Sony first announced the PlayStation 4 in February without revealing the actual console. Yesterday, at the E3 conference, Sony showed the world how its new console would look like. Like the Xbox One, Sony has also gone with the boxy design with the PS4 and going by the initial reaction from enthusiasts and gamers, it seems Sony has won the first battle.
Microsoft got some flak for a mandatory internet connection requirement for Xbox One, restrictive DRM and trading used games. But Sony’s PS4 is quite opposite as users won’t require an internet connection to play single player games, there will be no DRM enforced by them and gamers can trade their games freely. Check out their detailed video guide on how to trade games!
To add insult to injury, Sony has even priced the PS4 $100 cheaper than Microsoft’s Xbox One. Expected this holiday season, the PS4 will sell for $399 in US and Canada, €399 in Europe and £349 in UK.
The PS4 features single-chip custom 8-cores AMD Jaguar CPU with Radeon graphics. Additionally, it has 500GB of storage, 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 controller and optional PlayStation Camera will sell for $59 each.
One gripe for few gamers could be a PlayStation Plus account for playing online multiplayers.
Interested customers can pre-order the PS4 today.