Playstation 4 Specs Guide

Complete PS4 Specs (Continually Updated) CPU, GPU, Memory, Storage, Ports

Check out the handy table below for the full specs on the PS4 as they currently stand.

PlayStation 4 Console Specs
Feature PS4
CPU AMD x86 Jaguar 1.6GHZ 8-Core
GPU AMD next-generation Radeon-based graphics GPU with 18 compute units - The PlayStation 4 is capable of producing up to 1.84 TFLOPS.
RAM 8GB of GDDR5 - The PlayStation 4 uses a unified 8 GB GDDR5 RAM setup, providing both the CPU and GPU with 176GB/sec of unified memory.
Physical Media Blu-ray Disk - 6x CAV Blu-ray BD-ROM + 8x CAV DVD
Storage - Hard Drive 500 GB Hard Drive - The PlayStation 4's hard drive will be upgradeable similar to how the PS3 is currently set up.
Game DVR Yes - The PlayStation 4 natively supports the option to record and upload gameplay to social media or online streaming services using the built-in "Share" button. The PS4 automatically records the last few minutes of gameplay for you so that you can easily pick what you want to upload.

It has its own compression system and uploads the content in the background while you continue playing. Video services include Twitch, Ustream, YouTube, and more. Free software entitled "SHAREfactory allows you to edit videos before uploading

Cloud Storage Yes - The PlayStation 4 uses a cloud-based storage system to collect all your account data, and saved games, making them available anywhere you're signed in.
USB Ports Three - The PlayStation 4 uses two USB 3.0 ports for different companion devices in addition to a dedicated jack for the PS Eye.
Mandatory Game Installs Yes - Game installations are mandatory on the PlayStation 4 with install times ranging from seconds to minutes. Gamers do not need to wait for the install to finish before being able to play the game. This was an optional feature on some PS3 games.
"Always Online" No - The PlayStation 4 does not require an internet connection for playing games. However, syncing to PlayStation Now and accessing the PSN will obviously require internet access.
Console Home Yes - Users can nominate one PS4 console to be their "home" device, which means all content will be available for anyone to use including PlayStation Plus access. Signing into a PSN account will not be necessary on a "home" console.
Used Game Fee No - There are currently no programs or requirements in place regarding used games. They function as if they were new.
Backwards Capability No - The PlayStation 4 uses an entirely new architecture for processing game data, which makes it completely incompatible with past PlayStation games. However, with PlayStation Now's cloud-based streaming service, gamers will have access to PS1, PS2, and PS3 games to stream directly to their device.
Second Screen PlayStation Vita, Smartphones, Tablets - Sony released a PlayStation app shortly after the release of the PS4 that allows for remote game purchases, second screen navigation, and connectivity with your account.

Users can make purchases in the PSN store, wake up their console, and install games with a secondary device.

Motion Control PS Eye 2.0 + PS Move - The PlayStation 4 uses the newly redesigned PS Eye for motion tracking and information processing. The device can track players and deliver game information like low health to their controllers. The PS3's Move devices will be supported by the PS4.

All PS4s come pre-installed with Playroom, a virtual space that utilizes the PS Eye to interact with the environment. This free tech demo is also updated constantly with additional free downloads that add mini-games to the experience.

Subscription Service Yes - The PlayStation 4 requires a PlayStation Plus membership for access to online games. Single player games, free-to-play games, and games that can be played offline will not require a monthly subscription.

Users can also sign into their account on any PS4 and access their library of games provided they download a portion of it first.

PSN Account Transferable - Sony has confirmed existing PlayStation Plus accounts will carry over to the PS4.
Operating System New - The PlayStation 4 uses a new OS and user interface called the PlayStation Dynamic Menu. Users can instantly switch from playing a game to other social media options and even suspend gameplay to continue right away at a later time. It no longer relies on the XrossMediaBar for navigation.
Internet Connection Gigabit Ethernet + WiFi
BlueTooth Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
Audio/Video Connections HDMI input and output (up to 4K resolution support on images and movies only) + Optical output - The PlayStation 4 comes packaged with a HDMI cable.
Region Locked No
Price $399 USD
€399 EUR
£349 GBP
$549 AUD

How the PS4 came to be

Playstation 4 Specs Guide

Moving away from custom Cell architecture that cost Sony millions of dollars in research and development during the PS3 years, the new console instead uses a custom AMD “Jaguar” x86-64 instruction set that will make it more attuned to modern PCs. This was intentionally sought out after the poor reception from developers when they tried porting games onto the PS3 from Xbox 360 architecture.

