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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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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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Sony PlayStation 5 Arriving in 2019, Linked to 4K TV Adoption: Analyst

The recent PS4 Pro debut and upcoming Xbox One X launch have led some to speculate we’re seeing the wholesale retirement of the traditional console launch cycle. It’s possible Sony and Microsoft have transitioned to something like the iPhone model, as new products launch with backwards compatibility, and older models work with the latest software and receive OS updates for a substantial period of time (typically 3-4 years for Apple, markedly less for Android devices depending on the manufacturer). Sony has made some recent comments indicating there will be a PlayStation 5, however…

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Sony sells one million VR headsets

Sony has sold more than one million virtual reality (VR) headsets, the company has said. President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Atsushi Morita said sales had “exceeded our expectations”. The headset, at $ 399 (£308), is cheaper than rival devices from Facebook and HTC. According to research company IDC, about two million VR headsets were shipped worldwide in the first three months of 2017. Mr Morita has high hopes for the technology. He said: “I believe that VR technology is the greatest innovation since the birth of television. “VR allows you…

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