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PS Now Comes to PCs

PlayStation Now, Sony Interactive Entertainment's streaming game service is arriving for PC users in the European Union during the next few weeks, and coming to North America not long thereafter. The service features more than 400 PlayStation 3 titles, 100 of them exclusives.
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China PS4 Arrives

MARCH 24, 2015 • Following a two-month delay the 2,899 yuan ($467) PlayStation 4 and 1,299 yuan ($209) PS Vita officially went on sale in major Chinese cities. No sales figures have been released. The AFP news service reported that the Sony store in Shanghai had 50 people waiting in line to purchase one of […]

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PS Now Pricing Fixed

JAN. 5, 2015 • Sony Computer Ent. of America (SCEA) has set pricing for its PlayStation Now game streaming service starting January 13. Consumers will have a choice of two unlimited access subscription tiers: $19.99 per month or $44.99 for three months. PlayStation Now has more than 100 PS3 titles available to play with more […]

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7.9M PS Plus Subs

NOV. 3, 2014 • The PlayStation Plus streaming service has grown to 7.9 million subscribers, according to the Sony Corporation. The disclosure was made by chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida during a financial conference call on October 31 discussing results for the quarter ending September 30.  For the quarter sales by the Game and Network […]

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Japan Console Sales Flat

JULY 9, 2014 • Japanese game publication Famitsu has released a tally of console hardware sales in Japan for the first six months of 2014. Despite the PlayStation 4′s recent launch in the market last February the sales leader was the Nintendo 3DS at 1.1 million units. The PlayStation Vita was second at 639,730, in […]

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SCEA Talks PS4 Success

FEB. 18, 2014 • DFC Intelligence analyst Jeremy Miller attended Sony Computer Entertainment of America’s 2014 Preview event in Santa Monica on February 10. Sony PlayStation vice president of marketing John Koller opened the event with updates and stats on the PlayStation business. Following these remarks Sony provided hands-on demos to upcoming PS Vita, PSN […]

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PS4 Leads in Jan

FEB. 14, 2014 • Much as was the case in the United Kingdom, more PlayStation 4s are selling in the U.S. than the Xbox One by a ratio of nearly two to one during the first month of the year, according to Sony Computer Entertainment of America. Neither SCEA nor The NPD Group has publicly […]

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PS4 Tops 4M, Xbox One 3M

JAN. 7, 2014 • Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One achieved better than expected unit sales through the end of 2013. Using the industry focus on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Sony Computer Ent. president and group chief executive Andrew House disclosed that 4.2 million PlayStation 4s had been sold […]

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PS4 Gets Japan Date

SEPT. 9, 2013 • The PlayStation 4 will get its launch in Japan on February 22nd. When Sony Computer Ent. announced North America would receive the new console on November 15 and November 29 in Europe, no mention was made on when the home market in Japan would receive shipments. The PS4 will be marketed […]

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12GB PS3 Comes to America

AUG. 20, 2013 • Very quietly Sony Computer Entertainment of America has brought the 12GB PlayStation 3 Slim to North America at $199. The model was released last October at €229 ($307) as an exclusive to Europe and Hong Kong with no plans for a U.S. introduction. Last week the SKU turned up in advertising […]

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