For almost two years now, Sony Corp. will host its very first major Playstation meeting this February. This has sparked an outburst in online assumptions that the Japanese consumer electronics giant is on the preps of revealing the successor of its PS3 games console.
The PS3 games console has sold about seventy million when it was released six years ago.
However, Sony has refused to comment on the speculations that it would be releasing a new product at a meeting on the 20th of February. Masaki Tsukakoshi, a spokesman from Sony, commented that they will be discussing purely about Playstation . . . → Read More: Sony to convene assembly for Feb20 Playstation revelation
The Information Commissioner’s Office or ICO in the UK has fined SCE or Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited with an amount of US$395,775. This is due to the huge hacking of Sony’s PSN or PlayStation Network in 2011 that saw millions of leaked personal data from its users.
On Thursday, the ICO stated that the monetary penalty being implemented to Sony comes after the severe violation of the Data Protection Act.
Back at the time when the platform of PSN was hacked in April of 2011, it has compromised personal information from the millions of consumers who use it, which . . . → Read More: Sony to pay $395K for PlayStation hack in 2011
The company will reinstate greater part of its services, counting the PlayStation Store, by the last part of the week in the Americas, Europe, and most of Asia.
The exemption will be Qriocity of Sony music service, in any case in the territories Sony has reinstated. Sony as well left its preparations for several of the regions: Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea indeterminate, and said it would give updates as they appear accessible.
The following services will be accessible in the Americas, with the so-named PAL regions, counting Europe: complete functionality on the PlaySation . . . → Read More: Sony Expands its PlayStation Network Services
In an investors’ conference call conducted on Wednesday, Sony executive vice president and chief financial officer Masaru Kato declared that Sony is now working on its PlayStation. The announcement came after Nintendo confirmed that “Project Cafe”, its forthcoming gaming console, will be released by next month, during the E3 2011.
The company’s research and development costs have been growing, and when asked about it, Kato puts the blame on the PS3’s successor who had a big spending spree. Kato said, “For the home equipment the PS3 still has a product life. But this is a platform business, so for . . . → Read More: Sony Confirms the Development of Playstation 4