PS4 can be turned on remotely

Sony says when users buy titles through smartphone app, PlayStation 4 will automatically wake up to initiate downloads.

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The PlayStation 4 can be turned on remotely via the Playstation smartphone app to begin content downloads, Sony has confirmed.

Sony's president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida announced the news on Twitter recently.

The PS4 launches November 15 in North America, November 29 in Europe, and in 32 countries in all by the end of the year.

Sony also confirmed this week that the PS4 will support cross-platform party chat between the next-generation console and the PlayStation Vita.

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