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TGS: Rumble controller coming to PS3

SCE has announced its first Dualshock PlayStation 3 wireless controller – which will finally bring rumble functionality to a PS3 pad. The peripheral will launch in Japan in November, and will be sold separately to the PS3 console. It will also incorporate the motion-sensing aspects of the current Sixaxis controller. …

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Sony teams up with Future Plus

SCE has commissioned publisher Future Plus to produce a high end brochure for the PS3, as the format holder ramps up its marketing for the Christmas buying period. 250,000 copies of the 60-page perfect bound brochure will be distributed at retailers and transport across the UK. It will be divided …

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Sony games phone coming in Feb?

Whispers that the handset manufacturer might be planning a device based around gaming functions have been circulating for years, especially after the success of its Cyber-shot imaging range and Walkman music family. There’s been feverish speculation that the company is working on a PlayStation-branded phone – and insiders suggest this …

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SCEE looks forward after worst ever week for PSP

Revenues generated by Sony’s PSP handheld appear to be grinding to a halt as consumers save their pennies for the new Slim & Lite version of the console. According to ChartTrack statistics, last week was the worst sales period for the handheld since launch. Sony blamed the slowdown on anticipation …

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Sony US PR man quits

SCEA’s director of corporate communications David Karraker has left the company after only a year in the role. Next-gen reports that the news was broken in an e-mail from Karraker, in which he said that the decision to leave Sony was very difficult.” The news comes one year to the …

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$3 billion cash injection for PlayStation?

Sony will sell around $2.9 billion worth of shares from its insurance unit, freeing up a huge amount of capital that commentators have asserted could be injected into its game business, possibly precipitating a PS3 price cut. Sony could use the funds for various options to strengthen its electronics and …

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Hirai: Developers should be concentrating on PS3

Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai has said that developers should focus their activity around the PS3 when making multi-platform games. Hirai was speaking about the trend for companies to develop games for multiple platforms in an interview with Japanese website ITMedia +D Games. Translated by MCV sister publication Develop, …

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GC LEIPZIG: Sonys PSP announcements

At its press conference in Leipzig, Sony has announced that the new PSP Slim and Lite will be available across SCEE territories from September 5th this year. The firm also announced two limited edition bundles featuring either Spiderman 3 (and Spiderman 3 the film on UMD) or The Simpsons Game …

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GC LEIPZIG: Sonys PS3 announcements

As part of its drive to put the PS3 at the front of the digital home, president of SCEE David Reeves showcased PlayTV – its personal video recording software. It allows users to watch, pause and record digital television programmes, and also allows remote viewing on the PSP. It will …

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