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  • 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...

  • We tour the V&A Waterfront with the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact [Gallery]

    Read the full Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review here. Sony performed a big song and dance at IFA 2015 when it launched its Sony Xperia Z5 family. One of the biggest improvements across all phones, from the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact to the Z5 Premium, was the camera. It's Sony's own home-brewed camera sensor, with 23MP to play around with (instead of 20.3MP used on the old camera), a multi-element lens construction a bright f/2.0 aperture. But those are all numbers and words that consumers don't really care about. The question on everyone's lips is this: "Is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact's...

  • PlayStation 4 will get PlayStation 2 backward compatibility

    When Sony told media at E3 2015 that it wasn't interested in following Microsoft's backward compatibility drive, it wasn't telling the truth. According to Wired, and an email from a Sony PlayStation representative, the PlayStation 4 console will use "PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation." The representative suggests that the company's currently "working on" achieving this, which suggests that we should see the feature arrive on the PlayStation 4 sometime in the near future. Hopefully. The hint was perhaps dropped by the bundled legacy games that arrive with a particular Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle....

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: should you wait for the Xperia M5?

    Annoyingly, before I could really sink my teeth into my first Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, it was stolen from my grasp. Of course, while I'm good and happy that it was just the phone that was stolen (and not my entire life), I was also rather annoyed that this would mean phoning up Sony and asking for another. Thanks in part to the company's stellar local PR management, here I am, with another go at Sony's mid-range waterproof smartphone. It should be noted, that since its launch, Sony has practically replaced this device with the Sony Xperia M5, banishing the "Aqua"...

  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact hands-on preview: that familiar feeling

    I'm a big Sony smartphone fanboy, so much so that I believe the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was the greatest Android phone ever made. While, yes, that does sound decidedly subjective, there's a good reason why I say this. The camera was a peach, the screen was great, it was small, light and the battery lasted an age. It was quick when it needed to be, and thrifty when I didn't require it, and it wasn't the worst looking thing on the planet either. So, how do you upstage, or build on a device that can almost do it all? Well,...

  • PlayStation 4 faceplates available in South Africa from November [update]

    Update: It seems that the initial press release sent out by PlayStation and company had the incorrect date, at least according to them. The revised date is 18 November, so grab that correction fluid. Hot on the heels of the R500 price drop announced this week, PlayStation South Africa today announced that faceplates are also making their way to the country, and will begin at R299. Essentially, faceplates allow gamers to customise the smaller panel (or hard drive cover) of the PlayStation 4, which does seem strangely odd in some colours, and quite art-deco in others. Neon Orange, Aqua Blue, Red and...