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Xbox One X’s Albert Penello impressed and ‘surprised’ by PS4 Pro

The Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever made, but coming a year after the PS4 Pro, we wondered if Microsoft was concerned about being seen as a bit late to the party. But Albert Penello, who leads marketing for Xbox consoles globally, told MCV that he was …

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Destiny 2 launches smoothly despite reported PS4 Pro crashes

Launching a gigantic game that only works when players are connected to the server is always something of a nervous time. However, Destiny 2’s rolling worldwide launch over the last 24 hours seem to come off without incident, or at least without major incident, for most players There were some …

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Horizon Zero Dawn sales predicted to reach 4-6 million in 2017

SuperData thinks Sony has struck gold with its latest new PS4 IP. Horizon Zero Dawn arrives in the UK next week, and has already been receiving glowing reviews, boasting a current Metacritic average of 88 per cent. In fact, the game will do so well that it will rival established …

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New PS4 Pro mode should ‘Boost’ retail sales

The next PlayStation firmware update, currently available in beta form, allows the PS4 Pro to use its full power to improve the performance of titles which have not yet been patched. In theory, any PS4 game can now take advantage of the more powerful hardware, it’s called PS4 Pro Boost …

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MCV’s Review of the Year – Part 1: Hardware of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year. It seems to have been a year dominated by hardware rather than software, with lots of new devices in the shape of VR headsets, updated consoles, new reveals and a smash hit retro revival. Lots of ‘new’ …

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PS4 Pro may give players an advantage in some online games

It seems that PS4 owners may be getting a helping hand compared to vanilla PS4 players in some online titles. Digital Foundry found that in EA shooter Battlefield 1, on PS4 Pro the game at times was running at a framerate nearly 50 per cent higher than on older hardware, …

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PS4 console sales up 204% following Pro launch

Sony’s new powerful Pro console is in stores and has helped PS4 console sales triple in the UK. That’s according to GfK hardware data seen by MCV for the week ending Saturday, November 12th, which says that overall PlayStation 4 sales rose 204 per cent week-on-week. Of total PS4 sales …

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PS4 Pro: Are consumers 4K and HDR ready?

So the PS4 Pro is here and the traditional hardware cycle has been smashed. Thanks to modern development tools and a PC-related architecture, Sony has evolved a truly backward-compatible console, one that plays the same games as its sibling but with enhanced graphical capabilities. It’s a fantastic achievement and a …

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What is PS4 Pro? Supported games, price and what’s in the box

Announced on-stage at an event in New York in September, Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro is the platform holder’s hardware for serious gamers. Previously known under the codename of ‘Neo’, the new console has double the graphical power of a ‘regular’ PlayStation 4. That amounts to an impressive 4.2 teraflops. Next …

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