Finally, the news that all Sony PlayStation fans and consumers have been waiting for since the time we knew that the Sony PlayStation 4 is coming! Sony PlayStation 4, the next-generation gaming console and the successor to the Sony PlayStation 3 is finally out in the market!
Yes, the Sony PlayStation 4 is out for good and many fans and consumers must already have got their hands on the console or must be lined up outside a store as you read this post. The Sony PlayStation 4 has been one of the most awaited gadgets of the year and is expected to set a new benchmark in the world of gaming. Of course, the Microsoft Xbox One will always be there to compete, but today we just want to talk about the Sony PlayStation 4 and all the goodness it brings to you for the $400 price you happily pay.
Sony launched the PlayStation 4 at midnight on Thursday, so technically speaking, the next generation gaming console was launched on Friday. By the way, like always, a number of fans and gamers were lined up in order to get their hands on the Sony PlayStation 4.
Sony should have already known that hundreds of consumers would be waiting outside the store in order to get their hands on the console on day one. But even then, the company seems to have executed its weird plan of offering only 444 units of the Sony PlayStation 4 on Thursday night.
Sony has priced the PlayStation 4 console at $400. As first reaction, you might want to compare this price with the $500 price tag that goes along with the Microsoft Xbox One. But before you do that, there is some inside stuff you must know. Microsoft Xbox One consoles come along with the camera and Kinect, so you don’t have to buy them separately. But as far as the Sony PlayStation 4 is concerned, the new PS4 camera itself will cost you $60.
For a price tag of $400, the Sony PlayStation 4 is one awesome gaming console! You must have already forgotten this, but when rumors about the Sony PlayStation 4 just started hitting the Internet, it was believed that the console might be priced as high as $800 and will have a lot of hardware and software restrictions.
Well, we don’t really care who said that all that because it’s not true! Sony has priced the PlayStation 4 at a competitive price (and so has Microsoft when it comes to the Xbox One). Due to relatively similar price tags, consumers will have the freedom to choose the console that they want, not the one that they can afford!
This is one of the most interesting points of discussion in this post. The Sony PlayStation 4 is an extremely powerful console and can take on almost anything and everything humans can throw at it! So if you were planning to buy a high performance computer or laptop instead of the Sony PlayStation 4 for your gaming requirements, we’d say ‘don’t even think about it.’
The Sony PlayStation 4 comes with a low power X86-64 AMD Jaguar 8 core CPU, 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine and has 8GB of DDR5 RAM. The internal hard disk has a capacity of 500GB and should be good enough to store your games and content.
This is another very important part of this post, because consumers planning to buy the PS4 console will definitely want to play a lot of games on it! The bad news is that Sony PlayStation 3 games will not be compatible with the PS4, except a few upgrades that consumers will be able to buy. These upgrades are simply the PS3 games that have also been released for the Sony PS4. The list includes:
- Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
- Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
- Battlefield 4
- NBA 2K14
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
And in spite of all the cool games that have been developed for the Sony PlayStation 4, many hardcore gamers will soon be out of titles! This is the scenario for now, but Sony already knows about this situation and so the company and developers are already in the process of rolling out a lot more content in the months to come.