Sony PS4 tech specs: HDMI mandatory, removable HDD

By Alan Ng - Jun 12, 2013

As most of you are well aware, Sony finally unveiled the PS4 hardware at their E3 press conference. We gave our first impressions on the new design in a previous report, but now we’re pleased to say that Sony has also released some updated details on the tech specs of their new console.

Unfortunately, Sony has also confirmed at the same time that the PS4 console will not come with a camera attachment included. Then again, some consumers may think this is a blessing in disguise and ultimately helped to keep the console at its low $399 price for gamers that didn’t want to primarily use their PS4 to play camera-based games anyway.

Microsoft may argue however, that in actual fact their $499 price doesn’t seem so bad compared to Sony’s now, with a Kinect camera included with the price. More on the price debate another time though, as Sony has provided a press release giving out some more technical information on their new system.

While you may not get a camera, you’ll be delighted to hear that Sony are finally going to provide a HDMI cable for free inside the box. Although the reasons for this are probably due to the fact that the PS4 requires a HDMI to operate now regardless. Also included inside the main package is an included headset, which we already know can be connected directly to the DualShock4 controller.

To remind you, the PS4 will come with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM and an x86-64 AMD Jaguar-based eight core processor. What you may not know already, is that the PS4 will come with a 500GB hard drive like the Xbox One. Unlike Microsoft’s console though, we can confirm that the PS4 hard drive can be removed and upgraded if necessary.

You’ll also want to know that Sony has priced their camera accessory at $59 or £54 in the UK, you can even buy one now online at retailers like Amazon if you want to get in early. For a full glance at Sony’s press release, you’ll find the following document here very useful.

Are you disappointed that a camera isn’t included, or is this actually a good move by Sony to secure that $399 retail price?

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  • Kevin

    When I had a ps3 years ago the display on most games was 720p
    Are the graphics going to be full 1080p now?
    I’ve had my 360 a few years now because most games was 1080p!! but what is pushing me wanting a ps4 is been able to sell games on after completing them.
    Please excuse me if I’m sounding dumb lol but I’m no techno buff 🙂

    • Steve

      Um, dude… so misinformed. Xbox was not a marvel running games at higher resolutions.

      • Kevin

        Well it seemed to have a lot better graphics than ps3

    • TheinsanegamerN

      dude, most ps3 games will run at 1080p. any 360 game that runs at 1080p will also run at 1080p on the ps3. the early games were 720p, but most became 1080p around 2007. it has been that way ever since.

      • Kevin

        It was a while back so newer games may run at 1080p now I won’t argue that.