It was also a pain for developers to always have to customize game code to fit the PS3. By unifying the way developers make games (the Xbox One will use the same CPU architecture), it will be cheaper overall to design and code the next generation software.

The PlayStation 4 uses a custom APU set from AMD. The CPU consists of eight x86-64 cores and runs concurrently with its GPU, which consists of 18 compute units and a theoretical peak performance of 1.84 teraflops. However, this performance will technically never be fully realized in games or the various utilities running on the PS4 and should be considered the maximum of what the console can handle. This is in line with midrange gaming PCs and the Xbox One hardware specs.

Both the CPU and GPU will share the same memory processing pool when it comes to dedicated RAM so that graphics processing and utility OS functions will take what they need when they need it. Instead of the CPU holding onto a chunk of the memory pool even when not in use, the shared design ensures the console is getting the most performance when processing graphics data.The PS4 will also have a secondary custom chip for handling background OS functions like downloads, uploads, and user interface options.

The PlayStation 4 will use 8 GB of GDDR5 dedicated RAM, which puts it ahead of the Xbox One in terms of raw bandwidth (176 GB/s) that can be processed at any one instance. While both consoles have 8 gigabytes of total RAM, the PS4 can process more information at once than the Xbox One. While technically meaningless considering the midrange PC specs on both consoles not really requiring more beyond 8 gigabytes, the PS4 could process more information and produce less slowdown if the user is streaming games or doing something else actually requiring the full RAM pool.

For gamers wealthy enough to afford the nice television sets, the PS4 will be able to support gaming running at 1080p with the ability to run movies and images at 4K resolution. Don’t expect the PS4 to render games at 4K because the technology to consistently do so without frying the APU inside your console does not exist cheaply yet.

The PS4 has two USB 3.0 ports in addition to a special auxiliary port for the PlayStation Eye. Sony has smartly designed their companion motion control device to have its own dedicated port so that gamers don’t have to sacrifice one for a device that’s almost necessary for future gaming. The PS4 controller is able to charge using the ports even if the system is in standby mode, which is a major step-up from the previous console. Honestly, who made the conscious decision not to include this feature in the PS3? I hope they got kicked in the stones when they were in “standby” mode.

New Toys and Tech
PS4 4 Specs New Toys and TechAmong the new and improved applications and tech features like a faster Blu-ray disc drive, the PlayStation 4 also comes with second screen capabilities through your PS Vita, smartphone, or tablet. Secondary screens can also wake up and log into your PS4 to initiate downloads or stream games onto another device. Sony released a new PlayStation app specifically for this feature so that users can access their system and chat with their friends on the go.This is of course a major step forward in social gameplay that allows PS4 owners to make game time anytime. Yes, I realize that sentence sounded dangerously cheesy. Cheetos. I should get some cheetos.

If the user chooses, a title can be purchased and downloaded in the background without interrupting the other features on the PSN. For users looking for an expanded entertainment experience, the new PSN allows subscription services through the PlayStation store like the Sony’s Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited series.

The new home screen features a combination of the latest offers from third-party vendors you’re subscribed to (e.g. your Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu) and the latest content from your friends. This includes new streamed content, their newly acquired trophies, and social media uploads. From the PS4’s home screen, you can also multitask by browsing the PlayStation Store for the latest titles or DLC while browsing the worldwide web looking at pictures of grumpy cats and chatting to friends online and in-game. Game invitations, shared in-game gifts from friends, and newly acquired items for participating in different events will also show up on the PS4 home screen when you select specific games in your library to view.

Games will also have their own dedicated tab that you can view for further information similar to how Steam currently has their games sorted based on different hubs. Within these game tabs, you can view what your friends have been doing in that game, their achievements, your own achievements, a newsfeed for updates and bug fixes from developers, newly gifted items received from friends or promotions, and more.

