I think the media and gamers alike didn’t expect Sony to announce anything very significant in regards to the video gaming world at CES 2014. That’s what E3 is for right? Well… yeah. However, yesterday Sony broke the rules by quietly dropping two bombs on the gaming world at CES.
During Sony’s CES 2014 conference Andrew House announced the new Playstation streaming service called PlayStation Now. PlayStation Now is based and built on Gaikai technology and will allow users to stream new and old PlayStation titles on various gaming and non gaming devices.
Andrew House announced that PlayStation Now will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Sony Bravia TV’s and Android/iOS based SmartPhones/Tablets. At this time we don’t know what games will be available on the service but Andrew House did announce The Last Of Us and Beyond Two Souls will be playable on Bravia Tv’s at CES so we expect to see those at launch.
A closed beta version of PlayStation Now will start at the end of january with the full launch coming Summer this year.
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.
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.
1. The Division – http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubi.com/game/en-us/home/index.aspx
Social: Team up with friends in co-op, jump in and jump out at any time and use your combined skills to fight the crisis, investigate the sources of the virus and engage all threats… Even your own citizens. Seamlessly engage in PVP, player-to-player trading, and experience suspenseful scenarios where danger can come from anywhere and anyone.
About the Game:
A devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, a classified unit of self-supportedtactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, The Division agents are trained to operate independently of command, as all else fails.
Fighting to prevent the fall of society, the agents will find themselves caught up in an epic conspiracy, forced to combat not only the effects of a manmade virus, but also the rising threat of those behind it.When everything collapses, your mission begins.
Playstation has released various new trailers for the PlayStation 4, you can watch all the trailers in the embedded playlist below.
The Playstation App will become available a few days before release, the app is available on these selected platforms, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android based smartphones and tablets. The free application will be released on November 12th in America and November 22nd in Europe, but i’m pretty sure if you have an android phone you will be able to find an apk before the 22nd, we may even post it for you so keep an eye out on November 12th.
To view the full feature list of the new Playstation App click the ‘Read More’ button below if you are on the homepage of DLB-Network.com.
In this episode of the Official DLB-Network Gaming Podcast, the recent 18 years of PlayStation ad gets the crew to discuss just how old they are, they start talking about the NES, the Sega Genesis, the first Mario game, man these guys are old as hell! Anyway, once they’re done talking about how everything was better back in their day, they also talk about the Dualshock 4, timed exclusive DLC vs. timed exclusive games, and much more, enjoy!
As Sony’s ‘Perfect Day’ (11/15/13) nears, more facts are coming out about the PlayStation 4 before it’s highly anticipated launch day.
Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66. Clancy’s publisher, Putnam, confirmed his passing last night, October 1st in a hospital in Baltimore.
The Author of countless books, many of which adapted into films, also prominently endorsed the long running Tom Clancy’s… series of video games published by Ubisoft.
Us at the DLB-Network would like to send our deepest condolences to Clancy’s family. We look forward to Ubisoft and many of Tom’s other partners continuing his unequaled legacy, across various industries.
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