PlayStation 4

Sony reports 20+ million PlayStation 4 consoles sold worldwide | Sony reporta ventas de más de 20 milliones de consolas PlayStation 4 a nivel mundial

[EN]: Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the sell-through of PlayStation 4 consoles surpasses 20 million units worldwide as of March 1, 2015. With Sony’s presence in 123 countries, the PlayStation 4 becomes the first game console in the eight generation of videogames to reach such as feat. A sell-though is when a customer buys a product from a retailer and not from a manufacturer or distributor.

“We are so grateful for the enormous support from PlayStation® fans worldwide, and we are truly humbled that gamers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play,” mentioned Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver unique and interactive entertainment experiences powered by the network and the PS4 system’s deep social capabilities.”

[ES]: Sony Computer Entertainment América anunció hoy que la venta directa de consolas PlayStation 4 sobrepasa los 20 millones a nivel mundial hasta el 1 de marzo, 2015. Con la presencia de Sony en 123 países, la PlayStation 4 se convierte en la primera consola en la octava generación de videojuegos en cumplir esta hazaña. Las ventas directas (sell-through) son cuando un cliente compra un producto en una tienda y no de un fabricante o distribuidor.

“Estamos muy agradecidos por el enorme apoyo de los aficionados PlayStation® de todo el mundo, y estamos verdaderamente humillado que los jugadores de todo el mundo han seguido a seleccionar el PS4 como el mejor lugar para jugar”, mencionó Andrew House, presidente y jefe ejecutivo global de Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “Seguimos firmes en nuestro compromiso de ofrecer experiencias únicas e interactivas de entretenimiento propulsados por la red y profundas capacidades sociales del sistema PS4″.

[Source/Fuente]: Sony Computer Entertainment America.
[Via]: PR Newswire: PlayStation®4 (PS4™) Sales Surpass 20.2 Million Units Worldwide.

Sony to offer PlayStation Now subscription plan later this month | Sony ofrecerá plan de subscripción para PlayStation Now este mes

PlayStation Now: Game Streaming Subscription

PlayStation Now: Game Streaming Subscription

[EN]: Sony’s game streaming service, known as PlayStation Now, has been renting games à la carte, with prices mainly depending on the amount of hours or days customers would like to play the offered games for. Many gamers expressed their lack of dissatisfaction about the initial plan. Some players noticed a used copy of a PS3 game was cheaper than a 3-month period, but starting today, gamers could change their mind about the service.

According to PlayStation.Blog, Sony will offer a subscription service with unlimited access to a large library of PlayStation 3 titles starting in January 13. The service will cost $19.99 per month, or $44.99 for three months (~$15 a month), said Peter Jamshidi, Director of Marketing at PlayStation Now. The service will first arrive on the PS4 in North America, and later to PS Now-enabled devices.

With PS Now, there won’t be a need to download and install big files, but it will require a fast and constant Internet connection.

This service could convince current PS4 owners to subscribe to the service, instead of having to rent games for a price, though the price of the service for a year with the three-month plan would cost about $180.00. Perhaps the PlayStation Plus service should be included free for whoever gets PS Now.

[ES]: El servicio de streaming o transmisión de videojuegos de Sony, conocido como PlayStation Now, ha estado alquilando juegos à la carte, con precios principalmente dependiendo de la cantidad de horas o días que a los clientes les gustaría jugar los juegos ofrecidos. Muchos jugadores expresaron su falta de insatisfacción del plan inicial. Algunos jugadores se dieron cuenta que una copia usada de un juego PS3 era más barato que un período de 3 meses, pero a partir de hoy, los jugadores podrían cambiar de opinión sobre el servicio

Según PlayStation.Blog, Sony ofrecerá un servicio de suscripción con acceso ilimitado a una gran biblioteca de títulos PlayStation 3 a partir del 13 de enero. El servicio costará de US$19.99 por mes, o US$44.99 por tres meses (~$ 15 al mes), dijo Peter Jamshidi, director de marketing de PlayStation Now. El servicio llegará primero a la PS4 en América del Norte, y más tarde a dispositivos habilitados con PS Now.

