The Greatness of the PlayStation 4 Will Take Time to Completely Unlock

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The Official Tech Specs of the PS4 from Sony’s Official Website are as follows:

Main processor:

• Single-chip custom processor

• CPU: low power x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores

• GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ Graphics Core Next 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

• Digital Output (optical)

 

The PS4 has a sleek, compact look that can fit almost anywhere in your home. Once you press the power button to power on the system its up and running in the matter of seconds. Signing in is just as fast as powering up, all you have to do is select your profile and you’ll be sent to a screen where you can access your apps, your PlayStation Network Profile, the PlayStation Store, and you’re system settings all with the touch of a button.

There is an awesome feature with the PlayStation Camera also, if you have your face linked with your profile it will automatically scan your face and sign in to the profile associated with your face.

The controller isn’t much different on this console aside from the light sensor and the touchpad, which makes the controller a little bit bigger and more confortable to hold for some. IT also has a built in headphone jack and speaker that functions with games that allows it. The biggest piece of technology on the new DualShock 4 Controller is the touchpad though, which can be used in diverse ways and will serve as a nice platform for different features in games in the years to come; it also has the share button which helps people who like to share their gaming experience. It has a few bugs right now but they will all be ironed out in the time coming.

The PlayStation Camera is an optional but very nice feature; along with the DualShock 4 Controller it will be used for motion control. It doesn’t really have many features and apps to work with it right now but it will be a fun feature by the looks of it. It has a lot of potential and hopefully Sony can work with it to make a new interactive mode with games and the camera.

The PS4 in itself has PlayStation Exclusive games like the famed Uncharted and Killzone and the new coming Watch Dogs and Destiny. It also seems to run cross console games like Call of Duty and Battlefield better than the other next gen consoles do. The UI is really easy to control, you can handle most of the features like messaging friends and checking trophies just by using the PS Button.

Sony’s slogan is “Greatness Awaits”.  The console seems to have unlimited potential and I think given a year Sony will use it to its full power.

At this time the PS4 is priced at a low $399, an easy $100 less than the Xbox One, if you’re a hardcore gamer and want to game in the next gen, you should really go out and buy yourself one. For those of you who aren’t too hardcore but want the next gen console anyway, maybe you can hold off for a few more months while Sony gets the PS4 working using its full power.

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