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London – Monday 20th June, 2016: A special demo version of the highly-anticipated Gran Turismo(R) Sport game for PlayStation(R)4 will make a high-profile debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (23-26 June). With the game due on sale on 18 November 2016 in the UK (and on 16November in the rest of Europe), the expected crowd of over 200,000 automotive enthusiasts provides the perfect setting to showcase the latest developments to the award-winning Gran Turismo series that is revving up on PS4(TM) for the first time.
Polyphony Digital Inc. and Sony Computer Entertainment are offering visitors to this year’s Volkswagen stand, the chance to be amongst the first in the UK to get hands on with the latest in the award winning Gran Turismo franchise, Gran Turismo Sport, before it speeds onto PS4 later this year. Featuring the Brands Hatch track and a selection of VW cars all recreated in breath-taking detail, this special demo will truly get your pulse racing.
Gran Turismo Sport will also be playable within the prestigious TAG Heuer Drivers Club. Here drivers will be able to take their seat in a custom built PlayStation gaming pod and get access to some of the fastest, most desirable driving machines on the planet and experience the thrill of speed without limitation.
Festival of Speed founder, Lord March, commented, “We are incredibly excited to welcome the Gran Turismo game back to Goodwood for the fourth consecutive year and equally delighted that the Festival of Speed has been chosen as a platform to showcase the very exciting new Gran Turismo Sport game.”
“I have always been a big admirer of the Festival of Speed,” commented Kazunori Yamauchi. “We share a common passion for innovation with so many car manufacturers and we felt Goodwood Festival of Speed provides a fitting location for the UK public to enjoy playing Gran Turismo Sport for the first time.”
As its name suggests Gran Turismo Sport is all about racing and this is highlighted by its pioneering partnership with the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) that will certify two online championships that are part of the game. The Nations Cup and the Manufacturers Fan Cup are expected to be hotly contested and reflect the ever-growing popularity of eSports.
For more information on Gran Turismo Sport or the award winning Gran Turismo series, visit http://www.gran-turismo.com
SAN MATEO, CA, May 26, 2016 – Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that PlayStation(R)4 (PS4(TM)) has cumulatively sold through more than 40 million units*1 to consumers worldwide as of May 22, 2016, continuing to demonstrate the fastest-selling console in PlayStation(R) history. By offering users a vast array of exciting software titles from 3rd party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS), PS4 software sales also remain strong, with more than 270.9 million copies*2 sold in retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation(R)Store as of May 22, 2016.
“We are truly grateful for the enormous support from our fans and partners across the globe, which helped us achieve this significant milestone in such a short span of time,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “We will strive to deliver even more exciting gaming experiences to our users, further driving the momentum and accelerating the expansion of the PS4 platform and its business this fiscal year by offering an unparalleled line-up of games, bringing our virtual reality system, PlayStation VR, to market and providing ground-breaking features and network services.”
On the software front, much anticipated title, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (SIE WWS), was released on May 10, recording remarkable global sales of over 2.7 million units in just one week. PS4 software portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated games including Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix), Mass Effect Andromeda (Electronic Arts), Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco), Gran Turismo SPORT, Horizon Zero Dawn, and The Last Guardian (SIE WWS). The independent development community will also continue to deliver a variety of innovative new titles for PS4 including Boundless (Wonderstruck), Hellblade (Ninja Theory) and Pyre (Supergiant Games). *3
SIE will continue to expand the world of PS4 to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.
The PS4 system is currently available in 124 countries and regions*4 worldwide.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today revealed the features included in the beta for the next major system software update 3.50, codenamed MUSASHI, for PlayStation(R)4 (PS4(TM)). As part of the beta phase, players can schedule gameplay events with friends directly through their console. Players can also receive specific notifications as selected friends appear online.
Heading the list of features is full support for PS4 players to set-up and arrange gameplay events in console as well as via PlayStation(R)App (PS App), making it easier for like-minded gamers and friends to arrange gameplay together. The feature gives event hosts the ability to edit events after they’ve been scheduled, with invited friends and community members notified of any changes.
In addition, players can now be notified as friends come online, bringing more visibility to when friends are available to play and inspiring more immediate interaction between gamers. This much-requested feature allows gamers to tailor notifications for individual friends, meaning it can be activated for a select group of close-friends, rather than the entire friends list.
Whilst playing together is at the heart of the beta, the trial also brings functionality and improvements for those wishing to enjoy an uninterrupted experience on PS4. The ability to appear offline is included to allow gamers full immersion in their play experience, whilst still offering them the full suite of PS4 features.
We wanted to detail some of the other features we’re adding to PS4 in this update. We’re making it easier to connect and play together with friends and the wider community, as well as introducing some much requested features:
- Remote Play (PC/Mac) – We’re bringing PS4 Remote Play to Windows PC and Mac. This feature won’t be available to test in the beta, but you can look forward to it soon.
