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Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million

Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch last year and admitted it can't make them fast enough, in a welcome change of fortune for the Japanese consumer electronics giant. "The response from the global gaming community for PS4 (PlayStation 4) has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice," Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., said in a statement.

A heads-on look at Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality googles

SAN FRANCISCO - The promise of virtual reality in the living room is coming closer to, well, reality. Sony unveiled a prototype headset this week capable of surrounding a wearer's vision with interactive virtual worlds. The system, codenamed Project Morpheus, utilizes a 1080p head-mounted display with head-tracking capabilities and works in concert with the PlayStation 4 console to display imagery on the headset's screen, providing a 90-degree field of view.

Hit videogame 'The Last of Us' gets new chapter

Sony Computer Entertainment America added a new chapter Friday to popular videogame "The Last of Us," filled with combat against zombie-like infected people and tailored for PlayStation 3 consoles. "The Last of Us: Left Behind" is the game's first single-player downloadable content and is billed as a prologue to the award-winning action title that sold more than three million copies in the three weeks after its release in June.

China suspends ban on video game consoles after more than a decade

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - China has temporarily lifted a 14-year-old ban on selling video game consoles, paving the way for Sony Corp, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd to enter the world's third largest video game market in terms of revenue.

New video consoles from Sony, Microsoft face changed entertainment, gaming landscape

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Remember a time before "Angry Birds," the iPad and the iPhone? No? When Sony and Microsoft last came out with new video game consoles — seven and eight years ago, respectively, the companies touted the machines' high-definition graphics, powerful processors and ability to play DVDs, and in Sony's case, Blu-ray discs.

A beast made of 5,000 parts takes centre-stage in launch game for Sony PlayStation 4 console

TOKYO - Knack was created to be the perfect beast to show off the spectacularly vamped up visual powers of the PlayStation 4 game console. The hero of the game, which is also called "Knack," is made up of 5,000 parts that cluster together and hang in the air to shape its ever-metamorphosing form. Each part — a metallic gold cube here, a rolling eyeball there, brown triangular fur everywhere — moves distinctly, rattling on roads, bursting into fiery explosions, changing textures and colours.

Tokyo Game Show stars consoles not selling for a while in Japan amid dwindling innovation

CHIBA, Japan - The Tokyo Game Show this year has two big stars, Sony's PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One, the first new home consoles to go on sale in seven years. But neither console will be on sale in Japan until next year, far behind November releases in the U.S and Europe, and also the first time a new PlayStation console has not been released in Japan first.

Gamers gather for look at new PlayStation, Xbox in Tokyo

Gamers gathered Thursday for the start of the Tokyo Game Show, an annual extravaganza that this year will give punters their first real taste of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Developers from more than 350 companies in 33 countries were vying to showcase their latest offerings, with special areas in the vast Makuhari Messe convention centre set aside for romance simulation games, cloud gaming and the booming smartphone and tablet game sector.

Gamers gather for look at new PlayStation, Xbox in Tokyo

Gamers gathered Thursday for the start of the Tokyo Game Show, an annual extravaganza that this year will give punters their first real taste of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Developers from more than 350 companies in 33 countries were vying to showcase their latest offerings, with special areas in the vast Makuhari Messe convention centre set aside for romance simulation games, cloud gaming and the booming smartphone and tablet game sector.

Gamers gather for look at new PlayStation, Xbox in Tokyo

Gamers were gathering Thursday for the start of the Tokyo Game Show, an annual extravaganza that this year will give punters their first real taste of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Developers from more than 350 companies in 33 countries were vying to showcase their latest offerings, with special areas in the vast Makuhari Messe convention centre set aside for romance simulation games, cloud gaming and the booming smartphone and tablet game sector.
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