Coming in a hundred dollars cheaper than the Xbox One, the PS4 gives Microsoft stiff competition in the gaming industry.
Sony has said that the PS4 will be powered by a custom 8-core AMD “Jaguar” x86-64 with integrated graphics APU and “next-generation” AMD Radeon graphics processor capable of driving 1.84 teraflops. It also comes packed with a 8GB GDDR5 memory, which makes it competitive with most PC focused games available in the market.
The PS4, not surprisingly, come with a Blu-ray drive, built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, with a HDMI, Analog-AV, and optical digital output. The system gives I/O options a boost with the inclusion of 3.0 USB ports and a very vague “AUX” port. Each unit will also include a “Mono Headset” for cross game chat and other social features. Regarding the number of hard drives, Sony has simply stated that the PS4 will have “a very large hard drive.”
The DualShock 4 promises to be another sensation in itself. The controller has an integrated touch pad (features a mechanical button and supports “capacitive type.”), share button, headset jack, and LED player identifier. These changes have resulted in the controller becoming a bit heavier than its predecessor. The DualShock 3 weighs 6.77 ounces, while the DualShock 4 weighs 7.4 ounces.
The PlayStation 4 Eye has a 1280×800 pixel sensor which captures videos at 60 frames-per-second, a rather significant leap over the Kinect’s capability of capturing only 30 fps. The PS4 Eye has it’s own dedicated port. It will be able to be used for “walkthrougs, taunting in killcams, login, and speech recognition.” It can also detect whether you and a friend switched spots during a split-screen game.