Privacy now works on a two tier system where your close friends can view your real name, location, and other detailed information while online friends can only view your online identity. When you become friends with someone, detailed information is only provided via a "Real Name Request" that you can send them. Otherwise, only basic info is shown.

Arguably one of the best new features about the PS4 is known as PlayGo, where all titles on the console can be downloaded while you play the game. While the initial setup and install may take a while, the PS4 does not require you to install the full game in order to play. For example, if you’re playing the next Uncharted game on the PS4, you only need to download the first level of the game to start playing while the rest downloads in the background. Since the PlayStation Store will have digital downloads of new titles the day physical copies are released, you could immediately start playing the next hot release right away.

The PlayStation 4 will not require a transfer fee for buying used games and while the console is not backwards capable with the PS2 or PS3, you can stream any game in the PlayStation library with the PlayStation Now cloud service. It is currently unknown whether these titles will have to be purchased again from the PlayStation store or if Sony plans on digitizing your own library somehow.

Sony PS4 Conference Video - Specs Detailed:

Eye See You
The PlayStation Eye -- PS4 CameraThe PlayStation Eye has been completely redesigned for the eighth generation console to take advantage of 3D image capturing and inter-connectivity with the PS4 controller. Aside from the increased number of cameras (you get two!), wider range, sleeker design, four different camera options, and recognition for up to six people, the PS Eye will have voice recognition and costs $60. Previous PlayStation Move companion devices will be supported on the PS4 although there are currently no planned new features for them. For the nitty-gritty technical specs, check out this handy table below.

PlayStation Eye Hardware Specs
Feature PS Eye
External Dimensions 186mm X 27mm X 27mm
Width X Height X Depth
Weight Approximately 183g
Video Pixels A maximum of 1280 X 800 pixels X 2 (Two built-in cameras)
Video Frame Rate 1280 X 800 pixels @ 60fps
640 X 400 pixels @ 120fps
320 X 192 pixels @ 240fps
Video Format RAW + YUV (uncompressed)
Lens Dual lenses with a F value/F2.0 fixed focus
Capture Range Approximately 30cm
Field-of-View Approximately 85 degrees
Microphone 4-channel microphone array
Connection Type PS4 dedicated AUX port
Cable Length Approximately 2m

The DualShock 4
The PS4 DualShock 4The PlayStation 4 controller maintains the same general shape (Sony has improved the design to be more comfortable) of previous DualShock controllers and improves upon existing features with new tech. Despite being similar in appearance, the PS3 controller will not be compatible with the eighth generation console due to all the improved or new tech features crammed into the DualShock 4. You still get two analog sticks, two analog triggers (L2 and R2), the iconic triangle, circle, square, and X face buttons, the L1 and R1 buttons, and four individual directional buttons. You also get the neat-o L3 and R3 on the analog sticks. The DualShock 4 retails for $59.99 USD.

Improvements to the controller include a brand new material over the two analog sticks that Sony has claimed to be more comfortable than previous DualShocks. They have also been redesigned to have a circular ridge along the edge of the analog sticks to increase precision when gamers play. The L3 and R3 push buttons on the analog sticks have increased responsiveness, which means something depending on how you rated the previous responsiveness on these two buttons.

The DualShock 4 will have some motion control via a three-axis gyroscope and three-axis accelerometer that the PlayStation eye will recognize. There is an additional vibration feature using multiple motors to give players better immersion with the game they’re playing.

Most gamers will probably notice the rather large touchpad on the center of the controller that also acts as an additional click button. Thus far we've seen this touchpad used for everything from switching weapons, to navigating maps and inventory .

For PlayStation Eye support, the DualShock 4 has a built-in light bar that will transfer information from the game to the controller via different light sequences depending on the context. For example, if a player’s health is low, the DualShock 4 will begin flashing its light bar. A more creative use was seen in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition where the bar would flash orange and red while holding a torch in the game. In addition to the new light bar sensor on the DualShock 4, there are also two ports for a headset and a mini-USB cable for charging purposes. A headset is included with the purchase of a PS4 although there is also a mono speaker on the controller itself that delivers in-game sounds.

