PlayStation 4 (PS4) is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Announced as the successor to the PlayStation 3 during a press conference on February 20, 2013, it was launched on November 15 in North America, November 29 in Europe, South America and Australia; and February 22, 2014, in Japan. It competes with Nintendo’s Wii U and Switch, and Microsoft’s Xbox One.
The PlayStation 4 uses an Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) developed by AMD in cooperation with Sony. It combines a central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU), as well as other components such as a memory controller and video decoder
The DualShock 4 is PlayStation 4’s primary controller; it maintains a similar design to previous iterations of the DualShock series, but with additional features and design refinements. Among other tweaks, the caps of the analog sticks were given a concave design (similar to the Xbox 360 controller), the shape of the triggers and shoulder buttons were refined, the D-pad buttons were given a steeper downward angle to provide a resting space in the center for the user’s thumb,and the hand grips were made thicker and given micro-texturing to improve their feel.
The PlayStation Camera is an optional motion sensor and camera for the PlayStation 4, similar to Kinect on Xbox. It includes two 1280×800 pixel lenses operating with an aperture of f/2.0, with 30 cm focusing distance, and an 85° field of view. The dual camera setup allows for different modes of operation, depending on the initiated and running application.The two cameras can be used together for depth-sensing of its surrounding objects in its field of vision. Alternatively, one of the cameras can be used for generating the video image, with the other used for motion tracking.
PlayStation Camera also features a four-channel microphone array, which helps reduce unwanted background noise and can be used for voice commands. With the PlayStation Camera connected, different users can automatically log-on to the system via face detection.
Specification of PlayStation 4
|Product code||CUH-2000 series|
|Main processor||Single-chip custom processor
CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine
|Storage size*||500GB, 1TB|
|External dimensions||Approx. 265×39×288 mm (width × height × length)
(excludes largest projection)
|Mass||Approx. 2.1 kg|
|BD/ DVD drive
|BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV
|Input/ Output||Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen1) port × 2
AUX port × 1
|Networking||Ethernet（10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T）×1
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
|Power||AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz|
|Power consumption||Max. 165W|
|Operating Temperature||5 ºC – 35ºC|
|AV output||HDMI™ out port (HDR output supported)|