PlayStation 5 News – Confirmed to use AMD Zen 2/Navi chips & be backwards compatible + possible SSD

While most of the previous PS5 reports have been based on leaks and speculation, we now finally have some confirmed information, which largely confirms some of the rumours. Sony’s Mark Cerny has revealed that the Sony PlayStation 5 console will offer faster loading times than its predecessor, utilising AMD’s Zen 2 CPU architecture alongside Radeon … Read more

PlayStation 5 news. PS5 rumoured to launch March 2020 with AMD Zen 2 based Gonzalo APU

Hype for the next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony have been building up for a while now. We already know both companies are using AMD for the CPU and graphics, and this is probably one of the reasons why the new Navi based GPUs have taken so long to come out. All the following details … Read more

PlayStation Now will stream games to PS4, Vita, PS3, tablets and smartphones

Sony has just announced PlayStation Now a new service similar to OnLive which is based on the lesser known Gaikai which Sony acquired. This service will be a subscription model where games can be rented by title or subscription PSN features like multiplayer, online, trophies and messages. When you have rented a game you will … Read more

Sony NGP : PSP2 to you and me

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I’ve steered clear so far of any news about the PSP2 or the NGP as Sony call it (Next Generation Portable) until there was some solid info on the units themselves and when a “reliable” release date was issued, well here it is. Lets face it the PSP could’ve been the cat’s pyjamas but fell due the overwhelming popularity of the Nintendo DS with its strong games catalogue, innovative controls and general niceness that only Nintendo could bring. Despite it's abilities it just couldn’t nail that “boys toy” market. Home consoles were still the be all and end all and portable gaming just weren’t in if you were between 16 and 40 (therefore not wanting to play kids games or Brain Training). The PSP was promising though. It did plenty and had it’s own format (UMD) but Sony ditched that for the PSPGo which sadly did even worse than the PSP with UMD capabilities. Now mobile gaming is back at an all time high with the mobile phone technology getting exponentially better that the games on them are increasing in ability so how can Sony deliver with a new portable games console especially when its trying to nail the mobile phone games market with its own Playstation branded mobile phone. Hopefully with the NGP is how. Certainly on paper its got all the potential to be great but that’ll depend on how Sony push it, Click on to see what its got.

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