Sony’s SRS EXTRA BASS Bluetooth Speaker undercuts Black Friday at $69 (42% off), more

Amazon is now offering the Sony SRS-XB23 EXTRA BASS Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker for $64 shipped. Regularly $110, this is 42% off the going rate, $15 under the Black Friday/Cyber Monday price drop, and a new Amazon 2022 low. Part of the brand’s EXTRA BASS lineup of ports blue speakers, it also sports a water-, rust-, dust-, and shock-protected design with an IP67 rating to safeguard it against the elements all year round. This model features up to 12 hours of wireless playback on a single charge, hands-free calling, and gets juiced back up over USB-C. Head below for more holiday Sony speaker deals from $48

Score a GameStop refurbished PlayStation 5 disc version console for $460 shipped right now

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GameStop is now offering some notable and rare price drops on refurbished PlayStation 5 consoles. You can land the standard disc version for $459.99 shipped. Regularly $500, this might not be the deepest price drop but any kind of discount at this point is notable. Sony’s PS5 remains difficult to score at regular price, never mind for anything less than that. According to the GameStop’s refurbished listing, these units ship with everything a new model does, including the HDMI cable, AC power cord, the DualSense Wireless Controller, the console base, and USB charging cable. Warranty details are thin here, but GameStop does give customers “seven (7) days for a used item, to exchange or return, unless noted in our exceptions.” You can get more information on that right here and head below for more details.

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December PlayStation Plus FREE games: Mass Effect Trilogy, Biomutant, more

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Coming on the heels of Sony’s now live End of Year digital game sale, it has now announced the December PlayStation Plus FREE games. There’s still time to lock-in the November titles – Nioh 2, LEGO Harry Potter Collection, and Heavenly Bodies – but we now know what’s on the way for subscribers to end the year. From post-apocalyptic kung-fu action to third-person platform fighting and saving the universe three times over with Commander Shepard, you’ll want to head below for all of the details on the December PlayStation Plus FREE games. 

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PlayStation End of Year sale with over 800 titles goes live from $1.50

Now live! 75% off

Update 2: As part of the 12 Days of Gaming sale at Best Buy, you can now score 10% off PlayStation Store gift cards to get even deeper deals on the End of Year digital game markdowns highlighted below. You’ll find various denominations from $25 up to $110 starting from $22.50 for today only. 

Update 1: While the Black Friday hardware deals have come and gone, Sony has now launched its End of Year digital sale, adding another 800+ titles to the offerings. Many of the Black Friday DualSense deals are still kicking down below and you can browse through the fresh batch of PlayStation End of Year digital deals right here

Sony has now launched its 2022 PlayStation Black Friday sale. Jam packed full of notable price drops and now joining a collection of PS5-enhanced Sony 4K TVs, you’ll find hundreds digital game deals now live on the PlayStation Store as well as deep deals on PlayStation Plus upgrades, DualSense controllers, and the official chargers, headset, and media remote. With offers up to 70% off, you’ll find both new releases and plenty of both older titles and DLC packs to fill up your back catalogue and complete your favorite experiences. Much like the 2021 event, you’re looking at some of the best prices of the year from now through Black Friday weekend and beyond alongside solid price drops on the entire DualSense controller lineup (outside of the pro Edge model of course) at Amazon, 25% off PS Plus, and more. Everything is waiting down below.

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PlayStation 5 God of War bundles back in-stock at Walmart in 15 mins. from $459 for Black Friday

In-stock From $459

PlayStation 5 Black Friday deals just simply aren’t a thing. The flagship Sony consoles are still hard to get never mind finding one on sale. However, Walmart is offering folks a chance to score the disc version, all-digital model, and even the God of War Ragnarök variants today at full price. They are scheduled to be in-stock for Walmart+ members (the free trial is still available) at 12 noon ET and then potentially again a 7 p.m. ET for everyone else. Stock will inevitably be limited and you’ll need to move quick to actually get one, but this is another chance to get a PS5 under the tree for the holidays. Head below for more details. 

