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News: PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

There's a new flop in town

Japan may still be considered something of a gaming mecca among some, but its importance in the console space is slowly declining. With many of the region’s biggest developers struggling to adapt to the PlayStation 3 era, and handhelds currently ruling the roost, it’s not exactly a surprise to see the recently released...

News: Wow, the PlayStation 4 Is Utterly on Fire in the UK

Wow, the PlayStation 4 Is Utterly on Fire in the UK

Already surpassed one million units sold

In console war terms, the PlayStation 3 lost in the UK. Not only did it sell significantly less than its closest competitor the Xbox 360, but it also fell behind in mindshare. Stores would stick Sony’s latest releases right to the back of their video game sections, and newspaper promotions would always...

News: Sony Attempts to Lure The Female Market with a Light Pink PS Vita

Sony Attempts to Lure The Female Market with a Light Pink PS Vita

Here come the girls

While a splurge of new PlayStation Vita titles were announced at the pre-Tokyo Game Show conference, it's clear Sony has at least one of its eyes set on luring the female demographic to make the upgrade from the now defunct PSP. To help with this feat, it's announced the upcoming release of a special light pink and white Vita —...

News: That Rainbow PS4 Raised a Truckload of Money for Charity

That Rainbow PS4 Raised a Truckload of Money for Charity

Heartwarming hardware

You may remember a story that we ran a few days ago about a decidedly colourful PlayStation 4 with an important message. Dubbed the 'GayStation 4', this colourful custom SKU was constructed to coincide with the Stockholm Pride festival, and was planned to be auctioned off in order to raise money for Swedish charity RFSL. Well,...

News: Will the PS4 Get a Price Cut Any Time Soon?

Will the PS4 Get a Price Cut Any Time Soon?

Probably not just yet

As we know, the PlayStation 4 is selling extraordinarily well – but things are even more positive for Sony behind closed doors. Last year, the platform holder noted that it had designed its next-gen device to be much more price competitive than the PlayStation 3, and it sounds like it’s feeling the fruits of that labour...

News: This Tacky The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Is Exclusive to Japan

This Tacky The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Is Exclusive to Japan

Probably for the best

Y’know how The Last of Us Remastered tween Ellie laughs hysterically at bad jokes in Naughty Dog’s survival horror opus? Well, we’re having a similar impulse in regards to this Japan exclusive custom PlayStation 4 hardware bundle. Much like the Frozen unit, it sports a laser printed hard drive face plate rather than any...

News: You'll Be Able to Cool Off with This Fashionable Frozen PS4

You'll Be Able to Cool Off with This Fashionable Frozen PS4

Well chill

Sony's custom Glacier White PlayStation 4 may be ice cold, but Japan's latest hardware option is Frozen. This special shell sports Anna and Elsa artwork from the popular Disney movie, as well as lots of pretty snowflakes. Much like the Yakuza and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes units from launch, this is not a completely unique console...

News: PS4 Racer DriveClub Reaches the Starting Grid with a Hardware Bundle in Tow

PS4 Racer DriveClub Reaches the Starting Grid with a Hardware Bundle in Tow

Fashionably late

A year later than planned, DriveClub is finally gearing up for the race of its life – and Sony’s planning to commemorate the occasion with a PlayStation 4 hardware bundle. Much like The Last of Us Remastered and, well, virtually every other next-gen title on the market, SCEE will be bundling the release with a bunch of consoles...

News: Not Bought a PS4 Yet? This The Last of Us Remastered Bundle May Tempt You

Not Bought a PS4 Yet? This The Last of Us Remastered Bundle May Tempt You

Ellie of an entry point

While many have been swift to criticise the PlayStation 4’s first full year on the market, we reckon that Sony’s done an admirable job of beating the content drought and keeping a steady stream of software on store shelves. Only last month it collaborated closely with Ubisoft for the release of Watch Dogs, and it still...

E3 2014: PS4's New Glacier White Model Is Cooler Than Cool

PS4's New Glacier White Model Is Cooler Than Cool

Ice cold

With the PlayStation 4 already tearing up the retail space, there wasn’t a whole lot for the platform holder to announce in the hardware department at E3. However, squeezed into the Destiny portion of its press conference, it did take a moment to unveil a new model of its next-gen system named ‘Glacier White’. There’s no pricing...

News: Farewell Old Friend! Sony to Cease Selling the PlayStation Portable

Farewell Old Friend! Sony to Cease Selling the PlayStation Portable

Pocketable platform turned off for the last time

While it’s been a non-entity in parts of the Western world for some time now, Sony has confirmed that it will officially pull the plug on the PlayStation Portable this year. The platform holder’s former flagship handheld format originally launched in Japan on 12th December 2004, meaning that it...

News: The New PlayStation Vita Slim Will Hit Aussie Shelves On 4th June

The New PlayStation Vita Slim Will Hit Aussie Shelves On 4th June

Slim down

The end times are here for Australian gamers. That's right, Sony's latest revision of the PlayStation Vita will be available in the Land Down Under on 4th June. The redesigned portable is significantly smaller that its older sibling, but ditches the notoriously lush OLED screen. Shipping with 1 GB of internal memory, the Aussie version...