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News Analyst: PS4 Has Slight Sales Advantage Over Xbox One in North America
On top of the world
Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton may be spending his first full day back in the office hanging up the bunting, as reports suggest that the PlayStation 4 managed to close out 2013 in front of the Xbox One in North America – despite the platform holder launching in more territories than its closest...
News BioShock Infinite Flies Free in Enormous NA PS Plus Update
DmC: Devil May Cry, Smart As, and more up for grabs
There’s no rest for the wicked, as Sony has decided to keep us away from our bad food binge by announcing January’s batch of North American PlayStation Plus content. You may want to clear your mouth of chocolates before reading on, too, because the platform holder has got some seriously sweet...
News Wrap Up That Turkey, Best Buy Has North American PS4 Stock
'Tis the season to be merry
Stop dozing in front of the television, because Best Buy.com has fresh PlayStation 4 stock available online. It’s been a couple of weeks since the North American retailer last had supply available, but – in what we can only describe as a Christmas miracle – the store now has a bunch of bundles up fo
News Substantial Amazon PS4 Stock Supply Sends System to Best Sellers Summit
Selling like greased lightning
For a console that’s broken all sorts of records around the world, the PlayStation 4 has been curiously absent from the top of most retailers’ best sellers lists in recent weeks. That’s because the system has been more-or-less sold out s
News Amazon Answers Your Festive Wish with Fresh PS4 Stock in North America
Christmas comes early
We’re struggling to find novel ways to introduce these PlayStation 4 stock posts, so let’s get straight to the point: Amazon.com has a brand new batch of next generation consoles to sell to those who have a quick enough cursor. Everything’s currently in stock, from the standalone system to Knack bundles and everything in...
Store Update 17th December 2013 (North America)
Season of digital goods
Christmas has come early on the North American PlayStation Store this week. Indeed, there are so many highlights that we don’t really know where to start. We suppose that the release of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition takes top billing, but the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2 and the PlayStation 4 port of The...
News Best Buy Refreshes Online PS4 Stock Ahead of the Holidays in North America
Sony’s currently flooding both the UK and North America with one final batch of PlayStation 4 consoles before Christmas, and Best Buy.com is the latest retailer to put the system up for sale. At the time of writing, the online store has a slew of different options, including some decent bundles featuring the next generation device...
News Sony: We Haven't Created an Artificial Shortage of PS4 Stock
Jack Tretton doesn't even have a console yet
Sony has broken virtually every system sales record in history with the PlayStation 4, but that’s not stopped some people from pondering whether it’s attempting to increase demand by holding back stock. Unsurprisingly, SCEA president Jack Tretton has rubbished such claims, stating that the company’s...
News Tearaway's Price Chopped in Two at GameStop in North America
Rock, paper, scissors
Media Molecule’s papercraft platformer Tearaway hasn’t exactly got off to a stellar start in North America. Speculation seeping out of the most recent NPD report suggests that the PlayStation Vita exclusive sold just 14,000 units during its miserable first few weeks on the market, prompting us to ponder the impact that Pla
News There Will Be a 'Limited' Supply of PS4 Stock at US GameStops This Weekend
Stop what you're doing
If you've not managed to nab a PlayStation 4 in North America yet, the prospect of getting one before Christmas is probably beginning to look pretty bleak. However, in what can only be described as a bonafide holiday miracle, major retailer GameStop has announced that it will have a "limited" supply of Sony's new machine in...
News Hunting for PS4 Stock in North America? Try Toys 'R' Us.com
Nice work, Geoffrey
Shopping online can be a bit of a gamble when availability is low. As such, you may be forgiven for not wanting to pin your PlayStation 4 hopes on an unfair race to the checkout screen. Unfortunately, with Sony’s next generation system in short supply, it may represent your best hope of getting a console before Christmas...
News USA PS4 Stock Available at Walmart on 15th December
Grab a Christmas console
Did you miss out on the new PlayStation 4 stock at Best-Buy last weekend? Don't worry, because there is still hope that you'll be able to snag a new system in North America before Christmas. Mega retailer Walmart has announced that it will have fresh supply available from Sunday, 15th December – but you'll need to be fast...