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Sony’s new XM5 ANC Headphones return to $348 low at $50 off, more starting at $128

Reg. $398 $348

Not to be outdone by all of the other early Black Friday offers, Sony is now stepping in with one of the very first chances to save on its latest flagship headphones. Courtesy of Amazon and on sale alongside a collection of other audio gear, the new Sony WH-1000XM5 ANC Headphones are down to $348 shipped. Normally fetching $398, this is the first chance to save on a new condition set of the cans with $50 in savings attached on top of the new all-time low status. 

Sony’s new XM5 headphones arrive as the latest addition to its series of popular cans backed by some of the best active noise cancellation on the market. This time around there’s a completely refreshed design that now arrives with 30-hour battery life to go alongside the new Integrated Processor V1 for improved playback. That new exterior is comprised of soft fit leather with a lightweight build rounding out the package alongside multipoint Bluetooth connectivity. Head below for more.

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PlayStation VR2 pre-orders officially go live today

PSVR 2 pre-orders are scheduled to go live today. Sony served up the official PlayStation VR 2 release date for the first time alongside the bundle configurations and even a look at the new controller charging station earlier this month, and pre-orders kick off today. Head below for a closer look at the various options that will be available as well as details on when/where PSVR 2 pre-orders are live and more. 

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Sony confirms February 2023 PS VR2 release date and $550 price tag, pre-order this month

The PS VR2 release date and price has been made official. Sony just took to the official PlayStation Blog to finally dish out the details on its next-generation virtual reality experience. After previously confirming it would launch in early 2023, we now know PS VR2 will release in late February with pre-orders set to kick off later this month. Head below for more details. 

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Sony’s popular XM4 earbuds deliver ANC at new all-time low of $180 (Save $98)

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Amazon currently offers the Sony XM4 ANC Earbuds for $179.99 shipped. Typically fetching $278, today’s offer is delivering a new all-time low at $98 off. This is below our previous mention of $198 from over the fall Prime Day event and a rare chance to save over the past several months. Delivering Sony’s latest pair of active noise cancelling earbuds, its recent XM4 arrive with a design thats 40% smaller than its predecessor while still packing IPX4 water resistance. Its companion Qi charging case delivers up to 24 hours of playback, and rounds out the package alongside a new Integrated Processor V1 for improved active noise cancellation. You can get the full rundown on features in our launch coverage, as well.

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Sony unveils FREE November PlayStation Plus games: Nioh 2, LEGO Harry Potter, more

Sony has now unveiled the FREE November PlayStation Plus games. Last month we got DC fighter Injustice 2 alongside copies of Hot Wheels Unleashed and Superhot, three titles you have another week or so left to claim. But this time around it’s all about spells, physics sims, and supernatural combat in Nioh 2, the LEGO Harry Potter Collection, and Heavenly Bodies. Head below the fold for more details and a closer look. 

Sony’s new Earth Blue LinkBuds S feature recycled water bottle materials and marbled look

After launching its truly wireless LinkBuds S Noise Canceling Earbuds back in May, Sony is now adding a new colorway to the lineup, but this one is a little different than the rest. Made from recycled water bottle materials, the Earth Blue colorway creates a unique, one-of-a-kind marble pattern and is part of the Sony Group’s “Road to Zero” initiative to reduce the environmental footprint to zero by 2050. Alongside this new colorway, Sony is also launching a Microsoft Teams-certified LinkBuds based on the first-generation set. All LinkBuds series headsets other than the Teams model will receive a software update in November that will enable multipoint connection functionality. Keep reading below the fold to learn more.

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PlayStation DualSense Edge pre-orders go live today

Update: Pre-orders are now live directly from PlayStation

Today will mark the first chance to lock in your pre-order for the PlayStation DualSense Edge, Sony’s new pro-grade controller for PS5. First unveiled back in August, the new DualSense Edge is scheduled to go up for pre-order today at select retailers after Sony took to its official PlayStation Blog last week to finally unveil the official pricing, presale details, and release date. Considering how scarce its PlayStation 5 consoles still are, those looking to ensure they land one of the pro-grade DualSense controllers might want to lock one in as soon as possible. Head below for more details. 

