Video game sales hit US high in pandemic-plagued 2020  2021/01/18 15:41:10 Inquirer Technology
Sales of video games, consoles and accessories hit a record high in the United States last year as people hunkered down at home due to the pandemic turned to play. Video game spending in the U.S. totaled $56.9 billion last year, 27% more than what was spent in 2019, according NPD market research group analyst Mat Piscatella. A total of $7.7 billion of that was spent in December, which posted the highest sales figures ever for that month, NPD figures showed. And that did not even count money spent on smartphone games. Nintendo Switch was the top selling console last year, with the PlayStation 5 coming in second, according to Piscatella. Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's… Keep on reading: Video game sales hit US high in pandemic-plagued 2020
   Li-ion Power Battery Market to Witness Stunning Growth to Generate Massive Revenue | Samsung SDI, BYD, Panasonic, Sony  2021/01/18 04:16:51 OpenPR
Latest released the research study on Global Li-ion Power Battery Market, offers a detailed overview of the factors influencing the global business scope. Li-ion Power Battery Market research report shows the latest market insights, current situation analysis with upcoming trends
   Games Inbox: PS5 stock upset, The Last Of Us Part 3 prediction, and Cyberpunk 2077 on base Xbox One - NewsDesk  2021/01/18 01:30:55 NewsDesk
Have you given up hope? (pic: Sony) The Monday Inbox considers the likelihood of Sony ever making another PlayStation portable, as one reader gets his mojo back with Dirt 5. To join in with the discussions yourself email All right for someI had Thursday and Friday off work so hoped to get lucky, as […]
   Major firms urge Japan to bolster 2030 renewables goal  2021/01/18 00:30:16 Digital Journal
Major firms including Sony, Panasonic and Nissan on Monday urged the Japanese government to make its 2030 renewable energy target twice as ambitious.
   Alex Trebek fans petition to see 'Jeopardy!' stage dedicated to the late host  2021/01/16 07:51:09 Fox News
Late "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek's fans are calling upon Sony and CBS to dedicate the show's stage with Trebek's name.
   Why I’m not interested in ‘Mandalorian 2’ or any new ‘Star Wars’ shows  2020/12/20 16:04:13 BGR
Disney’s second season of The Mandalorian has just finished, with the finale premiering on the Disney+ streaming service this past Friday to great reviews. Season 2 does have one huge problem that Disney can't shake away anytime soon, and it's something that might make the show less appealing to many people: That’s The Rise of Skywalker film that ended the third trilogy . The last Star Wars movie had an absurd villain revival that made no sense and wasn't properly explained at any point. Whatever happens in the Mandalorian series, it’ll still lead to the same silly future we saw in The Rise of Skywalker . The second season of The Mandalorian has just concluded. The response to the most successful Disney+ original TV series so far has been overwhelmingly positive, from what I’ve heard throughout season 2. All my knowledge of Mandalorian 2 comes from limited Slack conversations and skimming coverage in the past few weeks. That’s because I haven’t watched a single minute of the new season, and I don’t plan to get caught up anytime soon now that all the episodes are available to stream — season 2 premiered on October 30th, with Disney releasing new episodes each week since then.
   Musicians earn less than 1 cent per stream — here’s what needs to change  2020/12/20 15:00:23 The Next Web
If you’re a music lover, chances are you’ll have used streaming services of some kind. Music streaming accounts for more than half of the global music industry’s revenue in the UK, bringing in more than £1 billion in the last year. But while the three major labels – Sony, Universal, and Warner – are reporting record high profits, a poll by The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union found that eight out of ten music creators earn less than £200 a year from streaming. According to one report, artists earn on average only £0.009 per stream. The UK government is now… This story continues at The Next Web
   Jeux vidéos: comment le jeu le plus attendu de la décennie s’est planté  2020/12/20 13:18:24 Le Soir
Image floue et saccadée, graphiquement très discutable, Cyberpunk 2077 a fait l’effet d’une douche froide pour les joueurs de PS4 et Xbox One. A tel point que Sony rembourse les acheteurs qui se sont procuré le jeu sur son store.
   Sony: Le jeu vidéo Cyberpunk 2077 retiré du PlayStation Store  2020/12/20 11:43:43 Hespress Français
Alors que le jeu vidéo Cyberpunk 2077, fait face à de nombreuses critiques pour « nombre de bogues impressionnant », Sony a annoncé son retrait du de sa plate-forme en ligne PlayStation Store dans le monde entier. En procédant à ce retrait, Sonny a affirmé vouloir préserver la « satisfaction de ses clients ». « SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment) […] The post Sony: Le jeu vidéo Cyberpunk 2077 retiré du PlayStation Store appeared first on Hespress Français .
