After months of anticipation, it has arrived: Sony’s PlayStation 4. The $399 successor to the PS3 is available alongside numerous games and services, including the PS App companion for Android and iOS, allowing use of the handhelds as second screens and as remotes; PSN for PS4, along with popular apps such as Hulu and Netflix; and over 20 games, including Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Contrast, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Need for Speed Rivals, and Resogun. The system comes with a replaceable 500 GB hard drive and 8GB of GDDR5 of RAM, while the operating system allows gamers to share videos and screenshots over social media networks and streaming sites. Each package also contains vouchers for a free month of PS Plus, one for a month of Music Unlimited, and another for $10 in PS Store credit.
The system is not backwards compatible, so keep those PS3s around. Fortunately, the streaming solution mentioned during Sony’s E3 press conference was reiterated in their release:
“Looking ahead, the PS4 system will evolve through PlayStation’s cloud gaming services, available in the U.S. in 2014. Based on Gaikai Inc.’s cloud technology, the services will enable users to have access to a catalog of critically acclaimed PlayStation3 (PS3) games on the PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by the PS Vita system.”
For full tech specs, head over to the official site.
Official Site: US.PlayStation.com- PS4 Tech Specs