Submitted by SactoGamer 669d ago | news

Sony reveals the "Future of play" with PS4

During their global press conference Wednesday, Sony announces the "future of play", stating that "The demands for a new platform were clear." (Industry, PS4, Sony)

Update We've added a video clip of SCEA CEO Andrew House's unveiling of PlayStation 4.

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Just_The_Truth  +   669d ago
8 gbs of ram holy fuck!
shikamaroooo  +   669d ago
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TobeyMaguireFan   669d ago | Spam
irepbtown  +   669d ago
Killzone, Destiny, Drive Club, Watch Dogs, some other games I can't remember...

I cant wait!!!!
And they haven't even shown games like Gran Turismo YET!

Get in Sony!!!
Reverent  +   669d ago
Is anyone else's minds completely blown by that presentation? My God Sony, you went all out!
llMurcielagoll  +   669d ago
@TobeyMaguireFan, Well to answer your question, yes and no. The ps4 itself may not give you backwards compatibility... But according to the livestream that I just watched, GaiKai will be taking care of that.

@Reverent, it was a great presentation indeed, however I really thought that we will see at least a prototype of the Playstation 4 Console. So far just a controller...
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Reverent  +   669d ago
Yeah, I would have loved to have also gotten to see the console too... But come on, Sony needs stuff to show off at E3 too! ;)

Not that they won't already have tons of stuff, but still lol.
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2pacalypsenow  +   669d ago
@llMurcielagoll Cloud gaming that you have to pay for is not B/C (if you have to repay for your games)
andibandit  +   669d ago
GDDR5 does sound awesome and so was the whole conference, the only thing i disliked was the fact that the streaming service wasn't quite up to the task where i live(Europe).
NewMonday  +   669d ago
*using my PSN from any device anywhere is great, it is no longer a small bubble isolated in my room.

*8g of GDDR5 is big
not only is it fast but is fully available to developers, 720 has only 5g of slower GDDR3 available to run games.
LOL_WUT  +   669d ago
This is how you build a next-gen console!!
TheBrit  +   669d ago
I'm not being a fanboy here but the only thing that I liked was the fact you can have a game download even when the console is off which, I know is already implemented for the xbox, just not turned on because even when your not online, if you turn your xbox on it knows there is an update without you doing anything so it's already 'on'

The games were ok but not 'oh crap' mind blowing and the additional features are kinda already done between the wii-u and the xbox and the ps3 - I don't know, I was amped up for it and not overwhelmed at all to be honest.

I'm sure there are lots more cool features and such coming though. Powerful Box.
kaozgamer  +   669d ago
my reaction

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-GametimeUK-  +   669d ago
This is the beginning of something special. I'm happy the specs. I think this will be the only console I need. The PS3 has poven that Sony can provide all I need and this console looks set to smash my expectations.
Raf1k1  +   669d ago
and a solid state drive as standard which is what I was hoping for.

Can have some seriously quick loading times with that.
Hellsvacancy  +   669d ago
Why does the stream keep freezing? its bloody annoying
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Ju  +   669d ago
Speaking of GameTrailers...these guys just can't give that to Sony, huh? Anybody watched the post-show? How often did this guy throw MS and XBox into the conversation. He just couldn't let it go, huh?
bullymangLer  +   669d ago
all i see is nintendo ideas being copied at this sony event . .
MasterCornholio  +   669d ago
All i see is Nintendo getting owned at this event.
dasbeer88  +   669d ago
I'm quite disappointed that it's 8 gbs of RAM. I was expecting like double or triple the number.
Pushagree  +   669d ago
Someone forgot the 16 rule. Memory goes up 16x with each console. 256 mb*16=8gb.
torchic  +   669d ago
what's wrong with you? just go away.
dredgewalker  +   669d ago
Does Moore's Law apply to consoles as well? If it did then we'd only be looking at 4gigs of memory. I say 8 gigs of gddr5 is a lot of memory for just a console and it seems like Sony is trying to make the PS4's lifespan a lot longer than the past playstations. Even if it was only 4gigs of gddr5 on the PS4 I'd still be happy but having 5gigs really blew me away!
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FamilyGuy  +   669d ago
Is this like reeeeeeally subtle sarcasm?
Rumors were that it'd be only 4Gbs of DDR5 memory and it ended up being double that.

