Playstation

Platform News: Discord

Messaging app Discord ties up with Sony’s PlayStation

A unit of Sony Corp has made a minority investment in Discord Inc as part of a deal to tie in the messaging platform with the consumer electronics company’s PlayStation gamin...

Cyberpunk

Recovery strategy awaited for bug-ridden Cyberpunk 2077 game

CD Projekt, the Polish studio behind one of the most anticipated and derided games of 2020, will have a lot of explaining to do when it updates investors on its strategy.

Platform News: Nintendo and its Switch console

Nintendo ships one million Switches in China since late-2019 launch

The Japanese firm launched its Switch console in China at December 2019 in partnership with distributor Tencent, China’s biggest video games and social networking company, in...

Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk 2077 sales miss analyst estimates after refunds

Polish video game manufacturer CD Projekt SA said it offered more than 13 million copies of its Cyberpunk 2077 match through Dec. 20, below analyst forecasts, hurt in part by refun...

Xbox

New PlayStation and Xbox enter $150 billion games arena

Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Another epic rivalry is rejoined this week when Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with the next generation of the blockbuster video-game consoles.

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Sony shares slides 2% as Microsoft flashes cash to boost games lineup

Sony’s shares dropped 2% in trading today after its gaming rival Microsoft said it might purchase the parent of publisher Bethesda Softworks, at a deal to strengthen its matc...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft doubles down on gaming with $7.5 billion deal for ZeniMax

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it would acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash, strengthening its Xbox games stable that provides with the studio behind titles such as Fallo...

Platform News: Gaming industry and popular games platforms

Take-Two raises its sales forecast

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc on Monday increased its financial year adjusted sales prediction after beating quarterly estimates on demand because of its video game franchises&...

Platform News: Gaming industry and popular games platforms

News Short: Epic Games gets $250 million investment from Sony

Epic Games, the creator of the popular video game “Fortnite”, said on Thursday it had received a $250 million investment from Japan’s Sony Corp for a minority sta...

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Sony sees software subscription as future for data-analysing image sensors

Sony Corp’s image sensor business aims to replicate PlayStation’s success to address its reliance on a handful of manufacturers in the fickle smartphone market: It plan...

Playstation

Sony calls on Spider-Man for its PS5 launch

Sony Corp has unveiled more than two dozen titles for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, including a sequel to its hit “Spider-Man” title and the latest “Gran Tu...

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Sony Corp reports 57% drop in fourth-quarter profit, declines to give outlook

Sony Corp has reported a 57% drop in fourth-quarter operating profit and refrained from providing an outlook for the current year due to uncertainty related to the coronavirus outb...

Playstation

Sony suspends PlayStation Store in mainland China to upgrade security

Sony has suspended its PlayStation Store in China saying it wanted to improve the online store’s security, in a move that will temporarily prevent it from selling games in th...