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Sony PlayStation 5 Devkit
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At least one Twitter user – Alcoholikaust – has managed to get some hands-on time with a Sony PlayStation 5 devkit and some next-generation DualShock 5 controllers. No concrete details have been released, but so far, we know that it will be powered by a semi-custom 8-core AMD chipset based on third generation Ryzen architecture, a Radeon Navi GPU, a built-for-purpose SSD storage system, 3D audio; backwards compatibility with PS4 games / PSVR hardware, and 8K resolution TV support. Read more for the full image and additional information.

Sony Xperia 1 WH1000XM3
Sony’s Xperia 1 Smartphone + WH1000XM3 noise cancelling headphones bundle can be picked up for $899.99 shipped, today only, originally $1,300. The handset is Amazon exclusive with Alexa Built-in – just say “Alexa” or double press the power button to play music, hear the news or check the weather wherever you are. It still features the stunning 6.5″ 4K HDR OLED 21:9 Cinema Wide display and Dolby Atmos sound. Product page. Read more for two video reviews and additional information.

Sony Aibo Robot Dog Update
Sony Electronics has just released an extensive software update (Version 2.50) for its autonomous robot puppy companion, Aibo (ERS1000). Once updated, owners will gain access to new programmable resources as well as several new whimsical capabilities, such as the ability to virtually feed Aibo cookies, potty train it and lots more. Read more for two videos and additional information.

Sony PlayStation 5 Cartridge
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Back in June 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment filed a patent with the INPI (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial) in Brazil, titled “Configuration applied to / in data recording and storage equipment,” and it was published on November 5, 2019. For those who don’t know, the PS5 Developers Kit was patented by the same office. Read more to see the patent filing and for additional information.

Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Sony’s WH1000XM3 Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones includes the company’s proprietary HD noise canceling processor Qn1 to masterfully eliminate the noise around you, all for $278 shipped, today only, originally $349.99. You’ll be able to listen all day with up to 30 hours of battery life or get five hours of playback with just a 10-minute quick charge. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.

Sony PS5 Dev Kit
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Mark Cerny first officially broke the news about Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 game console in an interview with Wired back in April 2019. Since then, the company has went on to confirm the name and its planned release of late 2020. So far, we know that it’s powered by AMD’s Ryzen 7 nm Zen 2 architecture with 8 cores/16 threads, a Radeon Navi-family GPU using the RDNA microarchitecture, and a custom SSD storage solution. Read more for a video about the dev kit and additional information.

Sony PlayStation AR Headset
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Ginza Sony Park is currently being used to test a Ghostbusters-themed multiplayer experience using a prototype AR headset that the company is working on. This device will feature 6DOF head-tracking as well as hand-tracking, and appear be completely wireless, similar tot he Microsoft HoloLens system. No technical details have been released, but it does include a wrist-mounted haptic device of sorts. Read more for a video and additional information.

Sony PS5 Video
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This past week has been a big one for PlayStation fans, as Sony officially announced that the PS5 is going to be released during the holiday 2020 season. New features include a DualShock with haptic feedback, and the ability to install specific portions of games with its powerful SSD. The console will be powered by an AMD-based CPU, based on their third-generation, eight-core Ryzen processor, as well as a custom AMD Radeon Navi GPU, enabling the console to use hardware ray tracing in game. Read more for the video and additional information.

Sony PS VR2 PlayStation 5
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Sony Interactive Entertainment filed a utility patent with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) with the title ‘Data processing’ that was recently published on October 3rd. The patent sketches depict a virtual reality headset with a built-in camera and motion detection, which will most likely be the PS VR2. Both this VR headset and the PlayStation 5 are expected to launch during this time next year. Read more for the patent sketch and additional information.

Sony PlayStation 5 Launch Release
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Sony officially confirmed that its next-generation video game console, the PlayStation 5, will launch during the holiday 2020 season. Aside from the totally redesigned console, the classic controller is also getting some upgrades, with one of them being haptic feedback via adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). This means crashing into a wall in a racing game is going to feel different than tackling someone on the football field. The company even said that you’ll “get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.” Read more for additional pictures and information.