Sony PlayStation 4 – Price, Availability, Games, Specs and everything you need to know

Alex Bezeau October 29, 2013 0

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The holiday season is almost here and fans and consumers all around the world must be gearing up to their hands on some of the coolest gadgets ever! And one such item on your list must be the Sony PlayStation 4!

Now if you still have not put this item on your list, you should definitely check out this post. And if you have been waiting for the PS4 console, then you should definitely check out this post! We have all the information you need about the Sony PS4 that should help you to know the console in a better way. Go ahead, check out what Sony has made for its fans and consumers all around the world.

PS4 and TV

1. PLAYSTATION 4 CONSOLE
We do not really need to say this, but we are going to say it anyways – the Sony PlayStation 4 is definitely the best gaming console ever made by Sony. The PS4 is a gaming console that will even make the best of computers shy and run away. It’s like a completely different universe all packed inside that small Pandora box, which is just waiting for you!

The Sony PlayStation 4 is the next-gen gaming console from one of the best console makers in the world. The PlayStation platform that started way back with the PlayStation X has come a long way and we are proud to see how the genre has evolved.

Without further taking about how great the console is, we want you to take a look at the technical specifications of the console yourself. For those who understand these techie terms and numbers, get ready to be amazed!

Sony PlayStation 4 (Key specifications)

PS4 console

Series

  • CUH-1000A

Main Processor

  • Single-chip custom processor
  • CPU: low power x86-64 AMD “Jaguar” (8 cores)
  • GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine

Memory

  • 8GB GDDR5

Storage Size

  • 500GB Hard disk drive

Disk Drive

  • BD/DVD Drive (read only)
  • BD x 6 CAV
  • DVD x 8 CAV

Input / Output

  • 2 x Super speed USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x AUX port

Networking

  • Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 1
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)

AV Output

  • HDMI out port
  • DIGITAL OUTPUT (OPTICAL) port

2. PlayStation 4 GAMES
If you are planning to buy the Sony PlayStation 4 once the console is available, then you will definitely be buying some cool games to play. And just so that you know that ‘you will never run out of options,’ we bring to you the complete list of games available for the Sony PlayStation 4.

By the way, even this list is not final, because a number of games are still being worked on and you will get to see a lot more new titles in the days ahead. But for now, take a look at what we have for you. Some of the games already have a release date while some of them (actually most of them) don’t. But you can rest assured that the games will be available by the time your very own PlayStation 4 console comes home to you!

Killzone™: Shadow Fall
Battle to understand the truth as the intense, immersive combat of the Killzone series is reborn on PS4.
TBC

inFAMOUS™ Second Son
Superhuman. Feared. Delsin is forced to make choices that affect those around him.
TBC

EA SPORTS™ FIFA 14
Fuelled by EA SPORTS IGNITE, FIFA 14 feels alive with players who think, move and behave like world-class footballers, and dynamic stadiums that come to life.
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The Order: 1886™
Rewrite history in this unique vision of Victorian London where myths and technology co-exist.
TBC

EA SPORTS™ UFC
Step into the Octagon for the next generation of Ultimate Fighting. A game specially made for those who love action and want to get down to real business.
TBC

N++
Test your skill, patience… and appetite for ninjas. If you have wanted to be a shinobi, then this game might have a lot of surprises for you!
TBC

#DRIVECLUB
DRIVE TOGETHER, WIN TOGETHER. One of the best driving experiences you will ever have outside the real world.
TBC

Assassin’s Creed®IV Black Flag™
Welcome to the golden age of piracy – step into the boots of Edward Kenway, a charismatic yet brutal pirate captain of the Assassin’s Order.
TBC

Watch Dogs
Play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, who uses the city of Chicago to exact revenge on those who hurt his family.
TBC

Call of Duty®: Ghosts
Experience an entirely new story, setting and cast, all powered by the next-generation Call of Duty engine.
TBC

RESOGUN™
Unleash a devastating array of weaponry to rescue the last survivors from distant galactic colonies that are under ruthless attack from an evil alien invasion force.
TBC

KNACK™
An adventure of colossal proportions.
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War Thunder™
Grab the control stick to join the battle in the next generation combat game.
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Shadow of the Beast™
Embark on a ferocious action adventure to dethrone the evil lord Maletoth in this visually stunning game world.
TBC

Rime
The story of a boy who must use his wits and ingenuity to survive – and ultimately escape from – a mysterious island and a terrible curse.
TBC

NBA LIVE 14
Own the court and control NBA action from your living room. A must-have for basketball fans and players who really love to slam dunk their way to victory.
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LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes™
Play through a brand new story spanning the entire Marvel Universe. Loved the way your favorite Marvel character looks in Lego blocks, now is the chance to actually play with your heroes in Lego mode.
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Dying Light
Discover a first-person, action survival horror game set in a vast and dangerous open world.
TBC

