Analyst: PlayStation Network Fiasco Will Be Costly, Change Industry Forever

You have to sympathize with Sony. Rebuilding the PlayStation Network ground up with a gun to the head was never in the cards. And like any company suffering a sudden, mammoth, shocking customer data breach, it couldn’t have imagined events playing out quite like this.

That’s what caused this mess in the first place, of course. …

Sony Announces Two Android Tablets, Including a Dual-Screen Device

Hot on the heels of Lenovo’s leaked Honeycomb tablet, Sony has announced two versions of their own. The S1 and S2 don’t look all of those other tablets rolling off the assembly machine these days – the S2 even has a dual screen.

The S1 follows the traditional slate form factor with a 9.4-inch screen. CrunchGear expects the …

Compact Disc Creator Dies at 81

Sony’s Norio Ohga passed away on April 23 at 81 years of age from multiple organ failure. Ohga is perhaps best known for driving the development of the compact disc, which Sony first released back in 1982.

While studying music at a Tokyo university in 1953, Ohga was hired as a consultant by Sony thanks to his “expert knowledge of …

Nintendo 3DS Soars, Sells 400,000 in First Week

Nintendo’s 3DS portable flew off the shelves in late March, moving just shy of 400,000 units during its first week of U.S. sales, reports Nintendo. Couple with Nintendo’s other handhelds, and the company says it saw its best March ever (that’s “in U.S. history” ever) for portable hardware sales.

Factor in dueling DS games …

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