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News: PS4 Is Walking All Over the Competition in Germany

PS4 Is Walking All Over the Competition in Germany

Sony controls almost 70 per cent of the market

There's a perception perhaps more among American gamers that the PlayStation 4 is only really seeing such wild success right now because Microsoft dropped the ball with its Xbox One at launch. While there's some truth to that, we've always tried to explain that the main reason Sony's so far ahead is...

News: Crikey! PS4's Install Base Reaches 35.9 Million Units

Crikey! PS4's Install Base Reaches 35.9 Million Units

Ain't no stopping this train

Holy best seller, Batman – the PlayStation 4 has now sold 35.9 million units worldwide. The number, as reported in a Sony press release, represents the amount of consoles sold through to consumers as of 3rd January – and so it doesn't include those devices sitting in a Wal-Mart warehouse or in transit. The figure's...

News: Watch a Hacked PS4 Playing Pokémon: PlayStation Version

Watch a Hacked PS4 Playing Pokémon: PlayStation Version

Gotta hack 'em all

Sigh. The Push Square office has been a hotbed of communication over the past 24 hours as we consider whether to cover this PlayStation 4 hack or not. Ultimately, it sounds like console cracking crew Fail0verflow are not planning anything nefarious, so we'll give it a teensy bit of attention – if only because the footage of...

News: PS4 Edges Out Xbox One in UK Black Friday Battle

PS4 Edges Out Xbox One in UK Black Friday Battle

But it was close

Sony won the battle of Black Friday in the UK – but only just. According to MCV, the PlayStation 4 moved 139,000 consoles between 22nd November and 28th November, a fraction more than the Xbox One which mustered 134,000 units. It's good news for both consoles, as new-gen hardware really starts to cement itself in British homes...

News: Sony's Going for the Kill This Christmas with $299.99 Star Wars Battlefront Bundle

Sony's Going for the Kill This Christmas with $299.99 Star Wars Battlefront Bundle

Sony shot first

Well, this is interesting. Sony dropped the price of the PlayStation 4 down to $299.99 over the Black Friday weekend, but it's not done with the low-price promotion just yet. The platform holder has announced that starting 6th December through until 19th December it'll be reducing the system again, with one of two bundles boasting...

News: Bloody Nora! PS4 Sales Surpass 30 Million Units

Bloody Nora! PS4 Sales Surpass 30 Million Units

It only prints money

Sony has boasted that the PlayStation 4 is its fastest-selling system ever, flaunting sales of 30.2 million units. That number represents consoles sold through to consumers by the way, and is accurate as of 22nd November. According to the manufacturer, the PS4 has reached the 30 million units milestone two months faster than...

News: Star Wars Battlefront's PS4 Bundle Looks Better in the Flesh

Star Wars Battlefront's PS4 Bundle Looks Better in the Flesh

Sith sense

We've never been especially keen on the Darth Vader-themed Star Wars Battlefront PlayStation 4 console, but we must admit that it looks much better in the flesh. PlayStation Access were lucky enough to get their paws on the limited edition, and while we worry that the glossy nature of both the system and its controller will prompt...

News: This PS4 Bundle Is for Everyone That Skipped the PS3

This PS4 Bundle Is for Everyone That Skipped the PS3

Welcome to the family

Well, this is… Awkward. Sony's been chastised by many armchair pundits for putting too many resources into remasters – but this new European 1TB PlayStation 4 bundle comes with three of them. It looks like a bad joke at first blush, but the platform holder's clearly looking to capture non-PlayStation 3 owners with this...

News: PS4 Smashes Two Million Sales Milestone in Japan

PS4 Smashes Two Million Sales Milestone in Japan

System selling steady overseas

The perception among gamers is that the PlayStation 4 is flopping in Japan, but while it's certainly not firing on all cylinders in the Eastern nation, it's still doing reasonably well. Today's big Media Create update has revealed that the console has now crossed two million sales in Sony's home territory, which is a...

News: Is This the Most Glorious PS Vita Design Yet?

Is This the Most Glorious PS Vita Design Yet?

Cor, slimey

One story that's gone under the radar a little bit is the success of Minecraft: PS Vita Edition in Japan. The game's barely left the Media Create charts since its launch, and has sold almost 400k copies on the handheld in Sony's home nation. There's a market for "building" games in the East, then – and the upcoming Dragon Quest...

News: Get Fallout 4 for Free with a PS4 from GameStop

Get Fallout 4 for Free with a PS4 from GameStop

Fallout boy

If all of the Fallout 4 hype has convinced you to snag a PlayStation 4, then you may just want to pay attention to this GameStop offer. Available from the US retailer's website, you'll be able to snag Sony's best-selling system alongside a copy of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Bethesda's latest role-playing release for just...

News: How Does the Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Look in the Flesh?

How Does the Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Look in the Flesh?

Still gross

There's a toy-like charm to Call of Duty: Black Ops III's exclusive PlayStation 4 bundle, but let's not beat around the bush – it's pretty freakin' bad, isn't it? Sony had a real opportunity to create something special here, but this is easily the worst looking new-gen system to date. Still, kudos to PlayStation Access' Hollie Bennett...