Sony Expands PlayStation Network ID, PSN Wallet to More Devices

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223w ago - At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Kaz Hirai confirmed Sony's plan to expand PlayStation Network beyond the PS3 and PSP to their other products, including Bravia televisions and VAIO laptops.

With over 38 million-strong in the PlayStation Network community, Engadget reports that Sony's premium video offerings will mimic Microsoft's Live Anywhere philosophy... a single user ID and password will work across all Sony products and services.

Additionally, the PSN virtual wallet can be used universally across Sony's services.

To quote: "To help facilitate the cross-proliferation of content across Sony's multiple devices, Hirai also announced the creation of a new division within Sony: the not-very-creatively named Sony Network Entertainment, Inc.

With this new initiative, expect the PSN logo to be far more ubiquitous than ever before."
 

Sony PS3 Releases to Arrive in January 2010

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223w ago - With the new year upon us, PS3Center.net (linked above) has compiled a list of Sony PS3 releases slated to arrive on consoles in January, 2010.

Below is the list of PlayStation 3 games to look forward to this month, to quote:

January 5:

• Darksiders
• Bayonetta

January 7:

• Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond (PSN)

January 12:

• Army of Two: The 40th Day
• Vancouver 2010

January 19:

• Dark Void

January 26:

• M.A.G. (PS3 Exclusive)
 

Sony Celebrates New Year's Eve on PS3 in PlayStation Home

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224w ago - Sony will be celebrating New Year's Eve on PS3 in PlayStation Home this year, complete with a 2010 ball drop in the Central Plaza at 11:59PM on December 31, 2009 and special party items available.

To quote from Sony's Tweet: "Grab special New Year's Eve items in PlayStation Home and watch the ball drop in Central Plaza at 11:59pm on 12.31."

Finally, the PlayStation Home Community Management Team of CydoniaX, Locust_Star and GlassWalls offered the following message of the day for PlayStation Home:

"Forget Times Square - Central Plaza is the place to be this New Year's Eve. Join us on Thursday evening and watch the PlayStation Home ball drop right at the stroke of midnight.

Be sure to load up on the New Year's Eve party items - now available in the Mall - so that you can ring in the 2010 in style."
 

Sony to Combine Main Division with PlayStation 3 Subsidiary

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224w ago - Sony has confirmed via Bloomberg News report that its main company and the PlayStation 3 based Sony Computer Entertainment subsidiary will combine hardware distribution operations in an effort to cut costs.

The two divisions are planning combine forces to put physical distribution of Sony products under one unified roof.

Previously, Sony's televisions and other hardware were distributed by a separate set of employees in the parent company.

To quote: "Sony Corp. plans to consolidate its international distribution operations with those of its video- games unit this fiscal year to reduce overlapping costs.

The Tokyo-based company and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., which sells PlayStation 3 software and hardware, will combine distribution routes and jointly bid for contracts, spokeswoman Mami Imada said, confirming an earlier report by the Nikkei newspaper. Imada declined to give specific figures on the estimated savings."
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for December 22, 2009

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225w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this week's US PSN update today, as follows:

Hi Everyone - It's time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

PSN Game Sale
In addition to the SEGA game sale detailed earlier, the following games are on sale until January 7, 2010 unless otherwise noted.

• Bomberman Ultra - $4.99 (revert to regular price on 1/7/10)
• Worms - $9.99
• Topatoi - $4.99
• Armored Core 3 Portable - $9.99 (revert to regular price on 1/21/10)
• Scrabble - $13.99
• NFS Underground Rivals - $10.49
• NFS Carbon - $13.99
• NFS Most Wanted - $13.99
• NFS ProStreet - $13.99
• GI Joe - $27.99
• Sims 2 - $10.49
• Commander's Challenge - $6.99
• Battlefield 1943 - $10.49
• Hasbro Family Game Night - $29.99
• Burnout Paradise Ultimate Bundle - $20.99

Downloadable Games

Battle Fantasia ($19.99)
Battle Fantasia immerses you into a fantasy world of 12 unique and fun to play characters!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.17 GB

Polar Panic ($9.99)
Play through 50 challenging levels and battle Mr. Big in Story Mode. Work your way through...
 







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