PlayStation 4 (officially abbreviated PS4) is the fourth PlayStation console. The model is part of the eighth-generation consoles. It was officially announced on February 20, 2013 on the PlayStation Meeting in 2013. Although the design of the console was not submitted until 10 June at the E3 2013.

It is the successor to the PlayStation 3 and competes with the Xbox One of Microsoft and the Nintendo Wii U. Launched on November 15, 2013 in the United States and Europe and Latin America was on 29 November 2013. While in Japan it was on 22 February 2014.

Technical Specifications

Away from the complex architecture used in the Cell processor of the PlayStation 3 console, the PlayStation 4 has an 8-core AMD processor on the x86-64 architecture. These x86-64 instructions are designed to make game development on the next generation console, which attracts a large number of developers easier.

These changes highlight Sony’s effort to improve the lessons learned during the development, production and launch of the PS3. Other hardware features of the PS4 is notable that include unified 8 GB GDDR5 memory, a faster Blu-ray Disc unit, and custom chips dedicated to audio processing tasks, video and background.

Other Features

Among the new applications and services, Sony launched the PlayStation App application, allowing those who have a PS4 turning smartphones and tablets on a second screen to enhance gameplay or external keyboards for comfort at the time of writing. The company also plans to debut with Gaikai, service cloud-based game that hosts content and downloadable games.

By incorporating the button “Share” in the new controller makes it possible to share at any time screenshots, trophies, shopping or videos on sites like Facebook, Twitter and stream which is played and see other friends Live from Ustream or Twitch, Sony planned to place more emphasis on the social game.

The PS4 the first day of its launch console sold more than 1 million consoles only in the territory of the United States. At the start of his press conference at Gamescom 2014, Sony announced it had sold over 10 million units PlayStation 4 in the world to end users. It is designed for the broad integration with Playstation Vita.

Since we are all about the future, here is our countdown for the top 10 upcoming PlayStation 4 games.

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