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Sony's issues guide to PS4's "Blue Light of Death" error

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The PS4 and Xbox consoles are competing for the Christmas market

PS4 sales top one million in most successful Sony console launch ever

Sony's PS4 gets off to a strong start ahead of the console's European launch on the 29th

The PS4 and Xbox consoles are competing for the Christmas market

PS4 v Xbox One: 'Look at me' generation gets dream consoles

Gamers will now be able to upload video of themselves as they play

Excited? Andrew House, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment and Jack Tretton, President and CEO Sony Computer Entertainment America, present 24-year-old Joey Chiu of Brooklyn with the first of 444 PS4s to be sold at the PlayStation 4 North American Official Launch event presented by Sony Entertainment Network at The Standard, Highline
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PS4 US launch: Sony promises more games for the new Playstation

A slim launch library has left the PS4 feeling underpowered where it matters most, but Sony made moves to mollify gamers during the console's US launch

Excited? Andrew House, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment and Jack Tretton, President and CEO Sony Computer Entertainment America, present 24-year-old Joey Chiu of Brooklyn with the first of 444 PS4s to be sold at the PlayStation 4 North American Official Launch event presented by Sony Entertainment Network at The Standard, Highline

In pictures: PS4 launches in America

Sony's next-generation console, the PlayStation 4, was launched last night in America.

PS4 launch: Oxo Tower given a Sony makeover

The tower is shown lit up with the icons of the PlayStation controller's buttons

PS4 games on release: we pick the seven best for Sony's new console

We look at the must-have games for Sony's eighth-generation console

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PS4 launch: Early reports of hardware faults dog the console

Reviewers and competition winners who have received copies of the console early have reported problems with the PS4's HDMI input

PS4 vs Xbox One: release dates, prices, hardware, games - we compare the lot

The one on the left is £349, the one on the right is £429, but what are the real differences?

HTC One sweeps T3 awards despite company woes

Sony and Apple are also multiple winners - with Chris Anderson and Michael Acton Smith also taking home awards

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