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News: Sony Admits PS4 First-Party Lineup Is Looking a Little Sparse This Year

Sony Admits PS4 First-Party Lineup Is Looking a Little Sparse This Year

Firm's working hard with third-parties to fill the gap

Sony understands the importance of PlayStation 4 exclusives as it highlighted them in its investor relations presentation earlier today – but president Andrew House is well aware of the fact that the platform holder's first-party lineup is looking a little light this year. "Our first-party...

News: It Looks Like Digital Is the Future for Capcom 

It Looks Like Digital Is the Future for Capcom 

Publisher expects digital sales to take off

The digital versus retail discussion has been dragging on for years now, but Japanese publisher Capcom is expecting to see an undeniable turn towards the former in the near future. The company reckons that digital sales will count for the majority of its overall unit sales in the fiscal year ending March...

News: Japanese Game Sales Hit a Whole New Low Last Week

Japanese Game Sales Hit a Whole New Low Last Week

The beginning of the end

Japan may be responsible for our love affair with video games, but the country is quickly going off the consoles that it helped to popularise. You may remember the dire Media Create figures that we posted earlier in the week – well, they are worse than you think. Much worse. According to the organisation, last week's...

News: So, Looks Like Sony's Already Working on the PS5

So, Looks Like Sony's Already Working on the PS5

A whole new world

While the PlayStation 4 is likely to be around for many years yet, we'd expect Sony to be starting to think about the future right about now. It's already set out its stall with the likes of PlayStation Now, but with Internet infrastructure not quite up to speed, we suspect that there'll be at least one more traditional console...

News: Capcom: PS4 Remasters to Represent Key Part of Our Catalogue

Capcom: PS4 Remasters to Represent Key Part of Our Catalogue

Gulp

We hope that you're not fed up of re-releases, as put upon publisher Capcom has revealed that PlayStation 4 remasters are set to represent a significant part of its business moving forwards. The iconic Japanese company recently found significant success by porting Resident Evil – itself based upon the GameCube overhaul of Shinji Mikami's...

News: Sony's Seemingly Forming a Fresh First-Party Studio for Project Morpheus

Sony's Seemingly Forming a Fresh First-Party Studio for Project Morpheus

Time for something completely different

Project Morpheus certainly has plenty of promise, but if it stands any chance of succeeding, it will need Sony's full support. The organisation must provide the peripheral with a steady stream of bespoke software, so it's perhaps a good thing that it's seemingly creating a new first-party studio to do just...

News: PS3 Owners, It's Time to Upgrade to the PS4

PS3 Owners, It's Time to Upgrade to the PS4

Ubisoft's moving on

There are still lots of people clinging to the fact that the PlayStation 3 has a much larger install base than the PlayStation 4, but the reality is that there are many, many more active users on Sony's super machine. Ubisoft thinks so anyway, as it's ditching development on last-gen systems – well, aside from the odd casual...

News: Lost Planet 3 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Developer Spark Unlimited Closes its Doors

Lost Planet 3 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Developer Spark Unlimited Closes its Doors

Studio survived for over a decade

It's another rather sad story of studio closure today, as Spark Unlimited, the developer behind the uninspired but solid Lost Planet 3 and the critically panned Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, has shut up shop. The studio told Polygon that some of its team "have decided to move on to other things". Spark Unlimited was...

News: PS4 Sales Push Past 22.3 Million as Sony Plans Profits

PS4 Sales Push Past 22.3 Million as Sony Plans Profits

Holding out for a Hirai

Hacking scandals and closures caused Sony to sink to yet another $1.1 billion loss for the fiscal year that ended on 31st March, but the organisation is finally planning a profit for the 12 months ahead. The company expects to make a cool $1.2 billion for the coming business term, and while iPhone c

News: Ubisoft's Donating $100,000 to Nepal After Quake

Ubisoft's Donating $100,000 to Nepal After Quake

"Far Cry 4 was heavily inspired by Nepal and its people"

So often we report on shady business practices here on Push Square, but it's nice to know that companies like Ubisoft still have a heart. Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal at the weekend, Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal has pledged a whopping $100,000 to aid with support in...

Soapbox: You Should Stop Pre-Ordering Games

You Should Stop Pre-Ordering Games

Sammy Barker's against this scary trend

We've got a problem, readers – and it pertains to pre-ordering games. I never used to be opposed to this practice: I'd regularly drop a fiver at my local GAME on titles that I was looking forward to, and would waltz home happily with a receipt and a pre-order pack – the DVD that came with Metal Gear...

News: Not Everyone Thinks Sony's Resting on Its Laurels with PS4

Not Everyone Thinks Sony's Resting on Its Laurels with PS4

"Sony is working non-stop"

We suppose that it was inevitable: the PlayStation 4 is the undisputed market leader right now, so of course cynics are heralding the return of the evil Sony of old. To be fair, the organisation's not perfect – Shovel Knight couldn't even release on time, for starters. But, as far as we're concerned, there's absolutely...

Feature: Meet the Man Who's Helping Students Publish PS4, Vita Games

Meet the Man Who's Helping Students Publish PS4, Vita Games

"I want my students to be the next big indie developers"

With the emphasis on exclusives, marketing deals, and services, we rarely take the time to think about gaming at a grass roots level. Trailers and reviews command the majority of our traffic here at Push Square, so it's perhaps easy to overlook all of the effort that goes into schools and...