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Glacier White PS4 Slim Is Out Today in the US for $299.99

The Glacier White PS4 is out today and bundled with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, exclusively at Walmart for $299. pic.twitter.com/LZ4m0d1o8k — PlayStation (@PlayStation) February 6, 2017 Previously released in Europe, the 500GB Glacier White PlayStation 4 Slim is now available in the United States for $299.99, exclusively through Walmart. It also comes bundled with a Glacier White DualShock 4 and a copy of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, which includes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered as well. A listing isn’t up for the Glacier White PS4 on Walmart’s website yet. If you’re just interested in the standard PS4 Slim, Walmart has a bundle for $269.99 that includes Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Madden NFL 17. You can see an unboxing of the European Glacier White PS4 below: [embedded content] Sony didn’t say if the Glacier White PS4 Slim would be available in Canada today as well. Will you be getting the Glacier White PS4? [Source: PlayStation] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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PlayStation UK Boss: PS4 Was “Britain’s Best-Selling Console” in 2016

Despite a strong few months by Xbox One, and decreased unit sales year-on-year in the region, PlayStation UK boss Warwick Light has confirmed to Games Industry that “PS4 remains Britain’s best-selling console for another year.” Interviewed for the first time since becoming the head of PlayStation UK, Warwick added, “We comfortably won the Black Friday period, and the Christmas Peak and January. So we’re delighted with our sales. But it has been a fiercely competitive market.” He also heard from UK retailers that PS4 was “the most searched item for Black Friday across all categories.” When Games Industry suggested that PS4 sales had reached their peak (Sony’s latest financial report shows they’re still rising), Light said, “There’s always been, historically, a natural bell curve occurring. I guess there are three ways we are trying to address that. The first is PS4 Pro, the second is VR, and the third, I guess, is great games.” Discussing PS4 Pro, he said Sony is pleased with it so far: Pro was a gutsy move by SIE. It’s iterating on a console mid-lifecycle with a view to giving players a heightened, or enhanced, PlayStation 4 experience. It’s no secret that it is following a READ FULL…

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Sony Financials: PS4 Shipped 9.7 Million Units in Q3, Game & Network Sales Rose

In Sony’s third quarter fiscal year 2016 report, they reveal that 9.7 million PlayStation 4s were shipped in the three months ending December 31, 2016, which is the most in a quarter since launch and 1.3 million more than they did in the same quarter last year. Lifetime PS4 shipments now sit at 57.1 million (sales to consumers were at 53.4 million as of January 1). Sony still expects to ship 20 million PS4s during the entire fiscal year (ending March 31, 2017) – bringing the lifetime total to 60 million – and they only need to ship 2.9 million units this quarter to reach that mark. In Q4 FY15, 2.3 million PS4s were shipped. Looking at the Game & Network division as a whole, sales were up 5.2% year-on-year to $5.3 billion (USD), which Sony says was “primarily due” due to an increase in PS4 software sales and “the contribution” of PlayStation VR. Sales were partially offset by the PS4 price drop and foreign exchange rates. Operation income was up 24.5% to $431 million, primarily due to PS4 hardware cost reductions and an increase in PS4 software sales. It was partially offset by the cheaper PS4 price. As a READ…

Sleek ‘Glacier White’ PS4 Slim Available Later This Month

Sony Unveils New “Glacier White” PS4 Slim In celebration of the winter season Sony has unveiled a new PS4 Slim, calling it the “Glacier White” edition. This is the first color variant for the PS4 Slim and it will be available later this month! This “Glacier White” version will be available as a 500GB model in Europe on January 24th for £259. This is just one day after a 1TB model is released in Japan on January 23rd. Japan will also have the 500GB model available as well. Some might recall this is the same color variant that came out for the original PS4 as well. Sony has not mentioned any other regions for release, so it is unknown when or if the variant will launch in North America. It is likely that it is only a matter of time before this is announced. The price for this “Glacier White” model is the exact same as the Jet Black version and both come with a dualshock controller of the same color. With this newest announcement, fans have been calling for the same color variant for the PS4 Pro, however it is unclear if this is something even in the works at…

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Sony: PS4 Is the World’s Best Selling Console From 2014 Through 2016

In their latest trailer announcing the upcoming Glacier White PlayStation 4 Slim, PlayStation Europe revealed that PS4 is the world’s best selling console from 2014 through 2016, finishing at #1 in each of those years. The fine print adds, “Based on sales of all consoles from [January 1, 2014] to [December 31, 2016].” In Sony’s previous ads touting PS4 as “the world’s best selling console,” they didn’t say what time period was being measured. Since launch in November 2013, more than 53.4 million PS4 consoles have been sold, with 6.2 million of those happening between November 20, 2016 and January 1, 2017. Sony expects PS4 shipments to reach 60 million by the end of the fiscal year (March 31,2017). Back in December, an analyst suggested that lifetime Xbox One sales would fail to reach 30 million by the end of 2016, meaning PS4 could now be over 23 million units ahead. The Wii U, meanwhile, is no longer in production and finished with lifetime shipments of about 13.6 million. Do you think PS4 will be the #1 selling console in 2017 as well? [Source: PlayStation Europe (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Glacier White PS4 Slim Coming to Europe, Japan & Asia

