PlayStation 4

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PlayStation 4
Basic Information
Home Console
Sony Corporation and Foxconn
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4 Pro
Wii U, Xbox One
Technical Information
PlayStation 4 Slim
PlayStation Network
500 GB / 1 TB hard drive (user-upgradable to 2 TB)
United Nations International Release
September 162016
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The PlayStation 4 (previously codenamed Orbis) is a video game console manufactured and developed by Sony Corporation, with hardware being supplied by Foxconn. It was officially unveiled on February 20, 2013 during a media and investor press conference.

The PlayStation 4 is Sony's fourth home console. It was released in North America on November 15, 2013 and in Europe on November 29, 2013. It was released in Japan on February 22, 2014.

The new DualShock 4 Controller features a touchpad, a new addition to the standard features found on the DualShock 3 Controller. Disc-based gameplay is supported, and games use a dual-layer 50 GB BD-ROM disc for storage; these games must then be installed to the hard drive. At launch, the hard drive was 500 GB, but this can be easily upgraded. The current known maximum is 2 TB, limited by hardware availability more than any known software-based limitations. At launch, the console came bundled with the PlayStation Camera and an additional DualShock 4 Controller.

The PlayStation 4 is not currently backward-compatible with PlayStation, PlayStation 2 or PlayStation 3 discs, although the system's firmware does have built-in support for playing PlayStation and PlayStation 2 video games. Sony confirmed that some older PlayStation 3 titles will be playable via PlayStation Now, with PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 4 video games being added mid-2018 to PlayStation Now.

Launch titles[edit | edit source]

North America[edit | edit source]

Europe[edit | edit source]

Japan[edit | edit source]

Accessories[edit | edit source]

The system has multiple secondary devices available. The PlayStation Camera and DualShock 4 Controller are both available.

System Specifications[edit | edit source]

Technical Specifications
CPU Eight-core x86-64 AMD "Jaguar"
GPU 1.84 TFLOP, AMD next-generation "Radeon"-based graphics engine
Internal Storage 500 GiB 2.5" SATA HDD (1 TiB later offered, 2 TiB maximum upgradeable capacity by user)
External Storage Up to 4GB Supported
Optical Drive 6x CAV BD-ROM, 8x CAV DVD-ROM
Networking Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps), IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
Connectivity HDMI, 1 x Digital Audio, USB 3.0 x 2

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