PlayStation 4

Spotlight

FeatureShuhei Yoshida talks PlayStation VR

Limitations, marketing issues - and how it can afford that low price point.

FeatureFor Sony, Destiny is the first-party PlayStation 4 game it needs this Christmas

"We're wrapping our arms around it on all levels of the organisation."

FeatureTomb Raider, Vita's no-show and the mystery of 10m PS4 sales

Our Gamescom interview with Sony's Shuhei Yoshida.

Key events

29th October 2015

Massive PS4 sales continue

4th March 2015

PS4 sales hit 20.2m

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EA Access will launch on PlayStation 4 in July

Five years after Sony branded it as not "good value".

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PlayStation chief on why Sony took so long to enable console cross-play

"Enabling cross-play isn't just about flipping a switch…"

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Sony takes on the NES mini with the PlayStation Classic

Final Fantasy 7! Tekken 3! Riiiiiiiidge Racer!

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PlayStation Hits is PS4's new £16 budget games range

Bloodborne! Uncharted! The Last of Us! Killzone.

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PlayStation 4 passes 75m milestone

Another 9m shifted over Christmas.

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PlayStation characters get amiibo-like figure range

Sackboy! Kratos! A car from WipEout.

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PS4 hits 70m sold

PSVR now on 2m sold.

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Jelly DealsPS4 deals on Cyber Monday 2017: discounts on PS4 Pro, PS4 slim, games and accessories

The best discounts we can find as Thanksgiving bargain season draws to a close.

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PlayStation Paris Games Week 2017 conference live report

Samurai! Cars! Domestic abuse! Women being hit with hammers! It's your Sony conference. All the action as it happened.

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PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0 released

No more pop-ups during films!

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PSN is down for some users

UPDATE: It looks like PSN is back on its feet.

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PlayStation 4 update that adds Pro boost mode out tomorrow

Plus external hard drive support, custom wallpapers and more.

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PlayStation wants you to name its new bear

UPDATE: Name chosen. Not Harambear.

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How to transfer data from PS4 to PS4 Pro - transferring saves, games, trophies, settings and more explained

Step-by-step guide to transferring everything from your old PS4 to your new PS4 Pro.

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GAME apologises for unfulfilled £150 PS4 bundle orders

"Due to unprecedented demand, this product sold out online extremely quickly."

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Sony plays down PS4 Pro's lack of 4K Blu-ray disc support

"We see a trend on video towards streaming."

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With new PS4s come new peripherals

New DualShock 4! New camera! New headset! More!

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Sony finally confirms PlayStation 4 slim model, priced £259

Standard model from here on, launches in just over a week.

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The battle to fix Britain's internet heats up

And gamers are in the firing line.

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PlayStation 4K reveal date set for 7th September

Live from New York, 8pm UK time.

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Sony confirms PlayStation 4K

But it won't be at E3.

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The latest PS4 update does some cool, unannounced things

USB Music Player is back from the dead!

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PlayStation 4 and Xbox One UK sales pass 5m mark

PS3/Xbox 360 were just 3.5m at same point.

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FeatureShuhei Yoshida talks PlayStation VR

Limitations, marketing issues - and how it can afford that low price point.

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GAME shops want £100 deposit for PlayStation VR pre-order

UPDATE: Amazon taking pre-orders - but no longer for launch.

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PlayStation VR GDC live report

Sony's San Francisco press conference, as it happened.

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Sony responds to claim PS4 used for terrorist communications

As UK media suggest PS4 was used to plot Paris attacks.

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All signs point to a PS4 price cut in the UK today

UPDATE: Confirmed. New RRP of £300. Tempted?

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Spencer: Xbox One team focused on regaining fan trust, not beating PS4

Sony "have a huge lead and they have a good product".

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New Consumer Rights Act puts gamers in the driving seat

If a game is faulty, you're entitled to a full refund.

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PS4's big new update goes live tomorrow

UPDATE: Ian walks us through YouTube live-streaming and more.

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Sony laments China's PS4 "censorship regime"

"I don't think it has been a kind of a rocket launch start."

