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Lazada advertises P250,000 PlayStation 5 on Instagram

Jun 25, 2020 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) The ad also shows a conceptual PS5 design and not the actual console. A source at Lazada says the ad was mistakenly published, and that it had been taken down last June 25.

Screenshot from Instagram


Reactions: PlayStation 5 memes compare console to routers, popped collars

Jun 12, 2020 - 8:37 AM

Sony fans and meme-makers come out in full force to talk and joke about the PS5's design

THE PLAYSTATION 5. Screenshot from Sony PlayStation Twitter account.

PlayStation 5 officially revealed

Jun 12, 2020 - 5:54 AM

The new console will have a futuristic design, in contrast to the comparatively low-key appearance of the PS4

PLAYSTATION 5. Image from Sony


Sony delays PlayStation 5 event amid unrest

Jun 02, 2020 - 9:35 AM

'For now, we want to stand back and let more important voices be heard,' tweets the PlayStation team

PS5 CONTROLLER. Photo from Sony


PS5 games to be showcased on June 5, PH time

May 30, 2020 - 8:40 AM

The games showcase will run for 'a bit more than hour,' says Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment

Image from Sony

How to add PS4 storage space

May 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM

With gamers buying titles digitally, there's been an added need for more storage

PS4 AND PS4 SLIM. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Sony annual net profit slumps, warns of tough year

May 13, 2020 - 3:53 PM

(UPDATED) Sony suffers 'significant decreases' in sales of electronics products as well as in games and network businesses despite robust demand for image sensors used in cellphone cameras

SONY. A Sony logo is displayed near the company's headquarters in Tokyo on May 13, 2020. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

Qualifiers for 'Call of Duty: Mobile' world championship kick off on April 30

Apr 24, 2020 - 7:45 PM

The tourney will feature $1 million in prizes in the form of cash and in-game cosmetics


Sony reveals PlayStation 5 DualSense controller

Apr 08, 2020 - 10:01 AM

Sony shows off its new controller for the first time

DUAL SENSE. All photos from Sony


Players may experience 'somewhat slower' game downloads – Sony

Mar 25, 2020 - 5:13 PM

With more users having to rely on online game stores, download traffic may have to be managed by gaming platforms

PLAYSTATION. The Sony PlayStation buttons appear on screen at a presentation. Screenshot from livestream


Amazon, Sony skipping mobile congress owing to virus

Feb 10, 2020 - 8:34 PM

The US and Japanese heavyweights join a list of companies, including LG and Ericsson, steering clear due to virus fears

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS. A visitor pulls his suitcase on the last day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 28, 2019. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Official PlayStation 5 webpage goes live

Feb 05, 2020 - 1:11 PM

You can now sign up for PS5 updates through the page

Screenshot from PS website


Sony April-December net profit down a third, forecast up

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:39 PM

For the full-year, the company expects to reach 880 billion yen operating profit

Robochef: Sony cooks up new AI unit for food revolution

Nov 20, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The new research arm, Sony AI, will operate in Japan, Europe, and the US and also focus on the traditional areas of gaming, imaging and sensor equipment, as well as 'gastronomy'

SONY. This file photo taken on January 23, 2019 shows a general view of the logo of Japan's Sony displayed at an entrance to the company's headquarters in Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel coming in April 2022

Nov 02, 2019 - 11:20 AM

The Oscar-winning animated feature is getting a part two, and our Spidey senses are tingling with excitement!

Sony's PlayStation 4 now the second best-selling console ever

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:31 PM

The PlayStation 4 sells around 102.8 million units. The top-selling console, the PlayStation 2, is at over 150 million units sold.

SELLING WELL. The PlayStation 4 and its peripherals. File photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler

Sony sees first-half net profit drop but lifts full-year forecast

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:22 PM

(UPDATED) Sony says it saw sales jump in the image sensor sector, thanks to the growth in demand due to mobile phones

SONY. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2019 a visitor walks past a Sony logo at an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the Walkman portable music player, in Tokyo. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

PlayStation 5 launches in holiday 2020, Sony announces

Oct 08, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Sony also confirms that it will indeed be called PlayStation 5

PLAYSTATION. The PlayStation logo and the PlayStation button icons on display at a Sony event on June 11, 2018. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Sony's Playstation 4 loses Facebook integration, at least for now

Oct 08, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Facebook is finalizing an updated contract 'designed to improve the Facebook integration on PlayStation,' which seems to make the current loss of integration a temporary issue

Back together again: Sony, Marvel strike deal for new 'Spider-Man' film

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:29 AM

Not only is Spider-Man staying in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but his next movie is already slated for 2021!

