Sony Sold 4.2 Million PSVR Headsets

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Sony officially cleared a new sales milestone of 4.2 Sony is the only wired VR headset manufacturer to release actual sales figures. We last heard Sony cleared 3 million headsets sold in August 2018. A Sony livestream today announced a series of new VR games coming to the system in the next few months, including No Man’s Sky and Five Nights At Freddy’s. We’re of course curious what the future holds for Sony’s VR system.

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The Next PlayStation Supports PSVR, Sony Confirms

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Sony has just confirmed that its current PSVR headset will be compatible with the next PlayStation console. A demo of Sony’s Spider-Man, for example, cut out fast travel times when accessing the in-game map. We’ve seen plenty of Sony patents in the past few months, each of which points towards what PSVR 2 could look like. PSVR Sony VR Industry News PS5 PSVR 2

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Sony Licenses ‘Advanced Haptics Patent Portfolio’ For ‘VR Controllers’

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Haptic feedback technology company Immersion Corp signed an agreement with Sony to license their “advanced haptics” patent portfolio. The company stated that Sony can use this to leverage their technology for “gaming controllers and VR controllers.” We’ve seen a glimpse of what such controllers might look like in Sony’s own patents. PSVR PlayStation VR sony Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Sony Files Patent For In-VR Esports Tournament Spectator System

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Sony recently filed a patent application titled “Spectator View Into An Interactive Gaming World Showcased In A Live Event Held In A Real-World Venue” The patent describes using an array of cameras to make the VR user feel as if they’re attending the tournament. Valve added a spectator mode to the DOTA 2 international championships , but Sony’s approach adds a large audience too. Entertainment Gaming PSVR Sony Esports PlayStation VR sony

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Sony Announces 2 New PSVR Bundles Coming This Month

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If you were wondering what Sony’s next big hardware bundles were going to be, wonder no more. The post Sony Announces 2 New PSVR Bundles Coming This Month appeared first on Road to VR.

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Sony Confirms PSVR Support For The ‘PlayStation 5’

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PSVR will be compatible with Sony’s next PlayStation console. Last month, it was discovered that Sony had filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office which hinted at some form of wireless functionality for PlayStation’s console VR platform.

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Sony Files Patent For Wireless PSVR Device

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Sony looks to cut the cord on console VR. . According to a new patent filed by Sony, the company is looking into wireless functionality for the next iteration of their PSVR headset. Image Credit: Sony. Image Credit: Sony. Image Credit: Sony.

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Jim Ryan Appointed President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Sony has officially announced that John Kodera has stepped down as president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), making way for previous SIE deputy president Jim Ryan to take the position. But Sony is committed to this and we’re in it for the long haul.”.

Sony to Nearly Double the Total Number of PSVR Games by End of 2018

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According to a report by Silicon Era , Sony expects to increase the number of PSVR games from 150 to 280 over the course of 2018. However Sony says they’ve sold more than 12.2 SEE ALSO Sony Releases PSVR's Top 10 Most Downloaded Games of 2017, 'Job Simulator' Tops the Chart.

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‘Beat Saber’ Wins Sony’s Best PSVR Experience of 2018

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Created by Czech Republic-based indie studio Beat Games , Beat Saber landed the top award for Sony’s ‘Best PSVR Experience’ of 2018. The post ‘Beat Saber’ Wins Sony’s Best PSVR Experience of 2018 appeared first on Road to VR.

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Sony Brings Social VR Theater App to PSVR Users in Japan

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Sony actually created its own social VR viewing app for PSVR users in Japan, but it’s certainly no Bigscreen. Image courtesy Sony. SEE ALSO Next-gen PlayStation Will Support Current PSVR, Sony Confirms.

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Next-gen PlayStation Will Support Current PSVR, Sony Confirms

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Sony revealed the first details of its upcoming console today in an exclusive interview with Wired. While Cerny wasn’t ready to say whether or not the company is planning a new PlayStation VR headset to go along with PS5 (or whatever Sony ends up calling their next-gen PlayStation console), considering the company’s year’s-long investment in building one of the most successful VR ecosystems out there, it seems likely they will want to continue.

