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Sony Cuts Costs of PS4 Hardware Production, Price Drop Coming?

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2h ago - Today Sony has made available a [Register or Login to view links] revealing that they have already managed to cut the costs of PS4 hardware production which leaves PlayStation 4 fans curious if a price drop will be coming soon.

To quote: "The cuts have allowed Sony to revise its financial expectations, increasing its projected FY2015 operating income for its Games & Network Services division from 20bn yen to 25bn yen.

"Sales are expected to be higher than the May forecast primarily due to the strong performance of the PS4," Sony said in its latest earnings report. "Operating income is expected to be higher than the May forecast primarily due to PS4 hardware cost reductions."

The reduced costs suggest Sony could be better placed to cut the price of PS4 at an earlier point in its life-cycle - or continue to reap improved profits from ongoing sales.

PS4 sales stood at 7 million in April although Sony has failed to provide an update since. PS3 and PS4 sold a combined 3.4m units between April-June 2014, however, of which the vast majority are expected to be PS4."


 

PS4 DLNA Support Rumored to Arrive in 2015, PS Mobile App Redesign

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3d ago - Today a Sony employee unofficially announced that PS4 DLNA support is rumored to arrive in early 2015 alongside a PlayStation Mobile application redesign in the works and more below.

To quote: We’re all excited to find about what new features are coming to our PS4s in the coming months. Verified Sony employee [Register or Login to view links] shared some interesting information over at the [Register or Login to view links].

He talked about upcoming DLNA support for PS4, a redesign for the PS Mobile App and PS3 entitlements possibly carrying over to PS Now.

In regards to much awaited DLNA support, [Register or Login to view links] estimated an early 2015 release date. He also noted that Video and MP3 support could come as early by the Holiday season this year.

I’d say early 2015 for DLNA.

MP3 and Video Players by the Holiday season (MP3 maybe sooner)

A much need redesign to the PS Mobile App is also in the works, which IWorkForSony [Register or Login to view links] as more functional and modern.

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The Last of Us Remastered Canada-Exclusive PS4 Bundle Announced

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3d ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Canada Marketing Manager Maria Juzwin announced PlayStation 4 news today of The Last of Us Remastered Canada-exclusive PS4 bundle with details below.

To quote: Hey there Canadian gamers! Are you excited for [Register or Login to view links]?

In celebration of the PS4 release of this masterpiece, we are releasing [Register or Login to view links].

That's right Canada, for $449.99, this bundle comes complete with a PlayStation 4, Dualshock 4 wireless controller, and a downloadable copy of the Last of Us Remastered. Exclusive to PlayStation, The Last of Us Remastered offers the award winning game rebuilt to run in 1080p.

It also features higher resolution character models, improved shadowing and lighting, and upgraded textures. And have no fear, the game comes locked and loaded with DLC material, such as the Left Behind single-player expansion chapter, the Abandoned Territories multiplayer map pack, and the Reclaimed Territories map pack as well as the Grounded Difficulty mode.

Now that's some serious bang for your...
 

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX PS3 Limited Edition Detailed

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1w ago - Square Enix Japan Studios Product Manager Kaori Takasue detailed the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX PS3 Limited Edition below today.

To quote: Hi everyone! We're so excited to bring you the latest and greatest Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX news.

It's been a little more than a month since we last announced the release date at E3 - December 2nd, 2014 - followed up by our interactive SD|HD comparison video.

Since then, we've received waves of questions regarding whether there will be a preorder incentive like the beautiful art book in Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX which accompanied the limited edition last year.

It was so hard for me to contain my excitement without blurting out the fantastic news. So, I can finally say it here, officially: pre-order Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX early and you'll receive a beautiful pin featuring the iconic characters, Mickey Mouse and Sora!

What you're seeing is a real image of Mickey Mouse and Sora back to back for the first time on a pin. Anyone who preorders the Standard Edition of the game will automatically get upgraded to the Limited Edition while supplies last. This Limited Edition containing this exclusive official Disney pin will be yours right before the holiday.

Of course, you can't announce something without perfecting...
 

Sony Announces PS4 Now TV App is Available on PlayStation 4

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1w ago - Sony's Chris Owen [Register or Login to view links] today that their PS4 Now TV application is available on PlayStation 4 in the UK with details below.

To quote: "Sky's media app, Now TV, has been added to PlayStation 4 in the UK according to a tweet by PlayStation Europe's English community manager Chris Owen.

Available since last year on PS3, the Now TV app allows users to pay for on-demand movies, TV shows and sports - each with their own subscription.

A Sky Movies monthly pass goes for £8.99, while an Entertainment pass costs £4.99, and a Sky Sports day pass is £9.99.

Last we checked, Now TV was also slated to come to Xbox One sometime this summer."


 
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