Hardware - News

March2017

  • News Is Sony Prepping a Slimmer PS4 for Release This Year?

    One report reckons so

    Three years into the cycle, Sony refreshed its entire PlayStation 4 hardware line with the PS4 Pro, PlayStation VR, and, of course, the PS4 Slim. But tech site Digitimes believes that the Japanese giant may now be planning an even smaller version of its uber-successful system. But is there any truth to the report? As part of...

  • News PS4 Is Still the UK's Biggest Ever Console Launch

    Will it ever be beaten?

    A new contender threatened to steal the PlayStation 4's console launch crown last week: the Nintendo Switch released in the UK – but it couldn't topple the Sony system's monster debut. According to Games Industry.biz, the Big N's hybrid moved a respectable 80,000 units over its opening weekend – double that of the Wii U...

  • News Sony Temporarily Cuts PS4's Price in Europe to Counter Nintendo Switch

    The battle begins

    Looks like those amazing PlayStation 4 deals in the UK right now are part of a European-wide initiative to rain on the Nintendo Switch's parade. Alongside incredibly aggressive Horizon: Zero Dawn marketing, the platform holder seems eager to ensure that its competitor's new console doesn't catch-on too hard, announcing that the PS4...

February2017

  • News PlayStation VR Is Dominating the Virtual Reality Space

    Peripheral nears one million sales

    Sony's sold around 915,000 PlayStation VR headsets since launch as of 19th February. That's according to group president Andrew House as part of an interview with the New York Times. While it may not sound like an enormous number in isolation, it's worth remembering that the perpetually out of stock peripheral...

  • News PS4 Was January's Best Selling Console in the United States

    Ain't no stopping this train

    With a lineup including Yakuza 0 and Resident Evil 7 (among others), it's no surprise that the PlayStation 4 was the best selling console in the United States during January. According to the latest NPD report, Sony's system continued its good run, outpacing the competition yet again during the first month of 2017. No...

  • Poll Has PS4 Pro's Boost Mode Tempted You to Upgrade?

    Unleash the Beast

    Sony tried its best to cover up PlayStation 4 Pro's new Boost Mode, but the Internet never sleeps on exciting features and it leaked. The added option essentially unlocks the supercharged system's additional horsepower for use in unpatched games, resulting in small but noticeable performance upgrades. While an NDA means that we c

  • News Cool! The Glacier White PS4 Slim Is Out in USA Now

    Brrr

    Good news, America: the Glacier White PlayStation 4 Slim has launched today in the United States. Yay? The chilly system will set you back $299.99, and will come bundled with a copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. You will, however, have to shop at Walmart if you want it, as it's an exclusive to the chain for some reason. The console...

  • News PS4 Pro's Boost Mode Is Proving to Be Quite the Beast

    Time to upgrade?

    It's a truth universally acknowledged that a PlayStation 4 firmware update's best features are those that Sony fails to actually announce -- and PS4 Pro's boost mode is proving the old adage accurate yet again. The beta for the system software overhaul is technically under NDA, but that's not stopping some from risking their YouTube...

  • News PS4 Smashes PS2's Historic Shipment Record by Some Margin

    Sony Pictures hurts otherwise solid third quarter

    Any signs of the PlayStation 4 slowing down? No, the console is quite literally on fire around the globe, with the device smashing an old PlayStation 2 shipment record in the company's most recently completed quarter. According to Sony's latest financial report, the manufacturer shipped a whopping...

January2017

December2016

  • News PS4 Quietly Crosses Four Million Units Milestone in Japan

    Pyrrhic victory?

    Japan's no longer the focus of Sony's attention, but the PlayStation 4 has still managed to quietly cross the four million units milestone in its home nation. The news comes courtesy of the latest Media Create report tracking sales for the week ending 25th December, where Sony's new-gen system sold 100,238 units – enough to push...

  • News Sony Confirms Post-Christmas Call of Duty PS4 Bundle for North America

    Comes with Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered

    While you can still purchase a 500GB PlayStation 4 Slim with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End for $249.99 in the United States right now, the offer will end on Christmas Eve. Which means that Sony will replace the deal next week with a $299.99 Call of Duty bundle. This will come with a console...

