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Next Generation Consoles: PlayStation 4

Updated on July 14, 2013

PlayStation 4

Sony's latest innovation. The console that focuses on the gamers. This upcoming system is designed for a "frictionless and seamless" gaming experience. With tons of new upgrades the PS4 will provide connected gaming, powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities making it the best place to play.

PS4 Design

With all Photoshopped jokes aside, the PS4's design was thought through by Sony. With the PS4's combined shiny and matte finishes, the new console's look almost may seem like a throwback to the look of the PS2. Though it may look like old consoles it's definitely built smarter. Unlike the PS3 and the Xbox 360 the PlayStation 4 is specifically designed to stay cool. As for it's small stature, that's to reduce power consumption.

Release Date and Price

Alright let's get to the good stuff. As of late, the release date of the PlayStation 4 is "later this year". However around November would be a good guess if they want to keep up with Microsoft. Either way Sony guarantees it will be released in 2013! As for the price the PS4 is ahead a $100 cheaper price tag than the Xbox One. The upcoming console will be cost $399 in the US, £349 in the UK and €399 in Europe.

PS4 Specs

It's time to see just how powerful Sony's new system is. Sony's creating a powerhouse of a gaming console by utilizing AMD technology. The PS4 runs on a single chip custom processor with eight x86-64 AMD Jaguar CPU cores. For graphics Sony implements a huge 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ Graphics Core Next engine to power that sweet FOX engine. The new PlayStation packs the power of a PC in the graphics department! The PS4 comes with super speed 8GB GDDR5 memory, enough to seamlessly turn the system off and on mid-game. The new console by Sony seems to have endless components, including a Blu-ray drive that's 3x faster!

Spec
PS4
CPU
low power x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores
GPU
GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ Graphics Core Next engine
Memory
GDDR5 8GB
Hard Disk Drive
Built –in
Optical Drive
BD 6xCAV, DVD 8xCAV
I/O
USB 3.0, AUX
Communication
Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
AV output
HDMI, Analog-AV out, Digital Output (optical)
Full PS4 Specs
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PS4 Controller

The new DualShock 4 controller. Sony has really stepped up their controller. The DualShock 4 has no start or select buttons. Instead it has an "option" and a "share" button. We'll have to wait to see if this is good new or not. The new controller comes with new three-axis gyroscopic motion sensor with three-axis accelerometer to enhance the game play. The new DualShock comes with a two-point Vita-like touch pad on the front with a 1920x900 resolution. Also it has a light bar on the front that will glow different colors depending on whether you're player 1, 2, 3 or 4. Who knew so much can be packed into a controller!

Spec
DualShock 4
Dimensions
162mm x 52mm x 98mm
Weight
Approx. 210g
Key Switches
PS button, Share button, OPTIONS button
Touch Pad
2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive type
Motion Sensor
Six-axis motion sensing systems
Other Features
Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
Ports
USB (Micro B), Extension Port, Stereo Headset Jack
Wireless Communication
Bluetooth® Ver 2.1 + EDR
Full DualShock 4 Specs

Streaming

The PlayStation comes fully equipped with built in hardware, so you can stream live game play to all your friends. Your viewers can even react to your stream by typing real time comments. You can stream live privately or publicly. Also unlike the Xbox One you won't need an upgraded membership to access this.

Interface

The old interface from the PS3 and the PSP is gone and has been replaced with a very new design. The new OS for the Ps4 resembles something similar to the current Xbox 360 interface.

PS4 Instant

This is a new feature by Sony they can be very handy. With Instant On you can shut down your system in the middle of a game and turn it back on in seconds to resume where you left off. This is possible by the PS4's lightning fast memory. Also players will be able to start playing a game before it's even finished downloading. No more waiting hours to update or download a game. Just simply play!

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The Next Generation Console Wars

Next year's going to be a crazy year for gaming. A hot war's going to be raging between super consoles. The PS3 has super powered graphics and lightning fast memory. It's a PC packed into a single video game console. Also there's been no word on paying for online access to the PlayStation Network. With new exclusive titles will PS3 be able to come out on top?

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      cfin 4 years ago from The World we live in

      The steam pad?