The Sony PlayStation 4 Gaming Console ushers in an era of next generation gaming. Providing dynamic and connected gaming, powerful performance, high definition graphics, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features, the PlayStation 4 allows you to game as you see fit. With immersive game play, access to your favorite digital entertainment apps, and PlayStation exclusives, the PlayStation 4 centers around you, the gamer. Play when, where, and how you want.
1.84 Teraflops of PlayStation 4 Graphics
The PlayStation's graphics processing unit (GPU) contains a unified array of 18 Compute Units, which collectively generate 1.84 teraflops of processing power that can be applied freely to graphics, simulation tasks, or a mixture of the two. The PlayStation 4 is also equipped with 8GB of unified system memory, easing game creation and increasing the richness of content achievable. High-speed GDDR5 is used for the memory, giving the system a total of 176 GB/s of bandwidth and providing a further boost to graphics performance.
Personalized, Curated Content
The PlayStation 4 has the ability to learn your preferences. It will gauge your likes and dislikes and suggest content to match them. This allows you to discover content specifically tailored to you. It can even download and install content on your console. Search for games in your favorite genres or by your favorite game developers. You can also look over game-related information shared by your friends, view your friends' gameplay, or get recommendations for content, such as games, TV shows, and movies.
Play as You Download
Spend less time waiting and more time playing with the PlayStation 4. When you purchase a game that is enabled with this feature, the PlayStation 4 downloads the core content so you can start playing as soon as possible. While you're playing, the PlayStation 4 downloads the rest of the game in the background.
Remote Play on the PlayStation 4 fully unlocks the PlayStation Vita's potential, making it the ultimate companion device. With the PlayStation Vita, you will be able to play a range of PlayStation 4 titles on the PlayStation Vita's 5" display over a Wi-Fi network. The PlayStation Vita is sold separately.
The PlayStation App will enable iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to become second screens for the PlayStation 4. Once installed on these devices, players can view in game items, purchase PlayStation 4 games, download PlayStation 4 games directly to the console at home, and even watch the gameplay of other gamers remotely.
DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
The included DualShock 4 wireless controller features familiar controls from its predecessor, the DualShock 3, while also introducing innovative ways to interact with games and other players. Improved dual analog sticks and trigger buttons offer precise control while the capacitive touch pad provides a unique way of interacting with games. The Share button allows you to share your gameplay over social media.
While PlayStation Plus is not required for services such as Netflix, or sharing gameplay via the Share button, it does provide additional features to enhance your PlayStation 4 experience. The most important feature of PlayStation Plus is your ability to play online multiplayer. If you do not have a PlayStation Plus membership, you will not be able play online. PlayStation Plus also provides exclusive access to a regular, curated selection of titles at no additional cost known as the Instant Game Collection. In addition to free monthly games, PlayStation Plus members also get regular discounts in the PlayStation Store. PlayStation Plus also provides members with the ability to automatically (or manually) upload game save files to the Online Game Save Storage for safekeeping. PlayStation Plus members will have up to 1GB of cloud storage to allocate their PlayStation 4 save files. Other benefits of having a PlayStation Plus membership include early access to exclusive game content, automatic game patch downloads and installations, and more.
Please note that a PlayStation Plus membership is required for online multiplayer. It is not included with the PlayStation 4 and must be purchased separately.