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PlayStation 5 is already making a profit (kind of)

PlayStation 5 is already making a profit (kind of)

Oftentimes, when gaming companies release new gaming hardware, they usually take a loss on each console sold. Of course, this doesn't last forever as the cost to produce a console goes down as time goes on, but at the start of a new generation, it isn't rare to hear that console makers are selling the consoles at a loss to get them to a certain price point. As it turns out, the period in which Sony was selling the PS5 at a loss was a short one, as Sony is now running a profit on the disc-based console.

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PlayStation 5 sales give Sony – and gamers – some good news

PlayStation 5 sales give Sony – and gamers – some good news

Sony has delivered its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, and those results give us another look at how the PlayStation 5 is performing around the world. Sony's Games & Network Services division was the company's most profitable segment in the quarter, which has become something of a theme for Sony's financial reports in recent years. PlayStation 5 sales seem to be doing well too, though there has been a drop-off from the previous quarter.

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Cyberpunk game Stray trailer: Watch five minutes of cat gameplay

Cyberpunk game Stray trailer: Watch five minutes of cat gameplay

During an event last summer, Sony introduced Stray, a new game that will arrive on the PS4 and PS5 consoles in 2022. The game's main character is a stray cat, which players take control of to navigate through a futuristic cyberpunk city while injured. Fast-forward to this week and we've gotten our first long look at the game via a gameplay trailer.

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Is the McDonald’s PS5 controller legit, or just clowning? [UPDATE: Removed!]

Is the McDonald’s PS5 controller legit, or just clowning? [UPDATE: Removed!]

This week an apparent McDonald's Sony PlayStation collaboration surfaced in Australia. This collaboration appears to have resulted in a fancy new McDonalds Australia 50th birthday celebration PlayStation 5 controller. The odd bit about this situation isn't that the controller exists, but that it appears to exist without any promotional support from McDonald's Australia, Sony Australia, or any of the game streamers supposed to be taking part in the release.

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Don’t rush to add an M.2 SSD to your PS5

Don’t rush to add an M.2 SSD to your PS5

Yesterday, Sony launched its very first PS5 system software beta. It's a big one, too, as it enables the PS5's M.2 expansion slot that has sat dormant since the console released late last year. For now, M.2 support for the PlayStation 5 is only in beta, and while anyone with a PS5 can register to receive beta software, it's probably best to hold off on adding an M.2 SSD to your console.

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PS5 system beta finally adds M.2 SSD support, but there’s a lot you need to know

PS5 system beta finally adds M.2 SSD support, but there’s a lot you need to know

At long last, it seems Sony is finally ready to roll out support for the PlayStation 5's M.2 expansion slot. Since launch, the slot has been disabled, as Sony wanted to ensure compatibility with drives before activating it through a software update. Now support for expansion M.2 drives is rolling out as part of a new beta - the PlayStation 5's first system software beta, for that matter - with plans to enable the expansion M.2 slot for all consoles in a future software update.

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PS5 just hit a huge milestone to become the fastest-selling PlayStation ever

PS5 just hit a huge milestone to become the fastest-selling PlayStation ever

It isn't exactly a secret that the PlayStation 5 is a popular console. In the 8 months since it was released, it's been a very difficult machine to procure, as restocks sell out almost immediately at every retailer under the sun. Sony today gave us an update on just how well the PlayStation 5 is selling, and as it turns out, the console is officially the best-selling PlayStation system in Sony's history.

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Bethesda PS5 exclusive Ghostwire: Tokyo hit with delay

Bethesda PS5 exclusive Ghostwire: Tokyo hit with delay

If you've been looking forward to Tango Gameworks' upcoming game Ghostwire: Tokyo, then we've got some sour news for you: Tango and Bethesda have decided to delay the game. Previously slated to release sometime in fall 2021, we learned today that Ghostwire: Tokyo will now miss that original release date by several months, as the game has been pushed back to early 2022.

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Cooler Master Orb X GamePod is gloriously weird and unattainable

Cooler Master Orb X GamePod is gloriously weird and unattainable

The Cooler Master Orb X GamePod is a "fully immersive multi-purpose semi-enclosed workstation" intended for both gamers and professional computer users. This piece of hardware has an egg-like shape with a chair at the center, multi-colored light strips on its edges, and the ability to support up to three 27-inch monitors inside. This workstation was designed with "full immersion in mind"

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PS5 restock retailers tipped this week: Time to call

PS5 restock retailers tipped this week: Time to call

A set of retailers are expected to get new stock of the Sony PlayStation 5 this week at Best Buy, Target, Walmart and others. If you're searching for an in-store drop, make a call to your local GameStop first. Target and Best Buy may also get consoles in stock, but it's entirely possible they will not be made available to the general public - depending on store policy.

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Among Us physical game editions release dates tragically late for gifts

Among Us physical game editions release dates tragically late for gifts

If you know someone who loves Among Us and you're looking FAR in advance for the perfect holiday gift this year, InnerSloth has your back. They've created several versions of the game Among Us with discs and physical boxes and everything that'll make the entire situation a much more physically gift-friendly experience. The products are called "Among Us - Ejected Edition", "Among Us - Imposter Edition", and "Among Us - Crewmate Edition."

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PS5 system software beta signups now live: How to register

PS5 system software beta signups now live: How to register

Today, Sony announced that it's working on a major system software update for the PlayStation 5 and put out a call for testers. If you're one of the lucky few who own a PlayStation 5 at the moment - the console is still notoriously difficult to find around the world - you can sign up to beta test this new system software update and all future updates as well. Even better is the fact that the process of signing up is pretty straightforward.

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