  • News PS4's Price Will Drop to $199 in 2017, Predicts Pachter

    And we agree

    Outspoken industry analyst Michael Pachter has put together his gaming predictions for 2017, leading with the bold belief that Sony will drop the price of the PlayStation 4 to $199.99 at some point during the year. The divisive Wedbush Securities sage believes that the Japanese giant will make the move on the PS4 Slim in order to keep...

  • News You Learn Something New About PlayStation Every Day

    Ai had no idea

    What in the bloomin' heck? We pride ourselves on knowing practically everything about PlayStation there is to know, but we had zero idea that the brand has a mascot named Ai Chan in Taiwan. The cutesy anime character is apparently used to promote the PlayStation 4 in the East, and she's now got her own themed bundles. The...

  • News PS4 Breaks Xbox One Streak with November NPD Win

    Back on top

    And just like that, normal service has been resumed. Microsoft had started to slowly chip away at the PlayStation 4's sizeable lead in the United States with a handful of minor victories, but on the back of Sony's 50 million unit milestone announcement, the platform holder has now confirmed that it's won the all-important November NPD...

  • News PS4's Price Will Plunge Prior to Christmas in the United States

    Down to $249.99 again

    Sony's just smashed through the 50 million units milestone and registered the biggest Black Friday in the brand's history – but it's not done yet. The platform holder has announced that it will be once again dropping the price of the PlayStation 4 to $249.99 in the United States starting 11th December through to 24th...

  • News PS4 Pro Is Selling Very Well, Many Adopting It as First PS4

    Sold out in most markets

    According to Sony's Shuhei Yoshida, the PlayStation 4 Pro is off to an unexpectedly strong start. Speaking with Digital Spy, the likeable suit admitted that the company had primarily anticipated the premium platform to sell to early adopters, but it turns out that many are selecting the supercharged system as their first...

  • News PS4 Smashes 50 Million Sales Milestone Before Christmas

    Box enjoys best Black Friday ever

    This is just absolutely incredible: the PlayStation 4 has now sold 50 million units globally. That number represents those consoles sold directly to consumers, and not just shipped to retail outlets. The figure is accurate as of 6th December, meaning that the system has achieved the dizzying statistic just a...

November2016

  • News PS4 Hardware Bundles Dip Below £199/$249 for Black Friday 2016

    The very best deals in the UK and US

    Many have pondered why Sony launched the PlayStation 4 Slim to begin with, but this Black Friday 2016 we may be seeing why. The platform holder has been incredibly aggressive with the price of its bundles – particularly in Europe – plunging the price of its flagship format below £199.99 in the UK and...

  • News Sony Confirms $249.99 PS4 Bundle for Black Friday

    Dark days before Christmas

    It's already leaked on the flyers of every major retailer in the United States, but Sony has now confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will plunge to $249.99 starting 24th November through Cyber Monday on 28th November. It's the 500GB Slim model of the console that will be available, alongside copies of Uncharted 4: A Thief's...

  • Feature Happy Tenth Birthday to the PlayStation 3

    This is living

    Looking back on it, the PlayStation 3 was such a fascinating console. It had the worst start in life: overpriced, difficult to develop for, a commercial catastrophe – the device was a disaster. But Sony and its growing unit of first-party developers really changed the image of the console over time, releasing hit after hit, and...

  • Deals Pull the Trigger on a PS4 with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for £219

    And other pre-Black Friday discounts

    There may be a week left until the Black Friday madness unfolds, but Amazon UK has the first mover advantage right now across a slew of PlayStation 4 console bundles. If you're in the market for Sony's new-gen system, then you can snag a 500GB Slim system alongside Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for just...

  • Deals Score a PS4 Pro and Sony 4K TV for $1,000

    Pro tip

    Got a bit of pocket change this holiday? Then your local Best Buy may just have a deal that'll tickle you into submission. For this week only, the US store is selling the PlayStation 4 Pro alongside a Sony 55" 2160p 4K smart TV with HDR for less than $1,000. While that sounds like a lot of money – it is, obvs – it's worth mentioning that...

  • Feature 10 Games We Wish Would Be Patched for PS4 Pro

    Next-gen

    The games updated for the PlayStation 4 Pro generally post big improvements, but inconsistencies between patches mean that not every title in the console's catalogue has been improved. Of course, we doubt that many of you are clamouring for a 4K version of Call of Duty: Ghosts – but there are evergreen outings in the PS4's library that...

