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A Week After The PS4 Announcement


Sony took center stage and teased (well, a two hour tease) game-play  specs, a whole new 'social' aspect and even the controller of the Playstation 4.


But not the actual PS4.

Whilst many are left confused and some even angry by Sony's bizarre move, I myself, don't see the problem. The actual physical design of the PS4 isn't as important as the stuff they actually revealed; regardless of whether it's pretty or ugly; if it can play gorgeous games, what's the problem? Of course, I hope the actual box is deliciously sexy, but if it isn't? I guess I'll just have to live with it, because in the long run, I'm not buying it on it's looks; I'm buying it to be a part of the next-gen.

Sony approached the reveal with one thing in mind - the consumer, and, more importantly; the gamers.
Whereas Microsoft have turned their current console, the 360, from a hardcore elite into a "it's a whole entertainment box" over the last year, with far fewer Xbox exclusives than that of Sony's PS3 and instead opting to deliver video apps and family Kinect titles rather than AAA killer exclusives.
With the PS4, Sony made it abundantly clear this is going to be a console for the hardcore gamer, and whilst we can safety assume it will offer the same multi-media functions as the current PS3 (if not more), they couldn't emphasise enough that the PS4 was all about the games.

And what games they brought; see for yourself.

inFAMOUS: Second Son





 Killzone: Shadow Fall

Knack


The Witness
 
Drive Club
 

Destiny
 

Watch Dogs (PS4 Gameplay)


Deep Down
 

If the likes of Deep Down and Drive Club didn't make your eyes orgasm, then Quantum Dreams (Heavy Rain, Beyond:Two Souls) tech demo will certainly do it for you.




PlayStation 4 The Specs:

Main Processor
  • Single-chip custom processor
  • CPU : x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores
  • GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
Memory
  • GDDR5 8GB
Hard Disk Drive
  • Built-in
Optical Drive (read only)
  • BD 6xCAV
  • DVD 8xCAV
I/O
  • Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX
Communication
  • Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
AV output
  • HDMI
  • Analog-AV out
  • Digital Output (optical)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.





Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 (DUALSHOCK 4)

External Dimensions
  • Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
Weight
  • Approx. 210g (tentative)
Keys / Switches
  • PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button
  • Directional buttons (Up / Down / Left / Right)
  • Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
  • R1 / L1 / R2 / L2 button, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Pad Button
Touch Pad
  • 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
Motion Sensor
  • Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, threeaxis accelerometer)
Other Features
  • Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
Ports
  • USB (Micro B), Extention Port, Stereo Headset Jack
Wireless Communication
  • Bluetooth Ver2.1+EDR
Battery
  • Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Voltage: DC3.7V (tentative)
  • Capacity: 1000mAh (tentative)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.


PlayStation 4 Eye

External Dimension
  • Approx. 186mm x 27mm x 27mm (width x height x depth) (tentative)
Weight
  • Approx. 183g (tentative)
Video Pixel
  • (Maximum) 1280 x 800 pixel x 2
Video Frame Rate
  • 1280x800 pixel @ 60fps
  • 640x400 pixel @ 120fps
  • 320x192 pixel @ 240fps
Video Format
  • RAW, YUV (uncompressed)
Lens
  • Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
Capture Range
  • 30cm~∞
Field-of-View
  • 85°
Microphone
  • 4 Channel Microphone Array
Connection Type
  • PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
Cable Length
  • Approx. 2m (tentative)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice




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