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PlayStation 4 is getting changeable colour plates

Nine colours, around £15 each in Japan.

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Lizard Squad hacker who helped bring down PSN and Xbox Live at Christmas avoids jail

UPDATE: Lizard Squad attacks Daybreak games in retaliation.

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1TB PlayStation 4 out 15th July

Bundled with PlayStation TV.

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Don't hold your breath for PS4 backwards compatibility

"PS3 is such a unique architecture…"

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PlayStation digital refund policy in spotlight on BBC's Watchdog tonight

UPDATE: Sony agrees to "review" its investigation process, but...

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Is this the new Logitech wheel for PlayStation 4?

UPDATE: G29 briefly pops up on Amazon before being pulled.

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Sony's knuckles rapped over PS4 20th Anniversary Edition competition

ASA rules it caused "unnecessary disappointment".

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PlayStation 4 UK price cut to £299 this weekend

Sony announces limited-time offer at five major retailers.

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UK PlayStation Store lists inFamous for PS Now

But redeems as free download for PS3.

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Bloodborne tops Japan sales chart

Shifts over 150k units.

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EGXEGX 2015 tickets now on sale

80,000 expected at largest ever UK games event.

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PlayStation Now closed beta begins this spring in UK

Uncharted 2! The Last of Us! God of War Ascension! More!

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Xbox Live and PS Plus subs now used to calculate UK inflation

Along with Spotify, e-cigarettes and craft beer.

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PS4 China launch gets green light for this month

After last-minute delay halted January release.

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PS4 sales hit 20.2m

Sony's stunning sales success surges forward.

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Sony's big new three-year strategy bets on PS4

Classed a "growth driver" in ambitious turnaround plan.

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Huge PS4 sales boost Sony profits

But what's the big picture?

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Spotify headed to PS3 and PS4

Stream music while playing games, too.

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PS4 20th Anniversary Edition unit No. 00001 sold for £85K

UPDATE: Winning bidder failed to pony up. Sony does.

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Second UK man arrested following PlayStation and Xbox DDOS attacks

18-year-old also charged with swatting offences.

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Xbox One top-selling US console for second month running

But PlayStation 4 top of 2014 overall.

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PS4 Data Bank dock allows huge storage

Lets you connect larger and cheaper hard-drives for potentially terabytes of storage.

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PlayStation 4 has sold 18.5m worldwide

PS Plus subscriptions have surpassed 10.9m.

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Sony says sorry for PSN Christmas outage with five days of PS Plus

As cops arrest UK man linked to Lizard Squad.

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PS4 20th Anniversary Edition consoles are already on eBay - for thousands of pounds

"That's not what we want to see happen," a powerless Sony says.

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Today, Sony is selling PS4 20th Anniversary Edition consoles for just £19.94 each

UPDATE: Now all sold out. But, more will be sold online from Monday - at the normal price, of course.

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PS4 gets TV from Sky app

Requires a Sky Go Extra subscription.

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Sony releases free PS1 theme for PS4, PS3 and Vita

Our handy video guide shows you how to get them.

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Sony announces PS1-themed PlayStation 4

But how can you get one in Europe?

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The bonkers ads of PlayStation

PSone turns 20 tomorrow. Reminisce with fancy marketing.

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Sony won't renew FIFA sponsorship contract

Decision comes amid growing concern over corruption.

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Sony doubles down on PlayStation 4 as TV and smartphones falter

Targets huge revenue from PlayStation division.

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PS4 software update v2.01 to tackle Rest Mode problem

UPDATE: It's rolling out of bed today.

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PlayStation 4 sales help Sony's game division to profit

But handheld sales fall and company records overall loss.

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PS4 finally gets its YouTube app

Watch videos up to 1080p resolution.

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What's new in PlayStation 4's firmware update 2.0?

UPDATE: Now available to download in the UK.

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The PlayBook 4 is a $1400 PlayStation 4 laptop

3D-printed solution makes your PS4 portable.

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PlayStation TV release date, price and compatible games list confirmed

Comes with Worms Revolution Extreme, Velocity Ultra and OlliOlli.