  • News Live Streaming Gets a Lot of Love on PS4 Pro

    Sharing is caring

    There are many reasons to upgrade to the PlayStation 4 Pro, but if you're someone who enjoys hosting live streams, then here's another: Sony's supercharged system enables you to stream in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second – a sizeable leap from the 720p cap of the original model. We had reviewer Alex Stinton test out the upgrade...

  • News Want to Know What Your PS4 Pro Looks Like Inside?

    Hot stuff

    Want to see your PlayStation 4 Pro without its clothes? Of course you do – you're not the only one who's been fantasising about it. Fortunately, the folks at Virtual Future TV have done the hard work so that you don't have to. In the 15 minute video embedded above, a gloved technician takes the console to bits, revealing all of its...

  • News PS4 Slumps to Yet Another NPD Defeat in October

    Mind the gap

    After years of being on top, the PlayStation 4 has now slumped to its fourth NPD defeat in a row – a trend that would probably be worrying Sony if its install base wasn't growing at an accelerated rate globally. The console lost the monthly US hardware contest for October, meaning that it's been a little while since the Japanese...

  • Feature 10 PS4 Pro Games That Shine on Sony's New Supercharged System

    Reborn

    Sony's launched the PlayStation 4 Pro today, ushering in a brave new world of iterative console hardware as part of the process. But while the system brings big improvements in image quality and performance, not every game is leveraging the hardware at this point in time. There are a handful of developers who have gone above and beyond...

  • Out Today PS4 Pro, The World's Most Powerful Console

    Supercharge your life

    We suppose that the PlayStation 4 was already the world's most powerful console, so the PS4 Pro doesn't get that many bragging rights. Then again, with double the GPU power, the supercharged system is a bit of a beast. And, in case you weren't paying attention, it's out today. Like, right now. As in, you can literally go in a...

  • Video PS4 Pro Is the Quietest PlayStation 4 to Date

    Oh so quiet

    A lot of people have been asking questions regarding the volume of the fan noise in the PlayStation 4 Pro, and we're happy to report that it's the quietest console in the range that Sony's released thus far. We obviously have to temper this observation by pointing out that we've only been using the console for a few days, and things...

  • Feature Should You Buy the PS4 Pro?

    Early impressions on Sony's supercharged system

    We've been playing around with the PlayStation 4 Pro for a few days now, and while we're not quite ready to review it yet, we have fiddled around with the supercharged format long enough in order to bring you some first-hand impressions. We're really against the clock here so can only apologise for...

  • Video Watch Off-Screen Footage of PS4 Pro in Action

    What's up, Pro?

    You can't really show PlayStation 4 Pro off convincingly on a 1080p camera without HDR; Sony learned this the hard way at the console's reveal event. Still, we got to shoot some off-screen footage of several games taking advantage of the Japanese giant's new hardware, and you can see the results in the video embedded above.

  • Video Let's Unbox the PS4 Pro, Shall We?

    Oh go on then

    We've got the PlayStation 4 Pro, though we can't say much about it until tomorrow. Then again, we did just put together a massive impressions piece, so maybe check that out while you wait. In the meantime, we are very much allowed to show you what's inside the packaging, so please enjoy this unboxing clip. Such original content, eh?...

  • Hands On Quit Bitchin'! PS4 Pro Is a Big, Beautiful Step Forward

    HDR you ready?

    As we predicted a few months back, Sony's had a right job on its hands this holiday. Its two latest products – PlayStation VR and the PlayStation 4 Pro – are difficult to sell, because they need to be seen first-hand in order to be truly appreciated. We spent the best part of a year waxing lyrical about t

  • News PS4 Pro Sold Out Until After Christmas, Says Amazon UK

    Dishonored bundle still available, though

    Update (17:00): The standard PS4 Pro appears to be back in stock over on Amazon UK. We assume that the online retailer made a mistake with the listing earlier today. Still, a rather big error to make! Original story: If you're on the market for a PS4 Pro before Christmas and you love Amazon to bits, we...

