At a time when everything old is new again, Sony has just announced that it too will be launching a new mini console that pays homage to the classic PlayStation that debuted in the 90s.
Dubbed the PlayStation Classic, the upcoming console will look identical to the original PlayStation with the addition of an HDMI port and a 45% reduction in size.
The console will come pre-loaded with 20 beloved games from the 90s such as Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Jumping Flash and Wild Arms.
The PlayStation Classic will arrive with two controllers, an HDMI cable and a USB cable to power the device.
It will be available in Singapore just in time for Christmas on December 3.
For a closer look at the miniature console, check out the launch video below.
Playstation and Nike are teaming up once again for a brand new colourway on the Nike Air Force 1 silhouette, following today’s re-release of the original collaboration from 2006.
The colourway features a black leather upper with its Royal Blue Swoosh logo and PlayStation’s branding on the heels. The pair also comes furnished with a white midsole and a translucent outsole.
The drop is said to be in conjunction with the highly-anticipated gaming convention E3 2018, which is set to take place from June 12-14.
Take a closer look at the surprise colourway below.
Nike is set to release a brand new signature shoe with NBA superstar Paul George in collaboration with Sony PlayStation.
The news was revealed earlier today when both Nike and Sony released a teaser video showcasing the pair in all its glory.
The drop is said to take place on February 10, but in extremely limited quantities, so those interested might need to fork up a large amount at resale, or wait for a possible wider release down the line.
Nevertheless, the pair truly captures the magic of the PlayStation, with LED logos on the tongue which light up either on static mode or pulse.
The midsole also takes on PlayStation’s galaxy theme, reminiscent of the PlayStation 2 start-up screen.
The eyelets on the shoes also feature the classic PlayStation button colours of pastel green, red, pink and blue.
PlayStation will be kicking off their first ever regional roadshow in Southeast Asia in Singapore and will includes legs in Phillipines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
The Play Everything roadshow will run in Singapore from the September 21 – 24 and will be open to public.[caption id="attachment_8421" align="alignnone" width="979"] Image: PlayStation[/caption]
It is the perfect chance to get a hands on preview of the latest games, including the yet-to-be-released Fifa 18, Gran Turismo and Taiko No Tatsujin before they hit the PlayStation market. Other games such as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Loco Roco will be showcased.
Experience the PlayStation VR first hand and join in the attempt to form “the largest video game controller formation made up of videogame controllers” in the Singapore Book of Records.
Interested participant are required to contribute their DUALSHOCK controllers to form the shape and registration to break the record will begin at 12pm.
Here are the details for the Play Everything roadshow.
Dates: 21st to 24th September 2017
Time: 11am to 8pm
Venue: Suntec City West Atrium
Free for public
Never one to shy away from nostalgia, Sony will be bringing back its iconic translucent controllers to the fray, this time for its PlayStation 4 console.
Three translucent colour variants will be released, alongside two new solid colours. The translucent variants will come in white, blue and red – officially named “Crystal”, “Blue Crystal” and “Red Crystal”.
The other two will come in “Steel Black” and “Midnight Blue”.
All five controllers will be priced at SGD67.90 each and will be released on October 17 in Singapore.
For a closer look, check them out below.[caption id="attachment_7537" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Dualshock 4 “Crystal”[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7538" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Dualshock 4 “Blue Crystal”[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7535" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Dualshock 4 “Red Crystal”[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7534" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Dualshock 4 “Steel Black”[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7536" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Dualshock 4 “Midnight Bluel”[/caption]
Sony Singapore has announced that the highly-awaited Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will be available from August 22, 2017.
The PS4-exclusive will drop in Blu-ray and Digital Download at a retail price of S$49.90 (disc) and S$46.90 (digital).
Customers will also get a free digital version of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy.
The latest entry in the Uncharted series is its first standalone without protagonist Nathan Drake, with fan-favourite Chloe Frazer taking the reins as its main character, alongside mercenary Nadine Ross.
The Uncharted’ series has been regarded as one of the most successful in Sony’s history, with a string of positive reviews and since the first entry in 2007.
