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Friday: September 4, 2009

Sony Walkman outsells the iPod for the first time in four years over in Japan.Sony Walkman outsells the iPod for the first time in four years over in Japan.

Sony's win be may due to a variety of factors, according to BCN. The company focuses on lower-cost music players, with the average price of a Walkman dropping in recent weeks while Apple's prices have stayed firm.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:47 AM | Tags (6) | apple | ipod | japan | sales | sony | walkman |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Microsoft decides to follow Sony's lead, drops price of Xbox 360.Microsoft decides to follow Sony's lead, drops price of Xbox 360.

The 'elite' version of the Xbox can now be all yours for just $299 starting on Friday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:37 PM | Tags (6) | microsoft | xbox | price | cuts | sony | ps3 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Sony pulls the curtain back on slim version of PlayStation 3.Sony pulls the curtain back on slim version of PlayStation 3.

...and it also comes with a lower price tag now at just $299 now too. Welcome back to the party Sony.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:22 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | gaming | playstation | pricedrop | ps3 | slim | sony | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: August 15, 2009

Sony files patent for laugh detection on the PS3.Sony files patent for laugh detection on the PS3.

Patent covers a range of emotions other than laughter. Sony want to know when video games make you cry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:04 PM | Tags (6) | sony | ps3 | patents | laugh | detection | emotion |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Netflix and Sony team up to stream movies to Bravia television owners.Netflix and Sony team up to stream movies to Bravia television owners.

But what about that certain other particular Sony device that people seem to use a lot?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:31 AM | Tags (8) | bravia | netflix | partnership | playstation | ps3 | sony | streaming | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Sony would like you know that you won't be seeing a PlayStation price cut anytime soon.Sony would like you know that you won't be seeing a PlayStation price cut anytime soon.

I'm sure this will make the folks at Activision quite happy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:57 AM | Tags (7) | sony | playstation | ps3 | price | cut | overpriced | activision |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Sony to jump into the netbook market with latest Vaio offering.Sony to jump into the netbook market with latest Vaio offering.

It'll set you back about $629 bucks. Display resolution is a little larger than most other netbooks as well (1,366 by 768 pixels) - which is nice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:44 AM | Tags (6) | market | netbook | portable | small | sony | vaio |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Sony files patent for turning any object into a video game controller.Sony files patent for turning any object into a video game controller.

Take that, Project Natal?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:10 PM | Tags (7) | sony | ps3 | natal | patent | gaming | controller | playstation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

Thirteen year old swaps an iPod  with original Sony Walkman for a week.Thirteen year old swaps an iPod with original Sony Walkman for a week.

It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape. That was not the only naive mistake that I made; I mistook the metal/normal switch on the Walkman for a genre-specific equaliser, but later I discovered that it was in fact used to switch between two different types of cassette.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 2:35 PM | Tags (7) | apple | cassette | experiment | ipod | retro | sony | walkman |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Activision not too happy with how the PS3 is performing these days.Activision not too happy with how the PS3 is performing these days.

It's expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and Xbox are just selling better. Games generate a better return on invested capital on the Xbox than on the PlayStation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:37 PM | Tags (4) | activision | ps3 | sales | sony |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

An in-depth reevaluation of Final Fantasy VIII.An in-depth reevaluation of Final Fantasy VIII.

'In-depth' really doesn't scratch the surface in terms of article depth. Grab a cup of coffee, enjoy the read and then go dust off the old Playstation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:30 PM | Tags (5) | finalfantasy | sony | playstation | square | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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