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PerryCaravello  +   643d ago
I see this and I get excited.

I think Sony fully intends to mimic the success of the PS2. Look at that PS4, that's the PS2 Sequel! Looks very similar.

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Abriael  +   643d ago
Am I weird for finding that instruction booklet damn sleek?
PerryCaravello  +   643d ago
I'm loving the blue. Microsft's "goolish green" is finally looking dated. Worked during the "X1" era.... but now it's played out and grotesque.
gamer42  +   643d ago
Nope, that instruction booklet is the finest instruction booklet I have ever seen, but seriously the PS4 looks like amazing so far! I can't wait for launch!
zeee  +   643d ago
Good thing they are boxing HDMI cables now. I still have my original black piano PS3 but the last I remember, they were still boxing it with the Component Cables back then. Not sure if newer PS3 models come with HDMI?

Yes, i agree. It looks like Sony's out for blood. They are doing everything right so far. PS2 success in today's world is kind difficult especially MS spending billions in marketing and time exclusive games/dlc but PS4 will do great no doubt about it.
lawgone  +   643d ago
@Abriael, for a folded quick start guide? Yes, a little bit.
Abriael  +   642d ago
@lawgone: oh well, normality is overrated nowadays
Roper316  +   642d ago
@ perry

The only reason MS went with green because it's the color of the money which is the only thing they care about.
Need4Game  +   642d ago
abzdine  +   642d ago
release date is close my friends!
Abriael  +   642d ago
@Need4Game: that was already known for a while, yeah.
CrimsonStar  +   642d ago
Holy crap ! That's an instruction booklet?
crxss  +   642d ago
IT COMES WITH THE VERTICAL STAND?! would be awesome if true
Razmossis  +   642d ago
I fear that headset will create a very noisy PSN environment. Really need something a bit more 'professional'
SniperControl  +   642d ago
They weren't giving component cables (5 cables), they were giving composite (3 cables) cables out. Totally mental for a HDMI enabled device.
3-4-5  +   642d ago
No...It's the first thing I noticed. I grew up playing games where, when I got a new game, I would open the box and not play the game until I'd read every page in the manual.

There was always good interesting stuff in them and that just kind of died off.

I'd spend 20 minutes reading through before playing a
miyamoto  +   642d ago
PerfectedStyle 4
PS4 never looked so good!

I surely can not resist this baby!

Can't wait to hold that controller!

The controller curves really goes well with the console's straight lines.

Super Sleek Sexiness Perfection!

@roper and need4game
bubbles up
you guys funny me! Xd
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President  +   642d ago
You see that Microsoft? No power brick!
Solence  +   642d ago
Xbox 1 is going to win the next gen console, they already won with pre orders.

The genius Don Mattrick is going to prove all haters wrong.
insomnium2  +   642d ago

I think you have a bit of nostalgia going on there. I too used to read the manuals of all the games thoroughly in the Nes, MD and SNES-era but nowadays I don't bother. The swich to the manual we have now (pretty much nonexistant when compared) doesn't bother me at all.

If it's NOT nostalgia for you however it's too bad. I don't need them but I do understand both ways.
3-4-5  +   642d ago
@ inso- yea nostalgia kicks in a bit. lol, but also I actually enjoy reading. I could read for hours as long as it's something I'm interested in, so a game I like falls into that category.

They were also pieces of art to me too kind of. Also there was good information, background info on characters, tips, background story overall, pictures and other art that may or may not have made the game.

They aren't a need, more of a want, but there are still millions of us out there that would appreciate them still. I guess you could say there is still a market for manuals....but I'd never pay more for one.
Sayai jin  +   642d ago
@PerryCaravello - The industry has changed a lot since the PS2 Hay days. The PS4 will undoubtedly be a huge success, but owning 70 plus % of the market. Highly unlikely.
Divine  +   642d ago
those cords look pretty long
BitbyDeath  +   642d ago
Anyone know what the plug (on the controller) next to the headphone input is for?
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KwietStorm  +   642d ago | Helpful
One of those extension ports. They could use it for basically anything from a chatpad to a more high end headset.
BitbyDeath  +   642d ago
Thanks have a helpful bub
RavageX  +   642d ago
It's for an upcoming feature.

