remaining Super Nintendo PlayStation prototype (outside of Sony's archives) has decided to sell this extremely rare system early next year via Heritage Auctions, after knocking back a million-dollar offer previously. For the uninformed, this unreleased system is able to play both Super Famicom...
News PlayStation 4 Just Overtook Wii's Lifetime Sales
An impressive feat
Sony's PlayStation 4 has now sold more units than Nintendo's super-popular Wii, becoming the second best-selling home console of all time. As you'll no doubt be aware, the Wii was a hugely successful release for Nintendo, going on to shift 101.63 million units in its lifetime alongside 920.96 million software sales. Gaming...
News PS4 Finally Supports Full Cross-Play With Switch And Other Consoles, According To New Report
No longer limited to select games
While Nintendo and Microsoft have been more than happy to let their players enjoy cross-platform play in recent times, Sony has rather infamously remained against the idea. Indeed, the company once issued a statement which said that it didn't want to offer cross-play on PS4 because "PlayStation is the best place to...
News Cripes, That SNES PlayStation Prototype Is Up For Sale Now
Time to remortgage the house, then
A few years back, a pretty incredible event occurred: a SNES PlayStation prototype was discovered in the wild. Owned by Terry Diebold (and discovered by his son in a box of junk that was about to be thrown out) the unit is the only known example outside of Sony's archives and dates back to the time when
News Nintendo Has No Plans To Censor Video Games Like Sony
The official systems are already in place
Although Sony is clamping down on saucy content in PlayStation games, Nintendo appears to be quite happy to leave any censorship decisions to rating systems. The Japanese company recently reaffirmed this during its 79th Shareholders meeting, when president Shuntaro Furukawa was reminded about "other...
News Sony Doesn't See Nintendo As A Major Rival, More Worried About Microsoft Next Generation
And the potential threat of Google
The Wallstreet Journal has published a detailed report about Sony's next-generation PlayStation. According to the source, the company's aim is to target hardcore gamers and double down on big exclusives and publishers. In regards to market competition, a Sony representative explained how Microsoft was seen as its...
News Nintendo, Sony And Microsoft Band Together To Fight Tariffs On Video Game Consoles
United as one
If you keep up with global politics or happen to live in North America, you might have heard about recently proposed tariffs on Chinese goods by the Trump administration. In a rare display – Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have joined forces (in a seven-page letter) to warn the American government about the impacts this could...
News We Believe In E3, Says Nintendo
"We’re bullish on the show. We’re here. We believe in it."
Sony was a conspicuous absence at this year's E3 event in Los Angeles, and with a trend of other companies reducing their presence at the show, the notion that the expo is losing relevance certainly isn't new. The dates for next year's event have already been announced, but it's hard to...
UK Charts Sony's Days Of Play Sale Wipes Nintendo Out Of The Top Ten
A harsh week for the house of Mario
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 15th June, revealing that PlayStation's Days of Play sales have completely dominated the UK retail space over the last seven days. Last week, when the sale was first introduced, PS4 titles started to rise up the charts and dampen Nintendo's chances at reaching the high...
Random Experience The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild With PlayStation VR
Switching it up
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild might have only received its Nintendo Labo VR compatibility update yesterday, but virtual reality enthusiasts have already discovered how to get it working with the PlayStation VR headset. This method means you don’t need to own Labo VR and you won’t need to use Nintendo’s cardboard...
Random The Karate Kid’s Son Upgrades To Switch In Cobra Kai Season 2
Switch on, PS Vita off
One of the most popular web television series on YouTube right now is Cobra Kai. It picks up exactly thirty-four years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament at the end of the iconic film The Karate Kid, where Daniel LaRusso (played by Ralph Macchio) defeats his rival Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). The new series is...
News A Gorgeous 3D Kirby Game Is Now Playable On PS4 Thanks To Dreams
And this is just the beginning
If you keep up with the latest and greatest PlayStation news, you're probably highly aware of Dreams. This Sony-published sandbox game has players creating their own content to share with the world, and with Dreams launching as an Early Access title on PS4 last week, players are already sharing some mightily impressive...
Random Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Has Pre-Ordered The Nintendo Labo VR Kit
Supporting the competition
Shuhei Yoshida hasn't exactly made an attempt to hide his love for Nintendo over the years. The President of Sony's Worldwide Studios previously revealed he couldn't resist trying out the Switch and was hyped about the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In a recent exchange with a fan over on Twitter,...
News Nintendo, Sony And Microsoft All Under Investigation Over Online Gaming Services
"We are fully prepared to take action"
Gaming giants Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are all currently under investigation in the UK over fears that their online subscription services are unfair. The Competition and Markets Authority (a non-ministerial department of the UK government which has the power to enforce competition and consumer law) says...
