Sony really stole the show last night when they announced a few key details with the PS4. For one, the console was going to have no sort of DRM for games, meaning that transferring a game to your friend is as simple as, well, handing them the disc. They also revealed that the PS4 would have NO required internet connection, meaning if you want to keep off the grid from day one with your used game you can. Last and not least, Sony revealed that the PS4 was going to sell for $399, 100 dollars less than the Xbox One. It’s safe to say that Sony really won over a lot of gamers last night.
Over the night Sony released some more details about the PS4 and its peripherals. One of the biggest things they revealed is that the PS4 will have a 500 GB hard drive for the system. That will definitely come in handy, though with a marked insistence on buying and downloading digital copies of games this generation you might find that 500 GBs filling up before too long. Hopefully Sony will have support for external hard drives, or even have a way of swapping out a hard drive (though I severely doubt it for the latter).
In other big news Sony also revealed the prices for the DualShock 4 and the PlayStation Camera. Each PS4 will come with its own DualShock 4, of course, but if you want to buy a new one you can pick it up for $59. I’m not gonna lie, I miss the days of $30 controllers, but when you have a lot of the features that controllers have these days it’s not surprising. The PlayStation Camera will also be retailing at $59, but unlike the DualShock it won’t be coming standard with the PS4. I’m sure though that before too long you’ll see bundles popping up with the device.
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