Sony's SmartBand SWR10 fitness wearable has arrived in the US, wrapping American wrists with a combination of movement and activity tracking, and simple notifications to alarms and other updates on your phone. Unlike most wrist-worn wearables, however, Sony's version is designed to co-exist with your favorite watch, optionally clipping onto its strap.
Sony is calling time on the PSP, announcing that the long-running PlayStation Portable will cease sales in Japan at the end of June, with a complete wrap-up worldwide by the end of the year. Sales of the handheld, which first went on sale in Japan back in December 2004, with a broader launch early the following year, have exceeded 80m units as of late last year.
Sony will be giving gamers a new option for watching its upcoming E3 press conference: your local movie theater. The company announced on its blog today that a live version of its PlayStation E3 2014 press conference will be shown at movie theaters across the United States, bringing with it some extra content and exclusive footage.
China is really everyone's darling market these days. Just after Microsoft announced that it plans to make its Xbox One consoles available in the country, Sony has formed two new ventures that heralds the coming of the PlayStation, in one form or another, to the formerly closed gaming market of China.
This week Sony has made clear that they’re not about to let the leaksters and the rumor-mongers have their way, showing off the Sony A7S release and pricing information for the first time. While it should be made clear that we don’t expect Sony is reacting to the rumors going around on the Sony A7S, their pricing does put the machine in a much more favorable - and affordable - light than camera-hungry readers expected.