Since launch, Sony has already sold nearly 8 million PlayStation 5 consoles, with 3.3 million of those recovered since January. The company even sold an additional one million PS4s. The total lifespan of the latest generation PlayStation now stands at around 116 million. As might be expected, the entire PlayStation business is now achieving record operating profit for Sony, solidifying its place as the company’s crown jewel.
And after? Immediately, a few sneakers. In 2018, NBA’s Paul George opened up about his PlayStation fandom , and now there’s a PS5 set on the way, which would go on sale in May for $ 110.
While the company’s next-gen VR headset won’t arrive until next year, Sony is currently testing a video pass for PlayStation Plus users in certain territories. If that works, we might see PS Plus subscribers picking up video goodies alongside monthly free games. In short, it stays busy.
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Surface revenues are up 12% from last year.
Microsoft announced a 19% increase in revenue for the third quarter ($ 41.7 billion) compared to last year. Even more impressively, the company’s profits jumped 44% to $ 15.5 billion. Revenue for the more personal computing segment, which includes Windows, Xbox and Surface devices, reached $ 13 billion (up 19%). And although Microsoft did not reveal specific sales figures for Xbox, it said console sales were up 232% from last year.
It could arrive as early as July in time for the next-gen MacBooks.
Apple’s successor to its M1 Apple Silicon chip could arrive in MacBook computers by the second half of this year, according to a report by Nikkei. Known tentatively as the M2, the processor is said to have entered production and could start shipping by July 2021.
For anyone who hasn’t followed, Apple’s M1 chip is now in its latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and most recently the new 24-inch iMac and iPad Pro. However, the majority of models still run on Intel processors. Apple still plans to phase out Intel chipsets within two years, which would be towards the end of 2022.
He could have a serious Surface competitor on his hands.
Dell’s new Detachable Latitude packs thinner bezels around a larger 13.3-inch Full HD display. Dell claims the machine has a smaller and thinner footprint than previous models, while still including a fingerprint reader, infrared camera, and a pair of standard camera sensors.
Behind these Surface-style looks, the detachable 7320 has an 11th gen Intel processor (up to Core i7) with an integrated Iris Xe graphics card, and you can have up to 32GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM. The Detachable Latitude 7320 starts at $ 1,549 and is available now.
An on-board remote control.
Spotify’s weird audio accessory is available in a “limited version” but, as Billy Steele explains, it could be a useful upgrade for subscribers trying to take advantage of the service in older cars that haven’t. Bluetooth or built-in voice control.
Some gamers couldn’t even launch their digital games.
DownDetector started tracking problem reports shortly after 5 p.m. ET, but according to PlayStation’s status page, everything was back and working again at 7 p.m. ET. It is not known what caused the problem.
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