Instagram testing messaging app, Sony tops 70M in PS4 salesThe biggest tech stories of the day include Instagram testing a new messaging app, Patreon changing its service fee structure and Sony's announcement that it's sold more than 70 million PlayStation 4s.
This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. If you're not a fan of Instagram's built in messaging you may soon have another option. The social photo sharing service is testing a standalone app devoted to messaging, called Direct. At the moment it's being rolled out in Chile, Israel, Italy and other areas but no word yet when US users will have a crack at it [MUSIC] Later on this month Patreon will be changing its service fee policy by charging 35 cents per pledge, regardless of the amount of pledge. Creators have taken to social media to voice their concern, primarily aimed at how it might affect the $1 and $5 patrons that make up a large portion of most creators. [MUSIC] And finally, Sony says it has sold a total of 70 point six million PS4 consoles and more 617 million PS4 games. These numbers dominate what XBOX1 has been able to do this console generation, but some estimates have the total amount of XBOX1 consoles sold at only 30 million. Now on top of this impressive PS4 numbers, Sony also says it sold two million PSVR units. [SOUND] You can save with the latest data by downloading the CNET tech today app in the apple or google play store