A big feature shared by both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is the ability to record game footage as you play. In the case of PlayStation 4, there’s a dedicated ‘Share’ button for recording, editing, and uploading videos. Just how popular is this little feature? Sony reports that it has been used over 6,500,000 times in the few short weeks since launch.
We know that PlayStation 4 sales have eclipsed 2 million, so the average gamer has shared around three videos so far. As more games release in the coming months, you can expect that number to go up considerably. If you own a PlayStation 4, have you been utilizing the Share button?
PlayStation 4 has been out less than three weeks, but it’s already making its presence felt. Sony is reporting via the PlayStation EU Twitter account that the next gen console has racked up 2.1 million sales worldwide since its launch on November 15. With Christmas yet to come, Sony is aiming for 5 million units shipped by the end of the fiscal year in March 2014.
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are both off to fast starts in virtually all of the markets where they have launched. In fact, in the UK, PlayStation 4 has already become the fast-selling console of all time, reaching 250,000 units sold in just a few days. Xbox One is considerably behind, but still sitting quite impressively at around 170,000 units sold.
This is bad news for Nintendo, as the UK has been a particularly tough market for Wii U. After a full year on the market, Wii U has managed just 150,000 units sold in the UK, trailing behind both competitors consoles after just a few days. Nintendo has put together three new Wii U bundles for Europe, but that may not be enough to compete with Sony and Microsoft this Christmas.
At one point, Microsoft and Sony were predicting ten year lifespans for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. At eight and seven years respectively, this past generation’s consoles had long, healthy lives, but fell short of that mark by a few years. With Xbox One, Microsoft is again predicting a ten year cycle, but that may not be the case with Sony. According to at least one Sony executive, PlayStation 4 may have a shorter cycle than PlayStation 3 did.
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The past week’s Japanese sales data is in, and the Final Fantasy franchise continues to be popular in Japan, taking the number one spot with Lightning Returns. While its numbers no longer touch franchises like Animal Crossing or Monster Hunter, the game pulled in over 277,000 sales in its first week. Meanwhile, 3DS sales are on the rise again and Vita sales have dropped drastically from last week’s impressive numbers. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
A job listing recently discovered by Kotaku states that “EA Canada is looking for an experienced Animation director to help define and deliver on the vision for a major new next gen open world action game.” A past tweet by the current recruiter for the studio at the time confirmed that the “open world action game” is in fact a Star Wars game.
It was recently announced that Monolith Productions will be working on a Lord of The Rings prequel titled Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and studio head Kevin Stephens is making it known that he and Monolith Productions are very invested in creating a Lord of The Rings game that is respectful of Tolkien’s source material, but also gives gamers a unique perspective on the series.
A few days a go a listing on Amazon Italy for Tomb Raider on PS4 appeared before recently being taken down. Square Enix has hinted that the leak may have in fact been legitimate.
After selling an impressive 1 million PS4 units within its first 24 hours, things have been looking good for Sony. Unfortunately, complaints have begun to crop up amongst consumers regarding a glitch that causes the PS4 to repeatedly flash a blue light before either turning itself off or neglecting to display audio or video.
Most people who picked up their PS4s yesterday probably took it home, unboxed it, plastered photos of it on Instagram and enjoyed all of the new features Sony’s new console has to offer, but there is one man who celebrated the launch of PS4 in a very different manner.
Tonight, the GenGAMEcast makes another glorious return to discuss the PlayStation 4 launch. We’ll talk about everything (and nothing), including coverage of the launch games, hardware features, and all our favorite (and least favorite) things. Also, is that a teaser for Naughty Dog’s first PS4 game? Tune in at our Twitch channel for greatness incarnate.