For unforgettable solo and connected social experiences. For play that's ready when you are, thanks to automatic background updates and games that can be enjoyed even as they download. Because PS4 is the world's most powerful games system. Show off your greatest gaming moments via the SHARE button. Enjoy a new touch pad, a coloured light bar and our best design yet. Play with more precision thanks to built-in motion sensors, an integrated speaker and touch controls Your finest moments Immortalise your biggest triumphs as video clips and screenshots with a tap of the SHARE button. Stream your gameplay, Become a community sensation by streaming your live gameplay, complete with picture-in-picture video.
Moving away from the more complex Cell architecture of its predecessor, the PlayStation 4 features an AMD x86-64 Accelerated Processing Unit, in hopes of attracting a broader range of developers and support for the system. The PlayStation 4's GPU can perform 1.843 teraflops. Sony calls the PlayStation 4 "the world's most powerful console" and, speaking to Edge magazine, numerous game developers described the performance difference between the PS4 and Xbox One as "significant" and "obvious". The console enables interactivity with other services and devices through the following methods: The PlayStation App, designed to enhance gameplay by using iOS and Android mobile devices; Now, a cloud-based subscription gaming service that offers streaming video game content; and wireless Remote Play.
It enables users to activate the PlayStation 4 from a distance away, in order to continue playing on a secondary screen, such as PlayStation Vita, a Sony tablet or smartphone. Sony have placed considerable emphasis on social gameplay. The new controller incorporates a "share" button, enabling owners to capture screenshots and video. Players can broadcast their progress or spectate gameplay streamed live from friends, and a feature named Share Play allows users to invite a friend to join a play session, even if they do not own a copy of the game. In designing the system, Sony worked with software developer Bungie, who offered their input on the controller and how to make it better for shooting games. In 2012, Sony began shipping development kits to game developers, consisting of a modified PC running the AMD Accelerated Processing Unit chipset. These development kits were known as "Orbis".
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The PS4 console includes a 500 GB hard drive, which can be upgraded by the user. An additional 256 MB chip,is fitted, thought to be used by the auxiliary processor. An additional 32 MB flash memory chip is also fitted. The read-only optical drive reads Blu-ray discs at 6x constant angular velocity for a maximum read speed of 27 MB/s. To further enhance optical drive performance, the PS4 features a hardware on-the-fly zlib decompression module, allowing for greater effective bandwidth, whilst at the same time, the console continuously caches data onto its hard disk, even buffering unread data when a game is not actively accessing the optical drive, forming part of Sony's PlayGo strategy.
The DualShock 4 is the PlayStation 4's controller. It is similar to the DualShock 3, with several new features. One new feature is a built-in two-point capacitive touch pad on the front of the controller, which can be clicked. The controller supports motion detection via a three-axis gyroscope and three-axis accelerometer and vibration. It includes a non-removable,rechargeable 3.7 V lithium-ion battery tentatively capable of storing 1000 mAh. The tentative design weighs 210 g and has dimensions of 162 × 52 × 98 mm. The top of the gamepad features a light bar with three LEDs that illuminate in different colors, which can be used to identify players by matching the colors of the characters they are controlling in a game, or to provide enhanced feedback or immersion by changing patterns or colors in reaction to gameplay. It is also used in conjunction with the PlayStation Camera to judge the positions and movements of multiple players. The light bar was developed for Project Morpheus.
PlayStation is forward compatible with the DualShock 4, originally only via a microUSB cable. Firmware update 4.60 for the PS3 added wireless connectivity, however motion and vibration functions are not supported. As the START and SELECT buttons are no longer present, the SHARE and OPTIONS respectively replace them. The PlayStation Home button has no function. Forward compatibility is not supported via Bluetooth. Overall the PS4 Console is worth the caps, a sturdy, solid gaming system that's only getting better. See full specs for the ps4 console here.
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