Tag: PlayStation 4

Sony studio boss: PlayStation exclusives may need ‘wider install base’

Sony Interactive Entertainment added another major studio to its lineup of first-party teams yesterday. Marvel’s Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games is in the process of joining PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios. That deal is part of building up Sony’s list of PlayStation exclusives. But Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden revealed that the company is also seriously considering expanding […]

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NPD: Nintendo Switch leads another down month for hardware

Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in July, but overall hardware sales were down big-time. Industry-tracking firm The NPD Group released its July report today, and it confirms that U.S. consumers are looking ahead. “Hardware spending in July 2019 fell 22 percent when compared to a year ago, to $169 million,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella […]

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DualShock 4 gets hot new colors including rose gold

Sony Interactive Entertainment is looking to capitalize on strong gamepad sales with some new colors for its DualShock 4 gamepad. The company announced four new gamepad colors as well as a fresh design for its wireless gaming headset. The DualShock 4 controllers begin shipping in September for $65. You can get the headset at some […]

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Are you ready for the ultimate convergence of 4 major gaming trends? (VB Live)

Presented by Treasure Data What are the trends that have shaped the games industry — and where are we going from here? Join VB’s Dean Takahashi and Erik Smith from Treasure Data for this VB Live event where they’ll look at how four specific trends, supported by AI and data, are on a course to […]

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PlayStation is benefiting from subscriptions and live services

PlayStation 4 is nearing the end of its life. The next PlayStation is coming soon as Sony Interactive Entertainment has already confirmed. That has led to declining revenue for the company’s gaming division. Only this generation is different than in the past, because the PS4’s revenue decline is just a minor dip. And Sony still […]

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PlayStation 4 is the fastest to ship 100 million home game consoles

PlayStation 4 continues to lead the thriving console gaming market. Sony Interactive Entertainment’s gaming box surpassed 100 million consoles shipped to retailers. It reached that milestone faster than any other home console (but that does not include handheld consoles). Nintendo’s Wii and PlayStation 2 are the next fastest. But they required several more months than […]

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Concrete Genie hands-on — Using paint to beautify a drab world and purify a mind

Concrete Genie is coming out its long and dark journey through development, and the unique action-adventure game is bringing a lot of light and pretty imagery with it. After four-and-a-half years of development, this from Sony’s Pixelopus is coming to the PlayStation 4 on October 8 for $30. I tried it out at Sony’s campus […]

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EA Access is now available on PlayStation 4

Publisher Electronic Arts has launched its monthly subscription program known as EA Access on PlayStation 4. This membership program provides a number of perks including early access to games for  a limited time at no extra charge as well as access to a vault of older releases. You can sign up for it right now […]

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I’m trying to beat Comcast Xfinity’s data cap — even if it kills me

I use a lot of internet. My household typically has one or two dozen connected devices at a time, and I have never taken the time to think about the way each device passively and actively consumes data. But I want to change that … because of Comcast Xfinity’s data cap. After a brief flirtation […]

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NPD: Nintendo Switch outsold PlayStation and Xbox in June

The video game business in the United States is at the beginning of a generational transition. Hardware sales are down overall, but that’s not hurting Nintendo, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Nintendo’s hybrid home/handheld Switch console was the best-selling hardware in terms of both dollar and unit sales in the United States for […]

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Niko: China will spend $1.5 billion on console gaming by 2023

In certain key regions of the world, consoles are king for traditional game releases. Consumers in the United States spend more on console games than PC, for example. But that dynamic is not universally true. In China, consoles have only just started to find their footing after the government ended its ban on such devices […]

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May 2019 NPD hardware: Switch outsells PlayStation and Xbox in U.S.

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 generation is ending. That shift is showing up in software sales, as you can see in The NPD Group’s software report for May 2019 right here. But of course, that also means fewer people are buying new consoles now that consumers have had nearly six years to purchase a […]

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 expands just about everything in a fight against an evil cult

Square Enix showed off more about Dragon Quest Builders 2 today during its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press briefing today in Los Angeles. It’s comnig out July 12 for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. A vile cult has captured the builders and banned building and cooking. You escape, and it’s up to you […]

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tvOS 13 hands-on: Small Apple TV tweaks will please gamers, waste data

The Apple TV has spent much of its life as the red-headed stepchild of Apple’s family of devices — the one that seems to keep zigging and zagging without ever really becoming beloved or dominant in its product category. Thankfully, that hasn’t stopped Apple from trying to make it a better device, and this year’s […]

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