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PS4: Update 3.50 features

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An update to the system software for PlayStation 4 systems was released on 6th April 2016. You can use this to update your system software to version 3.50.

Always update your PS4 system to the latest version of the system software. By updating, you can enjoy additional features, improved usability and enhanced security. Read the rest of this entry

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PS4: Update 3.50 Codenamed Musashi


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Free PS4 Games for November 2015.

  

Hello gamers and free game lovers! Here are your PS Plus games for November!
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‘Need for Speed’ teaser trailer

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It’s been almost two years since the last NFS game out and just in case you thought EA has given up on the series, a new one is coming this year.
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PS4 System Update 2.51 Rolls Out

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Sony has begun rolling out a new system software update to PlayStation 4, bringing with it various tweaks and improvements to the previous firmware build. Read the rest of this entry

Dead or Alive 5’s Last Round is on PS4, Xbox One

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Street Fighter 4 isn’t the only modern fighter getting a multitude of releases: According to a Famitsu report (as translated by Kotaku), Koei Tecmo producer Yosuke Hayashi announced Dead or Alive 5: Last Round after an award ceremony at this weekend’s Japan Gamer’s Live. Details are scarce beyond a reveal trailer posted after the break, but Last Round will slug it out in Japan on Xbox One and PS4 sometime in 2015. Read the rest of this entry

Driveclub’s Graphics Had “Nothing But Improvements;” Playable Demo Coming Soon at Game

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When a game gets near to its release, many start seeing “downgrades” all over the place. It has become a regular and fairly annoying trend lately. Of course the upcoming PS4 exclusive Driveclub is no exception, and some are already starting to complain based on rather low quality screenshots of unknown origin from a private beta captured with unknown methods. Read the rest of this entry

Sony to sell PlayStation in China

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Summary: Teaming up with Oriental Pearl, Sony has received the go-ahead to sell its vaunted PlayStation in China.

Sony will bring its PlayStation consoles to China through two joint ventures, the Japanese gaming giant and its Chinese partner said.

China in January formally authorised the domestic sale of game consoles made in its first free trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai, opening up a market with an estimated 500 million players to foreign companies including Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.

The Japanese firm’s newest games console — PlayStation 4 — has seen record demand since its launch in late 2013 with sales topping seven million units globally last month.

The opening of the huge Chinese market could be a major boost for Sony’s videogame business, its chief executive said on Monday, as the firm looks to cast off years of losses.

“The Chinese market, just given the size of it, is obviously potentially a very large market for videogame products,” Kazuo Hirai told reporters at Sony’s headquarters in Tokyo.

“I think that we will be able to replicate the kind of success we have had with PS4 in other parts of the world in (China).”

Generating localised games would be key to success in the vast market, he added.

“Initially, we will start with non-Chinese games, that’s fine because that’s all we have,” Hirai said.

“But (longer term) it’s about getting involved in the local content creation market, which I think is very important for real success in the Chinese market.”

Earlier on Monday, Shanghai-listed tourism and culture firm Oriental Pearl said it would set up two joint ventures with Sony in the FTZ, one for hardware and one to handle software and services, according to a statement filed to the stock exchange.

Sony will take a 49 percent stake in one venture and a majority 70 percent in the other, the statement said, to make and market PlayStation consoles and related software in China.

Despite the news, Oriental Pearl stock closed down 0.54 percent on Monday. Sony shares ended up 3.12 percent in Tokyo trading.

PS4 sells 1-million units in 24-hours

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) over the weekend announced that the highly anticipated launch of the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console resulted in 1 million units sold during the first 24 hours after it became available on November 15, 2013 in the United States and Canada.

“PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.

“Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on November 29. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support.”

While the PlayStation 4 launched in the US and Canada last week, the gaming console will only be made available in South Africa on 6 December 2013.

Mario Dos Santos, Chief Executive Officer of Ster Kinekor Entertainment, is confident that the unit will arrive in South Africa before Christmas. “South Africa will be releasing the PS4 prior to Christmas, we are planned to go on the 6th of December 2013 due to the logistics of getting the stock to our shores,” he said in August.

No price has been specified yet. “The price point, although not officially set due to the uncertainty around the Rand exchange rate, is currently planned at an RRP of R 6299 including VAT and it will not be beyond this for launch,” he added.

The PlayStation 3 was launched in South Africa on 22 March 2007, but released to the rest of the world in November of the previous year.