Having more than 8 doesn't even make sense :/
nosferatuzodd  +   669d ago
Lol good sarcasm there it's a joke guys
He's just being sarcastic to the meh Sayers out there
It's a damn good presentation if u ask me
They could have only show a few tech demo
Psn800  +   669d ago
Yeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah .
Muffins1223  +   669d ago
The best part is its around the same price range as a wiiu...god Nintendo is gonna do horrible this gen..
dredgewalker  +   669d ago
If it's confirmed that the PS4 will be around the price range of the Wii U then Nintendo's gonna have to make serious price drops since Sony is also targeting Nintendo's market. The best thing Nintendo can do aside from the price drop is bring out more exclusive fun games that really bring out the Wii U's potential.
DarkHeroZX  +   669d ago
they aren't giving MS any edge this time around. Sony want's to show the consumer that the PS4 can do everything MS can do and better and "faster"
Prcko  +   669d ago
8GB yesss,this is gonna be awesomeeeeeeee
one2thr  +   669d ago
8 gigs of GDDR5 RAM TO BE EXACT!!!!!
JBSleek  +   669d ago
I think the GDDR5 refers to what is used in the GPU specifically. The other ram is likely DDR3.
Malice-Flare  +   669d ago
sorry, that's RAM for BOTH CPU & GPU...
SactoGamer  +   669d ago
That's a good point, JBSleek.
Dasteru  +   669d ago
Yes, Accoding to the article the Vram is GDDR5.

It doesn't say what type of system Ram they are using, only saying its "High-Capacity".

That could be GDDR5 also but more likely it will be high speed DDR3, probably 1600mhz+

8GB of GDDR5 would be very expensive for a console.

"highly-enhanced PC GPU using GDDR5 memory"

"The PS4 is being equipped with 8GB of high-capacity memory"


Just found some data from a research firm that shows GDDR5 costing manufacturers around $27/1.5GB so 8GB of it would cost Sony close to $150 just for the Ram.

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Bigpappy  +   669d ago
It is unified RAM like there was on 360. No more split RAM. This is good news all around. Easier for developers to allocate memory as needed. This is a powerful Console that is worthy of being call next-gen. Congrats to all who anticipated good news from Sony. I don't see how you could have wished for any more, except my be to see it and get the price.
3GenGames  +   669d ago

When you place an order for 1 Million sticks of GDDR5 RAM, it gets kinda cheap.

And also, it's 8GB of GDDR RAM for CPU. GPU side is not said, but more than likely 2GB GDDR5, like the ATI HD7850. So that's 10GB TOTAL, if it's not shared RAM. If it's shared...I dunno how I'll feel....they better be able to make the cache hit rate pretty high with it!
QuantumWake  +   669d ago
When I first heard 8GB of GDDR5.....


Damn Sony!
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RandomDude655  +   669d ago
Microsoft shitting pants
f789790  +   669d ago
Microsoft cramming in more RAM at the last minute and overheating the thing.
Ju  +   669d ago
Can't see how MS can compete with that. They are trying. With a new Kinect. LOL. Smart Glass won't be the same, HW is 50% slower - even with all trickery and probably more expensive. We'll see how that turns out, but MS so dropped the ball. This time we have a clear difference in performance, 1.25Tflops vs. ~2. That's quite something.
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wikia  +   669d ago
It begins....the future is here baby!
BABYLEG  +   669d ago
Shit is booty
OMGitzThatGuy  +   669d ago
I think he said 128mb per second of GDDR5 for the video card.

and 8 additional Gigs.
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Ju  +   669d ago
176GB/sec (like with a G!). This thing moves data within memory as fast as "other" platforms in EDRAM, just to put this into perspective.
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SilentNegotiator  +   669d ago
Download games in background :)

They're making 4 a LOT more user friendly.

Instant Demos thanks to Gaikai? Oh man, it just gets better and better.
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juandren  +   669d ago
I am freaking the f&*# out!!!! 8GB GDDR5!
DC1980  +   669d ago
Daniel Bryan reacts to the PS4 announcement

Acquiescence  +   669d ago
Next gen...
officially starts here baby.
Stroke666  +   669d ago
next gen has been here but sony made a very welcome entry
DarkHeroZX  +   669d ago
what's the other Next-gen consoles you speak of?
Stroke666  +   668d ago
wii u of course, its next-gen
ThatXboxGuy  +   669d ago
GG ninty/micro
Daddys back
a_bro  +   669d ago
8gbs. nothing else needs to be said.

edit: sony is not giving any chances to microsoft this time.
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TheBrit  +   669d ago
I'm sure MS has something similar - it's almost required
ps3rulz  +   669d ago
Holy freaking s**t dudes, ps4 sounds simply amazing
The next xbox gona have to come with a free moon to beat this ^^
FamilyGuy  +   669d ago
lmao, a free moon.
optimus  +   669d ago
I'm confused, i'm not a pc gamer but is 8g of ram good?? What do the current consoles have?... I'm more impressed with the ssdrive at the moment.
juandren  +   669d ago
Xbox 360 has 512MB and PS3 has 256MB. Also, GDDR5 is graphics memory which is typically much, much faster than normal DDR3. So yes, it's damn good
Dark_king  +   669d ago
@juandren ps3 has 512MB
256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz
256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz
NexGen  +   669d ago
Currently .25 or .5 gb depending on how you look at it. This is a monster increase and removes big bottlenecks.
optimus  +   669d ago
Hmm so then the question will be how much of this will sony end up stripping in order to lower the price cause you know this will cost an arm and a leg...i see '06 all over again.
the_hitman3000  +   669d ago
Dude 8 gigs of ram only cost $40 dollars that's not going to raise the price that much of the ps4.
3GenGames  +   669d ago
DDR3 RAM might cost $40, GDD5 definitely costs more than that! If you can get it. You have to rip it off current gen GPU's. It's not even available for CPU use. No PC can use it, because they're not equipped.
SactoGamer  +   669d ago
The SSD was a pleasant announcement for us to hear as well.
sergons  +   669d ago
Did they?
FamilyGuy  +   669d ago
I heard no mention of a SSD. They just said it would come with a hard drive. Where did you read this?
cyberninja  +   669d ago
Sony is killing it baby!!!
Britainz-Fin3st  +   669d ago
no pictures yet?
DaKid  +   669d ago
Was it 8 gigs of ddr5 or was it ddr5 for the video card plus an additional 8 gigs of ram?
juandren  +   669d ago
8GB of GDDR5 RAM. I think the video card will be around 2GB.

Edit: Note that it's GDDR5, not DDR5. DDR5 is around 7 years away. DDR4 hasn't even been released het
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OMGitzThatGuy  +   669d ago
No, 8GB regular ram, probably GDDR3 and 128MB dedicated video ram.

The 8GB will be for everything but will be running at slower speeds than the 128MB.
juandren  +   669d ago
^^ Are you even watching it? :/
josephayal  +   669d ago
And The Future of Consoles in 4k+
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remanutd55  +   669d ago
ok sony this is my bank account ... ,,,, ''''' gimme the ps4 NOW!!!!!!!
BlaqMagiq24  +   669d ago

My body is so ready
aquamala  +   669d ago
8GB of GDDR5 is impressive... but still no CPU or GPU specs
LightofDarkness  +   669d ago
8 core CPU bud, with APU.
aquamala  +   669d ago
I want more details than that... Which CPU? How fast? And more importantly which gpu?
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turnerdc  +   669d ago
Like the spectating and taking clip features. Sounds like they took a few cues from OnLive.
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TheFallenAngel  +   669d ago
Any pics of the PS4? I'm working :(
Thatlalala  +   669d ago
Nope, rumor has it that there will be no disc drive so there not showing it on purpose... I think it's more or less, Sony just doesnt want to reveal their hand yet.
FamilyGuy  +   669d ago
They released a spec sheet that shows it having a bd dvd rom drive, it will definitely load disc. They also stated in the conference that released all games as in digital form *as well* would be their goal.
maniacmayhem  +   669d ago
Looks like Sony is really focusing on the social aspect of the PS4.
ps3rulz  +   669d ago
Killzone baby booooooyeah
Evil_Ryu  +   669d ago
solid state hard drive...HOLY FUCK!
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