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Japan PS Vita sales at lowest point

Sad to say that the PS Vita in Japan is seeing its lowest numbers so far, despite the fact that a new title, Gravity Rush, for the Vita secured very high sales numbers. From February 6th to the 12th Sony’s … Continue reading

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Japanese Vita sales sag, retailers cut price on 3G model as much as 20 percent

First-week sales for the PlayStation Vita in Japan were impressive, but it seems that those that wanted one early already have one — sales for the handheld have dropped considerably, with only 72,479 units moved in its first full week … Continue reading

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Kojima unsure how Japanese devs can compete “on a worldwide scale”

There used to be a time when video games were very much a Japanese industry. As the video game industry continues to balloon as one of the most profitable industries in all of entertainment, more and more games, studios, and … Continue reading

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PS Vita, stripped down to its bare ass
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One of the best parts of any hardware launch is waiting for some crazy bastard to fly in the face of the manufacturer’s warranty and tear down their shiny new machine to give everyone a peek at what’s inside. Naturally, … Continue reading

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Vita hit with early software issues, Sony issues firmware update

Hardware launches are tricky endeavors, and the PS Vita doesn’t seem to buck that trend. Just a couple of days after launch, several videos have popped up on YouTube demonstrating unresponsive touchscreens and outright system freezes, and sometimes both. Take … Continue reading

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321,000 PS Vitas sold in first weekend
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It seems that the PlayStation Vita is coming out strong, moving an impressive 321,000 units in its first weekend of availability in Japan. In comparison, the PSP sold just 160,000 units during its debut, something Sony should be proud of. … Continue reading

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Just 40% of Ni no Kuni launch stock sold in first week
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Ni no Kuni hasn’t met sales expectations in Japan, it seems. Developed collaboratively by Level-5 and animation firm Studio Ghibli, the PlayStation 3 RPG launched last week and, as Adriasang reports, sold just 40% of its retail stock – around … Continue reading

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PS Vita import preorders top $1,000 on eBay

Sony has managed to generate a lot of positive buzz for their upcoming Vita handheld, so it’s no surprise that people are excited to get their hands on it. There are always people willing to import their hardware from other … Continue reading

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Japanese retailer reveals 3G PS Vita more popular amongst preorders

In a bit of surprising news, Japanese retailer and blogger Sinobi has revealed that first-day preorders for the upcoming Vita were overwhelmingly in favor of the 3G-enabled model. So far, 65% of customers have opted for 3G, as opposed to … Continue reading

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Gamescom 2011: PS3 price slashed globally, effective immediately

To close out their media briefing at Gamescom today, Sony announced a global price cut for the PlayStation 3. The new prices are $249 in the US, €249 in Europe, and ¥24,980 in Japan, and these are all effective immediately. With … Continue reading

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