after showing off what’s under the hood of the next-gen Playstation console back in February that left us dying to know what the new Playstation 4 hardware will looks like, Sony has finally unveiled the device at this year’s E3 Expo. after seeing the official product images, we have one question in mind: are sharp edges the new trend in gadget design? because, like the Xbox One, the Playstation 4’s design seems to be along that design line with its boxy, unassuming look. kind of a throw-back design if you ask us (like something born out of the 70s where every imaginable electrically-operated stuff sported sharp, straight lines), but one that has more slant to it – so, it don’t actually look like your 80s VCR (but with a subtle hint of IBM tower PC from the 90s). as far as specs goes, the new PS4 will have an 8-core 64-bit x86-64 AMD “Jaguar” processor and a Radeon GPU (obviously) that boasts 1.84 TFLOPS of graphics power.
other features expected include 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, a 6x Blu-ray drive (plays DVD as well), 802.11n WiFi, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI, optical out, analog AV out, and an yet-to-be-disclosed storage capacity (SSD perhaps?). the console will, of course, comes with the newly designed DualShock 4, touting a new touchpad, a new “light bar”, a Share button, a mono speaker (yes, on the controller) and headphone jack, enhanced vibration, plus the usual stuff such as dual analog sticks, D-pad, triggers and shoulder buttons, and four buttons. the Sony Playstation 4 will be in time for this year’s holiday season (as would the Xbox One) for $399.99.
PS: we just heard that there’s no restrictions on their used game policy, so you may lend it to your friends, trade them in et cetera and also disc-based games don’t need to to connected online to play, or subject to any type authentication.
UPDATE [June 19, 2013]: the Sony Playstation 4 is now up for pre-order. hit on the ‘BUY’ button above to check it out!