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News: PS4 Rapidly Approaches 50 Million Unit Milestone

PS4 Rapidly Approaches 50 Million Unit Milestone

Ain't got far to go

It's looking increasingly likely that the PlayStation 4 will hit the 50 million unit milestone by the end of the year, as Sony has released its financial results for the quarter ending 30th September, revealing that it shipped a whopping 3.9 million units during the period, putting the platform's install base at 47.4 million...

News: PS4 Pro Consoles Are Starting to Be Shipped to Stores

PS4 Pro Consoles Are Starting to Be Shipped to Stores

10th November nears

This is very much happening: the PlayStation 4 Pro is starting to be shipped to stores – or its packaging is, at least. These images of the console's cardboard wrapper appeared on Reddit, and seem to be American due to the references to the ESRB ratings board. The slogan on the back states that "game worlds come alive" with...

News: Woah! PS4 Pro Goes 80s in Uber-Cheese Commercial

Woah! PS4 Pro Goes 80s in Uber-Cheese Commercial

The world's most powerful console

Sony's slowly starting to ramp up the hype train for the PlayStation 4 Pro, starting with this uber-cheese 80s commercial. The clip, which is tangentially related to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's DayGlo-donning zombies mode, describes the device as "the most powerful console in the world" – which it is, of...

News: Sony Restocks European Retailers with Big PS4 Bundles

Sony Restocks European Retailers with Big PS4 Bundles

But they're not PS4 Pros

Sony may be days away from deploying the PlayStation 4 Pro, but that hasn't stopped it from announcing a trio of new PS4 Slim bundles. The 1TB packs set to deploy this November will each include a copy of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, though you will get a couple of extra games on top depending on which you select. The...

News: Yakuza 6 Scores a Snazzy PS4 Hardware Bundle

Yakuza 6 Scores a Snazzy PS4 Hardware Bundle

But it ain't a PS4 Pro

We're not entirely convinced that we understand Sony's decision to promote the PlayStation 4 Slim ahead of the impending PS4 Pro, but we're sure that it's all part of some masterplan. Nevertheless, the platform holder will be spotlighting the diminutive device ahead of its triple-tiered brother for the release of Yakuza 6,...

News: Sony Confirms SATA 3 Hard Drive Support for PS4 Pro

Sony Confirms SATA 3 Hard Drive Support for PS4 Pro

Nice to know

There were whispers coming out of Japan that the PlayStation 4 Pro would support the SATA 3 hard drive configuration, but the company has now officially confirmed that to be the case. Speaking with GameSpot, it said that you will be able to swap out the 1TB HDD included with the console for another and that those upgrading to SSDs...

News: PS4 Pro Has More Memory Than the Base Model

PS4 Pro Has More Memory Than the Base Model

Level up

Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 Pro has an additional gigabyte of memory compared to the existing unit. This bonus is not directly for use in games, but to help the console with application switching; currently that process is handled by the existing 8GB GDDR5 RAM included with the PS4, but now it can be offloaded to the extra...

News: PS4 Slumps to Third Successive NPD Defeat

PS4 Slumps to Third Successive NPD Defeat

Choppy waters

Batten the hatches, spit in Shawn Layden's face, and curse Kaz Hirai's complacency: Sony failed to defeat the Xbox One in the September NPD, meaning that's three times in a row now that the PlayStation 4 has not been the best-selling system in the United States. We suppose after three straight years on top, it had to give everyone...

News: PS4 Pro Will Be Compatible with SATA 3 Hard Drives

PS4 Pro Will Be Compatible with SATA 3 Hard Drives

That's a SATA of fact

Sony hasn't said much about the PlayStation 4 Pro since it was revealed, with much of its attention being focused on PlayStation VR over the past few weeks. But one thing it has clarified following an interview with Japanese website 4Gamer.net is that the new system will support SATA 3 hard drives, unlike its predecessor...