[embedded content] Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that a 500GB Glacier White PlayStation 4 Slim will be available on January 24 in Europe for €299/£259. Outside of Europe, the Glacier White PS4 Slim will release on January 19 in Hong Kong and February 23 in Japan, in 500GB (HK $2,380, 29,980 Yen) and 1TB (HK$2,680, 34,980 Yen) models. The first color variation for the PS4 Slim, it also includes a Glacier White DualShock 4. “SIE will continue to further enhance the entire PlayStation ecosystem by offering users the choice of a variety of hardware models, continually releasing exciting new software and expanding network services,” Sony adds. The press release didn’t say if the Glacier White PS4 Slim would be coming to North America. Previously, a Glacier White PS4 bundle with Destiny was released in September 2014 in North America. A standalone version of the Glacier White PS4 was made available shortly after in Europe. What do you think of the new Glacier White PS4 Slim? [Source: PlayStation Blog] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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The PS4 Slim Getting Glacier White Version In Europe And Japan 

[Image: Sony] The slimmer, redesigned PlayStation 4 will soon be available in Glacier White. Advertisement Bundled with a Glacier White DualShock 4, it will be out January 24 in Europe and on February 23 in Japan. (The original PlayStation 4 also saw a Glacier White version.)  [Image: Sony] [Image: Sony] [Image: Sony] The console will be priced the same as the current PS4 Slim in its respective regions. It looks like Europe is only getting the 500GB HDD version, while Japan is also getting the 1TB one. [Image: Sony] The console will also be available in other regions in Asia, but no word yet on a North American release.  READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Amazon’s Best Sellers of 2016: PS4 Slim the #1 Console, $20 PSN Card the #1 Accessory

2016 is over, and that means Amazon.com’s list of best sellers last year is finalized. According to the retailer, the top three best-selling items in the video games category were all PlayStation Store gift cards ($20, $10, and $50, respectively), while Pokemon Sun was the #1 best-selling video game, followed by Pokemon Moon, Final Fantasy XV for PlayStation 4, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Just like last year, an Uncharted PS4 bundle was the best-selling console on Amazon.com, with the slimmer PS4 bundle featuring Uncharted 4 taking it home in 2016. The #2 best-selling console was the Black Ops 3 PS4 bundle, which included a non-slim PS4, and PS4 Pro came in third. Here’s the best-selling games, consoles, and accessories through Amazon.com in 2016: Games Pokemon Sun (3DS) Pokemon Moon (3DS) Final Fantasy XV (PS4) Uncharted 4 (PS4) Madden NFL 17 (Xbox One) Madden NFL 17 (PS4) Skyrim Special Edition (PS4) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition (PS4) FIFA 17 (PS4) The Division (PS4) Battlefield 1 (Xbox One) Skyrim Special Edition (Xbox One) Battlefield 1 (PS4) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition (Xbox One) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4) No Man’s Sky (PS4) The Division (Xbox One) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) Overwatch (PS4) Doom READ FULL…

Report: PS4 Slim Will Be $249.99 on Black Friday

Released last month, the slimmer PlayStation 4 model will reportedly be $50 off on Black Friday 2016, which falls on November 25. According to Best Black Friday, eBay has told them that the 500GB PS4 Slim bundle with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be $249.99 USD on Black Friday, $50 off the MSRP of $299.99 USD. During Black Friday 2015, which was extremely successful for Sony, the PS4 bundle with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection was discounted to $299.99 USD. It remains to be seen if the PS4 Pro, releasing on November 10 for $399.99 USD, will see any sort of discount or bundle on Black Friday. Expect Black Friday flyers from the various retailers to begin appearing in a couple of weeks, where we’ll know for sure if the PS4 Slim is going down to $250. What deals are you hoping to see on Black Friday? Do you think the Black Friday PS4 Slim deal will help it reclaim the sales crown from the Xbox One in the United States? [Source: Best Black Friday] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Original PS4 Sales Up 360% in the UK, Xbox One S Still Ahead of PS4 Slim

Last week, several UK retailers dropped the price of the original PlayStation 4 model to £149.99, and some even came bundled with FIFA 17 or LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It turns out the promotion was a great idea, as GfK Chart-Track (via MCV) is reporting that original PS4 sales rose 359% week-on-week for the week ending October 1. Additionally, total PS4 hardware sales in the UK last week rose 380% week-on-week, the PS4 claimed a hardware market share of 57%, and overall PS4 sales were 55% higher than Xbox One. Looking at just the slim models for each piece of hardware though, Xbox One S sales were 24% higher than the PS4 Slim, and Xbox One S sales only dropped by 16% in the week following its strong debut. The PS4 promotion also appears to have helped FIFA 17, which sold 53% of its copies on PS4, while the Xbox One version accounted for 40% of sales. Because of how popular the original PS4 was last week, many customers were unable to get their hands on one, even after paying for it. Eurogamer received numerous emails from people last week saying they paid for the £150 bundle online at GAME, only to be refunded…