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Why Sony didn’t include the camera with PS4

Keeping the PlayStation Camera out of the standard PlayStation 4 bundle was both a wise and necessary decision, Sony has argued. It cost more than $1bn to include the hard drive, and to include the GDDR5 [PS4’s graphics and systems RAM], so something had to give,” PS4 architect Mark Cerny …

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Spencer: Dropping Kinect is not the No.1 Xbox One request

Microsoft has insisted that the dropping of Kinect is not the most requested Xbox One amendment. We’re always trying to match what consumers are asking for,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer told Edge. I always want to make sure that we’re in tune with what current or potential customers are asking …

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PS4 camera boasts 15% attach rate, nears 1m sales

Sony has to date sold around 900,000 PlayStation Cameras designed for use with PS4. As GameSpot reports, with global PS4 sales standing at around 6m units that equates to an attach rate of 15 per cent. However, the number would have been higher – possibly far higher – were the …

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PS4 voice control to be limited at launch

One area that Sony doesn’t look to be competing with Xbox One in is voice and gesture control. Engadget reports that PS4 will at launch only support a limited range of voice commands including the ability to turn the console off and launch games. Users won’t be able to boot …

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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. A piece on Business Spectator reveals Sony’s reasoning behind the decision is based on keeping the price down at $399, as well as minimizing losses on each system sold. Sony …

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Sony confirms Kinect-like voice and gesture control for PS4

PS4 users will be able to control some elements of the console using gestures and voice. The news, Engadget reports, comes from the Tokyo Game Show. It is understood that Sony’s PlayStation Eye was at one stage a compulsory element of the console that was to be bundled with the …

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PS4 to feature some sort of voice command functionality

Sony seems intent on replicating what Microsoft believes is one of its key USPs on Xbox One. The platform holder has confirmed to Polygon that PS4’s optional PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition”, although it’s not yet ready to share any more details. That the PS4 would offer such functionality …

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Xbox One shipment forecasts lowered due to poor yields – report

Microsoft has allegedly lowered its Xbox One shipment forecasts, according to a Chinese news website. Digitimes reports that the platform holder has lowered its 7m unit shipment forecast for 2013 to 6.2m units due to poor yield rates of the device’s camera module, optical disc drive and related assembly”. Yield …

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There will be no Kinect-less Xbox One SKU, Microsoft says

Microsoft’s strategic shift regarding Xbox One and Kinect will only stretch so far. The platform holder announced earlier this week that Xbox One will now be able to function without Kinect being connected. The firm had previously said that the console wouldn’t function unless the motion camera. But calls for …

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£180 Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige Edition includes 1080p camera

A 1080p HD Tactical Camera is the star inclusion in this year’s Prestige Edition of Activision’s Call of Duty release, COD: Ghosts. It’s mountable, shock proof, water resistant, has a 170 wide angle lens, includes a 4GB memory card and is modelled on the equipment found in-game. Also in the …

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