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Greatness did await PS4, with second-highest sales for any home game console

Greatness did await PS4, with second-highest sales for any home game console

Sony's PlayStation 4 continues to impress this console generation, passing the total sales of the original PlayStation and even Nintendo Wii. Only the PS2 has more home console sales than PS4, though the original DS and Game Boy have also sold more total units when including handheld systems.
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PlayStation Vue: The master guide to Sony’s internet TV service

PlayStation Vue: The master guide to Sony’s internet TV service

Sony has taken the decision to shutdown its PlayStation Vue live TV service in January, 2020. For a detailed view of the service's numerous plans, add-ons, features, and restrictions, we've created this handy guide for those who are still subscribed.
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Sony’s PlayStation Vue live TV streaming service shuts down in January

Sony’s PlayStation Vue live TV streaming service shuts down in January

PlayStation Vue, Sony's expensive live TV streaming service, will shut its doors in January 2020 as Sony commits to focusing on its "core gaming business." However, the closure leaves the PlayStation 4 without a live TV streaming solution, as Sony has blocked competitors from launching on the console.
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Sony wants to sell PlayStation Vue as streaming industry gets more crowded

Sony wants to sell PlayStation Vue as streaming industry gets more crowded

Sony is reportedly looking to sell the technology of PlayStation Vue and its subscriber base of 500,000 households, as the internet TV service keeps losing money. With the streaming industry set to become more crowded, Sony may have picked the perfect time to offload the struggling business.
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PlayStation 5 exclusives may dive into deeper collaborations with Sony Music

PlayStation 5 exclusives may dive into deeper collaborations with Sony Music

Death Stranding is being considered as an "important benchmark" for what is expected to be deeper collaboration between Sony Music Group and the PlayStation 5. The soundtrack of the new Hideo Kojima game will feature real-world, Sony-licensed artists, and this may continue for PlayStation 5 exclusives.
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Sony says PlayStation 5 will be world’s fastest console, then takes it back

Sony says PlayStation 5 will be world’s fastest console, then takes it back

A now-removed line from a job posting at Sony claimed the PS5 will be the world's fastest game console, but can the next PlayStation system make good on that promise, or will Xbox Scarlett reign supreme? Both consoles are due to release for the holidays in 2020, with no firm launch dates set.
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The Last of Us: Part 2 reportedly delayed weeks after release date announcement

The Last of Us: Part 2 reportedly delayed weeks after release date announcement

Sony and Naughty Dog have reportedly already delayed The Last of Us: Part 2 past its originally scheduled February 2020 release date. The game's release date was only announced one month ago, and it's due to be one of the very last exclusive titles released on PS4 before the jump to PS5.
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Conan O’Brien ascends from Clueless Gamer to cameo in Death Stranding video game

Conan O’Brien ascends from Clueless Gamer to cameo in Death Stranding video game

Comedian and talk show host Conan O'Brien visited Kojima Productions to view Death Stranding for his TBS show, and during the trip he was turned into a character in the video game. He is joined by other celebrities in the game like Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus. It's due to release on November 8.
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Cubs superstar Javier Báez nabs a spot on the MLB The Show 20 cover

Cubs superstar Javier Báez nabs a spot on the MLB The Show 20 cover

Slick-fielding Cubs infielder Javier Báez will be on the cover of MLB The Show 20 when it releases next year. The dual-threat player has made a name for himself as one of the best in the league, despite the Chicago Cubs falling short of expectations during the 2019 season.
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You’ll soon be able to stream songs in Sony’s 360 Reality Audio format

You’ll soon be able to stream songs in Sony’s 360 Reality Audio format

The next big thing in music is coming sooner than we thought. Sony has announced that its 360 Reality Audio immersive music format is coming to Tidal, Amazon Music HD, and other services this fall. All you'll need to experience it is a set of headphones and a compatible streaming app for your phone.
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The PlayStation 5 will cut your load times and open your wallet

The PlayStation 5 will cut your load times and open your wallet

Sony's announcement of PlayStation 5 details was mostly routine, but there was an unexpected nugget of news. The PlayStation 5's dashboard will let players load directly into game activities, and even see rewards before they play. That could completely change game design.
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These leaked PlayStation 5 designs are close to the real thing

