16 Facts About PlayStation 4


PlayStation 4 is a home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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PlayStation 4 was released to critical acclaim, with critics praising Sony for acknowledging its consumers' needs, embracing independent game development, and for not imposing the restrictive digital rights management schemes like those originally announced by Microsoft for the Xbox One.

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Less than two years earlier, the PlayStation 4 3 had been launched after months of delays due to issues with production.

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In early 2013, Sony announced that an event known as PlayStation Meeting 2013 would be held in New York City, U S, on February 20, 2013, to cover the "future of PlayStation".

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In May 2018, during a presentation to investors, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO John Kodera stated that the PlayStation 4 was heading into the end of its lifecycle and that the company was anticipating decreasing year-over-year hardware sales.

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PlayStation 4 explained that Sony would be countering the expected decline by focusing on "strengthen[ing] user engagement" including continued investments into new first-party games and other online services for PS4.

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Technology in the PlayStation 4 is similar to the hardware found in modern personal computers.

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PlayStation 4 uses an Accelerated Processing Unit developed by AMD in cooperation with Sony.

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An exception are the PlayStation 4 Move motion controllers originally released for PS3, which are officially supported for use with the PlayStation 4 Camera.

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PlayStation 4's operating system is called "Orbis OS", based upon a customized FreeBSD 9.

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PlayStation 4 allows users to access a variety of free and premium PlayStation Network services, including the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus subscription service, PlayStation Music powered by Spotify, and the PlayStation Video subscription service, which allows owners to rent or buy TV shows and films a la carte.

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PlayStation 4 games are distributed at retail on Blu-ray Disc, and digitally as downloads through the PlayStation Store.

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PlayStation 4 is not compatible with any game for older PlayStation consoles.

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PlayStation 4 criticized the console's lack of software features and for underutilizing the DualShock 4's touch pad.

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PlayStation 4 has been produced in various models: the original, the Slim, and the Pro.

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PlayStation 4 Pro was announced on September 7, 2016, and launched worldwide on November 10, 2016.

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