Sony Says Playstation Could Get Expensive Due To Trade War

Sony Says PlayStation Could Get Expensive Due To Trade War


Sony has reached the impressive milestone of selling 100 million units of the PlayStation but it sees dark clouds ahead as it looks towards the future. The company has warned that the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China could result in the price of its consoles going up.

Sony’s financial boss Hiroki Totoki has said that if the United States expands tariffs on Chinese products, it would likely result in a price increase for PlayStation consoles. Totoki says that Sony is considering a number of options to deal with this eventuality and that passing that additional cost on to the customers is one such option.

Origin puts An Xbox, Playstation, Switch, And Gaming Pc In One Machine

Origin Puts An Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, And Gaming PC In One Machine

Origin has made a gaming machine to end all gaming machines. If you’re the kind of gamer who wants to own all of the consoles and a proper gaming PC then this custom creation from Origin PC will appeal to you. It has the PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and a proper gaming PC in one case.

Origin PC has created this machine in order to commemorate its 10th anniversary. This custom gaming machine has an Xbox One X, a PlayStation 4 Pro, and a Nintendo Switch. That’s in addition to a full-fledged gaming PC that’s also in the case.

Playstation Vue Subscription Fees Being Raised

PlayStation Vue Subscription Fees Being Raised


The start of the new fiscal year often brings some bad news related to taxes or price increases. If you weren’t over eBay collecting sales tax in over a dozen additional states starting today, then you’re not going to like this if you subscribe to Sony’s standalone online TV streaming service. It has been confirmed today that the PlayStation Vue subscription fees are being increased.

Dwayne Benefield, VP and GM of PlayStation Vue, wrote on the service’s official blog that each deal is constantly evaluated to make sure that PlayStation Vue delivers the content users want while keeping in mind the overall value of each package.

Playstation 5 Apu Could Outperform Nvidia Gtx 1080

PlayStation 5 APU Could Outperform NVIDIA GTX 1080


Not much is known about the PlayStation 5 apart from the fact that Sony is working on it. The specs haven’t been confirmed as yet but if a new report is to be believed, the console could have quite the computing power. It’s APU is expected to have better performance than the NVIDIA GTX 1080.

The report mentions that the first Firestrike benchmark for the PlayStation 5 had seemingly surfaced online and it had revealed a Gonzalo APU which is expected to be the SoC for the PlayStation 5. Many game developers have already sang praises of the PS5’s computing power so it seams that Sony may have succeeded in making significant improvements on this front.

Playstation Plus Games For July 2019 Revealed

PlayStation Plus Games For July 2019 Revealed

Sony offers a handful of games for free every month to members of its PlayStation Plus program. July 2019 is going to be no different. Sony has now confirmed the free games lineup for the coming month. The focus is going to be on sports titles in July so those who’re into sports will particularly like the lineup.

PES Productions’ Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is the first title on the Sony PS Plus free games list for July 2019. It’s the only true competitor to the FIFA franchise from Electronic Arts. However, it doesn’t have some of the top-level clubs and leagues largely because EA has deeper pockets to pay for those expensive licenses that guarantee exclusivity to its franchise. PES fans do appreciate the franchise for its solid gameplay.

Sony Playstation 'gran Turismo' Makes A Mini Film Celebrating The Nurburgring

Sony Playstation 'Gran Turismo' makes a mini film celebrating the Nurburgring

The Nürburgring and Le Mans are both race tracks, but each represents a different side of the automotive coin. When an automaker wants to prove it can build an all-out race car, it enters one of the categories at Le Mans. When an automaker wants to prove it can build an all-around road car, it goes to the Nürburgring. Yet the 'Ring as a global phenomenon and lap-time graveyard is recent; the Nordschleife didn't appear in Playstation's 'Gran Turismo' until GT4 in 2004. Today, it's unimaginable that a high-profile racing game wouldn't include the 'Ring from the off.

It's been a wild 15 years for both the video game and the track, so the folks at Sony put together a 19-minute video on how the 'Ring and the game have changed.

Sony Shows Demo Of Playstation 5 Load Times

Sony Shows Demo Of PlayStation 5 Load Times


Sony may not be coming to E3 in 2019 but the company has been revealing bits and pieces of information about the next-generation gaming console that it’s working on. It has previously been confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will feature SSD storage, 3D audio, and 8K graphics support in addition to backward compatibility with current PS4 games. Sony has now provided a demo of the PlayStation 5 load times and they’re impressive, to say the least.

The shift from HDD to SSD storage would have understandably contributed to the improvement in load times but one also has to factor in the other hardware improvements which will speed up load times significantly.