There are two new buttons featured on the PS4 controller: Share and Options. The Options button located on the right side of the DualShock 4 incorporates both the Start and Select button from the previous controller into a single button. I think Options pretty much sums up what the button offers to gamers and developers. The Share button is an entirely new feature for the console that promotes Sony’s new position on social gameplay. When a player hits the Share button, holds it down, or taps it twice, various things can happen depending on the settings. You can upload recorded video to friends online or through social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook. You can also do the same with screenshots from within the game, adding a caption as well if you'd like.

Post your PS4 Spec(s) comments down below.

Article by - Collin Mak
Insert Date: 6/3/2013
Article updated: 12/17/14

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To this website please update PS4 specs please guys.

You should know that the recent rumors for the Bulldozer based CPU was based on dev kits, not the actual PS4 hardware. Also Bulldozer packages can have up 8MB of L3 cache per every 4 core CPU, so you should change your specs above to read "up to" 16MB of L3 cache on the 8 core dev kit. PS4 is rumored to have an APU, with 8 Jaguar Cores, Bulldozer is way too power demanding, heat will be an issue with a Bulldozer CPU & 8 Cores in a small console sized box. 1-4 Jaguar cores can have up to 2MB of L2 cache, though Sony may get mods & tweak the design slightly. Jaguar's far more likely, though it'll probably be heavily modified to work the best with the GPU, the smaller TDP means Sony doesn't have to build a tower PC. Also 8GBs of GDDR5 isn't going to happen because of the amount of chips that would be needed on the motherboard, 8 chips are required in the latest density chips for 4GB of GDDR5, maybe in the dev kit Sony will have 8GB of GDDR5, but a game made using the Luminous engine would only require 1.8GB of VRAM for graphics, that VRAM is GDDR5, 8GB would be major overkill for anything but unoptimized code. PS4 is alleged to have 4GB of GDDR5, at 192GB/s. Another thing you should put up is a potential 18CU variant of the 7970M being the GPU built into the APU, rated 1.84 TFlops. This would be fine for game engines like UE4 at 1080p 30FPS, with pretty high levels of effects, when the system has such a large amount of fast unified RAM. Coding to the metal would mean full access to the full capabilities of modern hardwar 512MB of that GDDR5 is reportedly left for the full OS, leaving 3.5GB open for developers to use how they like in games. There's also an additional module or "Secret Sauce" for assisting with some graphical effects, CPU & digital sound processing tasks. All of this is rumor, but it comes from sources like VG247, Neogaf, IGN & many tech sites, plus the specs sound as though they would work well for modern game engines in an APU type package.

WideIO

Sony won't use GDDR5 for many, many reasons. They'll take the monstrous advantages of stacked WideIO 1024bit DRAM (8* 128bit SDR/DDR channels) using TSV (connecting DRAM layers) at 200Mhz. Why would Sony do this - for one thing, 88mW at 200Mhz/1024bit. Any game console manufacturer using *4GB*[[GDDR5]] UMA for the next 7 years is going to find out why the game console industry disappeared in 2020 without a trace and Sony and Microsoft made terrible tech decisions. I'm an Architect, and any time I think of GDDR5 in games console I get a big bright question mark over my head that tells me, "Not a good idea".

noone

ha ha ,nanny nanny boo boo 8gb gddr5 confirmed

Oh look! An immature person

Oh look! An immature person who is making fun of a person who probably knows what he's talking about.

ps4 better be able to play all ps games

Make it play at least ps3 games and ps4. It would be better if it could play all ps games. If this is not done i will not be buying the ps4.

backwards compatability

I agree,if ps4 does not play at least ps1&3 games it's a big waste.I would not purchase the 4 either!!!

Ditto

Ditto

LOL

Looks like you fellas wont be purchasing a ps4....I'll make sure i tell you how it is when i buy it.

So you just want to play your old games...?

So the extra power and much bigger and better games aren't worth it...? All you want to do is get expensive new hardware to play your old games no differently than before...? I don't understand. There's so much improvement in the PS4. I get that you'd like to be able to play your old games, but I don't get why not being able prevents you from buying a PS4... And this is coming from a guy who plays PS1 and 2 games on his PS3, and his PS3 is dying. (Or really HAS died 3 times, and is currently dead now...).

