During an E3 press conference yesterday, Sony confirmed that its upcoming $400 Playstation 4 console will not be limited by the same hobbling restrictions as Microsoft's Xbox One.
First off, the PS4 will allow users to play pre-owned games, which they can then trade, lend or sell.
Plus, the PS4 does not require a live Internet connection for playing games (single-player) or to obtain online authentication once a day. As you may recall, Microsoft's Xbox One demands an Internet connection once every 24 hours.
The Japanese-based company also released the following list of official specs:
- CPU: x86-64 AMD "Jaguar," 8 cores
- GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMN next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
- Memory: GDDR5 8GB
- Storage size: 500GB hard disk drive*
- External dimensions:
- Approximately 275 x 53 x 305mm
- Mass: Approx 2.8kg
- BD/DVD drive (read only): BD x 6 CAV, DVD x 8 CAV
- Input/Output: Super-Speed USBx (USB 3.0) port x2, AUX port x1
- Networking: Ethernet x1, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
- AV output: HDMI out port, DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port
- Included: PlayStation 4 system x1, Wireless controller (DualShock 4) x1, Mono headset x1, AC power cord x1, HDMI cable x1, USB cable x1
Sony's Playstation 4 will be available this holiday season at a $400 price point. Oh, and yes, Elder Scrolls Online will be hitting the PS4 this spring.