Con PS Now, no habrá necesidad de descargar e instalar archivos de gran tamaño, pero requerirá una conexión rápida y constante a Internet.

Este servicio podría convencer a los propietarios presentes del PS4 a suscribirse al servicio, en lugar de tener que alquilar juegos a un precio, aunque el precio del servicio por un año con el plan de tres meses costaría alrededor de US$180.00. Tal vez debe incluirse gratis el servicio PlayStation Plus para los que obtengan el servicio PS Now.

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[Source/Fuente]: PlayStation.Blog: PlayStation Now Subscription Program: All The Details.

Sony invites gamers to its PlayStation Experience event | Sony invita a jugadores a su evento PlayStation Experience

PlayStation Experience

PlayStation Experience

[EN]: Sony Computer Entertainment America announced earlier today the arrival of the PlayStation Experience, a two-day community event for fans of everything PlayStation. The event, on December 6 and 7, will offer fans a great opportunity to attend panels, meet game developers, try out many upcoming games, and more, in Las Vegas. One-day tickets will cost $50.00 and the two-day event pass will cost $90.00. SCEA will offer more info about this event on October 20th.

[ES]: Sony Computer Entertainment America anunció el día de hoy la llegada de PlayStation Experience, un evento comunitario de dos días para los fanáticos de todo PlayStation. El evento, del 6 y 7 de diciembre, ofrecerá a los aficionados una gran oportunidad de asistir a los paneles, reunirse con los desarrolladores de juegos, probar muchos juegos próximos, y más. Las entradas de un día costarán US$50.00 y las de dos visas tendrán un costo de  US$90.00. SCEA ofrecerá más información sobre este evento el 20 de octubre.

[Source/Fuente]: PlayStation.Blog: You’re Invited: PlayStation Experience Event in December[http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/10/10/youre-invited-playstation-experience-event-in-december/#sf5156113].

 

Sony to say adios to PlayStation Home in the US, Canada, and Europe | Sony dirá adiós a PlayStation Home en EE.UU., Canadá y Europa

PlayStation Home

PlayStation Home

 

[EN]: After last month’s announcement of the closure of PlayStation Home in Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment America and its European sister branch mentioned via their community sites that PS Home will shut down next year.

Both SCEA & SCEE mentioned the social gaming platform will no longer publish new content after November 12, 2014. Also, players will only be able to download any new content until December 3, 2014. As appreciation to the members of Home, the company will offer free content before the closing of PS Home on March 31, 2015.

Since its start on December 2008, PS Home was Sony’s version of Second Life, a virtual social gaming community. But last month’s announcement of the closure of PS Home in Japan was a prelude of things to come for the rest of the worldwide community.

[ES]: Tras el anuncio del mes pasado de la clausura de PlayStation Home en Japón, Sony Computer Entertainment America y su rama hermana europea mencionaron a través de sus sitios comunitarios que la PS Home se cerrará el próximo año.

Ambos SCEA y SCEE mencionaron que la plataforma de juegos sociales ya no publicará nuevos contenidos a partir del 12 de noviembre de 2014. Además, los jugadores podrán descargar cualquier contenido nuevo hasta el 3 de diciembre de 2014. Como reconocimiento a los miembros de Home, la compañía ofrecerá contenido gratis antes del cierre de PS Home el 31 de marzo de 2015.

Desde su inicio en diciembre de 2008, PS Home era la versión Second Life de Sony, una comunidad social de juegos virtual. Pero el anuncio del mes pasado de la clausura de PS Home en Japón fue un preludio de lo que vendrá para el resto de la comunidad a nivel mundial.

[Sources/Fuentes]: Sony Computer Entertainment America: PlayStation Home Update – September 26, 2014 [http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Home/PlayStation-Home-Update-September-26-2014/td-p/44552202] & Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: PlayStation Home – Server Closure Notice [http://www.community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Home/PlayStation-Home-Server-Closure-Notice/td-p/22271721].

