4 Things to Know About Sony’s PlayStation 4
by Christopher Freeburn | November 11, 2013 11:34 am
Gamers are practically salivating as the launch of Sony’s (SNE) next-generation video game console looms.
In advance of the PlayStation 4 hitting U.S. store shelves on Nov. 15, the Japanese electronics giant conducted a teardown of the unit for journalists at its Tokyo headquarters, Wired notes.
Here are four things to know about the PlayStation 4:
- Sony has built the console around a x86 processor, ditching the Cell chip that powered the PlayStation 3.
- It features 8GB of GDDR5 memory, 16 times more than the earlier console.
- It combines a central processor (CPU) with a graphics processor (GPU) for better game rendering.
- An optical drive that reads DVDs and Blu-Rays is built in.
Sony has said it expects to sell five million PlayStation 4 consoles by March, an ambitious target considering that the console won’t go on sale in the Japanese home market until February.
Shares of Sony slipped slightly in Monday morning trading.
More Gaming Console Headlines:
- Report: Sony to Sell the PlayStation 4 at a Loss
- Why a PlayStation 4 Costs $1,845 in Brazil!
- New Xbox One on Sale in the U.S. Just in Time for the Holidays
- [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/sony-playstation-4-630.jpg
- SNE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SNE
- a teardown of the unit for journalists at its Tokyo headquarters: http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/11/ps4-gallery/#slideid-86201
- sell five million PlayStation 4 consoles by March: http://investorplace.com/2013/09/sony-sets-very-ambitious-playstation-4-sales-target/#.UoEEuJG1Kf0
- Report: Sony to Sell the PlayStation 4 at a Loss: http://investorplace.com/2013/09/report-sony-to-sell-the-playstation-4-at-a-loss/#.UoEFYZG1Kf0
- Why a PlayStation 4 Costs $1,845 in Brazil!: http://investorplace.com/2013/10/playstation-4-costs-1845-brazil/#.UoEFjZG1Kf0
- New Xbox One on Sale in the U.S. Just in Time for the Holidays: http://investorplace.com/2013/09/new-xbox-one-sale-in-the-u-s-just-in-time-for-the-holidays/#.UoEF4JG1Kf0
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