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News: Oh Look, It's a Nintendo PlayStation Console

Oh Look, It's a Nintendo PlayStation Console

You what

Fridays are usually pretty quiet when it comes to games journalism, probably because everyone just wants to start the weekend early and, actually, you know, play some video games for once. Apparently, though, a poster over on ASSEMbler didn't get the memo, as they've revealed the existence of an actual Nintendo PlayStation console that...

News: Sony: Reclaiming Japanese Gamers Is a Focus for Us

Sony: Reclaiming Japanese Gamers Is a Focus for Us

The PS4 is showing some "upward swing," says Yoshida

Numbers don't lie: the demand for video games and video game consoles in Japan has dropped significantly over the past few years. But while much of the market is turning its attention to the mobile industry, Sony is trying to breathe life into the PlayStation 4 with new games. That's what...

News: PlayStation Vita Passes 4 Million Units in Japan

PlayStation Vita Passes 4 Million Units in Japan

Small consolation

There's been very little cause for PlayStation Vita owners to celebrate of late, but Sony's diminutive device has just hit a major milestone in Japan, crossing the 4,000,000 unit threshold. This number takes into account both handheld and PlayStation TV sales, but seeing as they're both built upon the same hardware, we reckon...

News: The New PlayStation 4's Already Out in Japan

The New PlayStation 4's Already Out in Japan

Fast movers

Sony's a fast worker, isn't it? The revised PlayStation 4 – which is a teensy bit lighter and a little less power hungry – was only announced a couple of days ago, but it's already on sale in Japan right now. The ever eagle-eyed DualShockers spotted various product lis

News: The Lighter PS4 Also Has a Few Other Changes

The Lighter PS4 Also Has a Few Other Changes

Buttons, bulbs, and more

A revised PlayStation 4 is set to launch later this month in Japan, which seems designed to bring production costs down. In addition to being a little lighter and a teensy bit less power hungry, the device also comes with a few other minor alterations – including mechanical buttons, which means that you'll no longer...

E3 2015: Almost Half PS4 Owners Never Had a PS3

Almost Half PS4 Owners Never Had a PS3

Changing minds

At this point, we can probably all accept that the PlayStation 3 had problems. It was ultimately a great console, don't get us wrong – but Sony really misfired with the architecture and price, prompting it to lose ground against a very aggressive Xbox 360. With the PlayStation 4, however, the Japanese giant's got back to its...

News: The Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Is Particularly Pretty

The Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Is Particularly Pretty

Slick in silver

Some of the official custom PlayStation 4 consoles have been pretty bad if you ask this author, but the Batman: Arkham Knight one bucks that trend. Sony's deployed an unboxing for the brand new bundle, and while it's a little overproduced, it should sell you on the system if you've been sitting indecisively on the fence. We've...

News: Sony: PlayStation Vita Is a Legacy Platform

Sony: PlayStation Vita Is a Legacy Platform

Gulp

It's perhaps an indictment of the current state of the PlayStation Vita in the Western world that we haven't really found the need to write an update on the device for some time. While there was hope of the format's fortunes turning around 18 or so months ago, the platform's fate has remained unchanged for a while now. And while it continues...

News: PS4 Sales Pass 2 Million Units in the UK

PS4 Sales Pass 2 Million Units in the UK

Celebrate good times

Sales of the PlayStation 4 have now surpassed a staggering two million units in the UK, according to a report published by MCV. The console hit the one million units milestone in the region shortly before the holiday rush last year, which means that it's effectively doubled its tally in record time. In fact, the system's selling...

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...