Marquis: “E3 2014 Predictions: Can Sony manage to keep the throne this year?”

Sony E3 Experience

Sony E3 Experience

Last year’s E3 was big for Sony, having destroyed Microsoft with their onslaught of interesting upcoming titles, their complete support of Indie games, and their message that they would be focusing purely on the core gamer. At that moment, it seemed clear that Sony had fully learned from their mistakes from the last generation and were ready to bring it with PS4. After Microsoft’s sloppy performance in getting there message out, Sony took full advantage of that and showed us in bullet points why the PS4 was better in every single way, so much so that after the conference, millions of people went to pre-order a Playstation 4 as fast as they could. So here we are a year later, and Sony remains on top. While Xbox One isn’t too far behind, it still is nowhere near the success of Playstation 4. So what can we expect from Sony this year? Is there a weakness Xbox One can exploit? And what does Sony need to do to keep the ball rolling so that they can stay on the path of success.

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III

Well while Sony did win E3 2013 in a lot of people’s minds last year, one thing that is clearly evident is the lack of games. Now when I say “lack,” this doesn’t mean that Sony didn’t announce anything last year, it just wasn’t much that we know about. We had Destiny which comes out in a few months, The Order 1886, and Final Fantasy XV but the rest were games that either came out last year, or we still know little to nothing about. Sony did say last year that all of their big studios are working on games for the PS4, but if this year Sony’s job is simple…deliver. Sony made a lot of big promises to us of experiences we can only get on PS4 and it’s important that they show us what we can expect from now till 2015. Obviously bigger titles are almost guaranteed to come out next year but what’s in store for us this Fall on PS4? What games are coming that are really gonna wow us and make us have to have a Playstation 4 this holiday season? But Playstation 4 isn’t the only console they have to worry about; Playstation Vita is definitely in need of some love at this year’s E3.

Destiny

Destiny

Since the Vita’s release, there still haven’t been enough core games to really make that console shine. The console itself is still brilliant from a technological stand-point and if done correctly could actually out-do the 3DS, but good hardware is nothing without good software as Nintendo has proved time and time again. So this year, it’s finally time for Sony to give us a reason to buy a Vita aside from just the ability to play Indie games and ports. Another big thing that Sony is almost guaranteed to address is Playstation Now. If you are unaware, Playstation Now is a streaming service, in which you’ll be able to play Playstation 1, Playstation 2, and Playstation 3 games on your Playstation 4, Vita, and select TVs and mobile devices. The beta that started earlier this year just recently came to a close, and it’s due for release this Summer. That being said, I’m sure more news on this is coming and with the big deal backwards compatibility is to gamers, it could just be another reason for people to feel at ease about dropping the 400 bucks for a PS4 knowing the full library of Playstation titles is open to them.

Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4

So it’s clear whether it’s Sony, Nintendo, or Microsoft, the big thing that all of them have to do this year is show us the games. Last year was the time for the consoles to make their case, but this year it’s time for the games to sell us these consoles. For a lot of people, this E3 will decide what console they go with this generation, and in Sony’s case, they have the stage set to deliver, so all they have to do is show us the same big titles we have come to know from Sony as well as a bunch of new IPs as well. Of course, the big title we all hope to hear more about is Uncharted 4, especially with all the news of different parts of the development team leaving the project, making the state of that game a bit worrisome. But we also wanna see more of what was revealed last year in more detail and as well as new games to get excited about as well. Vita also has to bring it in a big way if they have any hopes of competing with the Nintendo 3DS. Still, with all that being said, this is an exciting time to be a gamer, because this year all three companies are competing for our love. And more so than loyalty to any of these companies we as gamers should let the games guide us to which console we find best. E3 2014 is drawing close, and you can count on El Mundo Tech to keep you posted on all the big reveals as they happen at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Sony’s E3 Conference to be shown at selected movie theaters live | La conferencia E3 de Sony se mostrará en cines seleccionados en vivo

PlayStation's E3 2014 Press Conference

[EN]: Many gamers hope to ever attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo to check out all the events, even the ones before the start of the expo, such as the E3 Press Conferences of the big gaming companies.

