Sony PlayStation 4
Type Console Developer Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date 2013-Nov-15 Region(s) Worldwide
Initial Price $399 USD Games Released 23 at launch (14 disc, 9 digital)
     by Marriott_Guy
As frequent visitors are aware, we typically detail the history of a particular console in this FACTS section.  With the Sony PlayStation just being released on November 15, 2013, we need some time to craft this article.  Also, I plan on purchasing one in the near future to be able to provide direct, hands-on feedback.  For now, all other sections have been completed so please check them out for interesting information on the games, models and specs.  The following are some images from Sony's presentation of the PlayStation 4 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in 2013.

     Officially licensed releases
Like its predecessors, there are sure to be many variations of the Sony PlayStation 4 console.  From a technical standpoint, all  versions that have been released are the same.

Sony PlayStation 4 - Launch  \ Base Edition
In addition to the obligatory power cords and user manual, the Sony PlayStation 4 includes the DualShock 4 wireless controller (Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR) with recharging cord (micro-USB), a chat headset and HDMI cable. The PlayStation Camera is available for purchase separately.  The system does not include the vertical stand as pictured on the retail packaging.

Sony PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle Special Editions
Ultra sleek and sexy PS4 featured in white with matching peripherals.  This beauty is set to be released in September, 2014.  Technically these are not any differences in this model.  This may be the one Marriott_Guy snags.

Sony PlayStation 4 Limited \ Special Editions
Though there are sure to be many more, Sony has released two LE models: the Metal Gear Solid Fox Edition and the Final Fantasy XIV model (only 1400 produced).

Sony PlayStation 4 Bundles
Just a few of the many bundled packages sure to come of the Sony PlayStation 4.
     Non-licensed hardware releases
No clones have been released for this system.
     Interesting facts on software for this system
Software for the Sony PlayStation 4 is distributed on Blu-ray disc and digital downloadable formats.  Backwards compatibility is not currently supported for either the original PlayStation, PlayStation 2 or the PlayStation 3.

The launch featured 23 total titles, 14 being released being optical disc (Blu-ray) and 9 exclusive digital releases.  Titles have mandatory installs (vary in size) to the included hard disc drive with the disc being required for play.

The PlayStation Store is back in full force, offering content additions for existing titles as well as full game downloads and playable demos.  The only change in the GUI is a slight color variation, so users experienced with the PlayStation 3 should feel right at home.

Launch Game Compilation

PlayStation 4 Launch Titles - Optical Disc

PlayStation 4 Launch Titles - Digital Only

     Captured in-game images
Angry Birds Star Wars
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Battlefield 4
Blacklight Retribution
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Just Dance 2014
Killzone Shadow Fall
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Madden NFL 25
NBA 2K14
Need for Speed: Rivals
Skylanders: Swap Force
Trine 2: Complete Story

     First and third party system emulators
No emulators have been released for this system.
     For the hardware enthusiasts out there - all the detail you\we love.
Processor Type  Processor Speed  Other Processor Information RAM \ Video RAM
Semi-custom AMD 8-core APU (CPU AMD x86-64) 1.60 GHz AMD Radeon GCN (853 MHZ, embedded inside APU) 8 GB GDDR5 (unified) + 256 MB DDR3 (background)
Screen Resolution Color Palette Polygons \ Sprites Audio
 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160P (4K UHDTV - photos and videos only) 32-bit Unknown AMD TrueAudio
Media Format Media Capacity Games Released Other Supported Formats
Blu-ray Optical Disc Drive (6x), Digital Download Up to 50 GB 23 at launch (14 disc, 9 digital) Blu-ray, DVD, MP3, AVI, MPEG-4, Various Photo File Formats
Internal Storage External \ Removable Storage Game Controllers Other Game \ Peripheral Devices
500 GB Internal HDD (5400 RPM SATA II - removable) USB FLASH Drive, Cloud Storage DualShock 4 (12 buttons, 2 analog sticks, 2 analog triggers, digital D-pad, Touchpad) Keyboard, PlayStation Move, camera, headset, etc.
Controller Ports Network Ports Other Ports Audio \ Video
1-4 (wireless - Bluetooth 2.1), 1-2 (wired, via USB) Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n(2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz), Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1 USB 3.0 (2), Auxiliary port (for PlayStation peripherals), SPDIF (optical audio output), HDMI 1.4
Power Supply - Internal Other Outputs  Other Details \ Notes
120-250V (Universal) None Custom Orbis OS, PlayStation Dynamic Menu (GUI), in-game image/video file sharing, limited voice\gesture control (with optional PlayStation Camera)
Sony PlayStation 4 CUH-1001A Owner's Manual (PDF) - 0.30 MB
Sony PlayStation 4 CUH-1002A / CUH-1003A QuickStart Guide (PDF) - 1.58 MB

     Peripherals, Promotions, Commercials, Brochures, Etc.
Sony PlayStation 4 Television Commercials

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