All News tagged with 'Industry News'

ESRB and PEGI introduce new loot box warning labels

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and its European equivalent, PEGI have introduced new warning labels for games that include randomised elements when it comes to in-game purchases.

Posted 4 months ago by Sean Carey 5

PlayStation clarifies backwards compatibility for the PS5

Sony's recent Road to PS5 livestream caused some confusion about the backwards compatibility of the PS5. A new update clears this up, stating that "the overwhelming majority" of PS4 titles will be playable on the PS4.

Posted 5 months ago by Heidi Nicholas 12

Happy Birthday to PlayStation 2, 20 years old today

The PlayStation 2 is 20 years old today, with its original launch in Japan taking place on March 4th, 2000. It remains the most successful games console of all time and a beloved memory of many a 30-year-old.

Posted 5 months ago by Sam Quirke 7

Sony are closing the PlayStation forums next week

Sony recently announced their decision to close all of the PlayStation forums, starting next week. They haven't given a reason for this, but say players can still get involved on their blog and social media platforms.

Posted 6 months ago by Heidi Nicholas 8

Report suggests a single PS5 unit costs $450 to manufacture

A report from Bloomberg suggests Sony is struggling to keep the costs of the PlayStation 5 down due to scarcity of components. Sources have told Bloomberg that a PS5 unit costs around $450 to manufacture.

Posted 6 months ago by Sean Carey 11