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Eddie Zarick

The XStation Is a PS4 Slim and Xbox One S Jammed Into One Console

[embedded content] While there are those who would never think of putting a PS4 and an Xbox One beside each other, there are others who are okay with having both consoles featured in their entertainment systems. But this one modder has taken the latter one step further, by combining both consoles into one. The XStation is the creation of Eddie Zarick, who also invented the PS4 Laptop, and uses parts from a PS4 Slim and an Xbox One S to combine them into a single home gaming console. The console features a single HDMI port for both halves of the consoles and users can switch between both with a press of a button. It also features single main power port for both consoles as well as separate USB ports, disc slots, and eject buttons for each. There’s also an LED indicator to show which half is currently being used, green for Xbox One and blue for PS4. You can check out the entire video showcasing the XStation above. Those hoping to get their hands on the XStation will sadly be disappointed though as, unlike the PS4 Laptop, the XStation won’t be mass produced as Zarick says that it was just…

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The Gold & Silver PS4 Slim Consoles Hit Europe on June 28 for £279.99

[embedded content] Sony has announced that the limited edition Gold and Silver PlayStation 4 Slim consoles will hit Europe on June 28. Each include a 500GB HDD and two DualShock 4 controllers. According to Sony’s pre-order page in the UK, the Gold PS4 is only available at Argos, while the Silver PS4 is available at several retailers. The regular price of each console is £279.99. Here’s what the descriptions say about the new PS4s: New Design to the Range – Silver/Gold joins the range of smaller, slimmer, lighter PS4 consoles alongside Jet Black and Glacier White. High Dynamic Range (HDR) – Visuals closer to what the human eye sees in the real world. Slick Interface – Fast, personal and easier to use. Exclusive PS4 Features – Stream gameplay to your PC with Remote Play and bring a friend into your game with Share Play. More Connections – Features 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi mode options and HDMI 2.0 output. Two Consoles, One PS4 Family – All games are fully cross-compatible with players on PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles Works with: DualShock 4 wireless controller – the intuitive design and precise controls that defines the new generation of play. PlayStation VR – put yourself READ…

Andrew House

PS4 Sales Cross 60.4 Million Worldwide, PS4 Software Sales Approaching 500 Million

After hitting 60 million shipped at the end of March, Sony has announced that more than 60.4 million PlayStation 4 systems have been sold-through to consumers worldwide as of June 11, 2017. Additionally, PS4 software sales through retail stores and the PlayStation Store have surpassed 487.8 million copies worldwide as of June 11. Sony also revealed that, as of March 31, 2017, there were more than 70 million monthly active users, 26.4 million paid PlayStation Plus subscribers, and active PS4 users spent more than 600 million hours in total per week on the system. Sony Interactive Entertainment President Andrew House talked about how the PS4 has the “industry’s best lineup of exclusive and partner titles” coming this year: We are very grateful for our fans and partners around the globe who have continued to support PS4. The PS4 platform is in its prime, with the industry’s best lineup of exclusive and partner titles slated to release this year, taking full advantage of the power of the PS4 system. We are committed to further expanding our overall PS4 ecosystem, by broadening the PlayStation VR content portfolio, as well as enriching our network services along with our ground-breaking software lineup. We remain READ FULL…

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Gold & Silver PS4 Slim Consoles Announced by PlayStation Europe

PlayStation Europe has announced that limited edition Gold and Silver PlayStation 4 Slims are hitting the market later this month. Beginning on June 28 (June 15 in the UAE), European gamers will be able to pick up a 500GB PS4 Slim in either Gold or Silver, complete with matching DualShock 4s. Sony didn’t say how much the new colors will cost, just mentioning that you should “check with your local retailer for details on availability and pricing.” The new Gold and Silver PS4 Slims will join the Jet Black and Glacier White 500GB models, which are currently available in stores. The Gold and Silver DualShock 4 can be purchased separately right now. In North America, there will be a limited edition 1TB Gold PS4 Slim available beginning on June 9. [Source: PlayStation Blog] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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1TB Gold PS4 Slim, Days of Play Sales Event Confirmed by Sony

Following several leaks, Sony officially confirmed today that a limited edition Gold PlayStation 4 Slim is on the way. The 1TB Gold PS4 Slim will be released on June 9 for $249.99 USD/$329.99 CAD in the United States and Canada as part of the nine-day Days of Play event, which will also feature discounts on games and accessories. After the sale ends on June 17, the Gold PS4 Slim will go up to the standard $299.99 USD price. As for Days of Play, the event will run from Friday, June 9 to Saturday, June 17 in every country that sells PlayStations, with Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe President Jim Ryan telling Glixel: The PlayStation Store will see something cheap every day. We’re intrigued to see how people respond to the event at a time that’s traditionally very quiet for games. We’re going to have some really good deals. According to a leaked Target flyer and a leaked Best Buy flyer, you can expect to get these for $39.99 USD next week: DualShock 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, MLB The Show 17, Mass Effect Andromeda, Prey, Resident Evil 7, and For Honor. Battlefield 1 and Grand Theft Auto V will be $29.99 USD. Ahead of Days of Play, Best Buy READ FULL STORY…

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Report: PS4 Slim Gold Edition Arriving Next Week

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Report: 1TB Gold PS4 Slim Arriving in June

According to an image from Reddit user marmaro8, Sony is preparing to launch a 1TB Gold PlayStation 4 Slim console. After another Reddit user pointed out that the image is from a Target, marmaro8 said the release date could be June 9 – just a few days prior to E3 2017. As you may recall, Sony began offering the 1TB PS4 Slim in North America this past April for $299.99 USD/$379.99 CAD, so that could be the price of the Gold PS4 Slim. They also partnered with Taco Bell in 2015 to give away a Gold version of the older PS4 model. Currently, you can buy a Gold DualShock 4 exclusively from GameStop/EB Games Canada for $64.99 USD/$74.99 CAD. GameStop’s website notes that their exclusivity period for the Gold DualShock 4 expires at the end of this month. If/When Sony officially announces the Gold PS4 Slim, we’ll let you know. What do you think of the gold color? [Source: Reddit via PSU] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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…