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Earlier in September, Sony apologized for the PlayStation 5 preorder catastrophe and promised more console preorders soon. It seems; however, the preorder nightmare never ends as GameStop Ireland has begun to email customers stating they will likely not be getting a PS5 for quite some time. When the PlayStation 5 preorders kicked off, it was utterly chaotic. Preorders went out of stock near instantaneously, and Sony later apologized. Then, retailers such as Amazon began to crumble, announcing customers who preordered the PS5 may not get it on launch day. Now, our tech friends across the pond are encountering similar issues to a higher degree with Ireland’s GameStop chain indicating... Read more...
Yesterday, we came across more pictures of Sony's next-generation PlayStation 5 console with specific for qualification at the FCC and Taiwan's NCC -- and quite frankly, it's more than a bit porky. Insults were leveled against the Xbox Series X when it was fist unveiled, with people pointing to its towering monolith-like design. But the PlayStation 5 and its PlayStation 5 Digital Edition sibling take things to a whole new level, dwarfing even Microsoft's next Xbox. While we presented pictures and dimensions of two PlayStation 5 consoles yesterday, these two aspects of the consoles don't tell the full story of how big they are. However, new renders that were created by 3D modeler @keisawada... Read more...
The PlayStation 5 preorder launch was less than stellar by most metrics. Despite prior fears of lack of stock and the initial preorder sell-out, Sony realized they had some work to do. Today, they are trying to make amends with gamers by apologizing and promising to make more consoles available for preorder. On Wednesday, Sony announced pricing and availability for the PS5 via a YouTube stream, and soon thereafter, the preorders were out of stock almost immediately. It seems the PS5 preorders went the way of NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3080s, where they are making it to eBay for scalping. Earlier today, the PlayStation Twitter sent out this apology: Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been... Read more...
Is bigger always better? This appears to be the philosophy that Sony has adopted for its next generation console. It was recently revealed that the PlayStation 5 is the largest console in recent history and the real-life photos only emphasize its massive size. Photos of the PlayStation 5 were taken by the Taiwan National Communications Commission (NCC). These photos were later shared on Twitter by Roberto Serrano. The photos feature the PlayStation 5 and its various retail box contents being measured. The measurements of the PlayStation 5 are no longer a mystery, but the photos truly highlight the behemoth. The PlayStation 5 is 390 millimeters x 104 millimeters x 260 millimeters or roughly 15.4... Read more...
Almost from the get-go, Sony has been talking about backwards compatibility with its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, having previously confirmed that it be capable of playing most PlayStation 4 games. Or as Sony put it back in March, it will support the "overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles" out there. But what about games for the PlayStation 3 and earlier models? Don't get your hopes up. For some people, backwards compatibility is a big deal, whether because they have accumulated a large library of older titles or simply want to revisit games they remember playing in the past. Going back in time before the PS4, however, starts getting into retro territory, and it is just not in the... Read more...
Today, Sony hosted their PlayStation launch stream. During the stream, they showed off a plethora of games and now, we finally have pricing for the PS5.  The PS5 comes in at $499 and $399 for the normal PS5 and the digital-only PS5, respectively.  This puts the normal PS5 on par with the Xbox Series X while the PS5 digital is $100 more expensive than the Xbox Series S. The PS5 editions will be available in the United States on November 12th with the rest of the world following on November 19th.   Sony also showcased over 10 different game trailers before getting to the meat of the stream. Some of these games we had seen before, some we got to see more of, and some... Read more...
Whether you are able to get your hands on a next-generation game console at or close to launch, and in particular the PlayStation 5, is yet to be determined. As it applies to the PS5, there was a report of a manufacturing issue having forced Sony to downgrade its initial order count by 4 million units, but according to Sony, everything is hunky-dory. Sony offered a statement on the matter, saying outright that the report was "false" and that its original order count for PS5 consoles still stands. "While we do not release details related to manufacturing, the information provided by Bloomberg is false. We have not changed the production number for PlayStation 5 since the start of mass production,"... Read more...
