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Sony just laid out everything there is to know about the PS5

Sony’s next-generation console isn’t due to launch anytime this year, but the tech giant has been surprisingly generous with details. During a corporate strategy presentation, the company has listed all the information it has revealed so far, confirming yet again that the PS5 will have backwards compatibility. Since it has a similar architecture to the PS4, it will be able to play games designed for the current-gen console and will also be compatible with the current version of PlayStation VR.

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Nintendo Switch is America’s fastest-selling console

In case it wasn’t clear already, Nintendo has completely turned things around from the failure that was the Wii U. According to data from the reliable NPD Group, Nintendo sold more than 8.7 million Switch consoles in the US from its launch in March 2017 through November of 2018, putting it on a faster pace than the other “current generation” consoles from Microsoft and Sony after the same amount of time following their releases. It’s a bit of a convoluted measure, and in pure numbers there are certainly more Xbox One and PS4 consoles (both of which launched in the fall 2013) out in the wild, but there’s no doubt that Nintendo is in a better spot than they were before the Switch arrived.

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Angry Birds’ makes its Magic Leap debut

Magic Leap’s long-awaited augmented reality headset finally debuted over a month ago, even if its $2,300 price tag makes it much too extravagant for most of us. Still, it’s a pretty big step forward for consumer-grade AR, and the company is betting big on developers to create the content library it needs. One such developer is Rovio, which announced it’s bringing its most popular game franchise — Angry Birds — to the platform.

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Rumored PlayStation 5 Specs Leak, Suggest Launch as Early as 2018

With the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X firmly established in-market, thoughts have already begun to turn towards what sort of console might be coming in the not-too-distant future. The PlayStation 4 lineup isn’t very old by console standards — it’ll be five this year — but one report suggests Sony is already sampling dev kits for the upcoming PlayStation 5. Continue reading Rumored PlayStation 5 Specs Leak, Suggest Launch as Early as 2018

MLB’s ‘Home Run Derby VR’ is coming to PSVR and Vive this spring

Major League Baseball has gotten into VR lately with a host of initiatives, including partnerships with Google for At Bat VR, Intel for “Game of the Week” live streams and Samsung for immersive highlights of the 2017 season. Now MLB is bringing a VR Home Run Derby that debuted at the All-Star Game and select ballparks to your home via PlayStation VR and HTC Vive.

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