Tag: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony studio boss: PlayStation exclusives may need ‘wider install base’

Sony Interactive Entertainment added another major studio to its lineup of first-party teams yesterday. Marvel’s Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games is in the process of joining PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios. That deal is part of building up Sony’s list of PlayStation exclusives. But Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden revealed that the company is also seriously considering expanding […]

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Sony is acquiring Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games

Sony dropped a bag of money, and Spider-Man has swooped in and picked it up. Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that it is acquiring developer Insomniac Games. Fans know the studio for Marvel’s Spider-Man. The webslinger’s PlayStation 4 outing was the No. 6 best-selling game of 2018, according to The NPD Group. But Insomniac has […]

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DualShock 4 gets hot new colors including rose gold

Sony Interactive Entertainment is looking to capitalize on strong gamepad sales with some new colors for its DualShock 4 gamepad. The company announced four new gamepad colors as well as a fresh design for its wireless gaming headset. The DualShock 4 controllers begin shipping in September for $65. You can get the headset at some […]

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PlayStation is benefiting from subscriptions and live services

PlayStation 4 is nearing the end of its life. The next PlayStation is coming soon as Sony Interactive Entertainment has already confirmed. That has led to declining revenue for the company’s gaming division. Only this generation is different than in the past, because the PS4’s revenue decline is just a minor dip. And Sony still […]

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PlayStation 4 is the fastest to ship 100 million home game consoles

PlayStation 4 continues to lead the thriving console gaming market. Sony Interactive Entertainment’s gaming box surpassed 100 million consoles shipped to retailers. It reached that milestone faster than any other home console (but that does not include handheld consoles). Nintendo’s Wii and PlayStation 2 are the next fastest. But they required several more months than […]

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EA Access is now available on PlayStation 4

Publisher Electronic Arts has launched its monthly subscription program known as EA Access on PlayStation 4. This membership program provides a number of perks including early access to games for  a limited time at no extra charge as well as access to a vault of older releases. You can sign up for it right now […]

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NPD: Nintendo Switch outsold PlayStation and Xbox in June

The video game business in the United States is at the beginning of a generational transition. Hardware sales are down overall, but that’s not hurting Nintendo, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Nintendo’s hybrid home/handheld Switch console was the best-selling hardware in terms of both dollar and unit sales in the United States for […]

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Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are right — Trump’s tariffs are foolish

Shortly after the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show in Los Angeles earlier this month, the big-three console manufacturers sent a joint letter to United States Trade Representative Joseph Barloon. The letter requests the exclusion of video game consoles from upcoming tariffs on China. In asking for that exception, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony provide a […]

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May 2019 NPD hardware: Switch outsells PlayStation and Xbox in U.S.

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 generation is ending. That shift is showing up in software sales, as you can see in The NPD Group’s software report for May 2019 right here. But of course, that also means fewer people are buying new consoles now that consumers have had nearly six years to purchase a […]

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