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All posts tagged "Sony"

  • Uncharted 4 ships 2.7m copies in week one, Sony oh so happy

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was always going to be a big game. It's the end (if you believe that) of a saga that has spanned nearly a decade, and has a following that's probably a lot longer than that too. But it seems that Naughty Dog's latest game has surprised even Sony. Sony's SIE division has announced that the game has shipped 2.7-million units in its first week. Notably, it's now the fastest selling first-party title on PlayStation 4. "Thank you to the team at Naughty Dog for delivering Uncharted 4, a stunning experience that sets a new bar for...

  • 3 ways the Nintendo Wii U is better than the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

    When we talk about the "console wars" there's only really two sides mentioned: the green of Microsoft's Xbox One, and the blue of Sony's PlayStation 4. We've made mention before of how the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is better than the other, but what about Nintendo? The company's practically owns the handheld console segment abroad, and has just now announced a brand new smartphone games strategy, suggesting it has a leg up in that segment as well. But what about its home consoles? Although the Nintendo Wii U is not my favourite console for a number of reasons, it does definitely do...

  • PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One: What’s the SA price breakdown?

    Missed the news? Microsoft will be increasing its Xbox Live rates to R159 a month, making for a massive increase compared to the current R50 a month rate. That got us thinking, though... How much does it cost for a Xbox One and PS4, along with the necessary items (i.e. extra controllers and online subscriptions)? Console In this department, we first opted to look at a console and game bundle, focusing only on the 1TB variants. So what did we find out? Well, BT Games stocks the 1TB Xbox One along with The Division for R5999. By comparison, Takealot has a limited special on a...

  • Watch gameplay of the unreleased Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion PSP game

    There was a time when The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was coming to Sony's handheld PlayStation Portable (PSP) console. That time was 2007. Nine years on, and that game still hasn't been released and never will be. Over on NeoGAF, user Borman shares some video footage of the cancelled title, named The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion. While not open-world like the bigger version games, it would have used a hub world and concentrated on the dungeon aspect of Oblivion, including the Oblivion Gates as well. Judging by the footage, the final product really could have been a stellar title and system...

  • A 16MP selfie camera with OIS? Sony reveals Xperia XA Ultra (update)

    Sony Mobile has been rather quiet lately, aside from its Xperia X "super mid-range" phones. So we're happy to see the company announcing a rather unique handset in the form of the Xperia XA Ultra. The phone's biggest selling point is easily the 16-megapixel front-facing camera, complete with optical image stabilisation (OIS) for judder-free video and blur-free shots. The selfie shooter also packs a flash for those late-night shots around the braai or at (heaven forbid) Tiger Tiger. Related: Sony Xperia X series sports flagship-killing specs, ‘that’ 23MP camera Otherwise, look at the back and you've got a 21.5MP main camera, being similar...

  • Uncharted 4 preview: the necessity of narrative, the bonus of beauty

    I'm not a huge fan of Nathan Drake (that's right, let's start this piece on a bombshell). In fact, I think he's among the most annoying, arrogant and apathetic characters in gaming, at least judging by the previous instalments of the Uncharted series. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End goes on sale this week, and we can only imagine how excited the host of PlayStation aficionados are. Naughty Dog and Sony are probably fairly giddy too, because this is easily the biggest PlayStation launch of the year (sorry Bloodborne). But the real question is, is the game worth picking up at launch?...

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End looks simply stunning on the PlayStation 4

    Read our preview here: Uncharted 4 preview: the necessity of narrative, the bonus of beauty The third act is the hardest to follow, but it seems that Naughty Dog has at least done a successful job on the visuals front. That's right, we're talking about Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, arguably the biggest release on PlayStation 4 this year so far (and likely for the rest of the year). One impressive thing about the game is how it rings the neck of the PlayStation 4 hardware, without taking it to the point of nervous breakdown. In other words, it's a simply gorgeous...

  • 3 things the Xbox One does better than the PlayStation 4 (and vice versa)

    We live in a world governed by binaries. Night and day. Summer and Winter. Xbox One and PlayStation 4. But one simply cannot say that one is better than the other. After all, some adore strolling through horizontal, wind-propelled rain, while others prefer bright red skin burns lazing on the beach. This binary mindset is especially true when any mention of the current generation of consoles is made. Sure, some people will prefer the Xbox One over the PlayStation 4, and conversely, some will prefer Sony's console to Microsoft's, but each outwits the other in their respective ways. For someone who...

  • New report ‘leaks’ details of upgraded PS4 NEO

    We've heard numerous reports that Sony is hard at work on a more powerful PlayStation 4. The so-called NEO, which is apparently pegged for later this year, is said to be capable of 4K and virtual-reality gaming. Now, Giant Bomb has uncovered tech specifications for the upgraded console, citing "multiple sources" for the information. The PS4 NEO features the same octacore AMD Jaguar processor as the PS4, albeit clocked at 2.1Ghz compared to the PS4's 1.6Ghz clock speed. As for the graphics department, you can apparently expect a better AMD graphics chip with 36 compute units at 911Mhz - compared to the PS4's 18 compute units at 800Mhz. The sources also claim that the...

  • New PS4 update launches tomorrow, brings PC/Mac Remote Play

    Sony has been hard at work with its latest PlayStation 4 update, but it's finally ready for primetime. The 3.50 update gets pushed out tomorrow, Sony's Jayne Murphy said in a blog post, so what can we expect? Easily the biggest feature is Remote Play for PC and Mac computers, allowing users to stream games from their PS4 to a computer. This mirrors Microsoft's own solution, which allows gamers to play Xbox One games on a Windows 10 PC. As for minimum requirements, Sony merely recommends a PC with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 and a Mac with OS X 10.10 or 10.11. Sony...