These leaked PlayStation 5 designs are close to the real thing

A series of leaked PlayStation 5 images released in late August showed a bizarre design for the console's development kit. Those photos were confirmed to closely resemble the real thing. The PS5's name and release window were also confirmed, with the console scheduled to launch in holiday 2020.
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Sony announces PS5 name, release, and haptic feedback features

Sony announces PS5 name, release, and haptic feedback features

Sony has officially confirmed the PlayStation 5, revealing that it will launch late next year and will feature a controller with haptic feedback in place of traditional rumble motors. The system will also support ray tracing at the GPU level, and will allow players to install individual segments of games.
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PlayStation 4 update expands Remote Play compatibility to all Android phones

PlayStation 4 update expands Remote Play compatibility to all Android phones

Sony is extending PlayStation 4 Remote Play compatibility beyond its own Xperia and iOS phones. The new 7.00 PS4 update will allow any Android phone (5.0 or above) to remotely stream and play their PS4 games. Sony is also doubling the number of members a single party can hold from eight to 16.
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Sony tames the mirrorless speed demon with updated autofocus in the new A9 II

Sony tames the mirrorless speed demon with updated autofocus in the new A9 II

The flagship Sony A9 impressed but the second-generation Sony A9 II refines the speed demon with more tools for pros, better autofocus, and enhanced noise reduction. A new voice memo tool allows sports photographers to add notes to the photo's metadata as they shoot on the sidelines.
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These are the most anticipated games for the rest of 2019

These are the most anticipated games for the rest of 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a huge year for video games, with a large number of series getting new installments, including some that have been dormant for years. Brand new franchises are also being created. These are our most anticipated games of 2019 across several different game systems.
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The Last of Us: Part II has a new trailer and early 2020 release date

The Last of Us: Part II has a new trailer and early 2020 release date

Sony has finally given The Last of Us: Part II a release date, and the PlayStation 4 exclusive will be arriving soon than you might have expected. The announcement was made during the latest State of Play video, which also gave us a look at a handful of other upcoming PS4 and PlayStation VR games.
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No wait for PlayStation 5 Pro? Rumor claims console to launch with PlayStation 5

No wait for PlayStation 5 Pro? Rumor claims console to launch with PlayStation 5

Sony is reportedly planning to launch the PlayStation 5 Pro alongside the base model of the upcoming console, according to a reliable Japanese journalist. The more powerful version is said to cost $100 to $150 more than the PlayStation 5, which is expected to arrive in 2020 or 2021.
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Sony’s insane 16-foot Crystal LED screens will cost more than a Ferrari

Sony’s insane 16-foot Crystal LED screens will cost more than a Ferrari

In a surprise move, Sony has announced that its MicroLED displays that can scale up to a whopping 16K, 17-feet in size, are now available to consumers who can afford to buy them. At a reported price of $10,000 per module, the least expensive version will cost $180,000 -- and that is not a 4K model.
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Sony’s colorful retro headphones are a match for its funky new Walkman

Sony’s colorful retro headphones are a match for its funky new Walkman

At IFA 2019, Sony debuted the colorful WF-H800 truly wireless headphones, as well as five color options for the WH-H910N overband headphones. There are also matching colors available for the relaunched Walkman, so you can mix and match your color scheme and get your retro groove on.
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Sony Xperia 5: Everything you need to know about Sony’s smaller flagship phone

Sony Xperia 5: Everything you need to know about Sony’s smaller flagship phone

Sony has taken to the stage at IFA 2019 to release a brand new flagship smartphone. With a smaller footprint than the tall Xperia 1, the Xperia 5 is the powerful flagship phone for those who want a slightly smaller phone. Here's absolutely everything you need to know about the Sony Xperia 5.
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Sony updates its wireless headphones with new noise-canceling processor

Sony updates its wireless headphones with new noise-canceling processor

Good news for sporty audio lovers: At IFA 2019, Sony announced it will be expanding its range of noise-canceling headphones to include a new wireless model. As well as the true wireless WF-1000XM3s and the beloved over-ear WH-1000XM3s, Sony is releasing a wireless model called the WI-1000XM2.
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Sony will not hold a PlayStation press conference at Tokyo Game Show 2019

