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  • Deals The Best Cheap PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro Bundles

    Get a great deal today

    There's never been a better time to buy a new PlayStation 4, whether it's the light as a feather PS4 Slim or super-powered PS4 Pro. With the opening months of 2017 bringing a cavalcade of quality software releases, now is the right time to either upgrade your system or pick up your very first. And just for you, we've put...

  • News Is Sony Prepping a Slimmer PS4 for Release This Year?

    One report reckons so

    Three years into the cycle, Sony refreshed its entire PlayStation 4 hardware line with the PS4 Pro, PlayStation VR, and, of course, the PS4 Slim. But tech site Digitimes believes that the Japanese giant may now be planning an even smaller version of its uber-successful system. But is there any truth to the report? As part of...

  • News PS4 Is Still the UK's Biggest Ever Console Launch

    Will it ever be beaten?

    A new contender threatened to steal the PlayStation 4's console launch crown last week: the Nintendo Switch released in the UK – but it couldn't topple the Sony system's monster debut. According to Games Industry.biz, the Big N's hybrid moved a respectable 80,000 units over its opening weekend – double that of the Wii U...

  • News Sony Temporarily Cuts PS4's Price in Europe to Counter Nintendo Switch

    The battle begins

    Looks like those amazing PlayStation 4 deals in the UK right now are part of a European-wide initiative to rain on the Nintendo Switch's parade. Alongside incredibly aggressive Horizon: Zero Dawn marketing, the platform holder seems eager to ensure that its competitor's new console doesn't catch-on too hard, announcing that the PS4...

  • News PlayStation VR Is Dominating the Virtual Reality Space

    Peripheral nears one million sales

    Sony's sold around 915,000 PlayStation VR headsets since launch as of 19th February. That's according to group president Andrew House as part of an interview with the New York Times. While it may not sound like an enormous number in isolation, it's worth remembering that the perpetually out of stock peripheral...

  • 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...

  • Poll Has PS4 Pro's Boost Mode Tempted You to Upgrade?

    Unleash the Beast

    Sony tried its best to cover up PlayStation 4 Pro's new Boost Mode, but the Internet never sleeps on exciting features and it leaked. The added option essentially unlocks the supercharged system's additional horsepower for use in unpatched games, resulting in small but noticeable performance upgrades. While an NDA means that we c

  • 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 PS4 Pro's Boost Mode Is Proving to Be Quite the Beast

    Time to upgrade?

    It's a truth universally acknowledged that a PlayStation 4 firmware update's best features are those that Sony fails to actually announce -- and PS4 Pro's boost mode is proving the old adage accurate yet again. The beta for the system software overhaul is technically under NDA, but that's not stopping some from risking their YouTube...

  • News PS4 Smashes PS2's Historic Shipment Record by Some Margin

    Sony Pictures hurts otherwise solid third quarter

    Any signs of the PlayStation 4 slowing down? No, the console is quite literally on fire around the globe, with the device smashing an old PlayStation 2 shipment record in the company's most recently completed quarter. According to Sony's latest financial report, the manufacturer shipped a whopping...

  • News Japan's Getting a Limited Edition NieR Automata PS4 Bundle

    Shh, it's a secret

    A limited edition NieR Automata PlayStation 4 hardware bundle will be announced for Japan next week, though Square Enix had the audacity to show it off during a stream overnight. The special console – which is a PS4 Slim as opposed to a PS4 Pro – will come with Emil's moonface plastered all over the chassis. Pricing and...

  • News Hundreds Line Up for PlayStation VR Restock in Japan

    Many waited overnight for a chance to buy one

    Hundreds of Japanese gamers lined up to buy PlayStation VR in Japan today. As we're sure you know, the headset launched last year in the region, but similarly to the rest of the world, it's been out of stock for months now. Sony's done such an awful job meeting demand that many people waited outside...

  • News Sony Announces Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Bundle, But It's Not a PS4 Pro

    Box clever

    Sony's strategy with the PlayStation 4 Pro is strange to say the least. The optional iterative console which launched last year makes a sizeable difference to standard PS4 releases, but the platform holder almost seems scared to promote it. And while we assumed that was merely a consequence of it keeping the spotlight on the PS4 Slim over...