I probably shouldn't talk about it but...

Well, you've seen The Matrix right? You know how they "jack" into the Matrix itself?'ll be jacking into all sorts of games soon.

sexybeast69  +   642d ago
I Jack In All The Time.
GT67  +   642d ago
if SONY was even close mimicing ps2 success we would have more games than zombies,fps,multiplayer type games then. im not hating on ps4 but rather like to see more than those titles. i hardly turn on my ps3 tired of same titles over and over.killzone,unchrated,call of duty,socom,battlefield. if ps4 the incarnation of ps2 Sony!!!! please bring fun variety games back to everyone and not push old school gamers to the curb.
hardcore gamers not the only ones that buy games ya know.
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KwietStorm  +   642d ago
PS2 didn't exactly have the most stellar launch lineup. PS4 isn't even close to being available, and it already looks A LOT better at release. The bombardment of Indie games should also quench your want for variety.
BitbyDeath  +   642d ago
PS4 has 20 inhouse exclusives releasing this year. Should have something for everyone. Failing that you got a ton of indie and 3rd party games to look forward to.
theChickGamer  +   642d ago
Have you played Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time? It's awesome ;)!
Also, check out on PSN, the Cave is nice!
GT67  +   642d ago
@ chickengamer

YES, i played sly,ratchet an clank trilogy,nfs Hotpursuit criterion (version) Rayman legend,GT5,Castlevania lord of the shadow,Marvel vs, Capcom 3,Super street fighter iv,Jax & Daxter collection,Ratchet an clank collection not much else. now if Sony make of ps1 era games specially R-TYPE,GRADIUS,EINHANDER,CONTR A i'll be happy camper.
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nnodley  +   642d ago
Hate to break it to you but Sony has had way more games than just killzone, uncharted, call of duty, socom, and battlefield. They clearly had the most variety than MS too. Guess if you don't like any of the other Sony exclusive games or third party games then that sucks for you and I don't know what to tell you.
Heisenburger  +   642d ago
I had to stop reading at "mimicing".

Koyes  +   642d ago
I don't think the PS2 era will ever be replicated :( 10,000+ games released on one console 0_o
showtimefolks  +   642d ago
can we use our pulse headsets with ps4 since ps4 does have bluetooth?
JW1080  +   642d ago
I want to know the same. I have the first one they released. The 5.1 one. I want to say I'm 99% positive they will work with the PS4. The move and navigation controllers will work as well. Dualshock 3 and the old Playstation eye camera will not work with the PS4. Hope that helped.
KwietStorm  +   642d ago
I've been wanting to know the same. The only info I can give you is a Sony exec on the official PlayStation message forum leaning towards yes (sorry I don't have the link), and Amazon listing the headset under PS4 accessories. Obviously not confirmation, but I'm hopeful.
lento  +   642d ago
Even The instruction booklet looks cool too! "welcome to the world of playstation" can't wait!
Narutone66  +   642d ago
Sony is well known for their design, even Apple tried to copy Sony's design. So, not surprising that PS4 has a nice design.
wastedcells  +   642d ago
Can't wait!
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MWong  +   642d ago
I cannot wait to get my hands on this console. It reminds me so much of the PS2 just with sexier lines ... I am really loving the DS4 also.

The first comments on that page summed it up for a lot of people "i am an xbox guy all the way but atleast sony is putting out information, details etc(know this was leaked) but MS is basically silent on everything which isnt good when the competition is throwing one two punches everyday. kudos to sony. "
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xtremeimport  +   642d ago
too bad that stand isn't bundled.
MWong  +   642d ago
The design looks like you can put it on it's side easily, so you don't even need a stand. I am really happy I can use my old Turtlebeach headset with the new console.
colonel179  +   642d ago
I am excited too. It can't come soon enough!.

