With the Playstation 4 only a few weeks from release, Sony has posted what they call the “Ultimate FAQ” about their next-gen console. Let’s take a look at the details in three handy categories for you fine people.
-The Playstation 4 will release on November 15th in North America for $399.99.
-HDMI cable included (at last)
-PS4 is designed with an internal power supply, so it does not have an external
-PS4 is capable of 10x the processing power of the PS3 system. The system
features an optimized design featuring a unified 8GB of high-speed GDDR5 RAM, an
eight core X86 CPU, and a powerful graphics processor.
-The majority of new features that have been announced will be available when PS4
launches. These features include background downloads, cross-game voice chat,
transitioning to a network based on real-world friends, and live streaming
gameplay footage via Ustream and Twitch.
-PS4 supports up to 2,000 online friends, an expansion of the 100 friends limit
for the PS3 system.
-You can continue to play a game as a patch is downloading.
– One PS Plus membership will continue to grant benefits for your PS3 and PS Vita
system, even after you pick up a PS4.
-You can use content you’ve purchased on up to two PS4 systems simultaneously —
simply sign into a friends’ PS4, and the content you’ve purchased will be
available as long as you remain signed in.
-The PS4 will not support an external hard drive. PS4 is equipped with a 5400 RPM SATA II hard drive. Users can choose to install
a new hard drive so long as it complies with these standards, is no thicker than
9.5mm, and is larger than 160GB.
-Support for high-resolution 4K output for still images and movie content is in consideration, but there are no further details to share at this time. PS4 does not currently support 4K output for games.
-PS4 will not support Dynamic Themes as they currently exist on the PS3 system.
-We strongly recommend that Remote Play be used within the same WiFi network
where PS4 is connected. Remote Play may or may not work over a wide area network.
-You can not share your captured videos on YouTube.
-What’s in the box? Playstation 4 console, Dualshock 4 controller, micro USB cable for charging controller, mono headset for voice chat, power cable and HDMI cable.
-Input/ Output ports: HDMI OUT, DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL AUDIO), Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, and an
auxiliary connector reserved for PlayStation Camera. PS4 also features
integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi for wireless internet connectivity and Bluetooth
2.1 for DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller connectivity.
-PS4 can be used in the horizontal or vertical position. In North America,
vertical stands for PS4 will be released by partners as officially licensed
program products during PS4’s launch window.
-Blu-Ray and DVD playback with PS4 (duh). No audio CD capability.
-PS4 supports up to four DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controllers at one time.
-Remote Play will work best when the PS Vita system is located within the same WiFi network where PS4 is connected. We also recommend that PS4 be connected to the local area network via an Ethernet cable, that a router suitable for gaming be used and that the PS Vita system be within close proximity of the WiFi access point so that the connection is free of interference.