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PS Vita Cease Production in Japan
Sony will soon cease production of the PlayStation Vita in Japan. The company revealed the news on the PlayStation Japan website, where it was confirmed both remaining models of the handheld will be discontinued soon.
While Sony has not confirmed what this means for the handheld in the West, the writing has been on the wall for a while. In May 2018, physical PS Vita games were discontinued in the US and Europe, while incoming PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said in June 2017--when he was head of PlayStation in Europe--that the Vita was "not an active line" outside of Japan.
The Vita launched in Japan in late 2011 before being released elsewhere in early 2012. A smaller, lighter model was released in 2013 in Japan and the following year in other parts of the world.
The handheld was a critical success, as reviewers and consumers praised its hardware and many of its games. However, it struggled commercially and Sony admitted as early as March 2016 that its focus had shifted elsewhere.
I had to reuse a thread. Here's info on the PlayStation 5. I can't believe it's been this long.
Jim Ryan, the new president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, announced on the official PlayStation Blog on Tuesday that Sony's next-generation console is the PlayStation 5, and it will launch during the holiday season in 2020.
Ryan revealed more details of the new controller that will ship with the PlayStation 5. The controller will feature haptic feedback to replace current "rumble" technology. Additionally, "Adaptive triggers" incorporated into the controller's trigger buttons (L2, R2) will allow developers to adjust resistance in the triggers.
Ryan also spoke with Wired magazine for an article posted today. The article further details the console's solid-state drive, "ray-tracing acceleration in the GPU hardware," controller, mandatory game installation, and updated user interface. The PlayStation 5's physical games will use 100GB optical disks that can be inserted into an optical drive that also functions as a 4K Blu-ray Disc player.
As Ryan revealed in September, the PlayStation 5 will include a feature to suspend gameplay at a lower power consumption than the PlayStation 4, with an estimated power consumption of around 0.5w. Ryan noted that if one million users of the console use the feature, it will save electricity consumption equal to 1,000 U.S. homes.
Sony Interactive Entertainment's Mark Cerny, PlayStation 4 lead system architect and game designer, revealed in April that the new console has been in development for four years. The console will be backward-compatible with PS4 games, as it is partly based on the PS4's architecture.
Sony has shipped more than 100 million units of the PS4 console worldwide as of June 30.
Main features updated in this System Software 8.00 Beta
As part of the System Software 8.00 Beta, the following changes have been made to Party and Messages:
When starting a party, you can now choose to create a new group or select an existing group. When you create a new group, it’ll be saved even after the party has ended. You can start a new party with the same members by selecting the group that you previously created. You can now use your groups across Party and Messages. You can send messages to a group you created for a party, or start a party with a group you’ve messaged with. Messages has been added to the screen during parties. When you select Messages, you’ll see the messages exchanged between members of your group. The public/private settings for parties have been removed. Only members of the group can join the party. You can now change your party settings from the options menu that displays on the screen when you select (Party). You can also manage your party connection settings when you select [Party Voice Chat Connection], which has been added to the party settings. Members of your party can now see when your mic is muted. You can now join parties even if there are members that you’ve blocked. When you join a party with a blocked member, or when a blocked member joins the party, you’ll receive a notification. During the party, you won’t hear each other, and the game you’re playing, as well as your Share Play status, won’t be displayed. In addition, the blocked member won’t be notified that you’ve blocked them. Play Together sessions can no longer be started during a party. For online multiplayer games, you can start a game session from within the game. Two-step verification is now available using authenticator apps. After entering your sign-in ID and password on your PS4, you can complete the sign-in process by allowing the app access. You can download authenticator apps from the App Store or Google Play™. We do not guarantee the functionality of all authenticator apps.
The following changes have been made to parental controls:
[Communicating with Other Players] and [Viewing Content Created by Other Players] have been combined and are now [Communication and User-Generated Content]. If you’ve selected [Not Allowed] for either of the settings, the same setting will transfer after the update.
Other updated features
[Mute All Microphones] has been added to the quick menu under [Sound/Devices]. This setting mutes all microphones connected to your PS4. The following changes have been made to Communities. -You can no longer create parties from the Community screen. You’ll need to create a group in Party. You can no longer create a new event in Events. Events created before the update will still be held, and events and tournaments hosted by game developers will continue to take place. For some features, the content displayed on the screen has changed, as well as the screen design.
Sony: PSN Store Will Drop PS3, PSP, Vita Games on Mobile/Web by October 21, 2020
The rumors were true: Sony is indeed removing the ability to buy PS3, PSP, and PS Vita games from the PSN Store when accessing the via the mobile app or web browser. According to official emails sent out to PlayStation Network members titled “Important Changes to PlayStation Store”, the PlayStation Store overhaul will take effect from October 21, 2020 to October 26, 2020 on web, and by October 28, 2020 on mobile app.
