FTC asks six ‘major’ mobile, gaming and auto companies to revise their warranty policies

It’s against the law to void an automobile, gaming system or mobile phone’s warranty for use of third-party components or “unauthorized” repairs, which Nintendo, Sony, Hyundai and three other “major” companies seem to be ignoring.

Entry-level PlayStation VR bundle gets discounted to $300 stateside, €300 on the old continent

Until Sony decides to release a second-generation PlayStation VR, virtual reality enthusiasts may be happy to see the original headset further discounted in several bundles worldwide.

European Sony Xperia XZ2 pre-orders come with some valuable freebies

Early Sony Xperia XZ2 adopters in the UK can get a free PlayStation VR headset or PlayStation 4 console, while in Germany, you can choose from a list of five possible gifts.

iPads, AirPods and Samsung tabs contributed to the biggest online sales day in history

This year’s Cyber Monday online sales represented a 16.8 percent surge from 2016, and mobile devices set new records for both visits and revenue.

Sony bundles PlayStation Camera with PlayStation VR for $399, $449 also buys you two controllers

The PlayStation Camera previously sold by Sony separate from the PlayStation VR is essentially free of charge now as a response to Rift and Vive discounts.

Sony Mobile had another weak quarter, selling just 5 million Xperias over the holidays

Not only are Sony smartphones unprofitable or barely profitable these days, also selling in negligible numbers worldwide quarter after quarter.

Samsung, Google, HTC, Oculus, Sony and Acer join hands to form Global Virtual Reality Association

The Global Virtual Reality Association is a newly constituted non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth of the VR industry as a whole.

No mobile VR plans for Sony as it expands from gaming to video content

The PlayStation VR is due out soon and Sony is working to supply its customers with content of all sorts. There’s just nothing in the mobile arena, though.

What looks to be Sony Xperia XR, PlayStation 4 Neo pass by FCC

One device was marked explicitly at the FCC as a mobile phone while the other device is listed to have ports that a modern PlayStation would have.

Sony’s IFA 2016 invitation is cryptic, weird and eclectic, previewing lots of new gadgets

Xperia XR? Xperia C6 Ultra? Maybe an Xperia Z5 Tablet or Sony SmartWatch 4? The company’s IFA 2016 invite unfortunately doesn’t answer many questions.

PlayStation VR space guidelines call for about 10 feet in one direction

If you have a PlayStation 4 and are planning on getting a PlayStation VR headset, get ready to make some space. At least nine or so feet of it.

Sony joins growing ranks of IFA 2016 exhibitors with September 1 Berlin event

While we have our suspicions and can make a few educated guesses, it remains largely unclear what Sony has in store for its September 1 Berlin event.

Today’s your ‘final chance’ to pre-order the Sony PlayStation VR from GameStop

If you want to ensure you’ll be among the first to have the PlayStation VR shipped starting mid-October, a “final” round of US pre-orders kicks off today.

PlayStation VR expected to gather 6 million shipments this year

A Japanese research firm says at least 1 million, maybe 3 million. Taiwanese analysts say 6 million. That’s a whole lot of monies for Sony’s PlayStation VR.

Sony finally slaps PlayStation VR with a precise release date: October 13

It’s finally official: the highly anticipated console-supporting Sony PlayStation VR headset will roll out to the masses on October 13 at $400 and up.

‘Premium’ VR devices expected to prevail in 2016 value, with low-cost solutions dominating volume

The VR market will reportedly be dominated in 2016 by PC and console-based devices in terms of revenue, with phone-compatible products controlling volumes.

PlayStation VR may get to play with PC, but the PS4 comes first

But it’s only a possibility so far. A Sony executive talked deep about the PlayStation VR at the Game Developers Conference.

PlayStation VR core system kicks off its own pre-orders on March 29

If you don’t mind keeping its accessories to a bare necessities level, Sony’s PlayStation VR “core” system goes on pre-sales next week at $400.

PlayStation VR to come in October at $399

Want virtual reality for cheap? Want it for even cheaper if you’re a PS4 owner? Well, you now have a price and a date for the PlayStation VR.

Sony CEO talks future plans for image sensors, TVs, virtual reality, and more

Sony still doesn’t seem fully convinced smartphone glory is worth pursuing, while identifying image sensors and gaming devices as pivotal growth drivers.