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|Developer||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Manufacturer||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Type||Video game console|
|Release date||Original Model:|
|Discontinued||Japan: January 5, 2021 (all models except PS4 Slim)|
|Units sold||106 million (as of December 31, 2019)|
|Units shipped||113.6 million (as of September 30, 2020)|
|Media||Blu-ray Disc, DVD, USB Storage|
|Operating system||PlayStation 4 system software|
|Memory||8 GB GDDR5 (unified)|
|Storage||Hard drive, 500GB, 1TB (user upgradeable)|
Video output formats
|Graphics||Semi-custom AMD Radeon GPU (integrated into APU)|
|Controller input||DualShock 4, PlayStation Move, PlayStation Vita|
|Connectivity||802.11 b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 3.0, Ethernet 10/100/1000|
|No native support|
Cloud support planned PlayStation 2 emulating
The PlayStation 4 (also known by the abbreviated name PS4) is the fourth home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and is not compatible with the PlayStation 3. It was officially announced at a press conference on February 20, 2013 and launched on November 15, 2013. The PS4 console features many games including Minecraft, Just Cause 3, and Call of Duty, Fortnite Battle Royale, Ratchet & Clank, and Spider-Man 3. It does not support any audio streaming Bluetooth profile or Advance Audio Distribution Profile, and that is why there are many Bluetooth devices that you cannot connect to the PS4. It was first discontinued in Brazil on January 9, 2016 as the Xbox One was also discontinued, the current firmware of the console is 9.0.3.
History[change | change source]
Presentation[change | change source]
Add-ons[change | change source]
In 2016, Sony unveiled the PlayStation VR, a virtual reality headset add-on for the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation VR is not included in the pack if you buy a PS4 for yourself. If you buy a PlayStation 4, it comes with a Mono Headset. The PlayStation VR also has a PlayStation Camera to visualize what are you doing in the VR so it can program the PS4 to move the player or object in the game.
Models[change | change source]
There are three different models of the PS4:
- PS4 (2013, first model): 1.84 TFLOPS, 8 GB GDDR5 RAM, 256 GB DDR3 RAM, 2 x USB 3.0, 500 GB storage, 399 €.
- PS4 Slim (2016, replaced PS4): Same technical specifications, smaller housing, more quiet and more energy efficient in operation, 500 GB or 1 TB storage, 249 € (500 GB model), 299 (1 TB model).
- PS4 Pro (2016, more powerful model): 4.198 TFLOPS, 8 GB GDDR5 RAM, 1 GB DDR3 RAM, more powerful GPU, higher clocked CPU, 3 x USB 3.1, 1 TB storage, 399 €.
Related pages[change | change source]
- PlayStation 2
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 5
- PlayStation Portable also known as PSP.
- PlayStation Vita
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