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PlayStation Plus subscribers hit 26.4m, up 27% YOY

The number of paid PlayStation Plus subscriptions rose to 26.4m in 2016, Sony has confirmed, showing a growth of 27 per cent since 2015. The news comes from Sony’s investor relations day 2017 presentation, where the company talked about its plans to further grow the PlayStation 4 ecosystem. However, considering …

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PlayStation’s original series Powers has come to an end

Powers, the first original PlayStation live-action TV series, has come to and end. Showrunner Brian Michael Bendis confirmed the cancellation on Twitter, although he has pointed out that the Marvel graphic novel of the same name will continue. Bendis also celebrated the 4m+ views that the opening episode of the …

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UPDATED: Dragon’s Crown pulled from PSN amid NIS America and Atlus fall out

UPDATE: Dragon’s Crown will be returning to the PSN store. In a statement provided to MCV, NIS America said that the RPG title will be back on PlayStation’s online store shortly via publisher Atlus. Below is the firm’s full statement on the matter: "With regards to our previous statements on …

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Number of PlayStation Plus subscribers doubles to reach 20.8m

The number of subscribers to Sony’s PlayStation Plus online mode has nearly doubled in the last year. In January 2015, the company boasted of 10.9m paid users on the service; that figure has now risen to 20.8m, according to a presentation by Sony Interactive Entertainment chief Andrew House at Sony’s …

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Yoshida: Connecting Xbox Live and PSN could be easy technically

PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has said that the technical side of linking PlayStation Network and Xbox Live could be the easiest. Speaking to Eurogamer at GDC, Yoshida reiterated what was said in Sony’s statement to GameSpot yesterday that it was in favour of supporting cross-platform play – and …

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Sony promises PlayStation Plus subscription extensions following PSN outage

Following its PlayStation Network online service being down yesterday, Sony has said it will be compensating gamers. In a tweet on its official Twitter account (below), the platform holder said that we should ‘stay tuned for details on PS Plus, PS Now, and video rental extensions’. This can be taken …

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Sony adds wishlists to PlayStation Store

PlayStation console owners can now add games they don’t yet own to a wishlist. Titles added to this list can be set to two settings – Friends or No One. As of yet, it’s unclear how gamers will be able to share this with other users, or their friends. At …

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Destiny: The Taken King claims PSN’s records

The expansion to Bungie’s co-op focused shooter Destiny has claimed a new PlayStation Network record. Publisher Activision says that the game has become the most downloaded day one new release on Sony’s network. It has also claimed the record for the highest number of total players and peak online concurrency …

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Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture was the REAL No.1 last week

Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture would have topped the UK charts – if digital data was included. It may well have been the first PSN exclusive release to get to No.1 in the UK, although the lack of historical data makes that impossible to quantify. MCV sources say the interactive …

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Sony agrees to review its PSN fraud allegation process

The way in which Sony handles victims of account fraud on PSN could be about to change. The BBC’s consumer show Watchdog last week highlighted two problems with Sony’s fraud response measures. The first is that it has been refusing to refund content that has been purchased by third parties …

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