At this point, one has to assume that Sony has some kind of bombshell in store for gamers at PlayStation Experience which kicks off on Friday, because just days prior to the event, they’ve announced two PS4 bundles with a $299 price tag. Both bundles include a 500GB PS4 along with a few games so if you’re interested, meet me after the jump for details.
Over the weekend, it was revealed by Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios at PlayStation, that PS4 Remote Play would be coming to Mac and PC. Though no timeframe was given, seeing how there was no need for him to address or confirm its release, we’ll either hear about it at PlayStation Experience which takes place this Friday or will have some kind of release no later than E3.
But does it matter?
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.
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.
Just 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.
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.
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.
Sony wants to have another blockbuster holiday with PS4 and putting together an enticing bundle is one such way. To that end, a new 1TB PS4 Players Mega Pack Bundle will be arriving on November 30th. While the name might be a mouthful, frankly a mouthful of heavy hitting games is included with it.
A long time ago, Japan was the bell weather indicator of a consoles and games success. In that time, the dominance of the once gaming Mecca has fallen with most AAA titles and console sales coming from the North America and Europe. Still, the country beyond a symbolic link plays a role in the success of a console and Japan has just pushes PS4 a bit more ahead.
Having launched just last month on PS4, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection update 1.02 is weighing in 1GB and bring with it some changes like Trophy adjustments though no specifics were given on exactly what that means. Via the changelog:
- Adjusted trophy requirements
- Adjusted forward movement sensitivity
- Improvements to package installation
- Various visual improvements
- Stability improvements
- Updated credits