Sony Actually Has A Very Different Future In Mind For PlayStation 4

Sony's successful, if counter-intuitive next-gen message for the PlayStation 4 at last week's E3 is that things won't change. No disc DRM changes. No new online checks for PS4. You might think Sony doesn't want gaming to change in the PS4 era. Oh, but they do. » 6/18/13 5:45pm 6/18/13 5:45pm

Microsoft and Sony Dodge Questions About the Next Xbox and PlayStation…

As you read this, people are making video games for the next PlayStation and the next Xbox. They have been for many, many weeks. But last week, at E3, where the biggest video game companies were ostensibly talking about the biggest video games on the horizon, not a single soul would officially discuss the PlayStation… » 6/12/12 12:30pm 6/12/12 12:30pm

Sony Gets Serious On Piracy, Used Game Sales With New PSP SOCOM

Your used (or torrented) copy of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3, the latest entry in the SOCOM series for the PlayStation Portable, may be missing something: online play. » 2/17/10 4:40pm 2/17/10 4:40pm

Sony: Motion Control, 3D & PSN Are "Three Big Pillars" In 2010

The PlayStation 3 and PSP will have a very good 2010, if Sony's head PlayStation marketing guy John Koller is right. Part of that will be due to ventures into 3D gaming, a new motion controller and the PlayStation Network. » 12/16/09 4:40pm 12/16/09 4:40pm

Piracy Protection is Why PSPgo's Battery Isn't Removable

In reconfiguring their portable, Sony paid attention. Pandora's Battery made modding the PSP firmware, and thus software piracy, very easy. SCEA's John Koller said the PSPgo's battery was made internal-only for just that reason. » 8/30/09 8:30pm 8/30/09 8:30pm

The Great Experiment

In a week full of startling gaming news, from Microsoft's virtual controller to Nintendo's biometric add-on, Sony's launch of a digital-download only gaming system has the greatest potential to be a game changer for the industry. » 6/08/09 10:00am 6/08/09 10:00am

SCEA: PS2 Price Drop Will Cut Into Wii, Eventually Help PS3 Sales

With a price drop to $99, the Playstation 2 is being repositioned as a family friendly video game console for the casual gamer. » 4/02/09 11:00am 4/02/09 11:00am

Sony: PS3 Still For "Early Adopters"

The PlayStation 3 was released in North America in November 2006. That's over two years ago. So we're well out of the "early adopter" phase, right? Not according to Sony we're not! » 1/15/09 1:30am 1/15/09 1:30am

Sony Have NO PLANS For A PSP2

Time for another episode of "No Plans Watch"! This week, we feature Sony's John Koller, who takes recent reports that PSP2 games are already in development and does his best to pooh pooh them. » 12/18/08 5:00am 12/18/08 5:00am

Sony "Interested" In Downloadable PS2 Games, Not So Much Netflix For PS3

With PlayStation 2 backward compatibility a thing of the past for PlayStation 3 owners, dreams of downloadable last-gen games may seem dashed. Or maybe not. Sony says it's "interested" in offering downloadable PS2 software. » 12/09/08 6:40pm 12/09/08 6:40pm

Sony On LittleBigPlanet For PSP

There's been a LittleBigPlanet rumour this year that's been so strong it's popped up twice » 11/19/08 4:00am 11/19/08 4:00am, once in , and again . Said rumour involves the popular (if a little oversold) platformer making its way to the PSP. MTV asked Sony's John Koller about it, and his response was: Can't really say? Pretty sure you just did. [MTV]

Sony On The DSi

Reaction to the DSi thus far has been a little mixed. Yeah, it looks nice, but it also doesn’t look much different than the DS Lite. Yeah, it’s got a camera, but it’s lost the GBA slot. And if we » 10/06/08 4:20pm 10/06/08 4:20pm can’t make up our minds about the device, why should we expect Sony to be any different? Sony director of hardware…

Here's Why There Are Fewer PSP Games Today

Panic adverted! Yesterday, we brought word that there are currently fewer third party PSP titles » 9/25/08 7:00am 9/25/08 7:00am — leading some to say devs are "abandoning" the platform. Not entirely so! As Sony's John Koller explains, the reason is that there's a decline is PSP games is that “Decisions made 20-22 months ago from a development cycle…

PSP 3000 Battery Myths Shattered!

The video gaming industry was devastated to learn recently that the recently announced » 9/03/08 3:40pm 9/03/08 3:40pm PSP 3000, with its new, brighter screen, built-in microphone and fancy new PS button, may lead to shorter battery life. GameSpot , based on a conversation with SCEA's John Koller, that higher consumption may reduce battery life by…

Upcoming PSP Releases Will Make You Say "Wow"

A year and a half ago, the PSP wasn't exactly wowing consumers or third-party publishers. Even John Koller, director of hardware marketing at Sony, might agree, telling MTV Multiplayer that, at the time, PSP gamers "were mostly ports" of their console siblings, resulting in minimal wows. That's going to change, Koller… » 8/01/08 6:40pm 8/01/08 6:40pm

The PSP Is Sony's Gateway Drug

Marijauana, a gateway drug? What is this, the mid-90s? No. Today, kids have far more discerning tastes, and will first experiment with a PlayStation Portable before, after a few parties with their new, "cool" friends (who their parents most definitely do not approve of), stepping up to a full-blown addiction on the … » 5/23/08 1:30am 5/23/08 1:30am