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PS4 specifications - 500 GB hard drive, Dual Shock 4 costs $59

In a press release marking today's E3 press conference, Sony has given a number of new nitty-gritty details regarding the PlayStation 4's hardware, pricing and accessories.

The PlayStation's 4's initial colour scheme is officially called "Jet Black" and launch models are known as the CUH-1000A series.

The console's body has ben engineered to be slim and light, with linear flat form factors. The body is cosmetically divided into four sections, with buttons and disc slot between the four "blocks".

The power indicator glows blue when on, and the sides of the console are slanted to allow easy access to control in either horizontal or vertical position but conceal cables.

At launch, peripherals will include a DualShock 4 Wireless Controller (RRP $59/€59/£54) and PlayStation Camera (US$59/€49/£44) in Jet Black.

While it did not confirm launch line up, Sony said there are 110 games in the works, and the number of developers with plans for the system has increased from 126 to 505. There are 30 titles in the work at 12 first-party studios. Of these, 20 will be available within one year of launch.

Although final specs are subject to change, the console apparently has a 500GV HDD as standard - although some of this will be reserved for system software.

Here's a lovely table with some pertinent and impertinent facts:

    PlayStation 4
  • Product code CUH-1000A series
  • Recommended retail price $399/€ 399/£349
  • Main processor:
    - Single-chip custom processor
    - CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, eight cores
    - GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
  • Memory GDDR5 8GB
  • Storage size 500GB Hard disk drive
  • External dimensions Approx. 275×53×305 mm (width × height × length)
  • Mass Approx. 2.8 kg
  • BD/ DVD drive (read only): BD × 6 CAV, DVD × 8 CAV
  • Input/ Output:
    - Super-Speed USBx (USB 3.0) port × 2
    - AUX port × 1
  • Networking:
    - Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) ×1
    - IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
    - Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
  • AV output:
    - HDMI out port
  • Included:
    - PlayStation 4 system × 1
    - Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK 4) × 1
    - Mono headset × 1
    - AC power cord × 1
    - HDMI cable × 1
    - USB cable × 1
  • Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 (DUALSHOCK 4)
  • Product code CUH-ZCT1
  • Recommended retail price $59/$59/€59/£54
  • External dimensions Approx. 162mm × 52mm × 98mm (width × height × depth)
  • Weight Approx. 210g
  • Keys / switches:
    - PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button
    - Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right)
    - Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
    - R1/L1/R2/L2 button, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3
    button, Pad Button
    - Touch pad 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
    - Motion sensor Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope,
    three-axis accelerometer)
  • Other features Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
  • Ports: USB (Micro B), Extention Port, Stereo Headset Jack
  • Wireless communication Bluetooth® Ver2.1+EDR
  • Battery Type Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Voltage DC3.7V (tentative)
  • Capacity 1000mAh (tentative)
    PlayStation Camera
  • Product code CUH-ZEY1
  • Recommended retail price $59/€49/£44
  • External dimension Approx. 186mm × 27mm × 27mm (width × height × depth)
  • Weight Approx. 183g (tentative)
  • Video pixel (Maximum) 1280 × 800 pixel × 2
  • Video frame rate 1280×800 pixel @ 60fps
  • 640×400 pixel @ 120fps
  • 320×192 pixel @ 240fps
  • Video format RAW, YUV (uncompressed)
  • Lens Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
  • Capture range 30cm~∞
  • Field-of-view 85°
  • Microphone 4 Channel Microphone Array
  • Connection type PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
  • Cable length Approx. 2m (tentative)

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