I just don't like how the light of the front fades on the right. The whole "line" should turn blue. it looks bad the way it is now, it looks as if something is wrong with the light.
FamilyGuy  +   642d ago
I like how the PS4 is slimmer than the Xbox One and still doesn't have a power brick.
N2NOther  +   642d ago
The only problem is that a HUGE part of the PS2's success was they DVD player. At the time the format was relatively new and I know for a lot of people it was their first DVD player. Bluray hasn't had the same impact and now with digital becoming an ever growing alternative, I don't think Bluray will ever reach that level of install base.

I do think that PS4 is going to be hugely successful, though. Just not PS2 successful.
Gardenia  +   642d ago
A Vita bundle would be great
Arai  +   643d ago
Sony is well ahead with production it seems...that FoxConn speed.
Lockhart  +   643d ago
In what way does a picture of the console along with the controller and a few leads suggest that they are ahead of production?
Arai  +   642d ago
If they weren't this type of material wouldn't be out there already.
Not to mention all the actual hardware at E3, packaging is finalized also.

You should take a look at FoxConn, the same company outputs 8m Iphones in a week.
Not to mention all the pre-orders Sony is allowing around the world, I think it's safe to assume that their production is going well.

Nevermind, looking at your replies I can see that you're a troll.
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Roper316  +   642d ago
not so much the picture but Sony told places that can take as many preorders as they like which is why all kinds of PS4 bundles showed up at places like Amazon. That would leave me to believe that they will have more units available at launch than they initially thought
Lockhart  +   642d ago
But this article is claiming it's leaked.. so technically this doesn't mean that it is "out yet". I don't see how a picture of the console (which we've seen before), along with a few leads, implies that they are ahead of production.

They have months to work on production for launch, so it's pretty obvious that they would allow tons of preorders. It's just smart business.
Blankolf  +   642d ago
It's not leaked, it has been confirmed as official good sir.
Deividas  +   642d ago
You sir, are a dumbass. Signed in just to tell you that :)
JetsFool3500  +   642d ago
Who PreOrders A Console Just To Get It Later On? If Sony Is Allowing Alot Of Preorders Thats Means They Are Definitely Ahead Of Schedule In Production
Akuma2K  +   642d ago
It sure seems that way, but if its true we just might see an earlier launch plan from sony.....a win win for us gamers.
HD_GAMER1989  +   642d ago
judging by the insanely huge demand for day 1 preorders that early launch window might not be possible it seems like releasing at the same time as xbox one might provide a greater launch day stock to compete with xbox one; however i have a feeling ps4 releasing on or before black friday might benefit them more.whatever sony decides im sure will keep liver punching the xbox one sony is pissed at this gen 1 year behind fiasco.

also i may note that im starting to wonder if im the only one that has this strong feeling that ms is completely setting them selves up for a disastrous launch this november.

Anybody else on here have the same feeling?
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Koyes  +   642d ago
I have fears the demand will be veeery high meaning a lot of people may not be able to get one at launch. I hope i'm not one of them
C-Thunder  +   642d ago
As long as they can keep their employees from jumping off the roof, Foxconn is quick.
first1NFANTRY  +   643d ago
such a good looking beast. hey what do you know, that's an oxymoron.

also just a quick question folks. can i insert headphones into the DS4 and listen to in-game sound or is it just for chat headsets?

edit: cheers for the reply below.
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Clover904  +   643d ago
Not sure, but it's a mono earbud so if you can listen to in-game audio, it's not going to sound that great. The good news is that, unlike XBoxOne proprietary audio jack, PS4 will work with just about any headset you may currently have.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   642d ago
Yes, 3.5mm is standard, from iphone's, to walkmen's .. Micro$oft is greedy enough to have proprietary, sad.
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Jaqen_Hghar  +   642d ago
A man is going to use his Pulse Wireless headset on PS4 and it will be glorious. It already scared the crap out of a man playing LoU with its virtual surround sound.
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Polysix  +   642d ago
It will be for other human comms only just like 360's headset. You wont get the game's soundtrack and gunfire etc coming through that tiny little thing!

It's a comms device hence ONE earbud and a mic.

