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Maybe Sony does get digital: the case for the defence
Last week, I wrote that Sony didn't understand the threat that it faces. This week, I put the opposite case: that Sony's experiments and product launches shows that it understands the issues, and is making valiant attempts...
- Posted 787 days ago
Which platform is winning the online war?
Last week, I posted about the market forecasts for online games in 2010. I focused on new versus old gaming, and looking at different market sizes. Today, I’d like to look at the market share of the...
- Posted 1056 days ago
Death of the PlayStation: Why Sony’s “evolving” televisions spell the end of the console
Sony has announced plans for a television service that evolves. In the Financial Times today, Sony CEO and Chairman Sir Howard Stringer said “Sony will have a one-to-one relationship with … customers to offer subscription services, cloud...
- Posted 1276 days ago
The iPlayer gives the PS3 a place at the heart of the living room
It’s early days, but a report on the BBC blog suggests that Sony’s vision of a PlayStation at the heart of every living room may have taken a small step closer to reality. The PS3 now represents...
- Posted 1348 days ago
Sony embraces Web 2.0, alternate reality, in PlayStation Home
Damn. First I start becoming a cheerleader for Eidos, and now I applaud something that Sony is doing to embrace Web 2.0. Change is in the air. But first a disclaimer. I’m going to talk about Xi,...
- Posted 1517 days ago
The curse of “configurable” consoles
The NPD data for December 2008 released last week made interesting reading. Over 2.1 million Wii consoles were sold in the US alone in December, which is a phenomenal figure. But maybe it’s not just the unique control...
- Posted 1577 days ago
YouTube optimised for PS3 and Wii
TechCrunch reports that YouTube is launching its video service on PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii (but apparently not in the UK. The blog post referenced by TechCrunch doesn’t appear to be accessible from London). Users can point the...
- Posted 1584 days ago