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UPDATED: Forced student labour used to build PS4s at Foxconn - report

UPDATED: Forced student labour used to build PS4s at Foxconn - report

It has been alleged that controversial Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has been using forced labour as part of its PS4 manufacturing operation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2013 at 4:04PM in News
Retail begins offering PS4 upgrades to customers

Retail begins offering PS4 upgrades to customers

Many UK consumers who have pre-ordered a PS4 are now being offered the opportunity to upgrade to one of Sony’s bundles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2013 at 11:42AM in News
John Lewis expects Xbox One sales to outsell PS4

John Lewis expects Xbox One sales to outsell PS4

Department store giant John Lewis has predicted a next-gen win for Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2013 at 9:59AM in News
Sony CEO: Camera removed from PS4 bundle to hit 'magic price'

Sony CEO: Camera removed from PS4 bundle to hit 'magic price'

Sony has decided against including the next-gen PlayStation Camera in the initial PS4 bundle offering, CEO Andrew House has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 10th 2013 at 7:10AM in News

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PS3 was delayed for one year after plans to ship without a GPU were scrapped

PS3 was delayed for one year after plans to ship without a GPU were scrapped

Part of Ken Kutaragi’s vision of the PS3 was for the console to ship without a dedicated graphics processor, with the now infamous Cell chip handling ALL the processing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 9th 2013 at 10:36AM in News
Sony opens pre-orders for new head-mounted 3D display

Sony opens pre-orders for new head-mounted 3D display

The US arm of Sony is now taking pre-orders for its upcoming wireless 3D head-mounted display.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 8th 2013 at 3:41PM in News
PS4 Link app arrives on Vita with next firmware update

PS4 Link app arrives on Vita with next firmware update

Sony’s Playstation 4 companion app will arrive for Vita onboard the device’s next firmware update.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 8th 2013 at 7:25AM in News
Simply Games says PS4 upgrade offer is "largely a retailer-led initiative"

Simply Games says PS4 upgrade offer is "largely a retailer-led initiative"

Online retailer Simply Games has confirmed to MCV that it’s PS4 pre-order upgrade plan has not been forced upon it by Sony.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2013 at 3:55PM in News

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Grand Theft Auto V breaks PSN sales records

Grand Theft Auto V breaks PSN sales records

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has not just been breaking records on the High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2013 at 2:17PM in News
Sony details nifty second screen smartphone PS4 app

Sony details nifty second screen smartphone PS4 app

PS4’s smartphone companion app will offer a host of extra functionality for owners of the console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 4th 2013 at 1:30PM in News
Yoshida: No question smartphones hurt handheld market

Yoshida: No question smartphones hurt handheld market

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida admits that there's “no question” smartphones have “badly hurt” handheld sales.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 3rd 2013 at 7:44AM in News
A4T readies PS4 accessories for launch

A4T readies PS4 accessories for launch

Peripherals firm A4T has secured the rights to create its range of official PS4 accessories.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 2nd 2013 at 12:34PM in News

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PS3 auto download feature extended to non PS+ subscribers

PS3 auto download feature extended to non PS+ subscribers

A new PS3 firmware update has extended the ability to enable automatic downloads to non-subscribers of PlayStation Plus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2013 at 11:35AM in News
European version of Beyond: Two Souls is censored

European version of Beyond: Two Souls is censored

Sony has confirmed that the European version of Beyond: Two Souls is missing content found in the US release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2013 at 1:24PM in News
Guerrilla moving on from Killzone, working on new IP

Guerrilla moving on from Killzone, working on new IP

Dutch studio Guerrilla Games is looking forward to a future beyond the Killzone IP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2013 at 4:08PM in News
PSN will be ready for Killzone: Shadow Fall's 50GB download, Sony says

PSN will be ready for Killzone: Shadow Fall's 50GB download, Sony says

Sony is doing all it can to prepare PSN for a post-PS4 world where game download sizes will hit an eye-watering 50GB.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2013 at 2:02PM in News

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Middle Eastern PS4 release date confirmed

Middle Eastern PS4 release date confirmed

PS4 will be released in the Middle Eastern just before Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2013 at 10:55AM in News
China to lift console sales ban

China to lift console sales ban

The console video game market is about to get a hell of a lot bigger.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2013 at 2:23PM in News
Did Sony just admit that it nearly abandoned Vita?

Did Sony just admit that it nearly abandoned Vita?

It isn’t always possible to interpret interview answers with 100 per cent accuracy, but comments from Sony suggest that the Vita was nearly scrapped.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 26th 2013 at 4:03PM in News
Sony unconcerned by Xbox One's seven-day UK head start over PS4

Sony unconcerned by Xbox One's seven-day UK head start over PS4

That Xbox One will arrive in the UK a week before PS4 does not give it an advantage, Sony has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 26th 2013 at 3:05PM in News
£430 PS4 Killzone bundle coming to UK

£430 PS4 Killzone bundle coming to UK

A bundle including a PS4 console, two DualShock 4 controllers, Killzone Shadow Fall and a PlayStation Camera is coming to the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 26th 2013 at 2:02PM in News
Sony's Gaikai service may stream games to TVs, PCs, mobile devices

Sony's Gaikai service may stream games to TVs, PCs, mobile devices

Playstation game streaming service Gaikai may eventually alllow users access to content on devices outside of Sony's gaming hardware, such as smartphones, tablets, computers and televisions.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 24th 2013 at 12:05AM in News
Sony acknowledges western interest in Vita TV greater than expected

Sony acknowledges western interest in Vita TV greater than expected

Western interest in the recently-revealed Playstation Vita TV has exceeded Sony’s expectations, according to senior vice president Masayasu Ito.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 23rd 2013 at 7:02AM in News
FPS creators consulted on DualShock 4 design; Testing OK'd parallel sticks

FPS creators consulted on DualShock 4 design; Testing OK'd parallel sticks

Sony says that “major FPS creators” were consulted on the design of the PS4’s DualShock 4 joypad.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2013 at 12:14PM in News
Sony hopes to recoup PS4 unit losses via game and subscription sales

Sony hopes to recoup PS4 unit losses via game and subscription sales

The PlayStation 4 console will be sold at a loss, Sony has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2013 at 11:51AM in News