Sony has officially announced the PlayStation 4 is on its way, but there are still two important things we don’t know about the successor to the PS3 — the actual date it is going to arrive and more importantly, the price.
At an event in New York City on Wednesday, Sony unveiled some of the details of its next console system, although the actual hardware was not shown. The Japanese company, which has been facing financial difficulties, talked about how its new technology is going to usher in the real next generation of gaming.
Nonetheless, here are the tech specs:
Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 2x Ethernet
Audio Outputs: HDMI & Optical, 2.0, 5.1 and 7.1 channel audio outputs.
Drive: Blu-ray drive. Sorry, HD-DVD fans, but it’s over.
GPU: It features 4x dual core AMD64 Bulldozer GPUs, giving it a total of 8x cores.
CPU: AMD R10xx
RAM: 8GB GDDR5 unified system memory.
Controller: Destructoid first revealed images of the updated DualShock 4 controller, which appears to have a touchscreen in the middle and a mysterious LED strip on top, the purpose of which NeoGAF user Farrow illustrates here.
Price: No official price yet but rumors range it around $350 – $400