God of War, Ghost of Tsushima & Uncharted Collection are Next Sony Exclusives Coming to PC according to a Leaker

God of War, Ghost of Tsushima & Uncharted Collection are Next Sony Exclusives Coming to PC according to a Leaker

A reputable leaker with a largely solid track record claims that eye catching PlayStation exclusives are coming to PC in the near future. 

In its first post in just over half a year, the CrazyLeaksOnATrain Twitter account jumped right back into the thick of things to claim that Bloodborne, an Uncharted collection (presumably Uncharted: The Nathan Drake collection, a remastered bundle of the series’ three PS3 games), Ghost of Tsushima, and God of War are heading to PC.

that slate of Sony games for pc will be fun

Bloodborne

uncharted collection

ghost of Tsushima

god of war

— CrazyLeaksOnATrain (@CrazyLeaksTrain) March 4, 2021

The account has claimed several times in the past that a Bloodborne PC version is on the way. The reputable leaker correctly predicted the Epic Games Store exclusive debut of Kingdom Hearts on PC, the Ninja Gaiden Trilogy remaster, and Nioh 2 getting a PC port (though their predicted release date was a few months off), among others.

PlayStation boss Jim Ryan confirmed last month that “a whole slate” of PlayStation games are headed to PC, starting with Days Gone some time this spring. If that slate includes the leaked lineup of games, PC players are going to throw a party.

YouTuber Paid $70,000 for a 10-Foot High Functioning PS5

YouTuber Paid $70,000 for a 10-Foot High Functioning PS5

While, some folks are finding it so difficult to get their hands on $500 Sony next-gen console, a YouTuber ZHC has been able to purchase the world’s biggest PS5 for a whopping $70,000. The best part? It’s a functioning console. Are you doubting? Ok then watch the video below (thanks to GamesRadar).

Standing 10-feet tall and weighing over 500 pounds, ZHC’s console has been certified as the world’s biggest PS5 by the Guinness World Records. ZHC and his friends apparently spent over a hundred hours just customizing the thing. While one may question the practicality of this PS5 beyond goofing off in short spurts with friends and family, we can’t deny that the customization looks pretty rad.

YouTuber Paid $70,000 for a 10-Foot High Functioning PS5

As far as the regular PS5s are concerned, the situation still looks pretty bleak for folks who haven’t been able to find one. Retailers continue to fall prey to scalpers and console manufacturers have said that they’re struggling to procure components amid worldwide shortages, leading to supply constraints. According to a report from Gamefok, United Kingdom will be restocking the PS5 by next week and don’t be so happy because the console shortages could continue throughout the year.

Scalper Makes $40,000 in Less Than a Week From Selling PS5 Consoles

Scalper Makes $40,000 in Less Than a Week From Selling PS5 Consoles

Given that Sony was caught off guard by the sheer number of gamers wanting to get their hands on a PS5, it was inevitable that some were going to be left disappointed when it came to snagging a console at retail prices.

Till now, some PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X fans have not get their hands on the console’s, there are also those who have missed out because the demand for the next-gen consoles has been so high – which makes the existence of scalpers that little bit more annoying. Scalping is, as we’re sure you know, the process of buying stock of tech, clothes, or pretty much anything and then selling those items on for a higher price than RRP, making the seller a profit.

It has now emerged that one particularly greedy scalper in the United States managed to get his hands on a scarcely-believable 221 PS5 consoles. Charging nearly double their original price at $1,000 each, the individual involved is pocketing almost $500 each time he sells one.

In the last week alone, the scalper involved claims to have made nearly $40,000 by making sales at his inflated rate. Unsurprisingly, the man involved refuses to disclose his full name, insisting that he simply be known as “Mark F.”

Scalper Makes $40,000 in Less Than a Week From Selling PS5 Consoles

It is estimated that Mark has spent more than $99,500 in acquiring his PS5 stockpile, which he says he obtained via a combination of online purchases and bots.