GALAK-Z
This hand painted intergalactic adventure will take you to the ends of the universe to fight enemies in brand new ways.
TBC

Mad Max
Play as Mad Max, a lone warrior who must embark on a journey to reclaim his stolen interceptor from a deadly gang of marauders.
TBC

Mercenary Kings
Craft your arsenal to avenge your fallen comrades and save the world from the fearsome forces of CLAW.
TBC

Don’t Starve
An uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. For those gamers who love to play innovative and unique games, this game really needs no introduction.
TBC

Contrast
In a 1920s film noir dreamscape, you must become your shadow to help a little girl heal her troubled family.
TBC

Hohokum™
Discover the beautiful world of Hohokum in this unique gaming experience from the makers of cult PS Vita classic, Frobisher Says!
TBC

Blacklight: Retribution
Blacklight: Retribution is a free-to-play first person shooter that lets you build out your character and play style using the latest in military weaponry.
TBC

Transistor
Wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin in this sci-fi themed action role-playing game from the creators of Bastion.
TBC

Warframe™
The free-to-play genre evolves with incredibly rich graphics, fine-tuned gameplay and outstanding production values.
TBC

Outlast
Investigate the inside of Mount Massive Asylum and live to uncover the mystery.
TBC

Skylanders SWAP Force
Embark on an epic new adventure in Skylanders SWAP Force.
TBC

Secret Ponchos
Create your outlaw and engage in multiplayer shoot-outs to determine who lives, who dies and who becomes a legend.
TBC

FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn
Create your own unique stories and explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world. With this new addition, the Final Fantasy series just keeps on getting better and better.
TBC

The Evil Within™
Experience the perfect blend of horror and action. A game for those who have a very strong heart and can take on dangers beyond imagination.
TBC

The Elder Scrolls Online
Explore the far reaches of Skyrim, the mysterious lands of Morrowind, the sprawling metropolis of Daggerfall and beyond.
TBC

Doki-Doki Universe™
Get ready to go on a robotic journey of discovery; your mission: to discover “humanity”… whatever that is.
TBC

Wolfenstein™: The New Order™
Reignite the series that defined a genre. Do you really need us to say anything more about this game? We could actually write a book you know, but we prefer to pass right now.
TBC

Deep Down
Conquer your fear… or die a coward.
TBC

THIEF™
First he stole to survive… then he survived to steal. Yes, happens with almost every thief out there. What about you, are you ready to give it a try?
TBC

Destiny™
Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become legend.
TBC

The Witness
Can you solve the puzzles of a mysterious, abandoned island?
TBC

So there you have it, the complete list of games available for the Sony PlayStation 4 as of now. If you do not want to miss out on them and are excited to get a piece of the action and adventure right on day one, then be sure to book your copies.

3. DIGITAL UPGRADE FOR PS3 GAMES
Consumers who already own a Sony PlayStation 3 console will be happy to know that you will be able to get some of your PS3 titles on the PS4 console. This will be a limited period offer and there is a condition that has to be met.

So if you happen to have any of the games listed out here on the PS3 (disc or digital version, both will do), you can get the digital copy of the same game on the PS4 for a discounted rate. All you have to do is go to the PlayStation Store and download your copy. Of course, you will have to fill in a few details here and there. So here is the list of games along with their discounted prices.

PS4 upgrade

  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (£9.99)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (£9.99)
  • Battlefield 4 (£9.99)
  • NBA 2K14 (£11.99)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (£9.99)

4. PS4 GAMES ON THE PS VITA
We have good news for consumers who own a PS Vita! The Sony PS4 comes with the remote play option that will help you use your PS Vita to connect to the system. So if you have a PS4 and a PS Vita, you will be able to seamlessly play a number of PS4 games on the PS Vita over Wi-Fi access points in a local area network.

5. PLAY AS YOU DOWNLOAD
Play as you download is one of the most interesting features of the new Sony PS4 console. This is a feature that will especially be loved by consumers who do not like to wait, they just want to pick up the controller and start playing!

So if you have not guessed it already, the ‘Play as You Download’ feature allows you to play games even while they are being downloaded! So if you have purchased a game and want to start playing it as soon as possible, you just have to wait for the system to download a portion of the game so that you can start playing. And as you play, the game gets downloaded in the background.

6. PS4 GAMES – BORROWING AND LENDING IS A GOOD HABIT!
PlayStation fans and consumers will be very happy to know that Sony has placed no restrictions whatsoever on the way you use, treat and share your games. So if you are planning to buy a hard copy of your favorite PS4 game, then you have full freedom to do whatever you want.

