published Tuesday, Jan 06th
Sony announced Monday that the PlayStation 4 has sold over one million units in the UK, 42 weeks after first going on sale.
The console is now the second fastest selling console in the UK, surpassed only by the Nintendo Wii, which reached the one million mark after just 38 weeks.
By comparison to other consoles the PS4 beat the PS3 to one millions sales by four weeks and the PS2 by eight weeks. Perhaps most pleasing for Sony is the fact it beat the Xbox 360 by 18 weeks, whilst the Xbox One has yet to reach its first million.
Now TV, Sky’s media app, is now available to download for the PlayStation 4 in the UK. It was announced via a tweet by PlayStation Europe’s English community manager Chris Owen.
Now TV allows users to pay for on-demand movies, TV shows and sports. A Sky Movies monthly pass cost £8.99, an Entertainment monthly pass costs £4.99, while a Sky Sports day pass cost £9.99.
The app has been available on the PlayStation 3 since last year. Now TV is still set for release for Xbox One ‘this summer’.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 has become the fastest-selling console in UK retail history.
The new £349 next-gen console launched on Friday, November 29th, and quickly sold more than a quarter of a million units in less than three days.
Sony has confirmed the final list of entertainment applications that will be available for the UK launch of the PlayStation 4 on Friday.
The list includes BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport, BBC News, Demand 5, IGN, Netflix, Lovefilm and Vidzone. Also included are Sony’s own Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services.
This is the first UK only list as many of the previous listings included US exclusive apps. ITV and 4OD apps are not available at launch but its only a matter of time before they too join the growing app list.
Sony is seemingly planning to release a hardware bundle, containing both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita before Christmas.
When Sony first showed off the PS4’s remote play feature many were quick to suggest that such a bundle would be a no-brainer, giving the PlayStation 4 a Wii U-like off-screen experience. Now it would appear that such a bundle is set to become a reality.
GAME is offering customers the chance to jump to the front of the queue when purchasing an Xbox One or PlayStation 4.
Those who take part in the retailers ‘Get Gaming Quicker’ scheme will be given access to a ‘fast lane’ at the many midnight launch and launch day events, allowing them to skip the main queue and get hands on with their new consoles faster.
Like Microsoft’s Xbox One Tour, Sony are also touring their next home console around the UK, out doing Microsoft with a massive 62-date playable tour of the Playstation 4.
Running in conjunction with retailer GAME, the tour is already well under way and will see the console playable at over 50 locations more than the Xbox One tour, which is visiting only eight major UK cities.
A far more outreaching tour than its rival, the Playstation 4 tour is also visiting Scotland, with locations in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Livingston. Northern Ireland, however, has remained ignored by both manufacturers.
Eager gamers will get a chance to play titles including FIFA 14, Knack, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Super Mother Load, Pinball Arcade and Contrast.
A full list of the tour locations are available after the break.
E3, the time when console platforms fight for your attention. With the Wii U already out and the Playstation 4 and Xbox One right around the corner, this years show is key to laying out our gaming future for the next few years to come.
Exclusive titles play a huge part in that in deciding which console you’ll pick up, so PS4, Xbox One or Wii U, which one will it be?
To make your choice easier Gamebrit has complied a list of the exclusive games shown at this years E3:
A team of seven students from Bournemouth University are working on a release for the upcoming PlayStation 4.
A cryptic video has been posted over on the PlayStation Blog teasing the 20th February as a very important date for PlayStation fans.
Unsurprisingly given various rumours about the incoming next-generation of consoles the belief is that the PlayStation 4, or whatever it may be called, will be announced — and there’s plenty of reason to take that as fact.