The PS4 is a graphical powerhouse, able to deliver massive game worlds with impressive clarity and detail. 8GB of RAM allows for serious multitasking potential, complementing the great apps and features that make up the PS4 experience.
The PlayStation brand of consoles has an impressive history of delivering world-class exclusive games, and the trend is sure to continue with the PS4. The growing blockbuster catalog is backed by a library of free-to-play and indie games, giving you flexibility in how you pay and play.
The PS4 also acts as a social hub, with several built-in features that take advantage of the social networks you're already using. The controller's Share button opens up a world of video sharing, with the option to stream your gameplay live or record it to edit and post later.
PlayStation Vita owners will enjoy the connectivity that ties the two devices together, from Remote Play, which allows you to play your PS4 games on your Vita's screen over a local Wi-Fi network, to Cross-Buy, which allows you to purchase a game digitally only once and play it on both your PS4 and your Vita.
All PS4 consoles will need a firmware update and must be connected to the Internet to complete the update. While your console will not always need to be connected to the Internet, a one-time connection is required for the update.
Online multiplayer requires a paid PlayStation Plus membership. Some features require a broadband Internet connection; ISP fees apply.
PS3 games, controllers and some accessories are not compatible with the PS4.
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Powerful processing and impressive graphics The PS4's advanced architecture allows the games you play to deliver more fully realized worlds and higher player counts than was possible in previous console generations.
500GB of storage Substantial hard drive lets you store several blockbuster games and plenty of apps, indie titles, recorded game footage and more without running out of room.
Innovative controller design The wireless DualShock 4 controller features a clickable, multitouch capacitive touchpad that can be flicked, tapped or swiped for new gameplay possibilities. USB charge cable included.
Let the world watch you play The DualShock 4's Share button allows you to stream gameplay footage directly to Ustream or Twitch.tv, or edit videos and share them across social networks including Facebook and Twitter.
Expand your friend list The PS4 allows you to create a list of up to 2,000 online friends.
Download while you play Start a game download and begin playing it before the download is complete.
2 USB 3.0 ports Charge your controller or connect headsets and peripherals with the speed of USB 3.0.
Purchase games, movies and more with the PlayStation Store Sony's online store features a growing library of indie games and free-to-play titles.
A robust catalog of streaming video services Your PS4 acts as an all-in-one media streaming hub with Netflix,* Hulu Plus,* Crackle, Crunchyroll and more.
The Internet comes to your console Surf the Internet from the comfort of your couch with the included Web browser.
Remote Play PS4 games can be played remotely on the PlayStation Vita's 5-inch HD screen over a local wireless network. PlayStation Vita sold separately.
Connect with your mobile devices PlayStation App allows you to view game items, purchase PS4 games and watch your PS4 game footage remotely from a smartphone or tablet.
Blu-ray delivers exceptional video quality for your games and movies Watch Blu-ray and DVD video content. Blu-ray game discs have several times the capacity of DVD-based discs, allowing massive games to fit on a single disc.
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500GB hard drive DualShock 4 wireless controller HDMI cable PlayStation 4 (500GB) USB charge cable