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.
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.
It looks like Sony’s PlayStation 4 might be getting a price cut, if a listing posted by retailer Target is to be believed.
According to Target, the PlayStation 4 is set to be getting a new base price point of $349.99 – shaving $50 off the original price.
This isn’t too surprising, as the console recently got a price cut in Japan. With Sony holding an event this month at the Paris Game Show, we could be getting an announcement from them very soon.
Until Dawn was a game that nobody was really sure how it would turn out, but it released and just about everyone loved the interactive horror game.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida revealed the company was extremely happy and surprised by just how much love the game was getting:
“We’re super happy with the reactions from people, especially people who are streaming or posting videos on YouTube. It’s super fun to watch other people play, even after you’ve finished the game, because other people make different choices.”
“I’m very happy with how the game was received. I think everybody was caught by surprise by the positive reaction. That’s a really great thing for the future of the interactive drama genre. We’re a big fan of this genre. These games can talk to a broader audience. You don’t have to be good at playing games. You can even just watch your friend play the game.”
Until Dawn is available exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
The 3.0 firmware update for the PlayStation 4 will be releasing tomorrow, Sony has revealed.
To accompany the announcement, Sony has also released a trailer which breaks down some of the new features and tweaks that will be a result of this new update. The updates seem to be very social-networking oriented, with the ability to stream gameplay to YouTube and post gameplay videos instantly through Twitter.
Check out the trailer for the PlayStation 4′ firmware update 3.0 directly below.
The Last of Us was back in the headlines recently as a sequel to the game was being mentioned as in-development by developer Naughty Dog. However, Naughty Dog has clarified what is actually going on with the The Last Of Us 2 and it isn’t nearly as reassuring as some fans would hope.
Neil Druckmann had a chat with official PlayStation Magazine regarding the rumors, to which he said the following:
“When Bruce and I moved over to Uncharted 4, we were brainstorming ideas for The Last Of Us 2 with new characters; ideas for The Last Of Us 2 with Joel and Ellie; ideas for a sci-fi game; ideas for a fantasy game, and building prototypes for each one of those ideas. And just as we were getting close to settling or narrowing that list down, we were asked to work on Uncharted 4.”
He goes on to suggest that conversations regarding The Last Of Us 2 have not happened in a while and probably won’t for a while longer:
“You know, there’s a part of me that’s really looking forward to going back to those things, but I have no cycles left in my mind even to be thinking about that right now! So, I guess [Nolan North] was kind of right in that we were working on stuff, but we don’t know what we’re doing next and we won’t know until probably a few months after we finish Uncharted 4.”
One big aspect of Final Fantasy XV is the fact that you get around in a convertible, which you can either control yourself or put it on autopilot. A new video has been uploaded that showcases the autopilot mode, which essentially lets you sit back and take in the scenery while the car rides for you.
While the fact that you you don’t have to control the car yourself is cool in a way, it doesn’t seem like it would be something I would use all that often. If someone else is controlling the car then that means you’re just sitting there waiting around, and that is something I can see getting old very fast.
Final Fantasy XV still doesn’t have a release date, though the devs are promising that it will launch at some point next year.