Even when taking into account his significant outlay, if you multiply his profit per unit by the number of consoles in his possession, it quickly becomes apparent that he stands to make a tidy profit should he shift all of his hardware at its current price.

The highly sought-after nature of the PS5 at present means that you would not want to bet against him selling the whole lot before the festive season ends. 

A source from UK scalper CrepChiefNotify recently spoke about a surge in the use of bots to secure items such as the PS5 – a practice that has been prevalent in the shoe industry for years.

The source, identified as Tom, revealed that the group “knew where to go for stock before it was announced” and were “watching all the sites for when they drop stock” and “running bots for members to almost 100 percent guarantee at least one PS5.”

He continued: “Bot developers have seen the demand rise for next-gen consoles and have changed their focus from being sneaker-focused bots into multi-use bots for electronics too.”

The race to secure a PS5 was never going to be an easy one for gaming fans. However, the ever-increasing use of technology to try and rip off genuine consumers is a worrying trend.

PS5 Reportedly Sold Twice More Than Xbox Series X At Launch

PS5 Reportedly Sold Twice More Than Xbox Series X At Launch

A recent report from an analyst states that the PlayStation 5 sold twice the number of consoles of the Xbox Series X and S at launch, which is a mighty feat indeed.

According to VGChartz, November 12th saw 1.3 million to 1.6 million consoles sold across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea. Then, on November 19th, the PlayStation 5 sold somewhere between 800,000 and 900,000 units in the rest of the world, with the European countries accounting for 660,000 and 800,000 of this proportion. Altogether, that calculates to a maximum possible total of 2.5 million consoles sold at launch, which is a stunning statistic.

Compared to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, the PlayStation 5 has actually sold double the number of consoles as its competitor. The two sold an estimated 1.2 million to 1.4 million units worldwide in its first 24 hours, and the Xbox Series X sold twice that of the Xbox Series S. Seeing as the former is the more powerful of the duo, and is in fact the most powerful console in the world, that makes sense. Furthermore, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S made their debut on the one day, November 10th. So, the reason that the PlayStation 5 outperformed the Xbox Series X is that its data is spread over two launch days.

PlayStation 5 Sold Around 2.5 Million Units In A Single Day, Reports Says

PlayStation 5 Sold Around 2.5 Million Units In A Single Day, Reports Says

According to a recent report, the PlayStation 5 roughly sold between 2.1 and 2.5 million units worldwide on its two separate launch dates, which is a stunning statistic.

VGChartz, an external analytical website which records sales data in the industry, claims that the console sold between 1.3 million and 1.6 million units across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea on November 12th. The U.S. snaffled the largest slice of the pie, with around 1 million to 1.2 million units sold in this country, followed by Japan with 115,000 to 120,000 units sold over there, then Canada took the bronze medal with 95,000 to 110,000 units sold on that day.

Excellent numbers, absolutely, but the regional breakdown is expected, as Sony has a strong consumer base in most of North America and especially in Japan. On November 19th, the PS5 sold around 800,000 and 900,000 units across Europe and the rest of the world. 230,000 to 280,000 consoles were sold in the UK, 115,000 to 140,000 consoles were sold in Germany, and 105,000 and 125,000 consoles were sold in France. If it matters, the Xbox Series X and Series S pushed 1.1 million to 1.4 million units worldwide in its debut, which is a little less than the PlayStation 5.

In other news, Sony expressed its gratitude for its fans in helping to secure “our biggest console launch ever” while contending with the challenges of the pandemic. SIE CEO Jim Ryan stated that the road to launch hasn’t been a smooth one, and that the manufacturing preparation had to be completed using a remote camera because employees needed to be distant. In spite of the odds, the PlayStation 5 has seen serious success, and Ryan couldn’t be prouder of the teams’ efforts from beginning to end.

Everything is sold. Absolutely everything is sold,” he said in the interview with TASS. “I’ve spent much of the last year trying to be sure that we can generate enough demand for the product. And now in terms of my executive bandwidth I’m spending a lot more time on trying to increase supply to meet that demand.”