   Guillermo Paredes publica un libro sobre los efectos del Covid-19 en el sector de los videojuegos  2020/12/20 08:56:30 Correo de Andalucía
El gaditano Guillermo Paredes es el autor del libro titulado, Game Over? Los efectos del Covid-19 en el sector de los videojuegos, que acaba de ser lanzado el 18 de este mes y ya está disponible en Amazon, entre otros puntos de venta. El libro contesta a numerosas preguntas, algunas de ellas: ¿Sabías que un videojuego predijo la pandemia del Covid-19 ocho años antes de que tuviera lugar? ¿Para qué se utilizó el recinto del E3 de Los Ángeles tras la cancelación del evento? ¿Podría un juego ayudar a encontrar la vacuna de este nuevo coronavirus? ¿Hasta qué punto fue un éxito el lanzamiento de Animal Crossing: New Horizons durante el confinamiento? Se trata de una investigación periodística pionera sobre la repercusión que ha tenido el Covid-19 en la industria de ocio audiovisual más lucrativa en España y el mundo, a lo largo de la primera ola de contagios. Para ello, Game Over? Los efectos del Covid-19 en el sector de los videojuegos se centra en las grandes empresas -Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, entre otras- así como en los estudios de desarrollo independiente, los propios videojuegos, los eventos de ocio interactivo y los eSports, aspectos de la cultura gamer que no han quedado indiferentes ante un virus que ha cambiado nuestra forma de vida y cuya partida contra él aún no ha terminado.
   Sony WH-1000XM4 review: The best over-ear noise-canceling headphone for the money - CNET  2020/12/13 12:00:10 CNET
Regular discounted, Sony's flagship ANC headphone remains hard to beat if you're looking for a premium noise-canceling headphone.
   Top Stories: AirPods Max Announced, Apple Fitness+ Launch, Future Apple Silicon Chips  2020/12/12 14:00:53 Mac Rumors
The Apple product launches just keep on coming, with Apple this week introducing AirPods Max, the premium over-ear headphones that were rumored over the past few months under the "AirPods Studio" name. We also learned this week that Apple's Fitness+ subscription service will be launching on Monday, December 14 alongside the release of iOS 14.3 and related operating system updates, while we heard a bit more about Apple's ambitions for future Mac chips based on Apple silicon. Check out the details on those stories and more below! Apple Announces AirPods Max Over-Ear Headphones With Noise Cancellation, Priced at $549 Last week, MacRumors obtained an AppleCare memo that hinted at a potential hardware announcement on December 8, and Apple delivered by introducing new wireless over-ear headphones called AirPods Max . Key features of the AirPods Max include high-fidelity audio powered by an Apple-designed H1 chip in each ear cup, spatial audio, active noise cancellation, and adaptive EQ. Design wise, the headphones have magnetically-attachable memory foam ear cushions , stainless steel telescoping arms, and a headband with a "breathable knit mesh" that distributes weight to reduce on-head pressure, according to Apple.
   Sony WH-1000XM4 review: A nearly flawless noise-canceling headphone - CNET  2020/12/12 12:30:04 CNET
The much-anticipated new version of Sony's top noise-canceling headphone has finally arrived, and it makes small improvements to an already top-notch product.
   Oscar Isaac sera Solid Snake dans « Metal Gear Solid »  2020/12/12 11:05:02 20 Minutes France
Le film est dans les cartons de Sony depuis des années
   4 Feel-Good Gaming Stocks  2020/12/11 17:23:39 Benzinga
The gaming industry is on fire this year thanks to COVID-19 keeping more people indoors. The World Economic Forum forecasts the global gaming industry's revenue is set to hit $165 billion for the whole year. This should benefit all gaming companies, even some that might not come immediately to mind. Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN ), Tencent Holdings (OTC: TCEHY ), Sony (NYSE: SNE ), and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) are riding the gaming wave and surfing away. Penn National Gaming – massive expansion ahead Considering Penn's 41 gaming properties in 19 states were forced to shut down during the pandemic, its stock made a great comeback. Most of its locations have reopened, but the recent surge in coronavirus cases is bringing a great deal of uncertainty. Fortunately, positive vaccine developments give hope that it won't be long before Penn can return to operating at full speed. But even until that happens, online sports betting segment is doing extremely well. After all, this gaming operator has been successful over the last decade by managing both to growth revenue and maintain the operating margin in double digits.