While the official announcement was made in late February, the much-awaited PlayStation 4 has finally been revealed by Sony during a press event at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 10, 2013.
We have all been eagerly waiting for the PlayStation 4 (PS4 in short), more because it’s market rival the Xbox One was also revealed recently. A clash between PlayStation and Xbox always makes things interesting. So, let’s not waste time and go straight into the specifications. The PS4 comes with 8GB of unified memory, an enhanced PC GPU, and an X86 processor. The dual-shock controller has a headphone jack, touchpad and a very interesting ‘share button’ feature. With the help of the share button, you can not only share your gameplay clips but also let them virtually watch a game being played by you. And as an icing on the cake, you can also allow them to take over the controller if you feel you need their help to complete a level.
Unlike the announcement from Microsoft which stated that Xbox One will not support used games, Sony has deviated from this and has revealed that owners have the choice to do whatever they want with the game discs – lend them to friends, sell them to someone else, or keep them forever. Differing from Xbox One, Sony has stated that owners do not have to check the PS4 every 24 hours to make sure of game authenticity.
The major highlight of PS4 is its price. While the Xbox One is priced at $499, Sony states that the PS4 will be available at an amount $100 less – that is, $399. As PlayStation 4 is slated to be released this holiday season, what will you go for? Microsoft’s Xbox One or Sony PlayStation 4? Let us know what you feel by leaving a comment.