Sony Launches Studio To Create Movies Out Of Playstation Games Itself

Sony Launches Studio To Create Movies Out Of PlayStation Games Itself


Sony has had to work with other media companies when it wanted to make shows based on its vast library of PlayStation games. The company is now switching gears by setting up its own studio which will allow Sony to quickly adapt its PlayStation games into TV shows and movies on its own. This new division is called PlayStation Productions.

PlayStation Productions is overseen by Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Chairman of Worldwide Studios Shawn Layden. The studio will be tasked with developing and producing projects that are based on Sony’s vast library of PlayStation games.

Playstation 5 May Release In November 2020 For $499

PlayStation 5 May Release In November 2020 For $499


Sony has already confirmed that it’s working on its next-generation console. The company has also pointed out that the console won’t be out before next year. A new report about the price and release date of the PlayStation 5 suggests that the console is going to be released in November next year for $499.

Respected Sony analyst Hideki Yasuda predicts that Sony is going to release its next-generation gaming console in November 2020. He also predicts in his latest quarterly analysis report for the Ace Research Institute that the console will be priced at $499.

Playstation Now Subscription Service Tops 700,000 Users

PlayStation Now Subscription Service Tops 700,000 Users


The PlayStation Now streaming service has been around for quite some time now, long before similar services were offered for the Xbox One. Sony launched it back in 2014 and it has seen constant growth for PlayStation Now over the years. Sony has revealed that the subscription service now has over 700,000 users.

Sony’s cloud-based game streaming service is based on a subscription model. Users can purchase a membership for $19.99 per month and that provides them with access to more than 750 games for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Sony Playstation 5 Price Will Be 'appealing To Gamers'

Sony PlayStation 5 Price Will Be 'Appealing To Gamers'

It was clear that one of the reasons why the Sony PS4 managed to have such a huge lead on Microsoft’s Xbox One at the start was due to pricing. Microsoft had priced their console a good $100 more and justified it by including the Kinect accessory, which while appreciated, felt unnecessary.

By the time Microsoft dropped their prices, it felt like it might have been too late. This goes to show that in such a competitive space, sometimes offering more might not be good enough, and that’s definitely something Sony is keeping in mind. According to Peter Rubin of WIRED, he revealed that during his interview with Sony’s Mark Cerny, the topic of pricing of the upcoming PlayStation 5 was brought up.

Sony Confirms Playstation 5 Details, Some Of Them At Least

Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 Details, Some Of Them At Least


There has been a lot of focus on game streaming services which would enable players to stream console-level titles on even their mobile devices since all of the heavy lifting would be done in the cloud. Google and Microsoft are both working on such services. Sony feels that it’s necessary to follow up the PlayStation 4 Pro with new hardware and it has now confirmed a few details about the PlayStation 5.

Sony company president Kenichiro Yoshida has said that it’s important to have “next-generation hardware” after the PlayStation 4 Pro, which basically means there’s going to be a PlayStation 5. System architect Mark Cerny confirmed to Wired that the new console is going to have a third-generation AMD Ryzen CPU under the hood with eight cores built on the company’s 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture.

Playstation Store Refund Pre-order Possible But There's A Catch

PlayStation Store Refund Pre-Order Possible But There's A Catch


It’s possible that you pre-order a game when it’s first unveiled but over the following days you decide you don’t want to spend your money on it. What do you do then if you have pre-ordered it through Sony’s PlayStation Store? A new policy has been enacted which does allow PlayStation Store pre-order refund but there’s a catch.

The refund terms are slightly different depending on the type of content purchased from the store. With the exception of a PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now subscription, it will not be possible to get credit back for a purchase once the game has been played or even if it has only been downloaded. The only way you get your money back is if you don’t download the game in the first place.

Apple Tv Gets Playstation Vue's Multi-picture Mode

Apple TV Gets PlayStation Vue's Multi-Picture Mode


PlayStation Vue, Sony’s live TV streaming service, isn’t just available on the company’s gaming consoles as the name might have you believe. It’s available on a wide variety of platforms including the Apple TV. The Apple TV is now getting a feature which has been available on the PS4 app for PlayStation Vue: multi-picture mode.

Sony is rolling out the multi-picture feature for PlayStation Vue on the Apple TV starting today. It will roll out the feature to the set-top box by way of an update for the app. The multi-picture mode allowed users to have three channels running on the screen at the same time. Sony is going to improve it further for the Apple TV by supporting four channels at the same time instead of three on the PlayStation 4.