PlayStation 4

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The PlayStation 4 (officially abbreviated as PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.wikipedia
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The PlayStation 4 (officially abbreviated as PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
For home video game consoles, the eighth generation began on November 18, 2012, with the release of the Wii U, and continued with the release of the PlayStation 4 on November 15, 2013, and the Xbox One on November 22, 2013.

Xbox One

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It competes with Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii U and Switch.
The Xbox One mainly competes against Sony's PlayStation 4 and Nintendo's Wii U and Switch.

Wii U

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It competes with Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii U and Switch.
Released in November 2012, it is the first eighth-generation video game console and competed with Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4.

PlayStation 3

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Announced as the successor to the PlayStation 3 in February 2013, it was launched on November 15 in North America, November 29 in Europe, South America and Australia, and on February 22, 2014, in Japan.
Its successor, the PlayStation 4, was released later in November 2013.

Sony Interactive Entertainment

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The PlayStation 4 (officially abbreviated as PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
A press release was published on August 20, 2013, announcing the release date of the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console.

Nintendo Switch

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It competes with Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii U and Switch.
As an eighth-generation console, the Nintendo Switch competes with Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4.

Remote Play

The PlayStation 4 places an increased emphasis on social interaction and integration with other devices and services, including the ability to play games off-console on PlayStation Vita and other supported devices ("Remote Play"), the ability to stream gameplay online or to friends, with them controlling gameplay remotely ("Share Play").
Remote Play is a feature of Sony video game consoles that allows the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 to transmit its video and audio output to another device; previously this could only be a PlayStation Portable or PlayStation Vita.

PlayStation Vita

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The PlayStation 4 places an increased emphasis on social interaction and integration with other devices and services, including the ability to play games off-console on PlayStation Vita and other supported devices ("Remote Play"), the ability to stream gameplay online or to friends, with them controlling gameplay remotely ("Share Play").
In the platform's later years, Sony also promoted the PlayStation Vita's ability to work in conjunction with its other gaming products, notably the ability to play PlayStation 4 games on it through the process of Remote Play, similar to the Wii U's function of Off-TV Play.

E3 2013

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The design of the console was unveiled in June at E3 2013, and the initial recommended retail prices of $399 (NA), €399 (Europe), and £349 (UK) given.
The main highlights included details of two major next-generation consoles, Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4, as well as Nintendo's unveilings of Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Home video game console

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The PlayStation 4 (officially abbreviated as PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
The PlayStation 4 is Sony's eighth generation console, featuring a "share" button to stream video game content between devices, released on November 15, 2013.

Mark Cerny

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According to lead architect Mark Cerny, development of Sony's fourth video game console began as early as 2008.
In the mid 2010s, Cerny served as the lead architect and producer of Sony's PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita video game consoles.

Jaguar (microarchitecture)

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The CPU consists of two 28 nm quad-core Jaguar modules totaling 8 x86-64 cores, 7 of which are available for game developers to use.
Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One use chips based on the Jaguar microarchitecture, with more powerful GPUs than AMD sells in its own commercially available Jaguar APUs.

4K resolution

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The console also supports HDR10 High-dynamic-range video and playback of 4K resolution multimedia.
On November 10, 2016 Sony released the PlayStation 4 Pro, which supports 4K streaming and gaming, though many games use checkerboard rendering or are upscaled 4K.

PlayStation Camera

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An LED "light bar" was additionally added to the front of the controller; it is designed to allow the PlayStation Camera accessory to further track its motion, but can also be used to provide visual effects and feedback within games (such as, for instance, reflecting a player's low health by turning red).
The PlayStation Camera is a motion sensor and camera accessory for the PlayStation 4, developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

Zlib

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The console features a hardware on-the-fly zlib decompression module.
It has also been used in gaming consoles such as the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

PlayStation Move

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An exception are the PlayStation Move motion controllers originally released for PS3, which are officially supported for use with the PlayStation Camera.
Initially released in 2009 for use with the PlayStation 3 video game console, its compatibility was later expanded to its successor, the PlayStation 4, in 2013, and its PlayStation VR platform in 2016.

High-dynamic-range video

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The console also supports HDR10 High-dynamic-range video and playback of 4K resolution multimedia.
HDR10 is an open standard supported by a wide variety of companies, which include monitor and TV manufacturers such as Dell, LG, Samsung, Sharp, VU, Sony, and Vizio, as well as Sony Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft and Apple which support HDR10 on their PlayStation 4, Xbox One video game console and Apple TV platforms, respectively.

FreeBSD

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The PlayStation 4's operating system is called "Orbis OS", based upon a customized FreeBSD 9.
Due to its licensing, much of FreeBSD's codebase has become an integral part of other operating systems, such as Apple's Darwin (the basis for macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS), FreeNAS (an open-source NAS/SAN operating system), and the system software for Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Xbox

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The PlayStation Camera is an optional motion sensor and camera for the PlayStation 4, similar to Kinect on Xbox.
The Xbox One competes with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Nintendo's Wii U and Switch as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles.

Advanced Micro Devices

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Moving away from the more complex Cell microarchitecture of its predecessor, the console features an AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) built upon the x86-64 architecture, which can theoretically peak at 1.84 teraflops; AMD stated that it was the "most powerful" APU it had developed to date.
Jaguar and its derivates would go on to be used in the custom APUs of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X.

Blu-ray

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Its read-only optical drive is capable of reading Blu-ray Discs at speeds of up to three times that of its predecessor.
The main application of Blu-ray is as a medium for video material such as feature films and for the physical distribution of video games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Bungie

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In designing the system, Sony worked with software developer Bungie, who offered their input on the controller and how to make it better for shooting games.
On February 2013, Bungie announced Destiny, which launched for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One platforms on September 9, 2014.

USB flash drive

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Playing a CD is unsupported, but custom music and video files can be played from DLNA servers and USB drives using the Media Player app.
USB drives with USB 2.0 support can store more data and transfer faster than much larger optical disc drives like CD-RW or DVD-RW drives and can be read by many other systems such as the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, DVD players, automobile entertainment systems, and in a number of handheld devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, though the electronically similar SD card is better suited for those devices.

PlayStation Store

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The PlayStation 4 allows users to access a variety of free and premium PlayStation Network (PSN) services, including the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus subscription service, PlayStation Music powered by Spotify, and the PlayStation Video subscription service, which allows owners to rent or buy TV shows and films à la carte.
The PlayStation Store (also abbreviated as PS Store) is a digital media store available to users of Sony's PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable game consoles via the PlayStation Network.

Virtual reality headset

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PlayStation VR is a virtual reality system for PlayStation 4; it consists of a headset, which features a 1080p display panel, LED lights on the headset that are used by PlayStation Camera to track its motion, and a control box that processes 3D audio effects, as well as video output to the external display (either simulcasting the player's VR perspective, or providing an asymmetrical secondary perspective).
In March 2014, Sony demonstrated a prototype headset for PlayStation 4, which was later named PlayStation VR.