News Datamine Uncovers References To PS4 And PC In Switch Exclusive Shin Megami Tensei V
Multiplatform launch was hinted at in previous GeForce leak
Switch exclusive Shin Megami Tensei V contains references to PS4 and PC in its code, a datamine has revealed. Features specific to PC, such as resolution settings, post-processing and texture quality have also been found. The GeForce Now leak from earlier this year made reference to the...
Hands On Is Genshin Impact The Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Clone Fans Thought It Was?
It's out now, so we had a look
There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding a game called Genshin Impact ever since it was revealed back in June 2019, and not because it looks fantastically original; quite to opposite in fact. It didn’t take long for fans to see similarities between Genshin Impact and the latest mainline entry in the popular Zelda...
News Switch Stock Shortage Is Pushing Buyers Towards PS4 and Xbox One, Claims Retailer
Sales jumped 150% in March
The Nintendo Switch is in high demand right now, but stock is hard to come by – and that's causing buyers to turn to other options. Covering the recent announcement by Nintendo that Switch stock would be limited to those who had placed reservations in Japan this week, Gamesindustry.biz expanded on the situation, stating...
Video PS4's Dreams Is Being Flooded With Awesome Super Mario Games
The closest we'll get to Mario on PlayStation
If you regularly visit our sister site Push Square, you'll know all about Dreams. Media Molecule's game-making masterpiece has been taking the world by storm recently, with players creating truly astonishing game levels, art, and just about anything you could ever imagine, including designs based around...
News Sony Is Asking PS4 Owners If They Want Remote Play On The Nintendo Switch
A 'DualShock with a screen' is also mentioned
Sony's Remote Play feature is a cool idea which perhaps doesn't get enough attention – it allows you to stream gameplay from your PlayStation 4 to your PS Vita or smart device. It would seem that the platform holder is keen to expand the remit of Remote Play in the future, as it has been quizzing PS4...
News Minecraft Switch Players Can Finally Play With Their PS4 Friends From Tomorrow
PS4's version of the game catches up
The PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft is finally being updated to the unified, cross-platform-supporting Bedrock Edition tomorrow, it has been revealed. The news means that Minecraft fans playing on Switch will now be able to play with their friends who own the game on Sony's machine. The official Minecraft...
News Nintendo Switch Looks Set To End PS4's Five-Year Reign In The UK
UK Switch sales spike 30%
For the past five years, Sony has ruled the roost in the UK hardware sales charts. The PS4 is the territory's undisputed champion with millions of consoles safely installed in millions of living rooms. However, it would seem that Nintendo's recent robust performance is going to change things up a little. Retail data...
News PlayStation 4 Just Overtook Wii's Lifetime Sales
An impressive feat
Sony's PlayStation 4 has now sold more units than Nintendo's super-popular Wii, becoming the second best-selling home console of all time. As you'll no doubt be aware, the Wii was a hugely successful release for Nintendo, going on to shift 101.63 million units in its lifetime alongside 920.96 million software sales. Gaming...
Random This Switch Game Manual Has Controls For The Wrong Platform
Got a DualShock 4 handy?
As satisfying as it is to see an instruction manual inside a video game case nowadays, it's no use when it doesn't actually include the controls of the system you're playing on. This is exactly what a Reddit and YouTube user encountered when they picked up a European physical copy of The Ninja Saviors: Return of the...
News PS4 Finally Supports Full Cross-Play With Switch And Other Consoles, According To New Report
No longer limited to select games
While Nintendo and Microsoft have been more than happy to let their players enjoy cross-platform play in recent times, Sony has rather infamously remained against the idea. Indeed, the company once issued a statement which said that it didn't want to offer cross-play on PS4 because "PlayStation is the best place to...
Random Zelda Fan Smashes PS4 In Rage As Breath Of The Wild 'Clone' Genshin Impact Is Revealed
Fans protest at ChinaJoy event
Several interesting tidbits of information have come out of this year's ChinaJoy event over the last few days - Nintendo shared more details about its plans to launch Switch in the region, and a brand new Rabbids game was revealed amongst other things - but this little story is absolutely bonkers. One of the games...
News New Adapter Will Let You Use Switch Controllers With Your PS4 And Vice Versa
Zelda with a DualShock, anyone?
If you've ever dreamt of playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with a DualShock 4, this might just be your lucky day. A new adapter is on the way which will allow Nintendo and Sony controllers to work with their rival systems. Japanese company Columbus Circle is set to release a small device called the...
News Nintendo Switch Overtakes PS4's Lifetime Sales In Japan
Having been on sale three years less
If you follow our regular Japanese charts updates, you'll likely remember that the country's Golden Week holiday caused a bit of a kerfuffle with the publication of chart data recently. Finally, things are starting to catch up, and Famitsu's estimates reveal that the Nintendo Switch has now overtaken PS4's...
