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Microsoft and Sony are battling over what '4K' actually means

Both Microsoft and Sony are building new gaming consoles with next-generation features. The Xbox One "Scorpio" and PlayStation 4 Pro will each support 4K gaming, although their respective manufacturers have gone for different approaches.

Your PlayStation 4 is getting an overhaul today

Sony has released a major system software update for the PlayStation 4, bringing the version number up to 4.00. Announced a month ago, the release includes a substantial refresh of the console's UI, new organisational features and HDR support.

Sony launches PlayStation Now and over 400 games on Windows PCs

Sony has announced it is bringing its PlayStation Now online gaming service to Windows PCs, alongside an official wireless adapter for its DualShock controllers. The move is a response to the increased role of Xbox on Microsoft's Windows 10.

Sony to launch two new PlayStation 4 consoles next month

Sony is planning to launch two new PlayStation 4 consoles at a September event, according to a report. While the company has already confirmed it is building a new high-end console, it is said to be planning an upgraded standard model to accompany it.

PlayStation 4 getting a UI refresh and folders with new update

Sony has announced a substantial software update for the PlayStation 4 that includes a refresh of the console's visual feel and improved library management features. Codenamed Shingen, the update carries the version number 4.00 and is in preview now.

Sony's upgraded PlayStation 4 is real, will play 4K games

Ahead of the E3 gaming conference, Sony has announced it is developing an upgraded version of the PlayStation 4 capable of running 4K games with enhanced graphics. The news confirms months of rumours and will give the PS4 a substantial mid-life refresh.

Sony announces 40m PlayStation 4 sales amid rumours of successor

Sony has announced it has sold a total of 40 million current-generation PlayStation 4 games consoles since its 2013 launch. The figure reveals the company has sold 10 million PS4s in the past six months as it hit 30 million units in November.

Microsoft says there is no 'Xbox neXt' to rival PlayStation '4.5'

Rumours of Microsoft planning an upgraded "Xbox One and a half" have recently stepped up amid widespread reports of Sony intending to launch a high-performance "PlayStation 4K" later in the year. Microsoft's Xbox chief has denied the rumours though.

Sony building an updated 'PlayStation 4.5' with 4K games support

Sony is working on a significant mid-life refresh for its PlayStation 4 games console, according to a report that claims to have knowledge of the company's plans. Currently dubbed the 'PlayStation 4.5,' the updated model will support 4K games.

No Man's Sky is now available for pre-order

Hello Games has announced that No Man's Sky is now available for pre-order on a verity of digital distribution platforms and major retailers.

PlayStation 4 rivals Xbox One with new PC game streaming feature

Sony has announced a new PlayStation 4 software update that adds in several heavily-requested features. Version 3.50 launches in beta tomorrow and includes expanded Remote Play support, letting owners stream PS4 games to their PC and Mac.

Sony profit boosted by PlayStation 4, sales may be double Xbox's

Sony Corp. posted a 33.5 percent jump in profit over the last quarter this week despite struggling to succeed in its smartphone and consumer electronics businesses. The PlayStation 4 led the sales as the console continues to prove popular.

Sony announces the first eight PS2 games playable on PS4

Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 gamers will be able to start reliving some of their PS2 favourites from tomorrow. The feature isn't true backwards compatibility though and the PS4 won't accept PS2 discs. Instead, select titles are being remastered.

PS4 processor changes let future games get a performance boost

Sony has quietly rolled out an update to its PlayStation 4 software development kit that will give game creators access to more of the processor's power, should it be required. It opens the door to more graphically intense games next year.

Sony to rival Microsoft with PS4 game streaming to Windows, Mac

The president of Sony's studios division said today the company is working on building an app for Windows and Mac that will let gamers stream titles from the PlayStation 4. The feature will directly rival Microsoft's Xbox One to Windows 10 streaming.

Sony has sold 30 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide

Sony has announced it has sold over 30 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide since launch. It puts the company on a strong footing going into the all-important holiday season. Sony claims the figure shows PS4 is the "best place to play."

PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for PS4 confirmed

After a series of rumors in the last few days, Sony has officially confirmed that a PlayStation 2 emulator is in the works that will allow old games to function on the PS4.

Paris attackers may have planned their acts using PlayStation 4

Authorities are concerned that the terrorists responsible for Friday night's attacks in Paris may have used Sony's PlayStation 4 games console to plan the massacre. The company's PlayStation Network uses even stronger encryption than famed WhatsApp.

Xbox One outsells PlayStation 4 for first time in six months

The Xbox One has managed to outsell the PlayStation 4 for the first time since April as Microsoft's promise of the "best games line-up in history" and yesterday's console update begin to make an impression on gamers.

Sony survey hints at PS4 compatibility with PS2 games

Sony has teased some of its PlayStation 4 owners with a suggestion that backwards compatibility with PS1 and PS2 games could be coming in a future update, letting it begin to rival Microsoft's upcoming support for playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.

Sony could build a 'high performance' PlayStation 4

Sony is open to building a high-performance variant of its PlayStation 4 console, its senior vice president of entertainment said in a recent interview. An updated version could extend the PS4's life-span, giving Sony more time to work on a successor.

Sony cuts price of PlayStation 4 as Xbox One still drags behind

Microsoft's Xbox One games console continued to lag behind Sony's PlayStation 4 throughout last month, according to new sales figures. Microsoft's promises of the best exclusive games line-up in history are failing to offset the popularity of the PS4.

Even Microsoft doubts Xbox One can catch the PlayStation 4

Since the 2013 launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Microsoft has trailed behind Sony in terms of raw sales. The company now seems to have accepted that fact, appearing uncertain it will ever be able to catch up.

Playstation Now service officially rolls out on January 13

Starting this Tuesday, Sony officially launches Playstation Now, which lets you stream and play Playstation 3 titles on your Playstation 4.

Grand Theft Auto V for PC could include first-person viewpoint

After Grand Theft Auto V launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, Xbox One, PS4 and PC releases are now finally close with new features and content. A report circulating online suggests that the new PC content could be more than anyone expected though.

'GayStation' sold to raise money for charity

A Swedish retailer has sold a custom designed PlayStation 4 that has been dubbed "GayStation" with all the proceeds being donated to an LGBT charity.

Sony feels EA Access is a bad deal for gamers

EA Access will not be coming to the PlayStation 4 as Sony felt the service does not offers a good deal for their gaming community.

'Call of Duty: Ghosts' was the best selling Next-Gen game

During an investors report; Activsion reveled that 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' was the best-selling game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in March

According to a report by the consumer market research firm, NDP Group, the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One during the month of March.

'The Playroom' is being used to film sex videos

A growing trend among PlayStation 4 gamers has been using 'The Playroom' feature to create and distribute sexually explicit videos.
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