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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 Original Model:
  • NA November 15, 2013
  • UAE/SA December 13, 2013
  • IND December 18, 2013
  • JP February 22, 2014
  • CHN March 20, 2015
PS4 Slim:
  • WW September 15, 2016
PS4 Pro:
  • WW November 10, 2016
Retail availability 2013-present
Introductory price US$399/€399/£349/¥38,980
Discontinued
  • BR January 9, 2016 (From Xbox One)
Units sold 106 million (as of December 31, 2019)
Units shipped 113.6 million (as of September 30, 2020)
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)
Display
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
Backward
compatibility
No native support
Cloud support planned PlayStation 2 emulating
Predecessor PlayStation 3
Successor PlayStation 5

PlayStation 4 (also known by the abbreviated name PS4) is the fourth home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and is compatible with the PlayStation 3. It was officially announced at a press conference on February 20, 2013 and launched on November 15, 2013. The PS4 console features many games including Minecraft, Just Cause 3, and Call of Duty, etc. It doesn't support any audio streaming Bluetooth profile or Advance Audio Distribution Profile, that's why there are many Bluetooth devices which you can't connect to the PS4. It was first discontinued in Brazil on January 9, 2016 as the Xbox One was also discontinued.

History

Presentation

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".

Add-ons

In 2016, Sony unveiled the PlayStation VR, a virtual reality headset add-on for the PlayStation 4.

Models

There are three different models of the PS4:

  • PS4 (2013, first model): 1.84 TFLOPS, 8 GB GDDR5 RAM, 256 GB DDR3 RAM, 2 x USB 3.0, 500 GB storage, 399 €.
  • PS4 Slim (2016, replaced PS4): Same technical specifications, smaller housing, more quiet and more energy efficient in operation, 500 GB or 1 TB storage, 249 € (500 GB model), 299 (1 TB model).
  • PS4 Pro (2016, more powerful model): 4.198 TFLOPS, 8 GB GDDR5 RAM, 1 GB DDR3 RAM, more powerful GPU, higher clocked CPU, 3 x USB 3.1, 1 TB storage, 399 €.

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