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PS4: The New Price Song

PS4: The New Price Song

With the announcement of the PS4 Pro, PlayStation Japan is slashing the price of the original PS4 by 5,000 yen. The 5,000 yen bill features writer Ichiyō Higuchi. PS4 exclusive Persona 5 features a band of thieves. Mix them all up and you have… a ballad?

Sony PS4 Pro

Sony PS4 Pro

With a much more powerful GPU, a faster CPU and memory, and a 1TB HDD, this special model of the PlayStation 4 lets existing and new titles play with improved textures, frame rates and effects, in resolutions up to 4K at 60fps. Some games will also support HDR. Drops 11/10/16.

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Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Sony Xperia XA Ultra

The new Xperia XA Ultra is an Android phablet for selfie addicts. It has a 21.5MP rear camera and a 16MP front camera. It also has a 6″ nearly bezel-less 1080p display, a 2GHz 8-core CPU, 3GB RAM, a microSD slot, though sadly, only a 2700mAh battery.

Literal Cameraman

Literal Cameraman

To promote the Sony RX100 Mk. IV, Thai ad agency Salmon House made this silly commercial that visualizes cameras as people. We’d actually rather have the DSLR though. The dude can take pictures and kick ass.

Sony RX10 Mk. III

Sony RX10 Mk. III

Sony ups its compact superzoom game with the new RX10 III. It has the same 1″ 20MP sensor as the Mk. II, but its lens now maxes out at an insane 600mm. It also has 4K video, Wi-Fi and NFC, optical image stabilization and up to 960fps slow mo. Still no touchscreen though.

Playstation VR Launch Bundle

Playstation VR Launch Bundle

Sony presents a PS4-ready alternative to the Oculus Rift. The launch bundle includes an HD OLED headset, with built in motion sensors, 3D audio, a pair of Move controllers, a Playstation Camera, and VR Worlds. Pre-orders start 7am PDT 3/22/16, and start to ship this October.

Sony Xperia X Performance

Sony Xperia X Performance

Sony has phased out the Xperia Z line, and the X Performance is its new flagship (the 4K screened Z5 Premium is still on sale). It has a Snapdragon 820 CPU, 3GB RAM, 5″ 1080p display, an all-metal body, a microSD slot and a 23MP rear camera with hybrid autofocus.

Sony α6300

Sony α6300

Sony’s follow up to the stellar α6000 also has a 24.2MP CMOS sensor, but with a staggering 425 phase-detection AF points and 0.05s AF for razor sharp shots. The α6300 can also record video in 4K and shoot stills at up to 11fps and up to ISO 51200.

Sony MP-CL1 Pico Projector

Sony MP-CL1 Pico Projector

The Sony MP-CL1 weighs just half a pound and is about the same size as a pocket book. It can project up to a 120″ display with a 1920×720 resolution. It has an HDMI port and lets you mirror Android devices and other devices that support Miracast.

Sony RX1R II

Sony RX1R II

The latest version of Sony’s compact full-frame camera has the same 42.4MP CMOS sensor that’s in the α7R II for crisp shots and a wide ISO range. The RX1R II also has a retractable OLED EVF and an optical variable low-pass filter that can be set to off, on or high.

Sony HUIS Remote Control

Sony HUIS Remote Control

A highly customizable universal remote control. Thanks to its E-ink touchscreen and customizing app, you can choose to include only the controls you want per device, or even place buttons for different devices on one page. Sadly it’s exclusive to Japan for now.

PlayStation: 20 Years of Play

PlayStation: 20 Years of Play

PlayStation pats itself on the back for its 20th anniversary in North America. The video looks at the console giant’s past, present and future, though they glossed over the sorry states of the PSP and PS Vita. Watch them unbox a sealed original PlayStation here.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

The Z5 Premium has a 5.5″ 4K display, which is such overkill that the media and even Sony’s own people can’t tell the difference between it and a 1080p screen. That said, it does have a 2-day battery life, 23MP camera, and waterproof and dustproof body.

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Star Wars PS4 Limited Edition

Star Wars PS4 Limited Edition

The limited edition Star Wars PS4 console has the image of Darth Vader and the Star Wars logo printed all over the top, and the controller’s colors are based on Vader’s chest plate. Comes with SW: Battlefront or Disney Infinity.

Sony RX100 IV

Sony RX100 IV

The king of point-and-shoots returns with an even smaller body, thanks in part to its 20.1MP 1″ Exmos RS CMOS sensor. The RX100 Mk. IV can also shoot 4K video for up to 5min. at a time and full HD slow motion at up to 1000fps.

Sony Xperia Z3+

Sony Xperia Z3+

The Xperia Z3+ is just as waterproof as its predecessors but now has a capless USB port. It has a 5.2″ 1080p IPS display,  64-bit Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3GB RAM, 20.7 MP rear camera and 5MP wide angle front camera.

Sony: Fun with Sticky Notes

Sony: Fun with Sticky Notes

To promote its 4K Action Cam, Sony created this OK Go-worthy video, in which they drove the cameras on a robotic platform surrounded by thousands of moving sticky notes which created a colorful landscape to travel through.

Sony HX90V

Sony HX90V

A compact long-range camera. The new HX90V has 30x optical zoom, an 18.2MP sensor, optical image stabilization and an OLED EVF. If the latter doesn’t matter to you then get the HX90V’s cheaper version, the WX500.

2015 Sony Project Morpheus Headset

2015 Sony Project Morpheus Headset

The latest prototype of Sony’s PS4 virtual reality headset has a 5.7″ 1080p RGB OLED, can refresh at 120Hz, and is lighter than the previous model. It also has better head tracking. The production version will be released in 2016. More here.

Sony X900C 4K TV

Sony X900C 4K TV

Sony’s hyping up the X900C series’ thin panel, but it actually has a bulge on its lower half. The real perks of the successor to the beloved X900B are its use of Android TV plus access to Netflix 4K videos and PlayStation Now.

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PlayStation 20th Anniversary Clothing

PlayStation 20th Anniversary Clothing

Insert Coin Clothing has officially licensed 20th anniversary PlayStation unisex apparel. Both the varsity jacket and the basketball jersey bear the console’s color, the four-color logo and the number 20.

Sony FDR-AX33 4K Handycam

Sony FDR-AX33 4K Handycam

The FDR-AX33 is the most compact 4K Handycam yet. It has a 1″ Exmor R CMOS sensor, 12x optical zoom and balanced optical image stabilization. It can shoot 3840×2160 video at 30/24fps and 1920×1080 video at 60/30/24fps.

Sony α7S Moonlight Shots

Sony α7S Moonlight Shots

Photographers praise the low light shooting of the new Sony α7S interchangeable lens full-frame mirrorless camera. This video by YouTuber Miami Fever makes it easy to see why. Also the people in it are hilarious.

PS4 20th Anniversary Edition

PS4 20th Anniversary Edition

The PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition bears the dull gray color and the four-color logo of the original PlayStation and is etched with the PS button icons. The edition is limited to only 12,300 units. Available 12/6/14 in US & Canada.

Sony α7 II

Sony α7 II

The newest version of Sony’s 24.3MP full-frame mirrorless camera adds 5-axis optical image stabilization for both still images and video. The α7 II also has up to 30% faster autofocus than the α7. Hits Japan & Europe 1/2015. U.S. TBD.

Transformers x Sega x Sony

Transformers x Sega x Sony

TakaraTomy’s consoles in disguise. Optimus Prime transforms into the original PlayStation, complete with a controller and a memory card, while Megatron turns into a Mega Drive with a controller and a Sonic cartridge.

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