Video: Sony Tears Down PS4 A Week Before Launch

The console wars are about to heat up. Next week, Sony will unleash its PlayStation 4 in the U.S., with Microsoft’s Xbox One nipping at its heals with a late November release. In anticipation of the PS4 release, Sony engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori released a video in which he tears down the angular console, revealing the PS4’s insides piece by piece.

Not surprisingly, the machine is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the out. It looks like this baby will really scream, with a huge heat sink and fan to disperse all of the fire that will be coming off of the octa-core processor.

The PS4 will feature a 12.5 mm hard drive, meaning that we will be able to install any commercially available hard drive in lieu of the 500GB one that Sony is including in the PS4.

So check out the video below, and get ready for some Sony sweetness next week. Also included below the video is Sony’s recently released “Ultimate PS4 FAQ” that answers any burning questions you may be having about the PS4, as well as a list of launch titles.

Sony Computer Entertainment WorldWide Studios Titles
Killzone Shadow Fall
Sound Shapes

Third-Party Titles
Angry Birds Star Wars Activision
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Ubisoft
Call of Duty Ghosts Activison
FIFA 14 EA Sports
Battlefield 4 Electronic Arts
Just Dance 2014 Ubisoft
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Madden NFL 25 EA Sports
NBA 2K14 2K Sports

Indie Titles
Contrast Compulsion Games
Pinball Arcade FarSight Studios

Sony’s System Details follow below:

How much does the PS4 system cost? When does it come out?

The PS4 system will retail for USD $399.99 (MSRP) in the United States and CAD $399.99 (MSRP) in Canada when it debuts on November 15th, 2013 in North America. PlayStation Camera and additional DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controllers will retail for $59.99 (MSRP) each.

When does PS4 come out in different countries and regions?

North America: November 15th, 2013 (Canada and the United States)
Europe: November 29th, 2013. (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia , Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom)
Latin America: November 29th, 2013 (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru)
Japan: February 22nd, 2014
Asia regions: The middle of December 2013
Other regions: TBA

What comes in the PS4 box at launch?

You’ll get a PS4 system with a 500GB hard drive, a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, a micro-USB cable for charging the DUALSHOCK 4 controller, a Mono-headset for voice chat, a power cable (1.5m), and an HDMI cable (2.0m).

What input/output ports and connectivity features does PS4 support?

HDMI OUT, DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL AUDIO), Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, and an auxiliary connector reserved for PlayStation Camera. PS4 also features integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi for wireless internet connectivity and Bluetooth 2.1 for DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller connectivity.

Does PS4 require an external “power brick”?

PS4 is designed with an internal power supply, so it does not have an external “power brick.”

Will users be able to replace PS4’s stock 500GB hard drive? What hard drive sizes are supported?

PS4 owners will be able to replace PS4’s standard hard drive. PS4’s hard drive is used to store downloaded game and video content, game save files, gameplay movies and images, and more.

What type of hard drive does PS4 use?

PS4 is equipped with a 5400 RPM SATA II hard drive. Users can choose to install a new hard drive so long as it complies with these standards, is no thicker than 9.5mm, and is larger than 160GB.

Will users be able to connect an external hard drive to expand storage on PS4?

No, this feature is not supported on PS4.

[Via: The Verge]

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