News November NPD: PS4 Draws First Blood in North American Console War
Turning the tables
Sony has staged an assault on Microsoft's home territory, and topped the NPD charts with the PlayStation 4. According to the platform holder — which doesn't ordinarily engage in the monthly sales merry-go-round — its next generation console was the best-selling system in North America in November, moving one million units in...
Store Update 10th December 2013 (North America)
ToeJam & Earl creator Greg Johnson’s bonkers intergalactic excursion Doki-Doki Universe takes centre stage on the North American PlayStation Store this week. The curious cross-buy title sees you exploring weird and wonderful planets, where you’ll need to complete various personality tests in order to progress. Pretty weird,...
News Pachter: November PS4 Sales Are 66 Per Cent Greater Than Xbox One
Sony takes an early lead in North America
North America has proven a bit of a stronghold for Microsoft over the years. Back in September, Sony put an end to the Xbox 360’s incredible 32 month winning streak in the region – only to fall back behind in October. However, despite reports to the contrary coming out of Black Friday, it appears that...
Rumour PS4 Loses Black Friday Battle Against Xbox One
One console to rule them all
There’s been nothing but good news surrounding the PlayStation 4 of late, but Microsoft may have finally uncovered a chink in the Japanese giant’s armour. According to research firm Infoscout, the Xbox One beat Sony’s new super machine to the top of the Black Friday sales charts last week. The research group...
News Can't Find PS4 Stock in USA? It'll Be Available at Target Soon
Snag a system before Christmas
Just like fellow North American retailer Best Buy, a leaked advertisement has revealed that Target is expecting new PlayStation 4 stock imminently. A promotional slip for the store dated 15th December states that the sought after system will be r
News PS4 Stock Available at Best Buy in North America This Sunday
Only in limited quantities
We’ve been fairly thorough with our PlayStation 4 stock updates in the UK, but we appreciate that our readership spans further than the British Isles. Part of the reason for our focus, however, is down to the fact that Sony’s next generation console has been incredibly supply constrained across North America following...
News PS4 Stock Sells Like Lightning at Amazon in North America
Zap 'em up
Sony’s next generation console is breaking records all over the globe at the moment – and there’s no sign of that enthusiasm slowing down. Amazon.com temporarily restocked the next generation console in North America earlier this week, but it sold out in approximately 25 minutes.
Store Update 3rd December 2013 (North America)
With the PlayStation 4 already available on store shelves and most of the big blockbusters sitting impatiently in your backlog, we’re very much re-entering the slow season ahead of Christmas right now. That means that game developers are spending more time eating Mince Pies than slaving over bugs – and you’re going to have to make...
News Sony Gives Thanks with Meaty North American PS Plus Update
Borderlands 2, GRID 2, Dyad, and more
Swallow that chunk of Thanksgiving turkey before you continue, North American readers – we don’t want you choking over next month’s PlayStation Plus update. Never ones to take a break, Sony has outlined December’s cracking Instant Game Collection offering, and there are a handful of humdingers in here...
Store Update 26th November 2013 (North America)
Take it Ys-y
While the majority of North America expands its stomach in preparation for copious portions of Thanksgiving turkey, the PlayStation Store is not taking a break. Granted, this week’s update is a little light on new material, but there’s still PlayStation Vita exclusive Ys Memories of Celceta to sink your teeth into. What are you...
Out Today Tearaway Rips into Retail Outlets Around the World
Media Molecule has pulled the wrapping off PlayStation Vita exclusive Tearaway today – and with the vast majority of you lusting over the PlayStation 4, we figured that you may appreciate the reminder. The title sees you take control of a miniature messenger named Iota or Atoi, who’s tasked with transporting a top-secret note to,...
News Sony Swapping Faulty PS4s As Fast As Physically Possible
Sony doesn’t want you twiddling your thumbs while you stare at the dreaded ‘Blue Light of Death’, and so it’s committed to swapping faulty PlayStation 4 systems faster than The Road Runner from classic cartoon fame. Perhaps in an effort to subdue any mounting social network backlash, the company has confirmed that anyone unlucky...
News A Tornado May Have Taken This Man's Home, But It Spared His PS4
There are often scant silver linings when a fierce tornado cruelly destroys your home and all of your worldly belongings, but one Washington dweller found a single reason to smile this week – his brand new PlayStation 4 weathered the storm. The above image – shared on Reddit yesterday – shows an optimistic home owner holding onto...