LOL

Are you serious? First off, PS1-PS2 games were 1000x better than PS3. Who gives a damn about some fancy graphics, the new generation only care if something looks kool, so they pay asinine amounts of money for garbage that is basically a CG movie with a few interactive parts. PS1-PS2 games still have replay value because they were great with crappy graphics. Can't say the same for many PS3 games, once you get the Platinum trophy, it's basically garbage. Second off, the preventative measures Sony is taking is to prevent the loss of profit in the gaming market. When you buy a game from Gamestop IE, Sony doesn't make any money off of it, neither does the developer. By switching to cloud based and/or digital streaming/downloading, with no backwards compatibility, it's Sony's way of preventing that loss. It's all about money, and people are tools nowadays and will pay for garbage. They went under fire for originally releasing specs without an ODD, so they now claim they are adding the Blu-Ray ODD. The problem with the currently developing digital world, is you lose your value of items. When you pay $60-120 for an item in a digital world, it has no physical value, so your money becomes worthless. You can't resell it, you can't trade it, you can't loan it to a friend, and if you don't like it... TOO BAD you already bought it. People are just sheep and will believe anything told to them if it's spiced up to seem like a good idea.

wtf?

if u wanna play old games why not just keep your ps3? you make no sense!!

I think the same as the one you replied to

The ps3 cant play ps4 games, and if there is games on the ps4 he wants then he cant play them... Then he can buy the ps4 and still play the old games from the ps3, besides there is still some good games to ps3. I hope the same; that the ps4 supports ps3 games

Blu-ray drive

I don't believe the 2/4/8x rating is about the speed of the drive, but the number of layers on the disk. Like double-layer DVDs, but octa-layered Blu-ray discs. That's how you can get 128+ GB of data on one disc.

Wrong

Wrong

WRONG

This is just so wrong in order to read an disc that has 8 layers the blue laser would have to change focal length and read through the substrate to the next layer and creating a laser that can rapidly shift focal points and past the substrate is ridiculous. Look up how a disc is read.

APU + PS4 Slim = PS2 Slim?

APUs are the size of CPUs which are small, and if the PS4's motherboard can be made smaller, then the slim version of the PS4 might be as slim as the PS2 Slim, but this will mean giving up BC for all previous PS games, so now the question is if their going to eventually convert PS3 games for PS4 and possibly convert PS2 games (Since the CPU's of the PS2 and PS4 are going to be extremely different.).

Really? I couldn't read all of it because you are so wrong.

SATA 1 isn't 150 mb/s....SATA III is 6 mb/s buddy. Also, USB 3.0 is 10x faster than USB 2.0...not twice as half(in your statement that USB 3.0 will take 4 hours vs. 8..also assuming you are using a SSD for backup....They make a 64gb USB drive) Second, they will most likely have a low storage sized SSD(for quick boot ups, music etc.) and a Hard Drive for storing everything else, it will work like Apple's fusion drive. I'm SURE there are more mistakes....do your research.

... Seriously?

FOR STARTS. SATA rev 3 is 6Gb/s. USB 3.0 is 120MB/s vs. Highspeed USB2.0 which is roughly 30MB/s. SSDs are also significantly faster than USB storage because an SSD can take advantage of sata3 or even PCIE. I do agree that it is likely for a hybrid drive for a cache/quick boot, and big drive for everything else (momentus XT anybody?) I'm SURE there are more mistakes....do your research.

Disregard that, you don't know what you're saying

Sata rev1 - 1.5Gb/s Let us first looks at the way that was written. 1.5Gb/s - Gb/s, not GB/s. 1.5 GIGAbits per second. 1.5 GIGABYTES per second would be awesome, however it's not what it is. Now the math: 1,500,000 bits per second 1,500,000 / 8 puts it into BYTES 187,500 = 187.5MB/s Sata rev3 - 6Gb/s 6,000,000 / 8 750,000 byte per second = 750MB/s You're correct on the USB. Meanwhile, the biggest mistake that I found is that it seems the writer of this article doesn't know the difference between AMD and Nvidia. :S

huh?

