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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...

News: Devs May Start Submitting PS4K Compatible Titles Next Month

Devs May Start Submitting PS4K Compatible Titles Next Month

Developer documentation leaks

As alluded in our Talking Point earlier today, we suspect that PlayStation 4K may happen fast. Sony's talked about its desire of selling the system soon after its announcement, and that could come any day now. Indeed, developer documentation which has leaked online suggests that studios will be able to start...

News: Hey, the Steel Black PS4 Controller Isn't Bad Either

Hey, the Steel Black PS4 Controller Isn't Bad Either

It's no crystal, but what is?

You've heard us go gaga over the sublime crystal DualShock 4, but Sony clearly isn't content with just one lavish hardware trailer. The PlayStation maker's just thrown out another video showcasing the steel black controller, which, while not quite as impressive as the aforementioned transparent beauty, is still rather...

News: These PS4 Bundles Are Getting Bigger and Bigger

These PS4 Bundles Are Getting Bigger and Bigger

Putting on weight

Console bundles become a less interesting point of discussion the older a platform gets, but while we've been ignoring PlayStation 4 packages for some time, Sony's been quietly making them bigger and bigger. Take this 1TB bundle available from UK retailer GAME starting tomorrow: it includes Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Bloodborne,...

News: Drool Over This Crystal PS4 Controller Trailer

Drool Over This Crystal PS4 Controller Trailer

Phwoooooar

This particular author remembers being distinctly jealous of a kid back in primary school who had a crystal Game Boy Colour. It wasn't a "sexy" piece of hardware, per se, but there's just something strangely compelling about transparent tech. We're sure that some of you won't agree, of course, but before you start gobbing in the...

News: Analyst Reckons Sony May Release a PS4 Slim as Well as PS4K

Analyst Reckons Sony May Release a PS4 Slim as Well as PS4K

How many PS4s do you need?

Hmmmm, let's put this one in the 'we're not convinced but maybe' pile. According to comments from Macquarie Securities analyst Damian Thong, Sony could well release a PlayStation 4 Slim as well as the recently confirmed PlayStation 4K - or 'Neo', as it's more commonly referred to. If there's truth to this, then it would...

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 –...