Random Sony's PS4 State Of Play Presentation Made 'Nintendo Direct' Trend On Twitter
Not the desired effect
Yesterday saw the very first 'State of Play' presentation from Sony, a new video presentation series which will cover PS4 announcements going forward. Although Sony never described it as such, many immediately compared the series to Nintendo's 'Direct' video presentations - a format with which we're sure you're already very...
Random Is State Of Play PlayStation's Take On Nintendo Direct?
Immitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Sony has revealed it will be hosting a series of live broadcasts, with the first one kicking off on 25th March. These 'State of Play' showcases intend to provide updates and announcements from the world of PlayStation. Here's a bit about what to expect, direct from the PR: State of Play will give you...
News Nintendo And Sony Shares Drop Following Google's Stadia Reveal
Down almost 4%
Both Nintendo and Sony have seen their shares take a bit of a tumble following the Google Stadia reveal on Tuesday. Google's upcoming Stadia platform is set to allow users to stream games across pretty much any screen - mobiles, TVs, tablets, and laptops - and looks like it could make a significant and very different dent in the...
News Sony And Microsoft's Gaming Bosses React To Reggie's Retirement
"Great leader, industry partner and friend"
It's fair to say that the news that Reggie Fils-Aime – who has been Nintendo of America president since 2006 and joined the company itself in 2003 – would be retiring in April caught plenty of people off-guard. He's certainly one of the industry's most recognisable characters and his willingness to...
News Wargroove Dev Says Sony Refused Cross-Platform Play Despite Chairman's Comments
"We were told no"
Just yesterday, we shared a snippet of a Game Informer interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment Chairman, Shawn Layden, pointing out his praise for other platforms (including Switch) and comments on Sony's future. That very same interview also touched on the topic of cross-platform play, with Layden suggesting that Sony is...
News Sony Gaming Boss Says The Industry Is "Better" Because Of Nintendo's Efforts
"Never underestimate Nintendo"
Yesterday, we heard how Sony Interactive Entertainment Chairman Shawn Layden sat down with Game Informer and sent some praise in the direction of the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X and even tablets and smartphones - stating how there are great gaming experiences across all of these platforms and explaining how each of...
News Sony Gaming Boss On The "Great Experiences" Available On Switch And A More Open Future
"We’re all part of the same gaming community"
We're used to hearing positive remarks about Switch from Xbox's executive vice-president of Gaming, Phil Spencer, but Sony are usually a little more tight-lipped when it comes to praising the competition. In a recent chat with gameinformer, SIE Chairman Shawn Layden was uncharacteristically generous...
Rumour Buster No, Sony Isn't Launching A New PlayStation Portable To Rival Switch
Jumping the gun
The discovery of a new game cartridge patent has added fuel to the rumours that Sony may well be considering a new PlayStation Portable console to rival the Nintendo Switch. Rumours of a potential new PSP started to appear earlier this year after comments made by Sony during an annual financial report. The report included a...
Random Nintendo Features Sony-Exclusive Detroit: Become Human Actor In New Promo Video
Bryan Dechart appears on stage
Nintendo Russia has shared a brand new video today featuring highlights from Comic Con Russia 2018, showing off the fun and games on offer at the event for all to see. Interestingly, though, the video rather heavily features someone who you wouldn't expect to appear. Yes, Bryan Dechart, known as the actor behind the...
News Psyonix CEO Wants Unified Rocket League Community, Might Take Time To Implement
Requires substantial cooperation and coordination
When Fortnite on PlayStation 4 was recently made compatible with certain other versions of the game, Psyonix's Vice President of Publishing said there were no immediate announcements regarding Rocket League and recommended c
News It Sucks To Say It, But Castlevania Requiem Isn't Coming To Switch
What a horrible night to beg for ports
The recent news that Konami was remastering two of the best entries in the Castlevania series - Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood - for PS4 got a lot of people quite excited in the world of Nintendo. The initial
News Psyonix Pleased About Sony's Cross-Platform Decision But Has No Update On Rocket League
"We recommend reaching out to PlayStation directly"
In case you missed it, Sony has now updated its cross-platform support on the PlayStation 4. Fortnite is the first game to utilise the feature - allowing PlayStation owners to play against those on certain other platforms (including the Switch) for the first time. Prior to this, Sony had come under...
News Sony Finally Gives In And Allows Fortnite Cross-Play Between PS4, Switch And Everything Else
Please make a U turn
In an interesting turn of events, Sony has announced that the PS4 version of Fortnite will receive cross-platform play starting from today, allowing players to play against those on other platforms for the first time. When Fortnite first launched on Switch, Sony came under fire from fans, press, and even Nintendo for refusing...
Feature 5 Times Sony Shamelessly Copied Nintendo
OMG you guys
Today, Sony announced the PlayStation Classic, a micro-console which comes pre-loaded with 20 games, is bundled with two full-size replica controllers, connects to your TV via HDMI and is powered by a humble USB lead. Sound familiar? Of course it does, because it's blatantly inspired by the NES and SNES Classic Editions. Even the...