Tag: Sony

Game Taco agrees to buy skill-based games publisher WorldWinner from Sony

Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  Skill-based mobile game platform Game Taco has agreed to acquire WorldWinner from Sony. The price of the deal wasn’t disclosed, but GamesBeat has learned that the price was in the high eight figures. WorldWinner is a skill-based game publisher that makes games where people can wager […]

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Slay Titans in This Week’s Good-Ass Games at Good-Ass Prices

Image: EA Well, y’all. Between the countless bots and the global superconductor shortage, it’s looking like obtaining a PS5 or Xbox Series X is going to be a hassle for the foreseeable future. Though, as a wise man once said, that ain’t no problem. There are plenty of bangers you may have slept on the […]

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The DeanBeat: The FOMO over the decline of triple-A games is unwarranted

Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  “I must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.I will face my fear.I will permit it to pass over me and through me.And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.Where the fear has […]

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E3 Rewind: Sony’s stunning show from 2015

Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  Sony was in a great spot in 2015. The PlayStation 4 proved to be a hit when it launched in 2013, and now the publisher and its studios was ready to wow gamers with a stable of surprising and high-end titles. The timing for E3 2015 […]

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The DeanBeat: Sorting through the steamy evidence in Apple v. Epic Games

Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  The game industry has been buzzing about the Apple v. Epic Games antitrust lawsuit since testimony in the three-week trial began on Monday. The arguments aren’t surprising, but much of the material coming out of the trial extends far beyond the battle between these two companies. […]

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PlayStation invests in Discord and plans integration with PSN in 2022

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021, happening today! Watch live here!  Sony is planning to integrate Discord into PlayStation Network starting in early 2022. In a blog post today, Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan explained that this connection will enable some form of communication between users on PSN and the Discord app on PC and mobile. […]

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The best way to launch a new game intellectual property

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021, happening today! Watch live here!  Creating sequels or updates for live-operation games makes a lot of money for game companies. But over time, the revenues can trail off, and the need to create an original game becomes evident. At GamesBeat Summit 2021, I asked a panel of experts how to do […]

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Among Us is coming to PS5 and PS4 later in 2021

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021, happening today! Watch live here!  During today’s State of Play presentation, Sony announced that the indie hit Among Us is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 later this year. These versions will also come with a Ratchet costume and Clank pet, which is a pretty nice bonus for those looking […]

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Sony expects an even better year for PlayStation 5 first-party games

There’s still time to join GamesBeat Summit 2021, happening today! Register for access. Sony reported its annual financial results this morning, and the company’s gaming division is doing well. PlayStation 5 hardware sales are on a record pace. The company’s services and digital sales, meanwhile, are delivering huge profits. But if what you care about […]

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PlayStation 5 sales are hot, but Sony’s profit powerhouse is services

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. PlayStation 5 is on a record pace in terms of hardware shipments for Sony. And while those sales reveal raw demand for consoles, Sony Interactive Entertainment is stronger than ever thanks more to its digital services. The company reported 2,656 […]

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Sony has shipped 7.8 million PlayStation 5 consoles as of March

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. PlayStation 5 is outpacing the PlayStation 4 in terms of consoles shipped. Through the end of March, Sony has sold 7.8 million PS5s into the retail supply chain, according to its most recent financial filings. Sony shipped 7.6 million PS4 […]

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GamesBeat Decides: The best (and worst) PlayStation consoles

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. We’re back with another tier list video, and this time Jeff Grubb and I are looking at Sony’s consoles. This includes its five PlayStation home machines and its two portable offerings. And, yes, we did include the PlayStation 5 in […]

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PlayStation boss reverses decision to end PlayStation 3 and Vita stores

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Sony Interactive Entertainment will not close the digital stores for PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita. This is a reversal of the plans the company announced earlier this month. Sony will close the PlayStation Portable digital store on July 2, though. […]

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The DeanBeat: A Big Bang week for the metaverse

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. The metaverse had a couple of Big Bangs this week that should put it on everyone’s radar. First, Epic Games raised $1 billion at a $28.7 billion valuation. That is $11.4 billion more valuable than Epic Games was just nine months […]

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Epic Games raises $1B for long-term metaverse plans, with $200M from Sony

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Epic Games said today it has raised $1 billion in a new round of funding in its bid to build the metaverse, the universe of virtual worlds that are all interconnected, like in novels such as Snow Crash and Ready Player One. The […]

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