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Console shortages have been a problem lately, and while people could blame it on artificial limits or the pandemic, perhaps the answer is simpler. In an interview with a Russian publication, Sony CEO Jim Ryan claims the supply and demand issues would have happened no matter what when it comes to the PlayStation 5.  When asked about the sales of the PS5, Jim Ryan reports that the launch of the PS5 has been “difficult,” but at this point, “Everything is sold. Absolutely everything is sold.” Now, rather than focusing on increasing demand, he is dialed-in on increasing supply to meet the demand. Also, barring a pandemic, the PS5 launch and console itself would have not... Read more...
If you happened to be up in the middle of the night early Sunday, then you might have come across a seemingly unbelievable find at the Kohl's website. The retailer, which isn't exactly the first place that we think of when it comes to game consoles, had the hard-to-find Sony PlayStation 5 in stock. And it wasn't just for a few minutes as is usually the case... the retailer [seemingly] had the console in stock for two hours. In this case, Kohl's was selling the PlayStation 5 console, an extra Dual Sense controller and Spider-Man: Miles Morales for $639.99. Given some of the more outrageously price console bundles we've seen over the past few months, this was an easy score as this is exactly the... Read more...
Sony has made some decisions that have put off developers and gamers alike, such as the 1440p debacle earlier this month. Now, it has been found that while games are being updated to run at 120FPS on the Xbox Series X and S, the PlayStation 5 is not getting the same treatment though it is completely capable. It appears that this is due to how backwards compatible games are handled on the PlayStation, so "Play Has No Limits," unless you are a PS4 app and do not get a 120FPS update. Last week, Eurogamer’s Wesley Yin-Poole reported that Infinity Ward “quietly updated Call of Duty: Warzone to run at 120fps on Xbox Series X, but not on PS5.” Call of Duty: Warzone appears as a PS4... Read more...
If you think that you have had trouble finding a new console as we enter the holiday season, you are not alone. PlayStation 5 consoles are out of stock, and Xbox Series X/Series S console shortages are expected to last into 2021. These shortages and stock issues could stem from the pandemic we are facing or highly increased demand, but some analysts think these shortages are entirely artificial. International Data Corporation (IDC) analyzed the goings-on in hardware markets, such as with Xbox vs. PlayStation sales this quarter. IDC’s gaming research director Lewis Ward has claimed to CNN that profit margins may be “thin or even outright in the red” as this generation of consoles... Read more...
Today is the big day for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, as both consoles are now available to customers. Those that were lucky enough to get in early pre-orders should be receiving their consoles today (or within the next few days). For everyone else that missed out, today is your latest chance to secure a console. A number of retailers will [supposedly] have stock today if you're quick enough to submit your order. It seems as though you might have your best chance at getting a console from Walmart, as the company will have four separate opportunities today for you to score a console: 12PM, 3PM, 6PM, and 9PM ET. Walmart is effectively spreading out the demand over the course... Read more...
Sony makes some...curious decisions from time to time, doesn't it? The company has been known to rile up gamers on occasion, like dragging its feet with cross-play support. However, it is Sony's decision to not offer native 1440p support on the PlayStation 5 that is the most recent example, which could potentially make the console a bad candidate for gaming on a PC monitor. Fortunately, the decision is not set in stone. Should native 1440p support never materialize, it would not be the end of the world. Sony likely reckons the vast majority of PS5 owners will connect their console to their TV set and either play at 1080p or 4K. And for those who do want to play at 1440p on a PC monitor, the PS5... Read more...
If you've struck out numerous times in your efforts to secure a Sony PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X up until now, we've got some good news for you. GameStop just confirmed that it will have both consoles available at its brick and mortar locations for Black Friday (November 27th). GameStop made the announcement when it revealed its Black Friday deals that it will be delivering this year. The Black Friday ad confirms that this is an in-store only promotion and that all of its physical locations will have at least two of each consoles in stock. The retailer also says that there's a limit of one console per customer, so if you're getting desperate to secure one of these two next-generation... Read more...