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US Xbox One sales rise but PlayStation 4 still top

PS4 leads hardware chart for eighth consecutive month.

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PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

Second fastest-selling home console ever, just behind Wii.

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FeatureFor Sony, Destiny is the first-party PlayStation 4 game it needs this Christmas

"We're wrapping our arms around it on all levels of the organisation."

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PlayStation 4 themes coming in next system update

UPDATE: Trailer shows dynamic themes in action.

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PlayStation Network experiencing "network connectivity issues" again

UPDATE: "Connectivity is being restored," Sony says.

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PlayStation Network returns online following DDOS attack

Xbox Live and Battle.net also targeted, SOE boss hit by plane bomb hoax.

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FeatureTomb Raider, Vita's no-show and the mystery of 10m PS4 sales

Our Gamescom interview with Sony's Shuhei Yoshida.

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PS4 leads US console sales for seventh month running

New console sales nearly 80% higher than last-gen at same point.

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PlayStation 4 hits 10m sales mark

PlayStation TV release date, PlayStation Now Europe details announced.

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Strong PS4 sales help Sony to profit

3.5m PlayStation home consoles shipped during the quarter.

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PlayStation 4 gets 3D Blu-Ray support next week

UPDATE: Firmware released, other tweaks detailed.

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Sony: PS4 targeting Wii owners who skipped PS3 and Xbox 360

Sees huge opportunity for remasters of PS3 games on PS4.

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Why PS4 is struggling in Japan

Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House discusses the bad egg.

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White PS4 will release on its own in Europe later this year

Stormtrooper edition console coming as a standalone after Destiny bundle.

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Microsoft's PR blunders caused Sony to re-write E3 PlayStation 4 script

Didn't want gamers to assume Sony was "going down the same path".

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PS4 fails to boost Japan console market

Doing great here. There, not so much.

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PS4/Vita Ultimate Player Edition spotted on Amazon France for 580 euro

But will it come to the UK? Sony issues statement.

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Sony announces Chinese PlayStation 4 launch plans

After Microsoft's similar move for Xbox One.

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Sony: PS4 "likely" to exceed profits earned from PS2

Kaz Hirai hails strong hardware sales and digital services.

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PS4 is doing great - but it's a different story for Sony

PC business sale leads to worse than expected loss for wider group.

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PS4 gets Sky Go and Now TV from this summer

UPDATE: Sky says Now TV still coming to Xbox One.

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The next major PS4 update is out now

And it lets you dim the DualShock 4 light bar.

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Sony has patented a mouth-based sensor that analyses your saliva

Plus finger-based sensor for blood pressure, respiration.

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Sony survey hints at possible PlayStation 4 features

Cross-platform chat! Player reputation system!

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Sony layoffs hit three UK studios

Evolution, Guerilla Cambridge, SCE London affected.

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Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4

First official image released, prototype specs announced.

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PlayStation Store rental links spotted

Option added, but not yet live, on US Store.

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PlayStation 4 sales hit 6m after Japan launch

Killzone Shadow Fall shifts over 2m.

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PS4 off to strong start in Japan

Weekend sales beat PS3 and Wii U, but come in lower than Wii and PS2.

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PlayStation 4 VR headset finally coming at GDC - report

Sony's virtual reality bet just weeks from announce.

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Fifth of developers working on PS4 game, survey finds

Compared to just 4% of devs for Wii U.

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PS4 sales shoot through 5m target ahead of Japan launch

Beats financial year goal with over a month to spare.

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PS4 sold nearly double Xbox One in US last month

But Xbox One still selling over twice as fast as 360.

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PS4 sales do the business for Sony

Sells Vaio, splits out TV business, axes 5000 staff.

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Sony shows off £79.99 PlayStation 4 wireless headset

Boasts 7.1 virtual surround and a noise-cancelling internal mic.

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China lifts ban on foreign console sales

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony rub hands in glee.

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PlayStation 4 now counts for 10% of all Twitch streaming

20 million minutes of PS4 gameplay broadcast.

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Take-Two boss has high hopes for PS4 and Xbox One

But EA reckons Sony and MS face "stiff competition" from Apple and Google.

