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Sony tacked on an additional 2.8 million PlayStation 4 console sales during its second quarter for fiscal 2019 (July through September). Those sales bring the cumulative tally to 102.8 million PS4 units to date, making it more successful (in terms of units sold) than the original PlayStation, and second only to the PlayStation 2. Second place among four generations of PlayStation consoles is nothing to sneeze at—the PS2 sold 155 million units during its lifetime, a record that might never be broken at Sony. Incidentally, the PS4 not climbed to second place among Sony's own game consoles, it also edged ahead of the Nintendo Wii, which has seen 101.6 million unit sales. This achievement is... Read more...
Take a breath folks, you made it—Cyber Monday has officially arrived, thus capping off a hectic month of holiday shopping starting with the early Black Friday bargains that began trickling in several weeks ago. If your wallet or purse hasn't been thoroughly ravaged by this point and you still have some dough to spend, there are some tasty discounts to be had on a variety of electronics. We already noted a whole bunch from Amazon, but to recap, you can score an All-New Echo Dot for $24 (save $25.99), or grab an All-New Echo Plus for $109.99 (save $40). Amazon also has a bunch of bargains on Fire TV and tablet devices. Here's a sampling of the some of the more interesting ones: Fire TV Stick:... Read more...
To celebrate the launch of Marvel's Spider-Man, the hotly anticipated game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 4 Pro, Sony released a limited edition PS4 themed after the arachnid super hero. Themed consoles are nothing new, though this one seems to have struck a cord with gamers. Every time a retailer replenishes its inventory, it sells out faster than Peter Parker can change from an unassuming teen to a web-slinger in tights. Lucky for me, I was able to snag one at my local Walmart, which for a brief period of time claimed to have exactly five units in stock. I placed my order online, picked it up, and promptly sold it... Read more...
Sony announced earlier this month that it was tossing a very cool and limited edition PS4 Pro console onto the market to celebrate the sale of 500 million PS4 consoles since launch. The limited-edition PS4 offering is translucent blue with copper-colored accents, and it looks very cool. Anyone hoping to get their hands on this console, of which only 50,000 are available, didn’t get all the details that they wanted when the console debuted. The key bit of information that was lacking with the announcement was how much the console would cost. Sony's translucent limited-edition console carries an MSRP of $499.99. For the price gamers get the same stuff they would get in a normal PS4 Pro bundle,... Read more...
The PlayStation brand has meant big business for Sony over the past [nearly] 25 years, and during that time, we’ve seen the release of the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and the current PlayStation 4. Since its inception, Sony has sold a cumulative 500 million PlayStation consoles worldwide, and to commemorate the event, the company is launching a new special edition console for gamers. It’s called the 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro, and the most eye-catching feature is perhaps its translucent blue shell (with bronze trim) and matching DualShock 4 wireless controller. This fetching finish allows you to see the PS4 Pro’s (and controller’s) innards, and there’s... Read more...
For the current generation of game consoles, Sony has no doubt emerged as the overwhelming favorite with gamers across the globe with its PlayStation 4 family. Compared to its prime competition - the Xbox One -- it's not even close. Sony today announced that cumulative sales of the PlayStation 4 have reached 70.6 million. Sony achieved that feat in just four years; the console launched on November 15th, 2013 in the Unites States. Its predecessor, the PlayStation 3, saw sales of around 80 million units during its entire lifespan. More impressive is the fact that Sony added over 10 million sales to its tally since June of 2017. Interestingly, Sony doesn't break down the sales mix of its current... Read more...
We have less than a month to go before Microsoft releases its powerful Xbox One X console to retail. Priced at $500 in the United States, the Xbox One X is an upgraded version of the Xbox One that is built to tackle 'true' 4K resolution gaming at 60 frames per second. The added graphics and processing muscle will also benefit users who do not own a 4K-capable television. That said, Microsoft's Phil Spencer admits that similar to the Xbox One Elite controller, the Xbox One X is "not for everybody." "Whether you're on a 1080p TV or a 4K TV, you're going to have a great experience. But it's not everybody," Spencer told GameSpot at the Brazil Game Show. "It's like when we built the Xbox One Elite... Read more...
We often see in sports mutual respect by the world's top athletes, even ones that are bitter rivals. Case in point, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson fought tooth and nail on the basketball court for many years, but each respected the other's game, and they eventually became friends. In a similar vein, Albert Penello, Microsoft's head of marketing, said Sony deserves "a lot of credit" for what the company did in putting together the PlayStation 4 Pro. Microsoft is getting ready to release the world's most powerful game console, the Xbox One X. The company's aim is to enable 4K resolution gameplay at 60 frames per second. Sony's PS4 Pro is a direct competitor to the Xbox One X, which came out nearly... Read more...
When Microsoft announced the new Xbox One X on Sunday, the first thing to spring to mind of gamers was how will the console compare to the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro. The PS4 Pro, which hit the market late last year, became the first available “4K” gaming console and helped to solidify Sony’s lead in the current generation console race. However, Xbox Chief Phil Spencer doesn’t see the Xbox One X and the PS4 Pro as competitors. In fact, Spencer throws more than a little shade on the PS4 Pro, saying that it isn’t a true 4K gaming console and that it should be compared instead to the Xbox One S: I look at Pro as more of a competitor to S than I do to Xbox One X. This is a true 4K console. If you just... Read more...
From the start of the current console generation, Sony looked to have an immediate edge. Its console was more powerful than Microsoft's, namely with regards to graphics horsepower. While graphics don't always make the game, we've seen Sony lay the smackdown on Microsoft by releasing a consistent stream of hit exclusives, helping it ultimately sell 60 million units to date. For the first time ever, this console generation has seen both Microsoft and Sony open up to the idea of mid-cycle upgrades. Last fall, Sony released its 4.2 TFLOPs PlayStation 4 Pro, more than doubling the horsepower of the launch unit that pushed 1.84 TFLOPs. Both are much better than the Xbox One's 1.31 TFLOPs, but Microsoft... Read more...
Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro Media Player is getting an upgrade thanks to the ability to support 4K video playback. Users will be able to save 4K videos on a USB stick or home server that can be played via the Media Player App.Users will of course need a 4K television to watch the videos in 4K and will also need a USB drive that has already been formatted as extended storage for the PS4. PS4 Pro owners can also, of course, watch 4K content from streaming apps such as Netflix and YouTube. The Media Player update will also support 4K VR video content for those that own a Playstation VR. 4K VR videos will boast higher image quality compared to HD VR videos. According to Sony, users will be able to “Capture... Read more...
There was a time back during the closing months of 2016 when we thought that Microsoft had turned the tide with Xbox One sales. A rather extensive round of price cuts along with the release of the Xbox One S allowed Microsoft to beat the PlayStation 4 in console sales for four straight months. However, Sony got its groove back in November (helped by the PlayStation 4 Pro launch) and hasn’t looked back since. According to NDP Group, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro have taken the sales crown again in February, extending its unbroken winning streak to four months. It shouldn’t be too surprising to see why Sony was able to hold on to the lead given that Capcom closed out January with the... Read more...
Sony’s highly anticipated System Software Update 4.50 will launch tomorrow, and with it comes a welcome new feature for PlayStation 4 Pro gamers: Boost Mode. Sony says that Boost Mode will increase performance for “legacy” games that haven’t been specifically optimized to take advantage of the additional firepower found on the PlayStation 4 Pro. “This can provide a noticeable frame rate boost to some games with variable frame rates, and can provide frame rate stability for games that are programmed to run at 30 Hz or 60 Hz,” says Sony, which goes on to reveal that gamers may even see reduced game load times with Boost Mode enabled. In some titles, Boost Mode was able to increase frame rates by... Read more...
The PlayStation 4 Pro is a beefier console than the non-Pro version. That is true of its physical size and more importantly it is true of the hardware inside. Rather than let the hardware upgrades go wasted on existing games that have not been patched to utilize the added resources available in the PS4 Pro, Sony is working on a firmware upgrade that introduces a new boost mode that will give some games a kick in the pants. Boost mode will arrive with the 4.5 system update that is currently in beta. A bit of early testing shows mixed results—in some games, the performance boost is described as "inconsequential" while in other instances the results have been "dramatic." One thing to keep in mind... Read more...
If you are the owner of a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro, we have some good news for you. Sony just announced today that an upcoming software update will bring support for external hard drives (among other things). While Sony has always made it [relatively] easy to upgrade the hard drive in the PlayStation 4 (and the PlayStation 3 before it), some people don’t want to be bothered with unscrewing an access door, reinstalling the operating system and then copying over your data. With System Software Update 4.50, simply plugging in a USB 3.0 hard drive will immediately give you access to additional storage for all of your game and media files. You can choose whether to install new content on... Read more...
