Sony Corp. this week demonstrated The London Heist for the Playstation 4 Playstation VR peripheral at CES 2016.

The title, which utilizes the Playstation VR headset and two Playstation Move controllers, replicates an in-vshootout in which the users can fire and grab ammo with either hand.

The preview build held a 60 frames-per-second graphics fidelity.

Sony this week demonstrated Until Dawn: Rush of Blood for the Playstation 4 Playstation VR peripheral at CES 2016.

The title, which utilizes the Playstation VR headset and two Playstation Move controllers, is an on-rails shooter in which the user can shoot targets from each hand. The video concludes with a demonic boss battle.

The preview build held a 60 frames-per-second graphics fidelity.

Sony this week said it added 40-plus new titles for the Playstation 3 to the Playstation Now service.

New titles include God of War: Chains of Olympus, God of War: Ghosts of Sparta, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, Killzone HD, and White Knight Chronicles.

The addition totals 100-plus PS3 exclusives and more than 300 PS3 titles for the service.

Square Enix Holdings Co. this week said it will release Final Fantasy XV in 2016.

Final Fantasy XV is a single-player action RPG to include an open world and action battle system.

Sony this week released free Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PS Vita titles for Playstation Plus members to the Playstation Network division.

PS Plus titles include Grim Fandango Remastered (PS4, PS Vita), Hardware: Rivals (PS4), Dragon Age: Origins (PS3), Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3), Legends of War Patton (PS Vita), and Nihilumbra (PS Vita).


Microsoft Corp. this week said it will sell the Xbox One 500GB Name Your Game Bundle Feb. 9 at U.S. retail.

The Xbox One 500GB Name Your Game Bundle will include the Xbox One 500GB hardware and a full game download of either Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, or Rare Replay, and Xbox One Wireless Controller at $349.99.

Microsoft this week said it will sell the Xbox One 1TB Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Bundle at U.S. retail Jan. 12.

The Xbox One 1TB Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Bundle will include the Xbox One 1TB hardware, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, full game downloads of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Xbox One Wireless Controller and Xbox One Chat Headset at $399.99.

Microsoft this week said it will release Scalebound to the Xbox One in 2017.

Developed by Platinum Games, the large-scale action RPG title will feature flight and ground-based combat against giant enemy bosses.

The final game includes exploration and multiplayer elements.

It will be sold exclusively for the Xbox One.

Microsoft this week said Xbox One sales continue to outpace Xbox 360 sales.

The company said Xbox One sales surpassed Xbox 360 sales compared to the same point in the Xbox 360 generation.

In addition, Dec. 28, 2015 held the most concurrent Xbox Live users in history. Xbox One and Xbox 360 Xbox Live usage increased during Christmas week in 2015 compared to the year prior.

Microsoft this month released Xbox Live Games with Gold for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 for the month of Jan.

In Jan., the Xbox One will offer Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition from Jan. 1st to 31st and Zheros from Jan. 16th to Feb. 15th.

The Xbox 360 will offer DiRT Showdown Jan. 1st to the 15th and Deus Ex: Human Revolution Jan. 16th to the 31st.

Microsoft this week released the Ralph Lauren Polo Red Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6 for the Xbox One.

The Ralph Lauren Polo Red Car Pack includes the 2016 W Motors Lycan HyperSport, 2015 Nissan #1 Nismo Motul Autech GT-R, 1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 350, 1973 Nissan Skyline GT-R, 1979 Opal Kadett C GT/E, 2014 Toyota #8 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid, and the 2015 Mazda Formula Mazda.

The DLC sells at $6.99 and is included in the Forza Motorsport 6 Car Pass.

Nintendo Co. Ltd. this week released Hogan’s Alley to the Wii U Virtual Console division.

The shooting range title, released to the NES in 1984, is updated with Wii Remote controls to allow users to aim and shoot gangsters and avoid bystanders in a shooting gallery.

It sells at $4.99.

Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes for the Nintendo 3DS ranked in the top 25 software sales in the latest Japan retail data.

Media Create Co. this month said The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes ranked as the No. 21 best-selling software between Dec. 21 and Dec. 27.

Square Enix Co Ltd. this week said it will sell Rise of the Tomb Raider for the PC Jan. 28.

It was released for the Xbox One in Nov. The PS4 SKU will be sold holiday 2016.

CES 2016

Sony Corp. this week announced new 4K Ultra TVs with HDR functionality at CES 2016.

The XBR-X930D/XBR-X940D and the XBR-X850D series sets will include new HDR functionality for greater dynamic range of brightness and contast.

The XBR-X930D 4K HDR LCD TV will be sold in 55-inch and 65-inch SKUs and the XBR-X940D will be sold in a 75-inch SKU. All will include HDR functionality, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO, New Slim Backlight Drive technology, Android TV OS support, and Voice Search and Voice Command via remote.

The XBR-X930D/XBR-X940D series will be sold in spring 2016.

The XBR-X850D 4K HDR LCD TV will be sold in 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch and 85-inch Class models.

LG Electronics this month said it will preview new Super UHD TVs at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.

LG Super UHD TVs will include expanded color capabilities, advanced picture and sound-enhancing features like high dynamic range (HDR) and Flat Ultra Slim design.

Screen sizes will range from 55-inch to 86-inch sets. The UH9500, UH8500, and UH7700 Super UHD series will include HDR Plus to enable 4K HDR display functionality.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. this week announced new SUHD TVs at CES 2016.

New SUHD TVs include 10-bit Quantum dot, HDR-enabled displays with 1,000 nit HDR minimum and Ultra Black technology.

In addition, sets include a new Smart Hub for smart TV options, Smart Control remote, Playstation Now functionality, and connectivity to the new Samsung Ultra HD Blu-ray player to access UHD movies with HDR.

Griffin Technology this week announced the BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable at CES 2016.

The BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable is a magnetic breakaway power cable that plugs into a USB-C port. The magnetic connecter disconnects from the rest of the cable when put under stress or strain, similar to Apple Inc.’s MagSafe connector used in prior MacBook SKUs.

The product will be sold in Apr. at $39.99.

HTC Corp. and Under Armour this week announced the UA Healthbox at CES 2016.

The UA Healthbox is a connected fitness system that incorporates three products – UA Band, UA Heart Rate, and UA Scale.

The UA Band is an all-day wearable tracker that tracks daily activity, workouts and sleep. UA Heart Rate is a compact heart rate monitor. And the UA Scale is a Wi-Fi enabled scale that provides weight and body fat readings.

The UA Healthbox will be sold Jan. 22 at $400.

Griffin Technology this week announced the Travel Power Bank for Apple Inc.’s Apple Watch at CES 2016.

The Travel Power Bank is a compact battery charger with 800mAh of power to deliver up to four full charges to the Apple Watch. It can be recharged via micro-USB and features a keyring for easy accessibility.

It will sell in Q2 2016 at $69.99.

Fitbit this week announced the Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch at CES 2016.

The Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch features a color touchscreen with interchangeable bands and frames. In addition, the hardware includes on-screen workouts, connected GPS, heart rate tracking, smart notifications and five-day battery life.

The final product is compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows mobile devices.

It is available for pre-sale and will be sold in Mar. at $199.95.

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