For me I 9/10 play games with headphones so hope my normal cans can slip over this ok so I can use both at the same time.
CRASHBASHUK  +   643d ago
the pic is on amazon uk look at pic 2
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Abriael  +   642d ago
Good catch, updating.
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tigertron  +   643d ago
Excuse me whilst I lose a pint of saliva...
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Lockhart  +   643d ago
I couldn't have predicted that it would have wires.
Thegamer41  +   642d ago
I bet you couldn't have predicted that it wouldn't have an external power brick ;)
kingPoS  +   642d ago
Sony must be Alchemists. lol
k2d  +   642d ago
mrmarx  +   643d ago
just gimme mine!!
GiggMan  +   643d ago
I love the smell of a new console... Don't judge me.
gamer42  +   643d ago
I thought I was the only one! That's one of the many reasons I'm getting a PS4!
Koyes  +   642d ago
That feeling you get when you unpack a new console :') very few can top that feeling
MestreRothN4G  +   642d ago
When I brought my PS3 home, I admit it, I kissed the console, to the horror of my girlfriend, whom I had to kiss three times after immediately the scene.

Secretly, I kissed the machine 5 times when she turned away. :#
VonBraunschweigg  +   642d ago
Do that with a Xbox One and both get jealous.

You kissed her 3 times Dave.
Majin-vegeta  +   642d ago
I love the smell of anything new games,clothes etc..
Abriael  +   642d ago
I do too, anything new plastic.. even the old rubbery smells of the Gran Turismo 2 disks.
SniperControl  +   642d ago
Jesus, I remember that, I think my mum walked in on me and my mates sniffing the discs, she thought we were all doing coke, went nuts at us.
GiggMan  +   642d ago
Glad to see I'm not alone. I wonder if there is a focus group for smelling new products lol.
mushroomwig  +   643d ago
Hmm, I wonder if they'll also include a PS+ free trial, it would make sense.
Blankolf  +   642d ago
I can only think that this is pretty 'doable', Sony in concerns of online fee was never one to desire the return in exponentional speed, so I can only assume either by creating a new account or perhaps a 30 month free trial code.

It is in their best interest to lure you & me in so they can then convince you to buy the product, it's a good and known strategy.

Still it's far cheap, so either way i will be getting the yearly one.
TheEvilWithin  +   642d ago
What I do is during tax time I pick up a yearly subscription to PLUS. Makes the most sense lol
famoussasjohn  +   642d ago
"perhaps a 30 month trial"

Holy mother of God!
WeAreLegion  +   642d ago
30 month free trial?!? Sign me up!!!

I know you meant 30 Day, but still. :)
JRH7783  +   642d ago
30 months huh? Sign me up please... That's 2 1/2 years so that would give you PS+ for over a 3rd of this next gen lifetime.
NarooN  +   642d ago
30 months for free? Haha that would be the best campaign ever. Mother of God XD.
xxchicago33xx  +   642d ago
Man I sure hope it is, that controller charging cable looks like it may finally be long enough. The 3ft cable they packed with the PS3 is just one sits that close to their TV
C-Thunder  +   642d ago
I do. But it will be nice to have a longer cord.
MestreRothN4G  +   642d ago
TheEvilWithin  +   642d ago
Super excited! Can't wait to get mine. I would think they would give you a 30 day free trial to check it out and if you like it you could continue to pay for it if not at least its an option. You still can use youtube and Netflix and F2P games without it. Smart of SONY to do things like that. No wall between apps that your already paying for.
RiPPn  +   642d ago
Stand included?
famoussasjohn  +   642d ago
Last I heard it was separate because even during the E3 showing it has the little note that says *Stand sold separately.*
RiPPn  +   642d ago
That sucks, a little deceiving of Amazon to show it in a stock photo of box contents, but not like they haven't done that before.
BabyTownFrolics  +   642d ago
I'm gonna get an adapter and use my 360 headset with this DS4, this will supplement my PS3 bluetooth headset while it recharges during long gaming sessions.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   642d ago
PS4 already comes with it's own wired headset, I wouldn't waste money on adaptors if already having a main bluetooth one (although I could understand people not being confortable with an earbud as I'm not either, but I got 2 bluetooth an 1 in-ear plug headset from Vita, so I'm setted).
jcnba28  +   642d ago
Looks like they are giving us a HDMI cable out of the box. About damn time too.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   642d ago
They are, unlike those other greedy bastards/ 100$ more and no HDMI included.
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Virus201  +   642d ago
What are you talking about? Xbox One is coming with an HDMI cable.

