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Sony hits 40m PS4 sales; predicts 20m more in 2016

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Sony hits 40m PS4 sales; predicts 20m more in 2016

Sony has sold 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles to date, and expects to move 20 million more in its 2016 financial year.

Though the PS4 is the fastest selling console in the company's history, the PS2 still holds the sales record with 155 million units.

Selling 20 million more consoles by March 31st 2017 would be a remarkable feat, though it would only require 2.3 million more than the 2015 financial year's 17.7 million units.

That sales projection likely takes into account the upcoming, unannounced PS4 Neo hardware upgrade, as well as a likely subsequent price drop on the original PS4 hardware, and sales driven by the introduction of the PlayStation VR headset.

On top of hardware sales, Sony says 270 million PlayStation 4 games have been sold, via retail and digital.

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League of Legends is now an official sport at Unigames

League of Legends is now an official sport at Unigames

League of Legends is now an official sport at Unigames, Riot Games has announced.

The university sports league, open to Australian and New Zealand club teams, will add the popular e-sport game to its list of 39 existing athletic sports.

Play will consist of four stages, beginning in June with inter-university tournaments, progressing through regionals and nationals, and leading up to the Australian University Games from 25-30 September.

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Former Ubisoft devs announce online melee RPG Absolver

Former Ubisoft devs announce online melee RPG Absolver

Sloclap, a studio made up of former Watch Dogs and Ghost Recon developers, has announced its first game: a melee combat RPG called Absolver.

Players take on the role of hopefuls in the order of Absolvers, essentially the Jedi Knights of the game's medieval setting.

The game's key feature is its real-time melee combat, which includes a wide range of techniques, including different stances, feints, dodges, parries, and counters.

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Minecraft is getting an official PvP arena minigame

Minecraft is getting an official PvP arena minigame

PvP arena combat is coming to Minecraft in an official capacity, Mojang has announced.

Console versions of the game will soon gain a mode called Battle, a "last-Minecrafter-standing deathmatch" that pits players directly against one another.

Taking place in specially-designed arenas, each with different rules and hazards, the arena mode is designed to be fast-paced and tactical, with loot offering an added risk/reward mechanic.

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Ueda: The Last Guardian will release in 2016

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Ueda: The Last Guardian will release in 2016

Long-anticipated adventure game The Last Guardian will release in 2016, according to designer Fumito Ueda.

Speaking to Edge Magazine, Ueda said, "since this is the year we will see the game's release, I do have some worries, but I'm also very excited."

The former Ico and Shadow of the Colossus director also went into the design of the game's enormous creature, Trico, which serves as a companion to the player while also having agency of its own.

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No Man's Sky reportedly delayed, a month from release

No Man's Sky reportedly delayed, a month from release

Megahyped space exploration game No Man's Sky has been delayed, according to sources at Kotaku.

Though no revised date has been announced, two independent sources were cited, including one at US retailer GameStop.

GameStop has been issued with "Coming Soon" stickers and instructions to cover up the game's June 21st release date on display materials.

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Rumours, domains, blind hope point to return of Prey 2

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Rumours, domains, blind hope point to return of Prey 2

Bethesda has registered domain names that have brought some to believe Prey 2 will finally re-emerge at E3 2016.

Prey2.com and Prey3.com have been purchased by the same company would-be publisher Bethesda used to buy domains for Doom and Dishonored, faintly indicating the firm's desire to either announce those games or to sit on the domains until it can.

Both domains redirect to a locked-out Facebook page for the time being.

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Mirror's Edge poised to vault onto television

Mirror's Edge poised to vault onto television

Mirror's Edge is being adapted as a "female-centred action series" for television," Deadline reports.

The rights to the EA/DICE parkour game were purchased by Endemol Shine Studios, which handles scripted production for Endemol Shine North America.

Said studio president Sharon Hall, "We clearly see Mirror's Edge as a franchise for the global TV audience."

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Two new Xbox One models may be coming to E3

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Two new Xbox One models may be coming to E3

Sources at Polygon and Kotaku have suggested that Microsoft will announce not one but two new models of Xbox One at this year's E3 Expo.

As previously rumoured, one of the models is to be a "slim" version of the standard Xbox One, with a new controller.

The other model, however, is said to be an upgraded machine "over four times more powerful" than the current model, supporting 4K resolutions and maintaining compatibility with all Xbox One software.

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