Sony Interactive Entertainment will be releasing a “PlayStation 4 HITS Bundle” in Singapore next month for S$449.[caption id="attachment_4209" align="alignnone" width="3517"] Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment[/caption]
As the name suggests, the bundle will include the new slim edition of the PlayStation 4 (500GB), three PS4 titles, and a 3-month subscription to PlayStation Plus.
The three games in the bundle are the critically-acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn, racing title DRIVECLUB and Insomniac Games’ Ratchet & Clank.
The bundle is set to drop on May 3 at all Sony Authorised Retailers nationwide.
Given that the prices for PS4 games range between S$60-S$80 on average at retail, and a 3-month PS Plus subscription costs S$15, the bundle looks like a winner if you’ve been holding off your console purchase.
The current line-up of PlayStation 4s are barely recognisable to the OG PlayStation from 1994. The original console by Sony had a distinctive grey colour scheme with a vibrant PS logo that popped right off its body.
Since then, PlayStations have taken on a black exterior with the exception of limited edition skins and the likes.
It even has the classic rainbow-coloured PlayStation logo on top and greyed out controllers to match.
The USB ports are even labelled “1” and “2”, similar to how the OG PlayStation had its controller ports numbered.
The consoles are limited of course, with only 25 sets of PS4 Pros and 50 sets of PS4 Slims up for sale.[caption id="attachment_3419" align="alignnone" width="1816"] The Playstation 4 “Slim” by Colorware[/caption]
The PlayStation 4 Pro “Retro” will set gamers back US$899, while the PS4 Slim will cost a cool US$799. Colorware delivers to anywhere in the world, although shipping costs could add up to more than US$100.
Besides retro colour schemes, Colorware also specialises in customised paint jobs for gaming consoles, PC accessories and even headphones.
In a rather odd move to hold a press event the same day as Apple’s iPhone announcements, Sony has introduced to the world two new versions of the PlayStation 4.
The first is a jacked-up and very powerful Playstation 4 Pro, filled with the insides of a typical gaming computer. With 1TB of hard disk space, an AMD GPU more than twice as fast as the original PS4, and 4K support, the PS4 Pro is a force not to be reckoned with.
The PS4 Pro allows games to be played in High Dynamic Range (HDR), adding significantly more detail in areas of extreme darkness or brightness. The console will also upscale older games to 4K and playback all non-gaming content from Netflix and YouTube in 4K and HDR as well.
Alongside the PS4 Pro will be a slimmer, lighter PlayStation, which is officially called the PS4. This slim version is significantly smaller than the already compact original.
Sony was able to shed off about half an inch in width and height, and about three-quarters of an inch length-wise. The slim model is also lighter by 16 per cent and more energy efficient, taking up 28 per cent less power that its predecessor.
The PlayStation 4 Pro is expected to arrive on November 10, while the new slimmer PlayStation 4 will arrive next week on September 15.
Sony announced this morning that their PlayStation Now service is coming to the PC along with a USB dongle that allows users to connect their DualShock controller to their computers wirelessly.
The Japanese tech giant has been garnering a fair bit of attention this past week with two new PlayStation models reported to be launched next month.
Eric Lampel, SVP of the PlayStation Network, wrote on the PlayStation blog that the move will bring a wide selection of PlayStation-exclusive titles to the PC for the first time.
PlayStation Now subscribers can stream over 400 games for a subscription fee – think of it as a Netflix for games. Launched last year, PS Now has already been available on the PS4 and several smart televisions.
PlayStation Now is not to be confused with Remote Play, a separate service which allows PlayStation 4 owners to transmit and play their PS4 games on their PC or Mac computers. Remote Play requires users to own both a PlayStation console and the game titles they wish to stream.
Alongside the PlayStation Now announcement, Sony will be offering a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor. This adaptor will let you connect a DualShock 4 to PC and Mac wirelessly. All functions will be enabled, including the light bar and touch pads.
Prior to this, gamers had to connect to their PC and Macs via a micro-USB wire. The USB Wireless Adaptor will retail for US$25.
It is unclear as to whether users will be able to use their own non-Sony controllers for PlayStation Now. It is unlikely however as Remote Play only works with DualShock controllers.