Actually, the SATA speeds are right on. SATA III has a 600 MB/S transfer rate. You are right about the USB speeds. I don't know where he came up with that figure.

sata

SATA revision 1.0 - 1.5 Gbit/s - 150 MB/s Revision 1.0a was released on January 7, 2003. First-generation SATA interfaces, now known as SATA 1.5 Gbit/s, communicate at a rate of 1.5 Gbit/s, and do not support Native Command Queuing (NCQ). Taking 8b/10b encoding overhead into account, they have an actual uncoded transfer rate of 1.2 Gbit/s (150 MB/s). The theoretical burst throughput of SATA 1.5 Gbit/s is similar to that of PATA/133, but newer SATA devices offer enhancements such as NCQ, which improve performance in a multitasking environment. During the initial period after SATA 1.5 Gbit/s finalization, adapter and drive manufacturers used a "bridge chip" to convert existing PATA designs for use with the SATA interface.[citation needed] Bridged drives have a SATA connector, may include either or both kinds of power connectors, and, in general, perform identically to their PATA equivalents. Most lack support for some SATA-specific features such as NCQ. Native SATA products quickly eclipsed bridged products with the introduction of the second generation of SATA drives.[citation needed] As of April 2010 the fastest 10,000 RPM SATA mechanical hard disk drives could transfer data at maximum (not average) rates of up to 157 MB/s,[8] which is beyond the capabilities of the older PATA/133 specification and also exceeds a SATA 1.5 Gbit/s link.

sata

SATA revision 1.0 - 1.5 Gbit/s - 150 MB/s Revision 1.0a was released on January 7, 2003. First-generation SATA interfaces, now known as SATA 1.5 Gbit/s, communicate at a rate of 1.5 Gbit/s, and do not support Native Command Queuing (NCQ). Taking 8b/10b encoding overhead into account, they have an actual uncoded transfer rate of 1.2 Gbit/s (150 MB/s). The theoretical burst throughput of SATA 1.5 Gbit/s is similar to that of PATA/133, but newer SATA devices offer enhancements such as NCQ, which improve performance in a multitasking environment. During the initial period after SATA 1.5 Gbit/s finalization, adapter and drive manufacturers used a "bridge chip" to convert existing PATA designs for use with the SATA interface.[citation needed] Bridged drives have a SATA connector, may include either or both kinds of power connectors, and, in general, perform identically to their PATA equivalents. Most lack support for some SATA-specific features such as NCQ. Native SATA products quickly eclipsed bridged products with the introduction of the second generation of SATA drives.[citation needed] As of April 2010 the fastest 10,000 RPM SATA mechanical hard disk drives could transfer data at maximum (not average) rates of up to 157 MB/s,[8] which is beyond the capabilities of the older PATA/133 specification and also exceeds a SATA 1.5 Gbit/s link.

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Do you know anything about hardware at all?

Sony and AMD

This is a "How bad@$$ would that be?" comment. Imagine if Sony bought AMD or if they did a merger? How freaking insane would that be? Imagine it. Post repliea on what you think would hapoen.

I don't think you understand how this works

Yeah, that would be cool, however, AMD and Sony are both really really really big companies. Like... Super big. For one to buy the other out they would need to make an offer in the tens of billions. Anyway, just because Sony are using AMD products doesn't mean that they will buy them out. Think about it, Apple are using Samsung screens, but they haven't put a bid in to buy them. Back in the PowerPC (PPC) architecture days, the CPUs they were using were from IBM. No one bought each other out. (Sorry, Apple was just the first thing to come to mind) So yes, the world doesn't work that way.

He said merger

That's if one buys the other out. A merger would be different, and possibly quite amazing for those two companies. Sony backed by AMD GPUs and AMD having a solid user-base, I think that could do quite good.

