Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: SCEA

Sony (finally) reveals PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, and new peripherals

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After weeks of leaks, and months of speculation, Sony has officially revealed the next release in the PlayStation family, PlayStation 4 Pro. The Pro is scheduled to launch on November 10 for $399, offering an extra rear USB port, two more front USB ports, a 1TB hard drive, and an upgraded CPU and GPU. The added horsepower will improve graphics, offer consistent frame rates, and support 4K. 4K will also be supported for video streaming and playback, though not for Blu-ray. All PS4 games will be in 1080p, and supported titles will have improved frame rates. HDR support will also be added to current PS4 models through a patch. Joining the Pro is a new slim 500GB model for $299, which will go for sale on September 15. It’s said to cut power consumption by 28-34%, weight by 16-25%, and volume by over 30% According to Sony, all future games will run on every PS4 system.

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PlayStation 4 hardware passes 40 million, software 270 million sold

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According to a new press release from Sony, the PlayStation 4 has sold over 40 million units worldwide as of May 22. The note indicate that it is now the “fastest-selling console in PlayStation history.” Additionally, over 270 million copies …

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PlayStation VR to launch this October for $399

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Sony has revealed details of their upcoming virtual reality headset, PlayStation VR. Previously known under the codename Project Morpheus, PS VR will be released this October for $399. The announcement noted that over 230 publishers and developers are currently working on titles for the headset, including Ubisoft, CCP, Uber Entertainment, and 2K Games. Dice and Lucasfilm are also said to be working on a VR-compatible component for Star Wars Battlefront. A Cinematic mode was also mentioned, which will allow supported games and videos to utilize a large virtual screen. A full rundown of the specs is available below.

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PlayStation 4 sells 5.7 million holiday 2015, 35 million in software

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Sony has announced that the PS4 sold through 5.7 million units during the 2015 holiday season. The announcement also noted that, as of January 3, the system has more than 35.9 million units around the world. Software-wise, 35 million copies were sold in stores and via PS Store as of the same date. PS Plus also saw a jump in membership, with a 60% increase over the previous year’s holiday season.

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Kojima Productions to develop PlayStation 4-exclusive title

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Sony has announced that they have signed an agreement with Hideo Kojima for a PS4 exclusive title from the newly reformed Kojima Productions. Following his departure from Konami, the subsidiary, known for the Metal Gear Solid series, was reestablished as an independent studio. The unnamed title will be the studio’s debut release.

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Yakuza 5 now available on PSN for PS3

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Yakuza 5 is out! After announcing its launch date on Saturday, Sega has released the download-only title on PSN. In the crime-themed, open-world action title, players control five characters who are being drawn into the underworld. Some, including series regulars Kazuma Kiryu and Taiga Saejima, have tried to leave that life behind, while others find themselves caught up in recent events. In addition to busting heads, players can also engage in a variety of mini-games, such as drag racing and gambling.

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New Yakuza 5 screenshots highlight extended cast

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After introducing players to the game’s five protagonists, Sega is now focusing on some of Yakuza 5’s secondary characters. The first is Masaru Watase, a hotshot lieutenant for the Omi Alliance itching for a gang war. Looking to stop him and his ilk is a mysterious Osaka detective who uses clues to manipulate the main characters. Sosuke Komaki is a flannel-loving trainer who is helping Kiryu. On the other end of the spectrum are Goro Majima, an enforcer for the Shimano Family, and Hiroshi Kugihara, a mutilated, deranged inmate out to terrorize Saejima during his stint. Even more of the extended cast is featured in the dozen new screenshots posted below.

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Time to put some fists to faces in new Yakuza 5 screenshots

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Sega has released a new set of screenshots showcasing the combat system in Yakuza 5. In the upcoming crime thriller, each of the five protagonists has their own unique fighting style, special abilities, and skills. In addition, players can also grab a variety of ad hoc weapons to help them crush their enemies, including bicycles, pliers, and street signs. Sega’s recent livestream demonstrating the gameplay has been archived to their Youtube channel, while the next session is set to air today at 1:30 p.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel. Over 25 shots have been posted.

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Even gangsters need to blow off some steam in Yakuza 5

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Sega has released nearly 20 screenshots highlighting the various side activities in Yakuza 5. From racing chickens to bowling, playing pool, fishing, or trying their luck with a UFO catcher to win a snazzy statue, players will have plenty to do when they aren’t out and about Yakuza-ing it up. An archive of the last livestream, which runs an hour and a half long, has also been posted on the official Youtube channel and below along with the pictures. To catch the streams live, head over to and bookmark Sega’s Twitch channel.

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Yakuza 5 protagonists detailed, 20 new screenshots posted

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Sega has detailed the five protagonists of Yakuza 5. Each character will follow their own storyline, and below you’ll find info on all five: Kazuma Kiryu, Taiga Saejima, Haruka Sawamura, Shun Akiyama, and Tatsuo Shinada. New screenshots were released alongside the info, showing a little of everything, including cinematics, dialog, and exploration.

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