Japanese Charts Nintendo Switch Is Already On The Verge Of Surpassing PS4's Lifetime Sales
Just over 5k sales in it
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 22nd - 28th April, revealing that the Nintendo Switch is tantalisingly close to surpassing the lifetime sales of PS4 in the region. Before we jump over to console sales, let's quickly take a look at the latest software charts. Note that all of the information here is actually...
Japanese Charts Switch Console Sales Reach 8 Million, Will Soon Overtake PS4 Lifetime Sales
After just two years on sale
Japanese chart figures are now in for 15th - 21st April, revealing that the Nintendo Switch has now surpassed 8 million sales in the region. Before we jump into console sales, let's quickly take a look at this week's top ten. Famitsu reports that this week's new release, Langrisser I & II, shifted 9,031 copies on...
News A Gorgeous 3D Kirby Game Is Now Playable On PS4 Thanks To Dreams
And this is just the beginning
If you keep up with the latest and greatest PlayStation news, you're probably highly aware of Dreams. This Sony-published sandbox game has players creating their own content to share with the world, and with Dreams launching as an Early Access title on PS4 last week, players are already sharing some mightily impressive...
Random PlayStation User Recreates Super Mario Maker In LittleBigPlanet 3
Before Super Mario Maker was even a thing, Sony had already released a handful of LittleBigPlanet games across multiple PlayStation systems. If you're not familiar with this established series, it lives by its "play, create, share" motto, encouraging user-generated content to fuel gameplay experiences. With this in mind, one...
Random Sony's PS4 State Of Play Presentation Made 'Nintendo Direct' Trend On Twitter
Not the desired effect
Yesterday saw the very first 'State of Play' presentation from Sony, a new video presentation series which will cover PS4 announcements going forward. Although Sony never described it as such, many immediately compared the series to Nintendo's 'Direct' video presentations - a format with which we're sure you're already very...
News Psyonix CEO Wants Unified Rocket League Community, Might Take Time To Implement
Requires substantial cooperation and coordination
When Fortnite on PlayStation 4 was recently made compatible with certain other versions of the game, Psyonix's Vice President of Publishing said there were no immediate announcements regarding Rocket League and recommended c
News Psyonix Pleased About Sony's Cross-Platform Decision But Has No Update On Rocket League
"We recommend reaching out to PlayStation directly"
In case you missed it, Sony has now updated its cross-platform support on the PlayStation 4. Fortnite is the first game to utilise the feature - allowing PlayStation owners to play against those on certain other platforms (including the Switch) for the first time. Prior to this, Sony had come under...
Random Nintendo Streams PS4 Pro Ads During FIFA 19 Gamescom Demo
Nintendo has shared another new video directly from the show floor of Gamescom 2018, this time treating us to a look at the upcoming FIFA 19. Aside from admiring the lovely footage being shown off for the new Champions League mode (a first for FIFA following the expiration of the deal with Konami's PES), we couldn't help...
News Sony's Share Value Takes A Hit Following Fortnite Account Woes On Nintendo Switch
But will it change its mind?
Share prices sure are in the news a lot this time of year. We've already heard that Nintendo's value has taken a hit following its E3 presentation, and now it's Sony's turn. The news that Switch owners who have previously played Fortnite on PS4 cannot transfer their progress to Nin
News Yu Suzuki Says There Are No Plans For Shenmue III On Switch, Unsurprisingly
It's Bayonetta, in reverse!
Shenmue III may be getting some stick of late for its rather unusual character models, but as fans of the first two games on the Sega Dreamcast, we can't wait to play this third outing. It would seem that a great many people feel the same way, and as a result we're getting into "wishful thinking" territory when it comes...
News Korean Rating Suggests That Super Bomberman R Is Jumping Ship To PS4
Super Bomberman R was a bold move by Konami; the series - which was much-loved on the SNES - had fallen from grace somewhat in recent years, yet this Switch exclusive not only hit the mark with fans, but also gained a new following for the cute little bomb-chucker. Konami has since gone above and beyond when it comes to supporting the...
News As Switch Hits 1.5 Million Sold In Japan, Data Shows How It Dominates PS4 Right Now
Nearly three times as many Switches sold as PS4s in first 26 weeks
The PlayStation 4 may be the most popular games console of this generation with over 60 million systems sold since launch, but in Japan the Switch is currently outperforming it by some margin. According to 2ch (via Kotaku), the Switch has sold almost three times as many systems...
