Sony Reveals PlayStation 4 Has Now Sold Over 30 Million Units

It’s no secret that the PlayStation 4 is absolutely dominating in the console space, but now Sony has a shiny new stat to rub into the collective wounds of the competition. According to them, the PlayStation 4 has now sold 30.2 million units as of November 22nd.

To make matters even better for Sony the Christmas rush is just about to shift into full gear, so they can expect many more units added to that already huge number. There really aren’t any massive new exclusives for the console that will drive sales, but there’s plenty of third-party stuff like Fallout 4 and Just Cause 3 that will definitely make up for it.

It will be interesting to see how things go for Microsoft on the Xbox One side of things, because as far as console exclusives go the Xbox One is looking much stronger with games like Halo 5: Guardians and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Don’t even get me started on the Wii U.

PlayStation 2 Emulation For PlayStation 4 On The Way

While the Xbox One currently has all of the thunder thanks to its backward compatibility program for Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, it looks like PlayStation has something in the works that would be just as good.

Sony said the following:

“We are working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation. We have nothing further to comment at this point in time.”

With nearly 2,000 games for the PlayStation 2, this could be a huge plus for PS4 gamers. Many consider the PlayStation 2 to be the best console ever, and to be able to bring the hundreds of classics that that console has into this generation would be incredible.

Sony Doesn’t Know If Changing Your PSN ID Will Ever Be Possible

Sony is just rolling with the great (bad) news for fans today, as following the news that backward compatibility isn’t happening they are also saying that the highly-requested PSN name change isn’t looking good either.

Sony’s Yoshida was speaking with fans via Twitter for Paris Games Week, where a fan asked him if the ability to change their PSN ID would ever happen. Yoshida plainly replied that the company does not know if such a feature would be possible to deliver.

Once again, the Xbox has allowed gamers to change their gamertag from the very beginning for a small fee, and they can do it as many times as they want. It seems like an incredibly basic feature that you can do on pretty much *any* other platform, but obviously Sony dropped the ball in the design phase for this one.

Sony Says PS4 Will Never Be Backward Compatible With PS3 Games

Microsoft has been killing it over the past few months with backward compatibility for the Xbox One, allowing gamers to play an ever growing amount of Xbox 360 games on the new system. Of course, this has put the pressure on Sony to offer something similar to PlayStation fans, but it’s looking like that will never happen.

During Paris Games Week Sony’s Yoshida was asked by a French fan whether or not backward compatibility was coming to PlayStation 4, to which he replied with a big fat “no.”

So, if you’ve been holding out for your PlayStation 4 to offer you something similar to what Xbox One fans have then you’re out of luck. It’s not a big deal to me because all of my systems still work and I play mostly newer games anyways.

Big Reveals Planned For Sony’s Paris Games Week Show

Paris Games Week is coming soon, and Sony is getting everyone hyped up for their appearance with some new tidbits of information from Strategic Content Director Shahid Ahmad.

Ahmad posted a couple of messages on Twitter that seem to confirm that he’s had his eyes on what Sony is planning for the big show. According to him the lineup will be pretty fantastic, with him raving that he wished others could see what he has over the course of the last week.

He also responded to some users on Twitter regarding Sony’s showing, and he teased that gamers would be able to see some of the games up close and personal at the show. Paris Games Week will run from October 28th – November 1st.

Destiny Paved The Way For PlayStation Getting Call Of Duty DLC Before Xbox

When it was revealed during Sony’s E3 press conference that PlayStation consoles would be getting all DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops III before Xbox, the gaming world was unsurprisingly stunned.

Now, thanks to a new interview that PlayStation VP of Publisher and Developer Relations Adam Boyes, some information was finally revealed regarding how this happened.

According to Boyes, it was their relationship with Activision around Destiny that got the ball rolling:

“Well, I think the first thing was we’ve had a great relationship with Activision around Destiny and I’m a huge fan of that.”

So, after forming such a strong relationship with Activision to this day regarding Destiny, Activision eventually invited Boyes and his team to see Black Ops III. After playing it, Boyes was convinced that it was great and wanted to get involved with it.

This means that Call of Duty: Black Ops III will not only have all of its DLC release on PlayStation consoles first, but the game’s beta will also debut on PlayStation before it makes its way to other platforms.

Driveclub PS Plus Edition Launches Tomorrow… Really!

It’s been some eight months in the making, but the moment is finally almost upon us. After a false launch that happened yesterday that was followed by a swift removal, PlayStation has confirmed that DriveClub PS Plus Edition will launch tomorrow.

However, this launch is set to be done in stages to avoid any major issues. Here’s what was said on the PS Blog:

“We’ve spent a long time preparing for this launch after some difficult and unexpected set-backs,” he writes. “To make absolutely certain that all players have the smoothest and most stable experience possible we are going to be duly cautious about how we release the game this time around.

He goes on to discuss the steady rollout of modes:

“Starting on Thursday, all PlayStation Plus members can download Driveclub PS Plus Edition and begin playing the offline mode. Also starting Thursday, we will be rolling out online access to the Driveclub PS Plus Edition and will steadily bring more and more players online while continuously ensuring that all game systems are running smoothly. We know that this might be frustrating after your extra wait already, but hope you can understand that we are taking extra precautions to protect your experience when you do get online. We want to make sure we don’t overload the servers as we invite millions of PS Plus members to download the game tomorrow.

Finally, he reiterates how technically demanding of a game Driveclub is:

“We have to take this precaution because Driveclub connectivity is demanding for a multiplayer game, with countless ever-growing social connections across clubs, challenges, multiplayer, and hundreds of thousands of dynamic leaderboards and activity feeds.”

Well, it took forever, but it’s nice to finally be able to try out this game. Due to a busy Christmas season and the fact that the game was broken at launch I never made time for it, but it will be interesting to see how Driveclub PS Plus Edition fares. Expect some coverage not too long after launch.