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Sony officially unveils DualSense Edge release date, pricing, and more, pre-orders hit next week

The PlayStation DualSense Edge release date has now been confirmed. After being officially unveiled back in late August, Sony has now taken to its official PlayStation Blog to confirm the upcoming DualSense Edge release date alongside pre-order details and official pricing for its upcoming pro-grade controller. Head below for all of the specifics. 

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PlayStation Stars program launches in US next week, here’s how to score the freebies and more

Update: The new PlayStation Stars loyalty program detailed below launches in North America today. Sign up here or in through the PlayStation App on iOS and Android. 

After just unveiling the October PlayStation Plus free games and rumors of a new PS5 SKU, Sony has taken to its official blog to dish up the launch date for the new PlayStation Stars program. Initially announced back in July, the new PlayStation Stars program is designed to encourage gamers to stay active on Sony’s home gaming platform, complete tasks, and more to earn special rewards, digital collectibles, and even FREE PSN money, all with no cost of entry. We have more details on how it all works and when it will be launching around the world down below.

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Sony launches latest ‘Feel a New Real’ PS VR2 trailer today, plus complete spec breakdown

The release date for PS VR2 is coming quickly now and Sony just unleashed a brand new trailer. Taking to its official PlayStation Twitter feed, Sony has now unveiled the new “Feel a New Real” trailer to showcase some of PS VR2’s new features and upcoming titles with (captured on PS5) gameplay footage. The new virtual reality platform is set to release in “early 2023” and Sony has now launched the official webpage where gamers can request updates as well as get a detailed breakdown of the headset and controller’s feature set. Head below for more details and today’s new trailer. 

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Sony reportedly working on new PlayStation 5 with a removable USB-C disc drive

We have seen a few hardware enhancements and alterations to Sony’s flagship home gaming console since it released, but nothing quite like the purported new PS5 detachable disc drive. According to Insider Gaming, Sony is in the midst of development on what appears to be a new PS5 peripheral that could very well see the console’s disc drive take on the form of a removable reader as part of future iteration of PlayStation 5. Head below for more details. 

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PSVR2 is coming early 2023, but you won’t be able to play PSVR games on it

Sony is ramping to unleash PSVR2 system, its next-generation virtual reality headset, controller, and software. Sony gave folks their very first look at the new headset back in February followed by all but confirming a slate of 20 fresh new games, and then actually showing some of them off (most recently in this week’s State of Play showcase). But today, during an official podcast, some bad news for folks already invested in the original PlayStation VR platform surfaced. Head below for more details. 

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Sony State of Play starts now with new gameplay for titles coming to PS5, PS4, and PS VR2

Sony came out of nowhere to announce today’s September State of Play showcase with a fresh look at ten new PlayStation games. Sony is standing in the shadows of this morning’s particularly eventful Nintendo Direct showcase that was filled with GoldenEye 007 action, the new Zelda game’s release date, and then some, but we won’t have to wait long now to see what it has up its sleeve. Head below to follow along with today’s State of Play livestream and all of the upcoming new PlayStation games on display.

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Sony unveils new Gray Camouflage DualSense controller, 3D headset, and PS5 cover

Update: The new Gray Camouflage DualSense controller, 3D headset, and PS5 cover are now up for pre-order directly from Sony with free shipping for PS Plus members. 

After debuting its new pro-grade DualSense Edge recently, Sony has now announced the Gray Camouflage Collection coming to its PS5 family of accessories. Set to join the rest of the now available galaxy-inspired color lineup of standard model DualSense game pads and PlayStation 5 console covers, today Sony is showing off the new stealthy camo treatment coming to its controllers, Pulse 3D wireless headset, and covers for both the all-digital PS5 and the disc drive-equipped model. Head below for a closer look at the launch trailer for the new PS5 Gray Camouflage Collection.

