If Santa didn’t bring you what you wanted this year, there are over 10 PS4 game bundles available for purchase from Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, GameStop, and Toys R Us. It looks like stores aren’t selling the console by itself unless you get it used (lowest price currently $299.99). Instead you’ll need to buy it in a bundle, which typically includes a game and extra controller, along with the PlayStation 4 console.
It’s a year after the North American PlayStation 4 release, it has been clear that the PS4 is the winner of the next generation console war. Since its launch, Sony has shipped over 13 million consoles and Microsoft has shipped only half of that amount. Some of Microsoft’s earlier mistakes were forcing a bundled camera on users who did not want them in addition to not having the right mix of games ready for buyers. We expect that this holiday season will only continue to widen the divide.
Despite the PlayStation 4 having some of the most advanced graphics and processing capabilities of any game system, the blocky Minecraft has continued to be the PS Store’s greatest hit.
Starting this Saturday, all PlayStation Plus users will be able to play without added costs during Sony’s “Open Weekend”. This will allow for free gaming, bonuses, and a lot more content.
Today, Sony released an update to the PlayStation 4 console, firmware version 1.70. It’ll start downloading and installing once you start up your console. This update will bring more functionality to the system, especially in saving videos to USB devices. Additionally you’ll be able to customize the light bar brightness, which is a highly asked for feature. Sony will begin offering backwards compatibility of PS3 games through the PlayStation Now network service later this month in beta.
Polyphony’s CEO announced that they are working on the seventh Gran Turismo game for the PS4. They are expecting it to be released to gamers in 2015.
During Sony’s E3 press conference, they announced that GTA V will be on sale this fall on the PlayStation 4. The release for the next-generation console will have a large number of enhancements and if you have the game on an older console, you’ll be able to import your saved game. Rock on Rockstar Games!
The wait has been a while but Ubisoft’s new game, Watch Dogs, has finally arrived. It’s a massively open action/adventure game, set in Chicago. The game has received high reviews, including 82/100 by Metacritic.
The developers of Minecraft announced that they’ll release the hit game on the PS4 in August with a planned price of $19.99. Saved worlds from prior consoles can be imported up to the PS4.
If you’re a happy PS4 owner, things may become even better since Sony has started inviting users into their PlayStation 4 Now beta program. The PlayStation 4 Now program is a new service that streams games, shows, and more from Sony’s online store to your console. If you didn’t receive an invitation, you can read more about it from Sony’s community site.