TotemoTech - 2023-07-28


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on July 28th, 2023. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced that the PlayStation 5 (PS5) has sold over 40 million units worldwide. Ryan, the CEO, stated that the supply of PS5 consoles is sufficient and the demand is finally being met.

In other news, Adobe Photoshop’s AI generation feature now supports Japanese input. A new ‘Content Fill’ function has also been added, allowing users to easily fill in image gaps.

Moving on, the smartphone game ‘Monster Hunter Now’ (also known as ‘モンハンナウ’) will be officially released on September 14th, with hunting sessions lasting only 75 seconds.

Yamada Denki, a major electronics retailer, has issued an apology for its involvement in fraudulent claims related to the energy-saving appliance subsidy program in Hirakata City. The company will bear the full responsibility for the misconduct.

In a controversial move, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, now called ‘X,’ has been arbitrarily confiscating screen names, including ‘@X,’ from users. This practice has caused secondary damage to affected individuals.

Visual Arts, the gaming brand behind ‘Key,’ will become a subsidiary of Tencent, a Chinese company, through a stock transfer. The president, Takahiro Baba, explained that the decision was made due to his age and the uncertainty of the future.

Suntory Food International has announced the creation of a character using AI to personify their carbonated drink, ‘C.C. Lemon.’ However, the company has not disclosed which AI image generation service was used for this promotion. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to TotemoTech.

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