Sony Computer Entertainment America would be showing its Press Conference at over 40 movie theaters around the US and Canada for the first time to reach more gamers.

The PlayStation’s E3 Press Conference will be hosted by Geoff Keighley on June 9th at 8:30pm EST (show starts at 9pm). Space will be limited, but what’s best of all is that it’ll be free.

If you live near the movie theaters, right now may be the best time to register. For more info: [http://eventgrid.com/Custom/playstatione3].

[ES]: Muchos jugadores esperan asistir alguna vez a la Electronic Entertainment Expo para visitar todos los acontecimientos, incluso los que hay antes del inicio de la exposición, tales como las conferencias de prensa E3 de las grandes compañías de juegos.

Sony Computer Entertainment America estaría mostrando su conferencia de prensa en más de 40 salas de cine de los EE.UU. y Canadá por primera vez para acercarse más a los jugadores.

La conferencia de prensa será presentada por Geoff Keighley el 9 de junio a las 8:30 pm EST (el show comienza a las 9 PM EST). El espacio será limitado, pero lo que es lo mejor de todo es que va a ser gratis.

Si ustedes viven cerca de las salas de cine, este momento sería el mejor momento para que se registren. Para más información: [http://eventgrid.com/Custom/playstatione3].

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“Project Morpheus”: Sony’s Virtual Reality System for the PS4 | El sistema de realidad virtualde Sony para el PS4

Project Morpheus

Project Morpheus

[EN]: During its presentation at GDC 2014, Sony Computer Entertainment America announced “Project Morpheus,” the company’s virtual reality device coming to the PS4. Morpheus features the same technology used in PlayStation Move. At GDC, Sony showed VR demos of God Of WarThief, as well as of titles especifically made for use with the device such as The Deep, The Castle, as well as EVE Valkyrie, a multiplayer dogfighting shooter game playable on the current game development kit.

The new device will work with the PS4’s PlayStation Camera, PS Move, and its Wireless Controller. The Morpheus SDK is still under development, and will be available when ready.

[ES]: Durante su presentación en la GDC 2014 , Sony Computer Entertainment America anunció el “Proyecto Morpheus (Morfeo)”, el dispositivo de realidad virtual de la compañía que llegará al PS4. Morpheus cuenta con la misma tecnología utilizada en el PlayStation Move. En la GDC, Sony mostró demos VR (realidad virtual) de God Of WarThief, así como de los títulos específicamente hechos para usar con el dispositivo, como The DeepThe Castle, al igual que EVE Valkyrie, un multijugador juego de peleas de disparos que se puede jugar en el kit de desarrollo de juego actual.

El nuevo dispositivo funcionará con la Cámara PlayStation, el PS Move y su mando inalámbrico del PS4. El SDK  (kit de desarrollo de software) de Morpheus está todavía en desarrollo, y estará disponible cuando esté listo.

< Specifications of “Project Morpheus” Prototype >
Component Processor unit, head-mounted unit
Display Method LCD
Panel Size 5 inches
Panel Resolution 1920xRGBx1080 (960xRGBx1080 per eye)
Field of View 90 degrees
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Connection interface HDMI + USB
Function 3D audio, Social Screen

[Source/Fuente]: Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Jack Tretton to say good-bye to Sony Computer Entertainment America after 19 years | Jack Tretton dirá adiós a Sony Computer Entertainment America tras 19 años

Jack Tretton / SCEA

Jack Tretton / SCEA

[EN]: Jack Tretton will be saying good-bye to the company he has worked for for 19 years. On March  31st, 2014, Tretton will be working for the last time at Sony Computer Entertainment America after years for being one of the persons responsible for the success of the PlayStation platform since the PlayStation 1. According to the press release, “this is a result of a mutual agreement between Mr. Tretton and SCEA not to renew their contractual relationship.”

