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News: UK Sales Charts: Knack Thumps Super Mario 3D World on the Nose

UK Sales Charts: Knack Thumps Super Mario 3D World on the Nose

Mamma mia

Japan Studio’s enjoyable (but not outstanding) PlayStation 4 launch title Knack landed a heavy blow on the critically acclaimed Super Mario 3D World this week, finishing above the Wii U exclusive in the UK sales charts. Mark Cerny’s throwback platformer punched its way into 13th in the multiformat best-sellers list, while the bruised...

News: How Much Money Did PS4 Make in 48 Hours in the UK?

How Much Money Did PS4 Make in 48 Hours in the UK?

It only prints money

Sony has smashed records in the UK, making the PlayStation 4 the country’s fastest selling console of all time – but how much money did the platform accrue within 48 hours? Industry publication MCV estimates that the system raked in a whopping £87 million ($142 million) during its first two

News: Why Are Digital PS4 Games So Expensive in the UK?

Why Are Digital PS4 Games So Expensive in the UK?

Price barrier

Sony may have done right by consumers with regards to physical media on the PlayStation 4, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a priority on the next generation system. A quick glance at the hardware’s chassis may mean that you overlook the disc slot, while the device’s power and eject buttons are even harder to find. Figure out...

Weirdness: The Sun's Page 3 Swapped Out for a Sexier Image

The Sun's Page 3 Swapped Out for a Sexier Image

Real hardware

Looks like British glamour model Rosie Jones has been given the day off, as Sony has taken charge of The Sun’s famous Page 3 column. For those out of the tabloid loop, the UK rag ordinarily publishes pictures of scantily clad ladies on the inside page, but it’s swapped out the images for something a little sexier today – a shot...

Live: Watch the European PS4 Launch Livestream Right Here

Watch the European PS4 Launch Livestream Right Here

Live from London

Time zones mean that the PlayStation 4 has already launched in parts of Europe, but there’s still a little while to go before the console officially deploys in the UK. In order to keep abreast of the action, PlayStation Access is running a stream live from Covent Garden in London, where frozen fans are being polled about their...

News: Plenty More on the Horizon for PS4, System to Avoid Drought

Plenty More on the Horizon for PS4, System to Avoid Drought

The Devil makes work for idle thumbs

Sony may have been criticised for the PlayStation 4’s light launch lineup, but Fergal Gara isn’t concerned about the future at all. The executive, who fronts the British arm of the Japanese giant’s gaming business, has been chatting ahead of tonight’s European release – and says that there are some...

News: Sony: We Are Expecting Record Sales for the PS4 in Europe

Sony: We Are Expecting Record Sales for the PS4 in Europe

Player power

While those of you in North America merrily fill your faces with Thanksgiving turkey, the majority of Europe is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the PlayStation 4. The next generation console may be old news by now in the Land of the Free, but the platform is poised to deploy in the Old World imminently. And writing on the PlayStation...

News: Sony to Reduce Digital PS4 Prices Prior to EU Launch

Sony to Reduce Digital PS4 Prices Prior to EU Launch

Pound stretcher

The dream of an all-digital future looked dead in the water over the weekend, when the launch of the PlayStation 4’s store in the UK revealed that you could be paying up to £62.99 ($102.63) for a single title. EA decreased the cost of its games by £3.00 ($4.89) yesterday, making its releases slightly more affordable but still...

News: PS4 UK Digital Prices Slashed Ever So Slightly by EA

PS4 UK Digital Prices Slashed Ever So Slightly by EA

Still extortionate, though

EA Games’ generosity knows no bounds. Following a backlash over the weekend regarding the eye-watering price points attached to the digital versions of its PlayStation 4 launch titles, the mega publisher has reduced the cost of its catalogue of next generation blockbusters by £3.00 ($4.85) apiece. Now purchasing the...

News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Sprints to the Summit

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Sprints to the Summit

Back of the net

Unsurprisingly, this week’s UK sales chart is dominated by a certain non-Sony next generation console. With the Xbox One launching in Britain last Friday, a large chunk of this week’s top titles were sold on the Microsoft manufactured machine. That includes FIFA 14, which shot straight to the top of the league after seeing a...

News: PS4 Ad Campaign Set to Air on Channel 4 in the Lead Up to UK Launch

PS4 Ad Campaign Set to Air on Channel 4 in the Lead Up to UK Launch

Fusion of fours

If you happen to spot a clip of Killzone: Shadow Fall while watching Hollyoaks next week know that it’s part of a massive promotional campaign Sony’s running on Channel 4 in the build up to the PlayStation 4’s UK launch. The Drum reports that the platform holder has teamed up with the broadcaster to create a sequence of short...

News: PS4's UK Digital Prices Will Stretch Your Wallet Pretty Wide

PS4's UK Digital Prices Will Stretch Your Wallet Pretty Wide

Shop around

The price of PlayStation 4 titles in the UK is a topic that hasn’t really been touched on a whole lot in the lead up to launch. We’ve avoided the subject largely because we expected things to settle down shortly before release, but it looks like that’s not going to be the case, and we’re going to be charged a hefty premium at...

Weirdness: Sony Rebrands London Landmark with PS4 Symbols

Sony Rebrands London Landmark with PS4 Symbols

London's playing

South Bank’s famous OXO Tower has received a bit of a rebrand ahead of the PlayStation 4’s launch in the UK later this month. The London landmark, which already wears Circle and Cross symbols similar to PlayStation’s famous face buttons, has been kitted out with Square and Triangle icons to create a monumental gaming display...

News: UK Sales Charts: PS4 Games Are Already Selling Strongly

UK Sales Charts: PS4 Games Are Already Selling Strongly

Call of Duty: Ghosts gets off to a decent start on the system

Sony’s next generation console may be right around the corner in North America, but there are still a few weeks before it settles its blue and black chassis on UK stores shelves. That’s not stopping the console’s initial roster of software from performing fairly well, though, as...