Feature Basking in Nostalgia and '16-Bit' Goodness in Sonic Mania
The 12-year-old me would get all the Chaos Emeralds
With Sonic Mania just a day away at the time of publication, the lid is being lifted on review embargoes. Our chums at Push Square have published a review, but there's one simple reason we're posting this feature instead - we've been playing it on PS4. SEGA America offered us PS4 / Xbox...
News Sony Thinks You'll Buy A PlayStation 4 Alongside Your Nintendo Switch
"I think it shows that a lot of gamers are a two-console family"
When you look at the combined global sales of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, it's amazing to think that not so long ago some industry exports were predicting the end of console dominance. That clearly isn't going to happen this generation, and TIME has been speaking...
News Nielsen Games Report Finds More Interest In Nintendo Switch Than Xbox Scorpio Or PS4 Pro
Still on a lot of people's shopping lists
The Nielsen Games 360 Report was recently published and has made the shock discovery that there is more interest in purchasing a Nintendo Switch from those who were surveyed than the upcoming Xbox Scorpio or the currently available PS4 Pro. As shown in the graph below, Nintendo Switch is on 16 percent (the...
News Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii Brand Is A "Shadow Of Its Former Self"
Fergal Gara and Shawn Layden are entitled to their opinions, of course
Christmas is looming on the snow-covered horizon like a massive overstuffed turkey, but instead of exchanging gifts the big players in the video game hardware arena are talking trash about one another. At one end of the "Burn" scale there's Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime,...
News Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who Skipped PS3 And 360 Last Gen
Remastered PS3 classics are tempting Wii owners, says Sony's Andrew House
Wii owners who decided against buying a PS3 or 360 are flocking to the PS4 in droves, according to Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House. Speaking to Eurogamer at the recent Develop conference in the UK, House echoed recent statements made by Sony Worldwide Studios...
News Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Claims Sony
Lies, damn lies and statistics?
Sony Worldwide Studios senior VP of product development Scott Rohde has made the bold claim that Wii and Xbox 360 owners are choosing the PS4 as their next system. Using stats collected by industry tracker Nielsen, Rohde explained that many new PS4 owners did not previously own a PS3, and instead upgraded from a...
E3 2014 LA Times Reveals Hot Scoop of New White PlayStation 4 From Nintendo
As always, E3 2014 has been full of reveals and even the occasional shock. It seems one huge announcement has slipped us by, however, with the LA Times delivering a reveal for the ages. Below is the print edition of the paper with that epic story, as spotted by Jorge Albor on Twitter. In terms of monstrous typos and mistakes, this is...
Weirdness First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Make A Cameo In inFAMOUS: Second Son
Someone at Sucker Punch must really love Nintendo
Last week, we reported on the news that a Master Sword was spotted in Sony's PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son. Today, we can tell you that another Nintendo reference has been spotted in the game — this time relating to those famous plumbing siblings, Mario and Luigi. It's a real "blink and...
News Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Seems To Quite Like The PS4
Isn't it nice when everyone gets along?
Masahiro Sakurai may be famous for working on Nintendo hardware, but that doesn't mean he can't say nice things about the company's rivals. Speaking in his regular column in Japanese magazine Famitsu, the Smash Bros. director heaped praise on the Sony PlayStation 4, describing it as "good-looking" and capable...
Soapbox Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox One, I'd Still Pick The Wii U
Damien McFerran experiences buyer's remorse thanks to a recent purchase
Before we stumble headlong into what will surely be a touchy subject to some, allow me to clarify something. As many of you will be aware, Nintendo Life is but one third of a network of gaming-focused sites. Nestled in the bosom of a growing media empire, this site is flanked by...
Poll As the PS4 Arrives, What Do You Think of the 'New Gen' Environment for Wii U?
It ain't about 'next-gen' any more
So can everyone stop talking about 'next gen" now, or do we have to wait for the One to complete the Triforce of systems? No doubt there'll still be talk of "next gen" experiences and bickering over resolutions and framerates, all while Mario casually says hi with 3D World. There's arguably a sense that the more...
Talking Point The Wii U's Next-Gen Challenge Starts to Take Shape
Microsoft, Sony and others start to show their cards
Yesterday, as we're sure most — possibly all — of you are aware, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, the company's offering for the "next generation" of gaming. And so we finally have a situation where, piece by piece, the rumours, leaked design documents and outright fibs are making way for hard...
Rumour Wii U Heading for E3 Face-Off with PS4 and Xbox 720
New console trinity rumoured
Hold onto your tinfoil hats, people: we could be in for a wild ride this year. According to UK retail and trade site MCV, there will be new PlayStation and Xbox consoles revealed at this year's E3. Nintendo has already confirmed it will show off the final Wii U form at E3 2012, potentially leading to a three-way scrap...