  • News PS4 Pro Is Already Being Sold in Some Stores

    Early doors

    Sony's not dropping the PlayStation 4 Pro until next week, but stock is already in the retail channel, and that's leading to leaks. We've heard of several people who have already managed to purchase the supercharged platform, and one has been posting videos of it running Uncharted 4: A Thief's End in 4K resolution on YouTube. The...

  • News Sony's Giving Away Free Copies of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare This Week

    You'll need to buy a PS4, though

    Thinking of buying a PlayStation 4 this week? Good news, as Sony's announced that starting 4th November through 5th November you'll be able to snag a free copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare when you pick up a $299.99 console from participating retailers in the US and Canada. This unfortunately does not include...

  • Feature How PS4 Pro Will Bring Bullshot Quality Visuals to Your Home

    And on a 1080p TV

    Whichever of our esteemed colleagues in the games industry coined the word 'bullshot' deserves a knighthood. The term – a combination of a curse word and 'screenshot' – refers to the practice of publishers releasing images not wholly representative of their games. Indeed, during the PlayStation 3 era particularly, it was...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's PS4 Pro Version Will Offer Dramatic Improvements on 1080p Screens

    Aloy, Aloy

    We've seen Horizon: Zero Dawn running with HDR enabled on one of Sony's top-of-the-range 4K televisions and it's amazing, but what if you're planning to play the title with the PlayStation 4 Pro on a bog-standard 1080p screen? Writing on the PlayStation Blog, developer Guerrilla Games has revealed that there's lots

  • News PS4 Rapidly Approaches 50 Million Unit Milestone

    Ain't got far to go

    It's looking increasingly likely that the PlayStation 4 will hit the 50 million unit milestone by the end of the year, as Sony has released its financial results for the quarter ending 30th September, revealing that it shipped a whopping 3.9 million units during the period, putting the platform's install base at 47.4 million...

October2016

  • News PS4 Pro Consoles Are Starting to Be Shipped to Stores

    10th November nears

    This is very much happening: the PlayStation 4 Pro is starting to be shipped to stores – or its packaging is, at least. These images of the console's cardboard wrapper appeared on Reddit, and seem to be American due to the references to the ESRB ratings board. The slogan on the back states that "game worlds come alive" with...

  • News Woah! PS4 Pro Goes 80s in Uber-Cheese Commercial

    The world's most powerful console

    Sony's slowly starting to ramp up the hype train for the PlayStation 4 Pro, starting with this uber-cheese 80s commercial. The clip, which is tangentially related to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's DayGlo-donning zombies mode, describes the device as "the most powerful console in the world" – which it is, of...

  • News Sony Restocks European Retailers with Big PS4 Bundles

    But they're not PS4 Pros

    Sony may be days away from deploying the PlayStation 4 Pro, but that hasn't stopped it from announcing a trio of new PS4 Slim bundles. The 1TB packs set to deploy this November will each include a copy of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, though you will get a couple of extra games on top depending on which you select. The...

  • News Yakuza 6 Scores a Snazzy PS4 Hardware Bundle

    But it ain't a PS4 Pro

    We're not entirely convinced that we understand Sony's decision to promote the PlayStation 4 Slim ahead of the impending PS4 Pro, but we're sure that it's all part of some masterplan. Nevertheless, the platform holder will be spotlighting the diminutive device ahead of its triple-tiered brother for the release of Yakuza 6,...

  • News PS4 Pro Requires Very Little Investment from Developers

    Flip the switch

    Developers hoping to support the PlayStation 4 Pro but worried it will require lots of resources need not panic, as lead architect Mark Cerny has pulled out his calculator and crunched the numbers. Speaking with Gamasutra, the venerable veteran has concluded that studios need only invest 0.2 to 0.3 per cent of their budget into the...

  • Talking Point What Do You Want to Know About PS4 Pro?

    Pro talk

    We said earlier in the year when it was rumoured that Sony would launch both PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4 Pro this holiday that it would have its work cut out, and it's clear that the company's putting in overtime right now. Fresh from what appears to have been a very successful virtual reality release, the organisation now finds...

  • News Sony Confirms SATA 3 Hard Drive Support for PS4 Pro

    Nice to know

    There were whispers coming out of Japan that the PlayStation 4 Pro would support the SATA 3 hard drive configuration, but the company has now officially confirmed that to be the case. Speaking with GameSpot, it said that you will be able to swap out the 1TB HDD included with the console for another and that those upgrading to SSDs...

