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Sony: 'A bold step forward for PlayStation'

Speaking at an event in New York, and in front of millions across the internet, Andrew House, the group chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment, said:

"Today marks a moment of truth and a bold step forward for PlayStation as a company.

Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Credit: Reuters

"Today we'll show how we are strengthening the PlayStation ecosystem.

"Today we will give you a glimpse into the future of play."

Watch the PlayStation meeting 2013.

New PS4 can broadcast gameplay in 'real time'

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You’ll even be able to share screenshots and video clips using DualShock 4’s new Share button. UI here looks great, very simple and slick.

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PS4 will enable you to broadcast your gameplay in real time. Friends can post comments, or help you conquer a difficult challenge remotely.

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'Tighter sense of control' for Sony gamers with new PS4

Electronics Giant Sony has unveiled the hotly-anticipated Playstation 4.

The new system will have eight gigabytes of memory and an updated controller called DualShock 4.

Irish video game developer David Perry speaks during the unveiling of the Playstation 4 Credit: Reuters

The controller will have a touchpad, headphone socket and a light bar, which will be used to detect where the player is.

PS4 architect Mark Cerny said the new pad will allow for a "tighter sense of control" for the gamer.

PlayStation 4's lead system architect Mark Cerny speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 Credit: Reuters

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MP3s killed the MiniDisc player

Sony has announced that it is ending the production of the MiniDisc player - over 20 years after it was first launched.

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Sony's MiniDisc failed largely due to the popularity of MP3 players. Credit: REUTERS/Steve Marcus

The product, which Sony hoped would replace cassette players when it was launched in 1992, will have a final batch shipped in March before manufacturing stops for good.

MiniDisc players enjoyed little success outside of Japan and MP3 players led to the downfall of the product.

Read: Sony fuels PlayStation 4 rumours.

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