We already know how Take-Two and Sony feel about prices increases for next-generation games for Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5 consoles, but one major publisher that has been relatively silent is Electronic Arts. Any talk of raising the price of games from $60 to $70 is sure to rile up gamers, so EA was perhaps wise to stay out of the discussion until the dust cleared. However, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen finally decided to wade into the fray during the company's earnings call this week. And given his comments, it appears that EA is receptive to raising prices if the industry starts trending that way. "We've always said games are getting more expensive. The experience is getting deeper.... Read more...
Look, we all make bad decisions from time to time, like slathering ketchup on scrambled eggs or ordering a pizza with ham and pineapple. And maybe you think those specific examples are controversial. Fine (you're wrong, but fine). What some people may not find to be fine, however, is if Sony ends up shunning native 1440p support for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console. At this point, we are exactly one week away from the retail launch of the PS5, both the regular model for $499, and the Digital Edition (read:disc-less) for $399. And it is already in the hands of reviewers and, as much as I hate to use the term, social media 'influencers'. While the rest of us wait, and interesting report has emerged.... Read more...
For enthusiasts that have been looking to purchase next-generation hardware over the past few months, it has been a rough time. Not only have all of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards been stricken with immediate sellouts, but the same has been true of Xbox Series X/S preorders (launches November 10th) and PlayStation 5 preorders (launches November 12th).  When it comes to the next-generation Xbox and PlayStation consoles, many weren't able to get in a reservation due to the circus-like preorder period or because bots were hoarding everything for resellers looking to make an extra buck. Some of these gamers that missed out were hoping that they might be able to score a console... Read more...
In about a week and a half, the PlayStation 5 will launch to retail, and it will not take long for the market to be flooded with third-party accessories, as is always the case. Ahead of the launch, however, Sony threatened legal action against a company that was selling custom PS5 faceplates, and it worked—refunds have been issued. It is kind of a bummer that Sony would go this route, rather than let people have fun with modifying their console's shell in such a manner. I also understand where Sony is coming from, but I still think it is being a spoil sport (same as how I feel about Nintendo's very hard line stance against ROMs and emulators, but that is a story for another day). The company... Read more...
Who says nothing in life is free? Sony is currently giving away free PlayStation VR camera adapters to every current owner who requests one, and they won't even need to pay for shipping. Sony announced that the existing PSVR headset can be used to play PlayStation 4 games on the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. PSVR owners will need to use their PS4 camera to play the games on the PS5. A PSVR camera adapter is required to make this entire set-up work. Unfortunately, this is an item that PSVR owners do not currently have.  Sony is thankfully giving away one free PSVR camera adapter per household. PSVR owners can go to this website to request their own adapter. The application process appears... Read more...
Sony's PlayStation 5 is scheduled to launch on in mid-November, but it appears that today was the big day for reviewers, who have started to receive the massive next-generation console. Actual reviews for the PlayStation 5 are likely under a strict embargo, so we won't be getting any thoughts on how games play or how it compares to the PlayStation 4/PlayStation 4 Pro just yet, but we are getting a look at the all-new DualSense wireless controller. As you may already know, the DualSense controller is the successor to the DualShock 4, and brings some new functionality to the table. The big additions are haptic feedback and adaptive triggers along with a complete redesign which makes... Read more...
The rather large-and-in-charge cooling fan inside the PlayStation 5 has been a hot topic ever since Sony's official teardown video gave us a view of the bulky part, which partially accounts for the PS5 being the biggest iteration to date. We also continue to learn new things about the fan, and the PS5's internal workings. The latest revelation is that Sony plans to adjust the fan's cooling properties for future games. There are two version of the PS5, the regular model with a bulge at the bottom for the optical disc drive (ODD) and a slightly slimmer disc-less version. Both are big consoles—the larger of the two measures 390mm high by 260mm deep by 104mm wide (15.4 x 10.24 x 4.09 inches),... Read more...
Sony today released Software Update 8.00 for the PlayStation 4, which included a bunch of new social features. Sony also stealthily added a voice “Party Safety” notification letting users know their voice chat may be recorded. Some gamers were taken aback by this and were quick to call it out, and Sony subsequently released a statement in attempts to quell the concerns. As we are just weeks away from the PlayStation 5 launch, Sony is gearing up its software in preparation. The update that came out included some tidying up of apps and features, as well as the aforementioned voice recording notification. According to Sony, “Voice chat recording for moderation is a feature... Read more...
Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are big consoles, compared to previous generation models. Part of the reason is assumed to be that these are basically fast PCs in console digs, with custom hardware based on AMD's Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 graphics architectures. And that is true. But regarding the PS5 specifically, Sony's Otori Yasuhiro explained exactly why the console is as big as it is, and what it would have taken to make it smaller. There are two versions of the PS5—one with a bulge at the bottom to accommodate the built-in optical disc drive, and one without the bulge/ODD. The bigger model measures about 390mm (H) by 260mm (D) by 104mm (W), or 15.4 by 10.24 x 4.09 inches, while... Read more...
New Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5 preorders have been incredibly scarce since the initial preorder window opened. Consumers have been buying them up like hotcakes, so it is a big deal when more preorders are available. If you are looking to get your hands on a new console, antonline, an online technology reseller, will have “extremely limited” amounts of Xbox and PlayStation preorders starting today at 2 PM EST. 2020, among other things, has become the year of preorder hell. Between the NVIDIA, Xbox, and PlayStation preorders, few people are thrilled about how things shook out. Even if some people have managed to get preorders, their orders could be pushed back to 2021. It remains... Read more...
We’ve been hearing conflicting news about PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility over the past few months, but Sony is looking to set the records straight in a support document today. Thankfully for those gamers out there with an extensive PlayStation 4 game catalog, you’re in luck. Sony say that the vast majority of the over 4,000 games available on the PlayStation 4 are playable on the PlayStation 5. Even better is the fact that some of these games will support Game Boost technology, which will use the immense processing power of the AMD Zen 2-based CPU and Radeon RDNA 2 GPU to deliver increased FPS and smoother playback. However, backwards compatibility isn’t perfect, as you... Read more...
Microsoft versus Sony, Xbox Series X versus PlayStation 5. We’re sure to see plenty of back and forth both from the manufacturers of these next-generation consoles and from the gamers that will be getting them in their hands over the next few weeks (and months). Today, however, Microsoft is poking fun at Sony over its massive PlayStation 5 and the steps that are required to situate it horizontally or vertically. Sony showed off the process today in a teardown video that it posted for the PlayStation 5 (skip to the 1-minute mark). In it, we see a somewhat involved process with a single screw and a plastic baseplate that is needed to put the console in either its vertical or horizontal... Read more...
A generational leap in console hardware should facilitate a generational leap in gaming graphics, should it not? And the PlayStation 5 is certainly a big upgrade over the PlayStation 4, the same of which can be said of the Xbox Series X/S versus the Xbox One X. I bring up the PS5 specifically, though, because someone posted a video comparing the gameplay graphics of NBA 2K21 on the PS5 and PS4. This is made easy because 2K Sports launched NBA 2K21 on the current-generation consoles first, since the next-gen hardware does not arrive until the middle of next month. And overall, it looks pretty good on today's consoles. But the trailers for the version built for next-gen consoles, including a recent... Read more...
Building and tearing into a desktop PC is relatively easy, once you have done it a few times. Dedicated game consoles can be a little trickier, in part because of their compact nature, and proprietary design. Today's consoles are more like PCs than ever, though, so have things changed? You still probably should not gut a console unless you have a really good reason to, but that said, Sony posted an interesting teardown video of its upcoming PlayStation 5, and it does not look all that daunting. Not that Sony is encouraging eventual PS5 owners to perform surgery on their shiny new consoles—I'm sure that would void the warranty. But kudos to Sony for giving us an up close and personal look... Read more...
In an interview with Korean publication Naver, Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, commented on the sales forecasts for the PlayStation 5 and price increases for games with the next generation of consoles. While quelling concerns of stock limitations and justifying price hikes, the statements could be construed as opposite of the information that we are currently seeing. Thanks to the power of Google Translate, we could get a glimpse into the interview with Jim Ryan. The topic on everyone’s minds is the availability of the PlayStation 5 (PS5). In a question about preorders and plans, Ryan said that “We believe the PS5 will sell more in its first fiscal year than it sold... Read more...
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