Bethesda is preparing to deliver a high-resolution texture pack to PC for Fallout 4 next week, one that will require a somewhat burly PC to run. At the same time, Bethesda will push out its Fallout 4 Update 1.9 to PlayStation 4 Pro owners to make better use of the upgraded console's power. It will do that by introducing enhanced lighting and graphics features, including a native 1440p resolution. PlayStation 4 Pro owners will also see improvements in Fallout 4 by way of enhanced draw distances for trees, grass, objects, and NPCs, and enhanced Godray effects. It's basically a fresh coat of paint with a higher resolution, both of which are made possible by the PS4 Pro's faster hardware (compared... Read more...
It looks as though Microsoft is getting a second wind in the console sales race thanks to the arrival of the Xbox One S. The Xbox One has outsold the PlayStation 4 for the past four months, reversing a trend that has seen Sony dominating the sales race for the past three years. Microsoft chalked up another victory during Black Friday, once again edging out the rival PlayStation 4. These figures come courtesy of Adobe’s annual market-tracking data, which pegged the Xbox One as the fifth best-selling electronics product in the U.S. during Black Friday. It was outpaced by the Apple iPad, Samsung 4K TVs, Apple MacBook Air, and LG TVs. Adobe didn’t indicate how the PlayStation 4 ranked on that Black... Read more...
If you have a 2015 or 2016 Sony Bravia 4K TV and are looking to purchase one of the company’s brand new PlayStation 4 Pro gaming consoles, you might want to reconsider — for now. Sony’s community forums have been lit up with complaints about severe levels of input lag when gaming at 4K — something that its PlayStation 4 Pro is supposed to excel at. It’s expected that customers would voice their frustrations through a company’s support forum, however, what’s completely unexpected is for Sony to silence those critics. Unfortunately, that is exactly what Sony has done, closing down and deleting a 92-page thread devoted to the issue. A redditor also confirms that new threads dedicated to the input... Read more...
Early reports suggest Sony's upgraded PlayStation console, the PlayStation 4 Pro, is off to a fast start and is even helping to boost regular PS4 sales since launching before the weekend. However, there are also reports by many users that the new consoles don't seem to want to play nice with some 4K HDTV models with little rhyme or reason as to why. The problem at hand is that in some situations the PS4 Pro displays a blank screen instead of brilliant 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) visuals when connected to certain TV models. What makes the issue especially perplexing is that it is being reported by users with a wide range of TVs, including LG, Philips, Samsung, Sony, and Vizo. The issue isn't consistent,... Read more...
A teardown analysis of the original PlayStation 4 console released in 2013 showed that Sony wasn't afraid to bare all its consoles naked bits. The company even posted its own teardown video, which owners of the console could use as a guide when attempting repairs or upgrading the storage drive. Well, good news for anyone who purchased a PlayStation 4 Pro (or plan to), Sony made it equally easy to tear into. As it did with the original PS4 console, Sony again posted its own official teardown video of the PS4 Pro featuring Keiichi Aoki, director of mechanical design, disassembling the new system screw by screw. Here's a look at the nearly 13-minute long video: Sony wasn't the only one to gut the... Read more...
Sony today released the newest version of its PlayStation 4 console, the PlayStation 4 Pro, essentially a supercharged version of the original with faster hardware to support 4K gameplay and High Dynamic Range (HDR) visuals. The PS4 Pro isn't a new generation console, it's basically a hardware upgrade with support for all of your original PS4 content, and Sony has made it easy to transfer all your data to the PS4 Pro. Here's how.First a little housekeeping is in order. You need to make sure that both your original PS4 and your new PS4 Pro are running the latest system software from Sony. This should happen automatically when you go online, but to double check, go to Settings and scroll down to... Read more...
We are now just a week away before the retail launch of the PlayStation Pro, a beefier version of the original PlayStation 4 console with burlier hardware and support for 4K video output and High Dynamic Range (HDR). As we get closer to launch, the question on everyone's mind is how many games will support the PS4 Pro's new capabilities out of the gate. The answer is more than 30. That figure comes straight from Sony. And by the end of the year, Sony said there will be more than 45 titles optimized for the PS4 Pro. In both cases, some of the games will need an update to support the PS4 Pro's new tricks while others will already be optimized. "Some games have updates to add Pro support, while... Read more...
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