Did you think it was just going to be the Xbox One, Kinect 2.0, controller, and no cables?
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JRH7783  +   642d ago
XBOX 1 only support's HDMI so not including the cable would mean people couldn't play it without making another purchase for a HDMI cord. I ride with SONY, but trust, as greedy as Microsoft is, they wouldn't go that route.
No_Limit  +   642d ago
Damn too tempting. I am serious looking of getting a PS4 at launch if there are some great announcements at Gamerscon in Aug. I want something from Santa Monica an/or Naughty Dog. Please make it happen Sony and I will gladly pony up $400 for the PS4.
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Blankolf  +   642d ago
I find it great that Sony actually put a mono headset into the already immense quality of a bundle they arranged, and apparently the power cable will be 2 meter wide that's a step forward, I can only worry they are takin a great hit with this low price :X
JW1080  +   642d ago
They are making a profit on the PS4 right away this time. Unlike the PS3 which they were selling at a loss. I think I heard $25.00 profit for every console sold from one of the Sony reps at E3. I hope that's true because Sony deserves it. They are being very good to us gamers.
fadeawayjae  +   642d ago
I wish the stand was included. It is actually displayed in the packaging box.
JW1080  +   642d ago
Yeah I know man. But it's all good. I thought it would be as well. Like you said it was displayed on the box. But at the end of the day all that really matters is that sexy ass console and that sexy ass controller. I can't freaking wait!
kingPoS  +   642d ago
Even standing up straight the PS4 looks like it's angled. (holy optical illusions batman)

No power brick confirmed. I can't wait to see the tear-down to find out how Sony managed to put it all together.
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ChipdiddyChip  +   642d ago
I can safely say, I prefer the looks of the Xbox headset more. Ill have to wait and see which will be better ergonomically once both consoles are released.
Thomaticus  +   642d ago
why must they tease us like this! and we still don't have a release date!
VonBraunschweigg  +   642d ago
That thing looks so slick I'm going to throw out half the furniture so it will look even better. And I want a PS4 shaped couch.
Smoey  +   642d ago
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CJDUNCAN  +   642d ago
so i guess it's strictly HDMI next-gen.
Polysix  +   642d ago
I await the greatness that is awaiting me!!!
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cunnilumpkin  +   642d ago
now we just need a list of launch titles!!

I'm Ready!!
Sarobi  +   642d ago
Give me a release date now, Sony.
HD_GAMER1989  +   642d ago
i think their waiting for a better understanding of the demand for day one ps4's before they set a release date. sony is actually putting themselves in a good position to possibly beat ms on the release date but like i said before it all depends on the demand for day one ps4's. be glad sony hasnt gave an exactdate means theyre still deciding whether they can release the ps4 early as well as meet the demand for launch day ps4s. plus i think they dont want to give ms the time to change their release date.
piffyd  +   642d ago
when does a company usually announce the release of a new systems date and launch titles usually

its been so long since a new console launched I cannot remember, well, I didn't pay attention to the wii u launch at all, the only game I want on that is monster hunter

so far the only ps4 game I want is killzone

and the only xbox game I want is
I want halo 5 but that most likely won't be a launch title, Microsoft are not smart enough for that apparently

I think I will be waiting at least a year before even thinking about a new console

every game I want is going to be on pc besides killzone and I can wait
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airgangstarr  +   642d ago
thought id be excited for both consoles to launch but its really holdin back the information coming out like were in the cold war.. can we get a release date allready i mean who cares who launches first i doubt ps4 players are gonna buy a xbox 1 cause it comes out 2 weeks earlier
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