Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sony

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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PlayStation 4 getting price drop to $349.99 on Oct. 9, bundles detailed

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Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 will be getting a price drop of $50 to $349.99 as of October 9. Additionally, several bundles were also updated for the new price, including the Nathan Drake Collection Bundle with a 500 GB unit for $349.99 and a Canada-only NHL 16 Bundle with a 500 GB unit for $429.99. Only one system will come packed with the new 1 TB hard drive. The full list of bundles that will be on offer throughout the holiday seasons is available below.

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PS4 Star Wars Battlefront bundles, Super Star Wars PSN announced

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Two new Star Wars-themed PlayStation 4bundles are slated to hit stores this holiday season. Both bundles are scheduled to launch on November 17, the same day as Star Wars Battlefront’s release, and feature system and controller artwork inspired by Darth Vader. The other bundle comes packed with Disney Infinity extras, including the game, a base, a Boba Fett figure, and the Rise Against the Empire Set Pack. In addition, both will come with vouchers for four digital titles, announced today: Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, and Star Wars Bounty Hunter. All four titles will feature updated visuals as well as support for trophies.

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PlayStation Now accessible on select Samsung Smart TVs

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Select Samsung Smart TVs can now stream PlayStation 3 titles using PlayStation Now. The subscription- and rental-based service allows owners of supported models the chance to stream PlayStation 3 titles without a system by utilizing the PS Now app through Samsung’s Smart Hub. The app includes all of the traditional features, so games operate as if they are being played on a system, such as Trophies, multiplayer, and cloud-based saving. Games are played using DualShock 4 controllers, which are synced after the app is started.

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PlayStation 4 Yukimura update to add features, accessibility options

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Sony has announced that they are prepping the next update for PS4. Update version 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is scheduled to go live on March 26 and is set to add a number of features. Some of the additions include Suspend/Resume, allowing players to pause their game by putting the system into Rest Mode and resuming by pressing the PlayStation button on the controller; the ability to back-up data onto an external USB drive, such as game saves, settings, screenshots, patches, and video clips; and improved accessibility options, with functions to zoom, and invert colors along with enlarged text and text-to-speech for the interface, apps, and browser. The new visibility options will not apply to games or third-party apps, though they will be added to PS Vita and mobile devices via PS App in their own respective updates whenever Yukimura is released.

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Sony releases new show Powers on PS Store, first episode up for free

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Sony has released the first three episodes of their new scripted original series Powers. Available on PS Store, the show, co-produced with Sony Pictures Television, centers around superheros and the impact that their powers have on their lives, as some turn evil while others struggle with their abilities or to cope after losing them. The first episode can be viewed here for free (and below, in case you hate clicking links), and PS Plus members have access to the first three episodes, as well as the remaining season, for free. New episodes are scheduled to launch every Tuesday until April 28.

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PlayStation 4 surpasses 20.2 units sold, Morpheus gets new features

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Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 has, as of March 1, sold more than 20.2 million units worldwide. The system is now available in 123 countries and regions around the globe. Sony also used this year’s Game Developers Conference to unveil the latest prototype of their virtual reality system, Project Morpheus. Several changes have been made since the headset was debuted last March, based on developer and consumer feedback. The major alterations include a new motion-blur- and flicker-reducing 5.7-inch 1920 x RGB x 1080 resolution OLED display, replacing a 5-inch LCD; support for 120fps output, along with a PS4 update to add support whenever connected to a headset; three more LEDs, nine total, to reduce latency and improve tracking accuracy; and changes to make the headset lighter and easier to put on and remove.

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