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Sony revealed in November that it had sold 30 million PlayStation 4s, but today, it announced that sales of its console have now passed 40 million units - an increase of a third in just six months.
Sony has announced that its Xperia XA Ultra, which boasts a 16 MP front-facing camera will be available in select markets, including the United States and Canada starting July 2016.
Star Trek Online has been available on PCs for six years now - but it's making its way at warp speed to consoles for the first time, and will be free to play on the Xbox One and PS4 this fall.
Sony took its sweet time to kick off its Marshmallow rollout, but it's now pushing the update to ever more devices, and its Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact are the latest to be upgraded in India and Canada.
Sony's mobile division has had a quiet year so far, with only one launch during the 2016 Mobile World Congress, but the company does seem to be working on two new devices, according to benchmarks.
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Sony has posted a profit of $1.3 billion for the entire 2015 fiscal year, which ended March 31st. The company's PlayStation 4 console sales surged to 17.7 million units, surpassing expectations.
Following on from its recent Marshmallow rollout to the Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact handsets, Sony has now released Android 6.0.1 for its Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, including LTE and Wi-Fi models.
Google and Sony have announced today that the Android N Developer Preview is now available for the Sony Xperia Z3, expanding beyond Google's own range of Nexus and Pixel devices.
Xbox Live logins using Microsoft accounts have offered two-factor authentication since 2013 - but Sony is finally catching up, confirming that it's preparing to add 2FA to the PlayStation Network.
Sony's unconfirmed Playstation 4 Neo is the talk of the gaming world, which is leading a lot of people to ask if Microsoft is following suit with a new Xbox One. But that would be a big mistake!
The Xperia X Premium will allegedly feature an HDR display that can reproduce a much higher color depth than current smartphones. The display will also be the brightest of any smartphone.
Sony came rather late to the Marshmallow update party, but is wasting little time in upgrading its range now that the rollout is underway, with even more of its devices now receiving Android 6.0.1.
Although we have yet to see Sony announce anything officially, new details have emerged from undisclosed sources that claim the updated console won't get its own games, among other things.
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The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the US, claiming top spot partially thanks to The Division. But Microsoft is looking to the future and touting the success of Quantum Break.
Users have reported that they have started receiving Sony's official Marshmallow update for their Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact smartphones along with Android's February security update.
Sony will be pushing out its version 3.50 update to the PS4 tomorrow. With it, PS4 Remote Play will be made available for Windows and OS X, a feature previously exclusive to Sony devices.
With rumors that a new PlayStation is on the horizon, how is Microsoft preparing to solidify the offerings in its Xbox stable? If an upgraded Xbox is not in the cards, is it an entirely new console?
There's been a couple alleged sources claiming revamped consoles are coming in the near future. Now we can add one more source which actually suggests a soft announcement window for the "PS4.5".
Sony has announced the formation of a new company, which it says will focus on providing "full-fledged game titles" for various smart devices, including iOS and Android phones.
If you've been dying to secure your PlayStation VR, various retailers have started the preorder process today. The PlayStation VR is slated to hit store shelves sometime in October.
Sony has reportedly begun briefing developers on an upcoming iteration to the PlayStation 4, dubbed the 'PS4.5'. The new console is expected to have improved hardware, with 4K support for games.
With over $330 million in worldwide sales during its first five days of availability, Ubisoft says that 'Tom Clancy's The Division' had "the biggest first week ever for a new game franchise".
GDC 2016 has seen several announcements for the world of VR, and Sony has revealed pricing and availability for its PlayStation VR kit, as well as an initial batch of games for it.
The director of ID@Xbox, Chris Charla, has posted an open letter to the Xbox News blog, stating that cross-network play is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10, along with other new features.
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Owners of the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z2 who signed up to Sony's Xperia Beta Program last month can now get their hands on the first preview build of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for their devices.
Sony has confirmed that it's expanding availability of its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for several of its Xperia devices - and it's already available to install for some of them in various markets.
Sony has announced availability of Android 6.0 for the Xperia Z5 series in its home market of Japan, and its Marshmallow rollout will continue next week in the UK for the Z5 and other Xperia devices.
After launching the PlayStation TV in Japan in 2013, and in other markets in late 2014, Sony has now confirmed that it terminated shipments of the device to the US and Europe at the end of last year.
Sony has announced that PS4 Remote Play is coming in the latest 3.50 MUSASHI beta update for PS4. The feature allows gamers to stream games from their PlayStation 4 to their device.
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It seems Sony is throwing all their eggs into the Xperia X basket as they pretty much confirm that there will be no Xperia Z6. The Z-series is being replaced by the new Xperia X moniker.
We got our hands on Sony's little Bluetooth earpiece - called the Xperia Ear - that's designed to make it easier to connect with its new digital assistant, which doesn't have a name... yet.
Sony has announced three new Xperia X smartphones, from the mid-to-high end with the entry level featuring a Snapdragon 650 SoC and the higher end an 820 processor for the extra burst of speed.
Mobile World Congress - the biggest event in the mobile industry calendar - is upon us once again, and Neowin is there too. Check out some of the devices that are expected to appear in the week ahead.
Two community ports of Ubuntu are coming to the Sony Xperia Z1 and OnePlus One. Both phones will be shown off at Mobile World Congress 2016 running the open source operating system too.
Sony is preparing its Marshmallow update for three of its older handsets, and is allowing owners in some markets to sign up for its 'Xperia Beta Program' to test preview versions ahead of its release.
The Xperia Z5, priced at $599.99, has a 5.2" 1080p display and 3GB RAM, while the Z5 Compact gets a 4.6" 720p screen and 2GB RAM for $499.99 - but these US models don't have fingerprint sensors.
Electronic Arts' CFO estimates console sales currently at 55 million. With the help of Sony's PS4 sales numbers, we're able to get a good picture as to how exactly the Xbox One is doing.
Sony has unveiled new ultra-compact USB 3.1 Gen1 CA1-series flash drives, which will go on sale in February with 'dual connectors' that support both older USB Type-A ports and the new Type-C standard.
Last June it emerged that Microsoft had sold just 100 Xbox Ones in Japan in an entire week. The latest figures show that, last week, it sold just 99, compared with over 25,000 sales of the PS4.
Sony has dropped quite the bombshell for those in the United States, by clarifying that the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact sold in the US will not offer a fingerprint sensor.
Sony has made an official comment confirming that all of their PSN services are "experiencing issues." The problems started on Monday afternoon, and hours later are still unresolved.
A newly-formed hacking group has claimed that they will attempt to take down both Xbox Live and PSN over the coming weeks, to bring the lack of cyber-security to the attention of the public.
Plex just announced that the premium Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStaion 4 apps are now free. Normally these apps would require either a monthly or lifetime subscription to use.
After three decades at Konami, Hideo Kojima has left the company to form his own independent firm named 'Kojima Productions'. The first title to come from the studio will be exclusive to PlayStation.