Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 4/17/14


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PlayStation 4′s next system software update is “coming soon,” Sony announced today, introducing video editor app ShareFactory, USB drive saves and software pre-loading on PlayStation 4 systems.

Update 1.70 will add the ability to pre-download pre-ordered games “up to several days prior to release.” Following the update, users who enable the auto-download feature will automatically pre-download software to their systems.

Last month, Sony revealed that the upcoming PS4 update will allow users to save screenshots and video clips to a USB drive, and will support HDMI video capture to a separate device by introducing an HDCP off option.

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More than 7 million PlayStation 4 systems have been sold as of April 6, Sony reported Wednesday.

Sony added that more than 20.5 million PS4 games have been sold across retail and the PlayStation Store as of April 13.

Sony last reported that PS4 sales had reached 6 million units as of March 2. Software sales stood at 13.7 million units at that time, meaning PS4 game sales grew nearly half again in just over a month.

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Right now, I can tell you that about 37 percent of the roughly 781 million games registered to various Steam accounts haven’t even been loaded a single time. I can tell you that Steam users have put an aggregate of about 3.8 billion hours into Dota 2. I can tell you that Steam users tend to put nearly 600 percent more time into the multiplayer mode on Modern Warfare 2 than the single player mode.

The “owned but unplayed” phenomenon is an extremely widespread issue across Steam according to our data. It shows up most frequently in games included in bundles, offered at heavily reduced prices, or simply given away to players who have yet to actually play them. It’s not limited to those games, though; in fact, out of the roughly 781 million games registered to Steam accounts, our data shows only 493 million, or 63 percent, have been played even once.

Ars Technica

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