Submitted by Abriael 554d ago | news

Sony's SVP Gives New Info on the PS4's Noise Level, Power Consumption, Media Performance and more.

Sony’s Senior Vice president and Director of Business Unit 1 Masayasu Ito isn’t as well known as Shuhei Yoshida between PlayStation fans, given his technical role he’s the best person to ask about some of the most technical aspects of the upcoming PS4. Today he gaver some extremely interesting information about some of the consoles more technical aspects. (Masayasu Ito, PS4)

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Majin-vegeta  +   554d ago | Well said
So ready for this bad boy.Less than 2 months 2 go :).

Edit:Gonna spend about the first 5 minutes just getting high off the new scented smell :D.
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Abriael  +   554d ago
Yeah, next gen can't come too early, really.
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Carheadbutt  +   554d ago
They're just taunting us now
blackbeld  +   554d ago
"The PS4′s cooling fan has a low noise level and stepless speed control (meaning that it will increase its speed to match heat smoothly and not in sudden steps like the one on the PS3)."

I love this stepless speed control!

PS4 Rocks!
Eonjay  +   554d ago
Sounds good! Also, love the low power secondary processor so I can load content remotely from work if I see something awesome and also the improved fan. Speaking of which, the FCC documents say the console only goes up to 35C at max so that right there should tell you something. This console is very well thought out.
mewhy32  +   554d ago
The PS4 is getting more and more awesome news every day it seems.
KazHiraiFTW  +   554d ago
I hope they actually use a good fan in the PS4. When playing TLoU I swear my PS3 fan was like 120db I had to turn the TV so loud I probably pissed off my neighbors.
Polysix  +   554d ago
@KazHiraiFTW true the fan can go crazy at times, but you never heard of headphones? I game in (good) headphones most of the time even if no neighbours - more immersive and can't even hear a fan!
KazHiraiFTW  +   554d ago
@ Polysix

I have a sound card and excellent headphones for my PC, and I agree it's way better. But I'm not gonna waste money on headphones for a console that hardly gets used
UnholyLight  +   554d ago
Aside from Halo 4 and GTA V (Currently only own an Xbox 360 at the moment..SOON TO CHANGE! :)) I've been getting pretty bored.

Especially seeing all the gameplay for games like Killzone and DriveClub...The wait has been too long!!
Mikelarry  +   554d ago
i have already made a space on my tv stand designated to the ps4 that how ready i am for this machine
PCGamingNoobs  +   554d ago
haha me to, cleared out and dusted everything up so its all shiny next to my ps3 like big and little brothers. its going to be a good Christmas!
LoveOfTheGame  +   554d ago
Little off topic but, I'm getting the X1 and have been planning on where to put it. The problem is I have a PS3 and 360 so I can't seem to find a way to make it look conform and nice looking with those three console on one tv stand.

I guess if you had two of one brand and one of the other what would be a good way to have those set up? Three tiered, bottom mid top? Oh next gen and all the problems you bring.
Mikelarry  +   554d ago
@ loveofthegame

...... solved

LoveOfTheGame  +   554d ago
Might be a little OCD, but have the consoles right next to each other with the next gen in mid is going to drive me crazy getting it to look uniform.

But, that might be the best I can do. I guess I will just have to wait till November, that's when the real planning will have to take place.

Friend: "Hey man you online yet"
Me: "No time, have to position my consoles just right."
DevilishSix  +   554d ago
8 weeks 3 days in US.
kizzle32  +   554d ago
That would be 59 days...its only 51 days away from launch...
DevilishSix  +   554d ago
LOL dangit your right 7 weeks 3 days
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Deadpoolio  +   554d ago
Like 54 days I think
Indo  +   554d ago
Spend 5 minutes getting high,then play the new PS4.
AceBlazer13  +   554d ago
65 days,5 hours,20 minutes till my ps4 gets delivered.
The Shadow  +   554d ago
how they achieve to make this ps4 console alone is just mind-boggling

more power
no power brick
better look
horizontally or vertically
less power consumption
faster blu-ray read

truly masterpiece!
this is going to repeat like ps2 success or even better.
1OddWorld  +   554d ago
Both systems have a 6xBD. The noise people will hear is going to be from this drive not the fans from cooling.
isarai  +   554d ago
Getting mine in Feb, gotta wait for tax return, but that means i can get Infamous DAY ONE WOOOOOOOOOH!!
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   554d ago
I just won 350 euro on a football bet almost a free ps4 for me get in.
TAURUS-555  +   553d ago
cant wait to get my PS4

RIP xbox1
sigfredod  +   554d ago
lol that will be my reaction when the courier deliver my PS4
1OddWorld  +   554d ago
Hope he doesn't drop kick it while packing his truck.


