19w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman is here with some video footage and details on the CES 2013 Press Conference below!
To quote: Post-holiday slump got you down? Perk up - Sony Electronics will be showing off the latest gadgets and tech tonight from the International Consumer Electronics Show starting at 5:00pm Pacific Time / 8:00pm Eastern Time.
Better yet, you can peer into this wonderful world in real time with the convenient livestream embedded above. Once the presentation wraps up, you can mosey on over to Sony's official CES site to get full details on new product announcements, videos, links, pictures and more. Ain't technology grand?
Though CES is adored for many reasons, it isn't typically known for making waves with videogaming content. That said, if you keep your peepers peeled you're sure to spot an array of slick new gadgets and consumer electronics. You can also follow along with the fun on @Sony Electronics on Twitter.
Stick around after the show, too: You'll catch a live Q&A session with Sony President and CEO Kaz Hirai and Sony Electronics President and COO Phil Molyneux. Feel free to Tweet your questions to @Sony...
176w ago - For those who didn't make it to this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a PlayStation 3 video today which includes a 3D Q&A session.
To quote: 3D is undoubtedly the biggest buzzword at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. We know it's coming to the PS3, but how exactly is that going to work for current PS3 owners?
I asked that question of SCEA Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller, and the answers are in the video below.
176w ago - SCEE's Social Media Manager Jem Alexander has confirmed today on the European PlayStation Blog, as part of Sony's CES announcement, that 3D games and movies are coming to the PS3 in 2010.
To quote: Among all the technology announcements you would come to expect from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (such as new 3D Bravia TVs coming this Summer), Kaz Hirai announced that the PS3 will be fully 3D compatible this year.
There will be two firmware updates at some point in 2010 -- the first will add 3D Stereoscopic Gaming functionality to the PS3 and the second will add 3D Stereoscopic Movie functionality. We'll be announcing more details regarding 3D Gaming as we get further into 2010 and, as usual, you'll see a lot of this here on the PlayStation.Blog.
Kaz also revealed that 2009 housed the most successful holiday season in the history of the PlayStation 3, with over 3.8 million units selling worldwide over the last 5 weeks of the year. European movie fans will also be glad to hear that the Video Download Service will be expanded to more territories throughout the year, too.
Finally, the PlayStation Network has been adopted as the central online service for many Sony products, which means you will eventually be using the...
176w ago - This year Sony is streaming their CES International 2010 press conference live on the Internet at 4:15 p.m. PST Wednesday, January 6th (today).
For those unaware, the International CES is the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. It features 2,700 exhibitors, including companies who manufacture products or provide services for the audio, digital imaging, home theater, wireless, content, and gaming markets.
The press conference will be streamed live by CNET as well as on UStream.TV.
To quote: "Sony is set to debut many new products during the show, and with these live feeds you will be right there with us enjoying the debut of these new items.
Expect to see Sony all stars Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Sir Howard Stringer, and Stan Glasgow, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sony Electronics USA amongst others enthusiastically show off their product line for 2010."
228w ago - I won't be able to transcribe my interview with Microsoft entertainment president Robbie Bach (who oversees videogames, amongst other things) until tonight, most likely.
But between my talk to him, Microsoft's keynote last night, and Sony's keynote today (which included a section with PlayStation topper Kaz Hirai talking videogames), I got a few interesting statistics worth comparing:
- Number of worldwide members of Microsoft's online videogame service Xbox Live: 17 million. Number of registered accounts on Sony's competing Playstation Network: 17 million.
(Even though there are substantially fewers PS3s on the market than Xbox 360s, Sony does have the advantage of people going onto PSN from the PSP. In addition, PSN is free to play online, but Xbox Live costs money, though anyone can "join" just to browse downloadable content)
- In the last three months of 2008, Microsoft added 3 million Xbox Live members. In December, Sony added 2.1 million Playstation Network members.
- PlayStation Network users have downloaded more than 330 million pieces of content. Microsoft's content downloads went up 70% since it launched the new version of Xbox Live in November (not comparable, I know)
- Over 25 million "Halo" games have been sold and the average...