The PlayStation 4 is the fastest selling console in UK history, selling a total of 250K units in its first 48 hours on sale, the previous record was held since 2005 with the original PSP that sold 185K during the launch weekend. For comparison reasons the Xbox One sold 150K during its opening weekend and the PlayStation 3 sold 165K in the same time period.
This means the PlayStation 4 made around £87 million in its first 48 hours on sale in the Uk, for you guys in america thats around $140 million.
The game chart also changed around a lot after the launch of the PS4 with Cod Ghosts moving back to the top spot, Fifa 14 in second, Battlefield 4 in 3rd and finally PlayStation exclusive Killzone Shadow Fall in 4th giving it the title of the best selling single platform title this generation.
Watch Sony launch the PlayStation 4 live in the centre of London, you can watch the full live stream below, starting at 10PM GMT,5PM EST and 2PM PST, the console will launch 2 hours after the live event begins.
PlayStation has announced a strong line-up of media applications for the UK and EU region, this includes the hit music video app from PlayStation 3, VidZone. This application recently made its way over to America on the PS3 but sadly there is no sign of the app doing the same on PS4, but will keep you updated.
VidZone will also be joined by pretty much everything BBC has to offer with BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport and BBC News. Netflix and Lovefilm by Amazon will also be available, check out the full UK and EU list by clicking the ‘Read More’ button below if your on the homepage.
PlayStation has updated the SEN Online store in Europe with all of the launch PlayStation 4 content, the list features basically everything currently available in america but just a few new apps! The UK store features extra content like BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport and surprisingly the IGN for PlayStation app.
You can purchase all the launch content right now so it is ready for download when you turn your PS4 on for the first time, i have already sorted my list out which includes Resogun, Contrast, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport and the IGN application. You can download all the content right now, right here.
Not long for us in Europe!!!!!!
It’s just a few days to go until the PlayStation 4 is available in the UK and Europe. The PlayStation 4 will be available in 20 countries around Europe this friday, 29th November and a further 10 around the world on December 13th. PlayStation will be holding launch events in main cities around Europe this Thursday night, 28th November, for the full list of cities holding launch parties this thursday please click the ‘Read More’ button below if you are on the homepage.
The UK launch will be the main event held by PlayStation in the EU Region, this launch event will be live streamed via Youtube, the live stream will begin at 10PM GMT, 5PM EST and 2PM PST, more info on the live stream will be coming soon.
DLB is doing another live unboxing like he did with the Playstation 4 last week, you can watch the live unboxing below.
The 2nd PlayStation 4 update is now available, Version 1.51, this is not the MP3 update. This is a minor update for the PlayStation 4 improving stability of system software, clearly indicating when a user downloads a game a game patch at the same time and automatic downloads for system and game updates are now enabled by default in stand-by mode. This update was made available in the last few hours in America/Canada and will be available for launch in Europe.
The SmartGlass application has similar features to its competitor, it allows you to move around the Xbox One UI, search for content and pin it, browse the web on your TV using your device, get game help, message friends and watch video clips. The Xbox One will be released this Friday November 22nd.
Sony has released a statement on the recent issues with the PlayStation 4 launch. The statement confirms there has been various small issues reported since launch which all but confirms the PlayStation 4 doesn’t have a large technical issue, each issue found is generally mistakes in production and have been limited to a small minority of users.
Sony also confirmed the PlayStation 4 has a 1% failure rate, this is very low for a new product launch and is actually well in the industry standard for any electrical product, this confirms that recent reports of PlayStation 4 issues have been very over hyped, you can read the full statement from Sony below.
There have been several issues reported, which leads us to believe there isn’t a singular problem that could impact a broader percentage of PS4 units. We also understand that some units were reportedly damaged during shipping. The number of affected PS4 systems is less than 1%, which represents a very small percentage of total units shipped to date and is within the expected range for a new product introduction. We understand the frustration of consumers that have had a problem and are working with them and our retail partners to help troubleshoot issues and ensure affected units are exchanged.
The Twitch app for Xbox One won’t allow gameplay live streaming at launch, the application will still be available day one but misses the live gameplay streaming feature, Twitch had the following to say.
“We are working to ensure the initial Twitch on Xbox One broadcasting experience meets the expectations of the Twitch community,” said Twitch, “So while this feature won’t be available right away, we’ll let you know as soon as it is ready during Q1 next year.”
The Twitch application for Xbox One can be downloaded via the Xbox Store at launch and will allow you to watch and comment on live streams, get achievements and edit your profile.