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Pre-order Sony’s all-new Xperia 5 IV Smartphone and score a free pair of XM4 ANC earbuds

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Today, Sony is launching its latest Android smartphone in the form of the new Xperia 5 IV. This handset looks to revive the compact smartphone in the brand’s lineup while still delivering on the flagship-caliber and photography-oriented features we’ve come to expect from Sony. Now available for pre-order from B&H ahead of launching next month, you can now lock-in a free pair of Sony’s popular XM4 ANC Earbuds for free with the $999 price tag on the Sony Xperia 5 IV. That scores you $278 in added value and will likely be the only chance to save on the upcoming release until well after it launches.

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September PlayStation Plus: New FREE games, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Deathloop, more

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Update: The September PlayStation Plus FREE games detailed below are now live for all subscribers.

Sony has now revealed the September PlayStation Plus free monthly games as well as some of the new titles coming to the Extra and Premium tiers. Everything kicks off next week on September 6, 2022 with three new freebie titles for all PlayStation subscribers alongside of new AAA titles coming to its on-demand game streaming service including Deathloop and Assassin’s Creed Origins, all of which is detailed below. 

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Sony launches new 3.1-channel Dolby Atmos soundbar with built-in AirPlay 2 and Chromecast

Today Sony is announcing its latest entry into the home theater audio space, the HT-A3000 3.1-Channel Dolby Atmos Soundbar. Coupled with the Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround Technology, this new soundbar will deliver virtual surround sound so you can “enjoy the thrill of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.” You will also be able to seamlessly pair the soundbar with optional rear channel speakers for a true surround setup. Keep reading below.

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New model PlayStation 5 consoles have been spotted in the wild

It has been busy couple of weeks in the world of PlayStation with price hikes, the new DualSense Edge controller, PS VR2 details, and now, a new PlayStation 5 model spotted down under. Sony made some minor internal adjustments to its PS5 last year, but a 2022 model has been spotted in the wild just after the company dished up some unfortunate news of global price hikes (other than in the US) to the MSRPs on its flagship consoles. Head below for more details. 

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Newly created Sony mobile studio division set to bring major PlayStation IP to iPhone and Android

After bringing some of its in-house IP to PC systems, Sony is expanding to your phones and tablets with the newly created PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, it announced today. The news comes along with an acquisition of mobile development house Savage Game Studios and is pointing at Sony potentially bringing some of its major intellectual gaming properties to an iPhone, Android device or iPad near you in the future. Head below for more details. 

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PlayStation DualSense Edge controller details: Modules, dome caps, charging case, more

While rumors had surfaced previously, Sony more or less came out of just about nowhere to announce its new PlayStation DualSense Edge pro controller. Unveiled as part of the Gamescom show earlier this week, it is Sony’s first-ever pro controller designed to take on the likes of Xbox now aging Elite Pro V2 variant that has been around for years. With what appears to be deep user customization options, both in terms of software and hardware, we thought it would be a good idea to take a deep dive on everything we know so far about the upcoming PlayStation DualSense Edge pro controller below. 

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Sony just announced an official price increase on PlayStation 5; here’s what you need to know

A PlayStation 5 price increase is on the way. Unlike the Xbox Series S and Series X machines, locking down a PlayStation 5 at regular price is still quite difficult, despite some of the direct offers that have come available in the last week or so. But it appears things are going to get worse before they get better once again as Sony has now officially announced a price increase on a machine millions of gamers still haven’t even had a chance to purchase yet. The only real glimmer at the end of tunnel here is for US gamers, as it looks as though the price hike will only apply outside of the United States, for now. Head below for more. 

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Sony officially unveils its first-ever pro PlayStation controller with the new DualSense Edge

Much like previous rumors suggested, Sony has now officially unveiled the DualSense Edge wireless controller for PlayStation 5 – the first-ever pro-grade ultra-customizable controller developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Years of anticipation from PlayStation gamers alongside Microsoft’s competitor Elite series models have finally fueled the folks at Sony to develop and deliver what is essentially the very first official PlayStation pro controller. Head below for more details on the DualSense Edge wireless controller for PlayStation 5. 