  • News Don't Forget the Glacier White PS4 Slim Drops Today in Europe

    Very ice

    Just a subtle reminder: the Glacier White PlayStation 4 Slim releases today across Europe. Sony announced the snowy console right back at the start of the year, and the dreamy device is finally ready to deploy. While it will set you back a bit (it's selling for £259.99 on Amazon UK), we reckon that the slimmer system looks downright smexy...

  • News PS4 Software Sales Exceed 400 Million, Console Sales Reach 53.4 million

    Numbers revealed as SIE Asia apologise for PSVR and PS4 Pro shortages

    At the ongoing Taipei Games Show – regarded by many as the biggest gaming event of the year assuming you live in Taipei – Sony Interactive Entertainment Asia general manager Hiroyuki Oda revealed some crazy sales numbers for PlayStation 4 hardware and software. Speaking at the...

  • 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...

  • News PS4 Has Been the World's Best Selling Console Since 2014

    Hat trick

    Sony revealed the Glacier White PlayStation 4 for Europe this week, and in the trailer included a subtle reminder that the console has been top dog globally three years in a row now. According to the platform holder, the system sold the most units worldwide in 2014, 2015, and 2016. We could kinda already infer this inform

  • News Sony's Glacier White PS4 Slim Sure Looks Ice

    Launching this month in Europe

    What better way to battle through the winter months than with an ice cold PlayStation 4 console? Sony's announced that it'll be launching a 500GB Glacier White system starting 24th January in Europe, meaning that you'll have an alternative colour to pick from should you decide to purchase one of the Japanese giant's...

  • News PS4 Sales Top 53 Million, Sold Through a Massive 6.2 Million Units Over the Holidays

    Nothing stops this train

    The PlayStation 4 is now looking ahead to its fourth year on the market, but it shows now signs of slowing down in terms of sales. Taking to the stage at the company's CES keynote, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai revealed that the current-gen console has topped 53 million worldwide sales. Our last update on PS4 sales came before...

  • News PS4 Quietly Crosses Four Million Units Milestone in Japan

    Pyrrhic victory?

    Japan's no longer the focus of Sony's attention, but the PlayStation 4 has still managed to quietly cross the four million units milestone in its home nation. The news comes courtesy of the latest Media Create report tracking sales for the week ending 25th December, where Sony's new-gen system sold 100,238 units – enough to push...

  • News Sony Confirms Post-Christmas Call of Duty PS4 Bundle for North America

    Comes with Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered

    While you can still purchase a 500GB PlayStation 4 Slim with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End for $249.99 in the United States right now, the offer will end on Christmas Eve. Which means that Sony will replace the deal next week with a $299.99 Call of Duty bundle. This will come with a console and...

  • News PS4's Price Will Drop to $199 in 2017, Predicts Pachter

    And we agree

    Outspoken industry analyst Michael Pachter has put together his gaming predictions for 2017, leading with the bold belief that Sony will drop the price of the PlayStation 4 to $199.99 at some point during the year. The divisive Wedbush Securities sage believes that the Japanese giant will make the move on the PS4 Slim in order to keep...

  • News You Learn Something New About PlayStation Every Day

    Ai had no idea

    What in the bloomin' heck? We pride ourselves on knowing practically everything about PlayStation there is to know, but we had zero idea that the brand has a mascot named Ai Chan in Taiwan. The cutesy anime character is apparently used to promote the PlayStation 4 in the East, and she's now got her own themed bundles. 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...

  • News PS4 Pro Is Selling Very Well, Many Adopting It as First PS4

    Sold out in most markets

    According to Sony's Shuhei Yoshida, the PlayStation 4 Pro is off to an unexpectedly strong start. Speaking with Digital Spy, the likeable suit admitted that the company had primarily anticipated the premium platform to sell to early adopters, but it turns out that many are selecting the supercharged system as their first...

  • News PS4 Smashes 50 Million Sales Milestone Before Christmas

    Box enjoys best Black Friday ever

    This is just absolutely incredible: the PlayStation 4 has now sold 50 million units globally. That number represents those consoles sold directly to consumers, and not just shipped to retail outlets. The figure is accurate as of 6th December, meaning that the system has achieved the dizzying statistic just a little...

