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Sony PlayStation4 Arriving Nov 15th for $399

Sony today announced that the PlayStation4 (PS4) (CUH-1000A series) computer entertainment system will launch on November 15, 2013 in the Canada and U.S. for $399, and from November 29, 2013 in Latin America and Europe for €399. By year end Sony expects 33 game titles to be available supporting the new platform.

PS4 is a next generation computer entertainment system that redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features utilizing devices such as PlayStationVita (PS Vita).  PS4 will support Twitch, a live internet streaming service devoted to video gaming, concurrently with the release of the system.  Since its launch in 2011, Twitch has earned remarkable popularity worldwide as a live streaming video platform oriented towards video gaming, gathering more than 38 million visitors per month.  PS4 users can easily broadcast their gameplay to their Twitch channel in real-time to gaming fans across the world, by simply hitting DUALSHOCK4 wireless controller’s “SHARE button.”

A total of 15 Blu-ray Disc titles developed by SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) and numerous software developers and publishers from around the globe will be released between the launch of PS4 and December 31st.  Combined with digital download titles, an astounding 33 titles will be available before the end of the year.

There are currently more than 180 PS4 titles in development, and in addition to these exciting launch titles, Destiny from Activision Publishers, Inc. / Bungie, Inc., Diablo III from Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., Mad Max from Warner Bros.  Interactive Entertainment, Witcher 3 from CD Projekt, The Divison from Ubisoft Entertainment, Dragon Age from Electronic Arts, as well asShadow of the Beast, The Order:1886, inFamous: Second Son, Rime, Hell Divers, Everybody’s Gone to The Raptureand Resogun from SCE WWS are expected to be released for PS4.  This incredible line-up reflects the strong support for PS4 among virtually every software developer and publisher and within the independent development community.  Since June 2013, the number of developers joining has increased from nearly 500 to 620.

Furthermore, Sony will pre-install THE PLAYROOM, in all PS4 systems.  THE PLAYROOM includes a tutorial session where users will be able to learn how to use various features of DUALSHOCK4 Wireless Controller such as the touch pad and light bar.  Those users who also own PlayStation Camera will be able to enjoy content within THE PLAYROOM that utilizes augmented reality technology such as “AR BOTS” and “PLAY WITH ASOBI” where users can engage with robot type characters displayed on the screen, and “AR HOCKEY,” an air hockey game where users can change the shape of the court by moving and rotating the DUALSHOCK4 in different directions.

Specifications
Product name PlayStation4
Color Jet Black
Product code CUH-1000A series
Release date North America: November 15, 2013Europe: November 29, 2013
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Latin America: November 29, 2013

Recommended retail price  US$ 399, Canada$ 399, € 399, and £ 349
Main processor Single-chip custom processorCPU :  x86-64 AMD “Jaguar,”  8 cores

GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS,  AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine

Memory GDDR5 8GB
Storage size 500GB Hard disk drive
External dimensions Approx.  275 × 53 × 305 mm (width × height × length)(excludes largest projection)
Mass Approx. 2.8 kg
BD/ DVD drive(read only) BD × 6 CAVDVD × 8 CAV
Input/ Output Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0) port × 2AUX port × 1
Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) ×1IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)

Power AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption Max. 250W
Operating Temperature 5 degrees C – 35 degrees C
AV output HDMI out portDIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port
Included PlayStation4 system × 1Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK4) × 1

Mono headset × 1

AC power cord × 1

HDMI cable × 1

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USB cable × 1

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