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PS4 Now $349

OCT. 8, 2015 • Three weeks after Sony Computer Entertainment reduced the MSRP of the 500GB PlayStation 4 inside Japan, the console will go from $399 to $349 in the United States. In Canada, the new MSRP is $429, down from $449. Sony’s move returns the PS4 to price parity with the Xbox One, which […]

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New PS4 Japan Pricing

SEPT. 15, 2015 • Consumers in Japan are getting an official price cut on the PlayStation 4 from ¥39,980 ($332) to ¥34,980 ($290). The new MSRP goes into effect on October 1. Atsushi Morita, the president of Sony Computer Ent. Japan & Asia, made the announcement at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show news conference. Morita said the reason […]


The Truth About E3

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JULY 13, 2015 • The Electronic Entertainment Expo last month was a chance for the largest game companies to show off their big new guns. Even as the game industry grows into new markets and platforms, E3 is a reminder that the biggest products in the space are now the biggest entertainment product launches ever. When […]

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New PS4 HW Arriving

JUNE 22, 2015 • Less than a week following the close of E3, Sony Computer Ent. is now announcing several new PlayStation 4 models. The first is a 1TB model slated for Europe and other PAL markets (CUH-1116B). This is otherwise the same hardware specification as the current 500GB model in these territories (CUH-1116A). SCEE is […]

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1TB PS4 Tested

JUNE 2, 2015 • According to certification documents that were submitted to the U.S. Federal Communications Comm. (F.C.C.) by Sony Computer Ent., two new PlayStation 4 models are planned, one of which is equipped with a 1TB storage device (CUH-1215B), while the other unit (CUH-1215A) is retaining the current 500GB capacity. Other changes in these units […]


Oculus Rift Dated

MAY 6, 2015 • The Oculus Rift virtual reality device has been given a release window during the first quarter of 2016. Preorders will be taken later this year, and in the run-up to the Electronic Entertainment Expo this June in Los Angeles, Oculus VR, LLC will be announcing more specifics about the evolution of […]

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China Xbox Ones Unlocked

APRIL 8, 2015 • This week a firmware update went out to China market Xbox Ones, after which consumers there reported their consoles were no longer region locked and screenshots of international versions of Xbox One games running on Chinese systems soon appeared. Microsoft Corp. and its local partner, BesTV, have not officially commented on the […]

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China PS4 Arrives

MARCH 24, 2015 • Following a two-month delay the 2,899 yuan ($467) PlayStation 4 and 1,299 yuan ($209) PS Vita officially went on sale in major Chinese cities. No sales figures have been released. The AFP news service reported that the Sony store in Shanghai had 50 people waiting in line to purchase one of […]


3DS Leads Feb. U.S. Sales

MARCH 12, 2015 • The release of the February NPD numbers had each of the three big video game hardware makers crowing about results. Microsoft Corp. noted February Xbox One sales were up 84% over January. Meanwhile, Sony Computer Ent. America claimed the PlayStation 4 was number one in both hardware and software sales for the […]

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PS4 At 20.2M Sold

MARCH 3, 2015 • The PlayStation 4 so far has cumulatively sold 20.2 million units worldwide since its fall 2013 launch through March 1. Sony Computer Ent. Inc. released the new tally during the Game developers Conference in San Francisco. As of last December, the PS4 was available at retail in over 123 countries. In […]