PlayStation turns 20 as Sony releases a limited edition console. HTC is already planning a second RE camera. Meanwhile, Chromecast is dominating the fight with Apple TV.
PlayStation has marked generations of hard-core gaming and fun times. Even as adults, we remember those Christmas mornings under the tree, opening what would be the first of many PLayStation consoles we would have. The console has officially turned 20 years old, and Sony has decided to touch our adult gamer hearts with a special edition PS4.
It’s pretty much another PlayStation 4, but this version happens to come with the first PlayStation’s colors. Only 12,300 will be sold. These special consoles will cost 49,980 Yen in Japan, $499 USD in North America and €499 in Europe.
Opinion: I happen to love the way this console looks. And $499 is not a horrible price to pay for the collector’s item. Do you want one? Pre-orders will open on December 6th. Let’s beat each other to the line!
We are still wondering just how well the HTC RE camera is doing in the market. If the latest rumors turn out to be true, it seems HTC is not doing too horrible. HTC North Asia president Jack Tong has told Focus Taiwan the company is already planning a second iteration of the handy camera.
The second HTC RE would be launched next year, but the company is still wondering just how well the successor can sell. HTC is estimating that about 5% of Taiwan’s 8 million yearly smartphone buyers will want the camera. Not a huge number, but if they can surpass it the newer camera has more chances at succeeding.
Opinion: HTC is testing new waters here. Do we really all want a secondary camera, aside from the smartphone’s? I don’t see a huge need for it, but I must accept we had a lot of fun with the HTC RE camera.
The Chromecast has passed multiple important milestones in its race to success, but we all know there is one manufacturer companies must always beat to call themselves worthy. Yes, we are talking about Apple.
Chromecast officially takes the second spot in the USA as it beats Apple TV. The crowned king in smart TV and streaming products happens to be Roku, which is currently in 29% of American households. The Chromecast takes 20% and Apple TV falls behind at 17%.
Opinion: It’s no surprise the Chromecast is dominating the market. I wonder when Google’s dongle will beat Roku. I mean, a $35 device that can do so much is no joke.