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  • Guide How to Create a US PSN Account on PS4

    Buy digital games and content from America

    Creating a US PSN account on the PS4 is important if you're eager to take advantage of localised offers, download demos and betas that may not be available in your region, or simply want to poke around in another country’s PlayStation Store. The good news is that the PlayStation 4 is completely...

  • News November 2018 NPD: PS4 Best Seller As All Systems Shine

    A bumper month

    The story of 2018 has by and large been that all major systems have performed well, and that continued in November with stat-tracking firm the NPD Group reporting that all three primary platforms exceeded sales of 1.3 million units for the month. As was expected, the PlayStation 4 was the best-seller in terms of unit sales, buoyed by...

  • News PSVR Bundles Heavily Discounted in USA Over Critical Christmas Period

    The time is now

    Sony’s reducing the price of PlayStation VR over the critical Christmas period in the United States, with hardware bundles available as low as $199.99 from 16th December through 26th December. The cheapest option includes a headset, PlayStation Camera, and copies of the excellent platformers Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Moss –...

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  • News Marvel's Spider-Man Now Available to Pre-Order from Amazon

    The day Prime pre-order deals end

    Amazon Prime pre-order deals are over, but you can now grab Marvel’s Spider-Man from the online retailer. Sony’s been involved in a bit of a dispute with the giant which has limited the availability of various titles, but you can nab a physical copy of the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive from the site right...

  • News July 2018 NPD: PS4 Can't Make It Six Months in a Row

    Still the best-selling system of the year, though

    We figured that the PlayStation 4, in its fifth term, was going to make way for the newer Nintendo Switch in the NPD hardware charts this year, but it’s actually maintained its position at the top for much of 2018 thus far. A slow July means that it couldn’t quite make it six months in a row,...

  • News PS4 Pro Stock Running Low in the United States

    Getting harder to find

    If you’re in the market for a PlayStation 4 Pro this summer, you may struggle to track one down in the United States right now. While consoles can be found, the system is definitely in short supply, with many online anecdotes indicating that stock is running dry around the country. We had a quick look online, and couldn’t...

  • News June 2018 NPD: PS4 Outsells All Current-Gen Competitors

    But can't beat the NES

    We really thought this would be the year where the PlayStation 4 starts to slow down a bit, but Sony’s console has continued to storm the United States hardware charts, beating all of its current-gen competitors for a fifth successive month. Amazingly, the system was actually outsold by the NES Classic in June 2018, although...

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  • News Snatch Sizeable PS4 Savings in New NA Flash Sale

    Up to 70 per cent off this weekend only

    Sony’s gotten very good at emptying players’ wallets, with virtually every week bringing a new round of PlayStation Store savings. This time it’s North America taking the charge, with an all-new Flash Sale cutting the price of copious must-own titles. Alien: Isolation, for example, is just $8.99 – and...

  • News May 2018 NPD: PS4 on Top Yet Again, Detroit Starts Strong

    Another record breaking month for PlayStation

    With the PlayStation 4 nearing its fifth anniversary, we had expected the Nintendo Switch to take the lead on Sony’s system in the United States hardware charts – but it’s just not happening yet. The Japanese giant’s popular platform enjoyed a fourth consecutive month in the throne in May, with...

  • News Streaming Service PlayStation Now Tops 650 Games, Discounted Through September

    Now what?

    Streaming service PlayStation Now has been quietly amassing an enormous software library, and in the United States it’s just topped 650 games. That’s a lot of content on-demand for a nominal monthly fee, with the platform holder putting the service on sale through 25th September. From today, newcomers will be able to get their first...

May2018

  • News April 2018 NPD: PS4 Breaks Records in Staggering Month

    God of War, MLB The Show 18 on fire

    God of War helped propel the PlayStation 4 to a sensational April 2018 in the United States, where the system set a new software sales record for the month since data tracking started all the way back in 1995. The console – which was unsurprisingly the top-selling system of the month – also registered the...

  • News Best Buy Locks Up Popular Gamers Club Initiative

    No more deep discounts on new games

    All good things must come to an end, and for fans of Best Buy’s popular Gamers Club Unlocked, this particular news will be tough to swallow. Many enjoyed the annual subscription for the 20 per cent discounts it offered on brand new games, but it was clearly putting the company out of pocket, because it’s been...

