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The PlayStation Vita ships worldwide, reviewed

If you're in a hurry, you simply need to know that the PlayStation Vita is a very good portable video game machine that excels in ways that Sony hasn't bothered to hype.

The PlayStation Vita is Sony's second portable gaming system and easily its better one. It arrives in North America as well as Europe and Australia on something of a timer, as the rise of gaming on iOS and Android devices threatens the relevance of dedicated handhelds much the way Sony itself threatened the dominance of Nintendo's near-monopoly on dedicated handhelds more than half a decade ago.

Tuesday tech deals: Proximus Global GPS Tracker for $14.97

Tuesday tech deals: Proximus Global GPS Tracker for $14.97

TigerDirect offers the Proximus Global GPS Tracker, model no. P16-41376, for $14.97. With $5.49 for shipping, that's by far the lowest total price we've seen for any such tracker. Most cost at least $40. It records location information, time, and speed onto the included 2GB Secure Digital card...

Sony knocks $50 off PS3, intros 99 PSP

Sony knocks $50 off PS3, intros 99 PSP

It's hard to believe the holiday shopping season is already looming on the horizon, but Sony's preparing for this year's festivities with a $50 global price reduction on the PlayStation 3. The move places Sony's base 160GB console at $250,…
Sony PlayStation Vita will be region-free

Sony PlayStation Vita will be region-free

The Sony PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) (PCH-1000 series) will be region-free. During a PlayStation Vita session for European and Australian press at E3, Michael Denny, Sony's Vice President of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe, confirmed the tidbit to IGN. He did…
Sony confirms next-gen console is in development

Sony confirms next-gen console is in development

Sony had some interesting tidbits to share at its quarterly financial briefing yesterday. Besides breaking down the previously disclosed $3.1 billion loss for the fiscal year 2011, which primarily stemmed from a $4.4 billion write-down in deferred-tax assets in Japan,…
Rumor: Sony working on PlayStation tablet

Rumor: Sony working on PlayStation tablet

Sony is working on a tablet that will be PlayStation Certified, just like Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play smartphone. The talented engineering team working on the device spans employees from Sony's VAIO, Reader, PlayStation, and Ericsson product groups. The team is…
Sony's Kevin Butler tweets PlayStation 3 security key

Sony's Kevin Butler tweets PlayStation 3 security key

Sony's Kevin Butler, a fictional character portrayed by actor Jerry Lambert in the "It Only Does Everything" advertising campaign for the PlayStation 3, today accidentally retweeted the USB dongle ID generator key, also used for PS3 security circumvention. The tweet…

PlayStation 3 hacking lawsuit delayed already

Sony's legal attacks against the hackers that released the PlayStation 3 root key and custom firmware have hit a snag. San Francisco District Court Judge Susan Illston does not agree with Sony's argument that California courts have jurisdiction due to…