Sony unveils PS4 console, coming later this year for $399
Sony had first announced the new PlayStation 4 during an event back in February, however the company had just revealed its controller. Now, at the E3 2013 Sony Press Conference the company officially unveiled the console.
The new Sony PlayStation 4 has a box-shaped design and it slants in one angle. The initial reaction to the design has been positive from enthusiasts and gamers.
Unlike the Xbox One, the PS4 does not have any mandatory requirements for internet connection to play games, no restrictive DRM and all games will be tradable. The company has also released a video with details on how can one trade games on the PlayStation 4.
With a price of $399, the Sony PS4 is $100 cheaper that Microsoft’s Xbox One. It is expected to be released this holiday season, when it will available for $399 in the US and Canada, €399 in Europe and £349 in UK.
In terms of the specifications, the PS4 is powered by a single-chip 8-core, AMD Jaguar processor with Radeon graphics. It further includes 500GB of storage capacity, 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, 6x Blu-ray drive, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi, Ethernet port, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI, analog-AV out and digital output (optical). An additional controlled and the optional PlayStation Camera will be available for purchase for $59.
The Sony PlayStation 4 is already available for pre-order so one can get it as soon as it launches in the market.