  • News PS4 Pro Has More Memory Than the Base Model

    Level up

    Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 Pro has an additional gigabyte of memory compared to the existing unit. This bonus is not directly for use in games, but to help the console with application switching; currently that process is handled by the existing 8GB GDDR5 RAM included with the PS4, but now it can be offloaded to the extra...

  • News PlayStation VR Shifted Over 50,000 Units at Launch in Japan

    VReasonable

    PlayStation VR got off to a solid if unspectacular start in Japan, with the futuristic facemask shifting 51,644 units during its first week on sale. Reports coming out of the East suggest that the accessory is totally sold out, so this is likely the sum of what Sony shipped to its home region. PlayStation VR Worlds moved a...

  • News PS4 Slumps to Third Successive NPD Defeat

    Choppy waters

    Batten the hatches, spit in Shawn Layden's face, and curse Kaz Hirai's complacency: Sony failed to defeat the Xbox One in the September NPD, meaning that's three times in a row now that the PlayStation 4 has not been the best-selling system in the United States. We suppose after three straight years on top, it had to give everyone...

  • News PlayStation VR Can Be Used with Wii U, Xbox One, PC

    Well, kinda

    You can use PlayStation VR's spiffy Cinematic Mode to enjoy non-virtual reality PlayStation 4 games using your expensive new purchase – but did you know that it also works with a PC, Xbox One, or Wii U? The setup itself is simple: replace the HDMI cord coming out of your PS4 and into the Processing Unit with your console or computer...

  • News Japan Lines Up for PlayStation VR Ahead of Launch

    As stocks start to sell out worldwide

    You can always judge the interest in a product in Japan by the size of its lines, and it looks like PlayStation VR has captured the attention of the tech enthusiasts in the East. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that many stores have been sold out of the headset since as early as June, with one man from...

  • News PS4 Pro Will Be Compatible with SATA 3 Hard Drives

    That's a SATA of fact

    Sony hasn't said much about the PlayStation 4 Pro since it was revealed, with much of its attention being focused on PlayStation VR over the past few weeks. But one thing it has clarified following an interview with Japanese website 4Gamer.net is that the new system will support SATA 3 hard drives, unlike its predecessor...

  • News PlayStation's Adventure Icons United in UK PS4 Bundle

    Nate and Lara together at last

    If you haven't purchased a PlayStation 4 yet but love action adventure games, then Sony's got a great bundle for you in the UK. Available from GAME today, the £329.99 set includes Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Rise of the Tomb Raider alongside a 1TB PS4 Slim console. That's a pretty amazing package if you enjoy...

  • News PlayStation VR Will Provide Some Headaches for People with HDR Displays

    Time to change your cables

    While we're technically under embargo, we can probably just about get away with saying that PlayStation VR's setup has some… Minor shortcomings. Hopefully the Sony Ninjas don't lynch us for typing that. Anyway, it's about to get more complicated if you have an HDR television, because the Processing Unit – which is...

September2016

  • Video PlayStation VR Comes with an Absurd Number of Cables

    Spaghetti junction

    We weren't going to do a PlayStation VR unboxing because tons of better websites with better camera gear already have that corner of the market on lock. But you know what? We were going to take the headset out of its box anyway, so why not film it? We're gunning for the rudimentary, hobbyist sector of YouTube with this clip. In...

  • News Amazon UK Sells FIFA 17, LEGO Star Wars PS4 Bundles for £149

    How low can you go?

    You may have caught our earlier story about some frankly insane PlayStation 4 offers, and now Amazon UK has thrown its not-so insignificant hat into the ring. The mega online retailer is selling the 500GB PS4 alongside either FIFA 17 or LEGO S

  • News UK PS4 Prices Plunge Lower Than £150 with FIFA 17

    Insane savings as stores clear stock

    With the PlayStation 4 Slim now on store shelves, there's a bit of a price war going on in the UK as retailers attempt to clear out stock of the old model. At the time of typing, ShopTo will sell you a 500GB CUH-1200 unit alongside FIFA 17 for… £139.85! Smyths Toys is doing a similar thing in-store from...