News Sony: PS4 Launch Is Just the Beginning for the Console
The game is just the start
Don’t go thinking that on the back of unprecedented first day sales Sony is going to slip into its old arrogant persona, as SCEA marketing executive Jon Koller has told GamesBeat that the PlayStation 4 is just the beginning for the next generation console. Speaking as part of the system’s launch event in New York City,...
Out Today PlayStation 4 Paints North America Blue
Tears of joy
We’re running out of ways to say that the PlayStation 4 has launched, so let’s skip over the awkward introductions and get straight to the point: the next generation has finally arrived. It’s been a rollercoaster year filled to the brim with policy reversals, rumours, and more Talking Points than we care to count, but that’s all...
News Sony Would Like to Give You Some Money for Buying a PS4
The console wars are showing no signs of cooling down. Microsoft may have added a free copy of FIFA 14 to launch day editions of the Xbox One, but Sony has responded with a treat or three of its own. Those of you that purchase a PlayStation 4 in North America will find a promotional voucher enclosed that will reward you with a...
News Wow, the PS4's Packaging Is Slimmer Than You Might Think
Has a handle, too
For a system packing as much power as the PlayStation 4, it’s impressive just how small its chassis actually is. The console’s svelte appearance is mimicked by its packaging, however, as these warehouse images indicate. With the system just over seven days away from release, retailers across North America are starting to rece
Store Update 5th November 2013 (North America)
There’s no doubt that this week’s biggest deployment comes draped in a big white sheet. Call of Duty: Ghosts has secured a day-one digital release on the North American PlayStation Store, and is available in two packages. The Hardened Bundle – which costs a whopping $119.99 – includes the game, a bonus map, and Season Pass. Less...
News PS4 Launch Broadcast to Boast Announcements About 2014's Defining Games
It looks like Geoff Keighley wasn’t exaggerating, as Sony really is set to debut some big news during Spike TV’s live PlayStation 4 launch party next week. Previously, the GameTrailers TV host had stated that the 14th November stream would include some world premieres, but now the platform holder has added that the show will play...
News Take the Oath of a Shadow Marshal in Killzone: Shadow Fall
You may need to pinch yourself, but Sony has released a second PlayStation 4 commercial for the North American market. Much like last month’s ‘Perfect Day’ spot, this is a live-action advertisement, focusing on the upcoming Killzone: Shadow Fall. We reckon that it’s cheesier than a Margherita pizza, but we suppose that it...
News There Will Be Fresh PS4 Premieres During Spike's Launch Livestream
Cometh the day
As if the excitement of the PlayStation 4 actually launching wasn’t enough, GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley has teased that there will be plenty of world premieres during Spike’s live All Access launch broadcast later in the month. “Get ready for an epic night of PlayStation announcements,” the Canadian presenter Tweeted...
News Resogun, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, and Soul Sacrifice Front NA PS Plus Update
How do you like it, how do you like it?
It’s true that SCEA has been criticised for its supposedly weak PlayStation Plus lineups in the past, but we doubt that anyone could feel let down by November’s absolutely enormous selection. With the PlayStation 4 set to deploy midway through the month, the company’s latest offering includes free copies...
Store Update 29th October 2013 (North America)
Catch of the day
There’s plenty to plunder on Sony’s primary platforms this week, starting with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The seafaring sequel is the definite highlight in the latest North American PlayStation Store update, but it’s accompanied by a competent crew including Proteus, WWE 2K14, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow –...
Store Update 22nd October 2013 (North America)
Tripping over content
Where to even start? This week’s North American PlayStation Store update is so outrageously enormous that we doubt that we’ll be able to do it justice in under 75 words. Highlights include a bunch of PS4 pre-orders, the re-release of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (seriously, you should play it), and a little game called,...
News NASCAR '14 Driving on to PS3 in Early 2014
Release date to be confirmed
NASCAR '14 will be tearing up the tracks on the PlayStation 3 in early 2014, publisher Deep Silver has announced. Developed by Eutechnyx – who previously worked with the publisher on Ride to Hell: Retribution – the aforementioned game will come complete with new features, and promises to offer the ultimate racing...
News GameStop Scoops Beefy PS3 Bundles for Black Friday
Bring your boxing gloves
There may be over a month to go until the most dangerous day in the shopping calendar, but mega retailer GameStop is already putting its Black Friday plans into motion. A leaflet detailing all of the outfit’s post-Thanksgiving deals has leaked online, revealing some tempting gaming hardware and software offers. This...