I buy all electronics in store, so I don't have to deal with the hassle of sending it back and waiting. You know some one is going to receive a PS4 in pieces.
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Salooh  +   554d ago
That made me choke XD T_T

Destrania  +   554d ago
I'm going to do this in the doorway right in front of the courier lol.
MasterCornholio  +   554d ago
We have our own version of that here.


Un Palo: A stick
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Sitdown  +   554d ago
I wanted the little girl and her fake excitement to move out the way....
HardcoreGamer  +   553d ago
THIS IS HOW KIDS DO IT. they mime others and learn this way its how the learning process is.

anyway it was a joke comment i get it. but ya
thereapersson  +   554d ago
My reaction when I can finally buy a PS4:

TAURUS-555  +   553d ago
lol oooommmmgggggg
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king_george  +   554d ago
I wanna see the OS performance and how quickly the system can handle tasks. I really hate the SLOW updates on my ps3 and i would love to see a huge improvement on my ps4.
Septic  +   554d ago
Yeah I just got PS Plus and oh my days...the PS3 is a joke when it comes to downloading and updates. The whole system is a shambles and a fat memory hog at that. Sony have promised a completely different experience so I'm definitely looking forward to how it works in the real world. If its as smooth as they say it is, well then butter me up and call me a jabroney.
Tony-Red-Grave  +   554d ago
might as well start making your new account and name it jabroney :D
DevilishSix  +   554d ago
Are you staying at Smackdown Hotel?
king_george  +   554d ago

Dude tell me about it! Jesus you dont even wanna know how long i waited for DC universe online...... IT.... TOOK... AGES.. im very hopefull that the ps4 will get rid of those ridiculous wait times. Plus the games look insane so i cant wait lol


You dont know what you're talking about do you... what MS was trying to do and what Sony are doing are just WAY different
Volkama  +   554d ago
The OS has to perform faster. Even if they've learned nothing about OS design, and I'm not saying that is the case, but even if they learned nothing they have gigabytes of RAM and plenty of CPU. They can get bad software to perform well through brute force.

The download speeds are more of a concern. I don't know why that's so poor, and I don't know if they're really making infrastructure changes to improve it.

Off-topic, I am half way through Heavy Rain at the moment and my PS3 has decided I can't play blu-ray discs any more. I'm hooked on the story and want to finish it, but it's not available to download in the UK. Anyone know if it can be bought from a different region's store??
stevehyphen  +   554d ago
@Volkama as far as I know it's disc only in North America, too.

Size is probably the biggest factor. Heavy Rain is one of those PS3 exclusives that would probably need a few DVD's to hold.
sic_chops  +   554d ago
You will be able to play games shortly after they start downloading and while it's downloading.
HardcoreGamer  +   553d ago
updates overnight without the need to download stuff?

downloads games as you paly? downlaods videos while playing? These are good features and i like it over xbox 360

but 360 is a faster menu and smoother interface.

eff waiting for xmb to load my messages menu
Skate-AK  +   554d ago
I like this quote. "The theme of the PS4 is “Personalization”, meaning that it will offer an experience tailored to each individual."
kingPoS  +   554d ago
Sounds like custom themes via the browser. At least thats what i hope their saying.

I love my custom dynamic themes!!
Xsilver  +   554d ago
The PS4′s cooling fan has a low noise level and stepless speed control (meaning that it will increase its speed to match heat smoothly and not in sudden steps like the one on the PS3).

Thats all i need to hear PS4 is a well oiled machine i don't expect overheating thats good thats very good.
"The theme of the PS4 is “Personalization”, meaning that it will offer an experience tailored to each individual."

Once i can still use dynamic themes i will be good on the UI.

The secondary chip for ultra-low power operation will mostly activate at night from 1 to 4 AM and download any required update automatically. It will also activate when software is purchased through external means like the PlayStation App.

Good hate having to set through updates.
Sarick  +   554d ago
"download any required update automatically."

I'm not to prone of automatically enforced updates even if they're for the benefit of my experience. I sincerely hope this can be disabled or set to manual mode. I'd hate to wake up one morning and find my system bricked because an unfortunate oversight by the developer team.

I'd like to have the option to let others bata test the updates a few days in the wild before I manually commit to them. Sometimes updates can make things worse I don't want to be stuck with the possibility of an accidentally corrupted $400 console.

I hate slow updates just like everyone else but I think there should also be safeguards and options to support the customers interest for a manual update. I sincerely hope "The theme of the PS4 is “Personalization” includes this manual updates as an option in its architecture.
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Sarick  +   554d ago
Come on explain to me why you'd disagree with the right to control my own update function. If you can't speak publicly in fear of ridicule at least have the decency to send me a PM explaining why you disagree. I always encourage rational and civil conversations with anyone even those with opposing views or interest.

