PS4 is now Official, DualShock 4 controller and new PS Eye first look

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Sony finally revealed their next generation gaming console last February 20 at Manhattan Center Studios in New York. We watched the announcement live stream that is two hours long but majority of this PlayStation Meeting 2013 is boring.  After months of speculation, it drawn excitement and curiosity to many PlayStation fans. I personally felt a little bit frustrated  by the lack of physical unit design and features reveal. There are some good parts but I recommend to those really interested to watch the event and choose only the highlights instead.

They discussed system next generation feature and specs alongside a new controller called DualShock 4, new PlayStation Eye camera and lots of upcoming games. What I mostly like about this announcement is the all-new-design of DualShock PS controller with touchpad, share button and more, but the biggest changes is the “Share” button that allows players to easily send screenshots and video clips to places such as Ustream, Facebook and PlayStation Network, where fellow gamers can comment and even join your game in new ways.

Dual Shock 4 top view


Sixaxis Dual shock 4


DualShock 4 front


Aside from DualShock 4 PS4 controller, another device that was highlight in the event is the new PlayStation Eye. This next generation Eye features two 1280 x 800 high-sensitive cameras with 85 degree wide-angle lenses. It also has four built-in microphones that promises facial recognition and player positioning and depth sensing to enhance PlayStation Move support.

new PS eye

PS4 Eye sideview

PS4 system specs


PlayStation 4 specification:

Main Processor

  • Single-chip custom processor
  • CPU: Low power x86-64AMD “Jaguar” 8-cores
  • GPU: 1.84 TeraFLOPS AMD Radeon Graphics core Next Engine


  • GDDR5 8GB

Hard Dics Drive

  • Built-in

Optical Drive(Read only)

  • BD6xCAV
  • DVD8xCAV


  • Super-speed (USB ver3.0), AUX


  • Ethernet(10BASE-T,100BASE-TX,1000BASE-T)
  • IEEE802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth®2.1(EDR)

AV Output

  • HDMI
  • Analog-AVout
  • Digital Output(optical)


PS4 Wireless Controller (DualShock 4):

External Dimensions

  • Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)


  • Approx. 210g (tentative)

Key / 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, threeaxis accelerometer)

Other Features

  • Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker


  • USB (Micro B), Extention Port, Stereo Headset Jack

Wireless Communication

  • Bluetooth Ver2.1+EDR


  • Type: Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Voltage: DC3.7V (tentative)
  • Capacity: 1000mAh (tentative)


PlayStation 4 Eye

External Dimension

  • Approx. 186mm x 27mm x 27mm (width x height x depth) (tentative)


  • Approx. 183g (tentative)

Video Pixel

  • (Maximum) 1280 x 800 pixel x 2

Video Frame Rate

  • 1280×800 pixel @ 60fps
  • 640×400 pixel @ 120fps
  • 320×192 pixel @ 240fps

Video Format

  • RAW, YUV (uncompressed)


  • Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus

Capture Range

  • 30cm??


  • 85°


  • 4 Channel Microphone Array

Connection Type

  • PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)

Cable Length

  • Approx. 2m (tentative)

*Specifications are subject to change without notice


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