The PlayStation 4 (PS4 officially abbreviated) is an eighth generation parlor game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, presented on February 20, 2013. It is the successor to the PlayStation 3 and is placed in direct competition with the Xbox One, and indirectly with the Wii U. It was released November 15, 2013 in the United States and Canada, and a few days later, on November 29 in Europe and Australia, for a sale price of $ 399 / € 399; In Japan, its release was held on February 22, 2014.

The PlayStation 4 is unofficially announced at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 8th, 2013 by the Vice President of Sony Home Entertainment, Hiroshi Sakamoto. According to him, the console will be presented with certainty at E3 2013 or a little before, in May. “It’s a big secret. But our colleagues are preparing the PlayStation brand. I can only say that we focus on E3, scheduled for June. The announcement may be made at that time or earlier in May.

Some specializing websites likely announce its presentation in February 2013, at a special convention of Sony. The rumors do not stop there since another famous site / magazine certifies the console output in 2013.

The existence of the console Sony has officially announced by February 20, 2013, but the console itself is not disclosed. The presentation focuses on the new model of the DualShock controller, support for third-party developers and publishers like Blizzard and Bungie, the presentation of several games, Diablo III, Destiny and Watch Dogs, which include the exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall fourth installment in the Killzone series and inFamous: Second Son. Furthermore, Knack and Driveclub, two original titles that highlighted the features and functionality of the console.

The PlayStation 4 is officially unveiled on June 11, 2013 during the Sony conference at E3. Toys and technical details are then presented and the design of the console. The Japanese firm will announces its positioning face of political commitment by Microsoft on the Xbox One, including issues of mandatory connection, blocking opportunities and zoning of the console games, saying that this policy would not be the sienne. A few days after this announcement, Microsoft, undergoing pressure from its competitors and many critics, decides to cancel these constraints to match the PlayStation 4.

Technical Characters

The PS4 console, a microprocessor has eight-core APU type manufactured by AMD x86-64 under the codename Liverpool, based on the Jaguar architecture. A next-generation GPU from the same company, 30 with a processing power of 1.84 teraflops, which can engage in different tasks that are not exclusively gráficas.31 also has a unified system memory 8GB GDDR5 with a bandwidth of 176 GB / segundo 32.

In late August 2013, Marc Diana, product marketing manager for AMD, told the press that PS4 supports hUMA33 access memory (UMA heterogeneous), which allows access to the two components of the APU, CPU and GPU, the same memory locations simultaneously using AMD caches coherentes.34 While Diana disavowed statements, not denied.

Although the hard disk type was unknown, the capacity would be announced in the 500GB model, 35 became known that the optical drive Blu-ray admit 6x and 8x DVD. In terms of connectivity the console would have Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), 802.11 b / g / n and Bluetooth 2.1 (with EDR) .36 would offer HDMI USB 3.0 (2x) ports, optical digital and 36

In August 2013, several dealers as Micromania, FNAC or Amazon declare that the delivery of the console the day of its release would no longer be guaranteed for new preorders. Despite 16 million units produced, this may be insufficient to meet demand around the world.

Sony, however, decided it will be delivered in outlets on the day of the release. Manufacturers prefer to announce it difficult to satisfy the demand of being unable to sell a stock as was the case at the launch of the PlayStation 3. During Gamescom 2013, Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 will be released on November 15 in the US and November 29 in Europe.

It was during their conference at TGS 2013 Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 will hit the archipelago only February 22, 2014. Fan of the console or not here are the top 10 of the best PS4 game you can buy and play. Good luck!

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