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  • News March 2018 NPD: PS4 Tops Hardware Charts as MLB Registers Record

    Home run

    Sony maintained its position atop the United States hardware charts with another impressive NPD result, outselling all other consoles in the month of March 2018. The console was buoyed by the release of MLB The Show 18, which set a franchise record during its launch month. However, Far Cry 5 unsurprisingly swept aside all competition,...

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  • News July 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch Stops PS4 Party

    But systems were apparently neck and neck

    Nintendo managed to put enough Switch stock on American shelves to halt the PlayStation 4’s mini-winning streak, but both systems did well by all accounts. Leaked numbers put the platforms neck and neck, and Sony’s console is actually up year-over-year, which is a surprise. Considering that the device is...

  • News Blockbuster Games Brought Down in Price on NA PlayStation Store

    AAA deals?

    The time has come for a new round of digital discounts, and North America’s up first with its Attack of the Blockbusters sale. As you may imagine, this promotion sees AAA titles reduced by up to 50 per cent – and PlayStation Plus members may even save more. Highlights? Alien: Isolation is a steal at $8.99, and Dragon Age:...

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  • News June 2017 NPD: PS4 Enjoys Best June Since Launch

    Tekken 7 tops, Crash Bandicoot hits

    The PlayStation 4 may be knee-deep into its fourth year, but it’s showing no signs of slowing – in fact, it’s actually performing better than in previous years. Sony’s console topped the United States hardware charts for a second successive month, registering its strongest June on record since release...

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  • News March 2017 NPD: Two PS4 Exclusives in Top Five Spots

    Horizon: Zero Dawn and MLB The Show 17 start strong

    United States sales tracking firm NPD has changed its public data release format yet again this month, revealing the top 20 best-selling titles in America for March – with some digital included. You may recall that the organisation already announced hardware results, with the Nintendo Switch's...

  • News Sony's Bringing the 1TB PS4 Slim to the United States

    Small chassis, huge HDD

    It's been available in Europe for quite some time now, but Sony's announced that the 1TB PlayStation 4 Slim is launching in the United States this month. Obviously this is identical to the system already available in the US, it just comes with a bigger internal HDD and carries an MSRP of $299.99. There's more information on...

  • News Crash Bandicoot PS4 Is Playable in US Stores Now

    N. Sane

    Here's an activity for your whole family to enjoy this Easter weekend: hit up your local games retailer and have a play on Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for the PlayStation 4. Word on the street is that Sony's pushed out an update to retail kiosks this week, adding a demo of the remake to machines. Obviously your mileage will vary, but...

  • News PS4's Run Halted by Nintendo Switch Launch in March NPD

    But Sony's system stays strong

    As expected, the launch of the Nintendo Switch has (temporarily?) dethroned the PlayStation 4 from the top of the United States hardware charts. Sony's system had been sitting pretty for several months in a row, but it was never going to overcome the release of its rival's new handheld-cum-console, which performed...

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  • News February 2017 NPD: For Honor Ascends as Nioh Stabs Top Ten

    But industry declines persist

    You've got to give credit to Ubisoft: it may not make games that get NeoGAF giddy, but it sure knows the market well. For Honor has climbed straight to the top of NPD charts in the United States for the month of February, with Ghost Recon: Wildlands surely the frontrunner to pull the same party trick in March's report...

  • News Surprise! PS4 Wins the February NPD Report

    Of course

    Stop us if you've heard this one before: the PlayStation 4 won the February 2017 NPD sales report. This means that Sony's system has been the best-selling console in the United States fourth months in a row now, though its winning streak will come to an end in March due to the release of the Nintendo Switch. The PlayStation maker doesn't...

  • News PSN Purchases Will Be Taxed in Some US States Starting 1st April

    Game over

    As somewhat uneducated Brits, we find the US taxing system… Interesting to say the least. Anyway, Sony's announced that starting 1st April in certain states, PlayStation Store purchases will begin to be taxed. The charge will be determined by where you live, with New Jersey, Washington, and Texas some of the states affected by this...

February2017

  • News January 2017 NPD: Resident Evil 7, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Chart

    But hardware revenue takes a hit

    Resident Evil 7 topped the NPD sales charts in January 2017, though hardware declined during the tracked period again. Consumers spent $610.7 million on gaming goods in the United States throughout the month, down four per cent compared to the same period the year prior. Software did lift significantly, so reduced...