PlayStation 5 Will Be In Stock Before The End Of The Year, Says Sony

PlayStation 5 Will Be In Stock Before The End Of The Year, Says Sony

Sony has expressed its appreciation in an announcement stating that the PlayStation 5 has achieved the strongest console launch in its history, and assures that there will be restocks before the end of 2020.

“Of all the things that I’ve learned this year, one is that I wouldn’t plan on doing another big console launch in the midst of a global pandemic, and I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody else,” said Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, recently. “It’s been difficult, it’s been challenging from the production side, not being able to get anybody into the factories in Asia… Before we started production, we had to do all the manufacturing preparation by camera remotely. I mean, just imagine that for a precision device like the PlayStation 5.”

We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year – please stay in touch with your local retailers.

— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 25, 2020

The console’s launch has contended with production problems, freightage issues, and scarce stocks, owing to the coronavirus crisis beginning in 2019. As the year progressed and developers announced delay after delay to a number of anticipated games, it was even thought that Sony and Microsoft would push their console launches into 2021 to avoid the impact that the pandemic has had on the global economy. Neither made this move, and both managed to succeed in spite of the odds.

Of course, there are still aggravations over the PlayStation 5, where a lot of people still haven’t been able to purchase one due to the demand. Sony apologised for this, and reminded consumers that more stock would be supplied to retailers. That was whisked away as soon as it dropped, and this was partly achieved through automated bots purchasing for scalpers.

PS5 On Track To Be The Biggest Console Launch In History, According to Analyst

PS5 On Track For Biggest Console Launch In History, According to Analyst

It sounds like the PlayStation 5 is off to a flying start, according to initial sales figures. Sony’s next-gen console has pretty much completely sold out across the globe – a fact which seems to have put on track to become the most successful console launch in history.

I have heard numbers in some markets, and they’re much bigger than PS4. And Xbox has already stated that Series S/X is bigger than One. If I can confirm and release the numbers, I will

— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) November 22, 2020

In a series of tweets, GamesIndustry.biz publisher Christopher Dring revealed that figures from some markets are already putting Sony on track for a record-breaking PS5 launch that eclipses the success of the PS4. For context, the PS4 shifted around 2.1 million units in its first two weeks on sale. If the PS5 has already beaten that – and in a pandemic no less – that’s seriously impressive.

Dring also speculates that the reason Sony hasn’t been able to keep up with the immense demand for launch is that there have been limits in manufacturing and distribution. Unsurprising, given current events. He also suggests that this shortage is not because Sony underestimated how many people would want a PS5. Indeed, the company’s own projections have the next-gen console down as surpassing its predecessor in just a few months.

Despite these limits, Dring still believes that the “PS5 will likely be the biggest console launch in history.” I suppose there are a lot of people with holiday money burning a hole in their pocket right now with little else to do but game.

Microsoft has also enjoyed plenty of success with its own next-gen launch. While declining to share specific figures, Xbox boss Phil Spencer described the Series X launch as the most successful Xbox launch of all time.

PlayStation 5 Has ‘Absolutely’ Sold Out Around The World, According to CEO

PlayStation 5 Has 'Absolutely' Sold Out Around The World, According to CEO

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO Jim Ryan have expressed his happiness on where they are with PlayStation 5 sales, claiming they’ve sold out everything in all parts of the world. 

This comment came from an interview with TASS, a Russian news outlet, last week. “Of all the things that I’ve learned this year, one is that I wouldn’t plan on doing another big console launch in the midst of a global pandemic, and I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody else,” said Ryan. “It’s been difficult, it’s been challenging from the production side, not being able to get anybody into the factories in Asia… Before we started production, we had to do all the manufacturing preparation by camera remotely. I mean, just imagine that for a precision device like the PlayStation 5.”

