PlayStation 4 Price 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.....

New PlayStation 4 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 for the price cut was because Sony wanted to bring back consumers who have yet to upgrade to the latest console generation, .....

New PlayStation 4 Hardware Arriving

JUNE 22, 2015 • Less than a week following the close of E3, Sony Computer Ent. is now announcing several new PlayStation 4 hardware 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 500G.....

1TB PlayStation 4 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 are minor, however, with the new models weighing in slightly lighter suggesting electronic components that hav.....

China PlayStation 4 Arrives

MARCH 24, 2015 • Following a two-month delay the 2,899 yuan ($467) China PlayStation 4 and 1,299 yuan ($209) PS Vita officially went on sale in major Chinese cities. No sales figures have been rel.....

PlayStation 4 Passes 20 Million Hardware Units 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 related news, Sony showed an updated prototype of its Morpheus VR headset peripheral. This latest design substitutes a 5.7-inxh OLED screen for the .....

Sony Unloads Sony Online Eentertainment

FEB. 2, 2015 • With a projected ¥230 billion ($2 billion) loss looming for the fiscal year ending March 31, Sony Corporation has sold its Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) business to Columbus Nova. Financial terms were not disclosed. In December 2010, Columbus Nova set up Harmonix-SBE Holdings to acquire Harmonix Music Systems from Viacom Inc. in December 2010. In that deal, Harmonix-SBE Holdings paid $50 and assumed $100 million in Harmonix liabilities. Viacom .....

PlayStation 4 China Launch Delayed

JAN. 8, 2015 • Just like the Xbox One before it, the Chinese version of the PlayStation 4 will not be launching on its original launch date. Sony Computer Entertainment says it will not be able to release the console on January 11 as planned, and cannot say when the China PlayStation 4 launch will occur. The company cited “various factors” in causing the delay, and told the Reuters n.....