PlayStation 4 Hardware Roundup

Got questions about the PS4's hardware and UI? We have answers.

Want to know what comes in the box with a PlayStation 4? What does a retail console look and feel like? Is the dashboard an improvement from the PS3? And just how close do I need to be to the PS4 and still access Remote Play on my Vita?

If you have questions like these and more about Sony's next-generation console, then you've come to the right place. GameSpot has been taking the PlayStation 4 through its paces, and below are all of our videos looking at how this new console rates as a piece of gaming hardware.

We'll be updating our PlayStation 4 coverage as the launch rolls on, so make sure to head to our PS4 hub page for all of the latest information.

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jackiii22e
jackiii22e

I missed out on the whole xbox release.. will this due for gaming like GTA and BF4? www.amazon.com/Samsung-14-Inch-Touchscreen-Ultrabook-Mineral22222/dp/B00B588I2I/?tag=b0009-20

Johny_47
Johny_47

Oh cool iawn, yn y fideo ar sut i newid yr hard drive y ps4, rwy'n caru'r ffon usb gyda'r arwyddlun Hitman arno =)

Fideos da

DemocraticTroll
DemocraticTroll

Remote play is amazing!, now i can unload my load while playing AC IV.

bart100
bart100

All this general info and even the specs about the internal power brick and yet, no knowledge or confirmation of weather or not the PS4 is dual-voltage?

Please, can someone confirm this??

Vodoo
Vodoo

At least they got the two biggest PS4 fanboys on Gamespot to open the box. Those two guys allow their extreme bias to show through in any video they do that isn't about Sony. Danny's got his head so far up Sony's ass that Shaun gets jealous. Co-presidents of the Sony fan club right there.

theKSMM
theKSMM

Which noob created the overlay that said "8GB GDR5 RAM?"

MovingFusion
MovingFusion

Danny, you crack me up mate. Wish you success state-side.

megakick
megakick

The funny thing is that consoles are practically identical. Same GPU/ APU unlike XBOX 360 and PS3 it is like Sony and Microsoft had a meeting and decided to use similar specs to make it easier for developers to port games.

PS4 has graphic bandwidth advantage but XBOX one has faster GPU and memory.

Microsoft has a better network and OS operating systems.

Xbox One has the advantage of having Windows the most used PC OS.

IMO it will be very close.

But if you want high end graphics go PC.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Lol at the un-boxing video beginning with an advert for XBOne.

Xvault77
Xvault77

How much do the newer and bigger hard drives cost?

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

i would be on another page with the videos..but for some reason i can't get them to play. Hmmmm i think i have an internet bug..

> wii u

Soul4Survivor
Soul4Survivor

@jackiii22e  

PlayStation 4 Hardware Roundup.... and yet the first comment is about Xbone one on a 

jpeezy77
jpeezy77

@bart100 I watched the ifixit dissemble video and it was dual voltage. I plugged mine into 220 and everything is running fine...

rolla020980
rolla020980

@megakick 

Exactly... by the numbers the PS3 was superior in hardware to the 360, but you never saw any real difference in the games.

Bottom line is... buy what you want. You want a graphical powerhouse? Buy a PC. You want good living room fun? Buy a console that has the games you want... or buy them both if you have the cash. Me? I am sitting the fence. Too many 360 games left to play. 

mr_nee
mr_nee

@racerxgundam I think you have adblock browser plugin. Disable it to watch videos. GS doesn't have those hardcore ads all the time anymore

bart100
bart100

@jpeezy77 @bart100 
Thanks mate, I already found out reading the ifixit teardown as well...

Not sure why Sony couldn't confirm this earlier though..