Yesterday, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced that Playstation 4 will be available in United States & Europe in holidays this year with a price-tag of $399/£349. The console will have ‘Jet Black’ color with a model number of CUH – 1000A series.
As you may have already noticed that the design of PS4 is simple and elegant at the same time. The console is divided into 4 sections which look like as if 4 sections are joined together by some means to make the console.
Blu-ray/DVD drive, power indicator, buttons and cooling vents all occupy the same space between the gaps created by those sections. Power indicators allow the console to glow blue when it’s on. The console is also a little angled from front to rear allowing easy access to power button and optical drive along with providing a proper camouflage for the wires attached.
It is definitely an elegant design that will certainly look good in any living room. The console will ship with a single Dualshock IV and Playstation IV eye-toy camera – both available in jet black color.
If you are looking for complete specifications of the console, they are as follows:
- Product name: Playstation IV Jet Black
- Product code: CUH – 1000A series
- Retail price: US $ 399, Canada $ 399, € 399, and £ 349
- Main processor: Single-chip custom processor CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
- GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine
- Memory: GDDR5 8GB
- Storage: 500GB Hard Drive
- External dimensions: Approx. 275×53×305 mm (width × height × length)
- Mass: 2.8 kg
- BD/DVD drive (Read-only): BD × 6 CAV – DVD × 8 CAV
- Input/Output: Super speed USB (USB 3.0) port x2, AUX port x1
- Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) ×1, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
- AV output: HDMI out port, digital out optical port
- Includes: PlayStation®4 system × 1, Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®4) × 1, Mono headset × 1, AC power cord ×
- 1, HDMI cable × 1, USB cable × 1
Also, note that out of 500GB storage, some is reserved for system memory so it may be actually less than 500GB.
Below are specifications & dimensions for Dualshock IV:
- Product name: Dualshock IV wireless controller
- Color: Jet Black
- Product code: CUH-ZCT1
- Price: US $ 59, Canada $ 59, € 59, and £ 54
- External dimensions: Approx. 162mm × 52mm × 98mm (width × height × depth)
- Mass: 210g
- Keys: PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button, Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), R1/L1/R2/L2 button, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Pad Button
- Touch pad: 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
- Motion Sensor: Six-axis motion sensing system
- Other features: Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
- Ports: USB (Micro B), Extension Port, Stereo Headset Jack
- Wireless: Bluetooth Ver2.1+EDR
- Battery: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
And finally the specifications & dimensions for PlayStation camera are given below:
- Product name: Playstation camera
- Color: Jet black
- Product code: CUH-ZEY1
- Price: US $ 59, Canada $ 59, € 49, and £ 44
- External dimensions: Approx. 186mm × 27mm × 27mm (width × height × depth)
- Mass: 183g
- Video pixels: (Maximum) 1280 × 800 pixel × 2
- Video frame rates: 1280×800 pixel @ 60fps, 640×400 pixel @ 120fps, 640×400 pixel @ 120fps
- Lens: Dual lenses, fixed focus
- Video format: RAW, YUV
- Capture range: 30cm
- Field of view: 80 degrees
- Microphone: 4 channel microphone array
- Connection type: Playstation IV dedicated connector
- Cable length: 2m
Please note that, design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
What do you think of these official specifications of Playstation IV? Can they compete with what Microsoft has to offer or are these better?