Sony Talks About Capabilities of PlayStation 4 But Doesn’t Show a Box

Sara Cunningham February 22, 2013 0


Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, talks about its latest product which is the PlayStation 4 videogame console during an event held in New York this Wednesday. Sony shows the product’s capabilities which include enjoying full console title plays done on a handheld device and streaming games through the net. However, this electronic gadget-giant consumed the full two hours of the media without even showing the actual console which is said to be launched in the market this coming holiday season. As far as the price is concerned, it was not tackled although experts or analysts say that it is also expected the company would not talk about this topic just yet as it is too early prior to the actual launching.

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A few members of the press were a little disappointed about Sony’s decision to keep the actual box a secret for now. There were people who said though that the two-hour event gave the investors and gamers as well the opportunity to get a detailed look of the kind of path or direction that Sony wants to take. The company did tackle more about how the PlayStation 4 will not only make it possible for users to get access to power games but make it easier as well for them to connect to mobile devices and social platforms.


One of the features that the people can expect about the product is that it will provide cloud-based gaming with Sony’s newly acquired Gaikai service which enables the games to be played even without downloading a file from the net or having a disc to save it to. Also, the company showed PS4’s new Dualshock 4 controller which will include a small touch-pad and standard game controls.

Everyone who attended the event waited for Sony to give them a glimpse of the actual PlayStation 4 which did not happen of course to the disappointment of some people. Because of its failure to show the console, the company failed in terms of proving the circulating rumor that its latest product would not have an optical drive included in it which means that every game would need to be downloaded or streamed to the device, thus, removing the market for game disks which are available right now in thousands of retail outlets. It looks like Sony made the people conclude that there is really no optical drive to expect.

According to Sony, the PlayStation 4 is looking at making itself so great at figuring out which kinds of games that the consumers want the product to download without being asked which means that the games will be made available when the gamer would realize he wants it. This seems like a great product overall and the people right now can not wait to get their hands on this new product.

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