PlayStation 4 is a game console by Sony Interactive Entertainment, developed as the last innovation in the PlayStation home entertainment series and launched in November 2013. It’s an eight generation console directly competing with Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U. The game is one of the most popular and used game consoles in the world with more than 43 million consoles sold to date.
Sony produced a top-of-the-line gaming machine with a console featuring AMD’s x86-64 Jaguar 1.6 Ghz CPU together with a lower power processor, memory of 8GB GDDR5 and two variations of Hard drive storage – 500 GB and 1 TB. The Hard drive memory is upgradeable, as the console offers SSD support. PS4 offers HDMI display output with custom AMD GCN Radeon and five possible resolution settings including 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 4K. The console can theoretically achieve 1.84 teraflops which was unprecedented and still represents a top gaming experience.
Major Games and eSports
PlayStation 4 has an amazing impact on eSports and online play in general with many games being available exclusively on PS4 or played both on Xbox and PS4. Many game series such as FIFA, NHL, NBA 2K, Rainbow Six, are available for both consoles. The mainstream eSports have taken a big swing towards PS4 with games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops III completely moving the competitions to the console. While Xbox, of course, has its blockbuster series Sony has worked to get some of the anticipated titles such as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Street Fighter V on screens, while we still await for some, like The Last Guardian and Horizon Zero Dawn.
Sony’s PS4 was very positively reviewed as a breakthrough in next-gen gaming with amazing processing abilities, graphics, and no imposed digital rights management while holding similar pricing to its main competitors.