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Sony CEO: PSVR’s Success ‘Lifts All The Sony Boats’

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Sony To Close ‘RIGS’ Developer Guerrilla Cambridge

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Guerrilla Cambridge, the UK-based developer behind the high-profile multiplayer FPS, is to close, owner Sony has confirmed to UploadVR today. ” RIGS was one of the biggest games of PlayStation VR’s launch line-up, and one of the few to be developed internally at Sony.

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Sony CEO Confirms Company Is Working On ‘Next-Generation Hardware’

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According to an interview posted on the Financial Times (and referenced by IGN ) Sony’s CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said, “At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware”. Gaming PSVR PlayStation 5 ps4 PS5 sony

Review: Sony PlayStation VR

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In both price and performance, Sony's VR system splits the difference between high-end, PC-driven headsets and lightweight mobile solutions. The post Review: Sony PlayStation VR appeared first on WIRED. Gaming Gear Reviews consoles Playstation Sony virtual reality VR

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Sony Patents New System For Local Multiplayer VR

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Sony might be looking to make VR less isolating by allowing multiple people to join in on the fun. If it’s the latter then it could mean Sony is looking at a wireless solution for an unannounced follow-up to PSVR, which I think everyone’s got their fingers crossed for, though the images in this article do seem to feature wires on the headsets. Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Sony Patents New System For Local Multiplayer VR appeared first on UploadVR.

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Sony Promising PS5 Support For PSVR Gives VR A Clear Future

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Yesterday, Sony officially embraced that strategy for its 2.5-year-old virtual reality headset PlayStation VR, and in so doing may have saved a great device from an unnecessarily early death. By confirming earlier this week that the PlayStation 5 won’t arrive this year, and that it will continue to be PSVR-compatible, Sony’s senior PlayStation system architect Mark Cerny effectively threw the PSVR the lifeline it has needed for at least a year.

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Could Sony’s Next Headset Finally Crack the VR Gaming Market?

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If anybody can do it, it’s probably Sony. Ever since the Playstation was first launched – if, like myself, you’re old enough to remember it, you may pause a moment here to consider your own age and mortality – Sony has been in the business of reinventing gaming.

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Sony Announces 4.2 Million PlayStation VR Units Sold

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Sony today revealed its latest PlayStation VR sales milestone of 4.2 Sony announced today that it has reached 4.2 Data courtesy Sony, chart by Road to VR. And Sony’s push for more quality PSVR content doesn’t seem to be waning. Sony has been totally silent.

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Sony To Make PSVR Announcements In New Nintendo Direct-Style Series

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Here’s why Sony is backing out of E3 this year; it has its own Nintendo Direct-style series to replace it. We’re hardly surprised to see Sony follow in Nintendo’s footsteps. Last year Sony chose a show where it made fewer announcements and instead spotlighted a slate of already-announced games. There is speculation that, with this generation of consoles reaching its sixth year, Sony is simply running out of big announcements to make for PS4 games.

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Sony Patents Prescription Glasses With Eye-Tracking To Use With VR Headset

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Sony has patented what looks like a pair of prescription glasses for use with VR headsets like PSVR. Designing custom glasses intended for use with a headset could help Sony bring in more VR enthusiasts for PSVR or perhaps the unannounced PSVR 2. At a time in which companies are striving to make VR more accessible, we have to wonder if Sony would really ask people to buy glasses specifically designed for use with headsets. Well, this is an interesting little design.

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Sony Warns of Supply Shortages for PlayStation VR

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Sony’s Shawn Layden: ‘We’re Seeing Progress Towards VR 2.0 Games’

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Sony’s Shawn Layden says the VR industry is starting to move into its second generation of content. Sony Japan’s 2018 PSVR-exclusive platformer stole people’s hearts with its engaging gameplay and inventive use of VR. We know that Sony London Studio is working on Blood And Truth , but past that we’re not sure what else is coming to the headset this year. PSVR VR Industry News Shawn Layden sony

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Sony Announces 5 Brand New Games Heading to PSVR

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At Sony’s E3 2017 presentation the company announced a slew of brand new titles heading to PSVR. Though Skyrim is coming to PSVR, Sony’s E3 presentation also featured a section dedicated to brand new PSVR games not seen anywhere else yet.