  • News Microsoft Didn't Expect Sony to Ditch 4K Blu-ray Either

    What the 4K?

    We probably all expected the PlayStation 4 Pro to have a 4K Blu-ray player – Sony's one of the founders of the physical media format, after all. But the supercharged system doesn't, with the Japanese giant favouring streaming ahead of the disc-based playback option. And it turns out even its main competitor Microsoft expected the...

  • News PS4 Pro Requires Very Little Investment from Developers

    One or two people working on Sony titles

    CD Projekt Red's decision not to update The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the PlayStation 4 Pro has prompted some people to ponder just how many resources developers need to commit to the new machine. According to Digital Foundry, the answer is very few, as it's reporting that just one person from Sony Bend is...

  • Poll Should the PS4 Pro Have a UHD Blu-ray Player?

    A moment of clarity

    Sony took a bath on the PlayStation 3 just to get Blu-ray into as many homes as possible, so it's strange to see the company ignore the fledgling Ultra High-Definition Blu-ray format a decade later. Times have changed since the turbulent days of 2006, of course: streaming is, for many, their primary means of consuming media now...

  • TGS 2016 Ogle Some Off-Screen PS4 Pro Images

    Final Fantasy XV! Uncharted 4! Horizon: Zero Dawn!

    With regards to 4K resolution and HDR, you really need to see the PlayStation 4 Pro with your own eyes in order to appreciate the improvements that it offers. However, at the Tokyo Game Show this week, Sony is showing off a handful of titles on a very expensive panel – and Game Watch took a few...

  • News Sony 'Pleasantly Surprised' by Strong PS4 Pro Pre-Orders

    That's a pro, then

    We suppose that the reaction to the PlayStation 4 Pro could be described as mixed, but its sales seem to be off to a decent start. It's dominated the best sellers list on Amazon for some time now, and we've heard from a couple of retail sources that pre-orders are looking decent in both the UK and in the US. And now Sony has...

  • News UK Store GAME Will Sell You a PS4 Pro for £174.99

    But you'll need to make some trades

    Many have asked whether retailers intend to offer trade-up programmes for the recently announced PlayStation 4 Pro, and it looks like GAME is the first. The UK outlet will sell you one of the supercharged systems for £174.99 – assuming that you're willing to make some trades. It's worth noting that this offer...

  • Video We Got One of Those PS4 Slim Things

    And ours isn't off the back of a lorry

    Leaks presumably irritate every organisation operating in the games industry, but Sony must have been particularly peeved by the PlayStation 4 Slim's premature reveal. Today we learned an important lesson about the diminutive device: it's not very photogenic. Like, at all. To the degree where we gave up...

  • News Final Fantasy XV's PS4 Slim Bundle Will Cost You More Than a Pro

    But it does come with a lot of goodies

    Final Fantasy may not be the juggernaut that it once was, but it's still comfortably one of the most iconic franchises in PlayStation's stable. And after a brief dalliance with Microsoft around the launch of Final Fantasy XIII, it's nice to see the series back where it belongs – firmly under the PlayStation...

  • TGS 2016 Sony Hasn't Forgotten About the PS Vita Entirely

    New colours incoming overseas

    The PlayStation Vita put in an appearance at Sony's TGS 2016 press conference today – albeit a rather fleeting one. The platform holder took a moment to announce that two new colours will be available in Japan starting 1st December: Silver and Metallic Red. Both models will retail for ‎¥18,980 (~$186).

  • TGS 2016 Final Fantasy XV PS4 Slim Is Over the Moon

    Another Noctis in the bedpost

    Sony announced the first custom PlayStation 4 Slim hardware design – and it's a tasty one. The Luna Edition – which, sadly, won't be available in the PS4 Pro format it seems – will cost ¥‎39,980 (~$392) and will feature the moon motif from Final Fantasy XV on its front. It will come with a copy of the game,...

  • News Uncharted 4's PS4 Slim Bundle Is An Absolute Steal

    Canadians getting robbed, though

    Sony announced this week that the new PlayStation 4 Slim will retail for $299.99 in the United States. Good price, right? Well, it gets better, as starting 15th September, you'll be able to buy the diet device as part of an Uncharted 4: A Thief's End bundle – which will also cost you a meagre $299.99. Pre-orders...

