At the Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany, today, Sony announced that its PlayStation 4 game console would be arriving November 15 in North America, followed by a European launch date of November 29.
The company said the console would launch in 32 countries overall in time for the holiday season, but didn't specify any other dates worldwide. Sony also mentioned that 1,000,000 preorders have been placed already.
As previously revealed, the PS4 will cost $399. Check out our hands-on PS4 first take for more information on the console.
The slow and steady march towards real-life graphical performance in video games appears to be quickening its pace.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz in an interview published on Tuesday, Quantic Dream CEO David Cage said that as developers get more comfortable developing titles for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, gamers can expect titles that can nearly match real life.
"I don't know if we will reach a point during this cycle where you won't be able to tell the difference between a film and a game, but I know we're going to get really close to … Read more
Sony has begun offering its flash-based PlayStation 3 for sale in the United States for $199.
The console, which boasts 12GB of flash storage, is now listed for sale at Sony's U.S. online store. It made its North American debut last week when it went on sale in Canada. An offering in the U.S. was rumored to be near.
In addition to a 2.5-inch flash drive, the unit features a wireless controller, a Blu-ray player, and support for 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi.
The console is now Sony's lowest-priced PlayStation 3 in the U.S., … Read more
Despite victories for the Xbox 360 and 3DS, the gaming business had one rough July.
Total physical game sales, which includes hardware, disc-based software, and accessories, hit only $443 million in the U.S. in July, research firm NPD has revealed. That figure is down 19 percent compared to the same period last year. Hardware sales topped out at an abysmal $99.4 million, while software could only muster $222.3 million in sales.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 was the top-selling console last month, reaching 107,000 units sold during the period. It was the 31st-consecutive month the Xbox 360 … Read more
DirecTV's NFL Sunday ticket is getting kicked out of the PlayStation 3 game.
PS3 and DirecTV spokesmen both confirmed that the app won't return to the console for the upcoming football season.
Robert Mercer, DirecTV's spokesman, said this year the company's focus is enhancing NFL Sunday Ticket for new and existing customers. Though it won't be available on PS3, it will still be accessible online and on mobile devices.
Despite Sony's earlier claims that the company would not be offering a flash-based PlayStation 3 in North America, the device is on sale in Canada.
Future Shop, a retailer in Canada, is currently selling a PlayStation 3 that boasts 12GB of flash storage. The same console launched last year in Europe. Sony said at that time that it had no plans to bring the console to North America.
The 12GB console will set Canadian customers back $199.99. According to Future Shop, the device is in stock, but it only has a limited quantity available to customers. It's … Read more
Owners of Sony's PS Vita will find at least one cool new feature in the console's latest update.
Released on Tuesday, the Vita software update version 2.60 lets you play games and other content from a PS3 console or a computer without having to copy those items to the Vita. To access this feature, simply select the connected device from a list of categories and then choose the content you wish to play. Grabbing media from a PC or Mac requires you to first download and install Sony's Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation software.
You should … Read more