[GAMING] A COUPLE OF PLAYSTATION 4 NUMBERS REVEALED

Sony has revealed some amazing stats for PS4.

Released back in November 2013 in US and Canada, followed by Europe and later on Japan on February 22nd, 2014, the PS4 has proven to become another happy story as part of the PlayStation- brand, ushering new generations into a new era of gaming.

PlayStation™Network’s (PSN) December 2019 monthly active users have reached 103 million*1, demonstrating that gamers worldwide are enjoying PlayStation®’s offerings. Additionally, the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) console has sold through more than 106 million*2 globally, and the cumulative sales of PS4 software titles from retailers and PlayStation™Store (PS™Store) have reached 1.15 billion*3 as of December 31, 2019.

106 million consoles sold and over 1.15 billion games means that the average PS4 owner owns over 10 titles.

PlayStation VR …. has reached its 5 million unit sales milestone

Another cool milestone, 5 million VR units sold to date. Notable is the fact that it launched as late as October 13th 2016.

[GAMING] ‘GHOST OF TSUSHIMA’ OFFICIAL TRAILER

Ghost of Tsushima is a PS4- exclusive open-world game developed by Sucker Punch – the makers of inFamous. And it’s gorgeous.

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Players can fully explore the world, travel different paths by riding horses, side quests are available and it plays from a third- person perspective.

Plot:
Set on Tsushima Island in 1274, the game revolves around the last samurai, Jin Sakai (Daisuke Tsuji), during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. Jin will have to master a new fighting style, the way of the Ghost, to defeat the Mongol Empire and fight for the freedom and independence of Japan.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_of_Tsushima

The samurai action game coming to PS4 in 2020.

GAMING: ‘BLACK DESERT ONLINE’ PS4 OPEN BETA IS LIVE

Black Desert Online will be released on 22 August for PS4. The game is available for PC and Xbox One.

Players are given a chance to test it in form of an open beta that is live now and will be until Tuesday. It’s free to download and according to an official source, you won’t need an active PSN- subscription. Three regions and six classes are available.

At the very end of the testing period, a firework show is on. Cool, right?

THE BEST-SELLING SUPERHERO VIDEOGAME OF ALL-TIME IN THE US

Swedish Gamereactor reports that Mat Piscatella from the NPD-group (market research company of the US videogames sales) is listning Marvel’s Spider-Man as the best-selling superhero video game of all-time in the U.S.

I don’t think the game has not quality to be the biggest ever but considering it’s a PS4 exclusive (and therefore available only on Sony’s console) and not multiplatform – as the Arkham series – and released lesser than a year ago, it’s admirable.

Here’s the tweet:

VIKING THEMED RTS ‘NORTHGARD’ COMING TO CONSOLES THIS YEAR

We’re really proud to finally announce the release of our beloved Northgard on Xbox, PS4 and Switch!

Northgard on console will feature all the content found in the Steam base version including the major Ragnarok and Relics updates: six clans, a lengthy campaign, cooperative and competitive online play across various maps including the apocalyptic-themed Ragnarok, ranked play and much more. Shiro Games has also ensured that playing using the controller will be effortless, with many tweaks and a completely revamped user interface.

Northgard is a strategy game deeply ingrained with Norse mythology. Players take control of their chosen Viking clan to explore and settle new territories which are filled with untold riches and deadly magical foes, from dire wolves and undead warriors, to giants and great dragons. To bring fame to their clan and write history, players will have to carefully manage their resources, trade with rival clans, befriend or defeat mythical creatures, brave the harshest winters and conquer unforgiving lands.

Source: YouTube video description

SOME PICS FROM WEBHALLEN ON SVEAVÄGEN, STOCKHOLM CITY

Webhallen is one of the most popular computer hardware and video games store, present at 14 locations in the Stockholm area. Every time I visit at particular store on SVEAVÄGEN (in the heart of STOCKHOLM), there are peeps playing games.

As you can tell, there are 4 Xbox Ones and 7 or 8 PS4 units. Unfortunately, no Switch.