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Sony doesn't appear to be having any trouble selling PlayStation 4 consoles—as of a month ago, Sony had sold just shy of 36 million units—but it may see a flurry of sales from eager Uncharted 4: A Thief's End fans by offering a limited edition themed version to commemorate the game's release on April 26, 2016. Central to the bundle is a gray and blue 500GB capacity PS4 console featuring a silk-screen image of Nathan Drake on one of its sides. It also comes with a matching DualShock 4 controller and a physical (not digital) copy of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End on Blu-ray. For added bling,... Read more...
Microsoft was quite ecstatic about the Xbox One’s October sales win; the first time in many months that it had overtaken the long-time sales champ: the PlayStation 4. However, Microsoft had some big league help during the month of October thanks to the release of Halo 5: Guardians. But it appears that Microsoft’s victory lap has been cut short. According to new numbers released by NPD, Sony’s PlayStation 4 snatched the sales crown back from Microsoft for the month of November. Not even Halo 5 could save the Xbox One this time around, and platform-exclusive Rise of The Tomb Raider was of no help... Read more...
Just over a week ago, Sony announced a $300 PlayStation 4 bundle that was available from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday via its retail partners. Apparently, sales figures during this promotion were pleasing to Sony, as the company has decided to extend the offer and add an additional bundle to the mix. Starting December 6th, Sony will offer the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Star Wars Battlefront Standard Edition bundles for a low $299.99. The promotion lasts through December 19th, so if you’re at all interested in picking up a PlayStation 4, now is the time. It’s also likely that... Read more...
Well, we’re guessing that this isn’t the response that indie developer Twisted was expecting. Earlier this week, Twisted announced that it was releasing its own native app for Windows that provides remote play capabilities for PlayStation 4 games. Twisted confirmed that the app would cost $10 as it “sadly [is] the only way to support my living costs.” Unfortunately for Twisted, it appears that Sony isn’t about to let a third-party developer profit from an app that it could easily offer for free. Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, took to Twitter to let PlayStation... Read more...
Sony is riding high as a kite heading into the holiday season on the knowledge that it's sold over 30.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles to date. Having launched two years ago, the PS4 is demonstrating a rate a growth and adoption that's unprecedented in the history of PlayStation hardware, Sony says. "We are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued to choose PS4 as the best place to play since launch two years ago," said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "We are committed to bringing engaging games and entertainment services to users... Read more...
Thanks to the New Xbox One Experience update, Xbox One users not only get a Windows 10-esque user interface, but they also get Xbox 360 backwards compatibility along with Xbox One to Windows 10 game streaming. Given all of these fresh goodies that Microsoft is providing to gamers, it’s understandable that some PlayStation 4 fans might feel a bit neglected by Sony. However, it appears that at least one developer is looking to give PlayStation 4 gamers some functionality that Sony has yet to provide: PlayStation 4 to PC game streaming. Developer Twister has announced its plans to release its Remote... Read more...
Late last week, we were greeted with the wonderful news that Microsoft is cutting prices by $50 across-the-board for its Xbox One consoles. That means the “lowly” 500GB console bundles will be priced at $299 from November 26th through November 30th. Sony, which recently trimmed the regular retail price of the PlayStation 4 from $399 to $349, isn’t about to let Microsoft head into the busy holiday shopping season with a significant pricing advantage. As a result, the PlayStation 4 is also getting a matching price cut, dropping temporarily from $349 to $299. The pricing applies to just a single SKU:... Read more...
The console wars are in full force as we head into the holidays. Yes, you can expect discounted bundles and all that jazz, but when deciding your platform of choice, it comes down to things like game selection and features. A big feature that's coming to the PlayStation 4 is the ability to play PlayStation 2 games through emulation.This is a pretty big deal for Sony and its PlayStation line. The PS4 is the company's first console to launch without some sort of backwards compatibility, a fact that was recently highlighted when Microsoft introduced an Xbox 360 emulator inside its Xbox One system.... Read more...
If you've been looking for a justification to upgrade from your aging console -- say a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 -- to a PlayStation 4 and are a fan of the Fallout series, then congratulations, the stars are aligned in your favor. That's because you can kill two birds with one stone by purchasing a PS4 console from Best Buy or GameStop, both of which will sweeten the pot with a free copy of Fallout 4. Here are the details.The cheapest and highest value option at Best Buy is the 500GB PS4 with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for $350. In addition to a voucher for Uncharted: The Nation Drake... Read more...
We were mighty impressed when we learned last month that Dell will have a killer Black Friday sale which includes an Xbox One Gears of War bundle, Fallout 4 and an extra controller for $299. Not to be outdone, Sam’s Club is countering with its own enticing deal involving the PlayStation 4, which recently just saw its everyday price cut from $399 to $349. Sam’s Club will offer the PlayStation 4 for a low price of $299 next week in a pre-Black Friday sale. This marks a $50 price break from the “new” price of $349. The wording of the ad leads us to believe that the free game is just whatever game... Read more...
The holiday shopping season is fast approaching and that means little Johnny is going to make his annual pitch for a PlayStation 4 console. What's different this time around is he'll be able to say, "C'mom pop, Sony slashed the price by $50!" In years past, little Johnny would have been full of bologna, but not this time pop, not this time. Effective tomorrow, October 9th, the PS4's new price will be $350 in the U.S. and $430 CAD in Canada, down from $400 and $450 CAD, respectively. For you trivia buffs, this is technically the second time Sony has permanently lowered the price of the PS4 -- the... Read more...
There's a new system update available for PlayStation 4 consoles, firmware update 3.00. It's the same one that Sony made available in beta form at the beginning of the month, which among other things gives PS Plus members a tenfold increase in online storage capacity. That brings the total to 10GB, which gamers can manage with a new usage meter and an auto-upload menu that Sony added to Application Saved Data Management.Codenamed Kenshin, the 3.0 update is a pretty big one consisting of entirely new features to the UI and several enhancements. One of those features is live broadcasting to YouTube.... Read more...
At long last, you can purchase a PlayStation 4 console with 1TB of storage in the United States and Canada. That's the good news. Even better, the 1TB PS4 system from Sony is making its U.S. and Canadian debut in bundle form -- it includes a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Ready for the bad news?Sony themed the only 1TB console available in the U.S. and Canada with Black Ops styling and the result is rather hideous. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I have no doubt some will call me crazy for dissing on the PS4's themed makeover. The rest, however, will agree that that this is... Read more...
The PlayStation 4 just received a price cut in Japan earlier this week. Sony reduced the price to 34,980 yen, which converts to roughly $292. Once word of the price cut hit the airwaves, everyone began wondering when Sony’s generosity would would extended to U.S. customers — after all, the PS4 has soldiered on for nearly two years at the same $399 price point here in the states. However, we have to consider that Sony really never had a reason to cut prices. Even though the PS4 is still currently priced $50 more than Microsoft’s Xbox One, it’s still by far the best-selling current generation gaming... Read more...
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