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Sony abandons PlayStation Vita UMD Passport plan in North America

With the launch of the PlayStation Vita coming up in the next two weeks, Sony has a disappointing announcement for PSP owners planning to upgrade to the Vita.

Gaming

Sony launches more restrictive DRM for the PlayStation Network

While PlayStation 3 owners are likely spending time engrossed in the latest PS3 releases like Uncharted 3 and Modern Warfare 3, Sony is applying stricter DRM on purchases made on the PlayStation Network.

Gaming

Nearly two thirds of PS3 owners plan on purchasing the Vita

While North American consumers have to wait for the PlayStation Vita until early 2012, Sony is predicting that a large portion of PlayStation 3 owners will snap up the device quickly.

Gaming

Sony solicits suggestions for PlayStation Vita peripherals from fans

Sony polls the fan community on what PlayStation Vita peripherals they would like to see, with the clear front runner being some kind of external UMD drive.

Gaming

Microsoft wary of dedicated mobile gaming platforms, COO says

Microsoft COO Dennis Durkin doesn't see the company following Nintendo's and Sony's respective leads in the portable gaming space with a dedicated handheld game device of its own.

Gaming

NGP will be backwards-compatible with PSP games, adds dual analog support

Sony's upcoming NGP handheld gaming device will be backwards compatible with digital downloads of PSP games, adding dual analog support and graphics smoothing.

Gaming

PSP Remaster series upgrades portable titles for PS3, game progress syncs across devices

PSP Remaster series to kick off in Japan with Monster Hunter Portable 3D HD Ver., offering cross-platform compatible game saves, upgraded visuals and the possible addition of new features like 3D support.

Gaming

Sony downtime continues, company shooting for full return by May 31

A Sony spokesperson reveals that the company is looking at a May 31 deadline for a full restoration of PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services as their third weekend offline comes to a close.

Computing

PSP Go not entirely dead after all, production continues in U.S.

Sony Computer Entertainment America confirms that production and distribution of the PSP Go will continue in North America, despite an earlier statement from the company that the product was being discontinued.

Gaming

Sony confirms the death of the PSP Go, NGP now the focus

Sony officially confirms that the PSP Go has been discontinued as efforts are shifted to ongoing NGP development.

Gaming

Android and iOS eroding Nintendo’s portable gaming empire

A new report from Flurry Analytics finds that iOS and Android devices now account for a third of the portable gaming market.

Android Army

Sony NGP price rumored at $350 with 3G, $250 without it

A survey conducted for third-party video game publisher reveals that the "expected" price of Sony's NGP is $350 for a 3G-equipped version and $250 for Wi-Fi only.

Gaming

Sony drops PlayStation Portable price down to $129.99

Sony drops the price on its PSP handheld gaming devices from $169.99 to $129.99, most likely in the hopes of clearing out stock before the NGP launches later this year.

Gaming

PSP 2 unmasked as Sony NGP: Next Generation Portable

Sony has unveiled its new handheld and its not called PSP2. The Sony NGP, Next Generation Portable, will have a 5-inch OLED screen, capacitive multitouch, a rear multitouch surface, motion control, 3G, 2 full control sticks, PlayStation Suite support, a…

Gaming

Videogame sales slump further in August, but Xbox 360 is king

The video game industry’s slump shows no signs of abating, but there is a silver lining for both Sony and Microsoft.

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