Also included in the purge is the ability to buy Apps, Themes, and Avatars, and the Wishlist feature. Current wishlists will be discontinued. Not all is lost, though: Direct device-based access to the PSN Store through a PS3, PSP, and PS Vita will allow players to buy games. Similarly, accessing the store through a PS4 will surface apps, themes and avatars just like before. Any previously purchased content will be accessible as before.
Here’s a screenshot of one of the emails sent out by Sony about the PSN Store changes:
In essence, the main difference between the official announcement and the rumored emails that circulated last week (which were targeted toward developers and partners) is date of the changes to the web PSN store: October 21, 2020 instead of October 19, 2020. The mobile rollout remains the same. This means that players wishing to easily access some of the remaining content on the older platforms are advised to pick up what they can before then.
Most likely the store overhaul has to do with preparing for the new version of the PSN store that will launch with the PlayStation 5. The PS5 will also debut a new user experience, one with a more closely integrated store. In a surprise State of Play video uploaded on October 15, 2020, parts of the user interface on PS5 were detailed, centered around “cards” and an instantly accessible “control center” function.
The PSN Store will be overhauled on October 21 through 26, 2020 on web, and on mobile app on October 28, 2020. The PlayStation 5 will launch be available in Australia, Japan, North America, and South Korea on November 12, 2020, and worldwide on November 19, 2020.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Game's Physical PS5 Edition Canceled
The official website for Gust's Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy game announced on Monday that the game's physical version for PlayStation 5 has been canceled. The game will still launch digitally on PS5, and customers who purchase the PlayStation 4 version will receive the game for PS5 for free.
The game will launch in Japan on PS4, PS5, and Switch on December 3. The game will then launch on PC via Steam on January 26.
In addition to the PS5 release, the game will launch in North America on January 26, 2021 for PS4, Switch, PC via Steam. The game will launch in Europe on January 29.
The sequel is set three years after KOEI Tecmo Games' Gust brand's Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (Ryza no Atelier ~Tokoyami no Joō to Himitsu no Kakurega~) game. In the story, Ryza travels to the Royal Capital of Ashra-am Baird and explores ancient ruins to uncover the mystery of lost legends. She can learn new skills such as the ability to swim. Throughout her journey, Ryza will once again be joined by her fun-loving group of mischievous friends. The first of these old companions confirmed for Ryza 2 is Klaudia. The only daughter of a merchant family, Klaudia has been working in the Royal Capital, but all the while, thinking back to the adventure she had with Ryza three years prior. Klaudia still has the desire to live a more exciting life, and now finds her fate once again intertwined with Ryza as they regroup inside the Royal Capital. Also joining Ryza this time around is a mysterious creature known as Fi. The creature doesn't speak, but is very expressive and full of emotion, bonding quickly with Ryza while helping her seek answers to the true meaning of the lost legends.
Those who purchase the game during the first two weeks of release will receive a code for the Summer Fashion Costume Set. Players who have save data from the previous game will be able to unlock the Classic Costume Set.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout launched for PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam in North America in October 2019. The game launched in Europe in November 2019, and in Japan in September 2019.
Sony Interactive Entertainment updated the Japanese website for their PlayStation consoles today, revealing that the video game giant is discontinuing the production of every model of the PlayStation 4 except the 500GB version of the PS4 Slim. This cease of production also includes the four-year-old PlayStation 4 Pro system.
After the release of the PlayStation 5, it was only a matter of time until Sony halted the production of its last-generation video game console to focus on its now current generation system, but no one expected Sony to discontinue the PlayStation 4 this early into the PS5's lifespan. Production shortages, coupled with an uneasy roll-out, of the PlayStation 5 have left a lot of people without Sony's brand new console, but it seems that now with the PlayStation 4 discontinued, production on the next-gen system can ramp up, bringing more stock to people who might want to play PS5 games or even just people who want to play any PlayStation exclusive title in 4K.
If you still buy or rent movies or TV on PSN, the PSN store will not have those content after August 31. You can still access the stuff you bought.
Sony announced on Tuesday that the PlayStation Store will no longer offer purchases and rentals of movie and television content as of August 31, due to the growth of "subscription-based and ad-based entertainment streaming services on our consoles.." Even after August 31, users can still access media that they have previously purchased through the PlayStation Store for on-demand playback on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and mobile devices.
The PS5 launched in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea on November 12. The console launched in the rest of the world on November 19. The PS5 retails for US$499.99, and the PS5 Digital Edition (which does not include an optical disc drive) retails for US$399.99.
Report: PS3, Vita, And PSP Stores To Be Permanently Closed In A Few Months
The PS3, PS Vita, and PlayStation Portable stores aren’t long for this world. According to a source familiar with the situation (verified by TheGamer), the stores are due to be closed down from July. The announcement is planned for the end of this month.
PSP’s and PS3’s stores are to be closed on July 2, while the PS Vita store will stay open until August 27. After those dates, you will no longer be able to purchase digital copies of games or DLC for any of the Sony consoles mentioned above.
