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Patent Suggests PS5 DualShock May Check the Player's Heart Rate

Bart Swiatek, 26 February 2020, 10:55

A patent registered with the U.S. Patent Office reveals a technology that may appear in DualShock 5 - a function that would enable us to measure the heart rate and sweat rate of a player in order to better adjust the gameplay.

GDC 2020 Without PlayStation - Coronavirus Scared off Sony

Conrad Hazi, 21 February 2020, 13:06

Sony resigned from GDC 2020 (Game Developers Conference) due to the threat posed by the spreading COVID-19 coronavirus. This is the second event - after PAX East - dropped by PlayStation manufacturer.

PS5 and Xbox Series X Survey: Price Will be Essential

Mat1K, 20 February 2020, 11:56

Ed Boon, an American developer, asked people watching his Twitter profile about the most important aspects of the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. As it turns out, according to the players, the purchase of the console will depend on the price, and not on backward compatibility or exclusive games.

Players are Waiting for PS5 and New Xbox; Sales of Old Consoles Decrease

Bart Swiatek, 17 February 2020, 15:12

The NPD group has noted a significant drop in interest in the current generation of consoles - PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Sales dropped more sharply than expected by Sony and Microsoft.

Sony Shuts Down PlayStation Forum

Paul Wozniak, 14 February 2020, 15:43

Today, an official announcement from Sony has informed of the closure of the PlayStation forum. The website will be suspended beginning with February 27, while the Japanese company encourages users to use other social networking sites.

You Can Bid For The Prototype of Nintendo PlayStation

Laty, 14 February 2020, 14:05

Nintendo PlayStation is a child of a short collaboration between Sony and Nintendo. The hybrid console has recently been put up for auction, and the highest bid is already $350,000.

High Manufacturing Costs of PS5 Surprised Sony

Adrian Werner, 14 February 2020, 13:14

There have been reports that production costs of PlayStation 5 are higher than expected due to a shortage of memory chips. The same sources suggest that a new version of PlayStation VR is planned.

Sony Patents System That Will Help Us Complete Games - Perhaps on PS5

Adrian Werner, 10 February 2020, 12:38

Sony has obtained a patent for a hint system to analyze gameplay of the player and other users, and then provide advice to help them succeed in games.

Even Sony Doesn't Know the Price of PS5 Yet

Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2020, 12:59

An excerpt from the conference summarizing Sony's quarterly financial results suggests that even the Japanese company doen't yet know how much the PlayStation 5 console will cost.

The Official Website of PS5 Launches

Christian Pieniazek, 04 February 2020, 23:36

The official website of PS5, through which Sony has confirmed this year's release of the console, has been launched. The manufacturer also encourages you to subscribe to the newsletter and promises to provide „amazing” information about the device.

PS4 Console and Game Sales Slowing Down

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 February 2020, 15:52

Sony boasted its financial results for the period between October and December 2019. In the past quarter, the company recorded a significant drop in sales of PlayStation 4 and games as the ninth generation of consoles approaches.

Leak: Remote Play on Nintendo Switch and New Portable DualShock

Konrad Serafinski, 02 February 2020, 22:09

A Reddit user claims to have received a survey on Remote Play from Sony. The function would appear in the future on Nintendo Switch or Apple TV. It is also possible that Sony is considering creating a portable DualShock and is working on a remote game without an internet connection.

Over a Billion PlayStation 4 Games Have Been Sold

Adrian Werner, 01 February 2020, 21:24

Sony announced that by the end of January 2020, total sales of PlayStation 4 games exceeded 1.18 billion copies. The only console in this family the has done better is PS2.

God of War Creator: PS5 Will be Revealed Soon

Bebop, 17 January 2020, 12:58

David Jaffe, the developer who worked on the God of War and Twisted Metal series, seems confident that the PS5 will be presented in the next 4 weeks. This is consistent with numerous rumors coming from uncertain sources.

French PlayStation Website: DualShock 5 Compatible With PlayStation 4

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 January 2020, 22:03

The French PlayStation website reported that the DualShock 5 pad will enable us to play on PlayStation 4, and this has again raised hopes related to the rumor of the controller's alleged compatibility with the new console.

How Much Time Did You Spend on Your PlayStation in 2019?

Christian Pieniazek, 14 January 2020, 21:36

PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita owners can see their summaries of the past year. Sony Interactive Entertainment allows you to check the number of hours spent at the console, as well as find out which games we have enjoyed the longest.

Leaks: We Won't See PS5 on E3 2020; Sony Skips the Show Again

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 January 2020, 22:46

Michael Pachter from Wedbush Securities reports that Sony is not going to show up at E3. Again. Meanwhile, there are more or less reliable rumors on the web about when PlayStation 5 will be presented.

