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# PS4

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# Fight Fight Fight
A different kind of console war is beginning to brew
Instead of announcing brand new consoles, both Sony and Microsoft are planning to release updated versions of their current consoles.
# Buyers' Guide
These are the best games you can get this year
It’s been a varied year with something for everyone.
# sensi
One of the most iconic football computer games is making a comeback
Sensible Soccer’s ‘spiritual successor’ should be on the shelves in December of next year.
# Lineup
These are the biggest games announced at E3 this week
Be excited. Be very excited.
# fan favourites
Sony surprised everyone at E3 with two blasts from the past
And it only took 18 years for one to become a reality.
# Big Spender
Someone just paid over €110,000 for a limited-edition PS4*
*It was for a good cause, in fairness.
# Delays
Sony delays the Playstation 4's launch in China
The console was originally due to launch on 11 January, but has been delayed because of ‘various factors.’
# anticipation
These are the games you will want to play in 2015
Getting excited yet?
# playtime
Which games should you get for your Playstation 4 this Christmas?
The console has been a bright light in Sony’s troubled year, but which games should you look out for?
# console wars
Sony teases 'virtual couch' as PS4 passes 10 million console sales
Also, Microsoft announced a number of console bundles for the end of the year including a 1TB Xbox One.
# On the up
Games and box-office movies help Sony post surprise profit
Despite posting a net profit of €194 million this quarter, Sony still expects to make a full-year loss.
# Game on
Here's what Sony announced at its E3 2014 keynote
Ranging from anticipated titles like Destiny and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End to other services like Playstation Now, Sony covered a lot of ground.
# console wars
PS4 helps Sony overtake Nintendo in global console sales
The change in position marks the first time Sony held the top spot since Nintendo launched the Wii back in 2006.
# Game on
Sony follows in Microsoft's footsteps by bringing the PS4 to China
China lifted its 14-year old ban on selling consoles at the beginning of the year, paving the way for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo to enter the market.
# Dropped
Microsoft to release cheaper Kinect-free Xbox One next month
The new Xbox One will be priced at €399 in all markets and will not include a built-in version of Kinect.
# console wars
Sony has sold 5.3 million Playstation 4 consoles worldwide
The company has sold another 1.1 million consoles this year, adding to the 4.2 million consoles it sold in 2013.
# next gen
The most anticipated games of 2014
With the two biggest consoles getting their Christmas launches out of the way, the next twelve months will be very eventful for all gamers.
# console wars
Microsoft sells more than 2 million Xbox One consoles in 18 days
The Xbox One has sold an average of 111,111 units a day since it first launched.
# console wars
Over 2 million Playstation 4s have been sold in three weeks
In the next generation of the console wars, it’s first blood to Sony.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about the sentencing of Thomas Byrne, arrests over the Phoenix Park murder and more ‘top up’ revelations.
# Game Change
Xtra-vision reverses policy on pre-ordered Xbox One consoles
From today, any person who collects their pre-ordered XBox One will not have to purchase an additional game in order to receive their console.
# No deal
Anger as Xtra-Vision doesn’t honour Xbox pre-orders unless extra game is bought
This requirement was asked of pre-order customers even if they had already paid in full for the new Xbox One console.
# console wars
Playstation and Xbox had this cute exchange on Twitter
Two multinational corporations, getting cosy. AWWWW.
# PS4
The cost of building a PS4 is cheaper than you would expect
The console will go on sale for €399 on 29th November, a week after the Xbox One is released.
# Playstation
Sony sold one million PS4s in 24 hours
The company expects to sell 5 million by March.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Snapchat, connecting with your kids and predicting what you'd say
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Playstation
6 things to worry about as the PS4 launches in the US
The console launched in the US at midnight.
# console wars
5 reasons the new Playstation beats the new Xbox...
… according to the internet
# PS4
Gamers already prefer the PlayStation 4 to Xbox One
Here’s how Sony did it.