PlayStation 4 won't sell in Japan until February
Sony's next-generation video game machine PlayStation 4 won't go on sale in Japan until next year, meaning that it won't be on time for the key year-end holiday or New Year's shopping season.
Hiroshi Kawano, Sony Corp.'s chief of the game business in Japan and Asia, said Monday at a Tokyo event that the PlayStation 4 will go on sale Feb. 22, 2014, in Japan.
The console is going on sale Nov. 15 in the U.S. and Canada, and Nov. 29 in Europe.( includes a brief mention of PSVita TVCollapse )CBS NewsSony unveils PlayStation Vita TV
Sony on Monday unveiled
[link goes to YT video
] the new PlayStation Vita TV, which will serve as a multimedia streaming station that connects to the PlayStation 4. This allows gamers to play games on a TV remotely from the PS4 in another room using a DualShock 3 controller, according to what was announced at the press conference.( only $95 for Sony's multimedia deviceCollapse )CNET.comNintendo cuts price on New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Company lowers entry price for NSMB Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Wii Sports Resort to $30.
Nintendo today cut the price of three top-selling Wii games. Starting today, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Wii Sports Resort are available in North America for $30.( Wii U 32gig is also dropping by $50 to $300Collapse )Gamespot.comActivision Hires Lobbyists in Response to Videogames Research Bill in US
The lobbying firm will talk to lawmakers about Sen. Rockefeller's Violent Content Research Act of 2013.
Activision Blizzard has hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C. to look at Sen. Jay Rockefeller's sponsored bill. The bill, S.134, "arranges for the National Academy of Sciences to study the impact of violent videogames and violent video programming on children." Introduced in January, the bill was sent to the House of Representatives and the Senate for consideration on July 30. The bill also states it will look at videogames and whether they in particular "have a unique impact on children."( Really, Democrat Jay Rockefeller? Really?Collapse )EscapistMagazine.com