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Where & When to Watch Sony’s Keynote @ Paris Games Week, Announcing New PSVR Titles

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Sony is announcing a few new games ahead of time at their annual pre-PGW keynote though, which they say will include 7 titles spanning PS4 and PSVR. Sony announced on their US blog that the livestream will see 21 game updates, and 7 “all-new game announcements” for PS4 and PSVR.

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Sony and Reality One Team Up For New Virtual Reality Content

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Sony Is Still Recruiting For An AAA PSVR Game From A New Studio

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Much of Sony’s 2019 PSVR line-up remains a mystery. Sony established this studio all the way back in 2015 when PSVR was still known as Project Morpheus. Of course, Sony already has a VR developer in London. We asked Sony if there might be any overlap between the two teams, but have yet to hear back at the time of writing. Hopefully, Sony will reveal all later this year because we’ve been looking forward to this one for a while.

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Sony Cuts Price of PSVR & PS4 Console by $100 for Week-long Black Friday Sale

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image courtesy Sony. Because a PSVR is useless without the PS4 console (that message was for your mom/dad/wife/husband), Sony’s $200 deal effectively brings the whole price of a working VR system to between $500-550.

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PS5 Won’t Arrive Until At Least 2021, Sony Says

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Sony Corp. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal a day after noting that the company’s current console, the PS4, was reaching the end of its lifespan, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Tsuyoshi Kodera stated that it would be another three years before PlayStation made its next big move. Wall Street’s report doesn’t make mention of what this might mean for PlayStation VR (PSVR), Sony’s virtual reality headset that’s powered by PS4.

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Sony Announces ‘Tetris Effect’ for PSVR & PS4, Coming Fall 2018

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It looks like the alleged Sony E3 leak , which showed Resident Evil 2 (1998), Spider-Man, and BioShock Resurgence coming to PSVR, hasn’t gotten its moment of vindication yet, as Sony today announced that a new Tetris game is coming to the PS4 console with PSVR support.

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Sony Slashes PlayStation VR + ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ Bundle to $200

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After announcing the company sold over 2 million PSVR headsets to date , Sony is now lowering the price of one of its latest bundles to just $200, which includes PlayStation VR, PS Camera, and a copy of Gran Turismo Sport (2017). Image courtesy Sony.

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Sony: PlayStation VR Sales In The “many hundreds of thousands”

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We’re going to be playing guessing games when it comes to VR headset sales for a long time yet, but Sony has at least given us a ballpark to play with when it comes to PlayStation VR. PSVR VR Industry News Jim Ryan PlayStation VR sony VR sales

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Report: Sony’s PS5 Is Likely Several Years Away

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There have been rumors swirling online about the potential for Sony to shock the world this year and do a sudden 2018 release of the PlayStation 5, perhaps even at E3 this summer. According to Jason Schreier’s anonymous sources (which include both first and third party PlayStation developers) the next console from Sony is several years away. At some point, Sony’s probably looked at every possible date. PSVR Sony playstation ps4 PS5 sony

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Sony Music Showcases Multiplayer VR Experience Using Vive, Not PSVR

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You’d think if a division of Sony was making a VR experience they’d be using the company’s own headset, PlayStation VR (PSVR). It’s surprising to learn, then, Sony Music Entertainment is working with a rival headset, the HTC Vive.

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Sony Releases PSVR’s Top 10 Most Downloaded Games of 2017, ‘Job Simulator’ Tops the Chart

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Sony has compiled a list of the top 10 PSVR games downloaded in 2017. If your interested in Sony’s complete offerings, including the top 10 downloaded games on PS Vita, PS4 and PS4 add-ons – check out the official blog post here.

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