Tag: Sony

Sony introduces two new portable speakers

Sony recently introduced two new, powerful portable speakers – GT4D and V44D. Both models feature Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC). They also have AUX input, DVD input as well as USB input. Sony’s two powerful portable systems also come with built-in FM. Cool right?

The GT4D pumps out 1600 Watts where as the V44D pumps out 660 Watts. Both have Dolby Digital sound technology. The LDAC feature allows users to send high quality audio through Bluetooth.

Sony states that these are aimed towards the young generation and also says that these two portable systems will be their best companion wherever they go to keep themselves entertained.

Sony says that both speakers are lightweight and easy to carry.  The V44D is a one-box speaker system with built-in handles to carry it anywhere, whereas the GT4D features a pull-out handle with wheels.

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Sony to be working on a PS4.5?

PS4.5

It has been rumoured that Sony seems to be working on an upgraded version of the PS4 with 4K capability.

The PS4.5 is rumoured to include an upgraded GPU that can output at 4K resolution, that is 3840 x 2160. This can also add to the processing power the PlayStation VR needs. It is currently unclear if PS4.5 is the official name.

The current PS4 can output 4K photos and videos, but not games. With the newer version it will be able to.

This can also mean the PS4 can compete with the ever-growing number of PCs in the world of virtual reality. With an upgraded GPU, the PS4 can be a competitor with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets.

The company declined to comment about this rumour.

What do you think about this guys?

Source: Kotaku

Sony will launch PlayStation VR in October for $399

PlayStation VR

Sony has announced at the Game Developers Conference that the PlayStation VR headset will launch in October for $399.

The release date is a bit later than what they were originally planning, but we would say it’s worth the wait.

Over 230 developers from around the world are building content for PlayStation VR from small indie teams to big industry publishers. More than 50 games are expected to be available when it launches in October 2016.

Sony will also be launching a VR version of the Playroom, called The Playroom VR, which will be free to download from the PlayStation Store. The Playroom VR will feature six mini-games.

 

Source: PlayStation.Blog US, PlayStation.Blog EuropeSCE Corporate

PS4 3.50 Musashi beta to start today

PlayStation 4

Sony has announced the PS4 3.50 update in a blog post yesterday.

The update is codenamed Musashi, and mostly include social features.

The new features include a friend online notification, which lets you know when your favourite friends are online. This was a requested feature for a very long time now.

One feature that has been brought from the PS3 is the ability to appear offline. This was also a very requested feature.

Some new social features have been introduced including the ability to schedule online events, and to join games easily from a Party. Support for Dailymotion video uploading will also be included.

Hardcore gamers will be pleased to know that Sony is working on a PC/Mac Remote Play application so you can play your PS4 on your computer. This was known for a while, but now Sony announced it to the public.

The beta is expected to start today. So keep an eye on your mailbox to find out if you’ve been invited to the beta or not.

Source: PlayStation.Blog US

Sony announces new Sony Interactive Entertainment division

PlayStation

Sony has announced today that they will be merging both the Sony Computer Entertainment (PlayStation hardware and software) and Sony Network Entertainment (PlayStation Network Services) into one division, called Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC.

What is interesting about this merge is that the new division will be headquartered in the United States, not Japan. However global business operations will be established in Tokyo and London.

The president and global CEO of SIE will be Andrew House. Below is a structure of how the business will run.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Business Structure

 

Another thing we found is that Shuhei Yoshida will be reporting to Shawn Layden, as seen in a tweet.

The date of incorporation will be 1st April 2016, which is interesting. You know what we mean right? 🙂

What do you think about this guys? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Sources: SCE Corporate, PlayStation Blog US

Sony discontinues Facebook support on PS3 and PS Vita systems

PS3 and PS Vita

Sony has discontinued Facebook support by releasing updates for both PS3 and PS Vita. The versions are 4.78 and 3.57 respectively.

This is all what we know according to Sony. But we guess they did this due to changes in the Facebook API, however it’s surprising for it to be discontinued for the Vita, but as we all know Sony isn’t treating the Vita very well.

Have any of you guys used the Facebook feature? Let us know.

Sony pulls a Facebook, launches dedicated PlayStation Messages app for Android and iOS

PlayStation Messages

Looks like Sony is doing the same thing Facebook is doing with its messaging system.

Sony has recently updated the PlayStation app to remove the messaging feature. Now they have released a new app dedicated for messaging friends on PSN. Does that remind you of another company that did the same thing?

It may be a bit inconvenient for some people to use two apps for PlayStation but we gave it a try on Android, and it’s much better and more faster than having it integrated in the PlayStation App. It also has Material Design, which is nice.

If you want to check it out for yourself, download it from the iOS or Android store.