Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sony

Gran Turismo Awards 2014 to be at SEMA, sign-up forms now up

Gran Turismo (PS4) Gran Turismo 2014 Awards - Art

The Gran Turismo Awards will be returning to this year’s SEMA Show. Five attendees at the automotive trade event will have a chance to have their rides face off for the grand prize of being selected for inclusion as a playable car in an upcoming Gran Turismo by series creator Kazunori Yamauchi. The winners will be announced on November 5 at Drai’s Nightclub inside the Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas. Details on each category and their respective judges are available below. Attendees wanting to enter their car can sign up here.

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PlayStation 4 to get new features soon, passes 10-million-sold mark

PlayStation 4 (System) White System Dual Shock 4 Controller

Sony has revealed that over 10 million PlayStation 4s have been sold as of August 10. The press release also stated that the PS4’s brisk sales, at less than nine months on the market, represent “the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history,” while software sales topped more than 30 million. Also noted were the upcoming releases of several previously announced features, including the ability to upload directly to YouTube and remotely take over a friend’s controller via Share Play.

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E3 2014: Sony – White PS4 Destiny bundle, PS TV, PS Now, more

PlayStation 4 (System) White System Dual Shock 4 Controller

Sony has announced that they will be expanding the PlayStation 4 line with a Destiny bundle that comes with a new Glacier White model. The pack will launch this fall and come with the system, a 30-day membership to PS Plus, and a copy of Destiny for $449. Alongside the model, Sony will also be releasing white peripherals, including a Dual Shock 4 and vertical stand. Several features were also announced, including greater Youtube integration, which will allow users to share, view, and upload videos. Another feature will allow PS3 and PS4 owners to invite PSN friends to join multiplayer sessions in titles they don’t own, with support announced for Far Cry 4.

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Sony adding new features to PS4, PS App, and PS Vita tomorrow

PlayStation 4 (System) Day One Patch Announcement - Set

Sony will be releasing new updates tomorrow for PS4, PS App, and PS Vita. The latter updates are largely for improving integration with the PS4, which will itself be receiving a host of new features and long-awaited improvements. A breakdown of each is available below, but PS4 gamers can now look forward to being able to capture gameplay on external devices, edit gameplay footage on the system itself, download pre-ordered games in advance, use voice commands with PS Camera, and easier, improved sorting options for Friends and Trophies.

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PlayStation 4 passes 7 million sold, software sales pass 20.5 million

PlayStation 4 (System) E3 2013 Announcement - System 2

Sony announced earlier today that the PS4 has passed another milestone with news that over 7 million units have been sold as of April 6. On the software side, over 20.5 million copies have been sold in stores and online through the PS Store as of April 13. The system passed the 6-million-sales mark in hardware and 13-million-sales mark in software just this last month. A list of the 120 titles slated for release this year has also been posted online at PlayStation Blog.

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Sony debuts Project Morpheus VR headset for PS4 at GDC 2014

Project Morpheus (PS4) Announcement - Set

The Oculus Rift’s competition is getting stiffer with the announcement that Sony is entering the VR fray with a new headset, Project Morpheus. No release date was announced, but the headset will work alongside the PlayStation Camera to give PS4 gamers the feeling “as though they are physically inside the virtual world of a game.” Inertial sensors within the camera and headset will track head rotation so that the game world moves naturally with the player’s motions, and the set will also support the PS Move Motion Controller, with the headset projecting an object in place of the controller. The Morpheus will also use 3D audio technology to produce sounds on the same plane as well as above and below the player.

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PlayStation 4 sales surpass 6 million in hardware, 13 in software

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After selling 370,000 units in Japan since its launch on February 22, the PlayStation 4 has passed the 6-million-unit mark, according to a new announcement from Sony. In addition, PS Plus is also increasing in numbers, as according to the release, “in addition to existing members, more than half of PS4 owners are enjoying the benefits of PS Plus.” On the software side, Killzone: Shadow Fall has now sold over 2.1 million copies worldwide, while general software sales have reached over 13.7 million sales in stores and through PS Store for all available games.

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Slimmer PS Vita coming to North America in Borderlands 2 bundle

PS Vita (System) 2000 Model Announcement - Set

The slimmer, OLED-less model of the PS Vita released last October in Japan will be making its way to North America this spring. The PCH-2000 series has 1 GB of internal memory, an additional hour of battery life, and is also around 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than the model currently for sale. The unit will be sold alongside Borderlands 2 (with six DLC packs) and an 8 GB memory card as part of the $199.99 Borderlands 2 Limited Edition Bundle.

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Hulu Plus, Netflix, and more to be accessible on PS4 at launch

PlayStation 4 (System) Apps at Launch Announcement - Header

Gamers looking to pick up the PS4 at launch will be able to access a variety of streaming apps, according to Sony. On November 15, the following apps are scheduled to go live for download: Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, Crunchyroll, Epix, Hulu Plus, NBA Game Time, Netflix, NHL GameCenter Live, Redbox Instant by Verizon, Vudu, and YuppTV. As with the PS3 and PS Vita, all apps will be available from PSN.

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PlayStation 4 to be playable at Comic-Con International 2013

PlayStation 4 (System) Announcement - Picture 7

The PlayStation 4 is still several months away, but next week, Comic-Con attendees will be able to get some hands-on time with the system. In addition to being able to check out some new peripherals, including the camera and headset, gamers will be able to try three titles for themselves at SCEA’s booth (#301): #DriveClub, Knack, and Octodad: Dadliest Catch. There will also be demos of five PS3 games, including Beyond: Two Souls and Diablo III, 10 PS Mobile games, and six PS Vita games on display, detailed below, as well as staff to help attendees make their way around each title. Some gamer-centric panels were also detailed, including a The Last of US signing and another discussing Telltale’s Walking Dead series.

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