Sony will not hold a PlayStation press conference at Tokyo Game Show 2019

Sony will not be holding a traditional press conference at the Tokyo Game Show 2019. Instead, its TGS 2019 presence will mostly focus on showing demonstrations for games we already know about. Death Stranding, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Final Fantasy VII Remake are among those being shown off.
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Tom Holland will return for a ‘very different’ Spider-Man movie without the MCU

Tom Holland will return for a ‘very different’ Spider-Man movie without the MCU

Tom Holland will be reprising his role as Peter Parker in a third Spider-Man movie, despite the breakup between Sony and Marvel -- but don't expect it to be like the first two films. Holland said the split wouldn’t be the end for him and the character.
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Sony gave away one of the best PlayStation VR games to some PlayStation 4 owners

Sony gave away one of the best PlayStation VR games to some PlayStation 4 owners

Sony gave away free copies of PlayStation VR exclusive Astro Bot Rescue Mission to some PlayStation 4 gamers. The selection process for the giveaway is unclear, as both those who own and do not own the virtual reality system received an email, so it would be best for everyone to check their inbox.
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Leaked PlayStation 5 design looks out of this world in renders

Leaked PlayStation 5 design looks out of this world in renders

A patent filed by Sony in Brazil reportedly revealed the design of the PlayStation 5, leading to renders of an out-of-this-world console. A veteran developer confirmed that the drawings were for the PlayStation 5, with the chance that this is what the console will look like once it is released.
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PlayStation Now: Everything we know including Sony’s plans for the future

PlayStation Now: Everything we know including Sony’s plans for the future

PlayStation Now gives PS4 and PC subscribers access to more than 750 PS4, PS3, and PS2 games. While limited in features and performance at the moment, there's reason to believe PlayStation Now will become a major focal point as the PS4's lifecycle ends and the PlayStation 5 takes the stage.
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Sony can take back Spider-Man, but this Spidey can never go home again

Sony can take back Spider-Man, but this Spidey can never go home again

Sony and Disney's very public dispute over whether Spider-Man will stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has huge ramifications for the current iteration of the character. Tom Holland's version is deeply tied to the MCU -- and if Sony wins, everyone loses.
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The MCU doesn’t need Spider-Man, and Spider-Man doesn’t need the MCU

The MCU doesn’t need Spider-Man, and Spider-Man doesn’t need the MCU

By now, you've probably heard that the deal between Sony and Disney that brought Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and let characters like Iron Man and Nick Fury appear in Spidey's solo flicks) is over. Well, don't worry. Both Spider-Man and the MCU are going to be just fine.
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Spider-Man no more: Sony and Disney split might remove Spidey from the MCU

Spider-Man no more: Sony and Disney split might remove Spidey from the MCU

Spider-Man may no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Sony, which owns the big-screen rights to the webslinger, and Disney, which controls Iron Man, Captain America, and the rest of the MCU, struggle to renegotiate the deal that let Peter Parker join the Avengers and the MCU.
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Some future Sony exclusives could be released on PC as well

Some future Sony exclusives could be released on PC as well

SIE Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden said Sony could open up some of its future exclusive games to PC players, specifically those with an online multiplayer bent. Sony's recent slate of PS4 exclusives have been heavily single-player focused, so it will be interesting to see what the future holds.
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Sony’s Xperia 1 is the first smartphone with a 4K OLED display

Sony’s Xperia 1 is the first smartphone with a 4K OLED display

Sony took the wraps off of three new phones at Mobile World Congress 2019, including the Xperia 1, which is the company's latest flagship phone and the first phone with a 4K OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. Sony also unveiled the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, which are midrange devices.
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Is Sony’s smartphone business dead or can it be revived?

Is Sony’s smartphone business dead or can it be revived?

Sony has long been one of the biggest consumer electronics brands around and it used to be a major player in mobile, but sales have just hit their lowest level ever. Can Sony Mobile turn things around or is it game over? What does it need to do to sell more smartphones?
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The PS5 is available for pre-order from a Swedish retailer for over $1,000

The PS5 is available for pre-order from a Swedish retailer for over $1,000

A Swedish retailer has posted a listing for Sony's PS5, and while it doesn't offer new technical details, it does include a staggering price point that is far higher than we expected. Signs do point to this price being a placeholder, however, and we may have to wait for Sony's official word.