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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…

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Best Buy’s Deal of the Day Offering Free DualShock 4 Controller with Select PS4 Slim Bundles

The retailer is offering a deal on a free controller for today only with purchases of either the Uncharted 4 or Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PS4 bundles. …Read More The post Best Buy’s Deal of the Day Offering Free DualShock 4 Controller with Select PS4 Slim Bundles by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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…

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Michael Pachter Claims PS4 Price Will Drop to $199 in 2017

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has turned in his 2017 industry predictions ahead of the new year, claiming that Sony will reduce the asking price of the standard PS4 (i.e. the Slim model) to $199 by December 31, 2017. Word comes by way of GamesIndustry.biz, which has pulled together a handful of experts — SuperData’s Joost van Dreunen, EEDAR’s Patrick Walker, IHS Markit’s Piers Harding-Rolls, and Kantan Games’ Dr. Serkan Toto — to offer up a series of forecasts and estimations regarding Nintendo Switch, virtual reality, and much more. Among them is Pachter, who led with the prediction that Sony will slash the PS4 price some time next year. Per GamesIndustry: “PS4 price goes to $199. I think Sony is intent upon keeping Microsoft in distant second, and expect a price cut for standard PS4 (slim) to $199 before year-end 2017.” For the sake of perspective, the PS4 Slim currently retails at around $249.99, with many of those entry-level bundles also including a game in the vein of, say, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. As such, don’t be too surprised if Pachter is actually on point with this one. What do our readers make of Pachter’s forecast? Indeed do you think a PS4 price…

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PS4 Holiday Price Drop to $249 USD Starts Sunday, December 11

[embedded content] From Sunday, December 11 through Saturday, December 24, you’ll be able to buy the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End 500GB PlayStation 4 Slim Bundle for $249.99 ($50 off) in the United States and $329.99 ($50 off) in Canada. Some retailers in Canada are already selling the PS4 Slim for $329.99, and Amazon.ca is throwing in a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription until December 8. “We first brought you this deal during Black Friday weekend, and it was incredibly successful for PS4 sales so we decided to bring it back this month,” Sony Interactive Entertainment America’s VP of PlayStation Brand Marketing John Koller said. “You can treat yourself, or pick this up for someone else on your list.” As you can see in the above image, the Uncharted 4 PS4 bundle includes the slimmer PS4 with a 500GB hard drive, a DualShock 4, and a copy of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. “The future of gaming truly lives on PlayStation,” Koller added. “I hope that all of you have seen this brought to life with the release of new hardware like PlayStation VR and PlayStation Pro, as well as new games like The Last Guardian, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Watch Dogs 2.” Thanks…

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PS4 Blasts Past 50 Million Units Sold Worldwide; Best Black Friday in PlayStation History

PS4 Sales Strong A couple of days ago we told you about an amazing deal for a PS4 Slim. On Amazon, $269 gets you the Uncharted console bundle, plus a year of PlayStation Plus, which you were going to want to buy anyway. That’s $30 less than the console’s usual price, but the PlayStation Plus membership is easily worth about $50 on its own. Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced via a press release that the PlayStation 4 has sold over 50 million units worldwide as of December 6th, 2016. The press release also reports the console enjoyed the best Black Friday week of PlayStation’s history. The figure is cumulative among all models of PlayStation 4, including the newly-released PS4 Pro, that hit the worldwide shelves on November 10th. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House accompanied the press release with a statement: “We’re truly delighted that the PS4 community continues to flourish since launch three years ago.With tremendous support from our fans and partners across the globe, this year we were able to deliver an unprecedented lineup of hardware such as the new slimmer PS4, PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR. We will continue to provide the best gaming experiences available

Looks Like Sony Is Sending More $10 PSN Credits to New PS4 Owners

Back in November, we let you know that Sony was handing out $10 in PlayStation Store credit to new PlayStation 4 Pro owners, with the codes expiring on November 30. According to reports from players in North America, it looks like Sony has sent out another wave of $10 PSN credits, and this time it includes both new PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim owners. If you received the $10 PSN credit this time around, there will be a message in your PS4’s system notifications with the title “$10 For You! Welcome To The Best Place to Play!” The message says: Here’s $10 to spend on your next purchase at PlayStation Store! Save on the latest games, movies, and TV shows. Your voucher code expires on December 31, 2016. To redeem your voucher, press Enter. “Just got mine today. Bought Slim about 2 weeks ago,” one Reddit user said. Another added that they bought a PS4 Pro at launch and didn’t receive a code until today, while another said they bought a PS4 Slim Uncharted bundle on Black Friday and just got the notification. If you’re looking for something to spend your $10 on, the first week of the Holiday Sale started today on the North…

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September 2016 NPD Report: PS4 Slim, New Sports Games Can’t Stop Decline

Even with the launch of the slimmer PlayStation 4 and the latest round of sports titles, September 2016 sales in the United States dropped 23% year-over-year to $838.2 million, the NPD reveals. By category, hardware was down 25% to $234.3 million, console software was down 22% to $453.4 million, PC software was down 3% to $19.8 million, and accessories were down 27% to $130.8 million. NPD analyst Sam Naji says, “The release of the PS4 Slim and the second month of the Xbox One S was not enough to stimulate total hardware spending.” The Xbox One was the best-selling platform in September, accounting for 37% of all hardware units sold. The 500GB PS4 Slim, meanwhile, was the third best-selling hardware SKU for the month. “Due to average retail price declines for consoles and a decrease in hardware units sold for the PS4 and the Wii U, total hardware dollar spending declined by 25 percent since September 2015,” Naji adds. The Nintendo 3DS saw an increase in sales year-over-year again though, which it’s done ever since Pokemon Go launched in July. Looking at software, Naji notes that this year’s new releases weren’t enough to match last year’s offerings. “This month’s new software releases —…