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Sony confirms an early 2023 release window for its next-gen PlayStation VR2 platform

While not the exact PlayStation VR2 release date we were hoping for, it is now confirmed for next year. As anticipation ramps up for Sony’s PlayStation VR2 platform, we now have a better idea of when it will hit store shelves. Details on the system have been coming slowly but surely over the last year or so, but we now know PlayStation VR2 will indeed release in 2023, according to recent social posts from Sony on its Japanese Twitter account and on Instagram. Head below for more details. 

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Review: Sony’s new X-Series rugged speakers deliver this summer’s best portable sound

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Earlier this summer, Sony launched a new series of portable Bluetooth speakers that arrived in the X-Series lineup. Today, we’re taking a hands-on look at what all three different portable offerings can deliver and just how the waterproof design stacks up with USB-C charging, X-Balanced drivers, and other signature Sony features.

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Microsoft says it ‘would not be profitable’ to make Call of Duty Xbox exclusive

When Microsoft announced it planned to purchase Activision, the immediate response from many was “Is Call of Duty going to become an Xbox/PC exclusive?” At first, Sony didn’t expect it to happen, and then a little while later Microsoft said that Call of Duty would remain on PlayStation “into the future,” but there wasn’t much else besides that. However, in a new filing to the Administrative Council for Economic Defense in Brasil, Microsoft comes out and straight up says that removing Call of Duty on PlayStation wouldn’t be profitable for them. Keep reading to find out more about Microsoft’s statements on keeping Call of Duty cross-platform.

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Sony is finally getting ready to launch 1440p support for PlayStation 5

Today, Sony announced that it’s rolling out a new PlayStation 5 beta software update to select users with several new features. The headlining part of this update, however, is finally support for 1440p HDMI output on the PlayStation 5. While this might not be that important with TVs, since they normally come in either 1080p or 4K, those who game on monitors will welcome this change with open arms. What else comes with the update, and when can general users expect it? Let’s take a closer look.

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Sony delivers new details on upcoming PS VR2 See-through mode, live streaming, more today

Sony is ramping up for the launch of its latest-generation PS VR2 platform and has now taken to its official PlayStation Blog with some new details. After catching our first glimpse of the PlayStation VR2 headset back in February, Sony is now detailing some of the interesting user experience features with some new details on see-through mode, live-stream broadcasting options, custom play areas, and more. Head below for the latest on PS VR2. 

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Massive annual PlayStation Summer Sale goes live with thousands of digital game deals from $2

Now live! From $2

The massive PlayStation Summer Sale is now live! While we did see a sizable digital event go live ahead of the big June gaming showcases, the proper PSN PlayStation Summer Sale is now in full swing. As per usual, this annual event delivers a gigantic collection of top-tier digital PS4 and PlayStation 5 games, both new and old, to build up your digital game library at a major discount. Head below the fold for more details and a closer look at the 2022 PlayStation Summer Sale. 

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Sony handing out FREE PSN money, collectibles, more with new PlayStation Stars program

Just after launching the new overhauled PlayStation Plus program, Sony is readying something called PlayStation Stars. The new loyalty program of sorts gives gamers a chance at scoring some free digital collectibles, PSN wallet funds (basically free money to spend on the digital PlayStation Store for games and DLC), and “select PlayStation Store products.” Head below for more details on the upcoming, free-to-join PlayStation Stars program. 

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Sony officially unveils November God of War Ragnarök release date, new trailer, more

Update: Pre-orders for God of War Ragnarök are now live at Amazon and you’ll also find the Collector’s Edition & Jötnar Edition pre-orders directly from Sony.

