Yesterday we were provided with the very first official look at the all new Playstation 4 along with some more details around pricing and just how awesome the graphics are. It seems as if Sony’s actions have almost ended the console war between Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 long before it had even properly begun.
Sony announced at E3 that the selling price of the PlayStation 4 would be $399, which is $100 less than the price Microsoft have announced for the Xbox One. Sony also added that no internet connection would be needed to play single player games, unlike the Xbox One which was classified as an ‘always online’ console (hectic for SA users wanting to get their game on). Then as a reminder of how great they were, they announced that the console (now equipped with sublime graphics, game download capability and an instant game boot from sleep) would come complete with Sony’s Video Unlimited service containing a catalog of 150 000 movies and TV shows available to rent, Music Unlimited, with over 20 million songs that can be accessed from PS4, Android, and iOS and other services like Netflix, Redbox and Flixter.
So that’s all of the above, a x86 processor, an 8-core combined CPU/GPU, 8 GB of unified GDDR5 memory (compared to the PS3’s lowly 512 megabytes) and a local 500GB HDD.
I want one…