May 182016

PS4_mikum_headerIn celebration of the two upcoming Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA series titles on PlayStation 4, Sony has announced a Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA series-themed PlayStation 4 bundle “Special Pack” for preorder.

The “Special Pack” bundle provides customers the choices of the console color (Jet Black/Glacier White), storage (500 GB/1TB), and up to three bay covers: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone in Jet Black and Glacier White, and Sega feat. Hatsune Miku Project ver. in Aqua Blue. The bay covers can also be purchased individually for Jet Black and Glacier White designs.

Preorders are now available at the JP PlayStation Store, with release date set on June 23rd. Preorders of the “Special Pack” bundle will come with two original Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA themes for PlayStation 4.

In related news, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone preorder is now open in Japan until June 22nd. More details in our past article.


Nov 062015

Sony of China has announced the Sony MDR-1A Hatsune Miku edition headphone for preorders starting on November 11th at 14:00 CST (China Standard Time) and will release on November 29th. The product is limited to 1,000 units only: 310 units for Sony China online store (exclusive for My Sony members), 340 units for Sony stores, and 350 units for Sony on Tmall.

The headphone was first teased in July this year, where Sony of China held a collaboration for fans to vote for their favorite designs out of the four provided by the officials. In regard to the Sony NWZ-A15 Hatsune Miku edition, preorders were announced for August 31st~October 25th and the release followed shortly after on September 7th.

Sep 142015

Just yesterday, the Sony Xperia feat. Hatsune homepage was mysteriously revived for unknown reasons. The website serves as the portal for Sony’s previous Xperia feat. Hatsune Miku phone, released in 2013.

The website was previously hosted at, but it seems that domain was snatched by a domain squatter. Instead of buying back the domain, the website was revived at The reason for the revival is unknown. Perhaps Sony simply realized they forgot to pay the domain bill. They could also be planning another music remix collab. Or they just might be planning a special announcement (a new phone, perhaps?).

The 2 year contacts for the Miku Xperia phones expire this month, so it’s entirely possible for a successor phone to be announced. The website revival comes not too long after the supposed Xperia Z5 Compact Miku phone rumor, although that particular rumor was stated as false by Crypton Future Media (Hatsune Miku’s creators). If anything special is indeed planned, we might hear something soon.

EDIT: Sony just made an official tweet via the dx39 twitter announcing that the special content delivery services for the Miku Xperia will end on September 18th. It’s very interesting that Sony would revive the Miku Xperia site, but then announce the end of content delivery services for the phone the next day.

Sep 042015

A supposed news leak from China has teased what appears to be a yet-to-be announced Hatsune Miku edition phone from Sony for Japan, titled the Xperia Z5 Compact Premium -Miku Edition-. If the rumored details are true, then this would not only make for a phone desirable for Hatsune Miku fans, it would also make it the best compact smart phone in the world. Period.

Sony has already announced the Z5 series of phones earlier this week (Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium), but made no mention of a “Z5 Compact Premium” version phone. If true, it brings several specification improvements over the Z5 Compact, notably the screen resolution, battery capacity and memory (more than even the Z5 Premium). It’s also rumored to once again be a Docomo-exclusive device.

Sony last released a Hatsune Miku edition Xperia phone in 2013 for the Docomo phone carrier, which was based on the Xperia A model. It was a mid-range offering with a premium price, which led to slower than expected sales. So it seems somewhat odd that Sony would try again with what would likely be an even more expensive phone. However, as an owner of a green colored Xperia Z3 Compact, this would be my dream phone upgrade. We look forward to an official announcement from Sony to confirm or deny the rumors.

Notable reasons why the phone may be fake: Managing to cram a 2900mAh battery into a 4.6″ phone would be an incredible feat, as they barely managed 2700mAh for the Z5 Compact of the same size. The fact the phone is said to have more memory than the even larger Z5 Premium is a bit strange. More-so, the images above seem to use the same silhouette logo from last month’s Walkman design poll held by Sony of China. Lastly, the phone is very oddly featuring the old Hatsune Miku V3 software illustration, rather than something new and exclusive (like we saw with the previous Miku Xperia).

EDIT: Crypton Future Media, the creators of Hatsune Miku, have officially commented at Magical Mirai 2015 that this phone rumor is false. Sorry, but the phone isn’t real!

Sources: cnbeta, benchlife

Jul 292015


With Hatsune Miku Expo in Shanghai, and Sony of China announcing limited PlayStation 4 and PS Vita bundles with a Hatsune Miku theme, things seem to be shifting pretty quickly for Hatsune Miku fans in China.

Now Sony of China has announced another collaboration that started today: A Hatsune Miku collaboration for their own Walkman NWZ-A15 media player, and Sony MDR-1A headphones, both of which are premium products. For this collaboration, 4 different colors of the Walkman will be available (black, gray, pink and blue in metallic finishes),and 2 different colors for the headphones (black and gray). These colors take accents from Hatsune Miku’s official color palette.

Here is where the fan collab comes into play: The MP3 players have 4 different illustrations to choose from for the backside design, and the headphones also have 4 different designs. Two designs were illustrated by KEI, the official Hatsune Miku V2 illustrator, while the other two were illustrated by iXima, the official Hatsune Miku V3 illustrator.

Fan voting begins today, and will run until August 14th in China. Fans can vote by following the QR code on the official collaboration site, and casting their vote via the WeChat app. The winning MP3 player and headphone designs will be adopted for official production, with availability and pricing to be announced later. The release will likely remain China-exclusive.