Could be the other way around

Given Sony's problems, it could go the other way around. AMD buying Sony. However with AMD's Market Cap at $2 bill and Sony's at $14 bill it's hard to see. I also believe Sony is grossly undervalued. Instead of speculating on a buy out, a much better option would be to buy Sony shares. I liken Sony to Apple in the late 90's a company on the verge of collapse, and now look where Apple is. What's really interesting is that many of the models Apple used for their success where already used by Sony. The differentiator is Apple customers love Apple, Sony customers can often feel stung, burnt or done over by Sony. Heckler's statements in 2005 had the wrong attitude and essentially blacklisted Sony in the eyes of consumers, he needed to approach this problem with a greater understanding of a changing world. Instead, he made Sony look like a thug. If Sony used a little more love, they'd have the world. The root kit scandal and PSN crack seriously damaged them. Then there is PSN and Video/Music Unlimited, why can't I start watching a Movie Unlimited rental on my PSP and watch it again on my big ass Sony TV within the rental term ? To copy a purchased Movie Unlimited file from my Sony Tablet to my PS3 I need to copy it to my PC, then to my PSP, and finally to my PS3. This is insane! No wonder people priate movies. Finally, Sony sell so many different things, but there's hardly any product integration.

Could be the other way around

Given Sony's problems, it could go the other way around. AMD buying Sony. However with AMD's Market Cap at $2 bill and Sony's at $14 bill it's hard to see. I also believe Sony is grossly undervalued. Instead of speculating on a buy out, a much better option would be to buy Sony shares. I liken Sony to Apple in the late 90's a company on the verge of collapse, and now look where Apple is. What's really interesting is that many of the models Apple used for their success where already used by Sony. The differentiator is Apple customers love Apple, Sony customers can often feel stung, burnt or done over by Sony. Heckler's statements in 2005 had the wrong attitude and essentially blacklisted Sony in the eyes of consumers, he needed to approach this problem with a greater understanding of a changing world. Instead, he made Sony look like a thug. If Sony used a little more love, they'd have the world. The root kit scandal and PSN crack seriously damaged them. Then there is PSN and Video/Music Unlimited, why can't I start watching a Movie Unlimited rental on my PSP and watch it again on my big ass Sony TV within the rental term ? To copy a purchased Movie Unlimited file from my Sony Tablet to my PS3 I need to copy it to my PC, then to my PSP, and finally to my PS3. This is insane! No wonder people priate movies. Finally, Sony sell so many different things, but there's hardly any product integration.

"New" Technology

It's amazing how much console developers screw people over buy saying it's "new" technology. All these specs are not new, essentially the PS4 will be like a mid level gaming computer of about 2 years ago. It's not like they don't have the technology to use current top of the line gaming computer technology. They just want to stay behind the curve so they can keep selling there "new" outdated technology. Yes it will be cool to have all this available in console form, but why do we as gamers put up with this. They charge close to $500 dollars for outdated technology. Hopefully the Steambox will be able to shake things up a little bit in the console market and cause a console with actual new technology to be built. We have allowed ourselves to be duped for far to long.

It isn't that new.....

AMD have been making APU's for the PC market for a while now, and they are underpowered budget processors with a low performing GPU built in, generally of the same grade that you would find in a laptop

NICE........

I gotta see this! Especially the cloud server compatibility part! The hell with Bill Gates and his Microsoft garbage, or those other consoles, the PS4 is getting extremely interesting.....

ps3 ps4

u r so right I have Xbox 360 and ps3 I think ps3 is way better on saving money and todays economic state also it has blue ray to play games it is very crisp clear when I play Xbox offline it sucks on that go Sony cant wait ps4 love the love :)

Periods?

Hath thou heard of such a thing?

First of all, you realize

First of all, you realize that the only advantages the PS3 has over the new XBOX 360 is, free online, better graphics. I have played Play Station and Xbox from when they first came out, and one of the first things I noticed was, Play Station is more for people who want to play simple games by themselves. Games that don't require more than one person to be fun. i.e. Little Big Planet, The Last of US, etc. The Xbox on the other hand, is meant for more competitive gaming WITH other people. Games that are meant to be played online with and against other actual people. i.e. Halo, Battlefield, etc. The two consoles are meant were meant for different types of gaming, that's why I always preferred Xbox, it was never meant to be played offline by yourself. Sure you have to pay for Xbox Live, but we get better servers and server maintenance. Now, I won't get much into the economy, because I already went on a long rant between Xbox and Play Station, but our economy is getting better. Did you know that? Our economy has already turned around since 2009 when the recession began. The economy has been getting better, slowly sure, but steadily, our GDP is increasing at about 1.3-1.5% every year which is about average(I'm not completely sure on the exact number so you may have to check that out yourself). Like I promised earlier, I will not get into specifics, but the economy has been doing a lot better contrary to popular belief, and if people would actually spend some time and do research to find out facts before spitting out their own personal speculation, then the economy would be doing even better.