Related: Fan Ports GTA: San Andreas Onto PS Vita
The PS3 released in November 2006 and sold a total of 87 million units during its lifetime. The console officially ended production four years ago after 11 successful years on the market and three model redesigns. The PSP enjoyed similar success, selling around 81 million units since its release in March 2005.
Notoriously, the PS Vita was a bit of a flop. Sony’s second handheld released in December 2011 and sold between 10-15 million units across its lifetime, despite being an excellent little machine. The handheld recently saw some resurgence in popularity, thanks to how easy it is to turn into a portable emulator.
If you own any of the three consoles and you’ve always wanted to download a specific game, now is the time. No doubt the price of physical games will jump up once the stores cease to exist.
The success of the Nintendo Switch proves that there's a market for portable consoles these days, so perhaps one day we'll see Sony have another shot at a handheld. We might get a Doom game where you talk to the monsters first, but you never know.
The 138 PlayStation games that soon won’t be available to buy anywhere
101-in-1 Megamix Ape Quest Armored Core: Last Raven Portable Armored Core: Silent Line Portable Armored Core 3 Portable Beats Black Rock Shooter – The Game Brandish: The Dark Revenant Carnage Heart EXA Cho Aniki Zero Cladun: This is an RPG! Creature Defense Crimson Room: Reverse Dissidia 012 Prologus: Final Fantasy Go! Puzzle Gravity Crash Portable Hot Shots Shorties Blue Pack Hot Shots Shorties Green Pack Hot Shots Shorties Red Pack Hot Shots Shorties Yellow Pack I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Tokyo Kurulin Fusion LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival NeoGeo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting No Heroes Allowed! Numblast Patchwork Heroes Piyotama Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign Super Stardust Portable Susume Tactics! Talkman Travel: Paris Talkman Travel: Rome Talkman Travel: Tokyo Thexder Neo
Armageddon Riders Blast Factor Bomberman Ultra Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter HD Catan Comet Crash Crash Commando Datura Eat Them! Echochrome II Funky Lab Rat Hamster Ball High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition High Velocity Bowling Infamous: Festival of Blood Kung-Fu Live The Last Guy Legasista Linger in Shadows Lumines Supernova Magic Orbz Magus Novastrike PixelJunk 4am PixelJunk Racers Planet Minigolf Punisher: No Mercy Rain Savage Moon Spelunker HD Super Rub a Dub Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars Tales from Space: About a Blob Trash Panic Wakeboarding HD
Battle Rockets Bodycheck Boss! Breakquest Extra Evolution Chronovolt Coconut Dodge Revitalised Die!Die!Die! Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Ecolibrium Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims HD! Flying Hamster HD Frobisher Says! Furmins The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character Indoor Sports World Jungle Rumble Freedom Happiness and Bananas Kilka Card Gods Knobswitch Lemmings Touch Let’s Fish! Hooked On Licky The Lucky Lizard Lives Again Magical Beat Malicious Rebirth Maliya Men’s Room Mayhem Monsterbag Murasaki Baby Nekoburo Cats Block Ninja Usagimaru: Two Tails of Adventure Open Me! Orgarhythm Pinball Heroes Complete PlayStation Vita Cliff Diving PlayStation Vita Fireworks PlayStation Vita Table Soccer PulzAR Puzzle by Nikoli V Slitherlink Puzzle by Nikoli V Sudoku Reel Fishing Masters Challenge Ring Run Circus Run Like Hell! Sketchcross Sokoban Next Squares Stardrone Extreme Stranded a Mars Adventure Sumioni: Demon Arts Super Stardust Delta Surge Deluxe Table Ice Hockey Table Mini Golf Table Top Racing Table Top Tanks The Hungry Horde TXK Vitamin Z Z-Run
Vita & PS3
Bentley’s Hackpack Big Sky Infinity Deathmatch Village Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Foosball 2012 Germinator Gravity Crash Motorstorm RC Ms Germinator Murasaki Mist Akara’s Journey When Vikings Attack!
Old Man Dream: Well, I went ahead and already spoiled myself over later events in the series. Looks like that gets fairly messy with handling its little plot twist involving Rika, Satoko, and the mentioned story element having some assume there's some sort of...
Mar 29, 2021 12:43:09 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...Umineko crossover. May have liked the idea with better handling of the story development. But it's basically made Satoko a rather unlikable character now.
Mar 29, 2021 12:44:11 GMT
Taka: It's a gigantic mech franchise. I haven't seen Macross myself. I know it's a big one.
Apr 9, 2021 6:17:00 GMT
Old Man Dream: Guess we don't get it. Make things short and sweet: Through some unintentional legal wranglings, Harmony Gold's owned international rights to the Macross name for decades and its Japanese developers, disgusted by the move, had not allowed...
Apr 9, 2021 10:22:58 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...many later Macross anime outside Japan because that would profit Harmony Gold. Macross was one of three anime titles used by HG in the 1980s to edit together the popular Robotech series popular with fans during that time. Under this deal...
Apr 9, 2021 10:24:47 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT