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PlayStation 2 is the highest-selling home console of all time with over 155 million units sold in its lifetime. While it will be difficult for any current or future console to pass that number, early in its life PlayStation 4 is actually selling at a faster rate than its record-setting predecessor. PlayStation 4 sales recently broke the 20 million mark, and it did so in less than 16 months on the market. During the same time period in its life, PlayStation 2 had only sold about 15 million units. 

Of course the two systems had different launches. PlayStation 2 debuted in Japan and didn't release in North America and Europe until seven and eight months later, respectively, whereas PlayStation 4 launched in North America and Europe first and in Japan four months later. Even so, PlayStation 4's hot start is extremely impressive. You can check out a chart comparing sales of the two consoles by clicking below!

A few weeks ago we heard a rumor that a new Rock Band game is on the way, and today we have confirmation. Harmonix has officially unveiled Rock Band 4 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and the long-awaited game will be launching sometime later this year. Rock Band 4 will support all of your previously downloaded songs "as we release them on next gen consoles." Harmonix is working to make the new game compatible with your old instruments, but new instruments will be available as well.

Mad Catz will be creating the new instruments, and there's a special bundle deal planned that will include the game, a guitar, a mic, and a drum kit, as well as a bundle that just includes the game and a guitar. There will be a special PAX-themed guitar available to those who pre-order the game at the Harmonix booth at PAX East. Normal pre-orders can be placed  here. Additionally, a behind the scenes video has been released. Click below to check it out!

Attention PlayStation gamers! For those of you who are currently subscribed to PlayStation Plus, Sony has announced the March lineup of games that you can download for free. 

On PS4, PlayStation Plus subscribers will have access to Oddworld: New N Tasty and Valiant Hearts: The Great War for no cost!

Read more after the jump! 

If you enjoyed last year's Wolfenstein: The New Order, we've got some good news for you! A downloadable prequel called Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is launching on May 5th, and it can be purchased as a standalone product, so you don't need to own The New Order to play it. The Old Blood is set several months before The New Order, and sees protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz fighting against Nazi forces at Castle Wolfenstein. You can pick up The Old Blood on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC for $19.99, and you can check out the announcement trailer by clicking below!

Prepare your wallets Metal Gear fans, Konami has announced a Collector's Edition for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. According to Konami's website, the collector's edition is currently only available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users and is loaded with extra digital and physical content that fans can salivate over.

Check out the full list after the jump! 

The weekly Media Create figures are in for software and hardware sales in Japan, and Dragon Quest Heroes had a dominant debut. The PlayStation 3 version topped the charts with over 325,000 units sold, and the PlayStation 4 version came in second place with over 269,000 sold. In total, the game sold 594,749 units right out of the gate. This gave PlayStation 4 a tremendous boost, nearly doubling its weekly sales and pushing it to the number one spot with over 46,000 units sold. There were a few new releases on Vita this week as well, but its sales actually declined from last week. Hit the jump for the full breakdown!

Following the news that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be launching worldwide on September 1st, Konami and Sony have announced that they've teamed up to create a special edition PlayStation 4 themed after the game. The colors of the console itself match the colors of Snake's artificial arm. Meanwhile, the design of the controller is said to be inspired by his gun. The price of this special edition has not been announced yet, and unfortunately, it is only confirmed for launch in Japan at this time. You can check out some more images by clicking below!

PlayStation 4's hot sales streak is still going strong! At the start of the year Sony's newest home console had sold 18.5 million units, but the latest figures show that its sales hit 20.2 million as of March 1st. That means another 1.7 million units were sold in January and February, which is a pretty impressive start to the new year. With big names like Bloodborne and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End on the way, Sony will be looking to keep the momentum rolling!

The release date for Sony's virtual reality headset now looks a bit clearer. During Sony's GDC panel, President of Sony's Worldwide Studios for SCE, Shuhei Yoshida, stated that the company wants to “deliver an experience that lives up to our vision and ignites the passion of gamers.” Yoshida-san then announced that Project Morpheus will launch in the first half of 2016.

Take a look at Project Morpheus' specs after the jump! 

  

The PlayStation Blog has announced that another video streaming service will be available on PlayStation 4 consoles at some point today.

The HBO Go app will be launching on Sony's newest console today; the app will work just like the PlayStation 3 app and will require you to authenticate your console through your cable or satellite provider. After set-up, PlayStation 4 owners will have access to all of HBO's exclusive content, including Game of Thrones and True Detective, right from your console.