Jason Schreier: „PS5 and Xbox More Powerful Than RTX 2080”

Bart Swiatek, 13 January 2020, 15:44

Industry journalist Jason Schreier said during a recent podcast that he thinks the next generation of consoles, the PS5 and Xbox, will be more powerful than GeForce RTX 2080-like GPU. The platform designers are said to look to the future, ensuring that they have enough power in the years ahead.

CEO of SIE: PS5 Has „Unique Unannounced Features”

Konrad Serafinski, 09 January 2020, 13:55

Sony Interactive Entertainment's (SIE) CEO Jim Ryan was interviewed by the Japanese website Business Insider, where he pointed out that the PS5 will have unique features we do not yet know about. He also commented on the logo and the process of „switching” to next-gen.

PS5 Logo Gets Almost 5 Million Likes on Instagram and Ton of Memes

Paul Wozniak, 08 January 2020, 14:07

A post showing the PlayStation 5 logo on Instagram has almost 5 million likes. For comparison, the presentation of the new Xbox has not exceeded one million likes so far. Showing the logo was enough for the fans to create a truckload of related memes.

PS5 Logo And One Billion PS4 Games Sold - Sony on CES 2020

Conrad Hazi, 07 January 2020, 13:43

Also Sony prepared a conference for CES 2020. Contrary to expectations, we learned little about PlayStation 5, but the company provided some interesting statistics on the current generation of consoles and presented a concept car.

New Leaks Show PS5 DevKit and DualShock 5 Controller?

Conrad Hazi, 06 January 2020, 13:52

New photos of the PlayStation 5 development kit have been uploaded to the web. This time, in addition to the console itself, you can see the new model of the dedicated gamepad - presumably DualShock 5.

Leak: PS5 Pre-orders will Launch in March

Paul Wozniak, 05 January 2020, 22:57

According to unofficial information, pre-orders of PlayStation 5 will start as early as March this year. On January 7, during Sony's conference, we may see the next-gen console for the first time.

Digital Foundry on Console Performance: PS5 Weaker Than New Xbox

Konrad Serafinski, 31 December 2019, 11:25

The Digital Foundry channel has tracked available leaks regarding next-gen consoles. The analysis shows that the new Xbox can be much stronger than the PS5. On the other hand, the device from Sony is to be more affordable.

PS5 With Two Hardware Modes for PS4 Game Support

Adrian Werner, 31 December 2019, 10:45

Reliable information about the backward compatibility of PlayStation 5 has surfaced on the web. According to the infor, the console's GPU will have two additional modes of operation, designed specifically for PS4 and PlayStation 4 Pro games.

CES 2020: Sony's „Unique Vision of the Future” Might be PS5?

Jacob Blazewicz, 30 December 2019, 23:30

Sony has posted an intriguing message on its website. The company intends to show „a unique vision of the future” at CES 2020, which many people read as an announcement of PlayStation 5's official reveal.

New-Old DualShock 4; Sony Patents New Version of PlayStation Pad

Darius Matusiak, 30 December 2019, 11:48

DualShock with two additional buttons. Sony has just patented a new version of its gamepad and it is probably not designed for PlayStation 5.

Devs Say Making Games on PS5 is Easier Than Ever

Konrad Serafinski, 28 December 2019, 17:16

Developers say that creating games on PlayStation 5 is very simple and fun. This is what Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, has said in an interview with Dengeki PlayStation.

PlayStation 4 Firmware Gets 7.02 Update

AS, 19 December 2019, 22:23

PlayStation 4 is receiving its second update this month, to version 7.02. It is designed to improve the performance of the system. The upgrade is not the smallest, as we'll need at least 470 MB of free disk space. Can we expect even more revolutionary PS4 updates?

Unique Prototype of Nintendo PlayStation Goes to Auction

Frozen, 18 December 2019, 14:24

A rare prototype of a hybrid console resulting from the short collaboration of Sony and Nintendo will soon be put on sale. This will be the first ever opportunity to purchase this unique device.

Programmable Buttons on DualShock 4; Here's Sony's Official Attachment

Bart Swiatek, 17 December 2019, 20:32

Sony has created an attachment that adds two programmable buttons to the DualShock 4 gamepad. The device works with any model of the controller and will be available for sale in February next year.

Sony's Exclusive Game Series Coming to Other Consoles From 2021

Paul Wozniak, 11 December 2019, 16:08

the MLB: The Show series of baseball simulators will be available on non-PlayerStation consoles from 2021 onwards. For over 20 years, the title could only be played on Sony devices. Perhaps this may a step towards hanging the policy on the distribution of exclusive titles.

Let's Watch December's PlayStation State of Play

Konrad Serafinski, 10 December 2019, 14:07

Today, at 6 AM (PT) / 3 PM (CEST), PlayStation's State of Play stream will begin. State o Play is periodical stream on news related to the upcoming games for the consoles of the PlayStation family. Let's watch it together.

DualShock 5 Renders - PS5 Controller Looks Great

Konrad Serafinski, 10 December 2019, 13:15

LetsGoDigital has shown graphics with the 3D model of DualShock 5, the controller for PlayStation 5. The first thing that stands out is the small screen on the gamepad instead of the touch panel.

