Xbox Series S Wins Black Friday in the US
Czarus, 28 November 2021, 22:50
According to the latest data, the best-selling console in the U.S. on Black Friday is the Xbox Series S. It surpassed the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.
Retailers Mark PS5 Packagings in a Bid to Scare Off Scalpers
Arkadiusz Strzala, 24 November 2021, 16:22
Japanese distributors of PS5 are marking their packaging to make it harder for scalpers to resell them. One idea is to put the buyer's name on the box, for the buyer's information.
Here's Why PS5 Games Take Up Less Space Than PS4 Versions
Maycuzai, 22 November 2021, 13:04
Some PlayStation 5 games weigh up as much as 50% less than the PS4 versions. PS5's lead system designer has revealed the trick behind it.
Xbox Series S Sales Exceed Expectations Outstripping Series X
Milosz Szubert, 18 November 2021, 15:41
According to data from analyst firm Ampere, the Xbox Series S console is selling better than its more powerful brother, the Xbox Series X, in „several key markets”. Microsoft's consoles, however, lag behind the PlayStation 5.
Fortnite Most Popular Among PS5 Owners; Sony Celebrates Console's Birthday
Milosz Szubert, 12 November 2021, 17:57
On the occasion of the first anniversary of the PlayStation 5 launch, Sony published a list of ten titles in which the PS5 owners spent the most time. On top of the list was a free Fortnite.
PS5 Supplies Uncertain; Sony Dashes Hopes
Jacob Blazewicz, 12 November 2021, 15:07
The PlayStation 5 will remain barely available for a long time to come, at least judging by recent reports about Sony's plans.
PS5 Security Cracked; Sony Rewards Crackers
GRG, 08 November 2021, 15:44
A known cracker has deal with PlayStation 5's security measures and unlocked the debug mode. However, he refuses to share the details, and Sony is happy to pay for it.
Jumbo Jets Packed With PS5 Consoles Have Arrived in Europe
Arkadiusz Strzala, 03 November 2021, 14:51
Sony is showing how much they care about gamers. To make sure everyone who wants to buy a PS5 for Christmas can do so, the company is delivering the consoles using jumbo jets. „F5” keys ready to battle scalpers?
PS5 With Excellent Sales Despite Shortages
Jacob Blazewicz, 28 October 2021, 14:03
The PlayStation 5 will likely beat PS4 sales in first year, even though the new console remains hard to come by.
State of Play Returns This Wednesday; See What Sony has in Store
Hubert Sledziewski, 22 October 2021, 20:03
This Wednesday will reveal another episode of the State of Play series, in which Sony announces games to be released on PS4 and PS5. This time we have news about titles created by third-party companies.
Intel Doesn't Believe in Electronics Prices Dropping Before 2023
Jacob Blazewicz, 22 October 2021, 17:34
Intel's CEO believes that component shortages (and thus high electronics prices) will be with us until at least 2023.
PS5 Gets Another Performance Update
Agnes Adamus, 20 October 2021, 16:22
Sony has released firmware 21.02-04.03.00 for the PS5 console. The patch weighs in at 913.5MB and introduced only stability and performance improvements.
Sony Tests New PS5 Feature; Sharing Screenshots Made Easier
ZieZie, 19 October 2021, 16:50
Sony is testing a new PS5 feature - automatically sending recorded video to your phone.
PS5 has Overtaken Nintendo Switch for the First Time in the US
Adrian Werner, 19 October 2021, 14:36
For the first time in 33 months, more PlayStation 5 consoles were sold in the U.S. market than Nintendo Switch.
Sony has a Simple Method for PS5 Scalpers
Jacob Blazewicz, 15 October 2021, 14:10
The PlayStation 5 will be available for purchase directly from Sony, but with some restrictions that may be aimed at scalpers.
PS5 Will Let You Check Out Games Before Purchase - UK Tests New Feature
Bebop, 03 October 2021, 21:53
Residents of the UK can test temporarily Death Stranding: Director's Cut and Sackboy: A Big Adventure on PlayStation 5. However, the debut of the new service has not been without controversy.
The Touryst is the First PS5 Game in 8K
Maycuzai, 01 October 2021, 19:14
Adventure game The Touryst has recently been ported to PS5. Interestingly, the title is rendered in native 8K on that platform, making it the first console game to run in that resolution. There's a catch, however...
Phil Spencer Predicts Further Problems With Console Supply in 2022
Jacob Blazewicz, 01 October 2021, 15:31
Would-be buyers of 9th-gen platforms shouldn't expect things to improve. Phil Spencer believes that the problems with console supply will be felt even next year.
Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5 and More With Dolby Vision Support on Xbox Series X|S
Maycuzai, 28 September 2021, 20:28
Xbox Series S|X consoles are now able to support Dolby Vision technology in video games. Thanks to it we can expect much more realistic reproduction of colors in our favorite titles.
Even Cheap SSDs Work With PlayStation 5
Przemyslaw Dygas, 22 September 2021, 14:53
A week ago PlayStation 5 received support for M.2 SSD drives. It turns out that even the slowest models work well with the console.
PlayStation 5 More Efficient Thanks to Latest Update
Przemyslaw Dygas, 21 September 2021, 13:14
It looks like PS5's performance can be improved with the usual updates. This is evidenced by the recently released patch.
New PS5 as Seen by Digital Foundry; Cooling Passes the Test
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 September 2021, 17:40
The editors of Digital Foundry and Gamer Nexus tested the new model of PlayStation 5. The conclusion? The refreshed version of the console does not differ from the previous ones.
Black PS5 Would be a Good Match; Sony Unveils Pulse 3D Headphones Midnight Black
Arkadiusz Strzala, 16 September 2021, 15:37
Sony has unveiled a new color for its Pulse 3D wireless headphones. As with the DualSense pad, they will be available for purchase in Midnight Black. Maybe a black PS5 to match them will be coming next?
Big PlayStation 5 Update Coming Tomorrow With M.2 SSD Support [UPDATED]
GRG, 15 September 2021, 15:35
Tomorrow, the latest and second major system update for the PlayStation console will be available for download. It will introduce significant new features.
New PS5 Not as Hot as Suggested
bachehe, 10 September 2021, 12:48
Thanks to the new cooling system, the CPU in the refreshed PS5 will be slightly cooler, but at the expense of RAM temperatures.
PS5 Exceeded PlayStation 4 Sales in Japan
Adrian Werner, 09 September 2021, 14:10
The PlayStation 5 needed only nine months to cross the threshold of one million units sold in Japan. Thus, the console is faring better than the PS4.
New Xbox as Early as 2022? Microsoft May Want to Shock Sony
Hubert Sledziewski, 08 September 2021, 17:42
News has emerged online that Microsoft is preparing an upgraded version of the Xbox Series S console for 2022. It would offer more power than the standard XSS at a price lower than Xbox Series X.
"'PS5 Exclusive Game Budgets Will be $200 Million,' Predicts Sony Veteran
Adrian Werner, 06 September 2021, 15:30
The former head of Sony Worldwide Studios predicts that budgets for PlayStation 5 exclusives will be in the order of $200 million for the biggest games.
„Breakthrough Technology” From Ratchet & Clank on PS5 Could Work on PS3
GRG, 27 August 2021, 15:01
The founder of TT Games shows how Sony may have misled gamers, with a key effect from Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart being possible even on the PlayStation 3.
Black Myth: Wukong Moves to UE5; Gameplay Remains Impressive
Paul Musiolik, 21 August 2021, 16:31
Black Myth: Wukong has been moved to Unreal Engine 5, which will increase the visuals quality. The latest video presenting the gameplay once again impresses.
PS1 Games on Xbox Series X and S in 4K and 60 FPS
Hubert Sledziewski, 18 August 2021, 19:13
The creators of the Modern Vintage Gamer channel on YouTube have used the Xbox Series S console to emulate the first PlayStation. Thanks to the properties of the software and the power of the new hardware, the games run at 4K and 60 fps.
Xbox Series X Test Update Introduces 4K Interface
Paul Musiolik, 17 August 2021, 13:56
Xbox Series X has received a test system update. Alpha Skip 2109.210813-2200 adds support for high-resolution interface.
Even Microsoft Laughs at the Name Xbox Series X
Arkadiusz Strzala, 13 August 2021, 16:14
Microsoft has some distance from its own branding and naming. A slightly belated, but recently published original meme regarding the Xbox Series X console is proof of that.
First Impressions From Xbox's Night Mode
Arkadiusz Strzala, 09 August 2021, 16:22
Microsoft is testing Night Mode on the Xbox console. This mode introduces changes in image color taking care of player health at night. A treat also for those who like the color orange.
SSDs Tested in PS5; No Major Differences in Performance Found
Paul Musiolik, 08 August 2021, 19:17
Digital Foundry tested the performance of SSDs in PlayStation 5 in PS4 and PS5 games, as well as transferring data between the internal and test drives.
PS5 Broke Even and Started to Turn Profit for Sony
Nicek, 05 August 2021, 17:18
Sony has confirmed that the standard version of PlayStation 5 broke even. So the Japanese company has reasons to be happy.
Sony Boasts Impressive Results for PS4, PS5 and PS Plus
Adrian Werner, 04 August 2021, 13:10
Sony has disclosed updated sales figures for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles, as well as the number of PS Plus subscribers.
WD_BLACK SN850 is the Second SSD Compatible With PS5
Paul Musiolik, 31 July 2021, 21:55
Western Digital has confirmed that its WD_BLACK SN850 SSD with heatsink is fully compatible with the PS5 after the recent console firmware update.
PS5 Will Support Internal SSDs; Sony Tests New Firmware
Jacob Blazewicz, 29 July 2021, 16:54
PlayStation 5 will finally enable us to add an internal SSD. For now, it's only in beta of the console's new update, but Sony has already revealed what models we should be looking for.
PS5 is Sony's Fastest-selling Console; Decent Results for Exclusives
Hubert Sledziewski, 28 July 2021, 19:26
Sony Interactive Entertainment has shown off the sales figures for the PlayStation 5 console. We've also learned how some of the games available on PS5 are faring, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Returnal and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
Xbox Series X/S are the Fastest-selling Consoles in Microsoft's History
Gacek, 28 July 2021, 11:35
Xbox Series X/S consoles have been selling very well since their launch last year, with an estimated 6.5 million units purchased to date.
SIE Worldwide Studios Ex-CEO: Industry Consolidation is Killing Game Diversity
Michael Kulakowski, 27 July 2021, 22:36
Shawn Layden, formerly one of the key figures in the decision-making process for Sony Interactive Entertainment, expressed his concern over the recent consolidation in the digital entertainment industry. According to Layden, the merger of development studios and major companies is a threat to game diversity and will hinder the further growth of interest in gaming platforms.
Sony „Slimmed Down” PlayStation 5 Digital
Michael Kulakowski, 20 July 2021, 19:54
Documentation available on the web indicates that Sony will begin shipping a new version of the PlayStation 5 Digital console to stores at the end of this month. The changes made by the manufacturer are minimal, but have translated into reduced weight.
God of War Creator Criticizes PS5 Pricing and Explains the Problem
Gacek, 15 July 2021, 15:51
Cory Balrog, the director responsible for the latest installments of the God of War series, claimed on Twitter that PS5 prices are too high and should vary by region.
Phil Spencer Praises PS5's DualSense and Thinks About Upgrades to Xbox Controller
Michael Kulakowski, 14 July 2021, 19:04
Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's gaming division, spoke positively on PlayStation 5's controller, and hinted that he's not ruling out a new version of the Xbox Series X|S gamepad in the future that would take advantage of the competition's ideas.
Xbox Bosses: „Games are What Matters, Not Business Models”
Hubert Sledziewski, 13 July 2021, 19:30
Xbox brand chief Phil Spencer and Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty have given an extensive interview to the Guardian. The men admitted that they intend to take risks when developing future games, including single-player productions, not all of which are to be supported long after release.
PS5 Firmware 21.01-03.21.00 Improves Performance
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 July 2021, 15:44
Firmware 21.01-03.21.00 for PlayStation 5 is now available for download. The new update focuses on improving the performance of the console.
Dark Souls 3 Finally in 60 fps on Xbox Series X/S Thanks to FPS Boost
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 July 2021, 13:05
Dark Souls III is the next game to receive FPS Boost support on the Series X/S Xboxes. Thanks to this, the last installment of the iconic trilogy finally enables us to play at 60 fps on Microsoft consoles.
Microsoft Wants Prettier Games With More FPS, Hires AI Specialist for the Job
Qskan, 07 July 2021, 15:12
Microsoft intends to bring upscaling technology to Xbox Series X|S consoles. New software employees are being sought for this purpose.
Xbox's Phil Spencer: What Counts is Player Engagement, Not Game Sales
Milosz Szubert, 30 June 2021, 19:50
Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox brand, was recently a guest on the Unlocked podcast hosted by IGN. During the conversation, Spencer talked about, among other things, the lessons Microsoft has learned from the Xbox One era, and what the future may hold for the platform and the Xbox Game Studios family.