- PlayStation Plus – A new option in the PlayStation Plus destination will allow you to easily check and manage your online storage
- Dailymotion, New service partners in Share feature – Dailymotion, an additional live streaming service, will become available for PS4 users to enhance their broadcast experience. Like other live streaming services available on PS4, users will enjoy the following features: Activity Feed, What’s New Broadcast Info Tile, Live Detail and Live from PlayStation.
Sony showed off a new PlayStation VR game, Playroom VR, at the Taipei Game Show, allowing us to see how you are able to have players take control of characters on the TV, while someone else plays using the headset.
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Tokyo, January 5, 2016 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation(R)4 (PS4(TM)) computer entertainment system has sold through more than 5.7 million units*1 during the 2015 holiday season*2. PS4 has now cumulatively sold through more than 35.9 million units globally as of January 3, 2016.
With robust support from users and partners from around the globe, PS4 software sales also remained strong during the 2015 holiday season*2 with more than 35 million*3 copies sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation(R)Store as of January 3, 2016.
In addition, 60% more users subscribed to PlayStation(R)Plus (PS Plus) at the end of 2015*4 compared to the same period the previous year*5. Subscribers to PS Plus have access to a wide variety of features such as “Monthly Games”, which allow members to play full versions of popular titles from third party developers and publishers, as well as from SCE Worldwide Studios, with no time limits or extra costs. PS4 owners have also been enjoying online multiplayer with PS Plus.
“We are absolutely delighted that so many customers have selected PS4 as the best place to play throughout this holiday season and that the PS4 community is growing more than ever,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver innovative entertainment experiences, and look forward to bringing an unprecedented games portfolio from third party developers and publishers and SCE Worldwide Studios, including UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End, Horizon Zero Dawn and The Last Guardian, this coming year.”
*1 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. PS4 sales data in Japan and Asia collected 11/23/2015 – 1/3/2016, in North America, Europe and Latin America collected 11/22/2015 – 1/2/2016.
*2 11/23/2015 – 1/3/2016 in Japan and Asia, 11/22/2015 – 1/2/2016 in North America, Latin America and Europe.
*3 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. Sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 – 1/3/2016, in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 1/2/2016, in Europe and Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 1/2/2016, and in Asia collected 12/17/2013 – 1/3/2015. Does not include add-on content.
*5 11/24/2015 – 12/22/2015.
*5 11/24/2014 – 12/22/2014.
*6 As of 11/16/2015.
“So since Gamescom 2015, we revealed quite a bit about our upcoming expansion: the vast countryside map, the customizable dirt buggy, a new story and more. What we couldn’t say before though, was the release date. Today we finally know that Dying Light: The Following will launch within the first three months of 2016. This gives us enough time to put in all the content and surprises we have planned for you guys. So keep your eyes peeled for some sneak peeks into what we have in the works for you all. And we promise to share the exact day of release as soon as we get a final decision.”
One of the key features of Dying Light: The Following will be the upgradable and customizable all-terrain dirt buggy. In connection with the expansion Techland has launched its own automotive brand SILAS Motors – outlining its car manufacture philosophy in the reveal commercial. Dying Light: The Following will be priced at around £9.99, while all Season Pass holders will receive the expansion completely free.
Tokyo, June 22, 2015 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that a new PlayStation®4(PS4™) computer entertainment system (body color: Jet Black / Glacier White) will become available towards the end of June, 2015 in Japan, followed by North America /Europe /Asian countries and regions.
The weight of the new PS4 system has been reduced by 10% and the power consumption by 8%, compared to the current PS4 model. In addition, the surface of the new PS4 system’s HDD bay cover will come in a matte finish, giving the system a more casual look. With the new system, users can continue to enjoy unique and interactive entertainment experiences only available on PlayStation®, including the wide array of game titles and strong network offerings.
The PS4 system’s games portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles from third-party publishers as well as SCE Worldwide Studios such as Until Dawn™, Batman: Arkham Knight™, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Destiny: The Taken King and God of War™III: Remastered all arriving soon*1.
Three new bundles featuring the New Nintendo 3DS handheld will be available in Europe from June 26, Nintendo has announced.
The Xenoblade Chronicles bundle includes a black New Nintendo 3DS, a physical copy of the game, Xenoblade faceplate, and a download code for the Mechonis home menu theme.
The Pokemon Alpha Sapphire bundle will have a white New Nintendo 3DS, a digital version of the game, Pikachu faceplate, and a download code for the Pikachu Party home menu theme.
Finally, the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate bundle includes a black New Nintendo 3DS, a digital copy of the game, Monster Hunter-themed faceplate, and a download code for the Hunter’s Seal home menu theme.
Released in Europe on January 6, the New Nintendo 3DS features a new C-Stick, Amiibo support enabled by NFC, an improved 3D display, and head-tracking.
Nintendo previously explained why only the smaller New Nintendo 3DS was released in the United States, saying it wanted to make a clear distinction between the new and older models of the handheld clear.