“Working at SCEA for the past 19 years has been the most rewarding experience of my career,” said Tretton. “Although I will deeply miss the talented team at SCEA and the passion demonstrated every day by our fans, I’m very excited about starting the next chapter of my career. I want to thank the employees, partners and customers for their tireless commitment to the PlayStation brand and, of course, to our fans who have pushed us to new heights of innovation and entertainment over the past two decades. I leave PlayStation in a position of considerable strength and the future will only get brighter for PlayStation Nation.”

Shawn Layden, who currently works as Executive Vice President and COO of Sony Network Entertainment International, will take Tretton’s position, starting April 1st. During his 15 years at Sony, Layden has worked for SCE Worldwide Studios, and was one of the founding members of Sony Network Entertainment International.

Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment, said: “I’ve worked with Jack for nearly two decades and I want to personally thank him for his leadership and the considerable contributions he’s made to the SCEA business and PlayStation brand over the years. I wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors. I also want to welcome Shawn to the Sony Computer Entertainment America team. I have the utmost confidence in Shawn’s leadership capabilities, and his deep knowledge of the gaming industry and commitment to gamers, will help keep PlayStation at the forefront of entertainment and innovative gameplay.”

“It’s an honor and privilege to join Sony Computer Entertainment America and be a part of the team that is leading the next generation of gaming and entertainment,” said Layden. “SCEA is committed to delivering breakthrough gaming experiences that inspire fans and exceed their wildest expectations. As PS4™ shows us every day, there has never been a better time to be part of the PlayStation community and I look forward to working with our retail, development, publishing and network partners to further demonstrate why PlayStation is the best place to play.”

[ES]: Jack Tretton estará diciendo adiós a la compañía que ha trabajado durante 19 años. El 31 de marzo de 2014, Tretton estará trabajando por última vez en Sony Computer Entertainment America, tras años de ser una de las personas responsables del éxito de la plataforma PlayStation desde el PlayStation 1. Según el comunicado de prensa, “este es el resultado de un acuerdo mutuo entre el Sr. Tretton y SCEA de no renovar su relación contractual”.

“Trabajar en SCEA durante los últimos 19 años ha sido la experiencia más gratificante de mi carrera”, dijo Tretton. “Aunque yo profundamente extrañaré al talentoso equipo de SCEA y la pasión demostrada cada día por nuestros aficionados, estoy muy contento de comenzar el próximo capítulo de mi carrera. Quiero agradecer a los empleados, socios y clientes por su incansable compromiso con la marca PlayStation y, por supuesto, a nuestros aficionados que nos han llevado a nuevos niveles de innovación y de entretenimiento en las últimas dos décadas. Me voy de PlayStation en una posición de fuerza considerable y el futuro sólo se hará más  brillante para PlayStation Nation”.

Shawn Layden, quien actualmente se desempeña como vicepresidente ejecutivo y COO de Sony Network Entertainment International, tomará la posición de Tretton a partir del 1ro de abril. Durante sus 15 años en Sony, Layden ha trabajado para SCE Worldwide Studios, y fue uno de los miembros fundadores de Sony Network Entertainment International.

“Es un honor y un privilegio unirse a Sony Computer Entertainment America y ser parte del equipo que lidera la próxima generación de juegos y entretenimiento”, dijo Layden . “SCEA se compromete a ofrecer experiencias de juegos innovadoras que inspiren a los fans y superen sus mayores expectativas. Como el PS4™ nos muestra todos los días, nunca ha habido un mejor momento para ser parte de la comunidad PlayStation y espero con interés trabajar con nuestros minoristas, desarrolladores, publicadores, y socios de red de seguir demostrando por qué PlayStation es el mejor lugar para jugar”.

[Source/Fuente]: SCEA.