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Rakuten TV streaming app on PS5

Rakuten TV has announced the launch of its video streaming app for the PlayStation 5 gaming console across Europe. The app will provide users access to a range of content directly from their gaming console. Ranging from AVoD to TVoD and Live Channels, viewers will be able to buy and rent the latest Hollywood titles […]

August 1, 2023

Data: PlayStation game sales dip

Sony continues grossing record revenue from PlayStation sales. In the fiscal year 2022, which ended on March 31st, PlayStation users spent more than $6.3 billion (€5.7bn) in combined digital and physical software purchases. Still, the total game unit sales have significantly dropped. According to data from Sports Lens, in the fiscal year 2022, the Sony […]

May 16, 2023

Disney+ relaunches on PS5

PlayStation 5 users can download Disney+ natively on theur consoles. With the relaunch, users can now stream movies, TV shows, Originals, and morefrom the DIsney+ library in 4K High-Dynamic Range video quality. “A key part of our global expansion strategy is to meet consumers wherever they are, which is why we’re excited to enhance Disney+ […]

October 4, 2022

Report: Grand Theft Auto burns 57.8bn kg of CO2

The Grand Theft Auto (GTA) video game franchise is responsible for an estimated 57.8 billion kg of CO2 emissions, based on sales data and playing stats, a study has revealed. Carbon-Cutting Consoles surveyed 2,000 gamers to discover their playing habits – particularly how this relates to energy bills – and analysed the energy consumption behind […]

September 5, 2022

Study: Xbox is world’s favourite console brand

Xbox is the world’s most popular console brand, according to a study by gaming site solitaired, which analysed Google Trends data for searches for Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch in more than 200 countries. The data revealed that Xbox is the world’s favourite console, with it being the most searched in 97 nations around the world, […]

March 16, 2022

Report: Video games sales tumble

A report from Seeking Alpha’s Jason Aycock, based on an examination of major interested parties by market research company NPD Group including Microsoft, Sony, Activision and others, suggests that as the Covid lockdown periods ended – or softened – then sales of video games also suffered. February 2022’s sales numbers fell again, for the fourth […]

March 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

BBC iPlayer on PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 owners can now add the BBC iPlayer app to their PlayStation home screens. Neil Hall, Head of Product for BBC iPlayer, commented: “We’re always working to make iPlayer available across as many platforms as we can, and we’re delighted to add the PS5 to the 15,000+ devices where BBC iPlayer is already available.” […]

November 30, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Redbox app on PlayStation 5

Redbox has expanded the distribution footprint for its streaming app to the PlayStation 5 console. Available immediately to download for free, consumers in the US will be able to stream thousands of AVoD movies and TV shows, as well as over one hundred Free Ad Supported TV (FAST) channels. The app also gives consumers access […]

October 8, 2021

Sony introduces ‘Perfect for PlayStation5’ for BRAVIA XR TVs

Sony is introducing a ‘Perfect for PlayStation 5’ campaign for BRAVIA XR TVs, specially designed to work perfectly with the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and offer a fantastic gaming experience with immersive picture and sound. ‘Perfect for PlayStation 5’ TVs will bring in two brand-new PS5 exclusive features– Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture […]

October 7, 2021

Report: Gaming on Samsung TVs still 15% higher than pre-Covid

A report from Samsung Ads Europe reveals time spent gaming on UK Samsung TVs has increased 15 per cent since January 2020 to the period ending June 2021, suggesting lockdown-related gaming habits are sticking post-pandemic. This is supported by claims from The Economist identifying gaming as “the single biggest new media habit to be formed […]

August 24, 2021