PS4 specs, price and availability in the Philippines

Sony unveiled the predecessor of PS3 in an event known as PlayStation Meeting 2013 held in New York, USA last February 20, 2013 the gamer's much-awaited video game console, the PlayStation 4 (PS4).

Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4)
Photo: Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4)
Console which is part of eigth generation has single-chip custom processor, low powered x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores. It's graphic processing unti (GPU) is powered by 1.84 Teraflops AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next Engine.

It boasts a GDDR5 8GB of memory, built-in hard disk drive, super-speed USB 3.0 auxiliary input/output. Check more of the specs here.

The DUALSHOCK 4 controller incorporates a new highly sensitive six-axis sensor, as well as a touch pad located on the top of the controller, which offers gamers completely new ways to play and interact with games.

The newly developed PlayStation Camera for PlayStation 4 incorporates two high-sensitive cameras that have wide-angle lenses with 85-degree diagonal angle views which can recognize the depth of space precisely.

PS4 reportedly has a new sleep function which puts it in a low-power state when not in use. It can download new games, naturally, but gamers can immediately play after a purchase while files are downloading in the background.

"Social" was one of the five major principles Sony talked about at the PlayStation 4 announcement. The DualShock 4 controller includes a SHARE button. Gamers can also live stream their games via services such as Ustream.

Release date of PlayStation 4 (PS4) will be on Quarter 4 of 2013 specifically on mid-November 2013 in the United States. It's not clear whether the new unit will be available on the same date on other countries. Some reports said that it is possible that release is on Christmas season. In the Philippines, we could expect the console to arrive by year-end or early 2014 if Philippines will be one of their priority.

November 2, 2013 Update: PS4 will be launched in Asia by mid-December 2013 as announced by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia during the press conference in Tokyo. It includes launch in Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and other countries. However, official launch date in the Philippines is not yet confirmed.

On June 10, 2013, Sony announced official pricefor PS4 which is US$399 in the US .This is lower than the problematic price of PS3. Exact pricing and availability in the Philippines is not yet revealed but educated estimates place it around Php 17,250 with it being cheaper than the Xbox One, price comparison website PricePanda said.

November 17, 2013 Update: The Perfect Day has Arrived. This is how Sony describes the availability of PS4 in US last Friday (November 15). PS4 official price is at $399.

The PlayStation 4 will compete with Nintendo's Wii U, and the next XBox as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles.

Note: This post is for update for the true price and availability in the Philippines of PS4. Stay tuned.

December 15, 2013 Update: Sony PS4 now available for pre-order in the Philippines; priced at P24,999

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