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2011-05-02 05:35:00

Sony executives apologized for a massive data breach at a news conference in Tokyo Sunday, Reuters reports. This was the first public comment from senior management on the data intrusion of several million PlayStation Network accounts. As a precaution after the security break-in was revealed, all PlayStation Network accounts were suspended for several days while the extent of the damage was assessed. Sony said it would resume some services this week and offer incentives to customers in...

2011-04-05 01:00:00

TOKYO, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today updated the status of the Great East Japan Earthquake relief effort through PlayStation®Network which started in North America and Europe on March 19, 2011(*1) and in Japan and Asia on March 24, 2011. PlayStation®Store has offered special custom themes for the PlayStation®3 system(*2) to those who donated money through the PlayStation Network to support...

2011-01-19 23:00:00

TOKYO, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that "Video On Demand powered by Qriocity(TM)" will become available in Japan on January 26 across Sony 2010 and 2011 network-enabled BRAVIA® TVs(1). "Video On Demand powered by Qriocity" is a premium streaming video service, which allows users to choose from box office hits from NBC Universal International Television Distribution, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth...

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2010-12-22 13:22:49

Sony Corp. has launched a music streaming service in an attempt to boost sales of its consumer electronics and break Apple's dominance of the online music business. The Japanese company's "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity" is a digital music service that does not involve downloading tracks like Apple's iTunes. A subscription will allow users to access a catalog of about 6 million songs, which can be streamed to Sony's Internet-connected devices like the PlayStation 3, personal computers...

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2010-09-17 06:40:00

Sony Corporation said Thursday that sales were on track to reach a target of 15 million units of its PS3 game console for the year, ending March 2011, with first-half sales approaching just above forecast. Kazuo Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, said as of August 31, sales of the PS3 looked a bit better than expected. Much still depends on the year-end shopping season, Hirai told Reuters at the Tokyo Game Show. However, research group NPD reported that retail sales of...

2010-09-01 10:30:00

BERLIN, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In November 2009, Sony Corporation (Sony) said that it was developing a network service platform called Sony Online Services (SOLS), which is now called Qriocity(TM). Qriocity is a network service platform that connects many of Sony's network-enabled devices and allows consumers to enjoy high quality entertainment across multiple devices. Via Qriocity, Sony will deliver a variety of digital entertainment content and services that are "powered by Qriocity",...

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2009-11-20 13:38:01

A Sony Corp executive announced Friday that the company is set to launch a new online service next year which will allow customers to download content to a wide variety of its TVs and other devices. Sony Executive Vice President Kazuo Hirai said the company has plans to unveil a new online service where customers would have access to movies, books, music and other media content. "This is something I'd like to get off the ground as quickly as possible," said Hirai. "One of the things we really...

2009-06-26 11:38:00

TOKYO, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that Kunimasa Suzuki has been named Representative Director, Deputy President of SCEI effective July 1, 2009, in addition to his current role as SVP, Deputy President, Networked Products & Services Group (NPSG), Sony Corporation (Sony). Suzuki will report to Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO, SCEI, and EVP and President, NPSG, Sony, and assist him in managing the day-to-day operations of the...

2009-04-15 11:55:00

CMO of Sony Corporation Is Appointed President & CEO, SCEE TOKYO, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that Andrew House, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Group Executive of Sony Corporation, has been named President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Chief Operating Officer (Co-COO) of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) as of May 1, 2009. In his new role, House will be responsible for managing the PlayStation business across nearly...

2009-04-15 11:52:00

TOKYO, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that David Reeves, President, CEO and Co-COO, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), and Deputy President, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., will retire from Sony Computer Entertainment Group as of April 30, 2009. David Reeves joined SCEE in 1995, where he was responsible for establishing and managing the regional offices of SCEE in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He moved back to the United...


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