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  • PlayStation 4 worldwide sales up to 36-million since launch

    If there's a solid revenue stream Sony can rely on, it's probably the PlayStation 4. The company has announced that it has now sold 35.9-million units since launch, with 5.7-million of those systems sold during the festive season. It makes for quite impressive reading, especially considering that a large swathe of users joined the system's family in just over a month (22 November to 2 January). Incredibly, that makes for around 135 000 PlayStation 4s sold every day for 42 days. Although there weren't any major game launches during this period for Sony, with many exclusives expected this year, it seems...

  • 5 things you should know about the PlayStation VR

    We thought 2015 was the year of virtual reality, or VR, but it turns out that things are only just beginning. In 2016, a number of companies will be outing their virtual reality devices, and one of them is Sony. The company's PlayStation VR headset (previously Sony Project Morpheus) will likely be the first device to plug directly into a console, in this case, the PlayStation 4. Sony already has a gaggle of titles lined up for the device's launch, but what should you -- the consumer -- know about the next advancement in gaming? We give you a crash course below. Specifications...

  • 6 must watch trailers from PlayStation Experience 2015

    Read more: Watch the PlayStation Experience 2015 keynote rebroadcast here This weekend, Sony hosted its PlayStation Experience extravaganza in San Francisco. As usual, the keynote was filled with the combination of massive announcements, sneak peaks, game trailers and the usual drear associated with these events. But let's not focus on the negative. If you happen to have a PlayStation 4 on your desk, or thinking about getting the PlayStation VR when it's launch next year, you can look forward to an impressive wad of new titles to sink your teeth into. So here they are: the five most impressive trailers from PlayStation...

  • Sony reveals first PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility titles for PlayStation 4 [Update]

    Sony fans, it's time to half-celebrate as the company reveals the first eight PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility titles for the PlayStation 4, but they come at a price. The games aren't just straight ports and have received 1080p up-rendered graphics, Trophy support, Remote Play, Live Broadcast, Share Play, Activity Feeds, and Second Screen support for game manuals with PlayStation Vita or PlayStation App. All titles will be available on the US and UK PlayStation Network Stores. The titles are: Dark Cloud - US$14.99 / R218 Grand Theft Auto III - US$14.99 / R218 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - US$14.99 / R218 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas...

  • Watch the PlayStation Experience 2015 keynote rebroadcast here

    Just before the Holiday Season begins in earnest, Sony hosts its PlayStation Experience event at San Francisco's Moscone Centre (the scene of many a great Apple launch in its day too, and this year's GDC 2015). It's the natural home of PlayStation's upcoming exclusive game announcements, gameplay trailer sneak peaks and hardware introductions. This year we'll likely see how the PlayStation VR (previously Project Morpheus) integrates into the PlayStation 4 console, not to mention upcoming titles like Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Watch the all important PlayStation Experience keynote rebroadcast below if you happen...

  • Sony unveils South African PlayStation Store specials for December

    It's that time of year when sales and specials are out in full force to bleed your wallet dry. Over the past few days, we've seen Black Friday and Cyber Monday come and go, but the specials aren't over yet. Sony has launched their video game sales campaigns on the PlayStation Store. First off is the '12 Deals of Christmas' series, which will feature a new game every 48 hours at a reduced price. Starting off the 24 day-long campaign is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, with both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 editions on sale: Metal Gear...

  • PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One on Black Friday according to report

    According to marketing firm InfoScout, Sony's PlayStation 4 benefited from the Black Friday sales rush, at the expense of both Nintendo's Wii U and Microsoft's Xbox One in the States. The firm sampled a group of "2364 people who purchased video game products in October 2015," InfoScout noted on its blog. "We then contrasted their purchases to those of 1,020 Americans who purchased a video game, console or accessory during the 2015 Black Friday promotion period." And what were the results? Well, rather telling. Image via InfoScout It's clear that the PlayStation 4 had the upper hand this Black Friday, but more interestingly was...

  • PlayStation 4 remote play app coming to PC, Apple Mac

    Fancy playing PlayStation 4 games using your PC? Don't worry, an app is coming soon for that. Sony PlayStation's president of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, revealed on Twitter that the company is "indeed working on an official app for PC/Mac." Following in Microsoft's Xbox One footsteps with the company's Windows 10 platform interchangeability, the app will likely let users blast through titles on the PC and Mac using the PlayStation 4 as the engine. It'll likely function similarly to the PlayStation TV, with that device acting as a proxy for another screen in the home. Some people asked if we plan to...

  • Sony PlayStation 4 balloons to 30-million sales worldwide

    Sony has today announced that its current-gen gaming console, the PlayStation 4, has now sold over 30-million units worldwide. Although we can't compare this number to the Xbox One as Microsoft has resisted revealing sales numbers for the console, we can state that this compares to just over 10-million sales reached for the Nintendo Wii U since September 2015. The official sales figure for the PlayStation 4 is 30.2-million. Read more: 5 possible reasons why the PlayStation 4 is outselling the Xbox One "We are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued to choose PS4 as the best place to play...

  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review: bright-eyed but blinded by its legacy

    I imagine that it's difficult for any company to go beyond and create a product even better than its best. It's what Apple aims to do each and every time it launches a new iPhone, and it's what HTC has been struggling with since the launch of the HTC One M8. But another company that's seemingly swimming well beneath the radar is currently toiling with this very issue: Sony. Now, without a doubt, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was the best phone of 2014, and possibly the best Android phone ever made. I love it so much that I'll probably name...