Sony has officially unveiled the PlayStation 4 last night, revealing the console’s specs, advanced social capabilities, the new Dualshock 4 controller and a few upcoming games. We’ll deal with all the new games in upcoming posts, and for now focus on the PS4 itself.
Below you’ll find the full hardware specifications of both the 8th generation console and it’s new Dualshock 4 controller, as presented in the event:
- Single-chip custom processor
- CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
- GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
- GDDR5 8GB
Hard Disk Drive
Optical Drive (read only)
- BD 6xCAV
- DVD 8xCAV
- Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX
- Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
- IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
- Analog-AV out
- Digital Output (optical)
Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 (DUALSHOCK 4)
- Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
- 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
- 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
- Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, threeaxis accelerometer)
- Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
- USB (Micro B), Extention Port, Stereo Headset Jack
- Bluetooth Ver2.1+EDR
- Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
- Voltage: DC3.7V (tentative)
- Capacity: 1000mAh (tentative)
As can be read in the specs (and seen in the pictures below), the Dualshock 4 controller features a touchpad similar to the one on the back of the PS Vita and a colorful light bar in the front. The light bar is a “more friendly way to identify players” and can enhance the controller’s motion capabilities thanks to a new stereo camera capable of tracking it around the room.
The controller also has a new ‘Share’ button, allowing players to easily share footage from the game they are playing via the PlayStation Network. Enhanced rumbling and more responsive joysticks and triggers were also mentioned.
The PlayStation 4 is scheduled to release this holiday season. Below you’ll find a video of many famous developers and industry personas talking about the possibilities this new console brings.
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