Is the upcoming PlayStation 5 already in trouble? That is probably an overreaction to think so, but challenges remain for Sony, such as competing with Microsoft and its Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on price, and apparently supply as well. If the latest chatter is true, initial PS5 shipments will be millions of units less than originally planned. The stakes are high, as true console refreshes only come around so often. Microsoft and Sony both have next-gen systems on the horizon, each powered by custom hardware built around AMD's Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU architectures, along with fast NVMe SSD storage and hardware support for real-time ray tracing. Anticipation is off the charts. According... Read more...
It appears that the time has finally come for Sony to give us the missing details surrounding its PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles. The Japanese gaming giant revealed in a tweet this morning that it will hold a live PlayStation 5 Showcase on Wednesday, September 16th at 4pm EST. Sony describes the event, writing: Before PlayStation 5 launches this holiday, we wanted to give you one more look at some of the great games coming to PS5 at launch (and beyond!). Our next digital showcase will weigh in at around 40 minutes, and feature updates on the latest titles from Worldwide Studios and our world-class development partners.  Given that Microsoft has already... Read more...
Sony has yet to reveal the price of the upcoming PlayStation 5. However, one leak may at least be enough to momentarily satisfy those awaiting that announcement. A leak recently outlined the box contents for the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. The leak was posted by Daniel Ahmad on Twitter. Ahmad noted that his image was originally from a Hong Kong distributor and that there may be regional differences between boxes. Nevertheless, his tweet gives consumers an idea of what they can expect to find in their box. Both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition boxes reportedly contain the respective consoles, a wireless controller, 825GB SSD, Base, HDMI cable, AC power... Read more...
Yesterday, Microsoft dropped pricing information on the Xbox Series X and Series S. Coming in at $499 and $299 respectively, these should be pretty good devices at attainable prices. The Xbox pricing announcement, however, seemed to have Sony shaking in their boots according to a source familiar with the situation. Since the Xbox announcement, Sony has been surprisingly quiet considering the price war tension has been released. An anonymous source familiar with the situation spoke to GAMEREACTOR and expressed how Sony had to change things up once Xbox made their announcement. According to the source, the PlayStation 5 was “considerably” more expensive than the Xbox Series X. The source... Read more...
Sony, what are you doing? The Sony PlayStation 5 is one of two highly anticipated gaming console launching at the end of this year (with the other being the Xbox Series X) and excitement has building at a feverish pace. However, Sony has just announced a crazy PlayStation 5 preorder scheme that has many scratching their heads. The Japanese gaming giant has setup an online registration page that only gets you the opportunity to preorder a PlayStation 5. That’s right, this isn’t a straight-up, no questions asked preorder program. You’re simply being put into a separate queue, which might get you a chance to give Sony your money if you’re selected. ... Read more...
Later this year, Sony’s PlayStation 5 hopes to make a splash with plans to release around the holiday season. In the meantime, the marketing team over at Sony has dropped its first global ad spot showcasing some of the upcoming features. According to Mary Yee, Vice President of Global Marketing, their goal is “to tell a unique story through our marketing.” At the opening of the ad, “you’ll see the new console’s features come to life through a young woman’s eyes and her movements.” Representing DualSense haptic feedback, the young woman walks across an icy lake, and as it begins to crack, she can sense the feeling. As the character senses something... Read more...
If you had been wondering if your DualShock 4 controller will work on the upcoming PlayStation 5 console that is due out later this year, Sony is offering clarification. The short answer is yes, it will work. Well, sort of. The slightly longer answer is it will work, but only when playing PlayStation 4 games, and not PS5 titles. That is a pretty big caveat, and will undoubtedly disappoint PS4 owners who might have hoped they could save a bit of coin on extra controllers by handing an existing DualShock 4 to friends and siblings when playing on the same console. That will work for PS4 games, but if you're hoping to assert your dominance in, say, the PS5 version of NBA 2K21 over your little brother,... Read more...
Sony is making a big to-do about its "Ready for PlayStation 5" lineup of big screen Bravia TVs. The new designation applies to certain models that Sony has deemed as being, well, ready for its upcoming PS5 console, which will make its debut later this year (holiday 2020). But what does the additional branding really mean? Part of it is a clever marketing play. Sony likely figures that a Ready for PlayStation 5 badge will make PS5 owners more inclined to purchase one of its Bravia TV sets, on the assumption that they were designed an built with the game console in mind. "The new 'Ready for PlayStation 5' tagline has been created in partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) to make... Read more...