To do a PM left click on my name. Go up in the right corner and look for something on that page below my Moogle avatar. Then click the text that says PM.
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tulholdren  +   554d ago
The smell of new Sony Goodness MMMMM
LOL ! +bub for funny x)
monkey602  +   554d ago
My launch night ps3 sounds like a jet turbine when it's running. However my 160 gig slim is a ninja. Hopefully the ps4 isn't as bad as the launch ps3 while its not a deal breaker it is distracting
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rainslacker  +   554d ago
I'd recommend opening it up and cleaning it. A few days after getting TLOU my laser decided to stop reading Blu-Rays, so before I replaced it I cleaned it. While it was open I took the time to detail clean the inside, along with the fan. Since doing so, it runs mostly silent, even under heavy load, it's maybe just a tab bit louder than new, since I'd imagine the bearings in the fan are more worn.

I'll probably end up doing all the things recommended to improve heat dissipation, but have been rather busy playing games or working.
monkey602  +   553d ago
It hasnt really been used since uncharted 3 came out because it kept crashing. I was just waiting fot the yellow light to happen so i bought the slim. Might be worth cleaning though could get a few euro for it then
Animal Mutha 76  +   554d ago
There's very little substance here beyond the headline points.

I was hoping to see power consumption and PSU figures that could be useful in determining the performance of the internal components vs what Sony have claimed - evidence if you will and a clue to the CPU clocks.

Which PS3 is it quieter than? My 40GB UK fat PS3 is already very quiet.
The Blu Ray drive is louder - how loud? A decibel figure would be useful.
Cooling. How loud are the fans at full pelt. The vents are small which would indicate a smaller diameter fan(s) in use. These can sometimes be noisy but Sony might have solved this issue.

It would have been good to have some numbers to back up the points. Too top level for my liking.

And before anyone accuses me of trying to pick holes - I'm not. I'm just interested in the tech and engineering and how Sony appear to have got so much into so little. I just prefer a bit more detail.
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xKugo  +   554d ago
I have to agree about the lack of feasible power consumption numbers and CPU clocks information. However, there is a scheduled keynote about the PS4 coming up and I can only assume that they might finally reveal some more information on the specifics of the PS4 specs wise, which would include clock speeds and performance numbers.
Animal Mutha 76  +   554d ago
Oh good, I hope you are right. I'm itching to really know what makes these two new machines tick from purely a tech porn/nerd perspective.
Tooly  +   554d ago
When Whats the date
ashiksorel  +   554d ago
I always thought consoles was about the games and not worrying so much into details on the hardware.
majedx9  +   554d ago
i asked Sony to remake this demo for PS4 I hope thy do it.
it Takes me so back ;)
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xKugo  +   554d ago
Looking forward to finally picking it up.
It's been a long time coming for the PS3s big brother.
nevin1  +   554d ago
You mean little brother.
DevilishSix  +   554d ago
If anyone thinks the PS4 will be loud and X1 won't, please rethink what your saying.
blackblades  +   554d ago
I wonder if we'll be able to change our backgrounds the themes.
CaptinzLee  +   554d ago
When I First Open My Play Station 4 I Plan On Recording My Reaction Of How Big Of A Man Orgasm I'll Have Lol
Goku781  +   554d ago
The personification of Beautiful.
shimme01  +   554d ago
Which PS3 is it quieter than? The original loud a$$ one or the quiet slim ones? Being quieter than the former is not a bragging point. The One is said to be whisper quiet, which is hard to believe with any modern sound card.
tigertron  +   554d ago
I'm glad this will be quiet. My slim makes quite a bit of noise, which can be destracting sometimes. Though my launch PS3 was far louder, that was a jet engine.

If the PS4 can match my silent PS2 then I'll be very-very impressed.
AceofStaves  +   554d ago
Can't wait for PS4.
jay2  +   554d ago
The secondary chip for ultra-low power operation will mostly activate at night from 1 to 4 AM and download any required update automatically. So what you're saying is, I'm still going to have to sit through a day one patch if I put my game in at say 1PM, what a load of poo, patches should dl immediately not at night or what the user put their disc in during the day, Yes you can play. And patchings down in the background but to my mind the 2nd chip should work like this. Game installed/downloaded to console. info cached. new patch deployed, chip does the download as long as the consoles plugged in of cause.
tigertron  +   553d ago
No, it's 1am to 4am.

Also, you can download patches straight away, but if patches are available during those hours, they will be downloaded and installed automatically, in addition, if you haven't gotten round to downloading a patch to game you haven't played for a while, it uses that time frame to do it for you so you don't have to do it when you next decide to play it.
90Supra  +   553d ago
I just pray that the PS4 supports MKV files...
Dagobert  +   553d ago
I want to know if they got rid of the fat32 4gb limitation.

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