PS4 no restrictions

Consumers are free to share their disc-based games with their friends and family, and even strangers, if they wish! Sony happily confirms that there will be ‘no strings attached.’ But please keep in mind that this freedom is only applicable for disc-based games, if you purchase a soft copy of the game, then you will only be able to use the game on your console.

7. PLAYSTATION 4 DUALSHOCK CONTROLLER
Have you ever heard us say ‘Every great game needs a great controller!’ Well you surely haven’t because we just made that up when we saw the new PS4 dualshock controller. Of course, it has all the same buttons as the PS3 controller, is wireless as well, but there is a lot more to it and we are more than happy to tell you everything about it.

PS4 Controller

So let us take a detailed look at the new PS4 dualshock controller and how it will change your life forever. Be ready with a lot of ‘oh man’ and ‘that’s so cool’ lines because you are going to need them many times. So here we go.

New Shape and Design
As you all must already be knowing, the PS4 dualshock controller is completely different from the earlier ones in terms of shape and design. The new controller has improved analog sticks and buttons that will improve gameplay, provide you with much more accuracy. The new design will make the controller feel much more comfortable in your hands.

PS4 controllers

Touch Pad and Light Bar
The PS4 dualshock controller has a touch pad and a light bar. Players can use the touch pad for multiple functions including drawing, guiding and even gestures. All we want to say is, ‘get ready for an all new way to use your controller.’ You wont even know how and when this new controller becomes an extension of your hands.

Along with the Touch Pad on the front side, the controller also has a light bar. This light bar can use four different colors just like the way the PS3 move controllers change colors. This light bar will be used for multiple purpose as well, and a few of them include player identification, player health etc.

Share Button
The PS4 dualshock controller comes equipped with a new share button. So now, whenever you feel like sharing stuff with your friends, you will always be a button away from doing so. If you are proud of your achievements, trophies and even the way you play, then be sure to let the world know about it. And you can do this anytime you want with just one button, so be ready to share stuff.

Mono Speaker and Headset Jack
Yes, we know you all love to play video games on your large screen television with the best audio system or home theatre system you have. But there are times when you really can’t make use of your sound system, so you simply have to lower the volume and play – boring!

But thanks to the new headset jack present on the PS4 dualshock controller, you can simply plug-in your headphones and enjoy stereo surround sound in your game without disturbing anyone. You can even chat with the help of your headset and listen to important audio and sound effects with the help of the mono speaker present on the controller.

Better Vibration
Sony has used new and improved vibration motors in the PS4 dualshock controller. Now you can experience vibrations with much more details and enjoy your game to the fullest.

8. PS4 CAMERA AND MOVE
The Sony PlayStation camera for the PS4 is much more advanced and improved as compared to the one used with the PS3. It even has a much cooler shape and design, so it’s good to see that Sony has done quite a bit of work on the outside as well. The camera not only look cool but brings along a long list of features that will enhance your overall gaming experience.

PS4 camera

Using the newly designed PlayStation camera you will be able to stream your gameplay sessions that too with picture-in-picture video. And as Sony has put it in words, you can ‘Create and share narrated game walkthroughs in High Definition video and chat through four built-in microphones.’ So need to share your screen and find video capture software and so on. You can do it all directly with the standard PS4 tools.

Another very interesting feature supported by the new Sony PlayStation camera is face recognition and voice commands. You can log in to your account simply with your face as the password and can navigate through your PS4 system using your voice as the input, how cool is that?

Now we are not sure about the exact shape and design of the new Move controllers that will be used for playing motion based games on the Sony PlayStation 4. But with the improved camera, we are quite sure that experience will just get better and better. We expect much better response time and smoother gameplay.

As far as the Sony PlayStation Move is concerned, the company has not really discussed a lot. We know that the older Move controllers will work with the PS4 console, but it would be interesting to know whether the company has plans to come up with a new move controller with a better design and added list of functionalities. But one thing is for sure, you are going to love motion gaming on PS4 even more than you did on the PS3 console!

9. SONY PS4 UPDATES
We are sure that you must be very excited about this new console from Sony. And if you always want to stay updated and never miss out on anything that Sony wants its consumers to know, then you can sign up for updates. Once you sign up for updates from Sony, you will get direct access to all the latest announcements, interviews and exclusive videos.

PS4
So if you are always interested in more info and other cool stuff about the upcoming PlayStation 4 console, then be sure to sign up for updates using the link below.

Sign Up for Updates – US

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So there you have it, almost anything and everything you would want to know about the upcoming Sony PlayStation 4 video game console. And for those consumers who are interested in buying the PS4 system and other cool accessories, we have some listed out some links that will be quite helpful.

So go ahead, enjoy your time knowing the Sony PS4 and if you really find it interesting, then you can as well pre-order the console, games and other cool accessories. If you feel we have left out something or if you feel the need for us to cover a particular topic in detail, then please do let us know. We welcome your comments and feedback.

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