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The Sony PS Vita TV, Micro Consoles Get Serious…

Just as the dust had settled on the next generation consoles Sony has shaken up the gaming world with the most unlikely and simultaneously most exciting gaming product of 2013. PS Vita TV is that new product, Sony’s now not so secret weapon in the next generation console war.

The Vita TV is in essence a stationary PS Vita, bringing with it all of the positives and negatives of the handheld it is crafted from. Vita TV however isn’t required to be the most powerful device in your home, that’s the job of the next generation console or PC. The Vita TV is instead a media streamer, light weight (micro) console and gaming thin client that can extend Sony’s home entertainment universe, yes that means Remote Play.

Has the magic returned to Sony, have they pulled a rabbit out of their hat? Will Vita TV be the ultimate entertainment extender or will it be just a key ring for the PS4, gadget bling?

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Sony PlayStation 4 ‘Project Orbis’ takes shape with AMD Trinity under the Hood…

Sony this month gathered its US game developers for a disclosure meeting. Project Orbis is indeed taking shape with Sony showing off and delivering a new generation of dev kit during the closed door meetings.

Sony’s offices were bulging with game developers as the presentations began. While the dev kit looks like any other tower PC it’s what’s on the inside that matters. This particular tall nondescript black tower includes Sony’s latest software and AMD hardware running the show, Project Orbis looks to be well on schedule for a 2013 release.

One more generation of developer kit is due before the PS4 is released, a release that should be simultaneous with the final silicon for the console, a major milestone.

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Sony PS Vita Available in Japan NOW…

With the orange glow of the rising Sun over Mount Fuji Sony has surprised the world yet again. The PS Vita is available in Japan now. This signals the release of the most highly anticipated gaming hardware of 2011. Catching the world by surprise on Saturday the electronics giant gave it’s loyal Japanese fans an early Christmas present.

With prices ranging from $320 to $380 USD demand was high, even after re-allocating 200,000 units and delaying the world wide release from January 1, 2012 to February 2, 2012. Crowds assembled early and queues built throughout the day until stocks ran out. Akihabara and Ikebukuro are just two of Japans legendary gadget and electronics shopping districts that played host to much of the excitement, for those lucky few gadget loving fans that got in quick.

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Sony PlayStation Portable 2, Hand Full of Revolution…

Sony on Friday announce the PSP2 – Sony insists on using the name NGP Next Generation Portable. Finally all of the rumours can be dispelled, the PSP2 is no longer vapour ware. Even more outrageous is it seems to be everything that we have been asking for. Sony listening, to real people, impossible.

Sony is reportedly pitching the PSP2 as a high-end portable equivalent to its PS3. The gaming content on the platform will clearly differentiate the handheld from Apple’s and Google’s mobile products as well as the games found on the App Store and the Android Market.

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