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Sony Confirms PS Vita Officially Launches on February 22, 2012

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144w ago - Today Sony President and CEO Jack Tretton has confirmed that PS Vita officially launches on February 22, 2012 with details below.

To quote: This afternoon on stage at the [Register or Login to view links] in San Francisco, I shared some very exciting news that I know the PlayStation Nation has been anticipating since we unveiled PlayStation Vita back in January.

For those looking to get their hands on the ultimate in handheld entertainment, I'm thrilled to let you know that starting on February 22, 2012, PS Vita will be available at major retailers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe.

Our first-party studios and army of publishing partners have been extremely hard at work to ensure that PS Vita launches with a vast library of titles that deliver unique gameplay experiences that go beyond any handheld or mobile device on the market.

We have more than 100 games currently in development globally that span many different genres, including Sound Shapes, Resistance: Burning Skies, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Capcom's Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, EA Sports' FIFA, Activision's [Register or Login to view links], and numerous others that you'll hear about...
 

Qriocity is Officially Reintroduced as Sony Entertainment Network

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151w ago - Several months ago we reported that SCEA has created a Sony Network Entertainment America (SNEA) division, and today Sony has officially introduced the rebranding of Qriocity as Sony Entertainment Network.

To quote: Sony Network Entertainment introduces Sony Entertainment Network - find out what it means to you.

On 31 August 2011, Kaz Hirai, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, made some big announcements for Sony Network Entertainment at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, Germany. The first of these is a new platform - Sony Entertainment Network.

Sony Entertainment Network is the ultimate digital destination, offering access to entertainment and community, all from your PlayStation Network account.

As part of the change, Qriocity services will be realigned under Sony Entertainment Network. As a consequence, Video on Demand powered by Qriocity will now be called Video Unlimited, and Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity will become Music Unlimited.

Music Unlimited is available on a range of Sony devices including PlayStation 3, and allows users to stream over 10 million unique songs. Video Unlimited is also available on PlayStation 3, where...
 

Sony Officially Launches PlayStation Store and Blog in Brazil

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157w ago - Today Sony's General Manager Mark Stanley in Latin America has announced that an official PSN PlayStation Store and Blog have launched in Brazil!

To quote: We have amazing news for our Brazilian fans: Today, Brazil becomes the second country in Latin America to enjoy digital content from PlayStation Network with the launch of PlayStation Store on the PS3.

Starting today, PS3 users will gain access to the PlayStation Store to purchase and download nearly 200 pieces of digital content, including games, demos and PSone Classics, all without leaving the comfort of the living room couch.

Purchases can be made using credit cards and prices are displayed in local currency, Brazilian Real. PlayStation Network pre-paid cards will soon be available at a variety of local retail stores, soon to be announced. Brazilian users will have the option to view the PlayStation Store in English or fully localized Brazilian Portuguese.

New content will be added to the PlayStation Store weekly, beginning on August 2, including the addition of more downloadable PSP titles, so check back regularly.

And if that's not enough, we are also announcing the launch of the [Register or Login to view links], where Brazilian media and fans will find official...
 

Videos: Pre-E3 2011 - Sony Officially Unveils NGP Title Lineup

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164w ago - Just before E3 2011, SCEE's James Gallagher has officially unveiled several upcoming NGP titles for Sony's Next Generation Portable handheld alongside some video footage (below) today.

Current titles included in the NGP lineup are Uncharted: Golden Abyss, WipEout 2048, Little Deviants, Reality Fighters, Super Stardust Delta, Sound Shapes, Hustle Kings, Everybody's Golf and Resistance Retribution.

To quote: Since NGP, or next generation portable gaming system, was announced back in January, I know you have been itching to find out more about the hardware and the games we're going to be able to play and how they make use of the innovative new controls.

Now, we are finally able to lift the lid on some of the NGP titles currently in development. I also managed to grab interviews with some of the developers at an event held in London recently, where journalists got their hands around all of the games listed below.

Without further ado, here are the games:

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Nathan Drake's first portable adventure is developed by [Register or Login to view links], the team behind the acclaimed Resistance Retribution on PSP.

It promises to retain the crucial elements of the Uncharted titles - adventure,...
 

Sony Says Play On - PSN Restoration Officially Begins Now!

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166w ago - Following the release of PS3 Firmware 3.61 and the PSN restoration announcement from Kazuo Hirai, Sony's Senoir Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold tells PSN users to 'play on' confirming that PlayStation Network restoration officially begins now.

To quote: Thank you for your patience and encouragement over the last few weeks. As covered in the post from earlier today, you can now update the firmware on your PS3 and change your password. Kazuo Hirai just announced that we have begun the phased restoration by region of some of the services, starting with online multiplayer functionality.

Please note that these services will take a bit of time to be turned on and rolled out to the whole country. The process has begun and some states are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach your city and state. Well be updating the map below as service comes online in individual states.

It will take several hours to restore PSN throughout the entire country, so please keep checking back for the latest updates. In the meantime, nows a great time to get your PS3s firmware updated and change your password, both of which are required...
 
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