The wait has finally come to an end as Sony and developer Santa Monica studios have taken to the official PlayStation blog to unveil the God of War Ragnarök release date. The highly-anticipated sequel, once believed to see delays into 2023, will indeed be launching ahead of the holidays this year in November. Set for release on PlayStation 4 and PS5, the sequel to 2018’s epic reboot of the series is set to once again star Kratos and son Atreus as exemplified in today’s new Father and Son CG Trailer. Alongside the release date and new footage, Sony has dished up a series of new images, details on pre-order bonuses, and all the different editions of God of War Ragnarök. Head below for a closer look. 

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Sony reportedly set to reveal new PlayStation 5 DualSense Pro controller this month, more

A PlayStation 5 pro controller might be in the works. What could be the PlayStation 5 DualSense Pro controller is apparently on the verge of being officially revealed, according to an industry insider with more than one source close to the matter. Sony never really attempted its own pro-grade, first-party gamepad for its previous-generation console the way Microsoft did with its Elite Series 2, but if these rumors ring true, we might very well be seeing a new PlayStation 5 pro controller before the month is out. Head below for more details on the alleged DualSense Pro, an upcoming showcase event, and details on the God of War Ragnarok release date. 

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PlayStation State of Play showcase: Resident Evil 4 remake, SF 6, PS VR 2 games, more

After seeing the latest coming to PlayStation back in March before the dedicated Harry Potter RPG event, Sony’s June State of Play showcase is set to kick off right now. Some of the latest details on PlayStation VR2 trickled out with what appeared to be 20 upcoming launch titles last week, but we are set to get our first look at more than just Call of the Mountain Horizon game we already knew about today. Those along with what Sony is referring to as “some exciting reveals” from third-party partners are all scheduled to make an appearance in today’s PlayStation presentation. Head below to follow along with the latest State of Play showcase. 

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New details spotted on next-gen PlayStation VR2 system, 20+ games at launch, more

According to a recent Sony presentation for investors, we now have a better idea of what the PlayStation VR2 game lineup will look like at launch. While direct details have not been divulged by Sony to the public just yet, there will be a fairly significant number of titles ready for the next-generation of Sony’s virtual reality headset if the investor presentation is indeed accurate. Alongside the Call of the Mountain Horizon game from we already knew about, it now appears as though there will be “20+” PlayStation VR2 games ready to go when the new headset launches. More details below. 

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Sony’s massive Days of Play sale is loaded with PS4/PS5 titles, DualSense deals, merch, more

Update: The sale is now live and all of the best deals are organized for you right here.

Sony has just taken to its official blog to unveil the details on this year’s Days of Play 2022 PlayStation sale. Featuring a massive selection of digital game deals on PSN alongside some hardware offers at retail, this year’s Days of Play is a great chance to land both new releases on PS4 and PS5, DualSense controllers, and to fill up your back catalogue with older digital titles. Head below for a full breakdown on this year’s Days of Play summer PlayStation sale. 

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Sony officially reveals new LinkBuds S noise-canceling earbuds with adaptive listening

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Today, Sony is expanding its new LinkBuds series with a new pair of true wireless earbuds. Delivering what Sony contends are the world’s smallest and lightest hi-rise earbuds with noise cancellation, the new LinkBuds S arrive with a refreshed design that still enables a unique ambient listening experience.

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Sony unveils new PlayStation Plus game lineup, classic PS2/PS3/PSP titles, more

Sony has now unveiled the new PlayStation Plus games lineup. Set to launch this summer, Sony has finally decided to revamp its monthly subscription service to combine it with PS Now, putting it more or less on the same page with what Xbox gamers have been enjoying for years now with what is known as Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The new PlayStation Plus games will include big-time hits from Ubisoft, Insomniac, FromSoftware, Housemarque, Naughty Dog, and much more. Head below the fold for a complete look at the launch titles for the new PlayStation Plus ahead of launch next month. 

