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Sony tangles with the mystery of PS4's success, fights to understand the future

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida recently admitted he's a "bit nervous" about the success of the PlayStation 4. The console has sold 10 million units and the current generation is trending stronger than last. Will it run out of core customers? "You need to understand why your...

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PS4's Share Play limited to one hour increments

When Sony unveiled its upcoming PS4 Share Play feature during its Gamescom 2014 press conference on Tuesday, a few questions remained as to how it would operate. The "virtual couch" feature allows PlayStation Plus members to play any PS4 game of choice with a friend that doesn't own the game over...

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Shuhei Yoshida reflects on his time under 'The Father of PlayStation'

Though Shuhei Yoshida now serves as the head of Sony's PlayStation arm, he once worked under former PlayStation CEO Ken Kutaragi – a man who Yoshida praises, while also noting his mercurial nature. In a lengthy look back at the last two decades of PlayStation transcribed by Engadget,...

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Couples reveal PS4 streaming on Twitch to be a double-edged sword

Twitch streaming on the PlayStation 4 has allowed for the creation of a call-in show, and it's caught the attention of several higher-ups at Sony. Engadget reports that a Washington couple utilizing The Playroom and their PlayStation Camera streamed what they're calling "The Spartan Show" on...

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Sony president undaunted by 'mixed' PS4 reviews

The past few days have delivered a flood of PlayStation 4 launch game reviews, many of which have been less than flattering. Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida remains unfazed. "Yeah, it's disappointing to see some of the low scores," Yoshida admitted in an interview with...

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New Vita ditches proprietary charging cables for micro USB

The next model of the Vita handheld (officially dubbed model 2000), will not be tethered to Sony's own power cords. Instead, the handheld gaming machine will be able to pull down both power and data through the same micro USB cables currently in use by many portable devices. "You'll be happy to...

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DualShock 4 will work with Windows for 'basic functions'

The PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller will have compatibility "for basic functions" on Windows PCs out of the box, Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed via Twitter. When asked on Twitter if Sony would release a driver for the DualShock...

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Sony's Yoshida: Mobile has 'shifted our way of thinking'

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida notes that the iOS App Store and Google Play have "totally shifted our way of thinking," detailing the company's plans for mobile cross-promotion in a recent interview with GamesIndustry International. "Lots of people don't seek out game-specific...

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Sony: Gaikai may deliver PlayStation content to other devices

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, sees the Gaikai streaming service as key to his goal of transforming PlayStation from a hardware platform to "something closer to a service." Sony acquired Gaikai in June of 2012 from former Shiny Entertainment head and...

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Yoshida: Party chat works between PS4 and Vita

Audio party chat will work between the PS4 and PS Vita, according to a recent tweet from Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios. We've inquired with Sony PR for further details. Cross-game online chat has been available on PS Vita since its launch, but the feature never made it to...

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