  • News PS4 Hardware Bundles Dip Below £199/$249 for Black Friday 2016

    The very best deals in the UK and US

    Many have pondered why Sony launched the PlayStation 4 Slim to begin with, but this Black Friday 2016 we may be seeing why. The platform holder has been incredibly aggressive with the price of its bundles – particularly in Europe – plunging the price of its flagship format below £199.99 in the UK and...

  • News Sony Confirms $249.99 PS4 Bundle for Black Friday

    Dark days before Christmas

    It's already leaked on the flyers of every major retailer in the United States, but Sony has now confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will plunge to $249.99 starting 24th November through Cyber Monday on 28th November. It's the 500GB Slim model of the console that will be available, alongside copies of Uncharted 4: A Thief's...

  • Feature Happy Tenth Birthday to the PlayStation 3

    This is living

    Looking back on it, the PlayStation 3 was such a fascinating console. It had the worst start in life: overpriced, difficult to develop for, a commercial catastrophe – the device was a disaster. But Sony and its growing unit of first-party developers really changed the image of the console over time, releasing hit after hit, and...

  • Deals Pull the Trigger on a PS4 with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for £219

    And other pre-Black Friday discounts

    There may be a week left until the Black Friday madness unfolds, but Amazon UK has the first mover advantage right now across a slew of PlayStation 4 console bundles. If you're in the market for Sony's new-gen system, then you can snag a 500GB Slim system alongside Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for just...

  • Deals Score a PS4 Pro and Sony 4K TV for $1,000

    Pro tip

    Got a bit of pocket change this holiday? Then your local Best Buy may just have a deal that'll tickle you into submission. For this week only, the US store is selling the PlayStation 4 Pro alongside a Sony 55" 2160p 4K smart TV with HDR for less than $1,000. While that sounds like a lot of money – it is, obvs – it's worth mentioning that...

  • Feature 10 Games We Wish Would Be Patched for PS4 Pro

    Next-gen

    The games updated for the PlayStation 4 Pro generally post big improvements, but inconsistencies between patches mean that not every title in the console's catalogue has been improved. Of course, we doubt that many of you are clamouring for a 4K version of Call of Duty: Ghosts – but there are evergreen outings in the PS4's library that...

  • News Live Streaming Gets a Lot of Love on PS4 Pro

    Sharing is caring

    There are many reasons to upgrade to the PlayStation 4 Pro, but if you're someone who enjoys hosting live streams, then here's another: Sony's supercharged system enables you to stream in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second – a sizeable leap from the 720p cap of the original model. We had reviewer Alex Stinton test out the upgrade...

  • News Want to Know What Your PS4 Pro Looks Like Inside?

    Hot stuff

    Want to see your PlayStation 4 Pro without its clothes? Of course you do – you're not the only one who's been fantasising about it. Fortunately, the folks at Virtual Future TV have done the hard work so that you don't have to. In the 15 minute video embedded above, a gloved technician takes the console to bits, revealing all of its...

  • 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...

  • Feature 10 PS4 Pro Games That Shine on Sony's New Supercharged System

    Reborn

    Sony's launched the PlayStation 4 Pro today, ushering in a brave new world of iterative console hardware as part of the process. But while the system brings big improvements in image quality and performance, not every game is leveraging the hardware at this point in time. There are a handful of developers who have gone above and beyond ahead...

  • Out Today PS4 Pro, The World's Most Powerful Console

    Supercharge your life

    We suppose that the PlayStation 4 was already the world's most powerful console, so the PS4 Pro doesn't get that many bragging rights. Then again, with double the GPU power, the supercharged system is a bit of a beast. And, in case you weren't paying attention, it's out today. Like, right now. As in, you can literally go in a...

  • Video PS4 Pro Is the Quietest PlayStation 4 to Date

    Oh so quiet

    A lot of people have been asking questions regarding the volume of the fan noise in the PlayStation 4 Pro, and we're happy to report that it's the quietest console in the range that Sony's released thus far. We obviously have to temper this observation by pointing out that we've only been using the console for a few days, and things...

