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

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

Faster race

Good news for tech-heads who get excited by motherboards and USB ports: 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 console...

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

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

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?

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: Leaked PS4 Slim Console Confirmed to Be Legit

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...

Video: How Small Is the Rumoured PS4 Slim?

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...

Rumour: PS4 Slim Hardware Images Allegedly Leak Online

PS4 Slim Hardware Images Allegedly Leak Online

And they're very believable

There were rumours that Sony may announce a PlayStation 4 Slim alongside the upgraded Neo console, and it may just have leaked. Potentially. In this age of 3D printers and elaborate hoaxes, these photographs of a console shell can't be taken as definitive proof – but they look pretty darn authentic from where we're...

News: PS4's Completely Crushing the Competition in Germany

PS4's Completely Crushing the Competition in Germany

Sony's got almost 70 per cent market share

As we've written so many times already, Sony's dominance this generation can't be attributed solely to favourable policies or press conference clangers – it's the legwork that it's invested into Europe over the years that's doing the business. New figures coming out of Germany show that the PlayStation...

News: Narrow Margins Force PS4 from Top of US Hardware Charts for First Time in 2016

Narrow Margins Force PS4 from Top of US Hardware Charts for First Time in 2016

You win some, you lose some

Outrageously attractive Xbox One fire sales pushed the PlayStation 4 from the top of the US hardware charts for the first time in eight months last month – although speculation suggests that Sony's system was just 10,000 units off the pace. Microsoft's console was widely available for considerably less than the...

News: Yes, Sony's PlayStation Meeting Will Be Livestreamed

Yes, Sony's PlayStation Meeting Will Be Livestreamed

In case you were wondering

A few hours ago, Sony basically confirmed that it'll be officially revealing the PS4K - or Neo as it's also known - at an event in New York on the 7th September. Exciting stuff, but we've already had a few people asking us whether or not the show will be streamed online. Fortunately, we've got an answer via Polygon...

News: GameStop's Boss Just Hinted PS4K Is Coming in 2016

GameStop's Boss Just Hinted PS4K Is Coming in 2016

Surprise

GameStop is far and away the biggest video game retailer in the United States, and CEO Paul Raines is privy to information that none of us know. Fortunately, every time that he appears on national television, he tends to let us in on the secret – he more or less dated PlayStation VR before Sony had a chance to, after all. And now he's...

News: Amazon Readies for Release of New PS4 Console

Amazon Readies for Release of New PS4 Console

Spanish arm expects new system on 13th October

Amazon Spain has added a new product page for a brand new PlayStation 4 console set to release on 13th October, prompting speculation that it could be the anticipated PS4K – or Neo as it's also known. The listing includes a €399.99 price point, which is exactly what we'd expect the upgraded...