PS4 Has Now Sold Over 2.1 Million Units Globally

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Sony has announced, that since releasing the Playstation 4 in Europe and Latin America this past weekend, the total number of global PS4 consoles sold has crossed over the 2.1 Million mark. Not only did the PS4 break records after it launched in North America, but has since gone on to become the fastest selling console in the UK after it sold more then 250k Units in 48 hours; for comparison the Xbox One sold in the region of 150k Units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK.

Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment said in a statement:

In what is shaping up to be a historic year for gamers, I’m delighted to share an important new milestone with you. PS4’s North American debut on November 15th was PlayStation’s largest ever, with more than one million gamers picking up a PS4 in just 24 hours. Now, with PS4’s global launch expanding to a total of 32 countries worldwide, including Europe and Latin America, I’m proud to announce that more than 2.1 million PS4s have been sold.

It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you. I want to personally thank PlayStation fans, both old and new, for your vote of confidence. The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun. In addition to an incredible lineup of PS4 games from the best developers in the world, we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead.

While PS4’s capabilities will continue to evolve, our commitment to gamers and breakthrough entertainment remains steadfast. We believe that videogames represent the pinnacle of artistry and entertainment, and we will work tirelessly to make sure that PlayStation remains the best place to play.

Thank you for your passion and your support — we couldn’t have done this without you.

In previous statements to investors, Sony said it hoped to sell 3 Million consoles by the end of 2013, and are hoping to hit the 5 million mark by March 2014.

This is exciting news for Sony and the Playstation brand, and we look forward to the future and what fantastic games it may hold.

Via- Sony

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

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Gamestop Still Has 2.3 Million Customers Waiting On PS4

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Gamestop announced today, that they have sold out of their initial allotment of Playstation 4’s, and that they are currently sitting on a backlog of 2.3 Million orders waiting to be filled. Gamestop executives said that the initial sales of the PS4 have outsold sales of the PS3 by more then 80% during the same period.

This is looking like fantastic news for Sony, as they already announced that they have sold 1 Million Playstation 4’s in the first 24 hours after release. Now, it appears that the initial hunger from consumers for the console will continue through the Holiday’s, and that will make trying to find a PS4 likely very difficult.

Via-Bloomberg

by Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Xbox One Won’t Have Twitch Streaming At Launch

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Microsoft has announced more details about its upcoming Twitch app today, among them, the fact that the Xbox One will not be able to stream over Twitch at launch, but it will be a feature they are hoping to have sometime in early 2014. The Twitch experience on Xbox One will be open to Xbox Live Gold members when they launch the app. So to at least get all of us excited for it when it finally does come around, they have released this video showing off how the Twitch app will work when it comes out.

I will be very interested to see how this compares to the built in Twitch on the PS4 when it gets released.

Via-Microsoft

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Uncharted Teased for PS4 In New Video

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So last night Sony released this trailer, teasing a new Uncharted coming for the PS4. Not many details were given, all we really know is that Naughty Dog is the develpoer and it will be released for the PS4. Have a look at the teaser trailer below.


Via- Sony

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

How To Install A Bigger Hard Drive Into Your PS4

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Today, our friends over at Gamespot, have posted a video showing how to change out the hard drive in the PS4. Sony has made it very easy to swap out to a bigger hard drive or to a faster one, like an SSD, and like the PS3, it does not void the warranty. For the step by step instructions, take a look at the video below.

Seeing how big game installs are going to be on the PS4 and the fact that they are mandatory, will definitely have me upgrading to a much bigger hard drive shortly after launch. What about you guys? upgrading your hard drive in your PS4?

Via-Gamespot

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Sony Giving More Gifts to PS4 Early Adopters

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Sony has announced that for a limited time, in Canada and the USA, they will be providing special promotional vouchers inside every PS4 box, these vouchers include:

  • $10 Sony Entertainment Network wallet credit for PlayStation Store
  • 30-day free PlayStation Plus membership trial
  • 30-day free Music Unlimited service trial

The Playstation Plus and Music Unlimited trials are for new members only (Sorry existing members) So they will not stack on existing memberships, but you will be able to gift them to a friend. But everyone gets the 10$ wallet credit, which is a nice little bonus, Thanks Sony.

Source- Playstation Blog

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Compared on PS3, Xbox 360 and PS4

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So our friends over at IGN have thrown up a video showing current gen (PS3 and Xbox 360) up against Next Gen (PS4), Sorry guys, no Xbox One. It is a pretty great video, and I highly urge you to take a look if you are curious what the next gen is going to look like on console. Take a look below and feel free to tell us what you think.


Source- IGN

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Sony Releases MASSIVE PS4 FAQ, Answers almost any question you may have

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PS4, Dual Shock 4 Controller and PS Eye.

Sony has released a MASSIVE 160+ answer FAQ that answers pretty much any question you may have before the upcoming launch on Nov 15 here in North America. Touching on everything from system specs, and game lineup at launch, to remote play with Vita, and gameplay sharing. Pretty much if you have a question, changes are, the answer can be found in this FAQ. You can head over and read it all here- MASSIVE PS4 FAQ.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

PS4 To Run Call of Duty: Ghosts In Native 1080p, Xbox One To Be Upscaled From 720p Says Infinity Ward

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Today Via Twitter, Mark Rubin from Infinity Ward, the Studio Behind Call of Duty: Ghosts, has cleared the air about resolutions on the two next gen consoles. According to Rubin, the PS4 will run native 1080p and the Xbox One will be native 720p upscaled to 1080p.

Hey, been on the road last couple weeks so haven’t had a chance to update, but wanted to confirm that for Xbox One we’re 1080p upscaled from 720p. And, we’re native 1080p on PS4.  We optimized each console to hit 60 FPS and the game looks great on both. Still on the road, but glad to see the great reception to Extinction.  Can’t wait for next week’s launch.

So there we have it, finally an answer to all the questions that have been swirling around in the media these last few weeks.

Source- Twitter

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Playstation 4 Day One Patch Revealed

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Sony has announced this morning, that there will be an update that will be approximately 300MB on day one for the PS4. They have even given us a list of what is included in this update as well, and the list of what the 1.50 Update Unlocks is quite large, the list is below.

  • Remote Play for Vita
  • Second Screen with Vita and other devices
  • Record, Take Screenshots and upload gameplay functionality
  • Live Streaming, Watching and Sharing of gameplay
  • Play as you Download function
  • Multiple Log in’s for users playing at the same time
  • Party voice chat
  • Face and Voice recognition with the camera peripheral
  • Background Music player
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Blu Ray and DVD play capabilities

They Have also stated that some features will not be available right at launch, such as the “Suspend/Resume mode” Which allows users to put the PS4 in a low power “pause” like state.

Sony will be issuing more info on this and more updates closer to launch.

Via-Sony

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody