PS4: Cutting-edge design AND technology!
This claim by Sony sums up their Next-Gen system simply. Let’s take a look ourselves at what this console has to offer.
PlayStation 4 is the best place to play with dynamic, connected gaming, powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features. Combining unparalleled content, immersive gaming experiences, all of your favorite digital entertainment apps, and PlayStation exclusives, PS4 centers on gamers, enabling them to play when, where and how they want. PS4 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.
- Single-chip custom processor with x86-64 AMD ‘Jaguar’ 8 cores.
- 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine.
- XXXHDMI Pass-Thru: Connect your cable or satellite box to your Xbox One and prepare for lift off. HDMI pass-thru enables you to watch TV through your Xbox, which makes switching inputs seem almost pre-historic.
- Memory, lots of it: 8GB of RAM and a 500GB? hard drive give you plenty of memory for your games, demos, movies, apps, music, and more.
- XXXBlu-Ray: Microsoft has finally included the much sought after Blu-Ray drive in this console. Watch movies and play games in stunning HD with a Blu-ray player.
What can this Next-Gen console do?
- Gamer Focused, Developer Inspired: 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 centered around a powerful custom chip that contains eight x86-64 cores and a state of the art 1.84 TFLOPS graphics processor with 8 GB 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.
- Personalized Content: The PS4 system has the ability to learn about your preferences. It will learn your likes and dislikes, allowing you to discover content pre-loaded and ready to go on your console in your favorite game genres or by your favorite creators. Players also can look over game-related information shared by friends, view friends’ gameplay with ease, or obtain information about recommended content, including games, TV shows and movies.
- Shared Games: 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.
- Remote Play: Remote Play on the PS4 system fully unlocks the PlayStation Vita system’s potential, making it the ultimate companion device. With the PS Vita system, gamers will be able to seamlessly play a range of PS4 titles on the beautiful 5-inch display over Wi-Fi access points in a local area network.
- App: The PlayStation App will enable iPhone, iPad, and Android-based smartphones and tablets to become second screens for the PS4 system. Once installed on these devices, players can view in-game items, purchase PS4 games and download them directly to the console at home, or remotely watch the gameplay of other gamers playing on their devices.
New and Improved PlayStation Plus!
Built to bring games and gamers together and fuel the next generation of gaming, PlayStation Plus helps you discover a world of exceptional gaming experiences. PlayStation Plus is a membership service that takes your gaming experience to the next level. Each month members receive 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, Watch_Dogs 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, so current members on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita can carry their subscription over to PS4 or use it across all their systems at no additional cost.
NEW Dualshock 4 Controller
DUALSHOCK 4 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 gamers completely new ways to play and interact with games..
Xbox SmartGlass turns your mobile phone or tablet into a second screen that intelligently interacts with your Xbox One. Navigate with your touch screen, pinch, and tap to surf the Web on your TV. Your wireless device becomes the ideal companion to your Xbox One as it serves up extended experiences of your favorite TV shows, movies, music, games, and sports.
Critics and Gamers are raving about this new console. There’s really never been a console like this before. Choosing between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One need not be a difficult choice. They are both amazing consoles that should be around for the next 5-8 years before another update. Incorporating online and local content with gaming makes us the winners in this battle between Sony and Microsoft.
Where to buy?
Considering this console is expect to sell out at launch, below are some reputable Ebay sellers that may have some left in their stock.