Marvel films to lose Spider-Man as Sony deal breaks down – reports

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Talks to 'share' the character reportedly break down between Marvel and Sony

SPIDER-MAN. Tom Holland currently plays the web-slinging superhero in the film franchise shared by Marvel Studios and Sony. Photo from Facebook.com/SpiderManMovie

Sony buying studio behind hit 'Spider-Man' video game

Aug 20, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Sony is out to add Insomniac to its stable of studios as it prepares a new generation PlayStation

Hit rewind: Sony Walkman triggers nostalgia on 40th birthday

Aug 11, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Did you ever have a Sony Walkman? This iconic device is now 40 years old!

In this picture taken on July 10, 2019, various models of Sony Walkman audio players are displayed at an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the iconic device, in Tokyo. - Must-have 80s gadget and one-time icon of Japan electronics cool, Sony's Walkman turned 40 this year and like its now middle-aged fans, is clinging to its youth with high-tech updates. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP) / TO GO WITH Japan-music-Sony-lifestyle-game,FOCUS by Miwa SUZUKI

Sony a6400 video capabilities review: Nails key features a videographer needs

Aug 01, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Overall a reliable unit for amateurs and pros despite a few design missteps here and there

All photos from Paolo Ruiz


Sony 1st quarter net profit down on one-off factors

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:05 PM

(UPDATED) Sony experiences a slowdown in its games and network businesses, including an online service that allows users to enjoy music and video titles via their PlayStation accounts

SONY. This file photo taken on January 23, 2019 shows a general view of the logo of Japan's Sony displayed at an entrance to the company's headquarters in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP


Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Still the best noise-cancelling headphones

Jul 06, 2019 - 8:00 AM

It’s one of the best all-around packages you could get in the market offering stellar audio performance with exceptional noise-cancelling technology

WH-1000XM3. Image by Franz Lopez/Rappler


Sony Philippines confirms continued support for Xperia owners

May 23, 2019 - 12:49 PM

'Sony is committed to continuing customer support operations,' the company says

XZ2. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Sony phones exit Philippines, other countries

May 23, 2019 - 11:21 AM

(UPDATED) Xperia phones will be focusing on Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Europe

XPERIA XZ. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


'Days Gone' review: Not bad for a zombie game

May 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

It’s not a perfect game. It’s not a fantastic game, but it’s not a bad one either.

Video game rivals Microsoft and Sony team up in cloud

May 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform will be used by both Sony and Microsoft to support game and digital content streaming services, according to a statement

TEAM-UP. Kenichiro Yoshida, President and CEO, Sony Corporation (left), and Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. Photo from Microsoft press release.

Sony logs record profits, warns of headwinds to come

Apr 26, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Sony's robust games and entertainment divisions push annual profits to a second consecutive record high but warn of a looming downturn in its bottom line

SONY. This file photo taken on February 2, 2018 shows the logo of Japan's Sony Corp. displayed in front of the company's headquarters in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Sony to compete with Uber in Japan with own ride-hailing app

Apr 22, 2019 - 2:13 PM

Sony has its own ride-hailing app in Japan

Photo from Sony


'PS5' details emerge: AMD chips, SSD, 8K graphics, backwards compatibility

Apr 17, 2019 - 9:04 AM

Sony's next console is starting to take shape

PLAYSTATION. The PlayStation logo appears at E3 2018 held in June in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Sony enables PlayStation Network ID changing

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:39 AM

By the end of April 11, PlayStation Network account holders will finally be able to change their usernames on the service

PSN ID CHANGES. You'll soon be able to switch your PlayStation Network ID! Image from Sony

Sony says former CEO Kazuo Hirai to leave firm

Mar 29, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The company says that Hirai would retire as chairman but would continue to provide 'counsel as requested by Sony's management team'

Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai speaks during a press briefing at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on February 2, 2018. Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai, who led a major and successful overhaul at the Japanese electronics giant, will step down at the end of March, the firm said on February 2 and will become Sony chairman, filling a post that has been empty since June 2012. KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP

Sony flagship Xperia 1 highlights 4 new device offerings

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The Xperia 1 is reportedly the world’s first phone to sport a 6.5-inch 4K OLED display

XPERIA 1. Sony's latest premium smartphone is here. All images from Sony.

