The Complete Sony PlayStation 4 Story

Sony's highly anticipated PlayStation 4 gaming console is finally here.

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'Big Rush For The Sony PS4', Says The Sun

Fans, who had pre-ordered the Sony PlayStation 4 weeks ahead, were waiting in line to get their devices in person at several key Sony stores.

With a much-improved ­controller, faster specs and ­innovative features, the device was sold out within hours on its Dec 20 launch date.

At the official launch at 1 ­Utama, gamers were able to test out several top games on the device at a special PlayStation 4 roadshow. Among the games available were launch titles like Killzone: Shadow Fall, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, FIFA 14, Knack, Resogun and the interactive augmented reality game, The Playroom.

They were also able to check out other Sony products like PlayStation Vita TV and several new games for the PlayStation Vita.

Three PS4 fans who were among the first in Malaysia to place their pre-orders were also honoured at the launch.

(From L-R) Kikuo Okura, Managing Director, Sony Malaysia; Sonny Tang; Syazril Hisham; and Zaif Chew; who were the first three who pre-ordered the PS4 in Malaysia; and Hiroyuki Oda, Deputy President, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia

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Besides receiving their devices, Zaif Chew, Syazril Hisham and Sonny Tang also earned a 10-year free subscription to Sony’s ­PlayStation Plus service.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia deputy president ­Hiroyuki Oda said: “We are very happy with the response that our fans have given to the Sony ­PlayStation 4, and we hope that they will continue to support us.

“We have many exciting new releases in store for the future, so be sure to look out for that.”

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Fans who missed out on the pre-orders and the first batch of PS4s will now have to wait for the next shipment expected to arrive at our shores next month.

But judging from the reactions of gamers so far, the wait will be worth it.
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GALLERY: Scenes From The Sony PS4 Malaysian Launch

It’s A Jackpot! Sony Sells 1 Million PS4 Consoles In 24 Hours

Sony has gone on record to reveal that it managed to sell over 1 million units of the PS4 gaming console within 24 hours in North America where it was released on November 15. This shows how eagerly gamers were waiting for the machine to hit the market.

The console, which Sony is counting on to kick-start a revival of its consumer electronics business, went on sale on November 15.

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By achieving this particular feat, Sony has raised the bar to a great extent and what remains to be seen is weather the Xbox One is capable of hitting this milestone or not.

A man purchases a Sony PlayStation 4, which went on sales on Friday, at a store in Chicago. (AP)

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Andrew House, the head of Sony Computer Entertainment, the unit of Sony that oversees PlayStation, said in a statement that "sales remain very strong in North America."

"We expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on November 29," House said.

Sony has said it expects to sell 5 million units by the end of its fiscal year in March.

The PlayStation 4 is Sony's first new video game console in seven years. It faces competition from Microsoft Corp.'s new Xbox One, which goes on sale this week.

[VIDEO] What Happens When Jimmy Fallon Is Given A Tutorial Of The PS4

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Seems like Jimmy Fallon is not very PS4 savvy (yet)

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Sony PlayStation 4 Gaming Console Debuts

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The nine minute long video shows everything from the What’s New screen to the revamped PlayStation Store, as well as video recording, multitasking and even the share button features. It also shows the new Trophy Rarity system, and clarifies that it’s a percentage of people shown.
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The US$399.99 PS4 started shipping Friday in the U.S. and Canada and will be released in various other countries through December and in Japan in February. This is Sony's first new gaming console since 2006, when it started shipping the PlayStation 3.

Sony has finally confirmed the software lineup for their new console, which is scheduled to release in the US on November 15

There's a good chance you're already well-acquainted with most of the launch titles for the PlayStation 4 by now, but Sony has today made things official and confirmed the complete list of titles that'll be available on day one.

That list totals 22 retail and download-only games in all (compared to 23 for the Xbox One, ten of which overlap between the two consoles), including five first-party titles, twelve third-party games, and five from indie developers.

Also, while this is the launch day line-up, Sony has of course announced a number of other games that are set to roll out by the end of the year or early next year, some of which were pushed back from launch due to delays. You can find the complete launch line-up after the break.

While you're probably already familiar with most of the titles on the list, but here it is, anyway, for your records: Sony Computer Entertainment Titles: 1. Flower. 2. Killzone. 3. Shadow Fall. 4. Knack. 5. Resogun. 6. Sound Shapes.

Third-Party Titles: 1. Angry Birds Star Wars, Activision. 2. Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, Ubisoft. 3. Call of Duty Ghosts, Activison. 4. FIFA 14, EA Sports. 5. Battlefield 4, Electronic Arts. 6. Just Dance 2014, Ubisoft. 7. DC Universe Online, Sony Online Entertainment. 8. Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. 9. Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. 10. Madden NFL 25, EA Sports. 11 NBA 2K14, 2K Sports. 12. Skylanders Swap Force, Activision.
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Indie Titles: 1. Contrast, Compulsion Games. 2. Pinball Arcade, FarSight Studios. 3. Super Motherload, XGen Studios. 4. Tiny Brains, Spearhead Games.
5. Warframe, Digital Extremes.

The PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4

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Sony has used the Gamescom 2013 conference in Germany to announce the launch details of its PlayStation 4 console, price changes, and revamps for older hardware, and to take a few now-customary digs at rival Microsoft.

First unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June, the PS4 is black with an angular design, and is powered by an X86 CPU and an enhanced PC graphics processor, with 8GB of memory.

It comes with a new Dual Shock 4 controller, which has a front touchpad and a motion sensor bar. The sensor bar will communicate with a motion-sensing camera on the console to identify players and use motion control.

11 June: Sony unveils PlayStation4 and price

InFamous: Second Son.

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Drive Club.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall.

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PlayStation 4.

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Sony has unveiled the PlayStation4 and given it technical features and a price – US$399 – to undercut Microsoft's rival Xbox One. The PS4 will let consumers use secondhand software.

Additionally, the system won't require any sort of online authentication for disc-based games. Sony also announced that trading, lending and selling of games will be permitted, and purchasing a game means that it is owned by the consumer forever.

The console, which will be available by the end of the year, does not need internet connection to be played or authenticated, a requirement of the Xbox One that has drawn criticism.
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Sony gave snippets of coming games including the steampunk thriller The Order: 1866, the superhero adventure InFamous: Second Son, the racing simulator Drive Club and the sci-fi Killzone: Shadow Fall. The company said it had more than 140 PS4 games in the works.

Xbox 720 or PS4?

Advanced Micro Devices is building semi-custom chips for Sony's PlayStation 4, and may be making them for Microsoft's next-generation Xbox as well, reports VentureBeat.
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The Xbox 720 has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, where-as Sony explicitly announced that the PlayStation 4 will have 8GB of DDR5 RAM.

Xbox 720 console will require constant internet connection, block the ability to play used games, and use 50 GB blu-ray drives as opposed to the current HD-DVD.

Sony PS4 Orbis gets 18 Radeon GCN units. Microsoft Xbox Durango makes do with just 12.

Sony PS4 specifications

Sony said the PlayStation 4 Eye cameras can cut out the image of a player from the background or differentiate between players in the background and foreground, enhancing game play handily.

The PS4 will ship packing 8GB of GDDR5 memory. That's some super-fast stuff right there and should enable lightning fast performance.

Sony's PlayStation 4 brought out the Move controller.

You will be able to hand over control of your game to people remotely via the Share button as well, or send in drops (such as health packs) via the social system.

Sony Announces The PlayStation 4

The new PlayStation 4 includes an X86 CPU, an enhanced 8-core PC graphics processor and a secondary custom chip for background processing of digital titles. It comes with 8 gigabytes of internal memory.

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DualShock 4.

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Sony's new controller. Where the new PlayStation is hard and blocky, the controller has gotten softer, with rounded sides and a matte black finish.
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Titled the DualShock 4, Mark Cerny revealed that it sports a front touchpad, a share button, the normal face buttons, a speaker, a headset jack, redesigned L2 and R2 buttons and a light bar. There will also be a stereo camera, but it wasn’t detailed in depth.

What to expect?

The company will likely also announce "kick-ass games and development talent recruited to the cause.

PS4 out in November 2013

A reliable Kotaku source has informed us that the PlayStation 4, codenamed Orbis, will be out this November in the United States.

Play games streamed online

Sony purchased cloud gaming service Gaikai last summer for $380 million. Gaikai allows for the streaming of AAA games to a variety of internet-capable devices.

Sony will be adding support for playing games streamed over the Internet, which will mostly be used for PS3 titles.

Sony's new gaming console, expected to debut Wednesday at an event in Manhattan, will let people play games streamed in real time over the Internet.

PS4 controller revealed

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There’s still no official announcement, but the first image of what appears to be the new PS4 controller, complete with embedded touchscreen has appeared online.

Well, get a look at this strange thing. This image looks like a PlayStation-style controller plugged into something that looks like a development kit.

Sony announcing #PS4 on February 20th

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There have been rumours doing the rounds suggesting that Sony is calling the PS4 'Orbis'.

The WSJ is confirming what we all saw in Sony's slick video teaser for its upcoming February 20th event: Sony will be announcing the PlayStation 4.

Michael Pachter, an analyst with Wedbuch Securities, said in a tweet that "Sony is inviting investors and media to the Feb 20 event; that means console announcement. I'm genuinely excited".

It has been more than 6 years since Sony launched the PS3 home console, a longer gap than between it and its PS2 predecessor.

#PS4 rumours: 50% more powerful than XBox 720'?

It seems to me that if the Xbox 720 and PS4 both launch in the 2013 holiday season, neither will have a 'head start.'

The Playstation 4 processor, apparently based on the AMD A10 APU, will have a run-capability of 1.84 teraflops. In comparison the next Xbox will be capable of hitting 1.23 teraflops.

Some of the most memorable PS games

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The history of Sony PlayStations

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The first Play Station never made it out of the factories. Apparently, about 200 were produced, and some software even made it to development.

PlayStation took gaming to a new level of performance and convenience and the brand has established itself as the most powerful in the history of gaming.

In 1991, Sony used a modified version of the Super Disk as part of their new game console - the Sony Playstation.

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