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News: Your PS Vita Is More Powerful Than Ever Before

Your PS Vita Is More Powerful Than Ever Before

Sony unlocks extra memory

PlayStation Vita firmware update v3.50 seemed like a bit of a non-event for Sony's handheld format, removing more features than it added. However, as part of a presentation at the Unite Tokyo 2015 event – as spotted and translated by NeoGAF member Parakeetman – the platform holder revealed that the new patch enables...

News: This Bloodborne PS4 Is Sadly Not for Sale

This Bloodborne PS4 Is Sadly Not for Sale

But it should be

There are so many personalised PlayStation 4s available in Japan that it's hard to keep count, but this Bloodborne console is a real museum piece. Sony was flaunting the one-of-a-kind system in Japan earlier today, where it held a special event for From Software's forthcoming foray. The game's now gone gold, by the way...

News: Metal Gear Solid V Will Get Its Own Themed PlayStation 4, and It's a Beauty 

Metal Gear Solid V Will Get Its Own Themed PlayStation 4, and It's a Beauty 

Now in bionic arm red

Well, aside from editor Sammy Barker, who was reportedly sick in his mouth at the sight of it, we reckon that this themed PlayStation 4 is one of the best designs out there. Coinciding with the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Asian territories can look forward to a multicoloured console which comes bundled with...

News: These Hyperdimension Neptunia VII PS4s Are an Otaku's Dream

These Hyperdimension Neptunia VII PS4s Are an Otaku's Dream

Noire way

There are no shortage of custom PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan, but that's not stopping Sony from preparing another trio of personalised platforms in order to tie in to the forthcoming Hyperdimension Neptunia VII. Due out on 23rd April in the Land of the Rising Sun, the Purple, Noire, and Goddess options will cost ¥41,980 ($352) apiece,...

News: This One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 PS4 Is One of Sony's Better Custom Consoles

This One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 PS4 Is One of Sony's Better Custom Consoles

We absolutely Luffy it

Well, this is different, isn't it? Robert Ramsey's typically your host for any sort of Japanese gaming news, but with him busy tucking into his Sunday Dinner – sans parsnips, we suspect – it's down to this editor to report on One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3's custom PlayStation 4. Announced in Japan overnight, the model –...

News: Pachter: Sony Won't Mind if PS4 Loses the Console War

Pachter: Sony Won't Mind if PS4 Loses the Console War

But it still wants to be on top

You can always count on seasoned Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter to stoke the flames of the fictional format war. Speaking as part of a wide-ranging interview with Game Informer, the outspoken executive has suggested that Sony doesn't really care about outselling the Xbox One with the PlayStation 4 – but...

News: Amazon's Giving Away Free PlayStation Plus Subs with PS4 Bundles in the US

Amazon's Giving Away Free PlayStation Plus Subs with PS4 Bundles in the US

Decent deal

Sony may not have cut the price of the PlayStation 4 like its closest competitor, but retailers are doing their best to make the next-gen console seem like good value at its original $399.99 asking fee. Amazon.com is the latest to amp up the manufacturer's offering, tossing in a free year's subscription to PlayStation Plus alongside the...

News: Tesco's Selling Off the PlayStation Vita for £49

Tesco's Selling Off the PlayStation Vita for £49

Cheaper than a digital copy of Dying Light

Board up your bunkers because it seems like UK supermarket Tesco is dumping the PlayStation Vita like a hot potato. With the console becoming nicher by the day, the retail giant is clearly fed up of the format filling up its store rooms, and has cut the console's price to just £49.00 ($74). Sadly, this...

News: There Will Be a PS4 Slim, But This Isn't Proof of It

There Will Be a PS4 Slim, But This Isn't Proof of It

Netflix reckons a 'revision' is coming this Fall

Let's get one thing straight: there's going to be a revised PlayStation 4 model eventually. Like the passing of time, it's inevitable that Sony will slim down its super machine in order to encourage early adopters to darn well double dip like puppets. We've already seen some fake photos of what this...

News: Bloodborne's PS4 Bundle Will Inaugurate Newcomers

Bloodborne's PS4 Bundle Will Inaugurate Newcomers

Cry baby

If you've ever tried out for a college or university sports team, then you'll know a thing or two about the inauguration process – namely that it separates the men from the boys. And we like to think of this forthcoming Bloodborne bundle in a similar way, as it should introduce PlayStation 4 newcomers to the world of next-gen with a bit...

News: This Is What a Slim PS4 Could Look Like, We Suppose

This Is What a Slim PS4 Could Look Like, We Suppose

Fake photos emerge

If you ever see a 'leak' on the Internet that pairs an off-screen image with the word 'confidential', then you can be pretty confident that it's a fake. As such, these so-called PlayStation 4 Slim pictures that have been doing the rounds this morning are 99.9 per cent certain to be a hoax – but they still give us something to...

News: You Can't Play Yakuza Zero on PS Vita, But This Skin Should Make Up for That

You Can't Play Yakuza Zero on PS Vita, But This Skin Should Make Up for That

Nifty looking PlayStation TV, too

Yakuza Zero looks awesome. As the title's latest trailer proved, not only will you be able to engage in telephone answering minigames, but you'll also be able to train your own wrestler in the sequel. Of course, the game's currently only confirmed for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, which means that handheld...

News: Sony Chucks The Last of Us Remastered in $399.99 PS4 Packages

Sony Chucks The Last of Us Remastered in $399.99 PS4 Packages

Can't be for nothing

Believe it or not, the PlayStation 4 is already over a year old, and while sales are extremely strong, we're rapidly approaching that point where Sony needs to add value to its box in order to maintain momentum. Fortunately, the manufacturer's got the memo, as it's thrown The Last of Us Remastered into its bog-standard 500GB...