Sony Corp. this week said the Playstation 4 sold 6.2 million units in the 2016 holiday season.
The hardware has sold through more than 53.4 million units to global retail as of Jan. 1, 2017.
Sony this week previewed Gran Turismo Sport for the Playstation 4 Playstation VR hardware at CES 2017.
The demo allows users to utilize the Playstation VR hardware to play GT Sport in cockpit view at 60 frames-per-second.
Sony this week deployed free Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PS Vita titles for Playstation Plus members to the Playstation Network division for Jan 2017.
PS Plus titles include Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PS4), This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4), Blazerush (PS3), The Swindle (PS3), Azkend 2 (PS Vita) and Titan Souls (PS Vita).
Sony this week released new titles for the Playstation Now service.
Titles include Dark Souls II, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Namco Museum Essentials, and Dead to Rights: Retribution.
Microsoft Corp. this week deployed Xbox Live Games with Gold for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 in Jan. 2017.
In Jan., the Xbox One will offer World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap from Jan. 1st to the 31st and Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition from Jan. 16th to Feb. 15th.
The Xbox One and Xbox 360 will offer The Cave Jan. 1st to the 15th and Rayman Origins Jan. 16th to the 30th.
Microsoft this week released the Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 3 for the Xbox One.
The Rockstar Energy Car Pack includes seven vehicles from the 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-HO to the 2016 Bentley Bentayga.
It sells at $6.99.
Bandai Namco Games America Inc. this week released the Road to Boruto Gameplay Trailer for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto.
The trailer previews the story and character gameplay from the DLC.
The Road to Boruto DLC includes Boruto, son of Naruto Uzumaki in an all-new adventure mode.
It will be sold Feb. 3, 2017.
Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released the Oasis Map for Overwatch.
The Oasis Map is a Control map set in a metropolitan temple.
Overwatch is a squad-based multiplayer first-person shooter in which two teams of six battle with unique classes and abilities.
Atlus USA Inc. this month said that it does not plan to release Persona 5 to Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s Nintendo Switch console.
The U.S. public relations arm said that the title is planned for release to Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 only.
Persona 5, to be sold Feb. 14, 2017, is a turn-based RPG in which a band of students who live dual lives as Phantom Thieves seek to change their ordinary lives through the use of otherworldly alter-ego powers.
Nvidia Inc. this week said it will release the GeForce NOW service to the PC and Mac.
GeForce NOW is a cloud gaming technology service that allows users to PC games to run on a virtual GeForce NOW GeForce GTX 1080 PC.
Nvidia this week said it will release the Nvidia Shield TV in Jan. 2017.
The Nvidia Shield TV is a 4K HDR streaming box that includes Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, and Google Play Movies in 4K.
In addition, users can play PC games via the GeForce NOW cloud computing service.
Finally, the product will include Google Assistant integration.
Sony this week previewed new Bravia A1E OLED TVs at CES 2017.
The Bravia XBR-A1E OLED TV series will include the 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme to produce deep blacks and brights. In addition, the A1E series will include Acoustic Surface technology that vibrates the display to enable sound to output direct from the TV.
The final products will include a stand-less form factor and Android TV integration.
The A1E series will be sold in 77-inch, 65-inch, and 55-inch models.
Launch and price details are to be determined.
Samsung Electronics America Inc. this week said it will release the Samsung Notebook Odyssey to retail.
The Samsung Notebook Odyssey is a portable gaming PC that includes an Intel Core i7 Quad Core 45W and a HexaFlow Vent to upgrade the storage and memory.
The notebook will be sold in 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch SKUs, with ergonomically curved keycaps and choice of backlit color on individual keycaps in the latter version.
The 15.6-inch SKU will include the Nvidia GTX1050, while the 17.3-inch GPU is to be determined.
Huawei Device USA this week released the Hauwei Mate 9 to U.S. retail.
The Huawei Mate 9 includes a new Kirin 960 ARM Cortex-A73A53 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 Octa-core GPU, 4,000 mAh battery with SuperCharge technology, dual-sim capacity, and dual-lens Leica 12MP and 20 MP camera with optical image stabilization.
The final product includes Amazon Alexa functionality for voice task options.
The Huawei Mate 9 in Space Grey and Moonlight Silver sells at $599.99.
LuMee LLC this week released the new LuMee Duo case for Apple Inc.’s iPhone.
The case, which includes front and rear LED lights, an on/off dimmer switch, rechargeable battery and charging cord. New rear LED lights can help provide additional lighting for photos and videos.
It is available for the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus in Black, Gold and Rose at $69.95.
Seiki, Westinghouse Electronics, and Element Electronics this week said the companies will release new Amazon Fire TV Edition 4K Ultra HD TVs to retail.
TV sizes include 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch models 3840 x 2160 resolution the Amazon Fire TV user interface.
In addition, each TV unit will include a voice remote with Alexa-enabled controls.
The final product will allow users to access 7,000 channels, apps, Alexa skills, and live TV broadcasts with a separate HD antenna.
Samsung Electronics this week said it will release new QLED TVs to retail.
New products include the Q9, Q8, and the Q7 which can reproduce 100 percent color volume between 1,500 to 2,000 nits.
Each unit will include Quantum Dot material for improved color range and greater detail.
Finally, new Smart TV services include Sports to customize favorite sports teams and Music to identify songs played on live TV.
QLED TVs will start shipment in Feb.
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