Is good to know, that there was a moment in March where analysts were theorising that the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X would launch in 2021 owing the major upheaval to global industries from the pandemic. However, Sony and Microsoft weathered the storm, and their consoles arrived with only minor commotion. The unfortunately short supply of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X did not match the stratospheric demands, and retailers struggled to shoulder the traffic of so many people vying for a new console. Those who missed out were assured frequently that new stock was on its way, while scalpers attempted to secure some eye-watering inflated prices for the already-spenny products.

Jim Ryan is pretty proud of how his team managed to navigate a console launch in the midst of a pandemic, and announced that “absolutely everything is sold.” Big words, for sure, but given the utter kerfuffle and stress over trying to purchase a PS5 while the supply is still restricted, we’re inclined to believe him. Moreover, Ryan expects that the PlayStation 5 will outsell its predecessor in the equivalent window of time. For a reminder, the PlayStation 4 sold seven million units in four months, and it didn’t have a global crisis to contend with.

The launch line-up for the next-gen is tremendous, which is a factor in its success. Astro’s Playroom is delightful, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is thrilling, Bluepoint’s reimagining of Demon’s Souls is mesmerising, and our Dean Abdou hasn’t put down Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for want of anything else. However, in this same interview with TASS, Ryan sounds like he isn’t sure whether The Elder Scrolls VI will end up on PlayStation 5, following the mega acquisition of Bethesda’s parent company by Microsoft.

Sony Official Agrees to Add a Key Xbox Series X Visual Feature ‘VRR’ to PS5

Sony Official Agrees to Add a Key Xbox Series X Visual Feature 'VRR' to PS5

Sony has officially agrees to add Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) – a key visual feature of Xbox Series X/S to PS5. The feature, which is designed to reduce of eliminate frame tearing and judder in high-framerate games, will be added to PlayStation 5 via a future firmware update, Sony said in an updated system FAQ.

“After a future system software update, PS5 owners will be able to use the VRR feature of compatible TVs when playing games that support VRR,” it said. A modern television with HDMI 2.1 is required to use VRR.

Although VRR is supported by Microsoft’s last-generation consoles, the feature has become even more important for next-gen games which support framerates of 60fps and above.

As explained by Digital Foundry’s Alex Battagloa, the feature is a noticeable omission on PlayStation 5 at launch as some games, such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, suffer from visible frame tearing on the platform.

“As more games target 60fps in the cross-gen period and don’t quite sustain the target, so we’re seeing a resurgence in games with screen-tearing – something that was all but gone on last-gen systems,” he wrote.

Insomniac Looking Into Reports of Spider-Man Remastered Crashing PS5

Insomniac Looking Into Reports of Spider-Man Remastered Crashing PS5

Since the launch of next-gen consoles, folks have been reporting numerous issues and negative experience. Like any other hardware launch in the tech world, the first batch of PlayStation 5 consoles appear to be running into a number of issues.

Recently, a reviewer, ACG’s Jeremy Penter, confirmed that his PS5 review unit was completely dead as a result. While the issue may be triggered by different things for different users, one commonly reported culprit seems to be Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered.

“Seems like putting a PS5 into rest mode while Spider-Man Remastered is running crashes the whole system, forcing that ‘repair your external drive’ process when you start back up,” reported GiantBomb’s Jeff Gerstmann. “At least that’s how it’s been for me the few times I’ve done that today. Also every time I’ve had the PS5 go through that external drive repair sequence, it ends up on a black screen. I have to hit the power button on the console itself to force it into rest mode, then it comes back up and asks me to file an error report, then boots normally.”

Also every time I’ve had the PS5 go through that external drive repair sequence, it ends up on a black screen. I have to hit the power button on the console itself to force it into rest mode, then it comes back up and asks me to file an error report, then boots normally.

— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) November 11, 2020

Insomniac Games has taken note, and has said that it’s investigating the issue. “We’re looking into this,” reads a brief and succinct response from Community Director James Stevenson below.

We’re looking into this

— James Stevenson (@JamesStevenson) November 11, 2020

Right now they’re looking into it and we’re hoping they come with solutions soon, we’ll update you all