CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment says PS Vita sales beyond Japan make its future in other territories less clear.
Research company Nielsen has published a new report which claims that Blu-ray (and not gaming) is still the primary reason most consumers buy a PlayStation 3 console.
Sony Computer Entertainment chief Kaz Hirai has confirmed that PlayStation's "magic wand" motion controller is set to be released spring 2010 and that Sony is also set to make an initial loss on each new PS3 Slim sold this Christmas.
Europe and North America get €30 and $30 cut from the recommended retail price of the Sony PlayStation 2 this month, although the UK gets no price cut from SCE UK.
Sony Computer Entertainment introduced new Reference Tool models today, the DECR-1400A for North America and Europe/PAL territories at US $2,000 and euro 1,700 respectively, and DECR-1400J for Japan at JPY 200,000. Having the same form factor as the commercially available PS3, the new Reference Tool models allow advanced game programming and more efficient computer graphics rendering.
Dermatologists have identified a condition they are calling 'PlayStation Palmar Hidradentisis' caused by excessive console use.
Developers have criticised Sony's PSP strategy, claiming that the business model isn't currently viable.
Sony (and its legions of fanboys) certainly hopes so. And the news that the Japanese consumer tech giant has managed to cut the PS3's component cost by 35 percent certainly bodes well for the future of the console.
While Sony is remaining tight-lipped about the exact details of the launch of PS3 Home, the company has launched a brand new web portal for the PlayStation's much-anticipated 3D virtual social networking service.