  • News PS4 Was January's Best Selling Console in the United States

    Ain't no stopping this train

    With a lineup including Yakuza 0 and Resident Evil 7 (among others), it's no surprise that the PlayStation 4 was the best selling console in the United States during January. According to the latest NPD report, Sony's system continued its good run, outpacing the competition yet again during the first month of 2017. No...

  • News Cool! The Glacier White PS4 Slim Is Out in USA Now

    Brrr

    Good news, America: the Glacier White PlayStation 4 Slim has launched today in the United States. Yay? The chilly system will set you back $299.99, and will come bundled with a copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. You will, however, have to shop at Walmart if you want it, as it's an exclusive to the chain for some reason. The console...

  • News The Last Guardian Is Now More Affordable in USA

    Sony clips Trico's wings

    The Last Guardian is comfortably one of the PlayStation 4's very best games, and now it's much more affordable in the United States. Sony's confirmed to GameSpot that it's cut the price of the puzzle platformer from $59.99 to $39.99, meaning that you'll now be able to enjoy one of the more original titles in eons for a very...

  • News GameStop May Be Lying to You About New Games

    Bonkers initiative puts staff in impossible position

    A new program established by GameStop management may be forcing humble store clerks to lie to you about the availability of brand new games – and it's kinda crazy. Reddit has been bubbling over with reports of the retailer's 'Circle of Life' initiative for a few days now, but Kotaku's...

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  • News PS4 Wins the All-Important December NPD

    Not a massive surprise

    After a handful of months losing out to the Xbox One in the NPD, the PlayStation 4 has restored normal order, by winning the all-important December report. To be honest, this shouldn't come as a massive surprise considering the ridiculous numbers that Sony posted over the holiday period, but there was a chance that Microsoft...

December2016

  • Guide Boxing Day 2016 - Best PS4 Deals (US Edition)

    Sale away

    Boxing Day 2016 is traditionally a bigger window for deals in the UK, but there's still some good stuff up for grabs in the United States. We'll be updating this article over time with all of the best PlayStation 4 deals in the United States, so do check back if you're eager to splash some Christmas cash. <products region="USA"...

  • News November 2016 NPD: PS4 on Top as Call of Duty Targets Number One

    CoD and flops

    As reported earlier in the month, the PlayStation 4 won the November 2016 NPD report, breaking a four month Xbox One streak. The console – which was buoyed by its best Black Friday ever and the launch of the PS4 Pro – has now surpassed 50 million units globally, and is on track to bloat that figure further through the...

  • News PS4 Breaks Xbox One Streak with November NPD Win

    Back on top

    And just like that, normal service has been resumed. Microsoft had started to slowly chip away at the PlayStation 4's sizeable lead in the United States with a handful of minor victories, but on the back of Sony's 50 million unit milestone announcement, the platform holder has now confirmed that it's won the all-important November NPD...

  • News PS4's Price Will Plunge Prior to Christmas in the United States

    Down to $249.99 again

    Sony's just smashed through the 50 million units milestone and registered the biggest Black Friday in the brand's history – but it's not done yet. The platform holder has announced that it will be once again dropping the price of the PlayStation 4 to $249.99 in the United States starting 11th December through to 24th...

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  • News PS4 Slumps to Yet Another NPD Defeat in October

    Mind the gap

    After years of being on top, the PlayStation 4 has now slumped to its fourth NPD defeat in a row – a trend that would probably be worrying Sony if its install base wasn't growing at an accelerated rate globally. The console lost the monthly US hardware contest for October, meaning that it's been a little while since the Japanese...

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  • News Third-Parties Nudge Exclusives Out of USA's 2015 Best Sellers List

    Black Ops III the best-selling game of the year

    Not a single exclusive made the NPD's best-selling games of 2015 list, proving once again that third-parties rule supreme right now. Video game sales totalled $13.1 billion in the United States for the year overall, exactly the same as in 2014. This ultimately means that, while new-gen hardware is on...

  • News December 2015 NPD: Sony Thanks Fans for Putting PS4 on Top Again

    USA's preferred platform in 2015

    In what's becoming an all too familiar tale, the PlayStation 4 has topped the NPD hardware charts yet again. Sony's system was on top in the United States for the month of December, completing a clean sweep for the all-important Christmas period. This means that the Xbox One only managed to triumph over the Japanese...

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