Black Friday: PSN Flash Sale (Plus Additional 10% Code)


Finally some deals for those of us who’ve gone digital only. PSN is providing a plethora of deals for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita owners with some deep discounts that are valid till Monday, November 30th. They include

  • The Order: 1886 (PS4) – $10
  • Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition (PS4, PS3) – $39.59
  • FIFA 16 (PS4, PS3) – $35.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (PS3) – $39.49
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS Vita) – $7.50 (cross-buy)
  • LEGO Jurassic World (PS Vita) – $13.99
  • Titan Souls (PS Vita) – $7.50

I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been wanting to give The Order: 1886 a try and $10 is a pretty damn good price. Of course if you’re not playing Destiny, then I highly recommend jumping as there’s never been a better time to play through one of the most fun shooters out there.

After the jump, the full sale list, including how to get an additional 10% off.

Sony Releases new PS4 ‘Black Friday – Best Place To Play 2015′ Ad


To kick off Thanksgiving and show why PlayStation continues to be the best place to game, Sony has released a new PS4 ad. Dubbed ‘Black Friday – Best Place to Play 2015,’ the new ad emphasis on a exclusives like Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and 3rd party titles that offer something more on PlayStation like Star Wars Battlefront, Destiny, and Call of Dusty: Black Ops 3.

Finally Sony points out the new $299 price tag which is valid till the 30th. It was just revealed that Star Wars Battlefield has more players on PS4 than on Xbox One and PC Combined. PS4 also just crossed the 30 million units sold marker, owning more than 50% of the market. You can say things are going well for Sony on the gaming front.

Now mobile, that’s a different story. Ad can be found after the jump.

PlayStation 4 Camera – $24.99


There might not be a ton of games fully putting the PlayStation 4 Camera to use but with plenty of lifespan ahead of PS4 and PlayStation VR on the horizon, snatching up a camera might not be a bad idea. All that aside, the PS4 Camera is great for chatting when you just don’t want to reach for a headset.

I have one myself and I can easily sit across the living room and have the camera pick up my voice crystal clear. Best yet, Amazon is running a deal where the $60 accessory can be had for just $24.99.

Purchase the Overpriced Sony Xperia Z3+ or Z4 Tablet & Get a $50 PSN Gift Card


Sony sure knows how to kick off the holiday shopping frenzy. While the team at PlayStation has things covered, having just announced 30.2 million PS4 units sold, Sony Mobile continues to struggle on, well, everything. Last week, it was revealed that for some reason or another, the Sony Xperia Z3+ would be sold as an unlocked device through B&H Photo with a $499 price tag. Nothing says we truly don’t give a damn like releasing a 7-month old device (and not their newest Z5 flagship series) at full price on a site that most people have never heard about. Luckily they’ve since added Amazon but that’s also a hot mess that you’ll see after the jump.

Honestly, will Sony even move a thousand of these? I doubt it. If they could, there would be some carrier support here. At any rate, if you’re interested in the Xperia Z3+ or the much better designed and highly under appreciated Xperia Z4 Tablet, then Sony is looking to sweeten the pot by giving you a $50 PSN gift card. Details after the jump.

PS4 Officially Marches Past 30 Million Units Sold

PS4_Market_Share_30_MillionJust in time for PlayStation Experience (which takes place next week) and Friday, the kickoff of the frenzy which is the holiday shopping season, Sony has announced a big one. Even though we more or less knew it was going to happen, PS4 sales have officially marched past 30 million units sold. Hell, to give credit where it’s due, Sony has actually sold 30.2 million units sold. From Sony

 PS4 continues to demonstrate the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history 

The chart above shows Sony’s current market share with estimated Xbox One sales numbers. I’ll explain that along with some official sales numbers from competitors after the jump.

Sony X900C 4K TV “Is a Solid, Future-proofed Set”


Chances are, the next TV you’ll buy will be a 4K set if you plan on spending anything over a $1,000. Compared to just a few years ago, prices have dramatically fallen, making the new format far more affordable for the average consumer that doesn’t need the mos high-end features out there. For it’s part, Sony is offering 3 distinct 4K TV lines – the entry level X830C/850C, ultra-thin X900C/X910C, and the high-end X930C/X940C with HDR and Magnetic Fluid Speakers.

While the entire line is worthy of your consideration, perhaps the most interesting of them is the X900C which is

 1.5 inches at its thickest point and just 0.2 inches at its thinnest 

As Andrew Tarantola writes

 Even with the tabletop stand, the 55-inch version that I reviewed weighs less than 40 pounds, making it light enough to set up by myself. (The 65- and 75-inch versions come in at 51 and 74 pounds, respectively.) Installing the stand is straightforward as well: Just slap the pre-assembled feet onto the rear of the set and tighten on a pair of screws for each side. In all, I spent more time trying to fit all the foam packing bits back into the box than I did assembling the set. 

So we know getting it out of the box and setting it up is easy but what about the TV itself?

Get a Glacier White Dualshock 4 for Under $30


It’s the week of deals and this one’s a pretty good one. Those wanting a Glacier White Dualshock 4 can snatch one up for under $30 and the deal is live as you read this. No waiting for a Lightning Deal to go live. If that’s not your color of choice, you can also get other Dualshock 4 controllers like the Urban Camo and Wave Blue, though they’ll come to be around $40.

Promo code and link after the jump.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Gets New Firmware (28.0.A.8.260) Update


You would have thought that much like the rest of us, Sony would have forgotten about their tablet initiative by now. Fortunately for owners of the Xperia Z4 Tablet, Sony is still looking at new ways to improve the powerful and sleek portable. In this case, it comes in the form of a new firmware update.

More PS4 Players on ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ than Xbox One and PC Combined


 There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it? 

That’s how the teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens begins. Without a shadow of a doubt, Star Wars is going to break all kinds of records when it arrives in theaters in less than a month. Having just spent last night at Disneyland and partaken in the soft launch of Season of the Force the weekend prior which is now in full effect, it’s certain that whomever or whatever sides with Star Wars this year is going to see a major spike and PlayStation is no different. The PS4 is already cleaning the clocks of Xbox One which sits between 15-17 million units sold compared to that of 30 million units.

With Star Wars Battlefront, Sony and EA have joined forces (had to) in creating exclusive themed bundles, digital downloads, and unique controllers like the Darth Vader Dualshock 4. As long as Sony can put compelling PlayStation content that’s tied to Star Wars with a bit of press, all they need to do is sit back and ride the hype. With Star Wars Battlefront having been out for less than two weeks, Sony is already reaping in the rewards and it’s likely only going to increase.

Get a PS4 and ‘Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection’ for $299


Starting today and extending all the way through Cyber Monday, shoppers will be looking for the best deals they can snatch up. This certainly extends to PlayStation, and Sony themselves are leading the pack with a hell of a bundle. Priced at $299, this limited time pricing will nab you a 500GB PS4 and Uncharted: the Nathan Drake Collection. The deal is specifically valid for Thursday through Monday. For those in Canada, Sony is offering the exact same bundle for $369.99 CAD (MSRP) though you’ll have to wait to Friday to get in on the deal, seeing how you’re still allowed to enjoy Thanksgiving.

Few more tidbits after the jump.