The footnote that roared: MicroVision surges on news of Sony’s pocket-sized projector

Sony’s announcement on Thursday that it is developing a laser-based, high-definition, pocket-sized projector didn’t mention MicroVision until the third footnote — but that was one heck of a footnote. Shares of MicroVision nearly doubled yesterday, to $2.67, as a result of this afterthought from Sony: “(3) Incorporates the PicoP technology developed by MicroVision, Inc.” MicroVison’s… Read More


PS4 global sales hit 2.1 million, Sony says

It’s been a little more than two weeks since the Playstation 4 hit shelves, and now Sony is reporting that 2.1 million consoles have been sold worldwide. “It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you,” Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO… Read More


Noise of Death: Microsoft replacing bricked consoles to frustrated gamers within ‘a matter of days’

Most of the one million-plus Xbox One owners are spending the weekend in video game heaven, playing with Microsoft’s newest console that hit shelves Friday. Some gamers, however, aren’t having quite as much fun. Several people have posted videos and are issuing reviews about a problem with the disc drive. When inserting a disc, the broken consoles make a bad… Read More


Sony parodies Daft Punk with PS4 unboxing video

Daft Punk fans may enjoy Sony’s latest Playstation 4 promo. In “The Official PS4 Unboxing Video,” Sony parodies the video for Daft Punk’s unboxing of its most recent album, Random Access Memories. Complete with a nearly-identical dark underground sci-fi control room, flashing lights and another mystery man (Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida), the advertisement parodies… Read More


This iPad-loving, 5-year-old genius is Sony’s worst nightmare

Arden Hayes, a 5-year-old “whiz kid” from Carlyle, Ill., was back on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, expanding beyond his previous display of U.S. Presidential knowledge to wow the host and the audience with his knowledge of geography — identifying random countries and their capitals with a level of expertise that most adults will never… Read More


PlayStation 3 rules global console market in build-up to new generation

Sony sold 2 million PlayStation 3 consoles worldwide in the latest quarter, continuing the 7-year-old console’s late surge as Sony and Microsoft prepare to release their next-generation entertainment and gaming machines next month. Sony reported the number this morning as part of its quarterly earnings release. By comparison, Microsoft sold 1.2 million Xbox 360s for the… Read More


Xbox One back in stock on Amazon, GameStop

The Xbox One has been sold out at most online retailers for a while now — maybe President Obama is swooping all of them up — but it looks like Amazon and GameStop both have more consoles in stock today. Amazon lists the standard Xbox One as available, but the console won’t ship until Dec…. Read More


Mobile game spending crushing Wii U, Vita titles

With more than half of us now sporting smartphones, more and more people can purchase and play mobile games. That means you don’t have to own a Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Vita to game on the go, and new data reveals how exactly that’s hurting the traditional handheld gaming companies. App Annie and IDC just… Read More