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Pre-order Sony’s all-new Xperia 1 IV Smartphone and score a free pair of XM4 ANC earbuds

Pre-order $278 off

Sony’s latest Android smartphone went official yesterday and we’re now already seeing a chance to pre-order the upcoming handset with some savings attached. Right now Amazon is offering the unlocked Sony Xperia 1 IV 512GB smartphone for $1,599.99 shipped as a pre-order. Slated to begin shipping on September 1, you can now lock-in a free pair of Sony’s popular XM4 ANC Earbuds for free. That scores you $278 in added value and will likely be the only chance to save on the upcoming release until well after it launches. You can get all of the details in our announcement coverage, or just head below as we take a deep dive on what to expect.

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Sony 2022 Bravia Google TVs: Video calling, OLEDs, Mini-LED, AirPlay 2, more from $1,400

We now have pricing details on the 2022 Sony TV lineup. The brand will continue with its high-end Bravia 4K and 8K models, but the new Sony TVs will also deliver more affordable Mini LED variants in 2022 with all models operating within the Android and Google TV platforms. The new 2022 Sony Quantum Dot OLED-based Bravia XR models are certainly going to be fetching a premium when they go on sale in a couple months time, but you’ll still be able to get in the Sony entertainment center game for less with the Mini LED models and gaming-ready smart Bravia OLED Google models staring in the $1,400 range. Head below for a full breakdown of the 2022 Sony TV lineup. 

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Sony rolls out Variable Refresh Rate for these PS5 games this week, plus new PS Plus details

Sony is unleashing some new details on Variable Refresh Rate PS5 support today, and we have the latest update on the upcoming PlayStation Plus overhaul. Back at the tail end of March, Sony finally rolled out “Hey PlayStation” voice commands for PS5 owners in the U.S. and U.K., just before detailing a future update to its latest console with support for Variable Refresh Rate on HDMI 2.1-compatible TVs and PC monitors. The update is set to launch this week – head below for more information on PS5 VRR support as well as the latest on the new PlayStation Plus program. 

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Sony officially unveils new PlayStation Plus with Game Pass-style streaming; launches in June

After rumors surfaced back in February of the new Sony Game Pass competitor, Sony has now unveiled the new PlayStation Plus. Taking to the official PlayStation Blog this morning, Sony has now confirmed much of what we saw last month with its new subscription service that essentially combines PS Plus with PS Now on-demand game streaming functionality. The new PlayStation Plus Game Pass competitor is set to launch in June 2022 with 700+ titles for subscribers. Head below for a closer look.

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PlayStation console voice commands now live, HDMI 2.1 Variable Refresh Rate on the way

The latest system update for Sony’s home gaming consoles has now been rolled out with the previously in-beta PlayStation voice commands, and more. There were several reports suggesting the update came along with some serious network issues – some folks were unable to access PlayStation Plus content as well as online services in games like Elden Ring and others – but it seems that has been corrected at this point, mostly. Head below for more details. 

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Sony LinkBuds review: Unique hardware audio transparency that outclasses AirPods Pro

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Sony recently launched its new LinkBuds, a pair of unique true wireless earbuds that offer a more novel take on your everyday listening. Sporting figure eight designs, these buds have a distinctive ring-shaped driver that allows allows you to still hear ambient audio. Giving Apple’s best-in-class Transparency mode a run for its money, we go hands-on with Sony’s latest to see if they’re worth the $178 price tag.

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First look at Harry Potter Hogwarts Legacy gameplay starts now!

Update: While Amazon’s listing is temporarily out of stock, Best Buy is offering $10 gift cards with pre-orders on Hogwarts Legacy across all platforms. 

It’s finally time to get our first look at Harry Potter gameplay from the upcoming Avalanche Software RPG. Sony announced earlier this week it would be dedicating an entire State of Play showcase event – not something we see very often – to the game for its first gameplay blowout, and it has finally arrived. The teaser trailer we got about a year ago got nearly 30 million views, so let’s hope the folks at Sony come through with an exciting demo this afternoon. Head below to follow along with today’s Harry Potter gameplay showcase for the upcoming Hogwarts Legacy.

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