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News: Insane PS4 Sales Power Sony to Profitability

Insane PS4 Sales Power Sony to Profitability

Almost 30 million PS4s shipped

Kaz Hirai's a popular character among gamers – but he's clearly an incredible businessman as well. After years of financial losses, the ex-PlayStation executive finally appears to have steadied Sony's ship, with the company reporting a profit for the fourth quarter in a row. Given that we'd gotten used to the...

News: PS4's Price Cut Down to Size in the UK

PS4's Price Cut Down to Size in the UK

Down to £299.99 from today

We've got to admit, the rollout of the PlayStation 4's first price drop has been so disjointed that it's been hard to muster a whole lot of enthusiasm about it. First it was Japan that decided to play limbo, with the rest of Asia following a few days later. North America joined

Rumour: Did a US Retailer Just Leak a PS4 Price Drop?

Did a US Retailer Just Leak a PS4 Price Drop?

Yes, probably

So, that PlayStation 4 price drop's definitely coming – even if some conspicuous text on Target's website is not necessarily confirmation just yet. The retailer's currently advertising the console for $349.99, with the words "$50 price drop on the PS4" plastered in bold across the page. There's also a picture of the Uncharted: The...

News: Don't Hold Your Breath for a New PlayStation Handheld

Don't Hold Your Breath for a New PlayStation Handheld

Climate is not healthy right now

Sony's more or less ruled out the possibility of a new portable PlayStation platform, as Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told an audience at EGX 2015 this week that the market "climate is not healthy" for dedicated handheld gaming devices right now. Quizzed by a fan on whether the PlayStation Vita could...

News: Actually, the PS4's Price Isn't Dropping in the UK

Actually, the PS4's Price Isn't Dropping in the UK

Not yet, anyway

Remember last week when Sony seemed to suggest that the PlayStation 4's price was dropping in the UK? Well, it's not. The manufacturer told Eurogamer.net that its Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection packages – which will cost £299.99 for a 500GB model, and £329.99 for a 1TB edition – are taking advantage of a pro

TGS 2015: Phwoar, Those PS4 Faceplates Look Fancy in the Flesh

Phwoar, Those PS4 Faceplates Look Fancy in the Flesh

Taste the rainbow

We're sadly not stomping the TGS 2015 show floor, but IGN are, and they've seen something that's caught their eye. No, we're not referring to GREE's lustrous array of booth companions, but those tasty PlayStation 4 faceplates that were announced for the Japanese market earlier in the week. We're not going to embed all of the...

News: This Limited Edition PS4 Is Solid Gold

This Limited Edition PS4 Is Solid Gold

Well, not quite

We all know that Sony loves a good PlayStation 4 bundle – so much so, in fact, that it's giving away 6,000 systems with Taco Bell's tasty Quesaritos. These aren't any old consoles, however, as they're Limited Edition gold coloured ones, which will only be available from the famous American fast food chain. We already know what...

TGS 2015: PS4 Price Drop Announced for Japan

PS4 Price Drop Announced for Japan

How low can you go?

Sony's having no problem shifting PlayStation 4s around the world, but Japan has been reluctant to adopt the new-gen system. It's perhaps no surprise to see the console reduced in the region, then, with today's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference confirming that the device's asking price will drop from ¥39,980 to ¥34,980...

News: When's the Inevitable PS4 Slim Coming Out, Sony?

When's the Inevitable PS4 Slim Coming Out, Sony?

Also, what's going on with Gran Turismo?

Let's not beat around the bush: there will be a PlayStation 4 Slim at some point. Of course, it's not something that anyone at Sony wants to talk about just yet, and PlayStation India boss Atindriya Bose is no different. Quizzed by Gaming Bolt about the possibility of a much smaller model, the suit said...

News: PS4 Surpasses Yet Another Sales Milestone

PS4 Surpasses Yet Another Sales Milestone

This time in the Middle East

Sony's new-gen system is on fire pretty much all around the world, and the story is no different in the Middle East. The platform holder confirmed today that it has surpassed one million sales in the region, which consists of several different countries, including Turkey and Qatar. Speaking of the success, SCE gaffer...

News: Sony Digs Up Buried Treasure with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 Bundle

Sony Digs Up Buried Treasure with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 Bundle

Platform holder also excavates advert

Sony's been releasing PlayStation 4 bundles like they're going out of fashion in Europe, but the firm's been a little hesitant to repeat the strategy in North America. You didn't think that it was going to miss out on an opportunity to package Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection with the console, though, did...

News: There's a Big, Fat Typo on the Metal Gear Solid 5 PS4

There's a Big, Fat Typo on the Metal Gear Solid  5 PS4

Collectors rejoice

Congratulations to anyone who bought a limited edition Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 – you're about to make a lot of money, as someone has gone and goofed up the spelling on the system. We were never very attentive in Chemistry class either, but the word is 'molybdenum' not 'molybdeum', Konami. Is this even...

News: Puck Off! NHL 16 Scores PS4 Bundle in Canada

Puck Off! NHL 16 Scores PS4 Bundle in Canada

As cold as ice

Ice hockey's a sport that's not particularly, er, popular here in the UK, but we know that our commonwealth cohorts are big fans of the ice-based action. Sony's probably pretty smart announcing a PlayStation 4 bundle for the forthcoming NHL 16, then, which will skate its way into Canadian stores from 15th September for $449.99. The...