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Sony’s PS4 Set For 2013 Holiday Season

Sony announced their PS4 during a conference in New York City on February 20.

Przemak Gradzki, Staff Writer

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Sony announced the new Playstation 4 at a press conference in NYC on February 20, 2013.

Sony unveiled the new DualShock 4 Playstation controller as well as some specs that the PS4 will have, but the console itself was not shown at the press conference.

The DualShock 4 controller will offer upgraded vibrations, enhanced motion sensors and a touch pad on the front similar to the one on the handheld PS Vita game console.

The system will run on a single-chip custom processor that utilizes eight Jaguar CPU cores with a next-generation Radeon based graphics engine, both by Advanced Micro Devices.

So it’s pretty much a PC based system, which is great news for developers who will find it much easier to code games for the next generation consoles and for PC’s.

The PS4 will come with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory. This will enable lightning fast performance.

That’s the loading power that this memory enables. Sony also revealed that you will be able to power down the PS4 mid-game and then switch it on again in seconds and be able to pick up right where you left off.

Senior Jory Dvorak is a Playstation gamer and said, “I am very excited for the PS4. Technically, the specs of the PS3 are over 6 years old.”

“This new generation of consoles coming out will blow us away with their graphics and performance. When the system is released, it is supposed to have better graphics than PC will be capable of at the time,” Dvorak added.

The console will have Blu-ray as well as HDMI, analog-AV and optical digital outputs  the same as the current Playstation.

No pricing details have been released, but estimates have put the Playstation 4 at around $400 for its US release around the 2013 holiday season.

“I will definitely purchase the PS4 at some point, just most likely not at release,” Dvorak said.  “I will most likely wait for a price drop.”

Gamestop has started a sign up to be first to know more about the PS4, but has not started pre-orders just yet.

“I still have tons of games to play on my PS3 in the meantime,” Dvorak added.

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