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Sony to sell PlayStation 4 console in China

posted onMay 26, 2014
by l33tdawg

It looks like Microsoft won't be the only company selling its next-generation gaming console in China. Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 will soon be available in China as well.

The launch announcement shares a similar modus operandi -- a joint venture partnership with a local company to distribute the console, as well as management of the online services and software retail.

Sony: PS4 sales surpass 7 million units worldwide

posted onApril 17, 2014
by l33tdawg

Sony continues to issue updates about its overall sales for the PlayStation 4 console. Today, the company said that worldwide, its newest home game console has sold over 7 million units since it launched on November 15th to April 6th.

Sony's press release comes about six weeks after the company announced PS4 worldwide sales had exceeded the 6 million mark. The company also announced today that over 20.5 million copies of PS4 games have been sold, either as physical copies or via download, since the launch.

SSD Or Hard Drive? Upgrading Your PlayStation 4's Storage

posted onMarch 14, 2014
by l33tdawg

As enthusiasts, we have to like that Sony shies away from proprietary storage technologies in its gaming consoles. Instead, the company sticks with standard hard drives, making upgrades quick and easy. Back in the day, its PS2 accommodated 3.5-inch PATA devices, which sound downright ancient now. The PS3 was compatible with 2.5-inch SATA-based storage. Today, the PlayStation 4 includes an easy-to-replace 2.5" disk as well, keeping the tradition going.

EA Sports' 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil won't be coming to Xbox One or PlayStation 4

posted onFebruary 7, 2014
by l33tdawg

As is the case every four years, FIFA's biggest football competition is about to take place. To celebrate the 2014 tournament, which will be played in Brazil, EA Sports is releasing a title to give fans a chance to virtually experience the World Cup on gaming consoles. While the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil game will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, we were surprised to find out that EA Sports won't be bringing it to their next-gen revisions, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Here's what the game's Lead Producer, Mat Prior, told us:

Sony sells over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in first 24 hours

posted onNovember 18, 2013
by l33tdawg

There was little doubt that the PlayStation 4 would sell well on launch given the sheer amount of hype, but we now have proof:

Sony has revealed that it sold over one million PS4s in North America during the console's first 24 hours of availability. While that figure pales in comparison to the sales numbers we see for smartphones, it gets the company a long way toward its goal of moving five million units before the end of its fiscal year in March.

Hacking the PS4's facial recognition by creating a universal login key

posted onNovember 15, 2013
by l33tdawg

A lesser known feature of the PS4 is that if the PlayStation Camera is connected, you can log into a user account via facial recognition. During testing, we found that both the calibration and facial recognition login were highly accurate. So, we did what any good journalists would do and tested the limits of the camera’s accuracy by becoming Iron Man.

Sony to disallow resell or renting of PlayStation games after initially supporting it?

posted onNovember 11, 2013
by l33tdawg

Just as the launch date of PlayStation 4 comes closer, Sony has surprised potential customers by updating their Software Usage Terms to disallow resell or renting of all PlayStation games unless authorized by them and the publisher in case it is not Sony.

Sony started off as the good guy against Microsoft's Xbox One by announcing support for game-lending and resale at the E3 2013 conference back in June. No-DRM was also a key point of Sony's PS4 presentation. However, Sony has updated the Software Usage Terms for the UK and backtracked on the claims it had made earlier.

Amazon receives PlayStation 4 stock, shares photo to prove it

posted onNovember 11, 2013
by l33tdawg

Amazon has posted an image to their Facebook page as pointed out by our forum member Lone Wanderer Chicken, showing one of their warehouses where a huge stockpile of PlayStation 4 consoles has arrived and is ready to ship to customers.

Gamers who pre-ordered the PS4 from Amazon will be delighted to see that that the online retailer is already stocked up and ready for launch day shipments of the eagerly awaited device.

17 things we learned from Sony’s massive PS4 FAQ

posted onOctober 31, 2013
by l33tdawg

By our count, the massive Ultimate FAQ that Sony posted today regarding the PS4 answers 191 questions about the system, ranging from the essential (“When does PS4 come out in different countries and regions?”) to the trivial (“Does PS4’s graphical user interface have a name like the PS3 system’s ‘Cross Media Bar’?”)

PS4 preorders sell out in the UK

posted onAugust 8, 2013
by l33tdawg

Sony has announced that Playstation 4 (PS4) preorders have sold out in the UK.

Seeming to suggest that the PS4 is outselling Microsoft's more expensive Xbox One console, Sony said on Wednesday that preorders for its upcoming games console have sold out, adding that those who order the PS4 now are unlikely to receive it on launch day.