  • Feature Should You Buy the PS4 Pro?

    Early impressions on Sony's supercharged system

    We've been playing around with the PlayStation 4 Pro for a few days now, and while we're not quite ready to review it yet, we have fiddled around with the supercharged format long enough in order to bring you some first-hand impressions. We're really against the clock here so can only apologise for the...

  • Video Watch Off-Screen Footage of PS4 Pro in Action

    What's up, Pro?

    You can't really show PlayStation 4 Pro off convincingly on a 1080p camera without HDR; Sony learned this the hard way at the console's reveal event. Still, we got to shoot some off-screen footage of several games taking advantage of the Japanese giant's new hardware, and you can see the results in the video embedded above.

  • Video Let's Unbox the PS4 Pro, Shall We?

    Oh go on then

    We've got the PlayStation 4 Pro, though we can't say much about it until tomorrow. Then again, we did just put together a massive impressions piece, so maybe check that out while you wait. In the meantime, we are very much allowed to show you what's inside the packaging, so please enjoy this unboxing clip. Such original content, eh?

  • Hands On Quit Bitchin'! PS4 Pro Is a Big, Beautiful Step Forward

    HDR you ready?

    As we predicted a few months back, Sony's had a right job on its hands this holiday. Its two latest products – PlayStation VR and the PlayStation 4 Pro – are difficult to sell, because they need to be seen first-hand in order to be truly appreciated. We spent the best part of a year waxing lyrical about t

  • News PS4 Pro Sold Out Until After Christmas, Says Amazon UK

    Dishonored bundle still available, though

    Update (17:00): The standard PS4 Pro appears to be back in stock over on Amazon UK. We assume that the online retailer made a mistake with the listing earlier today. Still, a rather big error to make! Original story: If you're on the market for a PS4 Pro before Christmas and you love Amazon to bits, we hope...

  • News PS4 Pro Is Already Being Sold in Some Stores

    Early doors

    Sony's not dropping the PlayStation 4 Pro until next week, but stock is already in the retail channel, and that's leading to leaks. We've heard of several people who have already managed to purchase the supercharged platform, and one has been posting videos of it running Uncharted 4: A Thief's End in 4K resolution on YouTube. The...

  • News Sony's Giving Away Free Copies of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare This Week

    You'll need to buy a PS4, though

    Thinking of buying a PlayStation 4 this week? Good news, as Sony's announced that starting 4th November through 5th November you'll be able to snag a free copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare when you pick up a $299.99 console from participating retailers in the US and Canada. This unfortunately does not include...

  • Feature How PS4 Pro Will Bring Bullshot Quality Visuals to Your Home

    And on a 1080p TV

    Whichever of our esteemed colleagues in the games industry coined the word 'bullshot' deserves a knighthood. The term – a combination of a curse word and 'screenshot' – refers to the practice of publishers releasing images not wholly representative of their games. Indeed, during the PlayStation 3 era particularly, it was common...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn's PS4 Pro Version Will Offer Dramatic Improvements on 1080p Screens

    Aloy, Aloy

    We've seen Horizon: Zero Dawn running with HDR enabled on one of Sony's top-of-the-range 4K televisions and it's amazing, but what if you're planning to play the title with the PlayStation 4 Pro on a bog-standard 1080p screen? Writing on the PlayStation Blog, developer Guerrilla Games has revealed that there's lots

  • News PS4 Rapidly Approaches 50 Million Unit Milestone

    Ain't got far to go

    It's looking increasingly likely that the PlayStation 4 will hit the 50 million unit milestone by the end of the year, as Sony has released its financial results for the quarter ending 30th September, revealing that it shipped a whopping 3.9 million units during the period, putting the platform's install base at 47.4 million...

  • News PS4 Pro Consoles Are Starting to Be Shipped to Stores

    10th November nears

    This is very much happening: the PlayStation 4 Pro is starting to be shipped to stores – or its packaging is, at least. These images of the console's cardboard wrapper appeared on Reddit, and seem to be American due to the references to the ESRB ratings board. The slogan on the back states that "game worlds come alive" with the...