Sony has promised not to spring PlayStation 5 preorder availability on the public without sufficient notice, and while that's nifty and all, there is evidence to suggest the big day is coming relatively soon. For one, we know the PS5 will ship this holiday season (November or December). In addition, the underlying HTML code on one of Sony's websites contains some interesting text seemingly related to the PS5's eventual preorder status. We still do not know when exactly the PS5 or Xbox Series X will launch, as Sony and Microsoft still have not announced a specific date. My money's on sometime in November, though. In the meantime, Reddit user Kgarvey dug up some telling bits in the source code... Read more...
Depending on your age and background, the Sony brand might be synonymous with Bravia TVs, Alpha cameras, PlayStation game consoles, or even Walkman audio players. And you’d be right in thinking that way, but did you know Sony also makes Xperia smartphones, and even sells them in the US? Well, it’s true. Sony's Android handsets also often include features found in the company’s TVs, cameras, game consoles, and audio players. They’re always quite premium, differentiated in a unique way, and always very "Sony".  However, for years now, Sony has struggled to stand out in the rapidly commodifying smartphone market -- not so much for lack of being different, but more for... Read more...
Sony is expecting its upcoming PlayStation 5 to be a big hit with gamers. After all, it's been nearly 7 years since the PlayStation 4 first launched, and there's been a lot of excitement around this new generation of consoles (which also includes Microsoft’s Xbox Series X).  Sony is reportedly so confident in demand for the console that it will double the number of units that it was planning to initially produce. According to a report from the Bloomberg, Sony had originally planned to produce 6 million PlayStation 5 consoles through March 2021. However, the company is now projected to ship around 10 million units. That's a huge increase in production compare to what was originally... Read more...
It appears that everyone wants a piece of Epic Games. Whether its competing developers that want a piece of the battle royale market that Fortnite dominates, or companies that want to invest into the gaming behemoth that Epic Games has become over the past two decades. Sony is looking to slot into the latter category with a $250 million minority investment into Epic Games. In a joint press release, the two companies said that the investment "reinforces the shared mission to advance the state of the art in technology, entertainment, and socially-connected online services." The investment shouldn't be too surprising, given that Epic Games chose Sony -- rather than Microsoft -- to showcase... Read more...
Both Sony and Microsoft have their next-generation game consoles launching this holiday season. While we know almost everything about the hardware and design of both consoles at this point, pricing is still a mystery, although many are expecting both consoles to come in around the $500 range in the US. While Sony has offered no official indication of pricing for its PlayStation 5 or the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, some news has surfaced from Reddit user youessbee who claims to have been a participant in a Nielsen survey about the PlayStation 5 console. According to the Reddit user, pricing for the PlayStation 5 is still being decided by Sony. One of the survey questions explicitly stated that... Read more...
Gamers all around the world are waiting in anticipation for Sony to give up the final details of the PlayStation 5 game console. Not long ago, Sony showed what the PlayStation 5 would look like in both the digital version that lacks a physical media drive and a version with a disc drive built-in. What Sony didn't offer at the time was pricing information leaving speculation and rumors to run rampant. A new leak has hinted at pricing for the PS5. Twitter user Ben Geskin has posted an image of what he claims to be a PlayStation 5 product page from Amazon France. Geskin happened on the page when browsing the Amazon France website, which showed pricing for both the Digital Edition of the PlayStation... Read more...
Sony's VP of UX design for PlayStation is Matt MacLaurin, and he's been active on LinkedIn dropping details to people who are asking questions about the user interface for the PlayStation 5. So far, he's revealed several tidbits about the user interface for the next-generation console. The UI represents a 100 percent overhaul compared to the PlayStation 4 and will use what he calls "very different concepts." MacLaurin says that the primary focus of his team was the operating system user interface, which hasn't been shown to the public yet. Primary responsibilities in the redesign include cleaning up core functionality. However, the VP noted that there are some "key new bets that you'll see soon."... Read more...
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