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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...

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...