The Sony PlayStation 4 Thread I
Release Date: 29th November 2013
Official Website: http://uk.playstation.com/ps4/
Customer Support: https://hardware.support.eu.playstation.com/#/
Main processor: Single-chip custom processor
CPU: x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores
GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMN next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
Memory: GDDR5 8GB
Storage size: 500GB hard disk drive*
External dimensions: Approximately 275 x 53 x 305mm
Mass: Approx 2.8kg
BD/DVD drive (read only): BD x 6 CAV, DVD x 8 CAV
Input/Output: Super-Speed USBx (USB 3.0) port x2, AUX port x1
Networking: Ethernet x1, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
AV output: HDMI out port, DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port
Included: PlayStation 4 system x1, Wireless controller (DualShock 4) x1, Mono headset x1, AC power cord x1, HDMI cable x1, USB cable x1
*The hard disk drive contains space that is availablable for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated.
The Playstation 4
PS4: What's in the box?
The PlayStation 4 will be out this Christmas at a price of $399 / €399 / £349. But what exactly does that get you?
Here's your definitive guide to everything that comes included in the PlayStation 4 box, according to Sony. It's worth noting there's no PlayStation Eye camera included - that's sold separately and will set you back $59 / €49 / £44.
The PlayStation 4
Fairly obviously, the most important thing in your PlayStation 4 box is the console itself. It's packing a 500GB hard drive (though Sony points out that the actual disk space you'll have to play with is less than that because some space will be reserved for system processes). It's got 8GB of GDDR5 memory, an eight-core x86-64 AMD Jaguar CPU, a 1.8 TFLOPS Radeon GPU, two USB 3.0 ports and a six-speed Blu-ray drive.
DualShock 4 controller
You'll get one DualShock 4 controller with the console. As with the DualShock 3, it has a built-in rechargable battery that charges via USB. If you want to buy extra controllers, they'll set you back $59 / €59 / £54 each.
The PlayStation 4 has a strong emphasis on sharing and multiplayer, so this time around the PS4 will come with a headset (something sold separately for PS3), allowing everyone to use voice communication right out of the box.
Cords and cables
Finally, the box comes with three cables. There's your standard AC power cord to power the system, there's an HDMI cable to plug it into your TV, and there's a USB cable, presumably to charge the DualShock 4 controller.
New DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller
The DualShock®4 controller features new innovations to deliver more immersive gaming experiences, including a highly sensitive six-axis sensor as well as a touch pad located on the top of the controller which offers completely new ways to play and interact with games. The new Share button puts video streaming and sharing a tap away.
The PS4 system focuses on the gamer, ensuring that the very best games and the most immersive experiences are possible on the platform. The PS4 system enables the greatest game developers in the world to unlock their creativity and push the boundaries of play through a system that is tuned specifically to their needs. The PS4 system is centred around a powerful custom chip that contains eight x86-64 cores and a state of the art 1.84 TFLOPS graphics processor with 8GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 unified system memory, easing game creation and increasing the richness of content achievable on the platform. The end result is new games with rich, high-fidelity graphics and deeply immersive experiences.
Infamous: Second Son
Killzone: Shadow Fall
The Order: 1886
Call of Duty: Ghosts
DC Universe Online
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Evil Within
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn
Final Fantasy 15
Just Dance 2014
Kingdom Hearts III
Lords of the Fallen
Madden NFL 25
Marc Ecko's Getting Up 2
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Mirror's Edge 2
NBA Live 14
Need for Speed: Rivals
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New N' Tasty!
The Pinball Arcade
Primal Carnage: Genesis
Project: Heart and Soul
Ray's The Dead
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
Skylanders: Swap Force
Sniper Elite 3
Tom Clancy's The Division
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Shared Game Experiences
Engage in endless personal challenges with your community, and share your epic triumphs with the press of a button. Simply hit the "SHARE button" on the controller, scan through the last few minutes of gameplay, tag it and return to the game - the video uploads as you play. The PS4 system also enhances social spectating by enabling you to broadcast your gameplay in real time.
Designed to bring games and gamers together, and to fuel the next generation of gaming, PlayStation Plus helps you discover a world of extraordinary gaming experiences. PlayStation Plus is a membership service that takes your gaming experience to the next level.
Each month members receive access to an Instant Game Collection of top rated blockbuster and innovative Indie games, which they can download direct to their console. PlayStation Plus gives you exclusive access to a diverse range of immersive online multiplayer experiences to suit all players' tastes, from Killzone™ Shadow Fall to #DRIVECLUB™, Watchdogs™ and Destiny™. Play and chat with your friends and a community of like-minded gamers from all over the world who love the same games as you do.
One payment gives you access to PlayStation Plus on your PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems. Current PlayStation Plus members can carry their membership over to their PS4 system, and continue to use it with their PS3 and PS Vita systems, at no additional cost.
*Thanks to contributions from Bor and Jiggles