PS4 Tech Spec FAQs

Sony announced the PS4 on February 20, 2013 in New York City at the 2013 Sony Playstation Meeting. The PS4 was described as a console “made by game developers FOR game developers.” It will have a x86 architecture, enhanced GPU, 8GB memory. PlayStation 4 is expected to be released in November 2013 with a rumored price point of $429.

The PS4 features a simple but modern design accentuated by its linear flat form factors. The surface of the PS4 body is subdivided into four sections, as if four blocks are stacked together making one figure, with disc slot, buttons, power indicator and vent placed within the slim interspace created between the sections. The power indicator designed atop the body will glow in a PlayStation blue color when the power button is turned on. The foreside and backside of the body is slightly angled; it not only gives users easy access to the power button and disc slot when placed either horizontally or vertically but also helps conceal the connected cables. The black-themed color along with the matte and gloss finish adds a sophisticated look to the PS4 system as the next generation entertainment system and will fit perfectly wherever it is placed.

What’s included in the PS4 box? The PS4 system focuses on the gamer, ensuring that the very best games and the most immersive experiences are possible.

  • * PlayStation 4 system
  • * DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller
  • * Mono headset
  • * AC power cord
  • * HDMI cable
  • * USB cable

PS4 peripherals include the stand-alone Wireless Controller for PlayStation®4 (DUALSHOCK®4) and PlayStation®Camera, which will be available at launch for RRP of US$ 59, Canada$ 59, € 59 and £ 54, and US$ 59, Canada$ 59, € 49 and £ 44 respectively. Both accessories will come in “Jet Black” color.

The upcoming software lineup for PS4 from software developers and publishers will include Destiny™ from Bungie, Inc., in partnership with Activision Publishers, Inc., Diablo® III from Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., KINGDOM HEARTS III and FINAL FANTASY® XV from SQUARE ENIX, Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™ and Watch_Dogs™ from Ubisoft Entertainment, NBA® 2K14 from 2K Sports, The Elder Scrolls® Online from Bethesda Games Studios and Mad Max ™ from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, totaling more than 110 titles. PS4 has earned great support from a wide variety of game publishers, including many indie developers. Since February 2013, the number of developers joining has increased from 126 to 505.

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Furthermore, from SCE Worldwide Studios, more than 30 titles, including 12 brand new IP, are under development, including Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, inFAMOUS: Second Son, #DRIVECLUB and The Order: 1886.*1 Out of over the 30 titles under development, 20 titles will be available within a year from the PS4 launch.

PlayStation 4 Specs

Product namePlayStation®4 Jet Black
Product codeCUH-1000A series
Recommended retail priceUS$ 399, Canada$ 399, € 399, and £ 349
Main ProcessorSingle-chip custom processor
CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine
MemoryGDDR5 8GB
Storage size500GB Hard disk drive*1
External dimensionsApprox. 275×53×305 mm (width × height × length)
(tentative, excludes largest projection)
MassApprox. 2.8 kg
BD/ DVD drive (read only)BD × 6 CAV
Input/ OutputSuper-Speed USBx (USB 3.0) port × 2
AUX port × 1
NetworkingEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1IEEE 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth® 2.1(EDR)
AV outputHDMI out port
IncludedPlayStation®4 system × 1
Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®4) × 1
Mono headset × 1
AC power cord × 1
HDMI cable × 1
USB cable × 1

The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated in this document.

Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 (DUALSHOCK 4)

Product nameDUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller
ColorJet Black
Product codeCUH-ZCT1
Recommended retail priceUS$ 59, Canada$ 59, € 59, and £ 54
External dimensionsApprox. 162mm × 52mm × 98mm (width × height × depth)
(tentative, excludes largest projection)
WeightApprox. 210g (tentative)
Keys / switchesPS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button,
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right),
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), R1/L1/R2/L2 button, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Pad Button
Touch pad2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
Motion sensorSix-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Other featuresLight Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
PortsUSB (Micro B), Extention Port, Stereo Headset Jack
Wireless communicationBluetooth® Ver2.1+EDR
BatteryTypeBuilt-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
 VoltageDC3.7V (tentative)
 Capacity1000mAh (tentative)


PlayStation 4 Camera

Product namePlayStation®Camera
ColorJet Black
Product codeCUH-ZEY1
Recommended retail priceUS$ 59, Canada$ 59, € 49, and £ 44
External dimensionApprox. 186mm × 27mm × 27mm (width × height × depth) (tentative)
WeightApprox. 183g (tentative)
Video pixel(Maximum) 1280 × 800 pixel × 2
Video frame rate1280×800 pixel @ 60fps
640×400 pixel @ 120fps
320×192 pixel @ 240fps
Video formatRAW, YUV (uncompressed)
LensDual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
Capture range30cm~∞
Microphone4 Channel Microphone Array
Connection typePS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
Cable lengthApprox. 2m (tentative)



What’s included in the PS4 box?

The PS4 system focuses on the gamer, ensuring that the very best games and the most immersive experiences are possible.

  • * PlayStation 4 system
  • * DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller
  • * Mono headset
  • * AC power cord
  • * HDMI cable
  • * USB cable


What colors will the PS4 come in?
The PS4 will launch in black, and we could expect that retailers would push out a white color version in 2014.

How can users connect PS4 to TV without HDMI output?
PS4 supports most displays via the AV multi output. Visual quality through AV multi output is comparable to that through HDMI.

How to play any videos even DVD movies on PS?

You need a video converter if your video format is not compatible with Sony play station or if you want to play DVD movies on PS4. You can refer to this guide to convert videos to PS4 compatible format.

What is the initial launch quantity for PS4?
Sony is expecting to push 16 million units by the end of the year. The exact quanity available for launch has not been revealed.

Will the PS4 launch in the Asian region at the same timing?
Yes, this is expected.

Where will you start manufacturing PS4?
Sony will start manufacturing in Japan and China simultaneously.

When will you start manufacturing PS4?
Manufactures Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron Technology will start assembly in August 2013.

Will the network service be charged?
The PSN will remain free to use, only exclusive content and specific services will be charged from the beginning.

How powerful will the PS4 be?
The PS4 will be 4.5x as powerful than Playstation 3 and 7.5x more powerful then Xbox 360 GPU.

How much will games cost?
PS4 games will price from $0.99 to $60.

When is it coming out?
PlayStation 4 will be released in North American and Japan in November 2013, and UK in early 2014.

How much will the PlayStation 4 cost?
The rumored price is $429.

Can I play PS2/PS3 games?
No, the PS4 is not backwards compatible.

Can I use my PS3 controllers with the PS4?
Sadly, no. PlayStation 4 will require the use of DualShock 4 controller, however PlayStation Move controllers can be used still.

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