Sony Corporation has unveiled its PlayStation 4 (PS4) at the E3 2013, electronic entertainment trade show in Los Angeles. It came hours after Microsoft revealed that its new XBox One games console, which is set to launch in November.
The PS4 will feature an 8-core 64-bit x86 Jaguar CPU built by AMD; a Radeon GPU comprised of 18 compute units (achieves 1.84 TFLOPS); a 6x Blu-ray drive; 8GB of GDDR5 of unified RAM; USB 3.0; Bluetooth 2.1; HDMI; optical out, and 802.11n Wi-Fi.
Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said the PS4 in many ways represented a completely new PlayStation. The PS4 peripherals include the stand-alone Wireless Controller for PlayStation4 (DUALSHOCK4) and PlayStationCamera.
The players will not be required to sign in online to play and Sony will not be imposing any new restrictions on how owners trade their PS4 game discs. The new PS4 will be available in jet black color in the US and Europe for $399 and €399 respectively by the end of 2013.