  • News Will PS4 Pro Improve Games on Traditional 1080p HDTVs?

    Yes, and here's a quick look at how

    Sony will have learned a lot about PlayStation 4 Pro and how to market the machine this week, with the way it talks about traditional 1080p televisions being a crucial reality check. While the new hardware has clearly been designed to excel in 4K with HDR switched on, it's simply not true that the console will...

  • News There'll Be a Logo on PS4 Pro Enhanced Game Cases

    Oh great

    It's usually around this stage in the generation that box art gets completely murdered by superfluous logos, and between PlayStation VR and the new PlayStation 4 Pro, the Japanese giant is planning to make a right old mess. Games Radar reports that titles enhanced by Sony's new hardware – which should, we must stress, end up being all...

  • Feature Everything You Need to Know About PS4 Pro

    All of your questions answered

    Sony was always going to have difficulty explaining what the PlayStation 4 Pro is – and, perhaps more importantly, who it's for – during its PlayStation Meeting press conference this week. The console, which represents a kind of half-step for the existing PS4 model, is not intended to blur generations or begin...

  • News This Is the Best PS4 Pro Sales Pitch You'll See Today

    On the Mark

    Mark Cerny's got a way with words that makes everything he says - no matter how outlandish - sound completely and totally reasonable. The PlayStation 4's lead system architect, Cerny is essentially responsible for the design of Sony's current-gen platforms - including the newly announced PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. Who better to sell you a...

  • News The New PS4 Controller Offers More Than Just Another Lightbar

    Mark Cerny shares a secret

    Hmmmm, this is an interesting little detail. In a new video on the official PlayStation YouTube channel, lead system architect Mark Cerny reveals that the revised DualShock 4 controller, which will be packaged with the PlayStation 4 Slim and PlayStation 4 Pro, won't just add another lightbar - it will, in fact, offer...

  • Reaction Shrewd Sony Looks to Continue Market Domination with PS4 Pro

    Pro tip

    Sony announced two new consoles at its PlayStation Meeting press conference today: the new PS4 Pro system and the already-leaked PS4 Slim. But with reactions mixed across the web, what do we think of the Japanese giant's bold new strategy? In this article, editors Sammy Barker and Robert Ramsey react to today's presser. Sammy Barker,...

  • News Pre-Order Your PS4 Pro Console Right Now

    PS4 Slim pre-orders also live ahead of launch

    A few hours ago, we didn't really know what the PlayStation 4 Pro was going to be. Now, however, pre-orders are beginning to go live. Amazon, as is so often the case, is one of the first major retailers to hop aboard the pre-order train – and here are all the links you'll need to nab Sony's latest...

  • News Here's Your First Look at Sony's New PS4 Pro Console

    Big Mac

    As anticipated, Sony announced the PlayStation 4 Pro during its PlayStation Meeting press conference earlier this evening, which will boast a significantly enhanced GPU and tons of bells and whistles on top of the current model, like 4K resolution and HDR support. And it will release on 10th November, with a price of $399.99. But what...

  • News PS4 Pro Doesn't Appear to Have a 4K Blu-ray Player

    4K off

    In what may be the first bloody nose that Sony's sustained this generation, the PlayStation 4 Pro won't come with a 4K Blu-ray drive. The platform holder didn't mention Blu-ray once during its press conference this evening, and now a slew of senior reporters in New York are claiming that the console won't support Ultra High-Definition...

  • News Every PS4 Console to Be Upgraded with HDR Support

    Patch incoming to unlock new potential

    Much of Sony's press conference today, of course, centred on the new PlayStation 4 Pro console – but there was good news for existing owners of the system, too. Speaking during the PlayStation Meeting 2016 press conference, suit Andrew House announced that every single system will be updated to support high...

  • News PS4 Slim Will Release by 15th September for $299

    Hitting shelves on 15th September

    Bet you weren't expecting this: the PlayStation 4 Slim was finally announced at today's PlayStation Meeting presser. Right off the bat, Andrew House announced that this more energy-efficient, smaller system (which looks exactly as the many leaks claimed it would) will be available from 15th September this year,...

