It looks like Sony has taken a bold step in the console wars by waiting to release the PS4 a few months after the Xbox One came out. Sony released the PS4 first in America and later UK and Europe. Sony has managed to undercut the Xbox price by $100 (which retails now at $399) with a promise to provide a “frictionless and seamless” gaming experience. The verdict is out and people are impressed by what both Sony and Microsoft have offered next generation gaming.
Sony has really tried to blow both xbox and nintendo out of the water with the PS4. Design-wise the matt and shiny body of the console has been well received. Many online features remain freely available such as Netflix, party chat and free-to-play games that will not require PlayStation Plus subscription.
One of the biggest selling points of the PS4 is the synergy with other Sony devices including the Vita, allowing for streaming games live to the Playstation Vita. Experia handsets and tablets, as well as Bravia TVs and BD players will also sync with the Playstation 4.
The Playstation 4 eye is the most attention grabbing development of the Playstation 4 console. The camera takes gaming to a whole new level by using two high-sensitivity cameras. The camera enhances game play and allows for more intuitive play.
Technical specifications of the PS4 include:
- CPU: low power x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
- Optical Drive (Read only): BD 6xCAV, DVD 8xCAV
- I/O: Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX
- Communication: Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
- AV output: HDMI, Analog-AV out, Digital Output (optical)
- GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ Graphics Core Next engine
- Memory: GDDR5 8GB
- Hard Disk Drive: Built –in
This is just a primer of what to expect from the latest Sony Playstation offering. If you are a hardcore gamer then you already have yours. If you are not then you better get ready because the PS4 is something that you are going to want to have. It is packed with features which will revolutionize gaming and something you just have to experience for yourself.