Sony Announces Playstation 4 Release Date: November 15th; Idiots Pay Way Too Much for a PS4 on eBay

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After telling the public virtually everything they wanted to know about the specs, forthcoming titles, and features of the Playstation 4, Sony kept one detail concealed and the internet has been speculating about it ever since: the release date. Would it be mid-October? The end of October? Mid-December? Did that flier or leaked internal memo just give it away? No, no, and no. Finally, all that ridiculous conjecture can be put to rest with Sony announcing a firm release date of November 15th. It's kind of an awkward time to release a major console though, considering it's two weeks before Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, and it's likely all available stocks of the PS4 will sell out before then with not enough time to restock. That's a problem Sony is probably happy to have though (and maybe they're ready for it), especially considering they continue to sell like hotcakes and major retailers like Amazon have sold out of their presale and secondary presale allotments.

And while Amazon is sold out, you can still hit up Wal-Mart or be a completely ridiculous person and pay $1500 on eBay. (Seriously though, don't be that guy. Instead, be patient.) For a full breakdown of specs and features of the PS3, read on.

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What's in the Box
  • PlayStation 4 System (Jet Black)
  • DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power Cable
  • Wired Mono Headset
  • USB Charging Cable
Gamer Focused, Developer Inspired

The PS4 system focuses on the gamer, ensuring that the very best games and the most immersive experiences are possible on the platform. The PS4 system enables the greatest game developers in the world to unlock their creativity and push the boundaries of play through a system that is tuned specifically to their needs. The PS4 system is centered around a powerful custom chip that contains eight x86-64 cores and a state of the art 1.84 TFLOPS graphics processor with 8 GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 unified system memory, easing game creation and increasing the richness of content achievable on the platform. The end result is new games with rich, high-fidelity graphics and deeply immersive experiences.

Personalized, Curated Content

The PS4 system has the ability to learn about your preferences. It will learn your likes and dislikes, allowing you to discover content pre-loaded and ready to go on your console in your favorite game genres or by your favorite creators. Players also can look over game-related information shared by friends, view friends’ gameplay with ease, or obtain information about recommended content, including games, TV shows and movies.

New DUALSHOCK Controller

DUALSHOCK 4 features new innovations to deliver more immersive gaming experiences, including a highly sensitive six-axis sensor as well as a touch pad located on the top of the controller, which offers gamers completely new ways to play and interact with games.

Shared Game Experiences

Engage in endless personal challenges with your community and share your epic triumphs with the press of a button. Simply hit the SHARE button on the controller, scan through the last few minutes of gameplay, tag it and return to the game—the video uploads as you play. The PS4 system also enhances social spectating by enabling you to broadcast your gameplay in real-time.

Remote Play

Remote Play on the PS4 system fully unlocks the PlayStation Vita system’s potential, making it the ultimate companion device. With the PS Vita system, gamers will be able to seamlessly play a range of PS4 titles on the beautiful 5-inch display over Wi-Fi access points in a local area network.

PlayStation App

The PlayStation App will enable iPhone, iPad, and Android-based smartphones and tablets to become second screens for the PS4 system. Once installed on these devices, players can view in-game items, purchase PS4 games and download them directly to the console at home, or remotely watch the gameplay of other gamers playing on their devices.

Main Processor:
Single-chip custom processor
CPU: x86-64 AMD 'Jaguar' 8 cores
GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine

Memory:
GDDR5 8GB

Hard Disk Drive:
Built-in

Optical Drive (read only):
BD 6xCAV
DVD 8xCAV

I/O and communication:
Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0)
AUX
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)

AV output:
HDMI
Analog-AV out
Digital Output (optical)

Aug
20
2013
Lex Walker • Editor

He's a TV junkie with a penchant for watching the same movie six times in one sitting. If you really want to understand him you need to have grown up on Sgt. Bilko, Alien, Jurassic Park and Five Easy Pieces playing in an infinite loop. Recommend something to him - he'll watch it.

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