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Sony Slashes PSVR Prices As Low As $200

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Sony has cut the price of its PlayStation VR systems, after a holiday sale apparently moved enough units that the company wants to goose them further. Through Saturday, March 3, Sony’s standalone headsets and bundles (See on Amazon) will be just $ 200, down from the $ 300 standard price. Remember, the standalone headset doesn’t include the camera that you actually need to make virtual reality work. To enable that, you need a camera, which…

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Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai to step down

Sony’s chief executive Kazuo Hirai is stepping down and handing the reins over to finance chief Kenichiro Yoshida. Mr Yoshida, Sony’s chief financial officer, is to take over control of the Japanese electronics giant from 1 April. Mr Hirai will remain at Sony as chairman. Mr Yoshida and Mr Hirai have been instrumental in turning Sony around to focus on smartphone image sensors. Under their efforts, the Japanese electronic giant sold off its struggling television and PC businesses, and launched the successful PlayStation 4 video game console, which has sold…

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The Nintendo Switch, SNES Classic Just Beat the Snot Out of Sony, Microsoft

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If a report from the NPD Group is accurate, Nintendo is eating Sony and Microsoft’s lunch in the United States. The Switch was the #1 selling console in October, while the Nintendo SNES Classic is #2. Add in 3DS sales, and the Nintendo Empire supposedly accounted for a stunning 66 percent of video game hardware sold in the US in October. Nintendo cheekily notes that the US console hardware market broke one million units in…

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Technology 

Sony revives Aibo robot dog toy

Sony says it is to bring back Aibo, its famous robot pet dog. The new Aibo is the tech giant’s first entertainment robot in 12 years, and for now, it will only be sold in Japan. The machine learns from its owners and environment, as well as tapping into collective data stored in the cloud by other robot units. The return of Aibo suggests that Sony has finally got its innovative spirit back, say experts, after several difficult years. The revamped device is designed to move and act more like…

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George Michael regretted going to war with Sony

George Michael regretted suing his record label in the 1990s, a new documentary reveals. The star took Sony to court in 1992, claiming he had little control over his work, with the company treating him as “no more than a piece of software”. He eventually lost the case, which put his career on hold for five years. “It dented the armour in his career in America,” said Michael’s friend and former manager, David Austin, who produced the new Channel 4 documentary. “He was a guy who was firing on all…

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Sony Launches Updated PlayStation VR With HDR, Improved Cables

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Sony’s PlayStation VR has been a quiet success, racking up over a million sales by June of 2017. Granted, that’s not much compared with the 62.6 million consoles Sony is estimated to have sold to date, but it’s not nothing, either, particularly for a new technology. The company is rolling out a modest update to its original design, and while it won’t likely persuade anyone to upgrade, new buyers waiting to see what features the…

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