In the recent Sony Meeting 2013 event, which was streamed live over the net, Sony finally laid rest to a ton of rumors about their next console as they officially unveled the Playstation 4, its specs, and some of the games that are going to come out during launch.
The Playstation 4 will be due out this coming holiday season, and as expected of Sony, it’s got some beefy specs and easily trumps any gaming device out on the market (with the exception of a high end PC): The newest iteration of their Playstation line of gaming consoles will have 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM, a hard drive, an 8-core x86-64 AMD “Jaguar” CPU, and a 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based GPU.
Sony has clarified that the PS4 console itself will not be backwards compatible with PS3 games, but the integration of Gaikai may play a big role in terms of playing non-PS4 games. The controller is pretty much similar to the images leaked in the past, in the sense that it still looks like their previous PS controllers with minor improvements. The biggest addition this time is the big touch pad in the front, similar to the one found on the rear of the PS Vita.