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PlayStation 4
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PlayStation 4 console with DualShock 4 controller and PlayStation Camera
Developer Sony Computer Entertainment
Manufacturer Sony Computer Entertainment
Product family PlayStation
Type Video game console
Generation Eighth generation
Release date
  • NA November 15, 2013
  • UAE|SA December 13, 2013
  • IN Q4 2013
  • JP February 22, 2014
Introductory price US$399/€399/£349/¥38,980
  • BR January 9, 2016 (From Xbox One)
Units sold 30.2 million (as of November 23 2015)
Units shipped 29.3 million (as of September 30 2015)
Media Blu-ray Disc, DVD, USB Storage
Operating system PlayStation 4 System Software
Memory 8 GB GDDR5 (unified)
Storage Hard drive, 500GB , 1TB (user upgradeable)
Graphics Semi-custom AMD Radeon GPU (integrated into APU)
Controller input DualShock 4, PlayStation Move, PlayStation Vita
Camera PlayStation Camera
Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 3.0, Ethernet 10/100/1000
No native support
Cloud support planned PlayStation 2 emulating
Predecessor PlayStation 3

PlayStation 4 (also known by the code name Orbis) is the fourth home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and the successor to the PlayStation 3. It was officially announced at a press conference on February 20, 2013 and launched on November 15 2013.

For the first time ever, players will show emotion based on the context of the match. With over 600 new emotional reactions, players now respond to pivotal moments on the pitch – bad tackles, missed chances, epic goals - as they would in real life .



Sony has invited press to a New York City event on 20 February 2013. The company announced the event on Thursday 31 January, inviting us to "see the future".

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