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After Sony, Kutaragi looks to the network

Ken Kutaragi, the former head of Sony's game division and the man who brought the world PlayStation, will look to harness the power of the network to tie together content in his next endeavor.

Microsoft to launch higher-spec Xbox 360

Microsoft will begin selling in April an upgraded version of its Xbox 360 console that packs a higher capacity disk drive and high-definition video interface not present on current models and is still less expensive than the rival...

Sony to cut chip development spending

Sony is planning to cut spending on development of semiconductors over the next few years, the company said Monday.

PS3, Wii sales drop for fourth week in Japan

Sales of the PlayStation 3 and Wii new-generation consoles dropped for the fourth straight week in Japan, according to figures published Friday.

New consoles boost Sony, Nintendo Web sites

The Web sites of both Sony Computer Entertainment and Nintendo proved big draws for consumers during November and December as the companies launched new games consoles, according to data published Wednesday.

Battery fires, rootkits and Sony's brand

The Sony brand name was pounded into punch-line fodder last year by all the battery pyrotechnics - aren't those videos fun to watch? - and the rootkit debacle that had some calling for jail time for those responsible.

CES - UPDATE: Sony to stream high-def broadband video to new TVs

Sony revealed Sunday a system that will allow viewers of its Bravia flat-panel TV sets to access broadband video content, some of it in high definition.

PlayStation 3 sales mark first weekly rise in Japan

Sales of the PlayStation 3 in its home market have finally begun to rise, four weeks after the console was launched, according to data from Media Create Co. Ltd.

Wii sold estimated 372,000 units at launch in Japan

Sales of Nintendo's Wii games console hit 372,000 units over its first two days on the market, according to figures from Enterbrain.

Wal-Mart makes customers race for PS3

After last week, we vowed we wouldn't post any more PS3 line insanity stories, but this one from Wal-Mart was just too twisted. Witnesses at a Milwaukee Wal-Mart said store management set up a dangerous musical-chairs-type game, in...

Tacos-for-life for a PlayStation 3

People have pushed and shoved for it, queued overnight in the rain for it and it's been sold online at great profit. Now the Taco Bell fastfood chain is offering a "lifetime" of tacos in exchange for a PlayStation 3.

Cool Tools on YouTube

This week's Cool Tools is so hot - it features the new Sony PS3 - we just had to post it to YouTube for all the world to see:

Penthouse for geeks

It's, like, you can't have a new product out for 10 minutes without some nerd grabbing a Torx wrench to see what makes it tick. These are the same people who cut their Stretch Armstrong to see what was inside. With the release of the...

Ahead of launch, PlayStation 3 hits net auctions

The PlayStation 3 won't hit store shelves until this weekend in Japan and next week in North America, but that hasn't stopped it already appearing on Internet auction sites.

PlayStation 3 to hit Hong Kong, Taiwan on Nov. 17

A month after cutting back international launch plans for the PlayStation 3 console, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has expanded them again, and will start selling the device in Hong Kong and Taiwan on Nov. 17, it said this week.

Another headache for Sony: falling PSP sales

As if the laptop battery recall and stumbles towards the launch of the PlayStation 3 weren't enough for it to deal with, Sony Corp. said this week that shipments of its PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld game device are well below...

Game exporter says Sony put it out of business

A Hong Kong-based online retailer of computer games consoles and software says it's closing down after losing a lawsuit brought against it in the U.K. by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI).

Batteries, PS3 push Sony to Q2 operating loss

The global recall and replacement of millions of laptop batteries, and start-up costs for the PlayStation 3 console, pushed Sony's operations into the red for the July to September quarter, despite a jump in sales

Batteries, PS3 push Sony to Q2 operating loss

The global recall and replacement of millions of laptop batteries, and start-up costs for the PlayStation 3 console, pushed Sony's operations into the red for the July to September quarter, despite a jump in sales.

Sony cuts profit forecast on battery, PS3 woes

A large recall of Sony-made batteries by PC makers and problems that have hit the launch of the PlayStation 3 console caused Sony to cut its full year profit forecast by more than a third Thursday.

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