Hardware News

News: Sony: PS4K Will Not Shorten the PS4's Lifecycle

Sony: PS4K Will Not Shorten the PS4's Lifecycle

They're the same thing

It's been reiterated a dozen or so times now, but Sony has clarified that the PlayStation 4K (or Neo as it's known internally) will not bring a premature end to the current generation. Speaking with a Russian website, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida explained that "PS4 is still PS4". He continued: "The new high...

News: Sony Patents Elite PS4 Controller with Paddles and Adaptable Layout

Sony Patents Elite PS4 Controller with Paddles and Adaptable Layout

Could it come with the PS4K?

For our money, the DualShock 4 is comfortably the best default controller on the market – and we're not the only ones who think so. However, the PlayStation 4's primary input device has been let down by generally poor build quality and bad battery life. Sony, however, may be about to update the device – if a patent...

E3 2016: Sony's Surprised Microsoft Announced Xbox Scorpio Over a Year Ahead of Time

Sony's Surprised Microsoft Announced Xbox Scorpio Over a Year Ahead of Time

Suggests that PS4K may release very soon after reveal

Sony boss Andrew House has admitted that he was surprised Microsoft announced the Xbox Scorpio this week considering that it's almost 18 months away. "The dynamics of the tech industry are such that there's a much heavier emphasis on immediate gratification than there was," he told The...

Reaction: Sony Was Right to Reveal PS4K Prior to E3 2016

Sony Was Right to Reveal PS4K Prior to E3 2016

Now we can look forward to the show

The big question on Push Square's lips this week was whether Sony would reveal PlayStation 4K at E3 2016. We came to the conclusion that the manufacturer would have to chat about the souped-up system – after all, it would be embarrassing to watch the organisation deflect every question about the appliance...

News: Why Isn't the PS4K Going to Be at E3 2016?

Why Isn't the PS4K Going to Be at E3 2016?

Sony's hanging tight for now

Sony's confirmed a "high-end" version of the PlayStation 4, which is codenamed Neo – but which we're calling PS4K because, let's be honest, it's a fantastic moniker. But the console – which will offer enhanced experiences for hardcore gamers – will not be at E3 2016. Why is that? Well, here's what Andrew House...

News: PS4K Will Be 'More Expensive' Than Existing Model

PS4K Will Be 'More Expensive' Than Existing Model

Well, duh

Sony has confirmed that the new PlayStation 4K – which it's revealed is in development – will retail at a "more expensive" price than the original console. The devices will be sold in tandem, so you can expect it to adopt a basic and premium price model. Currently, the PS4 sells for around $349.99. While the platform holder's not co

News: PS4K Will Be Sold Alongside PS4 Throughout Life Cycle

PS4K Will Be Sold Alongside PS4 Throughout Life Cycle

New system will "complement" existing unit

Sony has put to bed concerns that the souped-up PlayStation 4K will replace the existing PlayStation 4 console, announcing that both devices will be sold simultaneously throughout the lifecycle of the product. This means that the upgraded console – which has now been confirmed by the platform holder –...

News: Sony Confirms 'High-End' PS4K Exists, Won't Be at E3

Sony Confirms 'High-End' PS4K Exists, Won't Be at E3

Will target "hardcore" gamers

The bomb's finally dropped: Sony has confirmed the existence of the PS4K - or the PS4 Neo, as many refer to it. The confirmation comes from president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Andrew House, who revealed that the "high-end PS4" is a part of the company's future plans to the Financial Times. House even gives us...

News: PS Vita Passes 5 Million Units Milestone in Japan

PS Vita Passes 5 Million Units Milestone in Japan

Celebrate good times

It may have struggled globally, but the PlayStation Vita is still pretty darn relevant in Japan, with the handheld passing the five million units milestone in the region today. The news comes courtesy of the latest Media Create report, which signalled that the portable sold 14,956 units during the period spanning 23rd May to...

News: PS4 Is a Beast! Sales Surpass 40 Million Units

PS4 Is a Beast! Sales Surpass 40 Million Units

Still Sony's fastest-selling system

While the industry may be awash with rumours of iterative hardware upgrades, the PlayStation 4 is continuing to quietly chug along at an intense pace, with the platform holder confirming today that sales have now surpassed 40 million units worldwide. This means that the system is still the fastest-selling in...

News: Is PS4K Scheduled to Launch Before October?

Is PS4K Scheduled to Launch Before October?

For the upgraders

The PlayStation 4K, or Neo as it's supposedly codenamed, is not a rumour anymore; Sony may have refrained from commenting on the upgraded hardware, but it's almost certainly happening. The big question is: when? Previous rumours pegged the supercharged platform for October, which is when PlayStation VR is also set to deploy.

News: PS4 Was the Best Selling Console in the US Last Month

PS4 Was the Best Selling Console in the US Last Month

Confirmation at last

Sony refrained from releasing its usual self-fellating PR statement following last night's NPD report, leading many – ourselves included – to assume that the PlayStation 4 had failed to secure a seventh successive spell at the top of the US hardware charts. However, it's since confirmed to IGN that its new-gen system was...

News: Sony Is Making 1080p a Requirement for Neo Mode Games on PS4K

Sony Is Making 1080p a Requirement for Neo Mode Games on PS4K

Frame rate can't be lower than the base game, either

The internet's still reeling from the news that PS4K seems to be the real deal, but the details just won't stop dripping. On the latest Giant Bombcast - the podcast of Giant Bomb, the publication that initially revealed the contents of the PS4K technical documents - it's pointed out that Sony...