PS4 GDDR5/DDR5 misconception

I think a lot of people are confused about the 8GB GDDR5(its not DDR5)memory, GDDR5 memory is for graphics/video and DDR3 is for the system. How much DDR3 memory does PS4 have for the system DDR4 memory isn't out yet for PCs which should be arriving sometime 2014 so how can there be DDR5 memory for the PS4

Memory is memory to the Cpu

Memory is memory to the Cpu and Gpu.The reason most systems dont use Gddr is Cost.

PS4 operating temperature

Haven't really seen any information on this. I think everyone can agree that the PS3 gets so damn hot, even when you're just watching Netflix. Does anyone know if the PS4 is supposed to run cooler? I'd also like to see some concrete numbers on how hot the PS3 runs. I know that all winter long I didn't use my heater while playing games. The PS3 kept the room warm almost on it's own.

All hardware gets hot...

When hardware is used at it's maximum, it get's hot. My laptop does, my old PS2 did, even my GameCube did. Though not AS hot as my PS3 when playing GT5... That really worked the hardware... So likely the PS4 will run cool towards the beginning of it's lifetime, when games won't be pushing it's boundaries. Later on, that's a different story.

lmao hard

This is the funniest comment in commenting history.Lmao Hard.

750 plus

thats an amazing price for the specs inside that a modern pc with that power would be a 3000 dollar computer and its a good thing that sonys going with and instead of making there own chip

inacurate

where are you living SA to get a medium spec PC which by sonys own admission is what you get, it will cost about £600 and about £500 if you build it yourself but still the ps4 price at launch is amazing less than the PS3 was when it first came out add to that that you are not getting fudged up the kiber like microsoft are trying to do, its a winner in my book and as you can tell i am a PC Lover PS that dose not mean i take it to bed now and then.

XD

PS3 good for blu-ray movies, stnd DVDs, etc PS3 EXCLUSIVES best of all PS3 is good as a Heater

PS3 Operating temps.

They range from normal - 50˚C to a high of around 85˚C. I am an electrical engineer and have over 6 years experience repairing the PS3, fyi.

ps4 GDDR5 misconception

PS4 doesn't have 8GB of DDR5 memory it has 8GB GDDR5 memory. DDR5 memory doesn't exist yet, DDR4 isn't even out yet.

Xbox/Xbox360<3

I cant wait for PS4! I have PS1 and then I moved to the Xbox. Microsoft just killed all his fans with Xbox ONE..

That Make or Break moment

To be honest, if the PS4 pulls the DRM or anything close, I will not get it, nor the X1, but honestly, I am MS fan, but the DRM & Online connection requirements is the death knell for Microsoft. They HAVE to change that if they want the console to ever take off and do well. PS4 so far is seeming better, if a little backwards in technical additions. Free Multiplayer is also a lie, as PS+ membership is required for online play. It has the raw specifications for a powerful gaming utility, but lacks the actual software such as the X1's ability to automatically save past replays and the achievement system. PS2 was good, I have never played another console after that from Sony, so it may just change how I view the modern gaming landscape, but Halo vs. Uncharted is going to be quite tough to get through as the new Halo looks awesome, just I hope that they will allow the 360E to play X1 titles, which will not likely happen as profits would go down by ~200$ USD/console.

WEB Browser.

I recently had to use my PS3 to browse online and realized after years of having this awesome machine that it sucks as if you use it as a normal PC. I hate Sony for having taken away the Linux option. Does anyone know if this will be improved with the PS4?

It's not a computer

This is a console, not a computer, but they will improve the internet functionality, besides, you can always connect a keyboard and mouse to your ps4 if you'd want to.

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