  • News PS4 Pro Confirmed, Launches November 2016 for $399

    #4ThePros

    Sony has confirmed that the PS4K or 'Neo' is real - and that it's actually called the PlayStation 4 Pro. As leaked reports earlier in the year suggested, the Pro will support 4K televisions, and it's more powerful than the regular system. It'll supposedly allow for more graphical detail, better frame rates, and faster load times in your...

  • Rumour PS4K Neo Launches This Week According to Report

    That was fast

    We're now a couple of days away from a Sony press conference, so that can only mean one thing: rumours, and lots of them. This latest whisper comes from the Financial Times via GameSpot, who report that the PlayStation 4K, codenamed Neo, may well release later this week. Wait, what? As many of you are no doubt aware, Sony is hosting...

  • News So, Where Did Those Leaked PS4 Slims Actually Come From?

    The UAE, apparently

    The PlayStation 4 Slim will be officially announced on the 7th September at Sony's PlayStation Meeting - that much is guaranteed at this point - but where did all of these leaked consoles actually come from? If you haven't been keeping up to date on this story, Slims, in all of their real, physical glory, have been found in the...

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  • News PS4 Slim Will Support 5GHz Wi-Fi, Photos Suggest

    Faster race

    Good news for tech-heads who get excited by motherboards and cooling fans: the PlayStation 4 Slim will support 5GHz Wi-Fi, apparently. Shortmaneighty2, who already has his grubby mitts on the console, posted two photographs to prove the point: one from the console's manual, mentioning the added frequency – and the other from the...

  • News One UK Retailer Will Happily Sell You a PS4 Slim Today

    Er

    This is so bizarre: the PlayStation 4 Slim isn't even announced yet, but there are four available from the CEX in Widnes right now. Somehow, the unannounced console has filtered into the retail channel in the UK, with the leaks seemingly centred in the North Western part of the country. So, if you fancy one of the new systems right now, you may...

  • News The PS4 Slim Looks Much, Much Nicer Than You Think It Does

    Short and sweet

    One of the reasons Sony's so keen to shut down leaked images of the PlayStation 4 Slim is because, typically, the amateur snaps aren't especially flattering. Indeed, the platform holder's unannounced console has been deemed ugly from every corner of the web based on the handful of photos released, but it looks much nicer in the...

  • Opinion Why the Heck Is Sony Making a PS4 Slim?

    The not-so little question

    So, the PlayStation 4 Slim is real, and Digital Foundry made a video to prove it. Then lawyers got involved, and the hastily recorded clip got removed – you know how it goes. Still, this has all happened rather fast, hasn't it? If you'd have asked us on Sunday morning whether Sony would make a more compact PS4 console,...

  • News You Get a Revised DualShock 4 Controller with the PS4 Slim

    It, er, has more lights on it

    This video's going to get swiped pretty quickly if Digital Foundry's clip is anything to go by, but we'll report on it while it's live: the PlayStation 4 Slim comes with an updated DualShock 4 controller. While it looks identical in terms of form factor, there's a light been added to the touchpad. Yeah, we've no idea...

  • News Leaked PS4 Slim Console Confirmed to Be Legit

    Watch it powering up

    We knew that last night's PlayStation 4 Slim leaks were legit – you don't get that many pictures from so many different angles without some level of authenticity. But as a few people have pointed out, in this age of 3D printers you can never be too careful. Digital Foundry decided to visit the person who purchased the...

  • News Original PS4's Production Has Been Cut to Make Way for New Models

    Brace yourself

    Sony seems set to announce two new PlayStation 4 models at its PlayStation Meeting press conference next month, and judging by the leaks, a

  • News Sony to Announce Two New PS4 Consoles at PlayStation Meeting

    Slim shady

    Sony's still yet to comment on the leaked images of the PlayStation 4 Slim, but an announcement is looking increasingly likely at the PlayStation Meeting on 7th September. Indeed, the Wall Street Journal reports that the platform holder will unv

  • Video How Small Is the Rumoured PS4 Slim?

    Size comparison

    So, the PlayStation 4 Slim has leaked. Sony's yet to make a comment on these images just yet, but the sheer number of them taken from different angles suggests that they're almost certainly real – although nothing's legit until you hear it directly from the horse's mouth. That said, we have been in contact with someone who...

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