PlayStation Now Subscription Pricing Fixed

JAN. 5, 2015 • Sony Computer Ent. of America (SCEA) has set pricing for its PlayStation Now subscription 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 expected to be added later. The service will be available only to PS4 owners at launch, with other systems to gain access in s.....

PlayStation Vue TV Service Being Rolled Out

NOV. 15, 2014 • Sony Network Ent. International (SNEI) and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) are beginning a roll-out of a new television content service called PlayStation Vue. An invite-only beta this month will be followed later by consecutive market launches in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Sony will initially offer 75 channels sourced from CBS, Discovery Communications, Fox Networks, NBC Universal, Scripps Networks Interactive, .....

PlayStation Plus Subscribers Reach 7.9 Million

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 Services segment increased 83.2% year over year to ¥309.5 billion ($2.7 billion).  This was thanks to strong PlaySt.....

China Console Manufacturing Firms Merge

SEPT. 5, 2014 • Last month Chinese president Xi Jinping called on the business community to create powerful media groups that possessed credible mainstream media assets as well as media based on new technology. Now one of the huge state-run entertainment en.....

PlayStation 4 Sales Top 10 Million

AUG. 13, 2014 • During the Gamescom conference this week in Cologne, Germany, Sony Computer Ent. announced that PlayStation 4 sales have reached 10 million units worldwide through August 10 since the console’s launch last November. More than 30 million units of first- and third-party PS4 software have been sold via retail and digital distribution globally during the same period. In related news, Sony said it was launching the PlayStation TV micro console i.....

PlayStation 4 Heads to China

MAY 27, 2014 • Sony Computer Ent. has set up two joint ventures with state-owned Shanghai Oriental Pearl Co. Ltd. to release the PlayStation 4 to China. One of the joint ventures will be responsible for console hardware manufacturing and sales; while the other is concerned with software development, distribution, marketing, and network services. The agreement runs for 10 years and will be operated out of the .....

7 Million PlayStation 4 Units Sold

APRIL 17, 2014 • The PlayStation 4 reached a new milestone at the end of March reaching 72 countries worldwide and selling more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units. Sony Computer Entertainment also noted that 20.5 million games had been sold between retail and digital sources. The cons.....

Sony Preps PlayStation 4 Virtual Reality

MARCH 21, 2014 • A PlayStation 4 virtual reality system is in the works, according to a disclosure by Sony Computer Ent. Dubbed Project Morpheus, the new VR system operates in conjunction with the PlayStation Camera and inertial sensors built into the Morpheus head unit to track a user’s head orientation and movement. As the player’s head rotates, the image of the virtual world is designed to rotate naturally and intuitively in real-time. In addition to.....