Sony: PS5 Pro in the Middle of Next Generation?

Paul Wozniak, 06 December 2019, 23:57

In an interview for Game Informer, Sony's executive vice president of hardware and operations engineering, Masayasu Ito, suggested that an improved version of the console might also be available next to PlayStation 5 after some time. However, one of the editors of Kotaku reports that PS5 launch titles will not be available on PS4.

Xbox Scarlett and PS5 are Powerful Consoles With Similar Specs

Konrad Serafinski, 05 December 2019, 14:10

Jason Schreier from Kotaku says Microsoft is far behind Sony in terms of communication with the players and the media, but both Xbox Scarlett and PlayStation 5 are supposed to be „powerful”.

PS Vita Without Successor? Sony Loses Interest in Handhelds

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 December 2019, 23:42

Jim Ryan from Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed that the company is not interested in creating a mobile console. The hopes for a successor to PlayStation Vita are no more.

450 Million Sold Consoles Land PlayStation a Guinness Record

Michael Kulakowski, 03 December 2019, 23:45

Sony has announced that PlayStation has been included in Guinness World Records as the most popular home console brand in history. More than 450 million PlayStation family systems have been sold in the 25 years of its existence on the market.

Unofficial Photo of PS5 Devkit With Controllers

Paul Wozniak, 01 December 2019, 20:47

Another unofficial photo of the developer version of PlayStation 5 has appeared on the web. It confirms its unusual appearance and most likely also shows the new DualShock 5 controllers.

PS5 and Xbox Scarlett May Use Samsung's NVMe SSDs

Bart Swiatek, 26 November 2019, 10:58

Samsung will probably be responsible for the production of very fast NVMe SSDs, which will be used in the 9th generation consoles - PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. This is suggested by one of the slides from a presentation that was shown at the Samsung SSD Forum 2019 event in Tokyo.

Rumors About Removable PS5 SSDs Were Bogus - Patents Concerned Toys

Konrad Serafinski, 23 November 2019, 15:20

Reports that PlayStation 5 will have removable SSDs have turned out to be false. That's what TweakTown says, which proved that Sony's patents were related with Toio toy parts.

PS5 Owners Will Make Their Own Demos? Intriguing Sony Patents

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2019, 13:56

News of another Sony patent, most likely associated with PlayStation 5, are making rounds on the internet. The company has registered a feature that enables gamers to send their friends game states saved in the cloud as de facto demo versions. Another patent application suggests that we will get access to these 'mini-games' even without the console, directly through the new controller.

Rumor: PS5 is More Efficient in Games Than Xbox Scarlett

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2019, 11:54

There are new rumors about the performance of ninth-generation console devkits. According to a reliable source, PlayStation 5 is currently performing better in games than the competitive Xbox Scarlett.

Leak: PS5 to be Backwards Compatible With PS, PS2, PS3 and PS4 Discs

Konrad Serafinski, 21 November 2019, 11:38

We have more and more leaks about backward compatibility of PS5. Recent reports suggest that the console will read almost all discs from previous generations. In other words: our PS5 will be able to run games from PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4.

PS5 and Gran Turismo 7 Price and Release Dates; Leak From Reliable Source

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 November 2019, 23:35

There are rumors about the price and release date of PlayStation 5. One PSErebus states that the new Sony console will debut in America on November 20, 2020 and will cost the same as Xbox Scarlett. The user also referred to a handful of other rumors circulating on the web.

We Know What PlayStation 5's DualShock 5 Will Look Like

Laty, 18 November 2019, 21:58

Today, for the first time officially, we had the opportunity to see the new DualShock 5. The Japanese patent office has published the graphics, which were supplied by Sony along with the documentation. At first sight, the new model does not differ much from its predecessor.

German Media Markt Presents its Own Concept of PS5

Bart Swiatek, 14 November 2019, 12:30

The German branch of the Media Markt store chain has presented its own idea for the look and feel of PlayStation 5. The designers' concept radically differs from the previously revealed photographs of the developer version of the device.

Removable SSD Like Cartridges? PS5 May Have Some Interesting Patents

Laty, 12 November 2019, 19:36

Sony has registered a new patent in Brazil called „PlayStation Cartridge”. It is highly likely that the new PlayStation 5 will have replaceable SSD.

PS4 Becomes Second Best-selling Console Ever; Sony is Disappointed

Bebop, 30 October 2019, 14:25

Sony revealed a financial report, according to which PS4 became the second best-selling home console in history. PS2 is still in the first place. The Japanese company expected better results.

Sony Applies for PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10 Trademarks

Konrad Serafinski, 29 October 2019, 10:00

Sony has applied for trademarks in Japan for PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10. There are of course only placeholders, but it is worth noting that the company only once registered more than one trademark. It was in 2006 with PS4 and PS5.