News September NPD: PS3 Puts an End to Xbox 360's Winning Streak
Could the tides of battle be about to turn? As we promptly approach the onset of a new generation, Sony has finally put an end to the Xbox 360’s sales streak. According to the latest NPD report for September, the PlayStation 3 actually outsold Microsoft’s machine in North America last month, breaking the latter’s 32 month spell...
News Can't Wait to Play a PS4? There Could Be a Demo Kiosk Near You
Start making plans
After an eternity of build-up, the PlayStation 4 is now approaching faster than a bullet train. In less than a month, you’ll be able to wrap your eager fingers around the DualShock 4 and settle down for some serious next generation gaming. If you need some sustenance to get you over the finish line, though, Sony has announced...
Store Update 15th October 2013 (North America)
This week’s North American PlayStation Store update isn’t the biggest from a new content perspective, but there are still a few noteworthy additions. As pointed out earlier, you can now pre-order both Knack and Warframe for the PlayStation 4 via your current generation console. Other highlights include the digital version of God of...
News Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Collector's Edition Is Battling Its Way to North America Next Year
Get your wallets ready
Last month, Namco Bandai released a brand new trailer for its upcoming HD compilation of classic titles Tales of Symphonia and its successor, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. The collection is being released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series. The company has revealed that there will be a special...
News Sony's First PS4 Commercial Aims to Keep You Hanging On Until Launch
You're going to reap just what you sow
We’re exactly a month away from the PlayStation 4’s launch in North America, so it’s time for Sony to kick the marketing wheels into motion. It may have sold out of pre-orders earlier in the year, but awareness is pivotal to the success of any product – and the platform holder intends to generate that...
Out Now Beyond: Two Souls Explores the Other Side on PS3
Cage and Page
Ignore both Gran Turismo 6 and Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, and Beyond: Two Souls may just be the last major first-party exclusive that you buy for your PlayStation 3. We’ve certainly come a long way since launch title Resistance: Fall of Man, with Sony’s black behemoth now playing host to stunning digital r
Store Update 8th October 2013 (North America)
A real stinker
Excuse the misleading sub headline – this is actually an excellent North American PlayStation Store update. Instead, we’re referring to the release of Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion, which promises a “fart-filled romp” where “fun-loving Orcs battle pollution loving Humans in a humorous fantasy setting”. Hmm. Less smelly...
Store Update 1st October 2013 (North America)
Prop up your umbrellas, because this week’s North American PlayStation Store update features a drizzling of new content. First and foremost is Rain, the quirky stealth adventure from Japan Studio. It’s joined by Flashback, the modern day remake of Paul Cuisset’s classic, and the awkwardly dubbed Die! Die! Die!. Are you ready...
Out Today Grand Theft Auto Online Makes a Connection on PS3
Better with you
Update: And it's up, folks. The patch weighs in at 39MB on the PlayStation 3. Have you downloaded it yet? What are you planning to do online first? Let us know in the comments section below. Original: Grand Theft Auto V may have launched two weeks ago, but it’s about to get a second wind courtesy of the sequel’s hotly...
News Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Cuts NA PS Plus
Shadow of the Colossus, Hotline Miami, and more along for the ride
With the sun setting on September, Sony has pulled back the curtain on its major Instant Game Collection additions for October in North America. PlayStation Plus subscribers can look forward to scooping some serious loot in Big Huge Games’ underrated Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning,...
News Sony Teams Up with Taco Bell for Tasty PS4 Promotion
Last year, Sony encouraged you to fill your face with cheesy gorditas in order to win a truck full of PlayStation Vitas – and now it appears to be running a similar promotion with Taco Bell for the PlayStation 4. The on-the-button folks over at NeoGAF spotted the embedded image, which shows a poster for the initiative and a ‘Gre
TGS 2013 Sony Surprised by Strong Western Response to PS Vita TV
Sending the right signals
The recently announced PS Vita TV may be a bit of an unusual gizmo, but it’s quickly becoming a desirable product for PlayStation fans. The miniscule machine includes the full PlayStation Vita operating system, but outputs to a television, allowing you to watch movies, enjoy select portable games on your plasma screen,...