It has been confirmed that PS4 Singapore will be available before December holiday on December 19th for the price of SGD$639, after it is officially launched in USA on 15th November 2013.
You can order the Sony Playstation 4 console from Amazon now as you may need to wait months before there is enough stocks for everyone or if you can’t wait, you can pay a much higher price in the black market. Alternatively, you can also pre-order a local Singapore set.
The PlayStation Entertainment team is preparing a huge surprise for gamers. Namely, Sony company is about to release PlayStation 4 gaming console. By latest information, Sony PlayStation 4 will be definitely released
this year in in December, during the holiday period together with Xbox One.
However, price and design are
still a mystery rumored to be fixed at 399 Euro with a 250GB HDD.
Updated: The PS4 price has officially been confirmed at USD$399 but Sony did not disclose the HDD size.
This works out to be around
SGD$650 SGD$543 inclusive of tax, shipping and handling charges. More pre-order details here.
Sony didn’t unveil design so numerous fans could see what it looks like, the company has revealed some other details related to the console at the E3 press conference, which looks a bit bulky, probably due to the next generation processing engine.
Some online retailers has allow gamers to start pre-ordering the console which is expected to be sold out very soon since Xbox oOne has been priced at a $100 more than PS4 and it could not play used games.
In the first place, PS4 has improved specs by upgrading CPU, RAM and graphics engine. To be more exact, PS4 will be run on 8-core Jaguar AMD CPU and use Radeon graphics engine with 18 compute units. Graphic engine has the capability of 1.84-teraflops. In other words, The engine will be able to render data through the processing speed of nearly two trillion floating operations per single second.
This PS4 will have 8GB of GDDR5 RAM memory and a hard drive storage. It also provides Bluray, Bluetooth and USB ports, WiFi and Ethernet. Storage capacity hasn’t been specified. Although, it’s clearly specified that PS4 won’t use SSD-based memory storage, which is great since SSD is kind of slow when it comes to loading large quantity of data.
Faster Game Speed
Sony promised the PS4 will have reduced lag while accessing the content and it should be a way faster than the previous units or other gaming consoles like Wii. Beside that, it’s nice to hear the PS4 will let you play games as they are being downloaded. Background downloading will minimize waiting time.
Unfortunately, Sony didn’t talk about games a lot. This company so far hasn’t discussed if games from previous consoles (PS1, PS2, PS3) will be playable on the PS4. It is not clearly determined if games will be accessed through digital library or emulation. Although, it seems Sony is about to implement Virtual Console in the system.
DualShock 4 Controller
The Sony PlayStation 4 controller is redesigned and improved as well. It’s known as DualShock 4 controller and is one of the few parts that there are actual pictures of. There are a lot of rumors about features the controller has, but what’s for sure is the controller has touchpad, improved rumble, a “Share” button and a headphone/microphone jack which will accept most standard headphones. Beside that, the controller has a light-up bar which reminds of a transplanted top of a Move wand.
The PS4 (and PS3 for instance) will have a built-in cam, which is also known as Eye. The Eye will be similar to Kinect and it also has a motion control light bar. The Eye combined with Move motion detecting system should be right hit. On a side note, there is no need to order the camera specifically since it will be included in the package.
The mentioned “Share” button will let you scan the last moments of your gameplay and upload these easily or even share through chat. It’s important to mention PS4 will have a built-in social gaming network so gamers can connect and play together, share interesting moments during gameplay or just chat. The new PlayStation 4 comes with a lot of features but there is yet to see how the audience will accept the new console.