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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.

Sony Wants More Games With Cross-play

Hubert Sledziewski, 21 June 2021, 14:38

Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, wants cross-play features in more games released on PlayStation consoles.

Metro Exodus 60 FPS Patch and Improved Ray Tracing on Xbox Series X/S Now Available

Jacob Blazewicz, 17 June 2021, 15:19

Deep Silver has rushed its Metro Exodus upgrade for Xbox Series X/S consoles a bit. As a result, the next-gen update to the game (including improved ray tracing) is now available for download on Microsoft's platforms.

Xbox One Will Run Next-gen Games Through Streaming

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 June 2021, 17:39

Will it be possible to run games from the Xbox Series X/S on the Xbox One? Of course not, but Microsoft plans to change that with its Xbox Cloud Gaming service.

PS5 System Update Solves DualSense Battery Problem

Patryk Lukasz Kubiak, 10 June 2021, 13:53

PlayStation 5 and the DualSense controller got a software update. The list of changes introduced by Sony is short, but the update should positively affect the experience of owners of the company's latest console.

Sony Said to be Working on New PS5 Revision; Console is to Break Even Soon

Qskan, 28 May 2021, 14:12

There are many indications that a new PlayStation 5 model is about to hit the market. Last month, Sony filed a patent that may suggest that an improved revision of the console is already in the pipeline.

Unreal Engine 5 in Early Access; Feature Presentation

Michael Kulakowski, 26 May 2021, 20:45

Epic Games has released a video showing off the capabilities of the Unreal Engine 5 technology. At the same time, its developers have confirmed that an early and trial version of the technology is now available to game, animation, and film makers worldwide.

PS Plus is Expanding, Sony Will Invest More in Services

Paul Musiolik, 26 May 2021, 12:19

PS Plus service has reached 47 million active users. Sony intends to invest even more in the development of its network.

PS5 Sales Exceed Xbox Series X/S in Q1, Analysts Claims

Milosz Szubert, 21 May 2021, 14:45

According to data from independent analytics group Ampere Analysis, the PlayStation 5 sold more than twice as well as the Xbox Series X/S in the first quarter of this year. However, both of these platforms were clearly beaten by the Nintendo Switch.

PS5's DualSense Will Get Two New Color Variations

Nicek, 13 May 2021, 19:32

The requests of gamers around the world have apparently been heard. The DualSense controller known from PlayStation 5 will receive new alternative color variants. What versions will join the standard white model?

Over 25 PS5 Exclusives Planned; Sony Invests in New IPs

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 May 2021, 21:32

More than 25 games for PlayStation 5, including plenty of new IPs. That's what Sony Interactive Entertainment's plans look like according to Hermen Hulst.

PS5 Will Be Hard to Buy Even in 2022

Eklerek, 11 May 2021, 18:57

PlayStation 5 is still hard to buy even though it's been more than six months since its release. New predictions have emerged that Sony won't be able to meet demand for the PS5 in 2022 either.

Xboxes Bring Losses, so Microsoft Won't Cut Margin From Game Sales

Hubert Sledziewski, 06 May 2021, 19:42

During the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple, a Microsoft representative admitted that the company does not make money on Xbox consoles. Profits are generated by paid services, games and add-ons, so there's no expectation that the Redmond giant will give up its 30 percent profit margin on Microsoft Store.

PS5 May Get Cheaper CPU and New Design in 2022

Nicek, 06 May 2021, 18:53

The previous generation of consoles set a new trend with refreshed versions of hardware and the current generation may continue it. However, no one expected that a new version of the PlayStation 5 with a cheaper AMD processor could go into production so soon.

Discord Coming to PS5, Sony Invests in App's Stocks

Eklerek, 04 May 2021, 14:38

Discord and Sony are teaming up. The popular messenger is to be integrated with PlayStation Network, making it easier for gamers to communicate. Sony has acquired Discord's shares, but the company will remain independent.

PS5 Shortages Until 2022; Sony Considered Redesign

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 April 2021, 20:28

PlayStation 5 shortages will continue for a long time to come. Sony's Hiroki Totoki confirmed in an investor call that there's no chance of a drastic increase in shipments this fiscal year, even after the company considered redesigning the console.

Xbox is Doing Great - Microsoft Boasts Financial Results

Adrian Werner, 28 April 2021, 12:41

Microsoft's financial report showed great results for its Xbox division. It reported big increases in revenue from console, game and service sales.

PS5 Sells Better Than Sony Anticipated

Bart Swiatek, 28 April 2021, 11:33

Sony has released another financial report, which includes information on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 console sales.

New PS5 Firmware Update Said to Boost Console Performance

Milosz Szubert, 27 April 2021, 18:19

Sony has released a new firmware update for the PlayStation 5, numbered 21.01-03.10.00. It weighs in at just over 900 MB and its main purpose is to improve the console's performance.

„We Need More Game Demos!” - Gamers Respond to Garvin's Recent Argument

Qskan, 20 April 2021, 21:32

Demo versions of games on consoles are not something common these days. Especially in the case of PS5, where in the entire PS Store we can find only 3 titles offering free demos. In a discussion on forums we can hear voices that owners of Sony's new console want more demos.

PS5 Also Has CMOS Problem Like PS3 and PS4

Paul Musiolik, 18 April 2021, 23:13

The PlayStation 5 has the same CMOS battery issue as the PS4 and PS3. Thankfully, not in such a broad way, which may suggest that Sony has approached the solutions used in the PS5 a little better.

PS5 With Record Sales Results in US Market

Paul Musiolik, 17 April 2021, 15:14

The PlayStation 5 is now the best-selling console in U.S. history if we consider the first five months since the device's debut.

Intel and TSMC Claim Chip Shortage is a Long-term Problem

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 April 2021, 17:02

The problem with shortage of chips and, subsequently, hardware that needs them may drag on for years. That's the grim scenario being drawn by the CEOs of Intel and major semiconductor manufacturer TSMC.

New Quality in Character Wizards is Coming as MetaHuman Creator Hits Early Access

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 April 2021, 15:11

Epic Games has kept its word and released the early version of MetaHuman Creator. The impressive tool for creating incredibly realistic character models can be checked out by anyone who wishes to do so.

PS5 Update Silences Drive, Adds 120Hz Support and New HDR Options

Sodar, 15 April 2021, 16:05

The PlayStation 5 console has received a new software update. In addition to the major improvements we have described earlier, there are a few unusual or harder to spot things.

PS5's First Major Update is Live

Hubert Sledziewski, 14 April 2021, 17:59

PlayStation 5 receive its first major software update today. On the occasion, Sony announced new features for the dedicated mobile app.

PlayStation 5 Sales Beat Other Consoles in UK

mikos, 09 April 2021, 13:23

Despite shortages, PlayStation 5 is selling great and exceeding the results achieved by other consoles.

Production of PS5 is Stalled by Lack of Parts for $1

Hubert Sledziewski, 08 April 2021, 20:09

In May, it will be half a year since the launch of PlayStation 5, and the purchase of Sony consoles remains difficult. The blame for the lack of hardware on the shelves turns out to be small chips, the production of which costs only a dollar.

PS5 Has Serious Problem With Displaying SDR Image

Bart Swiatek, 29 March 2021, 20:25

According to Digital Foundry experts, SDR content on PlayStation 5 is not displayed properly. Dark colors blend together and details present in a scene are lost.

Sony Employees Get a Hefty Bonus for PS5

Ewelina Krzykala, 29 March 2021, 14:30

PS5 sales have remained at record levels for months. More than 4.5 million units were purchased in 2020 alone, and Sony wants to produce another 18 million in 2021. This will benefit Japanese company's employees, who will receive hefty bonuses due to the good sales of the 9th-gen console.

Frustrated Parents Sold a PS5 Drawing to Bots

Capitalny, 26 March 2021, 12:16

On the German version of eBay, a couple managed to sell a hand-drawn image of the PlayStation 5. The buyer was probably one of the owners of the hated bots.

Chip Shortages - Factories are Waiting, Electronics Prices Will Increase

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 March 2021, 19:33

The prices of electronics (not just consoles, GPUs and smartphones) will continue to increase in the coming months. All because of a chip manufacturing problem that is affecting the entire industry.

PSVR 2 Appearance Revealed, Pictures Available

Karol Laska , 18 March 2021, 17:16

The appearance of Sony's new controllers designed for the PlayStation VR 2 has been revealed, and their design is very different from the PS Move.

PS5 Becomes the Best-selling Console in US History

Paul Musiolik, 13 March 2021, 16:45

The NPD Group reports that the PlayStation 5 is now the best-selling console in U.S. history when considering total sales in USD during the first four months after its debut on the market.

Xbox Will Run Steam and Epic Games Store Titles, Including Death Stranding

Karol Laska , 09 March 2021, 21:15

The new version of the Microsoft Edge browser for Xbox consoles will enable us to use platforms originally intended for PC, such as Steam and Epic Games Store.

DualSense as Responsive With Cable as Wireless

Paul Musiolik, 09 March 2021, 12:28

Thanks to a test preapred by a certain Reddit user, we learned that PS5's DualSense controller has the same latency over cable as it does wirelessly.