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Sony spends $50m to prove PS Vita is relevant

Sony spends $50m to prove PS Vita is relevant

Sony has pumped $50m into its US launch campaign for the PS Vita, targeting hardcore gamers and internet addicts who "Never Stop Playing" as the company attempts to challenge the rise of smartphone gameplay. The promo spend is "the largest platform launch in terms of marketing investment we’ve ever had" senior director for PlayStation handhelds John Koller told the NYTimes, with some of the cash going on getting the PS Vita into gamers' hands for a test play.

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Sony confirms no UMD transfer for PS Vita buyers in the US

Sony confirms no UMD transfer for PS Vita buyers in the US

Sony's PS Vita launched to some decently strong sales in Japan back during the holiday season of 2011. Japanese sales of the portable console quickly fell off and are now below 20,000 a week. The Vita is set to launch in the US and if you're hoping to be a get your old UMD PSP games over to the Vita, Sony has announced really bad news. There will be no UMD Passport program in the United States like the program Sony operates in Japan.

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PlayStation Network rebranded as Sony Entertainment Network

PlayStation Network rebranded as Sony Entertainment Network

Sony has announced that its PlayStation Network will be renamed Sony Entertainment Network starting tomorrow, February 7. The rebranding is only a name change and does not affect usernames and passwords. However, current PlayStation Network account users are encouraged to look over the new Terms of Service and User Agreement.

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Sony PlayStation Vita demo units pop up at GameStop

Sony PlayStation Vita demo units pop up at GameStop

More than 3,300 US GameStop locations are now equipped with PlayStation Vitas. Not to buy, unfortunately, but to give anxious gamers a hands-on look at what the next generation of portable Sony gaming will offer. The demo stations contain playable builds of eight of the most anticipated Vita titles, some of which are launch games but others do not have an official release date yet.

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Sony offers official numbers on PlayStation family sales for Christmas 2011

Sony offers official numbers on PlayStation family sales for Christmas 2011

One of the biggest sales periods of the year for most gaming and electronics firms is Christmas. Sony has offered up the official sales numbers for the Christmas season of 2011 that is just behind us. According to the company, it moved a total of 6.5 million PlayStation devices combined during the shopping season. That total includes the PS Vita, PS2, PS3, and PSP.

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PSP Vita users play Genesis games with an emulator in an emulator

PSP Vita users play Genesis games with an emulator in an emulator

Some Japanese gamers that have their hands on the PS Vita are getting in some retro gaming action. The portable console sold very well the first week and then sales dropped precipitously. One of the reasons for the decline in shipments was the issues with freezes and the touchscreen. If you are a retro gamer, you may have another good reason for picking up the tablet when it lands in the US next month.

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Sony accepting apps for PlayStation Suite dev program closed beta

Sony accepting apps for PlayStation Suite dev program closed beta

We talked a bit about the PlayStation Suite program back in September when we first caught wind of the new dev program. The point of the PS Suite program is to allow the developers to make games and other apps that will run on the coming Vita portable console as well as Android devices. The PlayStation Suite SDK will allow the games to be played on Android devices that aren’t Sony branded as well.

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Sony warns of $1.15bn year losses: PS3 up, LCD down

Sony warns of $1.15bn year losses: PS3 up, LCD down

Sony has warned of a potential $1.15bn full-year loss, after lackluster TV sales, the strong yen and the continued impact of the Thai floods saw the company post another quarter of losses. Sony saw sales amounting to $20.5m [pdf link], down over 9-percent year-on-year, good for an operating loss of $21m. In total, for Sony shareholders the loss reaches $350m. Sony says it will undergo significant restructuring to attempt to turn around its decline.

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Sony PS Vita browser won’t support Flash at launch

Sony PS Vita browser won’t support Flash at launch

According to a report from Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu, the web browser on Sony's next-generation portable gaming device, the PlayStation Vita, will not support Adobe Flash at launch. It will support cookies, JavaScript 1.7, and some HTML5, but Flash didn't make the list. Also not supported are Game Archives that include classic PlayStation One games.

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