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News: Sony Has Now Shipped a Staggering 40 Million PS4 Consoles

Sony Has Now Shipped a Staggering 40 Million PS4 Consoles

Beast mode

PlayStation helped propel Sony to a very profitable financial year, with the company's operating income up 329 per cent to ¥294.2 billion (~$2.7 billion). The company's gaming division played a huge part in that, its own sales up 11 per cent, with profits doubling to ¥‎88.7 billion (~$819 million). For a snapshot of just how well...

News: You Better Hope SEGA Publishes Persona 5 in Europe, 'Cause NIS America Won't Be

You Better Hope SEGA Publishes Persona 5 in Europe, 'Cause NIS America Won't Be

Uh oh

Persona 5 is probably getting a Japanese release date next month, but the painful wait for any kind of confirmation of a European launch looks set to continue. For years now, NIS America has been bringing Atlus' games to European shores, ensuring that the likes of Persona 4 Golden made it overseas. However, following SEGA's purchase of...

News: Oddworld's Lorne Lanning: Consoles Lasting 7 Years Is Becoming Less Viable

Oddworld's Lorne Lanning: Consoles Lasting 7 Years Is Becoming Less Viable

It's an odd world

While there are conflicting reports on where developers stand on the PlayStation 4K, industry veteran Lorne Lanning has hinted that Sony may be making the right move in an interview with Game Informer. The silver haired suit – who co-founded Oddworld Inhabitants – suggested that he personally believes the concept of seven year...

News: GameStop Signs Tequila Works, Ready at Dawn as Retailer Firms Publishing Plans

GameStop Signs Tequila Works, Ready at Dawn as Retailer Firms Publishing Plans

Time for RIME?

GameStop, the specialist US retailer, is making a move into god's honest video game publishing – and it's signing up some familiar names to help make its charge. Regular readers will already know that Insomniac Games is on board, with its underwater adventure Song of the Deep due out on the PlayStation 4 later this year. However,...

News: The Art Lead on Alienation Has Sadly Passed Away

The Art Lead on Alienation Has Sadly Passed Away

At just 42

There's a bit of sad news coming out of Housemarque today: veteran Finnish developer Antti Kallioinen has passed away. Having worked in the industry for many years all around the world, Kallioinen joined the Resogun developer in 2012 in order to serve as the Art Lead on its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Alienation. "Antti...

News: Sony Computer Entertainment Officially Rebrands As Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Computer Entertainment Officially Rebrands As Sony Interactive Entertainment

Not an April Fools' joke

Yes, it's still 1st April in some parts of the world – though the period of pranks is surely over globally at this point – but the formation of Sony Interactive Entertainment is no joke. You may remember us reporting on this a few weeks ago – well, now the deed is done, the documents are signed, and the new logo is...

News: Will Xbox One and PS4 Gamers Play Together? Sony's Looking into It

Will Xbox One and PS4 Gamers Play Together? Sony's Looking into It

Needs to consider technical, policy, and business issues

Microsoft's decision to suddenly start supporting cross-platform play after years of blocking it – odd anomalies excluded – was announced expertly. Despite the likes of Nintendo and Sony allowing gamers to play with PC players for years – and, in the case of upcoming game Dreii, even...

News: The Witcher 3 Will Never Stop Winning Game of the Year Awards at This Rate

The Witcher 3 Will Never Stop Winning Game of the Year Awards at This Rate

Geralt scoops another one

Well, Geralt's gone and done it again. The Game Developers Choice Awards were held last night, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt managed to scoop yet another top gong. We've honestly lost track of how many accolades this game has. CD Projekt Red's role-playing release actually won two awards: Game of the Year, and Best...

News: Sony's Open to Cross-Platform Play, But Says This Is Nothing New

Sony's Open to Cross-Platform Play, But Says This Is Nothing New

The saga continues

Sony has once again reiterated its stance on cross-platform play following Microsoft's supposed statement regarding the concept. Speaking to Sony bigwig Adam Boyes at GDC, Game Informer reports that the Japanese giant certainly isn't against the idea of cross-platform play - but again, this is nothing new as far as Sony's...

News: This Isn't the Dynasty Warriors Announcement You Were Expecting

This Isn't the Dynasty Warriors Announcement You Were Expecting

Movie adaptation incoming

We almost unleashed our musou attack when we heard that there was some big Dynasty Warriors news, but it's sadly not the announcement that we were expecting. Indeed, there's no sign of Dynasty Warriors 9 just yet, although we'd argue this still makes for a pretty interesting reveal. Koei Tecmo has announced that it'll be...