Category: Sony

Sony Launches PlayStation Home (Finally!)

Posted by: Kenji Hall on December 10

This just in: After pushing back the launch date by more than a year, Sony’s video game division plans to release PlayStation Home, an online 3-D social networking service, on…

Question for Sony: Why No PSP Apps Store?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on August 25

Last week, at the Leipzig games convention, Sony unveiled a redesigned PlayStation Portable, the PSP 3000. Yawn. Sure, the new PSP, which goes on sale in October, has a…

A Breakdown of Sony’s Gaming Numbers

Posted by: Kenji Hall on May 14

What of the prospects for Sony’s video game business? It’s one of the two core business divisions for the tech company that continues to be a drag on earnings. (The…

Gran Turismo, The Ultimate “Brand Ambassador?”

Posted by: Matt Vella on May 06

A little more than a year ago, as Nissan was laying the groundwork for the launch of its GT-R supercar in the United States, a high-level marketing executive first put…

Sony Delays PlayStation Home Again

Posted by: Kenji Hall on April 22

Delayed again. After keeping gamers waiting for months, Sony has acknowledged that, for the second time, it will postpone the rollout of Home—the online, real-time social networking service for…

Metal Gear, Biggest Console MMO of ’08?

Posted by: Matt Vella on April 15

I can’t help but wonder about that, especially given the flurry of excitement over initial tidbits of information about the upcoming release of Metal Gear Online for PS3 on Sony’s…

PS3 Driving ‘08 Blu-ray Expansion

Posted by: Matt Vella on March 30

The so-called format war between high-definition disc formats is now over. But, a new report by Strategy Analytics details just how much ground the winning Blu-ray standard stands to gain….

Will The Real Master Chief Please Stand Up

Posted by: Matt Vella on March 25

Here’s the thing about user generated content…it has a gnarly penchant for mixing, mashing up, and re-mixing without much regard for traditional boundaries. These two highly polygonal Master Chief models…

What’s Wrong With Nintendo’s Stock?

Posted by: Matt Vella on February 06

Call it the hard bigotry of high expectations. Nintendo (NTDOY) may be coming off a blockbuster 2007 when Wii units and DS portables blew off store shelves, but that hasn’t…

PSN, Sony’s Innovation Engine

Posted by: Matt Vella on January 16

I wrote a piece earlier this week examining the budding competition between console download services, particularly between Sony’s Playstation 3 Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade. Quickly mentioned in the…

About

No longer child's play, the booming global games market is worth billions of dollars. In Games, Inc., BusinessWeek Innovation writer Matt Vella and Tokyo correspondent Kenji Hall analyze emerging business trends in video games and interactive entertainment. They’ll examine everything from button-mashing, chart-topping, console games to serious games commissioned by big corporations to train staff. They’ll also map the evolution of expansive virtual worlds and go behind the strategies at companies that are turning play into big business.

BW Mall - Sponsored Links

Buy a link now!