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Vita TV to take a "different road to market" in the west

Sony explains why it launched in Japan first.

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PS4 sells over 2.1 million worldwide

PlayStation boss House thanks fans.

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Sony continues 12 Deals of Christmas offers

UPDATE: NFS Rivals is £40 off, Rayman Legends also reduced.

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PlayStation 4 UK launch sales hit 250k

UPDATE: Xbox One now at 170k, Wii U still at 150k after a year.

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PS4 fastest-selling console in UK history

Beats previous record of 185,000 for PSP.

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PS4 looks set to break records at launch

But longer term, Sony faces a tough challenge.

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Sony explains PS4 digital game pricing

With Knack and Killzone £53 from the PlayStation Store, why download?

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Sony hopes to lower PS4 failure rate further for UK launch

"It's a privilege to go first, but there are a few advantages of going second."

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Sony confirms PS4 and Vita bundles for under £500

To launch at select shops from tonight.

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Sony confirms December's free PlayStation Plus line-up

GTA Liberty City! Resogun! Sonic Racing! Guacamelee!!

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O2 will sell PlayStation 4 this Friday

As part of a £52 per month phone contract.

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Asda secures extra PS4 stock for those without pre-orders

155 stores have the stock. 142 opening at midnight.

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This is how PS4 voice commands work

"PlayStation, Killzone."

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Twitch battles non-gaming PS4 PlayRoom streams

"Non-gaming content is not allowed."

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ShopTo apologises to PS4 pre-order customers after taking money without warning

Blames huge number of pre-orders. Will issue refunds.

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PlayStation 4 off to great start in North America

Sets PlayStation record with over 1m sales in 24 hours.

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Sony investigating reports of defective PS4s

UPDATE: Sony responds. "This is within our expectations for a new product introduction."

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South Park takes on next-gen console war and wins

"...because that's how Xbox people are."

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PlayStation 4 doesn't support 3D Blu-rays

UPDATE: Sony confirms 3D Blu-ray movies "will not be compatible at launch".

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All the PS4 launch games and their install sizes

Plus, you can only use 408GB of the 500GB PS4 hard-drive.

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Sony reiterates you can sell and share your PS4 games

After Terms of Service causes concern.

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PS4 voice commands limited at launch

Can't use voice to turn console on or pause videos.

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Watch this Sony engineer take apart a PlayStation 4

What's inside and what it all does.

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GAME offering PS4 and Xbox One launch night queue jumps

If you pre-pay from two days before.

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EA bullish on PS4 and Xbox One launch sales

"Pricing can come down pretty aggressively over the next few years."

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Blockbuster back in administration for second time this year

UPDATE: See how to receive PS4 and Xbox One pre-order refunds.

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PS4 300MB day one update adds Vita remote play and gameplay sharing

UPDATE: Can be downloaded in the background while you play, Sony confirms.

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PS4 and Xbox One both support eight-player party chat at launch

But current-gen headsets will have problems.

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EGXSony on PS4: "the format war is a marathon, not a sprint"

Price, cameras and Steam Box with PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara.

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Sony vows to improve PSN for PS4 following GTA 5 issues

"The network will perform better on multiple levels."

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Sony confirms PlayStation 4 Killzone, Camera, second DualShock bundle for UK

UPDATE: Asda selling it for £439 - £10 more than an Xbox One.

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Sony expects to recoup PlayStation 4 hardware loss at launch

Because average users will buy Plus subscription and games.

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Kinect-style PlayStation 4 navigation possible with PS Camera

Via post-launch firmware updates to boost device's integration.

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PlayStation App allows PS4 to act as a mobile games server

Stream and play content on your phone, send voice messages, more.

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PlayStation 4 won't launch in Japan until February 2014

But includes digital download of Knack.

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Both PS4 and Xbox One will wake to remote download new content

It'll be waiting for you when you get home.

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PlayStation 4 party chat, online apps won't require Plus subscription

Friend lists capped at 2000, double Xbox One's limit.

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Sony tested PlayStation 4 controller that sensed how much you sweat

"We tried out a tremendous number of things."