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Sony announced the PS4 in mid-February 2013, but the model is not expected to hit the market until the 2013 holiday season but many stores allow consumer to preorder. Most tech experts predict a mid-November release, but a specific date is not available.

The PS4 itselt is expected to cost about $400. Game titles are likely to cost about $60.

Shared gaming was central to the introduction of the PS4, with developers creating ways for gamers to share the gaming experience -- both through live shared streams and uploads of game triumphs.

The PS4 will have access to the PlayStation Network, which provides downloadable content and streaming services (such as movies and music). Unlike the Xbox One. the PS4 will not require a 24-hour connection to the Internet. In addition, PS4 will allow gamers to purchase and play used games on the system, without restrictions.

Prices For PlayStation PS4

(Prices as of 07/9/2013)
PlayStation 4 Source
(Preorders only)  
$400Best Buy

Prices For PlayStation PS4

(Prices as of 07/9/2013)
Killzone: Shadow Fall bundle Source
(Preorders only)  
$500Best Buy

Additional Costs:

$60 Disc-based games
$0.99 Downloadable content (games, music or videos)


ProcessorSingle-chip custom processor
Media TypeDVD, CD, Blu-ray discs
Graphics Quality1080p
Online ContentPlayStation Network
Other FeaturesAbility to share live or recorded game video
Streaming music and movies

For manufacturer information about this product, go to PlayStation.

Best-Selling Games

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3. Destiny$60
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5. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag$60
(List as of 07/8/2013) Source: Amazon

Best-Selling Accessories

1. Dualshock 4 controller $60
2. PS4 Camera$60
(List as of 07/8/2013) Source: Amazon

What People Are Saying:

The PlayStation 4 is not yet available for review.