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News: Sony Boasts About Brilliant British PS4 Sales

Sony Boasts About Brilliant British PS4 Sales

System's been on top for six months straight now

While we know that the PlayStation 4's crushing its console competition globally, the UK – along with the US – is typically touted as a region where things are a little closer. On the back of today's financial report, however, the platform holder has boasted that it's been on top for six months...

News: Metal Gear Solid V's PS4 Bundle Can Be Pre-Ordered Now in the UK

Metal Gear Solid V's PS4 Bundle Can Be Pre-Ordered Now in the UK

But it's exclusive to GAME

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's snazzy red and gunmetal grey PlayStation 4 bundle will cost you a bionic arm and a leg when it launches on 1st September in the UK, as it will be exclusive to seasoned extortionists GAME. Actually, we're being the slightest bit melodramatic – it's a bit of a snip at £364.99. The...

News: This R2-D2 PS4 Laptop Is Bleeping Badass

This R2-D2 PS4 Laptop Is Bleeping Badass

C3PO would be impressed

Sony is astutely positioning the PlayStation 4 as the platform for Star Wars this year, but while we're sure that it's going to have a handful of custom hardware bundles to celebrate the release of Battlefront, we doubt that any of them will be this darn awesome. Ed Zarick has been making custom console laptops for a while,...

News: In Japan, Sony Will Engrave Your PS Vita for a Fee

In Japan, Sony Will Engrave Your PS Vita for a Fee

Especially for you

Engraved jewellery is not uncommon in the Western world; engraved video game consoles are. Still, the latter very much appears to be a thing in Japan, as Sony has launched a PlayStation Vita engraving service in its homeland, which will cost you ¥500 ($4) per character. This means that getting 'Push Square' emblazoned on your...

News: Behold Destiny: The Taken King's Limited Edition PS4

Behold Destiny: The Taken King's Limited Edition PS4

Classy

Sony's really pushing Destiny's big September expansion, The Taken King. So much so, that the release is actually getting its own limited edition PlayStation 4, along with a more standard bundle. First off, the themed, 500GB white console sports an elegant design, and comes with Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition, which boasts the...

News: Remove Your Eye Patch and Ogle Metal Gear Solid V's Special PS4

Remove Your Eye Patch and Ogle Metal Gear Solid V's Special PS4

Bionic beauty

Wondered how that limited edition Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 looks in the flesh? Konami has released a video showing off the Diamond Dogs branded gun metal and rust coloured box, and it definitely looks classier close-up. We're particularly fond of the limited edition DualShock 4, which should be sold separately...

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...