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The Vita has been dogged by slow sales and a crumbling market. The rebooted version might tie in with the PS4, but can it convince consumers?

GTA Online: Rockstar say PS3 update is live, Xbox fix coming 'soon'

The popularity of Grand Theft Auto 5 has proved too much for the game's servers

US shoppers prefer PS4 to Xbox One

Console war continues to rage back and forth but Sony might have the advantage in the US

PC gaming to hit your front room with Steam OS

Valve makes huge pitch for the big(ger) screen with a new Linux-based OS

Paula Radcliffe

Matt Butler: The hurdles of trying to mix motherhood and medals

View From The Sofa: Pregnancy in Sport  Radio 5 Live

Sony's PS4 companion app will rival Microsoft's SmartGlass; launches with PS4 in November

New software will turn Android and iOS tablets and smartphones into a second screen experience for the console

Sony Computer Entertainment make the Playstation consoles

Sony predicting 5 million PS4s sold by March 2014

Ambitious sales target would be a 40 per cent increase on the PS3

Sony Computer Entertainment make the Playstation consoles

Sony predicting 5 million PS4s sold by March 2014

Ambitious sales target would be a 40 per cent increase on the PS3

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia President Hiroshi Kawano with the new PlayStation Vita

Sony unveils new PS Vita 2000 at Tokyo Game Show

Console will go on sale in Japan on 10 October

£349 console will be available in the UK in November

PS4: Sony 'struggling' to meet high demand for new console

£349 console will be available in the UK in November

Review: Rayman Legends

Rayman turns 18 this year, but Rayman Legends – the latest addition to the series, following on from 2011’s Rayman Origins – shows no signs of a dodgy teenage rebellion.

Sony's PS4 will support voice commands and facial recognition

However, the Eye camera will have to be purchased separately.

Sony Computer Entertainment make the Playstation consoles

Unpaid intern who sued Sony awarded £4,600

The company had argued that Mr Jarvis was a volunteer so did not need to be paid

PS4 & Xbox One at Gamescom 2013: which came off best?

Both Microsoft and Sony offered new details, but no killer blow against their competitor

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Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

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