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News: Sony Promises That PS4 Losses Won't Be Anything Like PS3

Sony Promises That PS4 Losses Won't Be Anything Like PS3

That's good news, huh?

Considering that the PlayStation 3 left Sony in a financial crater equivalent to the one that prompted the onset of the last great ice age, it’s reassuring to learn that the Japanese giant is not planning on burning quite as much cash with its next generation console. Speaking as part of an investors meeting last week, group...

News: Crash Bandicoot Spins Past 500,000 Downloads in Europe

Crash Bandicoot Spins Past 500,000 Downloads in Europe

Naughty Gods

Releasing old games like Crash Bandicoot on the PlayStation Network makes more sense than peanut butter and jelly, as evidenced by the fact that the PSone Classic has now surpassed 500,000 downloads in Europe. Sony confirmed the tidbit as part of its monthly digital sales charts, where the Naughty Dog hit held onto its place atop the...

News: Sony Remains Profitable in Q1 2013, PlayStation Sales Slide

Sony Remains Profitable in Q1 2013, PlayStation Sales Slide

Platform holder keeping PS4 expectations quiet

New gaffer Kaz Hirai has kept Sony’s head above water for yet another earnings report, with the company posting a ¥3.5 billion ($35 million) profit for the first quarter of 2013. The teensy return was propelled by a 13 per cent increase in revenue, which was fuelled by stronger than expected...

Rumour: If You Don't Pre-Order Your PS4 Soon, You May Miss Out

If You Don't Pre-Order Your PS4 Soon, You May Miss Out

Sony to introduce deadline in the UK

Sony is set to introduce a pre-order deadline for the PlayStation 4 in the UK, according to retail sources speaking with CVG. The site reports that any purchases placed beyond 5th August may not secure you a system at launch. If accurate, it means that you’ve got less than a week to put a deposit down on your...

News: Killzone: Shadow Fall Pre-Orders Strong, Knack Stomping Beyond: Two Souls

Killzone: Shadow Fall Pre-Orders Strong, Knack Stomping Beyond: Two Souls

PlayStation 4 exclusives performing well post E3

Killzone: Shadow Fall is the most pre-ordered PlayStation 4 exclusive, according to retail research by analysts Cowen and Co. The firm – which compiles data based on NPD sales statistics and Amazon.com bestseller information – found Guerrilla Games’ first-person shooter to be the fifth most...

News: Quick, the PS4 Is Back in Stock at Amazon.com

Quick, the PS4 Is Back in Stock at Amazon.com

What are you waiting for?

PlayStation 4 pre-order slots have become rarer than a smile from Kristen Stewart in recent weeks. As such, it’s with hurried excitement that we must inform you that there are launch day bundles back in stock at Amazon.com. Right now, you can snatch a system alongside Battlefield 4, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack,

News: Someone Purchased a PS4 Pre-Order for Over $850

Someone Purchased a PS4 Pre-Order for Over $850

And so it begins

While pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 are still readily available from most retailers, GameStop recently sounded an availability alarm by shutting down sales for the next generation system – despite Sony telling the North American giant to open the floodgates earlier in the year. Now it seems that we could be heading towards a...

News: June NPD: The Last of Us Conquers Charts, Sneaks Up on God of War III's Record

June NPD: The Last of Us Conquers Charts, Sneaks Up on God of War III's Record

Ellie of a performance

Naughty Dog has well and truly hammered a nail in the coffin of comments suggesting that new franchises struggle at the end of a generation. First-party favourite The Last of Us topped the North American sales charts for June, securing the third largest launch in the month since NPD started tracking data in 1995. The...

News: Ubisoft: PS4 Pre-Orders Double Those of PS3 Prior to Launch

Ubisoft: PS4 Pre-Orders Double Those of PS3 Prior to Launch

Money, money, money

While analysts obsess over the health of the dedicated video game market in a post-smartphone climate, it seems unlikely that Sony or Microsoft will be losing any sleep. According to Ubisoft overlord Yves Guillemot, pre-orders for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are roughly “two times” the level of their predecessors at...

News: PS3 Rules UK Retail in June, Commands 40 Per Cent Software Share

PS3 Rules UK Retail in June, Commands 40 Per Cent Software Share

The Last of Us fronts positive period for Sony's system

While the PlayStation 3 is generally the platform of choice in Europe, it’s forced to sit behind the Xbox 360 in the UK. A strong marketing presence from Microsoft means that, while still popular, Sony’s system is regularly treated as second-best in the region. Despite this, though, the...