Geek News Roundup for 11/10/2013 – Total Sony Domination


The long-awaited next generation of consoles are finally upon us. This time around Sony is first with the release of the PlayStation 4. During the days leading up to the launch Sony Computer Entertainment of America President and CEO Jack Tretton made a few bold predictions for the console. The PS4 will sell three million units before the end of 2013. Furthermore, the gaming system will sell over five million units by the end of March 2014. So far the PS4 has sold one million units in North America a mere two days after its launch. At the rate sales are going Tretton may be spot on with his predictions.

If you live in New York or Los Angeles and you have an Amazon Prime account you may have gotten that PS4 delivered to you on Sunday. Amazon announced a partnership with the U.S. Postal Service in order to deliver select products on the first day of the week. The program is only available in the two cities listed above but the service will expand Sunday delivery options in 2014. If the partnership is successful perhaps Amazon could ultimately save USPS from its financial woes.

Amazon Prime covers a multitude of services. One of the most popular uses is the Prime Instant Video streaming. The streaming service along with the likes of Netflix, Hulu and HBO GO is partially responsible for the sharp decline in BitTorrent traffic in the United States. In some cases torrent traffic has dropped by 20 percent in the last six months. I suppose newer adage, “If you make it available digitally and cheaply, most will buy,” applies here.

No matter how you’ve been getting your fix of The Walking Dead comics series creator Robert Kirkman has some good news for you. In 2014 Kirkman will release his newest project, Outcast. The comic series stars a man who comes to terms with the longtime demonic possession he’s had to endure. Unsurprisingly, a TV series is also expected.

If demons and zombies aren’t your thing Nintendo has some alternatives for you. Namely, Pokemon. The Pokemon X/Y series has sold an impressive 1.7 million copies in the U.S. since its October release.

How should we celebrate? How about an updated PokeRap video featuring all 718 Pocket Monsters? The process left the poor rapper breathless:

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