Sony PlayStation 4 Consoles

The Sony PlayStation 4 is a video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. First released in February 2014 in Japan and November 2013 everywhere else, the PlayStation 4 emphasizes online play, social interactions, and multimedia capabilities. The system features a rich and diverse library of RPGs, sports, strategy, action games, and much more.

What are the features of the Sony PlayStation 4 console?

The PS4 features Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, and USB 3.0 connectivity. It has a Blu-ray optical disc drive that can play both Blu-ray and DVD movies. The system comes with your choice of a 500 GB or 1 TB hard drive. The storage space is upgradeable and also supports solid-state drives. The PS4 comes with a PlayStation camera that lets you communicate with other people or stream live through Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, and other platforms. In addition, you can share pictures and content instantly through social media sites.

What are the features of the Sony DualShock controller?

The Sony DualShock 4 wireless controller introduces a touchpad. This is used to move cursors around on the screen. It can detect two touch presses simultaneously. In place of the select button, the DualShock 4 substitutes a Share button, which is designed to let you stream, record video, or upload screenshots with a press of the button. The combination of internal motion sensors and an LED light bar allows the system to track your motions and translate them into the games. The controller features a lithium-ion battery that can be charged through a micro-USB cable.

What kind of online features does the PS4 have?

The PS4 allows users to access the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Music, the PlayStation Video service, and the PlayStation Plus subscription service. Paid subscribers receive access to many unique features, including early access games, beta trials, store discounts, online multiplayer matches, and automatic downloads for software updates and game patches.

Is the PlayStation 4 backwards compatible with previous consoles?

The PS4 is not backwards compatible, but select PlayStation 3 games can be streamed from the PlayStation Now cloud-based online service. In addition, emulated versions of PlayStation 2 games with upscaled resolutions and support for PS4 social features are available as digital purchases.

How many versions of the Sony PS4 have been released?

Sony made two major revisions to the console. The PlayStation 4 Slim console edition, released in September 2016, is a smaller version of the original PS4. It has rounded corners, a matte finish, and a 40% smaller size. The PlayStation 4 Slim comes in a 500 GB version and a 1 TB version.

The PlayStation 4 Pro gaming console was released in November 2016. The Pro console is compatible with all PS4 games, but it adds several enhancements such as slightly improved graphics, higher resolutions, and HDR support. The PS4 Pro is designed more for 4K-resolution and/or HDR-enabled TVs or monitors. The PS4 Slim and Pro also feature improved Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and USB 3.1 ports.