Sony 9-month net profit soars on games, music

Feb 01, 2019 - 5:48 PM

'Sony remains on a recovery track,' an analyst says

SONY. A man walks past the logo of Japan's Sony at an entrance to the company's headquarters in Tokyo on January 23, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP


Paw patrol: Sony offers robocop dog at home

Jan 23, 2019 - 3:38 PM

The robopup Aibo will roam around the home at pre-designated times looking for family members, with the owner receiving progress reports via smartphone using a connected service

AIBO! Versions of Sony's puppy-sized robot dog "aibo", including a 2019 limited special colour model (L), are displayed during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on January 23, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Sony to shift UK HQ to avoid Brexit disruption

Jan 23, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Sony, however, will not move personnel and operations from the existing UK company to the Netherlands

SONY. A man walks past the logo of Japan's Sony at an entrance to the company's headquarters in Tokyo on January 23, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP)


Sony's vlogger-friendly a6400 camera has a selfie screen

Jan 16, 2019 - 4:59 PM

The a6400 touts itself as the vlogger's ideal camera

SONY'S NEW CAMERA. The a6400 is said to be perfect for vloggers. Image from Sony.

'Rocket League' for PS4 now has full cross-platform play after fans pressured Sony

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:14 PM

PS4 owners can now play the game with players from Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC

Photo from Psyonix/Rocket League


Sony's key announcements at CES 2019 include new TVs, strong PS4 sales

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:42 PM

We highlight some of the biggest announcements from Sony – from giant TVs to the ultimate party speaker

SONY'S KENICHIRO YOSHIDA. Sony President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida walks on stage to speak at the Sony Electronics Inc. press conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019 (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on January 7, 2019. Photo by David McNew/AFP

Alleged PlayStation 5 reveal, release dates surface on Reddit

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Reddit user RuthenicCookie, after correctly predicting that PlayStation won't be around at E3 2019, claims that the next PlayStation will be unveiled next year

SONY AT E3. Sony took on a different tack for this year's E3 presentation. Screenshots from livestream.


Sony patent teases Playstation controller with a touchscreen

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The patent describes a controller with a similar design to the DualShock 4 for the Playstation 4 but replaces the existing touchpad with a touchscreen.

A DIFFERENT PS4 CONTROLLER? Will Sony come out with a touchscreen-enabled controller? Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Japan to get 2TB PlayStation 4 Pro this November

Nov 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM

This is currently exclusive to Japan and will set you back 44,980 yen, or around $399

Sony nearly doubles first-half net profits, upgrades forecast

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Sony says April-September net profit reached 399.4 billion yen ($3.5 billion), up 88.7% from a year ago and marking its best performance for the period

LIST: The 20 preloaded games for the U.S. PlayStation Classic

Oct 30, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Here's your full list of game offerings for the U.S. version of the PlayStation Classic!

PLAYSTATION CLASSIC. Screen shot from YouTube.

PlayStation Network ID name changes coming in 2019 – Sony

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Soon, you'll be able to change your PSN ID – a godsend if you regret the name you chose for your account when you were younger and far less mature

NAME CHANGES. Soon, users will be able to strike off their older, less mature names from their accounts. Image from Sony.

Sony CEO confirms they will have 'next-generation hardware' for gaming

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:54 PM

He doesn't say if it will be called PlayStation 5

SONY AT E3. Sony took on a different tack for this year's E3 presentation. Screenshots from livestream.


US charges regime-linked North Korean in WannaCry, Sony hacks

Sep 07, 2018 - 12:22 PM

The suspect, Park Jin Hyok, was part of a unit known as the 'Lazarus Group' that masterminded the notorious hacks, the FBI says

PARK JIN HYOK. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Wilkison announces charges against North Korean national Park Jin Hyok in a range of cyberattacks on September 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP