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Sony lists PC version of Uncharted 4 in investor report

A familiar franchise logo appears… The PlayStation audience is more demographically diverse than ever, Sony says. Standard PS5 hardware should start making a profit relatively soon. The PS5 is more popular with owners than the PS4 was at a similar point in its life. Digital Edition PS5 owners spend more on average than Standard Edition …

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Sony Files Patent for Bitcoin Wagering on Playstation and Other Consoles

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Sony, the electronics giant, has revealed a patent that would introduce bitcoin wagering in its consumer electronic products and consoles, like the Playstation system. Spectators of a game could wager about what will happen next in an e-sports competition, and odds would be calculated by a machine algorithm depending on rankings or …

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Sony faces lawsuit over alleged “monopoly pricing” of PlayStation downloads

Enlarge / A gift card like this goes less far because of Sony’s monopolistic control of the PlayStation downloads market, according to a new lawsuit. In Apple’s opening statements in the Epic Games v. Apple trial on Monday, the company argued that “the law protects Apple’s choice to have a closed system, just as it …

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New PSVR controllers suggest PS5 headset won’t need external sensors

Can’t wait for the “brass knuckles” adapter that turns these into handheld weapons. Look at those curves. And those analog sticks. The inner grip button can be used to pick up in-game objects. Symmetry. One month after officially announcing a new generation of PlayStation VR hardware for the PS5, Sony today revealed additional details of …

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‘The Binding of Isaac: Repentance’ heads to Switch and PlayStation later this year

Sometime after it comes out for PC on March 31st, The Binding of Isaac: Repentance will make its way to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in the third quarter of 2021. Repentance is the third expansion to the popular indie title. [embedded content] First announced in 2018, it builds on a fan-made mod …

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A PlayStation Network outage is affecting certain games

Just a day after a massive Xbox Live outage, Sony’s PlayStation Network has been experiencing issues for several hours. The problem on this end is a bit different, and based on reports may only affect certain games. Sony’s PSN Status page reports that “You might have difficulty launching games, apps, or network features” on platforms …

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Sony has already sold more than 4.5 million PS5s

Engadget Sony never seemed to have enough PlayStation 5 stock since it launched, but still managed to sell 4.5 million of the consoles in 2020 — matching PS4 sales during that console’s 2013 launch quarter. Combined with sales of 1.4 million PS4 units, Sony’s gaming business had its best fiscal quarter in history with 883.2 …

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‘God of War’ gets a 60 fps and 4K patch for PS5 tomorrow

Santa Monica Studio / Sony One of the PlayStation 4’s best exclusives is finally getting a next-gen upgrade. Sony will release a free PS5 optimization patch for 2018’s God of War tomorrow, giving you an excuse to replay the game before its sequel comes out later this year. With the update, the console will render …

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Sony finds a home for Crystal LED screens — virtual set backgrounds

Sony The first time we saw Sony’s Crystal LED display in 2012, it looked amazing but still wasn’t on track to compete with OLED. Since then Sony has returned to CES with Crystal LED panels similar to Samsung’s MicroLEDs, advertising it as a way to build up wall-sized screens piece by piece, and execs have …

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Sony says WarnerMedia’s HBO Max gamble helped its movie business

REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Directors aren’t thrilled about WarnerMedia’s decision to release every 2021 movie on HBO Max, and that’s proving to be good news for at least one rival. As The Verge reports, Sony Pictures chief Tony Vinciquerra told CNBC in an interview that his studio has enjoyed a “bit of a boom” from Hollywood creators …

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