Sony Playstation 4 Official Launch – Features, Specs and DualShock Controller PS4
Sony fired the first shot in the next round of the console wars last night, previewing a powerful new version of its Playstation system with greater online and social media connectivity that is meant to drive sales back up as it competes with Microsoft’s Xbox and Nintendo’s market-leading Wii.
With technology to stream games over the internet, built-in connectivity with Facebook and greater integration with tablets and smartphones, Sony made a pitch to reclaim lost market share and counter growing competition from rival video game systems and mobile devices.
The new Playstation 4 system was previewed at a much-hyped event in New York. Anticipation ahead of the presentation was such that the queue outside the Hammerstein ballroom in the Manhattan Center Studios, the launch venue, stretched down the block as technology journalists and bloggers headed to a get first look at the new device, which is expected to go on sale later this year. “sony playstation 4” “playstation 4” ps4 playstation “games console” games game gaming powerful graphics extreme gameplay “drive club 4” hd “high definition” first look launch uk usa u.s. australia europe canada price cost discount availability release live event keynote sony new gadget technology gift christmas summer play fun enjoyment trends trendy sheeple nwo “new world order” console processor computer controller shock “dual shock” “united states” 2013 techbytigz
Among the new features, including beefed up graphics, is a new controller with a button that allows players to share video game clips and give friends the to ability to watch each other progress through games. Playstation 4 puts an emphasis on cloud-computing, where instead of relying on physical copies, users can access new games and other content, including Netflix TV shows and digital movie rentals from Amazon, over the internet. A precursor to this was Sony’s July 2012 purchase of Gaikai, which is focused on cloud-based gaming technology.
Last night, Gaikai’s chief executive, David Perry, was among the speakers at the New York event, unveiling plans to build what he billed as the world’s fastest gaming network which will serve as the backbone for the new Playstation platform unveiled last night. The network will also be able to stream Playstation 4 games to Sony’s handheld Vita device